News: Man arrested after allegedly displaying gun at fight

On November 19, 2014 Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Benton Street at 2:55 a.m. Dispatch advised there was a fight and a gun had been displayed. Officers arrived at 2:57 a.m. The suspect had left the scene in a white truck prior to officers arriving. Officers located the truck in the 300 block of Story Street at 2:59 a.m. and spoke to the suspect who was the driver. The suspect was found to be intoxicated and admitted to possessing and displaying a handgun during the initial fight call.
The suspect was identified as Elias Lamasters, age 25 of New providence, IA. He was charged with:
1. OWI
2. Carrying Weapons
He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.
An arrest or the filing of charges is not an indication of guilt.

News: Police make two burglary arrests last week

On November 17, 2014 the Boone Police Department responded to two separate and unrelated burglaries that were in progress. In the first incident, Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Story Street at 5:17 a.m. Dispatch advised that a female victim called stating the suspect, an ex-boyfriend, had broken down the door to her residence. He did enter the residence and assault the victim. Responding Officers arrived on scene at 5:20 a.m. and located the suspect who was outside the residence. The suspect attempted to flee from Officers but was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit and struggle.

The suspect in this first incident was identified as Derrick Antoine Slade, age 20 of Oakland, CA. He was charged with:

  1. Burglary 2nd
  2. Assault
  3. Interference With Official Acts
  4. Assault on a Peace Officer

 

He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.

In the second incident, Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Marshall Street at 10:52 p.m. Dispatch advised that a male victim called stating the suspect broke down the back door and assaulted him. The suspect then left and walked southbound on Marshall Street. Responding Officers arrived on scene at 10:54 p.m. The suspect was located walking in the 100 block of S. Marshall Street and was taken into custody.

The suspect in this second incident was identified as Nathaniel Brunk, age 23 of Boone. He was charged with:

  1. Burglary 2nd
  2. Public Intoxication 2nd

He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.

An arrest or the filing of charges is not an indication of guilt.

News: Master Gardener graduation ceremony held

The Boone County Master Gardener Club celebrated new graduates and a successful year with a soup and sandwich supper on Monday, November 10th at the Boone County Extension Office.  MG2014 012

The purpose of the Iowa Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through approved ISU Extension programs and projects. Master Gardeners are individuals who take an active interest in horticulture.  They have received training in horticulture through the ISU Extension Service.  In return for training, Master Gardener interns volunteer in extension horticulture programs and projects which enhance the community.  Individuals who complete the 40 hours of class work are then entitled to receive the Master Gardener distinction.

Bob Getschman and Navvab Munirih, both of Boone, were presented with their official Master Gardener certificate.  They have completed their 40 hours of volunteer work and have moved from the ranks of intern to an official Master Gardener.

New Master Gardener interns were also recognized. Ben and Kristen Hershey of Madrid, along with Robin Sassman and Belva Weers, both of Boone, just completed the class work this fall.  They were recognized and presented with their intern certificate.  They will begin working on their 40 hours of volunteer service in order to obtain their Master Gardener certificate.

The Boone County Master Gardeners were also selected as the 2014 Search for Excellence Award winner.  This state awards was given to Boone County for their work and dedication to the Immersion in Wellness Garden at the Iowa 4-H Camping Center.

For more information about the Master Gardener program and projects, please contact the Boone County Extension office located at 603 Story Street in Boone or by phoning 432-3882.

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