For the record 3-4-13

Police Dept. Report
Hit and run—Jessica Ann Rhudolph, Clyde, reported at 8:15 a.m., March 2, that an unknown vehicle had struck and damaged her legally parked and unattended vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot at The Holiday Inn Express. Damage occurred sometime after 6:30 a.m., Saturday.
Accident—Gregory S. Gennette, Concordia, reported at 11:45 a.m., March 2, that his vehicle had been struck sometime the night before while it was parked in the 700 block of West 8th Street. Marissa E. Workman, Concordia, reported at 1:30 p.m. that she had struck this vehicle earlier in the morning between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.
Theft—Officers responded to the 100 block of East College Drive at 9:10 p.m., March 2, for report of a Shoplifter. Officers cited and released Cody A. Krehbiel, 19, Pretty Prairie, charging him with Theft.
Joshua A. Thoman, 20, Concordia, was cited and released on charges of Theft at approximately 1:50 a.m., March 3, in the 100 block of East College Drive.
Arrest—Officers arrested Joshua J. Peltier, 33, Concordia, in the 400 block of West 13th Street at approximately 1:10 a.m., March 3, charging him with Failure to Signal and Refusal of PBT. Peltier was transported to Cloud County Corrections.

Fire Dept./EMS Report
At 7:57 a.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to 109 E. 2nd and transported one patient to Cloud County Health Center.
At 10:39 a.m., Sunday, Medic-1 responded to Cloud County Health Center and transported one patient to Via Christi in Wichita.
At 5:59 a.m., Monday,  Medic-5 responded to 1500 Key Road and transported one patient to Cloud County Health Center.

 

Sheriff's Dept. Report
Arrests—Deputies arrested Feri Gabarrete, Nebraska, March 1 on a Nebraska Warrant for Sexual Assault With a Minor . Gabarrete was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Deputies arrested Jennifer Knoll, Belleville, March 1 on a Cloud County Warrant for Obstructing Apprehension or Prosecution. Knoll was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Deputies arrested Curtis Thompson, Jewell, March 1 on a Cloud County Warrant for Domestic Battery. Thompson was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Deputies arrested Colton Hubbard, Mankato, March 2 on a Cloud County Warrant for Theft. Hubbard was transported to Cloud County Corrections.

NEWS

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SPORTS

Beloit squeezes out pair of wins over Blues

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OPINIONS

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In the Mean Time

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