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CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS,  ARRESTS and ACCIDENTS


A traffic stop by a Clay County Deputy lands an Okoboji woman in the Clay County Jail on numerous drug charges.

At approximately 0128 hrs, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, a Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation, the Deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and confronted the driver, Asia Re Naye Visocsky, 22, 1301 Lake Shore Drive, Okoboji, Iowa, about the odor. Upon further investigation, marijuana was located and Visocsky was placed under arrest.

Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, approximately 70 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of Psilocybin (shrooms), ˝ gram of Cocaine, 3 dosage units of Hydrocodone and drug paraphernalia were located. Visocsky was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident where she was turned over to jail staff charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, P.C.S.-Cocaine, P.C.S.-Psilocybin, and P.C.S.-Hydrocodone, all Serious Misdemeanors, Possession of Marijuana w/ the Intent to Deliver, a Class “D” Felony, and two counts of a Drug Tax Stamp Violation (Psilocybin) and (Marijuana), both Class “D” Felonies. Visocsky was held to appear before the magistrate on a $5,000.00 cash or surety bond.
DEPUTIES # 21-7
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1200 mile B-24
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 8/22/14 1705

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Liesl Wells Age: 22
Drivers Address: Algona
Vehicle Description: 2003 green subaru outback
Vehicle Damage: $500
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Joshua Seaman Age: 42
Drivers Address: Hartley
Vehicle Description: 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan
Vehicle Damage: $1000
Vehicle Owner: Same

IF ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED….SEE ATTACHED 2ND NEWS RELEASE

INJURIES

Seaman sustained minor injuries

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Wells was traveling east in the 1200 mile of B-24 and drifted into the westbound lane. Seaman was traveling west and observed Wells coming into his lane of traffic. He braked and attempted to steer away but was unable to avoid colliding with Wells. Seaman lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the north ditch. He was transported to the Spencer Hospital. Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Everly rescue, Royal Rescue, and Spencer Hospital.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Wells
Address:
Charge: Driving on wrong side of two lane highwy
Citation issued: XXX
Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 08/22/14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ricardo Cruz-Rodriguez Age: 40
Persons Address: Lakeside, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/22/14 2120
Location of Arrest: Hwy 10 and Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Violation of parole
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met with Buana Vista County and took custody of Cruz. He was wanted on an Iowa Department of Corrections warrant for violation of parole. He was transported to the Clay County Jail where he was booked without incident.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7, 21-9
Date: 08/20/14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Colton Baschke Age: 23
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/20/14
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Harboring a Runaway
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met with Baschke at the Clay County Sheriff's Office when he turned himself in on a Dickinson County warrant for harboring a runaway. He was booked and released on $2,000 bond

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Released on Bond: X
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Hwy 18/ 190th Ave
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 08/21/14 06:28

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Amber Verhelst Age: 30
Drivers Address: Everly, IA
Vehicle Description: 2010 Chevy Traverse
Vehicle Damage: $3000
Vehicle Owner: same as driver

INJURIES

none

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Verhelst was west bound on Hwy 18 in the 1900 mile when a deer ran out in front of her vehicle. She struck the deer with the front end of her vehicle.
DEPUTIES # 21-9, 21-2
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2400 mile of 300th Ave.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 8/19/2014, 16:38

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Steven Loehr Age: 65
Drivers Address: 103 W 16th St. Spencer Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2007 Yamaha
Vehicle Damage: $3000

IF ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED….SEE ATTACHED 2ND NEWS RELEASE

INJURIES

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ACCIDENT DETAILS

On Tuesday August 19, the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a one vehicle accident in the 2400 mile of 300th Ave. On arrival and investigation, deputies learned the driver, Steven Loehr, was traveling west in the 2400 mile of 300th Ave. when he lost control and flipped his motorcycle. Loehr was transported to to Spencer Municipal Hospital and later life flighted. The Clay County Sheriff's Office was asstisted by Fostoria fire and rescue, Spencer EMT and Spencer Police Department.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3100 mile of Hwy 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 8-18-14/ 2333 hrs

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Jessica Petersen Age: 24
Drivers Address: Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2000 Chevy Blazer
Vehicle Damage: $3,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage:
Vehicle Owner:

IF ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED….SEE ATTACHED 2ND NEWS RELEASE

INJURIES

Minor cuts to driver

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling south in the west lane of the 3100 mile of Hwy. 71 and struck a cow that entered the roadway.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 8-17-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jayson Titus Age: 19
Persons Address: Ruthven
Date/Time of Arrest: 8/16/14 1330
Location of Arrest: M-50 and Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: Possession of controlled substane (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. While conducting a vehicle consent search an amount of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was located. Titus was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charged,

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 8-18-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kevin Vail -25, Gabriel Sanculi Age: 37
Persons Address: Vail- Spencer/ Sanculi-Ruthven
Date/Time of Arrest: 8-16-14/ 0215 hrs-Spencer/ Sanculi 0233 hrs
Location of Arrest: 3300 mile of Hwy. 18
Arrest Charge: Vail- Driving While Barred/ Sanculi- Webster County Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Vail had a barred drivers license. Vail was placed under arrest and upon further investigation, it was found the rear passenger, Gabriel Sanculi, had a Webster County warrant for his arrest for violating a pre-trial release by consuming alcohol in a public place (2nd Offense).

Upon confirmation of the warrant, Sanculi was placed under arrest. Upon conducting an impound inventory of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located and was seized. Vail and Sanculi were transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Vail was charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Speeding (83-55), No Insurance, Driving Under Suspension and No Drivers License, all Simple Misdemeanors. Sanculi was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Vail was held to appear before the magistrate and Sanculi was held to appear before the magistrate on the drug paraphernalia charge and was held on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond on the Webster County arrest warrant.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 08/14/14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lucas Carstensen Age: 21
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/14/14 13:33
Location of Arrest: 2305 365th St. Spencer, IA
Arrest Charge: Warrant for failure to appear for arraignment, original charge possession of a controlled substance.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy went to 2305 365th St and located Carstensen and took him into custody on a Clay County warrant. Carstensen was taken to the Clay County Jail and released on a $1000 bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: XXX
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
 

Deputies # 21-7
Date: 8/14/14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jerrica Kang / Kelsey Wolthuis Age: 23
Persons Address: 14 Highway Ave SW Fostoria
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/10/14 1110
Location of Arrest: 14 Highway Ave SW Fostoria
Arrest Charge: 4th degree criminal mischief
Details of Arrest: The Sheriffs Office was notified of damage to property at 204 SW 1st St Fostoria. Damage was caused by a golf cart being driven through landscaping. After a brief investigation Kang and Wolthuis were arrested and transported to the Clay County Sheriffs Office. They were both charged with 4th degree criminal mischief.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: Aug 12 2014

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Complaintant
Address: 2745 1601h Ave Fostoria Iowa 51340
Address of Complaint: same
Date Complaint Reported: 08/12/2014
Date Complaint Occurred: 08/12/2014
Type of Complaint: Assault / Arson
Details of Complaint: Female subject threw gasoline on complaintant, as well as his residence and then attempted to ignite both with a lit cigarette.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Montana Marie Wells Age: 38
Persons Address: 2745 160th Ave Fostoria Iowa 51340
Date/Time of Arrest: 8/13/2014 at 19:00
Location of Arrest: 700 block of Grand Ave Spencer Iowa
Arrest Charge: Warrants for Arson 3rd Degree and Assault both Aggravated Misdemeanors
Details of Arrest: Wells was arrested on warrants of Arson 3rd Degree, and Aggravated Assault, for pouring gasoline on her ex-boyfriend, then pouring gasoline on the outside and inside of the victims residence, and attempted to ignite the ex-boyfriend and his residence with a lit cigarette.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-9
Date: 8-1-14

COMPLAINTS

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Address:
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Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kelli Tech Age: 41
Persons Address: Denison, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 8-1-14/ 0030 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (2nd)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation it was found the driver, Tech, had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Tech performed a series of field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated. Tech was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident and was held to appear before the magistrate charged with O.W.I. (2nd), an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Speeding and Open Container, both Simple Misdemeanors.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 8-1-14

COMPLAINTS

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Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Cecilia Glispy Age: 24
Persons Address: Baltimore, Maryland
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-28-14/ 2008 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1st Ave. and Meadow St. Royal, Iowa
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Glispy didn't have a drivers license. Glispy was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Glispy was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt and No Drivers License, both Simple Misdemeanors. Glispy was held on a $470.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07-30-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tanner Logan Age: 20
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 07-30-14 18:25
Location of Arrest: 200 block of Ocheyedan St, Everly, IA
Arrest Charge: Possession of a controlled substance a serious misdemeanor and drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The Deputy recognized the smell of Marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle. The Deputy located Marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Logan was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail. Logan was held on a $1000 bond and given a traffic citation for speed.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: xxx
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 7/30/14

COMPLAINTS

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Address:
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Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Joshua Haburn Age: 27
Persons Address: 511 E 19th st Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/29/14 0900
Location of Arrest: 511 E 19th St Apt 9
Arrest Charge: Failure to appear original charge of possession of controlled substance 3rd
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy arrived at 511 E 19th St Apt 9 for a warrant check on Haburn. Haburn was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 7/25/14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
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Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Mercedes Hurst Age: 23
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/24/14 0815
Location of Arrest: 3125 W 4th st Spencer
Arrest Charge: Criminal Mischief
Details of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office investigated items missing from a campsite at Scharnberg Park on 07/16/14. A Deputy met with Hurts at the Clay County Jail, where she was being held on an unrelated charge. She was charged with 5th degree criminal mischief.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 7/25/14

COMPLAINTS

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Address:
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Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
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Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Terha Drost Age: 33
Persons Address: Okoboji
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/24/14 0900
Location of Arrest: 3449 145th Ave Everly
Arrest Charge: Public intoxication
Details of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible intoxicated women laying near public bathrooms at Scharnberg Park. Drost was found to be intoxicated and placed under arrest. She was transported to the Clay County Jail where she was charged with public intoxication.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.”