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What is the Horrible Hundred?
For the past six years, the Humane Society of the United States has published a list of 100 problem puppy mills and dog sellers.
With 23 problem dealers, Missouri ranks worst on the list, followed by Ohio with 13. Iowa is third on the list, with 10 dealers.
Iowa breeder Gary Felts, Black Diamond Kennel, Kingsley, was shut down since the publication of the Humane Society’s last report. Felts appeared in all five previous reports.
However, the Humane Society said each problematic kennel that has shut down has been replaced by a new one on the Horrible Hundred list.
“Over the 12 month period since we published our last report, USDA inspectors have continued to find conditions just as horrific as those in our prior reports, including dogs with open wounds, emaciated dogs with their ribs and spines showing, and dogs with moldy food, dirty water and filthy cages,” the report said.
The Humane Society continues to advocate for stronger animal cruelty laws across the nation.
“There is no shortage of candidates,” the Humane Society noted in its report. “In fact, there will be no end to puppy mills until laws are stronger, until swift enforcement becomes the rule instead of the exception, and until the public refuses to buy puppies from pet stores, online sites or other sources that don’t allow them to meet the breeder of their puppy.”
Information listed in this report is provided by the Humane Society and USDA inspection reports.
Repeat offender: Helene Hamrick, Wolf Point Kennel, Ackworth
Third time on Horrible Hundred list
Name withheld by USDA, believed to be Helene Hamrick.
Dogs had live maggots crawling in their food; dog’s feet were falling through gridded flooring; licensee received prior official warning from USDA.
During a June 2017 visit, a USDA inspector found contaminated food in at least three of the feeders at Wolf Point Kennel, including “live maggots, live beetle larvae, skins of larvae that had pupated, and at least one live adult beetle.”
The inspector also found three different repeat violations in February 2017, including a repeat violation for expired medication, a housing violation and a violation for a shih tzu whose feet were repeatedly falling through “Tenderfoot” flooring, a type of gridded flooring which can entrap and injure paws.
Wolf Point Kennel’s Helene Hamrick appeared in our 2016 Horrible Hundred report due to a Jan. 14, 2016, Official Warning for Violation of Federal Regulations received from USDA for violating the Animal Welfare Act regulations related to a repeated failure to let inspectors in the kennel and veterinary care violations.
Inspectors visited Wolf Point Kennel nine times between December 2013 and December 2015, but were only given access to the kennel four times out of the nine visits, a significant repeat violation of the Animal Welfare Act. “No access” violations are a significant concern because inspectors can go many months or even years with no ability to check on the welfare of the dogs.
During most of the visits that inspectors were able to complete, violations were found. Issues found in 2015 included a shih tzu with eye and dental issues and a “red lumpy swelling” in his mouth (July 2015), a bichon with signs of advanced dental disease (July 2015), a bichon with “thick, dense areas of matted hair” along his body and “green discharge” on his eye, and two other dogs who were so severely matted that they had balls of densely matted hair dangling off their bodies (February 2015).
In February 2016, four dogs were found in need of medical care, according to inspection reports.
USDA No. 42-A-0124; IA No. 149.
Name withheld by USDA, Bloomfield
Licensee didn't notice dead Chihuahua with wound
On Sept. 12, 2017, a USDA inspector found “a deceased female Chihuahua” in the outdoor section of a kennel in Bloomfield. The dog had apparently gone unnoticed by the licensee.
The inspector wrote, “The dog is located at the end of the enclosure lying on her right side up against the enclosure gate. There is a large, circular open wound in the lower left side of the abdomen directly in front of the left hind leg.
The licensee said this dog tended to have intermittent issues with uterine infections during the time she has been at the facility.” The licensee, when asked, noted he had not specifically checked on the outside portion of the kennel the day before to monitor the dogs in that area.
During the same inspection, two other Chihuahuas were found with severely overgrown nails, and one of the dogs had such severely curved nails that “the dewclaws on both front legs have grown completely around and are nearly touching the back of the digit.”
These problems indicate a significant lack of oversight of the animals at the facility.
USDA license number unknown. Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
Repeat offender: Henry Sommers, Happy Puppys, Cincinnati
Third time on Horrible Hundred list
Yorkie had foot swollen to twice its normal size; puppy had swollen eyelids with yellow discharge; bichon had open wound on her neck.
Since the publication of our last report, the USDA has found repeat violations at an operation we believe is owned by Henry Sommers, who appeared in two of our prior Horrible Hundred reports.
Sommers has repeatedly been found with animals in need of veterinary care and dangerous housing.
In May 2017, the USDA cited Sommers for two different repeat violations –one for a Yorkie who had a large area of missing fur and thinning hair, and one for unsafe housing which contained large gaps that could injure the dogs.
In February 2017, Sommers was cited for a “Direct, Repeat” violation, one of the most severe kinds of violations the USDA can find, after an inspector found multiple dogs with veterinary issues.
The issues included: a Yorkshire terrier with hair loss and brown, scabby skin; another Yorkie who could not put weight on her leg and whose “entire foot(was) swollen to approximately twice its normal size;” a Maltese puppy who had swollen eyelids with yellow, caked-on discharge; a bichon with an open wound on her neck; and other dogs with evidence of dental infections, matted fur and/or severely overgrown nails.
The licensee was cited with only one “Direct, Repeat” violation, even though multiple dogs were affected.
During the February 2017 inspection, filthy conditions were found, and the licensee was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance, ketamine, that he claimed he was using to sedate dogs for dental cleaning.
However, he did not have clear, written instructions from a veterinarian on the use of the controlled medications, and did not appear to have the type of training that would be required in order to administer controlled substances.
During the time of the February and May 2017 inspections, Henry Sommers was the only USDA licensed breeder in Cincinnati, which is how the Humane Society linked him to his inspection reports even though the USDA had redacted his name and license number from those records.
As of March 2018, he was one of three USDA licensed breeders in Cincinnati.
Consequently, even though the USDA has published reports listing similar violations at a Cincinnati breeding operation in December 2017 and February 2018, the Humane Society was unable to definitively link the December 2017 report and February 2018 report to Sommers due to the USDA’s redactions of names and license numbers from the publicly available reports.
The other two licensed breeders in the same town are David E. Lee and Melvin Miller/Windy Knoll Kennel.
As the Humane Society noted in its previous Horrible Hundred report, Sommers received an official warning from USDA in January 2016 for repeated veterinary care violations, but even after receiving that warning, he was found with sick and injured dogs again and again between late May and November 2016.
On May 23, 2016, a USDA inspector found a puppy who appeared “lifeless and unresponsive” with partially closed eyes and pale gums. The inspector also described her as “weak and limp while being held” and “cold to the touch”—the puppy was in such dire condition that the inspector “stopped the inspection and requested the licensee seek immediate veterinary care for the puppy,” according to the USDA report.
On May 25, the USDA inspector verified that the puppy had been treated, but when federal inspectors returned for another inspection on June 1, the licensee was on the property but refused to allow the inspectors to conduct their review, according to USDA records.
During subsequent visits on June 6, 2016, USDA found four Yorkies with hair loss around their ears, and some had dark crusting and scabs on their ears.
Three dogs had signs of advanced dental disease. A Maltese-Yorkie puppy had “severe crusting” and matting around both eyes, which was so problematic that one of the eyes could not be visualized. The report also notes various unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
Two of the Yorkies with hair loss, crusting and scabs on their ears and some of the dogs with dental disease still had not been treated when the inspector visited again 10 days later.
In addition, USDA inspectors made another attempted visit on June 13, 2016, and were again turned away by residents of the property.
Violations noted in our 2016 report included a very thin Yorkshire terrier whose “shoulder blades, ribs, hip bones and spinal column were easily felt with little body fat covering them,” and who also had significant dental disease and loose teeth (March 2016).
Another Yorkshire terrier had “red abrasions/wounds along her side” and dried blood stuck in her fur (March 2016).
Inspectors also noted moldy food and filthy and unsafe conditions (March 2016).
In January 2016, USDA noted a “strong animal waste odor” so pungent that “one inspector felt a burning sensation in her eyes and the other inspector felt a burning sensation in her throat.”
USDA found multiple dogs in need of veterinary care in 2015, including a Yorkie who was holding up one back foot; the inspector noted the foot was swollen and abraded and that one of the nails had curled all the way around and into the toe pad (November 2015).
In addition, several dogs were found with such advanced dental disease that they had missing teeth and/or could no longer hold their tongues inside their mouths (October 2015); and USDA found a dog with “mucus accumulating below both eyes” and discolorations on the eyes (October 2015).
In September 2014, a USDA inspector found that a veterinarian hadn’t visited the facility since 2012, and a Boston terrier was limping; photographs from the USDA show filthy cages and excessive feces.
USDA No. 42-A-1329.
David Horning, Ionia
Dogs had oozing eyes, missing hair, dental problems
Name withheld by USDA, believed to be David Horning.
Fifteen dogs found in need of care during March 2018 USDA inspection included a dog with a bleeding mouth, a dog with a red and oozing eye, dogs with patches of missing hair and irritated skin, many dogs with dental disease and two dogs with injured feet; USDA listed most of the issues under a single “Direct” violation.
In March 2018, the USDA paid a visit to David Horning’s breeding operation and found multiple dogs with painful-looking veterinary or grooming concerns.
The dogs in need of care included a bichon frise who had significant dental disease and who had blood around her mouth, a cavalier spaniel with an inflamed eye that was “completely red” on the part of the eye that should have been white and that had a cloudy discharge and a Yorkie with an “extensive area of hair loss” and flaky skin.
The inspection report also noted that an English bulldog had an open lesion on her paw, and a shih tzu had reddened skin around her neck and chest, thinning hair and crusty material near her ears.
In addition, several dogs had signs of dental disease, matted fur and/or feces-like material clumped in the fur, severely overgrown nails and other issues.
Altogether, 15 dogs were found in need of care, and 14 of them had issues that needed to be evaluated by a veterinarian, according to the inspection report, yet the USDA cited the breeder with only a single “direct” violation.
A direct violation is one of the most serious violations that a USDA inspector can give, because it indicates an animal was found in need of care in the very near future.
Yet citing Horning with only one violation for 14 injured dogs seems grossly inaccurate.
The facility has approximately 200 dogs and puppies, according to the recent inspection report.
USDA license number unknown. Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
Dean Dekkers, Double D Kennels, Ireton
Dogs had unsafe housing with excessive feces
Dogs with unsafe housing; inadequate space; excessive feces; failure to obtain enough adult staff to care for 90 dogs.
During a state inspection on Nov. 7, 2017, Double D Kennels received only “conditional” approval by the state after it failed to meet a number of basic state requirements, including requirements for sound structures, adequate ventilation, adequate space, adequate waste disposal, as well as a lack of veterinary oversight and other problems.
The inspector also noted that the facility apparently didn’t have enough staff to properly care for all of the 90 dogs and puppies on the property.
The kennel had also received “conditional” approval the prior year for several very similar concerns. After the November 2017 “conditional” inspection, the kennel did pass a follow-up inspection, but not because they hired additional staff; the owners simply told their inspector that their children would be required to help out more.
State No. 106.
Tim Galeazzi, Double G Kennels, Knoxville
Shih tzu, poodle were emaciated, lethargic
Name withheld by USDA, believed to be Tim Galeazzi.
Inspector found emaciated shih tzu nursing six puppies and emaciated poodle who appeared “depressed and lethargic” with little body fat or muscle, puppies on unsafe wire flooring.
In November 2017, a USDA inspector found two severely underweight dogs at Double G Kennels. Both dogs, according to the inspection report, had “an emaciated body condition” with little to no body fat or muscle, and hips, backbone, ribs and shoulder blades that were “prominent and easily felt.”
The underweight dogs were noted as a “direct” violation. In addition, the shih tzu, a female, was found nursing six puppies. Her low body weight potentially put both mother and puppies at risk. The poodle, also a female, appeared “depressed and lethargic,” according to the USDA report.
Neither dog had been evaluated by a veterinarian for their poor body condition.
In addition to the two underweight animals, inspectors found a potential burn risk in some of the enclosures, where four adult dogs and approximately 18 puppies were found near heat lamps that were close enough for them to touch, and 23 puppies were found housed in unsafe enclosures that allowed their feet and legs to pass through the wire flooring—a significant risk for entrapment or injury.
In March 2018, USDA inspectors returned to the operation, and found a repeat violation for another veterinary issue: a Chihuahua was found with “excessively long” nails that were “starting to develop a severe curve.” Overgrown nails, according to the inspection report, could “interfere with the ability of the dog to stand normally and can get caught in the wire cage flooring causing injury to the dog’s foot.”
In addition, the inspector found some dogs in the whelping area who did not have adequate head space.
Double G Kennels holds a USDA Class B dealer license, which means it is licensed to sell puppies bred by others (for example, to pet stores) in addition to puppies raised on its own property.
The operation also sells puppies through its own website and via PuppyFind.com, a website the Humane Society has repeatedly linked to problem puppy mills.
USDA license number unknown; state No. 11164. Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
Name withheld by USDA, Lucas
Dogs needing veterinary care 'disappeared' before next inspection
Inspector found 17 dogs needing veterinary care; 10 of them disappeared before the next inspection.
Dogs had infections and injuries; one “cried out” in pain while being handled.
The USDA has been to visit a facility in Lucas again and again throughout 2017, finding dogs in need of veterinary care repeatedly.
On May 8, 2017, an inspector found no fewer than 17 animals who needed some form of veterinary care, including a dog with an injured foot, dogs with severe dental disease, and issues such as severely impacted, matted fur encasing large parts of the dogs’ bodies.
When the inspector returned two days later on May 10, he noted that some of the animals had been treated, but 10 of the animals who had needed care were “no longer at the facility.” There was no mention in the inspection report of what had happened to the 10 dogs, or whether they were even still alive.
For example, one of the missing dogs was a male Yorkshire terrier that the inspector noted had such bad dental disease that he had a pus-like discharge coming from his gums and under his eye.
The inspector wrote, “There is a hard mass above the upper left cheek teeth that the licensee had not noticed. When the inspector gently pushed on the mass a creamy yellow discharge came out between the eyeball and the lower eye lid.”
Another animal who was missing at the next inspection was a female shih tzu who was so heavily matted that all four of her legs and all four paws were heavily encased in “large, heavy, dense” mats, and matted fur was “tightly bound against the skin” near her ears.
Another dog who disappeared was a male shih tzu with a raw, open wound on his paw.
To the best of the Humane Society's knowledge, there were only two USDA-licensed breeders in Lucas during the time of the inspection: Carol Stroud and Daniel and Evelyn Ryan.
At the same inspection, a male Chihuahua was found with signs of dental infection and was in such discomfort that the inspector wrote: “When the inspector made contact with the dog’s mouth he would pull away and thrash about and the dog cried out while the inspectors were examining the mouth.”
The USDA did not mention any warning or charges related to the fact that dogs in need of medical care had disappeared from the kennel.
The inspectors did make additional visits, and determined that the male Chihuahua and some of the other animals received treatment; however, some of the animals still had not been treated as of a Sept. 26, 2017, follow-up visit – more than four months
USDA license number unknown. Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
Name withheld by USDA, New Sharon
Dogs had advanced dental disease, eye problems, open wounds
Dogs in need of veterinary care included two German shepherds with raw, open wounds; repeat violation for lack of adequate veterinary care.
When a USDA inspector visited a New Sharon breeder in June 2017, he found several dogs in need of veterinary care, including a female dachshund with signs of advanced dental disease, a female miniature pinscher with an eye problem, and two German shepherds with open wounds.
When asked what was being done to treat the German shepherds, the licensee produced a bottle of ointment that had expired almost four years previously, and two other medications that had expired more than a year previously. The dogs had not been taken to a vet.
During a follow-up visit in January 2018, the inspector noted that the four dogs found in need of veterinary care during the June 2017 inspection had been evaluated by a veterinarian, but also noted additional, new issues to be addressed.
These issues were a repeat violation for a Chihuahua with signs of dental infection, and another violation for an excessive build-up of feces that covered several of the outdoor areas of the kennel.
USDA license number unknown. Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
Shaggy Hill Farm, Sioux Center
Nearly 150 dogs, puppies living in 'unacceptable' conditions
Unlicensed kennel; believed to have over 140 dogs, yet failed to let state inspector on property.
In January 2018, a state inspector arrived at Shaggy Hill Farm to inspect the kennel after a prior “consultation” at the unlicensed kennel in August 2017 had found over 100 dogs, plus 43 puppies, and unacceptable conditions.
The facility was not approved for a license at the 2018 visit because the inspector was not allowed in, yet the inspector noted they could hear “multiple dogs barking.” The fact that dogs were still at the kennel is a significant concern because of issues found at the August 2017 “consultation.”
At that visit, state inspectors noted that the building’s structure was not up to code, there was no isolation plan for sick animals, the operation had inadequate records on the dogs, and there were no adequate arrangements with a veterinarian to care for the animals.
The Humane Society of the United States made a call to local authorities about the kennel in February 2018, due to concerns about its unlicensed status and the large number of dogs, but to our knowledge, the dogs are still on the property and authorities expressed to HSUS that they felt no laws were being broken.
Former state ID No. 11102. Photos from inspections were unavailable.
Fox Creek Kennels, aka Iowa Fox Creek Kennels, Unionville
Great Danes were emaciated, water bowls were frozen
Name withheld by USDA; believed to be Fox Creek Kennels aka Iowa Fox Creek Kennels.
Great Danes found in 7 degree weather with their water bowls frozen solid (January 2018); Great Dane found in emaciated condition with ribs and backbone showing.
The USDA has only two licensed dog breeding operations in Unionville, and only one of them is known to specialize in Great Danes and mastiffs: Fox Creek Kennels. Fox Creek Kennels lists only Great Danes and mastiffs for sale on its website, iowafoxcreekkennels.com.
To the best of the Humane Society's knowledge, there were only two USDA-licensed breeders in New Sharon at the time of the inspection: Carol Beyer of Beyer Kennel, and Dennis and Donna Van Wyk of Prairie Lane Kennel.
Due to the USDA redactions, it is not possible to determine which kennel incurred these violations.
USDA inspection reports (with breeder names redacted but with the same city, state and breeds listed as sold by Fox Creek Kennels) indicate that Great Danes have been found in terrible conditions at the kennel.
For example, on Aug. 28, 2017, a USDA inspector wrote: “Female Great Dane (‘Chelsea,’ microchip No. 7E10227518) has an emaciated body condition. The hips, backbone, ribs and shoulder blades are prominent and easily seen beneath the hair coat and there is little body fat covering the animal.”
Chelsea is one of the breeding females pictured on Fox Creek Kennels’ website (accessed on March 1, 2018). In January 2018, a USDA inspector found Great Danes in outdoor enclosures in 7 degree weather at a Unionville kennel where a majority of the water bowls were completely frozen.
One Great Dane was seen licking the snow and another was seen “licking the ice in the water receptacle,” according to the inspection report. When the inspector told the licensee to give the dogs drinkable water, they drank profusely, according to the report.
In addition, during the same visit, five mastiff puppies were found in a shelter that was far too small for them.
Photos from USDA inspections were unavailable.
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103 odd North Iowa crime stories from 2018: Pasta salad evidence, cigarette robbery, stolen pigs (with mugshots)
103 odd North Iowa crime stories from 2018: Pasta salad evidence, cigarette robbery, stolen pigs (with mugshots)
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MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested after biting a known woman on the nose Monday.
NORTHWOOD | A Northwood woman is accused of stealing $2,600 and damaging property at the Burger King where she was employed near the Diamond J…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is back in custody after allegedly assaulting the Nora Springs police chief at a hospital just eight days after …
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of hitting a woman he knew with a cup during an argument Wednesday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in custody again this month for a probation violation after he allegedly assaulted the Nora Springs police ch…
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman was released from jail after she was accused of stealing keys from a vehicle at Walmart and having a glass pip…
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man who pleaded guilty to hitting a cyclist with his car while high on drugs and is facing underage prostitution cha…
ALDEN | An Alden man awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a child has won a $100,000 lottery prize.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of spitting on a police sergeant in October has been sentenced to jail.
NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.
MASON CITY | An Iowa Falls man has been arrested after a search of his person yielded meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia Sunday, law enfor…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in jail Wednesday after being accused of indecent exposure.
NORTHWOOD | A felony charge has been dismissed against a North Iowa man accused of punching and breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Dia…
MASON CITY | A Manly woman is accused of driving her vehicle through a garage door and slashing a tire on another man’s vehicle in rural Mason City.
ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio | A Forest City man has been charged in Ohio for allegedly trafficking narcotics through two college students and conducti…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of assaulting a person on hospital property said he would not appear for further hearings, according to …
A Tennessee man was arrested Sunday after lying and posing as another man during a traffic stop, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail for parole violations in a previous conviction for child stealing in 2013.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of going on a crime spree that spanned several months, resulting in charges for burglary, theft of ai…
MASON CITY | A woman has been arrested for prostitution after police investigated an Asian massage parlor in Mason City.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman arrested for prostitution at a local massage parlor is also charged with performing sex acts on an undercover …
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman allegedly embezzled more than $32,000 from a Mason City Yes Way convenience store in January, police say.
NEW HAMPTON | An Iowa City man was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement said they clocked his black Ford Mustang traveling 121 mph on the highway.
MASON CITY | A man caught with a stolen bicycle in Mason City is accused of skipping out on a court hearing the following day for another case…
TITONKA | A Mason City man was arrested in Titonka after allegedly assaulting a woman he knew and then throwing her belongings across two counties.
IOWA FALLS | An Oregon man has been arrested after attempting to solicit a woman for sex at an Iowa Falls Pizza Ranch and fighting with office…
CRESCO | A man has been charged in his wife's death and a standoff with police early Thursday in Cresco.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been arrested after allegedly claiming a bag with meth, marijuana and pipes belonged to her 10-year-old da…
MASON CITY | A Plymouth woman has been arrested after trying to kick and bite two nurses early Tuesday morning.
CLEAR LAKE | A Mason City man who was found slumped over in his vehicle at Kwik Star has been arrested for possessing drugs.
MASON CITY - A Clear Lake man is accused of stealing money, a truck and operating while under the influence.
MASON CITY | A Swaledale man detained for an OWI investigation early Monday morning has been charged with possessing meth, cocaine, psychedeli…
CLEAR LAKE | Two people who illegally parked in a handicap space at a Clear Lake gas station early Sunday morning face drug-related charges, a…
NASHUA | A woman and her two brothers have been arrested in connection with a dead dog investigation in Nashua, including one who threatened t…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of stealing air duster from Wal-Mart after being released from jail for running from a sheriff's depu…
MASON CITY | The Mason City Police Department is seeking information about the theft of a cash machine from a Mason City car wash over the weekend.
MASON CITY | An Iowa man charged with harassment threatened to shoot an employee at Mercy Medical Center—North Iowa Tuesday night, court docum…
MASON CITY | A Lone Rock man has been accused of shoplifting at Pure Pleasure.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been charged with two misdemeanor drug-related offenses after law enforcement found meth after a traffic s…
ALGONA | A Lakota woman has been charged with theft after failing to pay for a shower at an Algona truck stop in February.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of breaking windows at a rental property after getting into a fight with his mother.
Editor's note: Prosecutors dropped its case against Marshall and the criminal case was dismissed on Aug. 16, according to court documents prov…
MASON CITY - A Mason City woman has been arrested for threatening two Walmart employees early Tuesday morning.
HANLONTOWN - A Swaledale woman is arrested for meth after avoiding a head on collision with a sheriff’s deputy Thursday night near Hanlontown.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested after he allegedly punched a woman he knew and hit her pet pot belly pig with a golf club Saturday.
MASON CITY | A Cedar Rapids man accused of burglary led Mason City Police on a chase early Wednesday morning that ended with a car crash and f…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of taking a red truck Sunday without the owner's permission returned it after a hit-and-run crash, polic…
MASON CITY - A Mason City woman was arrested for criminal trespass Thursday after loitering in the Burger King parking lot and resisting arres…
MASON CITY | A New Hampton man was arrested at KFC earlier this month for meth and interference with official acts.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman arrested Wednesday is accused of confining a person in an apartment and hitting the person with a chair.
GREENE – A convicted sex offender been sentenced to prison on child porn charges.
PLYMOUTH | A Plymouth woman has been arrested for injuring a man she knew with a register vent she threw at him during an argument.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY | The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible assault on I-35 early Tuesday morning.
CLEAR LAKE - A Central Iowa man was arrested for assault at the Surf Ballroom Wednesday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been arrested for destroying shelving, cabinets and a door at Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa in a fit of r…
NORTHWOOD | A Northwood man has been arrested for choking and hitting a woman he knew during an argument over what to watch on TV.
GARNER | A Garner man accused of felony arson allegedly threatened to burn his house down with people in it, court documents say.
GARNER | Christmas cards, a copper cooker, new Asics shoes, checks and gift cards are among some of the items a Leland man is accused of takin…
MASON CITY - Three people from Mason City were arrested Saturday for harassment and criminal mischief after damaging a car and threatening a w…
THORNTON - A Plymouth woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting a male acquaintance.
LAKE MILLS | A man who allegedly stole pigs from a hog confinement near Lake Mills last fall has been arrested on charges of felony first-degr…
NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man has been arrested for a sex offender registry violation and failing to appear in court.
MASON CITY - Two Mason City residents were arrested this week for stealing radiators from a Clear Lake auto business.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of threatening to kill a woman has been arrested again for violating a no-contact order.
MASON CITY - A Mason City man and woman have been arrested for manufacturing between 50 to 100 Iowa and Wisconsin counterfeit driver's licenses.
NORTHWOOD | A Mason City man law enforcement named as a "person of interest" in a stabbing late Saturday in Northwood has turned himself in an…
ORANGE CITY -- An Orange City woman was arrested Thursday by the Sioux County Sheriff's Office after an investigation into the vandalism of a …
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man claims he was defending himself when he swung a baseball bat at another person's head, court documents said.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been arrested for breaking into a home, assaulting a woman, stabbing a man in the throat and later eluding p…
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been charged with domestic abuse after police said she assaulted a man.
MASON CITY | A man wanted for meth, escape and forgery has been arrested by the Mason City Police Department.
GARNER | Rex Ollenburg had just gotten some new surveillance cameras in order to enhance security at Ollenburg Motors off of Highway 18 in Garner.
MASON CITY - A Mason City man is accused of harassing a man who was in Omaha by text message and assaulting him about two weeks later in Mason City.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been in and out of jail throughout the year for allegedly violating no-contact orders and repeated criminal …
CLEAR LAKE | It was a sickening feeling Tuesday morning when a Clear Lake couple discovered the front door to their South Shore business had b…
MASON CITY - As Mason City police investigate reports of suspicious activity, they are urging the public to report it to them, and not just sh…
LAKE MILLS | A Minnesota woman will be arraigned Aug. 24 on a Winnebago County felony stalking charge.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man wanted on domestic abuse charges in central Iowa faces weapons charges after fighting with officers on July 28.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of strangling a woman while trying to get the keys to his gun safe during an argument.
SWALEDALE | A Missouri man faces a misdemeanor charge after he stole a truck in Swaledale, according to law enforcement.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was injured after he struck a car while riding his bike Tuesday afternoon.
CLEAR LAKE - A Thornton woman was arrested for fighting, assaulting a man and pulling off a windshield wiper while intoxicated in Clear Lake.
CLEAR LAKE | A man accused of stealing from a Mason City smoke shop and a Clear Lake gas station was caught with meth and fake money, accordin…
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman accused of being intoxicated at a Mason City care center has additional charges pending for theft from three M…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested twice in one week for strangling a woman and showing up at the police department intoxicated hours …
MASON CITY - A Mason City man was arrested twice in one week for assaulting a woman, public intoxication and fighting with officers.
OSAGE | A Kensett woman arrested for drunk driving near Osage with five children under age 10 in the vehicle will appear in court next month.
NORTHWOOD | A Mason City man was arrested after leading law enforcement on a multi-county high speed chase to the Winnebago County Jail Tuesda…
MASON CITY - A Mason City man was arrested Monday and charged with robbery after allegedly threatening two people and stealing their cigarettes.
MASON CITY | Two men were arrested Monday morning for stealing a lawn mower from Fleet Farm, according to police.
OSAGE | A St. Ansgar woman is accused of drinking alcohol in the emergency room, fighting with law enforcement, breaking a squad car window, b…
INDEPENDENCE – Citing a close-knit community and emojis, attorneys for reality TV star Chris Soules are asking the court to move his trial for…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested for deliberately causing his shower to leak into his neighbor’s apartment causing and throwing a sh…
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of trespassing and causing damage to a property.
NORTHWOOD | A Minnesota woman and a Texas man were arrested Friday after a traffic stop yielded meth and drugs, as well as quarters and parts …
NORTHWOOD | A teacher at Northwood-Kensett Schools and two others were arrested on drug charges Saturday after law enforcement searched a resi…