News of Record, Jan 22, 2014

Two arrested on drug charges

POCAHONTAS – Two people are facing drug and alcohol charges after being pulled over by a Pocahontas County sheriff’s deputy.

The arrests came Friday night after a deputy saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road, according to a press release from the Pocahontas County sheriff’s office.

The deputy pulled over the car and began questioning the driver, Aaron Goeders, 37, of Pocahontas.

During questioning, the deputy noticed the smell of alcohol and burnt marijuana coming from the car. When deputies searched the vehicle, they allegedly found marijuana, open containers of alcohol and drug paraphernalia.

Goeders was charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense, possession of marijuana, third offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open container of alcohol.

His passenger, Amber Baas, 31, of Pocahontas, was also charged with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol.

Both Goeders and Baas have been released from the Pocahontas County Jail.

Coon Rapids man facing drug charges

POCAHONTAS – What started as an investigation into a traffic accident led to deputies in Pocahontas County arresting a man on drug charges.

On Saturday, Jan. 18, deputies were sent to 530th Street, just west of Pocahontas, for a report about a car in the ditch. When deputies arrived, they found a man, identified as Kevin D. Olson, 46, of Coon Rapids, standing next to the car, according to a press release from the Pocahontas County sheriff’s office.

As deputies questioned Olson, who denied being the car’s driver, they discovered he had a white powdery substance on him, which was believed to be methamphetamine.

Olson was arrested on one count of possession of methamphetamine and taken to the Pocahontas County Jail.

Once in the jail, the press release said even more meth was found on Olson. This led to him being charged with possessing and introducing contraband into a jail. He’s also been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Olson is being held in the Pocahontas County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.




BRINKMAN – Jessi Miller and Josh Brinkman, Webster City, a girl, Madison Nikole, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Grandparents are Tina Blythe, Eagle Grove, Rick Miller, Stanhope, Cathy and Eddie Doughty, Stanhope, and Rob Brinkman, Webster City. Great-grandparents are Sandy and Larry Miller, Stanhope, Jean and Mike Raske, Radcliffe, Shirley Brinkman, Webster City, Stan and Kathy Blythe and Lois Humes, both of Wyaconda, Mo., and Margrett Groves, Ames.


BENSON – Justin and Jocelyn, Chatfield, Minn., a girl, Miriam Elizabeth, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Grandparents are Kenneth and Marguita Hays, Fort Dodge, James Benson, Hurley, S.D., and Irene Cardwell, Topeka, Kan. Great-grandparents are Viginia Hays, Mesa, Ariz., Donald and Delores Benson, Hurley, S.D., and Robert and Theresa Bieber, Yankton, S.D.

DITSWORTH – Jenny and Chris Ditsworth, Bettendorf, a girl, Carly Elizabeth, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Grandparents are Bob and Nancy Riehl, Fort Dodge, and Tom and Marilyn Ditsworth, Audubon.

Magistrate Court



Possession of drug paraphernalia – Terry L. Beekman, 29, no address provided, $320.

Failure to carry a fishing license – Terry L. Beekman, 29, no address provided, $87.

Fifth-degree theft – Holly Jurgensen, no age or address provided, $320; Shawn Pearson, no age or address provided, $320; Ashley Reynolds, no age or address provided, $320.

Driving under suspension – Jonathan Limbert, no age or address provided, $397.50.

Improper use of registration – Jonathan Limbert, no age or address provided, $335.

No insurance – Jonathan Limbert, no age or address provided, $302.50.

Police Log



Iowa Central Community College and Wahkonsa Manor each reported trespassing.

Kohl’s and Lacy Sundine each reported a theft.

Speedee Car Wash reported criminal mischief.


Greg Gilley reported a theft and credit card fraud.

Joyce Moretz reported criminal mischief.

Mary Eastman reported identity theft.