For the record 4-2-13

Police Dept Report
Accidents—Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 7:55 a.m., April 1, in the intersection of Lincoln and East 7th Street involving vehicles driven by Corey J. Clark and Tabitha M. Kirgis, both of Concordia. No injuries were reported.
Officers arrested Damian Kyle Clancy, 26, Concordia, April 2 at approximately 1:55 a.m. in the 2200 block of Lincoln charging him with Driving While Suspended and Criminal Trespass. Clancy was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Theft—Melissa D. Anderson, Concordia, reported at 10 a.m., April 1 Theft of Property. The theft occurred sometime between March 27 and 29 in the 300 block of East 16th Street.
Accident—Officers investigated a multiple vehicle accident at 8:20 p.m., April 1, in the intersection of East 6th and Lincoln Streets. Vehicles driven by Turner R. McDaniel, Fairmont, Neb., and Hugh Daniel Sands, Fort Shaw, Mont., collided at that location. The McDaniel vehicle then struck two unoccupied vehicles in the 200 block of East 6th Street. McDaniel, 29, was arrested at that location and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Transporting Open Container, Refusal of Preliminary Breath Test, Driving Too Fast for Conditions and Following Too Closely. He was transported to Cloud County Corrections.

Sheriff's Dept. Report
Arrests—Deputies arrested Robert Payne, Hastings, Neb., March 29 on a Cloud County Warrant for seven counts of Giving a Worthless Check. Payne was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Deputies arrested Brock Sallman March 31 for Driving Under the Influence. Sallman was transported to Cloud County Corrections.

NEWS

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SPORTS

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OPINIONS

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In the Mean Time

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