Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Denison Police reporting 2 arrests, 3 minor collisions since last Thursday

The Denison Police Department is now reporting a pair of arrests and a trio of motor vehicle accidents since Thursday.

The most recent arrest happened at just after 9 a.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue North. Officers took Fernando Salinas Alberto of Denison into custody after the 27-year-old male violated a no-contact order.

A separate arrest took place at approximately 4:10 p.m. Thursday near 14th Avenue South. Police apprehended Gunner Barton of Cairo, Nebraska and charged the 26-year-old male with 1st Degree Theft after recovering a 2006 Peterbilt stolen from an Odebolt resident.

All charges are allegations and the persons named in a case are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The most recent motor vehicle accident happened at just before 4:30 p.m. near Broadway Elementary School. The responding unit arrived on scene to find the 2011 Buick Lacrosse driven by 72-year-old Marla Franck of Denison in the parking area near 16th. There was minor damage to the front middle of the car. The 2005 Chrysler Town and County piloted by 85-year-old Gertrude Freese was parked near Broadway. The minivan had minor damage to the rear passenger side. Both drivers stated that Franck was headed south down down 16th and Freese was going west on Broadway. Both drivers were unsure if the other stopped fully at the intersection of 16th and Broadway. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. The expected repair cost for the minivan is $1,000 with an estimate of $499 for the Buick.

A second Monday accident happened at just before 4 p.m. The related document indicates that 26-year-old Tyler Weller of Denison was backing a 2019 Ford F150 Supercrew pickup truck onto Urbandale Drive. Weller's Ford struck the driver's side front fender of a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 that was legally parked on the other side of the street. The fender and door of the Dodge were dented while the Ford's bumper was scratched. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. The damage to the Dodge is expected to cost $900 to repair. The Ford will likely cost $500 to fix.

A separate accident occurred on Highway 30 at around noon Thursday. The report states that 29-year-old Dustin Muell of Panama was traveling east on 30 in a 2013 Peterbilt semi truck. It appears that Muell sideswiped a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 at the intersection of 7th Street and Highway 30. Muell later told police that he believes the pickup advanced too far past a yield sign. Muell says he does recall seeing the Dodge at the intersection but did not feel any impact with vehicle. Muell admitted to taking a right turn wide from Highway 59 to 30 to avoid the curb. Muell also claims he stayed in the right lane until the last stop light intersection on the east side of town. The teen driver of the Dodge pickup told police she was traveling east on 30 and she believed Muell did not notice the impact. Muell mentioned she may have been in his blind spot when he initiated the semi's lane change. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. The Ram pickup had a destroyed passenger side mirror but no other damages. The repair is expected to cost $250.

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