On August 12, 2011, David Lee Gust, age 28 of Sibley, Iowa, pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a total fine of $1,012.50, the cost of this action, and restitution for any court appointed attorney fees, if any. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of one-hundred eighty (180) days, with all time suspended except for ten (10) days, and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two (2) years. On February 8, 2011, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at David Gust’s residence in Sibley, Iowa. Osceola Deputies located several containers that contained pieces of green leaves of marijuana. Gust was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.
On August 13, 2011, at 9:50pm, Joseph Richard Hazel, age 46 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon, southbound on Hwy 60, northeast Opal Avenue, and struck a deer on the roadway. Hazel’s vehicle sustained approximately $4,500 damage. No injuries were reported.
On August 15, 2011, at 1:45pm, Steven Wayne Boerhave, age 49 of Ashton, Iowa, was driving a Case tractor hauling a gravel trailer eastbound on 250th Street, and attempted to cross a railroad crossing, west of Hwy 60. Boerhave did not see or hear a train before crossing the railroad until the tractor was on the tracks. The Union Pacific train, traveling northbound, struck Boerhave’s gravel trailer, knocking it into the north ditch, onto its top. Boerhave’s tractor and trailer sustained approximately $25,000 damage and was given a citation for Failure to Stop Cargo Vehicles at Railroad Crossing. The Union Pacific locomotive, operated by Darren Raddatz, age 39 of St. James, Minnesota, sustained approximately $20,000 damage. No injuries were reported.
On August 16, 2011, at 1:15pm, Gloria Jean Kruse, age 67 of Sibley, Iowa, was driving a 2000 Dodge van, eastbound on 11th Street West, east of 3rd Avenue West and collided with a legally parked 1998 Dodge Stratus owned by Theresa Helmers, age 52 of Sibley, Iowa. Kruse’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,500 damage and was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. Helmers’ vehicle sustained approximately $1,800 damage. No injuries were reported.
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