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News of Record: Nov. 14, 2012

November 14, 2012
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Magistrate Court



Driving under suspension - Thomas R. Meckler, 49, 724 Seventh Ave. N., $397.50 and 10 days in jail suspended.

Failure to appear - Thomas R. Meckler, 49, 724 Seventh Ave. N., $60 and 10 days in jail suspended.

Failure to pay child support - Eric L. Espinoza, 41, 1615 Fourth Ave. S., sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft - Justin C. Baker, 23, 1530 1/2 Second Ave. N., $320; Eric D. Dencklau, 30, 1310 Second Ave. N., $320.

Operating while intoxicated, first offense - Walter H. Schoenfeld, 59, 602 S. 12th St., sent to District Court.

Failure to maintain control - Walter H. Schoenfeld, 59, 602 S. 12th St., continued 180 days.

Public intoxication, habitual - Sean T. Cerwick, 26, Dakota City, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 18.

Public intoxication - Jared Conroy, 19, 2265 Fourth Ave. N., $195.

No insurance - Connie Thielen, 38, 825 Ave. C, case dismissed, fined $60 in court costs.

Failure to yield upon left turn - Donna Sanchez, 48, 629 Central Ave., No. 407, trial set for Dec. 5.

Police Log



Three people each reported an assault.

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.

Olga Padilla reported criminal mischief.

Sears reported a theft.

TJ Bockhoven reported a burglary.


Cortez Yancy, Nick Pugh, Elijah Carlson and Brad Janson each reported a burglary.

Two people each reported an assault.

Steven Gerdes and John Jones each reported a theft.

A person reported sexual abuse.

John Garton, David Beshey and Julie Pederson each reported criminal mischief.

A runaway was reported.


Two people each reported an assault.

Walmart, Dianne Smith and Sam Moser each reported a theft.

Cassandra Carpenter reported a burglary.


A person reported harassment.

Industry Marketing Solutions and Walmart each reported a theft.

Garret Armstrong reported a theft and criminal mischief.

Laurens man faces drug charges

LAURENS - A Laurens man is facing drug charges after a search warrant was conducted on his property.

Kyan Grindley, 33, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a statement from the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office, deputies and officers with the Laurens Police Department searched the home at 114 E. Main St. on Nov. 2. Investigators found both marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, which was where Grindley lived, though he was not home at the time.

Grindley was later arrested on the charges.

He was released from jail after posting at $1,300 bond.



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