On January 22, 2024, at 9:34 AM, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West 6th Street for a two-vehicle accident with no reported injuries. The investigation indicated that a vehicle operated by Lois J. Gordon (84), Darlington, was exiting a private driveway and failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle traveling east on West 6th Street, operated by Kathleen M. Goecks (66), Juda. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages, and the Gordon vehicle was towed. Gordon was cited for failure to yield the right of way when emerging from a driveway and released pending a court appearance.
On January 22, 2024, at 11:26 AM, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident with no reported injuries at 4th Avenue West and 10 1/2 Street. The investigation indicated that a semi tractor/trailer operated by Blaker J. Boeckenstedt (29), La Motte, IA, was traveling north on 4th Avenue West, and was struck by a vehicle traveling east on 10 1/2 Street, operated by Irene A. Chambers (79), Monroe. Chambers reported that she stopped at the stop sign at 4th Avenue West on 10 1/2 street and did not see the semi tractor/trailer. The semi unit sustained moderate damage, and the other vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed. Chambers was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign and released pending a court appearance.