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Charges expected after air rifle incident

By Staff | Sep 23, 2008

SPIRIT LAKE – Two 13-year-old youths were arrested Saturday night after allegedly shooting car windows of passing cars with air rifles along Highway 86 in Dickinson County.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of Highway 86 and 140th Street Saturday at about 8:44 p.m. Two drivers had stopped there, reporting their vehicle windows were shot while traveling southbound on Highway 86.

The sheriff’s office requested assistance from neighboring agencies. Officers secured the scene and the Multi-Agency Response Team was activated. A perimeter was established and the M.A.R.T. team cleared the area where the shooters were believed to be. Because of the possibility of shots fired, Highway 86 was closedfrom Highway 9 to the Minnesota state line for approximately five hours.

After investigating, it was determined that two 13-year-old boys had fired air rifles at passing vehicles in the area of Highway 86 and 130th Street. The case remains under investigation and charges are expected.

No one was injured in the incident.

DCSO thanks the following agencies for their assistance on scene:

n Okoboji Police.

n Spirit Lake Police.

n Arnolds Park Police.

n Milford Police.

n Spencer Police.

n Clay County Sheriff.

n Jackson County Sheriff.

n Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

n Iowa State Patrol.

n Minnesota State Patrol.

n Iowa Fire Marshal.

n M.A.R.T. – Multi Agency Response Team.

n Dickinson County Emergency Management.

n Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire – ladder truck, H.E.A.T, LRH Ambulance and Spirit Lake First responders were on standby in case they were needed.