Friday Afternoon News, April 17
Gries Arrested For Possession Of Controlled Substance
(Le Mars) -- An off-duty Sheriff's Deputy happened to notice a vehicle with a driver that he suspected was smoking marijuana. The incident happened on Wednesday evening at about 5:15 p.m. at the 900 block of 4th Avenue Southeast. After speaking with the driver it was determined that in fact he was smoking marijuana from a small glass pipe while driving in Le Mars. 19 year old Skyler Gries was arrested for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with an OWI on the first offense (drug induced intoxication). He was later released after posting bond.
Buena Vista County Authorities Investigate Child's Death
(Storm Lake) -- Buena Vista County Sheriff, Kory Elston, is reporting an investigation has begun after the Communications Center received a 9-1-1 phone call concerning an unconscious and unresponsive infant at an Albert City residence. The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office, Rembrandt First Responders and the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Ambulance were dispatched to the residence where CPR and other lifesaving measures wee administered. The infant, a five month old boy, was later pronounced dead at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. The infant's name is being withheld pending notification of extended family. The cause of the death is being investigated by the Buena Vista Couinty Sheriff's Office and the Buena Vista Couinty Medical Examiner's Office.
Gehlen Catholic To Hold "Fire And Ice" Fundraising Ball
(Le Mars) -- Gehlen Catholic will hold its annual Gehlen Ball on Saturday at the Le Mars Convention Center. This year's theme is Fire and Ice. Co-chair Lori Schuck says the theme was chosen in part because of the two parishes coming together to form one parish.