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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of June 27-July 3, 2022

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of June 27-July 3, 2022.All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING July 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING July 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time specific items will be addressed at certain times https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve Minutes 3. 9:15 A.M. Marc Greenlee Land use hearing for Steve and Emma Henry Jr.
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Garrett Wayne Spence of Vinton Charged with Sexual Abuse

It started with a call from Brandon on Tuesday morning at about 12:30 a.m. from Garrett Wayne Spence, 32. Spence had called to report that he was in a wooded area east of Brandon where he had gone to fish, but had gotten lost when it got dark outside. He told police that his phone battery was low, but that he had started a fire. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department responded to the Koutney Pond in the Hoffman Woods area along I-380.

Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life

Today, Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announced two legal actions following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs: Gov. Reynolds will urge the Iowa Supreme Court to rehear Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds (known as PPH IV), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs.  Gov. Reynolds will request that the Iowa courts lift the injunction against enforcement of Iowa’s fetal heartbeat law.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of June 20-26, 2022

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.One Adult Arrest the week of June 20-26, 2022.June 26 Angel Lee Kaplan 24 Van Horne, IAIntrastate Warrant Arrest x 3- Violation of Probation- Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Appear-Assault Causing Serious Injury, Interference With Official ActsZero Juvenile Referrals the week of June 20-26, 2022.
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Libertarian Candidate arrested in Washington D.C.

In January the Libertarian Party of Iowa endorsed Rick Stewart, of Cedar Rapids, as their candidate for Governor. He is running alongside Marco Battaglia, of Des Moines, as his running mate.Stewart founded Frontier Natural Products Co-op in Norway, Iowa but has since retired.In Stewart's announcement in part he said:"I'm running for Iowa Governor because it is time for a governor for all Iowans and not just for members of a particular political party.

Iowa's Attorney General Tom Miller declines to participate in Abortion Case

Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood v. Kim Reynolds, et al: "Our office is withdrawing from the case involving the 24-hour waiting period, or House File 594, for ethical reasons. I have made many clear public statements supporting Roe v. Wade and the rationale that underlies it. Those statements would be inconsistent with what the state would argue in court.

Vendor Publication Report Benton County 06/08/2022 - 06/21/2022

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 6/21/22

June 21, 2022The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman and Bierschenk and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 6/14/22

June 14, 2022The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman and Bierschenk and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.
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