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Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver


This news story was published on August 31, 2015.
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110 South Monroe Avenue (county photo)

110 South Monroe Avenue
(county photo)

MASON CITY – Shots were reportedly fired this morning in a Mason City neighborhood and police investigated, leading to a drunk driving arrest.

Mason City police said that Monday night at 12:36 AM, gun shots were reported in the area south of 1st Street SW and Monroe Avenue. Officers arrived and began investigating. Officers found 2 discharged shotgun shells in the yard at 110 South Monroe. While checking the area, the resident of 110 South Monroe drove up to the house in view of the officers. Officers noticed evidence of recent alcohol consumption and evaluated the driver/resident, 41-year-old William Martin Joseph Loehr for intoxication.

Loehr was arrested for first offense operating while intoxicated and discharging firearm in city limits. A police spokesman said officers were unable to find any noticeable damage to surrounding properties at that time. Loehr was jailed on the charges.

He was convicted by a Kossuth county jury in 2011 of first offense operating while intoxicated.

c, William Martin Joseph

Loehr, William Martin Joseph

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2 Responses to Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver

  1. okbyme Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2015 at 12:44 am

    shouldnt this be his second drunk driving since he was charged in 2011 for his first

  2. Allen Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Not the sharpest tack in the area of 1st and S. Monroe.