Arrest made in wet concrete damage

CHESTER - On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, Logan Harden, age 25, of Lime Springs, was arrested for 1st Degree Criminal Mischief, as well as failing to provide proof of financial liability and trespassing, first offense.
The warrant was from an Oct. 21 incident, in which the accused allegedly intentionally drove down a closed roadway that had freshly laid concrete and caused damage exceeding $10,000. 
According to the affidavit, Deputy Milan Grubl stated that at “approximately 8:14 p.m., Harden left Laddy’s Bar & Grill in Chester and proceeded to enter a closed road (Market St./James Ave.) driving a white 2008 Lincoln Navigator with Minnesota plates.
“The roadway was blocked off and clearly was not open to the public for travel. the roadway had newly laid concrete that was not dry yet.
“When Logan traveled down the roadway, his vehicle’s tires sank into the concrete. He continued down the roadway (for over a quarter-of-a-mile), leaving tire tracks as he went. He eventually turned around and proceeded back to Chester, where he asked a friend if he could put the vehicle in the friend’s garage.”
The total cost to repair the damage to the road was $268,860.72.
The bond was $10,000 cash or corporate surety. Harden bonded out a few hours after he was arrested.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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