September 27, 2022

August 25 accident reports

No citations were issued following an accident on Rueter and Wildflower Drives on August 14.

According to an Osceola police report, the owner of a 2007 Buick Lucerne reported that their vehicle had been hit while parked along Rueter Drive. The owner told the responding officer that she believed that either the neighbor or a visitor had backed into her car. She knocked on the door of the house, but the person who answered denied having any knowledge of the incident.

A hit and run report was filed and photographs taken.

Damage is estimated at $2,000 to the 2007 Buick.

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A citation of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle was issued after a rollover accident on August 15 in the 400 block of North Delaware Street.

Officers responded to a report of an accident near Q Pond, and located a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox mostly upside down on the passenger side. The vehicle was driven by Mersaydes Rectenbaugh-Lacey of Orient, and contained passengers Braven Sitzman-Waltz of Orient and Maya Villarreal of Creston. All three reported that they had been going between 15 and 30 miles per hour when Rectenbaugh-Lacey lost control going around a corner. They said the vehicle rolled at least two times, and the vehicle was found to have multiple points of impact. None of the occupants could explain exactly what had taken place; Rectenbaugh-Lacey said she must have blacked out.

All three occupants were transported to Clarke County Hospital via ambulance.

Damage is estimated at $24,000.00 to the Chevrolet.

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No citations were issued following an accident in the McDonald’s parking lot on August 21.

According to an Osceola police report, Cody Aschan of Murray, driving a 1999 GMC Sierra, was in the drive through line and pulled too far forward. Aschan did not see a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix behind him, driven by Thomas Mitchell of Osceola, and Aschan backed into the Pontiac.

Damage is estimated at $250.00 to the 1999 GMC and $1,500.00 to the 2003 Pontiac.

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A citation of failure to maintain control was issued following an accident in the Pilot Travel Center parking lot, 2010 West Clay Street, on August 21.

According to an Osceola police report, dispatch advised the responding officer that a vehicle had struck the Pilot Travel Center building. The officer spoke with witnesses who said that a car had pulled off of West Clay Street into the parking lot headed south. The vehicle went over a cement parking curb, onto the sidewalk and struck the side of the building with the front end of the vehicle. This caused bricks to break off the building. According to witnesses, an occupant got out of the vehicle, picked up the bricks and placed them in the trash. The vehicle then left.

The officer was able to locate the vehicle in question, a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Kaleb Hampton of Osceola, in the Lakeside Casino parking lot. Hampton was located and admitted to hitting the building, saying his brakes had failed to work. Hampton reported that his friend went inside Pilot to let the workers know what had happened and then left, assuming the accident to have been properly reported.

Damage is estimated at $0.00 to the 1993 Pontiac. Property damage of $2,000.00 is estimated to the Pilot Travel Center building.