Friday, May 17, 2013
Police Blotter from May 13 to May 17.
A 25-year-old Ames man has been charged with third-degree sex abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor for an alleged ongoing relationship he had with a 14 to 15-year-old girl in 2012. Craig Maggard, of North Oak Avenue, was arrested on the charges Thursday evening, police said. Police spoke with the girl in the summer of 2012 and she admitted to performing sex acts with Maggard and told police that she believed they were in a relationship, criminal complaints said. As part of the investigation, police seized Maggard's cell phone and found a topless photo of the girl, according to complaints. Maggard was charged with third-degree sex abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor. The third-degree sex abuse charge is a Class C felony, punishable…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
James Choate who has been accused of leading Ames police and Story County sheriff deputies on vehicle chases in April and May is expected to be arraigned on charges related to both chases near the end of May.
The 37-year-old man, who Ames police believe led them on a chase in a stolen truck on April 24, and was arrested in Nevada on May 1 after an alleged hour-long chase through and around Nevada, struck an Iowa State Patrol car during the second chase, according to criminal complaints. James Choate faces charges of eluding, a Class D felony; two counts of driving while barred, two counts of second-degree theft, a Class D felony; interference with official acts, reckless driving and a number of traffic violations and a second charge of eluding from both chases. Class D felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison. Choate will be arraigned on the charges from both the Story County Sheriff and Ames Police May 28 according to court …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police Blotter May 10 to May 13.
Two Ames residents were charged with delivery of marijuana and conspiracy with intent to deliver marijuana Monday. Both Vyagales Shaw, 22, of Billy Sunday Road, and Michele Harris, 20, Coconino Road, face felony charges after an ongoing investigation, according to complaints. Harris was charged with delivery of marijuana for the sale 15 grams of marijuana to another on May 6 and conspiracy to deliver marijuana for the sale of 3.5 grams of marijuana on May 10, according to criminal complaints. Shaw was charged with delivery of marijuana for the sale of 3.5 grams of marijuana on May 10 and conspiracy to deliver marijuana for the sale of 15 grams of marijuana to another on May 6, according to complaints. Both the delivery and the conspiracy …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police blotter May 5 to May 10.
The below information was provided by the Ames Police Department. An arrest doesn't indicate a conviction. To see other charges search for police blotter. May 5 Andrew Brown, 19, E. Lincoln Way, was charged with contempt of court at 9:25 p.m. Lorrie Brown, 46, Lincoln Way, was charged with driving while revoked and failure to prove security against liability at 11:30 a.m. William Coates, 40, Caroll Ave., was charged with possession of a controlled substance at 2:30 a.m. Nathan Filloon, 23, Steinbeck Street, was charged with public intoxication at 2:06 a.m. Gary Kintigh, 32, Polaris Drive, was charged with a parole violation at 8:05 a.m. Christopher Ostheimer, 24, Steinbeck Street, was charged with public intoxication at 2:06 a.m. May 6 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sgt. Mike Arkovich accepts Outstanding Public Official Award at Iowa Corrections Association Conference.
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Friday, May 10
From a Press Release Members of the Ames Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods Team received the Outstanding Public Official Award Thursday at the Iowa Corrections Association Conference in Ames. The Safe Neighborhood's Team was formed by the department in 2011 to build positive relationships with the community and neighborhoods. The team focuses on problem solving and quality of life issues in high call volume areas. The team strives to intervene early and work with others to creatively solve many types of problems, said Ames Police CMDR. Geoff Huff. Sgt. Howard Snider who died in a tragic accident in 2012 created and directed the team, and the award is a testament to his legacy, according to the release. Sgt. Mike Arkovich, the team's …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police will conduct a stepped up traffic enforcement on Friday.
Be sure to drive sober, obey the speed limit and wear a seatbelt in Ames on Friday. The Ames Police Department has planned a special traffic enforcement for that day and will be looking for driver's operating under the influence, speed violations and seat belt violations, according to a release from the Ames Police Department. The special patrol is paid for though a grant from the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ames police began their search for Joshua Don Daniels when he didn't come back to the Curt Forbes Residential facility.
Some Iowa State University students were awakened early Tuesday by the university's emergency alert system which advised them about a man seen walking into Pammel Woods carrying a big stick. Ames Police have been searching for that man, Joshua Don Daniels, who is a resident of the Curt Forbes Residential Facility. Daniels was reported missing Tuesday. The ISU Alert system sent a message out about 4:24 a.m., according to the Iowa State Daily. An old photo of him was also tweeted by the Ames Police Tuesday. See it here. The Ames Tribune reported that Daniels is serving time at the facility for a third-degree burglary charge out of Boone County. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department at 239-5317 or 239-5133 or the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police blotter April 30 to May 2.
The below information was provided by the Ames Police Department. An arrest doesn't indicate a conviction. To see other charges search for police blotter. April 30 Jeremy Gervais, 22, Deerfield, FLA; was charged with public intoxication, second offense; at 11:40 p.m. at 119 Main Street. Joseph Gervais, 25, Fort Pierce, FLA; was charged with public intoxication at 11:40 p.m. at 119 Main Street. Randy Silverthorn, 52, Sherman Avenue, was charged with fifth-degree theft, shoplifting; and failure to appear at 8:55 a.m. at 620 Lincoln Way. May 1 James Lee Choate, 37, homeless, was charged with second-degree theft, motor vehicle; interference with official acts, reckless driving, driving while barred and eluding at the Story County Jail. May 2…
Friday, May 3, 2013
An elementary school was locked down as a precaution this morning as Ames police pursued a man and ultimately found him in a closet of an Ames home.
Updated May 3, 2013 Fellows Elementary School was locked down for a short period of time Friday as Ames Police pursued a man, Ames police have confirmed. Ames police began chasing a man in a car about 9:30 a.m. near Bloomington Road. He stopped near 24th Street and Pierce Avenue, just down the road from Fellows and fled on foot, police said. Ames police requested that the school be placed on lockdown as a precaution. Ames Police CMDR. Geoff Huff said they told the school that they were pursuing a guy on foot in the general area and didn't want him to enter the building. Thanks to the weather, police were able to follow the man's footprints in the snow and found him trying to hide in a closet of a home on Northwestern Avenue that was not …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
James Choate led police and sheriff deputies on an hour-long chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour, the Story County Sheriff said.
UPDATED 3:20 p.m. May 1, 2013 The 37-year-old man, who Ames police believe led them on a chase in a stolen truck on April 24, was captured early Wednesday after an hour-long chase through and around Nevada, according to the Story County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Deputies said James Choate was seen driving another stolen vehicle, a Mercury Mountaineer, through Nevada about 3:46 a.m. on Wednesday, and wouldn't stop when Story County Sheriff deputies tried to pull him over. Choate led deputies on a chase 10 miles north of Nevada and back before he hit a van parked in an alleyway, according to a news release. When Choate tried to escape on foot, a deputy hit him with a taser, the release said. “He was a menace and needed to be taken into …