Potentially deadly situation ends with no one hurt…
Thanks to Faribault police officers’ actions. Police Chief Andy Bohlen said it “was a very scary situation”. He explained that a Sgt. stopped a vehicle with SD plates for an equipment violation (no tail lights). The driver was, “obviously acting impaired, very verbally combative, did not want to cooperate with law enforcement”. He continued, “at one point was reaching around in the back seat. Officers were finally able to get control of that person and within the backseat, within reach, was a sawed off shotgun”. He said they don’t know if the suspects were going to try to use it on the officers but they, “certainly weren’t acting appropriate”. They’re still doing some
more “digging” into the shotgun. The incident took place very early Sunday morning. 30 year old Ramiro Daniel Izaguirre of Texas is charged with possession of a prohibited shotgun, 3rd degree refusal to submit to breath test and 4th degree DWI. The most serious charges carries a maximum 5 year prison sentence. Bail has been set at $40,000 with conditions. His passenger, 19 year old Ryan Lee Rios said he had just purchased the vehicle from Izaguirre and had no insurance. His blood alcohol level tested at nearly twice the legal limit. He’s also charged with possession of a prohibited shotgun and underage drinking. Rios bail is set at $2,000 with conditions. Officers found 2 gatorade bottles filled with alcohol. Bohlen added that it was very good work by Officers Adam Marvin and Ben Johns on their tactical work as well. “We’re grateful nobody was hurt”. Izaguirre and Rios remain in the Rice Co jail. Initial court appearances are scheduled for September 26th.
Barn a total loss
The Faribault Fire Department, Rice Co. Sheriffs Department, and North Ambulance responded to a barn fire last night at about 10 o’clock. Fire Chief Dusty Dienst said they arrived to find a fully engulfed old style dairy barn. Kenyon Fire and Medford Fire were called to assist with our water supply. No one was hurt and no animals were housed in the barn. The barn is a total loss. The cause is undetermined and foul play is not suspected. The fire was at 6547 220th street E. in Walcott Township.
Hefty prelim levy set in Dundas but…
Dundas Council approved their preliminary levy last night. It’s steep at 12%. However, Dundas Administrator John McCarthy said that with the decertifying of two TIF Districts, it will increase their tax capacity substantially so that means a substantial decrease in taxes by 8%. McCarthy said the operating budget will increase slightly by $20,000. A quarter of that is the development of a fire district. They’re also looking at a few one time expenditures including going electronic for council members. I’ll have more on the TIF Districts decertification coming up tomorrow.
Nfld Council holds work session on 2017 budget, CIP and CEP
The Northfield City Council meets for a work session tonight. On the agenda is a review of the 2017 Capital Improvement and Capital Equipment Plans with a Public Works presentation, a review of the Enterprise Fund and the preliminary budget and levy for 2017. Administrator Martig will be in studio at 7:20 tomorrow morning with a recap. He is filling in for Mayor Graham during the election season.
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