Monday, April 19, 2021

Denison Police Reporting Arrests For Possession, Assault Plus Trio of Traffic Accidents

The Denison Police Department is reporting two arrests and a trio of traffic accidents from this past week.

The most recent arrest happened at around 10 a.m. on Friday when officers took Timothy Sigler Jr. of Harlan into custody. Authorities charged the 38-year-old male with possession of a controlled substance which was identified as methamphetamine in the report.

The other arrest took place at just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday when police apprehended Jodie Schiernbeck of Denison in the parking lot of East End Apartments. The public release states that they cited the 58-year-old female for simple assault and fifth degree criminal mischief.

The most recent traffic incident occurred at just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of 18th Street and Broadway. The report states that 18-year-old Angel Medrano of Denison was heading north and trying to cross Broadway in a 2007 Toyota Camry. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic driven by 41-year-old Norma Perez of Denison was traveling eastbound on Broadway. The Camry struck the Sonic on the rear passenger side. Medrano later stated that he looked but did not see Perez coming towards him and admitted that the accident was his fault. Medrano also received a verbal warning for driving with only an instruction permit along with a citation for failure to yield to the right of way. The Camry and Sonic were both driven away from the scene with $1,500 in damages estimated for each vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The second accident happened at just after 3 p.m. on Thursday near Highway 30 and 4th Avenue South. The public release says the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by 88-year-old Leonard Ahrenholtz of Denison was traveling east on 30 and making a left hand turn on 11th Street. The document states that Ahrenholtz did not see the 2019 Toyota Sienna minivan traveling west with 41-year-old Sara Skinner of Westside behind the wheel. The van struck the right front wheel area of the pickup. Ahrenholtz was cited for making an improper turn at the intersection. Repair cost estimates totaled $5,500 with $3,000 of that applying to the damaged pickup.

The third and final crash took place at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the U.S. Highway 59 junction with Iowa 39 over by McDonald's. Police say that 60-year-old Diana Huffman and 20-year-old Chloe Bandow, both of Manilla, were driving southbound on 39. Huffman's 2015 Chevrolet Traverse rear-ended Bandow's 2008 Chevrolet Impala while they were approaching the 59 intersection. The estimated damages add up to $4,500 and that includes $3,000 for the Impala. No injuries were reported.

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