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Police/Fire Reports

Accidents

Ryan Allen Samo, 38, of Creston was cited for improper or erratic lane changing after an accident 11:55 a.m. Sunday on North Sumner Avenue.

According to a Creston Police report, Samo was driving a 2019 Chevrolet south on North Sumner Avenue, slowed to turn left into a Casey’s General Store parking lot and attempted to turn left, but did not see a 2014 Chrysler traveling north, driven by Denine Buck of Creston, and their vehicles struck each other on both driver side doors. At the location, there is a double solid yellow line between the north and south bound lanes and Buck had the right-of-way. The roadway was wet from rain. No injuries were reported.

Estimated damage was $3,000 to Buck’s vehicle and $3,000 to Samo’s vehicle.

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No citations were issued after an accident 12:37 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 2 in Mount Ayr.

According to a Ringgold County Sheriff’s report, James Juza of Spencer was driving a 2001 Freight-liner west on Highway 2 when he turned into the east entrance of the Casey’s General Store parking lot and jumped the curb to pull into a gravel parking lot. The trailer tires of the semi hit a light pole.

Estimated damage was $2,000 to the light pole.

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Benjamin Saville, address unknown, was cited for not wearing a seat belt after an accident at approximately midnight Aug. 3 at the intersection of 210th Street and County Highway P68.

According to a Ringgold County Sheriff’s report, as Saville drove a 1999 Chevrolet east on 210th Street, he did not see a stop sign until it was too late, skidded across County Highway P68 and over turned into the east ditch.

Estimated damage was $4,000 to Saville’s vehicle.

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No citations were issued after an accident 5:27 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 34 and North Douglas Street in Afton.

According to a Creston Police report, Timothy Michael Nelson, 15, lead law enforcement on a pursuit in a stolen 2016 Chevrolet. The pursuit started in Creston, before Nelson lead officers east on Highway 34. As Nelson attempted to turn south onto Douglas Street he lost control, went airborne and came to a rest in the ditch. During the chase the vehicle fluctuated between speeds of 60 and 100 miles per hour. Nelson and a 13-year-old male were taken away by air ambulance to Mercy Des Moines and Mercy West.

Estimated damage to the Chevrolet were $40,000

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