January 14, 2020 at approximately 4:12am, Michael Allen Roth, age 54, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2004 Ford Freestar westbound on Hwy 9. Jose Alejandro Zabala Rodriguez, age 21, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2017 Chevy Express G3500 registered to Annette Perez Kemper of Worthington, MN southbound on Tanager Ave. Zabala Rodriguez failed to obey the stop sign and struck the Freestar in the right rear. The Freestar then spun around and came to rest in the south ditch of Hwy 9. The Express G3500 continued south on Tanager Ave and struck a utility pole in the left front. The Freestar received approximately $5,000 in damage and the Express G3500 received approximately $10,000 in damage. Zabala Rodriguez was issued a citation for Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device.
January 14, 2020, Juan Jose Aguirre Gomez, age 26, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of Driving While Suspended. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $250, a criminal penalty surcharge of thirty-five percent (35%) and the court costs in the amount of $60. Aguirre Gomez was also found guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. The Defendant shall be confined to the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days with all time suspended except for two (2) days minus credit for time served. On this charge the Defendant is ordered to pay a fine of $65, applicable surcharge ($35), and domestic abuse surcharge of $100, court costs of $100
January 13, 2020,at approximately 5:45pm, Logan Phillip Johnson, age 20, of Cresco, IA was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car southbound on Hwy 60 south of 100th St when he lost control due to the icy road conditions. The Lincoln entered the west ditch and overturned causing approximately $2,500 in damage. No injuries were reported. The Bigelow Fire Department assisted at the scene.
January 13, 2020, at approximately 4:15pm, Montchai Lilitanasab, age 62, of Bakersfield, CA was driving a 2011 Freightliner southbound on Hwy 60 north of 200th St and lost control due to the icy road conditions. Lilitanasab then over-corrected the steering wheel causing the semi to jackknife in the center median. The Freightliner received approximately $3,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.
January 12, 2020, Allison Monica Lorenz, age 26, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the crime of Theft in the Fifth Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. The Defendant is assessed a fine of $65.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $22.75, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, court costs and victim restitution in the amount of $133.00.
January 8, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Shaun Michael Arispe, age 29, of Ashton, IA and Heather Lynn Kruger, age 29, of George, IA. Arispe was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and Driving While License Suspended. Kruger was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and is also being held on a Clay County warrant for Violation of Probation. Arispe and Kruger were transported to the Osceola County Jail where they are being held on $5,000 bonds each.