Matt Grimmius

On August 31st, 2019 at around 3:40pm, the DCSO responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles in the 2000 block of Highway 86 near Treasure Village.

Melissa Harbst (42), of Milford, was northbound on Highway 86 when she came to a stop to turn west towards Treasure Village.  Alex Strantz (18), of Milford, was also northbound on Highway 86 when he struck the rear end of Harbst’s vehicle.  Strantz was suspected of having serious injuries and was transported by ambulance.

Harbst was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango that sustained approximately $8,500 in damage.  Strantz was driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot that sustained approximately $12,000 in damage.

Harbst was charged with driving while suspended.  Strantz was charged with failure to maintain control.

The DCSO was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Milford Fire Department, Lake Regional Healthcare Ambulance, and Bob’s Auto Body.

On August 31st, 2019 at around 10:42am, the DCSO responded to a personal injury accident involving three vehicles in the 2000 block of Highway 86 near Treasure Village.

Jason Dicks (49), of Storm Lake, was northbound on Highway 86 when he came to a stop to turn west towards Treasure Village.  Nathan Vohs (40), of Galva, was also northbound on Highway 86 when a vehicle in front of him abruptly swerved to the right to avoid hitting Dicks.  Vohs then struck the rear end of Dicks’ vehicle.  Dicks had a passenger in the rear seat who complained of minor injuries.

Dicks was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra that sustained approximately $500 in damage.  Vohs was driving a 2011 Ford Econoline that sustained approximately $1,000 in damage.

The DCSO was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Arnolds Park Police Department, Iowa DNR, Milford Fire Department, and Lake Regional Healthcare Ambulance.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Missing Person Update

On Monday August 26th, 2019 at around 11:53pm, deputies were walking the docks and shoreline near the Barefoot Bar.  One of the deputies located an object in the water approximately 45 yards from shore and 15 yards east of a dock.  The deputies determined that it was a body and contacted the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive team.

The dive team was able to recover the body.  The body was identified as Vincent Harvey, who was reported missing on Sunday August 25th.  Authorities made contact with the family.

The DCSO would like to thank the Dickinson County Communications Center, Dickinson County Emergency Management, Spirit Lake Police Department, Spirit Lake Fire Department, Okoboji Police Department, Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue and Dive Team, Arnolds Park Police Department, Iowa DNR, and the Brookings County (South Dakota) Canine Search & Rescue Team.