Man arrested for assault

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Neomar Richardson, 25 of 609 11th St. NW, was arrested on second degree assault charges Wednesday night.

According to an Austin Police Department report, Richardson is accused of assaulting Matthew Voogd, 25 of Austin, after an apparent road rage incident.

Voogd told police, Richardson's vehicle was driven in a threatening manner and a verbal argument broke out between occupants of the two vehicles.

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A large fight broke out, according to witnesses, but was broken up when police officers arrived.

Later, Richardson was arrested at his residence.

Voogd did not require medical treatment, according to the report.

Bike hits police car

Paul Calvin Smith, 46 of Austin rode his bicycle into an Austin Police Department vehicle Wednesday.

The police car was stopped at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 1st Street Northeast, when Smith's bicycle rolled into it, knocking him to the pavement.

The man was taken to Austin Medical Center, where he was treated and released after the 10:58 p.m. Wednesday mishap.

His blood/alcohol level was tested at 0.24 and he was taken to the Fountain Center treatment center at Albert Lea.

Fire destroys boat

DEXTER – Tim Taylor reported the loss of his boat and motor in a fire Wednesday.

According to a Mower County Sheriff's Department report, a construction crew had set a fire at a residence next to Taylor's. the fire spread to his backyard where his boat complete with motor and containing several items became engulfed in flames.

Taylor told Sheriff's Department investigators he estimated his loss in excess of $8,000

Bullets whiz off course

Michael Grinstead told a Mower County Sheriff's Department deputy, he believes gunshots from the Cedar Valley Conservation Club struck the Meadow Greens Golf Course buildings.

Grinstead filed his report Wednesday. He believes the errant shootings occurred between 5:30 and 7 p.m. May 31.

Grinstead and others at the golf course located one and a quarter miles from the shooting range say they heard the gunshots and then the bullet ricochets from buildings and the pavement at the golf course.

No injuries were reported.

Lee Bonorden can be contacted at 434-2232 or by e-mail at