Submitted by Gerry Stoll, Huxley police chief


10/1: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident at the 104 Mile Marker of Interstate 35 northbound. A vehicle operated by a Des Moines man was rearended by a Story City driver, causing approximately $1,500 in total damage. No injuries. Officer received a credit card fraud complaint from a Huxley resident. Three credit card charges that were not made by the credit card owner were made. The card was shut off and investigation is ongoing. Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Fareway parking lot. A vehicle operated by a Huxley woman backed into another parked vehicle, causing approximately $3,000 in total damage. No injuries.


10/2: Officer responded to a domestic altercation at the 500 block of E. Fifth Street. The altercation between a Huxley man and his 31-year-old son was verbal but included the son punching and damaging a window. The father refused charges for Criminal Mischief. Both were separated for the day.


10/3: Officer responded to a single vehicle accident on 560th near Sand Cherry. A vehicle operated by a Huxley man slid off the gravel road and rolled over into the ditch. Damage to the vehicle was total and the driver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Officer cited a Slater driver for a Stop Arm Violation at First and Main. Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 69 and E. Fourth Street. A vehicle operated by a 26-year-old Prairie City man rearended a Slater driver, causing approximately $1,500 in total damage.


10/4: Officer responded to the Ballard Middle School for a report of a vehicle that struck a sign and chain and then left the scene. Only vehicle description was a maroon SUV. Officer responded to a violation of a no contact order at the 300 block of First Street. A warrant was filed for the arrest of a 32-year-old Story City man for Violation of a No Contact order/Contempt of Court.


10/5: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 near the 103 Mile Marker. A vehicle operated by an Omaha man rearended a vehicle operated by a Farley man, causing $1,000 in damage. Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 near the 103 Mile Marker. A vehicle operated by a Des Moines man rearended a vehicle operated by an Indianola man, causing approximately $3,000 in damage.


10/7: Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 69 near the Ballard Plaza. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Ames man, was arrested for OWI. He was transported to the Story County Jail in Nevada. Officer responded to a structure fire at the 300 block of Sycamore Blvd. A Huxley man and Huxley juvenile were trapped inside the home and did not survive.


10/12: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 69 near E. Fifth. A vehicle operated by a Newton man was rearended by a Huxley man, causing approximately $5,000 in total damage.


10/13: Officer responded to a single vehicle accident at a business on the 900 block of Highway 69. A vehicle operated by a Huxley woman struck a light pole, causing approximately $4,500 in damage.


10/17: Officer responded to a domestic altercation at the 100 block of National Drive. The altercation was verbal, and the male half elected to stay at another residence for the remainder of the night. Officer responded to a domestic altercation at the 200 block of Oak Blvd. The altercation was verbal, and the male half elected to stay in his apartment for the remainder of the night. The altercation was at the neighboring apartment. Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 69 near E. Fifth Street. The driver of the vehicle, a 62-year-old Slater man, was suspended from driving. He was cited and released with a court date for Driving Under Suspension.


10/19: Officer received a harassment complaint at the 300 block of Centennial Drive. Contact was made with the other half, a Huxley resident, who agreed to stop the harassing behavior in order to avoid future police attention.


10/20: Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 69 and Oak Blvd. The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old Cambridge woman, was arrested for OWI and transported to the Story County Jail in Nevada. Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident at the 900 block of Ballard Drive. A vehicle operated by a Cambridge man struck two parked vehicles on the street, causing disabling damage to both. No injuries.


10/21: Officer responded to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 35 near the 104 Mile Marker northbound. A single vehicle was cut off by another driver and forced into the ditch, causing approximately $500 in damage.


10/23: Officer issued a stop arm violation citation to an 18-year-old Huxley man for driving past a stopped bus with lights on and stop sign extended at the 300 block of Centennial.


10/24: Officer responded to a three-vehicle accident on Highway 69 near Campus Drive. A vehicle operated by a Huxley man made an emergency stop in response to a vehicle in front of him making an erratic stop. A vehicle behind him also had to stop quickly and the third could not make the stop in time, rearending the second vehicle and pushing it into the first. Total damage for all vehicles is estimated at $12,000.


10/26: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident at the 300 block of Ridgewood. A vehicle operated by an Elm Grove, Wisc., woman struck a parked vehicle owned by an Ames woman while she was attempting to back out of a driveway. Total damage is estimated to be $1,000.


10/27: Officer responded to a domestic altercation at the 200 block of N. Third. The male half of the altercation elected to stay with a friend in Council Bluffs for the time being.


10/28: Officer received a hit-and-run complaint at Monsanto on Highway 210. Surveillance video shows a vehicle striking and damaging a mailbox, then continuing onto the property and in front of the building before leaving. Footage will be submitted to the PD and investigation ongoing at time of monthly report.


10/30: Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 210 near Interstate 35. A vehicle operated by a Cambridge woman struck another vehicle that had pulled onto the road from the off ramp, causing a fair amount of damage.


Special Assignments, Trainings, or Events


10/03: Coffee with a Cop at Double Dipped in Huxley


10/12: Officer was assigned to the Ballard football game


10/13: Officer assisted Iowa State University with a home football game


10/15: Officer attended a 40-hour Field Training Officer Instructor school at Camp Dodge


10/19: Officer was assigned to the Ballard football game


10/23: Three officers received Commendation Letters during the City Council meeting


10/25: Officer attended a Local Road Safety Workshop in Altoona


10/27: Officer was assigned to the Ballard football game


10/29: Officer participated in Ballard Transportation Safety Class


10/31: Officers provided extra patrol for Halloween in both Huxley and Cambridge


Officers had three arrests for the month; two were for OWI, one was for Driving While License Suspended and there was also an arrest warrant filed for a Violation of a no Contact Order. Officers issued 29 citations for traffic violations, gave 59 warnings, received 118 calls for service and had a total of 358 contacts for the month. Officers used 238.5 hours toward investigations, answering calls for service or providing assistance, and gave 474 hours of general patrol.