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Sheriff Marty Fisher has announced his intention to run for his fifth term as Fayette County Sheriff. "I am truly honored to be the Sheriff of Fayette County and hope to continue to make the great strides we have been making over the last several years. I want to keep things moving in the right direction. We have a very dedicated staff that truly want to make a difference. We have made a huge impact on crime, had record number of inmates, almost 800 arrests for the past year, dispatch answered over 20,000 calls and our civil office is non-stop with weapon permits, paper service and committals. We are doing our best and will continue to make Fayette County a safer place for everyone."

 

 

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We want to refresh the citizens of the following news report sent out several months ago.  These groups are calling area residents and we want to make sure you are informed.  Please do not give money to these organizations, as they DO NOT support your local deputies.

Many residents have received calls from either the American Deputy Sheriff's Association or the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT support either of these groups.  They tell you the deputies need bullet-proof vests.  Each deputy in Fayette County is provided with a bullet proof vest.  These tactics are used to solicit money from you.  Before you ever give money, please contact our office to check on the validity.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office does support the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.  The Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association does not solicit by phone.  They only solicit by direct mail.  This mailing is done with the Sheriff's signature at the bottom of the letter.  We have many honorary members and don't want the public to be confused with this.

Sheriff Marty Fisher
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

   

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Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to announce that the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is now using the Iowa VINE, Victim Information & Notification Everyday.

 

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status. Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape.  When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided.  Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN.

 

This system is fed information from the Fayette County Jail computer system to the national VINE network. This system will be used by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Domestic and Sexual abuse Response Team (D.A.S.A.R.T) and other law enforcement agencies in the county. Currently agencies in DASART are West Union, Oelwein and Clermont police departments, however any agency in the county will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office and can have victims use VINE.  If you have any question on Iowa Vine and how the Fayette County Sheriff's Office will use it please call the Sheriff’s Office for details.  You can access the Iowa Vine by clicking the following link:  Iowa Vine

 

     

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

Fayette County Sheriff issue Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Marty Fisher today announced that Fayette County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association Institute.  

Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.  Contributions are tax-deductible and unlike other organizations in our state,. the Membership Program does not solicit membership by telephone..  "With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before," said Sheriff Fisher. "The funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play."

The program is committed to its "No Telemarketing" policy and only sends invitations to citizens to become members by mail. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association Institute at PO Box 526, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone (712) 243- 2206. Information also available online, www.issda.org Residents can also become members of the program by contacting the Sheriff's Office.  The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens..

"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in the country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," said Sheriff Fisher. "I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Honorary Member. It is a valuable investment in the future." If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sheriff Marty Fisher at (563) 422-6067 ext 231.

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DECEMBER

On December 13th, 2015 at approximately 4:01 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a single vehicle accident on W33 just South of 110th Street. Upon arrival it was discovered that Randi Johnson, age 18 of Fayette was traveling Northbound when she Hydroplaned on the wet roads causing her 2007 Ford Freestyle that  she was driving to enter the West Ditch and eventually stop after traveling approximately 200 feet into an empty field. No injuries were reported and the 2007 Ford Freestyle sustained approximately $2,000.00 in damages. The accident remains under investigation.

On December 13th, 2015 at approximately 8:09 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a single vehicle accident on 40th Street just West of Rustic Road. Upon arrival it was discovered that Ryann Studebaker, age 16 of Oelwein was traveling Westbound when she attempted to cross water covering 40th Street in her 2003 Chevy Cavalier. Upon attempting to cross the water covered roadway Studebaker got stuck and drove the vehicle further into the ditch which was filled with flood water. No injuries were reported and the Chevy Cavalier sustained major damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department. The accident remains under investigation.

On 12/14/2015 at 6:57 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s office responded to a semi rollover accident east of West Union on Hwy 18. Once deputies arrived they found a semi loaded with market hogs driven by Kyle Gary Bishop, age 23 of West Union had lost control and rolled his vehicle onto the Highway. Approximately 30 hogs were killed and the rest were taken to a local farm. Hwy 18 was closed down for over an hour due to the cleanup. Bishop was cited for failure to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Fire Department.  

On 12/10/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office  in conjunction with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division conducted tobacco compliance checks at retail establishments that sold tobacco products throughout Fayette County. A minor under the supervision of a Deputy entered the establishments in an attempt to purchase tobacco products. Two retail establishments were found to be non-complaint with Iowa’s tobacco laws.  Citations for proving tobacco to a minor were issued to Tiffany Bell Scarff at Charlie's Quik Shop in Arlington and Alexander Jordan Wulfekuhle at the Pumper in Fayette.  If convicted of the charges the retail establishments could face further administrative sanctions from the State of Iowa.

On December 14, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tessa Annette Rose Marion, age 22 of Fayette, for two valid out of county warrants. Marion was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was later transported to Floyd County.

On 12/18/15 at 11:09 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of East St and East Main in Maynard. An investigation determined that Daniel  Ray Howard from Maynard was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. Howard stopped at the intersection then proceeded to cross East Main and failed to see a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on Main St operated by Pamela Jean Vanhyfte from Maynard. Both vehicles collided in the intersection. There was an estimated $5000 Damage to the Howard vehicle. The Vanhyfte vehicle was considered a total loss. Howard was cited for fail to yield upon entering through roadway. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Maynard Fire Dept , First Responders and Mercy Oelwein Ambulance. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.

On December 20th, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint in the City of Maynard. While conducting an investigation Deputies were notified of another call in the City of Maynard involving suspicious activity. Deputies located and arrested Harley David Bushaw, age 19 of Arlington, IA. Bushaw is charged with Trespassing and Driving While Barred he was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.

On 12-19-15 at approximately 11:00PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for a disturbance in the 12000 block of 240th Street. Upon investigation Albert Cline, 30 of West Union was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.  

On December 19th, 2015 at approximately 2:18 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff Deputy received information of a barred driver leaving the Sheriff’s Office in a 2015 Kia Soul. Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 150 just North of North Industrial Parkway. Upon conducting the stop, the driver, Jessica Lynn Konicek, age 28 of Cedar Rapids was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred. Jessica was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she awaits initial appearance.

On December 19, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Torrey Willie, 33, of rural Fayette. Willie was taken into custody on a Fayette County Warrant for failure to appear and transported to the Fayette county Jail.  

On 12-22-15 at approx. 0110Hrs a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic  violation. Upon investigation Michael Rover, 42 of Westgate was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, Fail to Obey Stop Sign, and Open Container as a Driver. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On December 20, 2015 Fayette County Deputies arrested Raymond Jack Ohl Jr. 47 at 5231 Neon Rd. Oelwein, Iowa on a federal warrant for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Ohl was taken to the Fayette County Jail and picked up the next day by the US Marshal service to appear in before United States federal judge.

On 12/23/2015 at 10:03 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Hwy150 and Hwy 93 in the city of Fayette. Once deputies arrived they found a 2015 Mercedes Benz SUV driven by Kathryn J Moser, age 53 of Independence had struck a 2006 Chevy truck driven by Roger C Litterer, age 73 of Clarksville. Litter had failed to yield when entering the Hwy and was struck. Moser was transported to Palmer by Fayette Ambulance for minor injuries. Litterer was not injured, however was cited for fail to yield when entering into a Hwy. Moser's vehicle was a total loss and Litterer estimated damage was $2,500.00

On December 21, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Jared J. Hill, age 26 of Oelwein on a valid arrest warrant for Second Degree Theft (Class D Felony). Hill was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a $7,500.00 bond.

On December 22, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the City of Oran in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival Dustyn L. Henry, age 26 of Oran was arrested on a valid warrant for Failure to Appear; Original Charges of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug (serious misdemeanor), Third Degree Burglary (Class D Felony). Henry was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a $2,000.00 bond. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Bremer County Sheriff’s Office and Sumner Police Department.

On December 23, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of 306th Street and Harding Road in reference to a single vehicle car vs. utility pole accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Jade M. Stevens, age 17 of Strawberry point was traveling Southbound when she lost control of her 2007 Chevy Impala on the snow covered roadway. The 2007 Chevy Impala slid into the West ditch where it struck an electric utility pole. No Injuries were reported and the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The accident remains under investigation.

On December 26, 2015 at approximately 2:16 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 19,000 block of Highway 18 for a traffic violation.  Upon investigation 29 year old Melisa Pullin of Waterloo was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated—1st Offense and transported to the Fayette County jail. 

On December 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on R Ave. at the intersection of 180th Street. When Deputies arrived, it was learned that a 2008 Workhorse UPS truck, driven by 47 year old Tracy Northup of Decorah was approaching a stop sign on 180th Street, when he wasn’t able to brake soon enough for the stop and entered thru the intersection, as a 2012 Freightliner Ag Vantage LP truck, driven by 57 year old David Wisecup of Independence, was approaching the intersection.  Wisecup was unable to stop in time and collided with Northup’s vehicle.  Northup was charged with Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.  Both vehicles are believed to be totaled, and there were no injuries reported.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa DOT, and the Hawkeye Fire Department.

 

On 12/31/2015 at 6:43 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a two vehicle accident two miles west of West union on Hwy 18. Once deputies arrived they found a garbage truck driven by Dustin Jon Bunn, age 23 of Fairbank and his passenger Jeremiah M Geary, age 35 of Fayette were backing the truck into a farm drive when a pickup truck driven by Phillip Wayne Emerson White, age 24 of Nashua and his passenger Melinda Lee Scribner, age 41 also of Nashua collided with the garbage truck. Scribner was trapped in the vehicle and the West Union Fire Department used the jaws of life and was able to cut her free, she was transported to Palmer Hospital and later air lifted to Mayo Hospital in Rochester MN with life threatening injuries. White was also transported to Palmer and later air lifted to the UI hospital in Iowa City with life threatening injuries. Geary who was out of the vehicle collecting trash was struck by the Garbage truck upon impact and transported to Palmer Hospital and air lifted to Gunderson Hospital in Lacrosse with life threating injuries and Bunn was transported to Palmer Hospital and being treated for his injuries. Bunn will be cited for unsafe backing upon a highway and White will be cited for driving with a suspended driver's license. The Sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the West Union Fire Department, The Department of Transportation Enforcement, West Union Police, Tri State and Fayette Ambulance services. Also, White and Scribner had a Dog in their vehicle and it was taken to the West Union Vet Clinic for treatment.     

On 12-31-15, at Approximately 2;30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Raymond Childers, 18 of Aurora IA, for Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.  It was also found that Childers had a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charge, Theft in the 2nd Degree, Class D Felony.  Childers was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. 

JANUARY

On 1-2-16, at approximately 8:50 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Theresa Berdine Miller, 51 of Oelwein.  Miller was taken into custody and charged with Driving While License Suspended and No Proof of Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Miller was transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.

On 1-5-16 at approx.. 10:00 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas R. Kennel 28 of 18569 Lane Road, Fayette, IA on a valid arrest warrant out of Dubuque County for probation violation. Kennel was ordered to be held without bond. Kennel was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held and later released to Dubuque County.

On 1/4/2016 at 12:58 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a vehicle in the ditch 1300 block of Abby Road outside of Elgin. Upon arrival it was discovered that Lyle Gene Butikofer, age 54 of Elgin was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and slid in the ditch. Butikofer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with operating while intoxicated and fail to maintain control.

On January 7th, 2015 at 3:17 PM Fayette County Deputies were called to the 700 block of South Street in the City of Arlington in reference to a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Mark Bond, age 55 of Arlington was backing out of a driveway in a 1995 White Ford Dump Truck when he struck Betsy McTaggart, age 33 who was traveling Eastbound on South Street in her Red 2014 Ford Escape. No injuries were reported.  Bond was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way (simple misdemeanor).

On 1-9-16 at approx. 4:00 AM The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a disturbance taking place at 133 Cook St, West Union .IA. upon investigation it was determined that a male, identified as Larry Gillam 36 of Waterloo was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication 1st Offense. He was held at the Fayette county jail for an initial appearance.

On January 8, 2016 at approximately 8:05 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch on V68 and 130th Street; approximately 5 miles North of Westgate. Upon Further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Miranda Nicole Kerian, age 20 of Cresco, was driving a Gray 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada  North bound when she lost control of her vehicle due to the weather conditions and entered the East side ditch. The vehicle sustained approximately $500 in damage, and no injuries were reported.

On 1-11-16, at approximately 9:10 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of roll-over accident near the intersection of 255th St and V-68, Waucoma.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Gene Anne Berst, 15 of Waucoma, was traveling Northbound on V-68 , when she lost control of her vehicle, causing the 2008 Chevy Impala to slide into the ditch and roll.  No injuries were reported and damage to the 2008 Chevy Impala was considered a total loss.  This accident remains under investigation.   

  

  On 1/14/2016 at 7:51 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 150 and 190th Street just south of West Union. Once deputies arrived they requested West Union Fire to bring the jaws for people trapped. A 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Kellie Adel Blanchard, age 46 of West Union was traveling south on Hwy 150 when a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Sara Ann Shaffer, age 23 of Waterloo was traveling north on Hwy 150 when she lost control on the frost covered roadway and drifted into the lane of Blanchard and struck her vehicle head on. Blanchard was trapped and had to be cut from her vehicle and taken to Palmer Hospital and later airlifted to Mayo in Rochester MN with serious injuries. Shaffer and her passenger Shelby Ann Shaffer, age 25 of Oelwein were taken to Palmer Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Sara Shaffer was later airlifted to Gunderson in LaCrosse for treatment of her injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation Enforcement Patrol, Fayette County Conservation, West Union Fire Department and Tri State and Fayette Ambulance services, and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigation Unit. The accident is under investigation at this time.

After an investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed charges on 28 year-old Amber Lynn Stewart of West Union for Miscellaneous Prohibitions a simple misdemeanor. On 1/4/2016 Stewart was working for the Turkey River Saloon in Clermont where she served a person intoxicated alcoholic beverages. Stewart charges were filed on 1/14/2016 and she shall appear in court on a later date.  Under Iowa law 123.49 a person shall not sell, dispense, or give to an intoxicated person any alcoholic liquor, wine or beer.  

On 1-13-15, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Bockholt, 56 of Oran, on a Fayette County Mittimus warrant.  Bockholt was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he will serve the remainder of his sentence.   

 

On January 13, 2016 at 8:20 am Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch 2 mi. North East of Oelwein on 50th St. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Vickie Sue Wendel age 44 of Oelwein was traveling east bound on 50th st. driving her White 2009 Nissan when the driver swerved to miss a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway and went into the north ditch. No injuries reported. Vehicle is considered a total loss. Accident remains under investigation. 

On 01/16/2016, at approximately 7:24 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident just south of the HWY 150 and King Road intersection. Upon arrival, it was determined that Michelle McDaniel, of Fort Atkinson, was driving her 2000 Buick Park Avenue south on HWY 150, when a deer entered the roadway. McDaniel was un-able to stop, striking the deer and causing approximately $3,000 in damage to the vehicle. McDaniel was not injured in the accident.

On 1-19-16, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious, white powdery substance in a grain bin at the residence 6392 J Avenue Arlington  IA.  Upon further investigation it was found that the white powdery/crystalized substance belonging to Lyle Keith Keding, 59 of Arlington, whom was in a farm machinery accident earlier in that day and was transferred by ambulance to Mercy, Oelwein.  After the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, Keding was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony, Possession  of Drug Paraphernalia, A Simple Misdemeanor, and  Introducing Contraband, a Class D Felony.  Keding was taken into custody transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.  

On 1-20-16 at approx. 12:50 p.m. Fayette County Deputies arrested Brett M. Farmer 20 of Waucoma on a valid arrest warrant out of Fayette County. Farmer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Farmer was wanted for Criminal Mischief in the second degree a class “D” felony, Domestic abuse assault a serious misdemeanor, and trespassing causing damage, a serious misdemeanor. Farmer was held at the Fayette County jail in lieu of  $10,000.00 dollars.

On January 21, 2016 Tina Louise Jorgensen age 32 of Havelock IA. was arrested by Pocahontas County Authorities on a Fayette County Warrant for probation violation original charge (Burglary) Tina Jorgensen was released after posting $5000.00 Bond and will appear in Fayette County Court at a later date.   

On 1/20/16 at 8:16 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Harding Rd west of F Ave. An investigation determined that Susan Jane Zimmer from West Union was operating a 2011 Nissan Maxima eastbound on Harding Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $7500 damage to the vehicle. Zimmer was not injured.

    On 1/24/2016 at 5:38 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle accident Hwy 18 in Clermont. Once deputies arrived they found a 2002 Buick Century operated by 38 year old James Allen Tackett of Clermont had lost control and struck the business of Resale Therapy in Clermont. Tackett also had a , five year old female passenger in the back seat. Clermont Fire and Rescue were able to get the child and the driver out of the vehicle and the child was transported to Palmer Hospital, however Tackett was pronounced dead at the scene. Fayette County Traffic investigation unit was called out and preliminary investigation shows that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Clermont Fire and rescue and ambulance services.

Upon investigation of a car accident that took the life of James Allen Tackett, age 38 of Clermont on 1/24/2016, Investigators discovered that Tackett was a convicted sex offender and had failed to register with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office that he had been living in Clermont with the mother of the five year-old in the vehicle, who was discovered to be Tackett’s girlfriend. Investigators then found that Hilary Marie Upton, age 27 of Clermont had prior knowledge that Tackett was required to register as a sex offender and permitted custody and control of her daughter to him. On 1/25/16  investigators filed a Child endangerment charge, an Aggravated Misdemeanor on Upton. She will be summoned to appear in court on a later date.  Fayette County also requested that the Department of Human services (DHS) open an investigation on Upton due to other children living in the home.

On 1/24/2016 at 11:51 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office had been called to Innovative Ag Services in Oran, Iowa for a burglary to the buildings and offices. During the investigation someone reported seeing a male subject on the grounds and then walking east out of town on the gravel. Deputies found the subject and identified him as Brian Jon Latham, age 47 of Waterloo. Deputies found that Latham was wanted out of Blackhawk County for an escape charge from the Department of Correctional Services. Once deputies arrested Latham on the warrant they found on his person burglary tools, Items taken from the burglary in Oran and a large amount of cash. Latham was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree, criminal trespassing and possession of burglary tools. He is currently in the Fayette County Jail awaiting his appearance in court.  Latham was currently on Parole for numerous burglaries back in 2011 out of Fayette County and was resident at the Waterloo Residential Facility when he escaped on 12/31/2015.    

On 1/15/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation along with the Department of Human Services (DHS) on possible drug activity at a residence in Randalia, Iowa with children living there. Deputies during the investigation found in possession of Connie Jean Conner’s, age 42 of Randalia who was living in a camper trailer at a residence with her children the controlled substance, Methamphetamine. Also found were digital scales, baggies and drug paraphernalia. Charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a class “C” felony, possession of Drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor were filed on 1/20/2016 with the courts and Conner will appear on a later date. DHS took custody of the children in this incident.  

On January 25, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served two arrest warrants on Joshua Raymond Steinbronn age 30 of Westgate for Probation Violation he is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail of $7,500.00 bond.

On January 27, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a vehicle in the ditch in the 6000 block of Echo Valley Road; approximately six miles east of West Union. Upon arrival the vehicle was on its side and the driver was temporarily trapped. Upon further investigation by the Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Angela Sue Hendrickson, age 48 of West Union, was driving a White 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT east bound when she lost control on ice/snow covered roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage and no injuries were reported. Hendrickson was also arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor), and was transported to the Fayette County Jail to await an in initial appearance.

January 28, 2016 Hilary Marie Upton age 30 of Clermont turned herself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. She was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for Child Endangerment. Hilary Upton is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $2000.00 Bond.

On January 29, 2016 Rocael Garcia – Hernandez age 29 of Rural Wadena surrendered himself to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office he was wanted out of Dubuque County on the charge of Sexual abuse in the 2nd degree he is currently in the Fayette County Jail being held without bond pending an appearance before a magistrate.  

On 1-29-16, at approximately 3:15 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office came upon a snowmobile accident near the intersection of 100th Street and Highway 150, Maynard IA.  Through an investigation, it was found that  Mason Ross Bantz, 20 of Maynard, was traveling southbound in a farm field with is snowmobile when he struck a culvert/ditch.  Bantz was transported to Mercy Emergency Room in Oelwein, with injuries and chest pain.  Damage to the 1996 Arctic Cat Snowmobile was minimal.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On 1-31-16, at approximately 6:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a car/deer accident in the 26000 Block of Harding Rd, Clermont.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Laurie Ann Barker, 50 of Postville, was traveling eastbound on Harding road when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2010 Dodge Avenger was estimated at $9,000. 

FEBRUARY

On 2-1-16, at approximately 4:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an assault that took place near 20271 V Avenue Hawkeye IA.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. Allegedly Gruver drove to the residence armed with a  Claw hammer and attacked a female, Gruver was disarmed by several by-standers then fled the scene.  Later that evening,  Christopher James Gruver, 43 of Hawkeye, was taken into custody and charged with  Felony going armed with intent a Class “D” Felony and Stalking a Class “D” Felony, Domestic Assault, displaying a weapon Aggravated Misdemeanors, Serious Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  It also was found that Gruver had multiple warrants through Fayette County, original charges Theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor,  Gruver was transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

On February 2, 2016 at 5:06PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a red 1992 Buick LeSabre on Hwy 150 just south of West Union, for having an expired license plate.  Upon investigation, it was learned that the driver, 49 year old Donald Burdette Johll of Postville, was Suspended from operating a motor vehicle in the State of Iowa.  Johll was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.  Johll was charged with Driving While Suspended x7, Violation of Conditions of a Restrictive License, Operating with an Expired Registration, and Failure to File SR22 Insurance.

On February 2nd, 2015 at approximately 4:19 p.m. Deputies were called to the City of Fayette in reference to a single vehicle property damage accident at the Pumper. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Tommy Lee Lippart, age 60 of Fayette had left the scene of the accident. Upon locating Lippart he was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Lippart was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Third Offense, a D Felony and Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Police Department.

On February 3, 2016 Linn County authorities arrested James Logan Baird age 24 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation original charge Domestic Abuse Assault. He is being held on $1000.00 Cash Bond.

On 2/3/16 at 10:01 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle roll over on C Avenue approximately ½ of a mile north of 40th Street. After an investigation it was determined that Vaughn McClelland 67 of Coggon was traveling north in a 2009 Nissan Titan when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it into the west ditch. McClelland and his passenger escaped without any injuries. Strawberry Point Fire Department assisted at the scene.

On 2/4/16 at 1:35 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a snowmobile accident in the 22000 block of 100th Street. After an investigation it was determined that Peter Jones 34 of Marquette was riding a 2015 Polaris Indy 600 west bound in the north ditch when struck a large drift and was ejected from the snowmobile. the snowmobile had approximately $1000 in damages. Jones was taken by private vehicle for medical attention. The Westgate fire department and first responders assisted at the scene.

On 2/5/16 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rose Road and Highway 18. After an investigation it was determined that Jessica Boess 17 of Hawkeye was traveling east in a 2004 Dodge intrepid when she was struck by a 2000 GMC Sierra driven by James Kocher 76 of Hawkeye who had pulled out into the path of Boess. There were no injuries reported. the Kocher vehicle received approximately $1500 in damages and approximately $3000 in damages to the Boess vehicle. Kocher was charged with failure to yield upon entering the highway.

On February 8, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Craig Leroy Coventry Jr. age 47 of Hazelton on a Black Hawk County Mittimus for failure to serve jail time. Craig Coventry Jr. has been turned over to Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office where he will serve out his sentence. Original Charge of Driving While License Suspended.

On 2-8-16 at approx. 10:30 a.m. a Fayette County Deputy arrested Shawn C. Miller 40 of West Union on a valid arrest warrant for parole violation, bond was set in the amount of $100,000  dollars. Miller is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail.

On February 9, 2016 Dalton Michael Veber age 20 of Oelwein was arrested by Washington County Missouri Authorities on a Fayette County Warrant for violation of Pre-Trial Release original charge of Burglary 3rd  and possession of a controlled substance he is being held on $5000.00 cash bond.   

On February 7, 2016, at approximately 11:45 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Margaret Martha Block, age 32 of Fayette, on a Howard County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Block posted her $250.00 bond and she was released on a promise to appear.

February 9, 2016 Christopher Lloyd Buckman age 29 of Oelwein turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Christopher Buckman was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for failure to appear, original charge Debtors Exam Bond $500.00.

February 10, 2016 Black Hawk County Authorities arrested Bruce Lee Miller Age 22 of Waterloo on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation original charge Burglary 3rd Degree. He is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $2,500.00 Bond.

On February 10, 2016 a female subject came to the Fayette County Jail to visit an inmate, it was learned that she had driven to the Jail without a license.  After investigation, 47 year old Malia Maria Williams of Waterloo was charged with Driving While Suspended x11 and was held at the Fayette County Jail for an initial appearance in court.

On February 11, 2016 at 6:19 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject who had fired a pellet gun towards another individual on Cass Street in Westgate.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 50 year old Bryan Keith Lynch of Westgate had fired a pellet gun out his upstairs window, striking a door next to another person across the street.  Lynch was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Criminal Mischief Fifth Degree.  Lynch was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

February 11, 2016  Brian Lee Beesecker age 44 of Rural Fairbank  turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office he was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for Harassment in the 2nd degree he is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $10,000.00 bond.

On February 12, 2013 at approximately 23:31 hours the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle taken from a residence in the city of Waucoma.  Upon investigation 24 year old Sebastian Michael Trimble of Waucoma was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Trimble was charged with Operating Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent—an aggravated misdemeanor. 

On 2/15/16 at 7:10 AM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a vehicle rollover on Hwy 93 west of R Ave.  An investigation determined that Danielle Rosario Mullen age 36  from Sumner was operating a 2000 Honda CRV eastbound on Hwy 93 when she lost control on the frost covered roadway. The vehicle entered the south ditch and overturned onto the passenger side. Mullen was not injured. The vehicle is considered a total loss. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Hawkeye Fire Dept.

On February 16, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Ashley Keyarria Welch age 20 of Waterloo on a Black Hawk County Warrant for Pretrial Supervision Violation. Ashley Welch was located at Prairie View Residential Care Facility 18569 Lane Road Fayette her original charges were 1st Degree Arson, Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury and Going Armed with intent. Ashley Welch is currently being held in the Black Hawk County Jail on $50,000.00 Bond.

On February 18, 2016 Black hawk County Authorities arrested Priscilla Anne Bennington 34 of Waterloo on an active Fayette County Mittimus for failure to do jail time. Priscilla Bennington will be held in the Fayette County Jail until her jail time has been served.

On February 17, 2016 Joshua Craig Schroeder age 35 of West Union turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for Leaving the Scene of a personal injury accident. Joshua was released after posting a $2,500.00 bond.  

On 2-18-16 at approx. 9:40 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report property damage at the intersection of E Herriman Ave and N River St in the City of Wadena. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2012 Ford Pickup, John Phillips, 85 of Wadena, went off the curve and struck a post and a street sign. The pickup sustained approx. $2500.00 dollars in damage. This accident remains under investigation.

On 2-18-16 at approx. 11:01 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident in the 600 BLK  of Washington St in the City of Fayette. Upon further investigation Morgan A Larue 21 of Ionia was exiting the parking lot in a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo  when she did not see the vehicle (1999 Ford Ranger) traveling south on Washington St. driver by Timothy J. Parker 54 of Arlington. The vehicle Larue was operating sustained approx. $3000.00 dollars damage and the vehicle Parker was operating sustained approx. $2000.00 dollars damage no one was injured. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Police Department and the Fayette Ambulance service.  This accident remains under investigation.

On 2-18-16, at approximately 1800 hours, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Hwy 3 and Alberta Rd, Strawberry Point IA.   When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Billie Jo Burington, 45 of Oelwein IA, was traveling Westbound on Hwy 3 when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No injuries were reported, and damage to the 2012 Nissan Altima was estimated at $5000. 

On 2-19-15, at approximately 1:00Pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a domestic disturbance at 205 N Cass St Westgate.   After an investigation, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Thomas Lee Norton, 59 of Westgate, for Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor and Driving while License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Norton was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance.

On February 21, 2016 at approximately 9:43 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 8000 block of C Avenue in reference to a single vehicle rollover accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Kaydean Ida Doeppke was traveling Southbound when she lost control of her 2005 Chevy Malibu and traveled into the West ditch where the vehicle rolled onto its top. The 2005 Malibu was deemed a total loss and no injuries were reported. Doeppke was cited for Failure to Maintain Control (simple misdemeanor). Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Arlington Fire and EMS.

On 2/22/2016 at 7:58 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to 205 1st Street NE Waucoma for a disturbance, once deputies arrived they learned that Travis Allen Farmer, age 46 of Waucoma had assaulted a female in the residence. Farmer was arrested for Domestic abuse serious assault and transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office. The victim refused medical attention and the Department of Human Services were called in to assist with the children at the home during the assault.   Farmer remains in Fayette County jail awaiting his appearance in court.

On February 22, 2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s arrested 44 year old Christopher James Gruver of Hawkeye on a Fayette County warrant for a Pre Trial Release Violation.  Gruver was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

 

On 2/26/2016 The Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of an erratic driver north bound out of Fayette on Hwy 150 headed toward West Union. Once deputies located the vehicle it was stopped. After a short investigation Deputies learned that Joshua Neiahmiah Milder, age 33 of Dubuque was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Milder was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with operating a motor vehicle while drugged. Deputies also seized several firearms in the vehicle and an investigation on those items is on-going and more charges could be filed later this week.  

On 2/27/16 at 7:17 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 3 and L Ave. An investigation determined that Keith Allan Koch from West Union was operating a 2009 Chevy Silverado westbound on Hwy 3 when he attempted to make a left turn onto L Ave. A 2004 Honda Odyssey operated by Abdullahi Isaaq from Postville attempted to pass the Silverado in the intersection. Both vehicles collided in the intersection causing an estimated $3000 damage to the Silverado and $2500 damage to the Honda. No one was injured and the incident remains under investigation.

On 2/26/2016 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation that was assisted by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division (DNE) and the Department of Correctional Services 1st district. This investigation lead to the arrest of Two individuals and three searches of residences and vehicles.  On this date Fayette County arrested Isaac Elias Nieto, age 24 of Waucoma and Jesse Alberto Reyes, 27 of Hawkeye. Both were arrested outside of Hawkeye were they had in their possession almost 90 grams of Cocaine, cash and other narcotics. They were both transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance of cocaine with the intent to deliver, a Class “C” Felony, unlawful Possession of prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, Failure to have Drug Tax Stamp (D Felony) and open containers of alcohol. Also a search of Nieto’s residence near Jackson Junction was conducted by Winneshiek County and they seized evidence and more charges could be filed later this week. Fayette County also conducted a search of a residence in Hawkeye were they have filed charges on Ashley Lyn Rochford, age 31 of Hawkeye for possession of controlled substance of Cocaine and Methamphetamine second offense, Aggravated Misdemeanor and possession of drug Paraphernalia. It was also discovered that Reyes has three warrants out of the state of Georgia for Parole Violation, Possession of firearms as a felon and Theft by receiving stolen property and possession of narcotics.  The state of Georgia will extradite Reyes.  The two are currently being held in the Fayette County jail on bond. This is an ongoing investigation and Sheriff Marty Fisher anticipates more charges could be filed at a later date.   

On 2/27/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested Angie Marie Stapleton, age 38 of Rochester MN for driving while revoked due to a OWI test failure. Stapleton was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Driving while revoked and failure to have SR-22 insurance on file.

MARCH

  On March 1, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy responded two  vehicle's in the ditch at the same location approx. 2 miles North of Waucoma On Hwy V68. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputies it was determined that the two vehicles were northbound when both driver's lost control at approx.. the same time and one went into the east ditch and rolled on its side and the other went into the west ditch. Vehicle in the East ditch was described as a 1999 Ford Ranger being driven by Alicia Karinne Klimesh age 16 of Waucoma this vehicle was considered a total loss. The other vehicle was described as a Maroon 2002 Mitsubishi driven by Samantha Jo Sawyer age 18 of Waucoma this vehicle sustained no damage. No injuries reported accident's remain under investigation.

On March 2, 2016 at approximately 1:30 AM Fayette County Deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 18 approximately two miles west of West Union.  Upon investigation it was determined 19 year old Benjamin McIntyre of Hawkeye was traveling west on Highway 18 in a 2003 Ford Mustang when he lost control due to weather conditions.  McIntyre’s vehicle entered the ditch, struck a driveway embankment and rolled.  McIntyre was not injured and his vehicle was a total loss. 

Sippin’ Green Beer This Year? Find a Safe Ride Home

Des Moines, IOWA – St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the roadways. That’s why the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) warns Iowans to not drink and drive this St. Patrick’s Day.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014, 28-percent of all crash fatalities during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend involved drunk drivers, and that number rose to nearly half in the post-party hours of midnight – 6:00 a.m., of March 18, 2014. Pedestrians walking while intoxicated are also at risk as lack of attention risks getting hit by a vehicle.  In 2014, 35-percent of the pedestrians killed in crashes had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

There is some good news, however.  The number of fatalities over this holiday period decreased nationally from 32 in 2013 to 29 in 2014.  Likewise, the number of fatalities involving drunk drivers declined from more than one-third to one-fourth.  The bad news is that every one of those deaths could have been prevented. Don’t let your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations end in tragedy The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau encourages Iowans to plan ahead by identifying a designated driver or utilize another form of safe transportation if you choose to drink this St. Patrick’s Day. The relatively small fee for a safe ride home is much cheaper than the thousands of dollars it will cost for a drunk driving arrest.

Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day safer this year!  Extra law enforcement officers will be on the roads March 16 – 19, 2016, to keep Iowa motorists safe.  Whether you’re buzzed or drunk, it doesn’t matter.  Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving – drive sober and remember to buckle up!

To enroll in the DPS E-mail Notification system simply log on to https://dpsemailnotify.iowa.gov and follow the instructions to enroll as a new user.

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On March 2, 2016 Clark County Authorities arrested Teresa Marie Husted age 33 of Leon IA. She was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for probation violation original charge was O.W.I, child endangerment, and Theft 4th .She was released from custody after posting a $2000.00 cash bond and will appear in Fayette County Court at a later date.  

On March 5, 2016, at approximately 9:57 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 6000 block on C Avenue; approximately 2 miles east of Arlington. After further investigation, it was determined that Tessa Rae Brewer, age 21 of Arlington, was driving a Silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT 4D north bound when she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and went into the west side ditch. There were no injuries reported and minimal damage to the vehicle. Brewer was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

On 3/7/16 at 11:48 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Guy Thorp age 29 from Wadena on a Fayette County Warrant for Parole Violation. Thorp was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held without bond.

On March 4, 2016, at approximately 10:45 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an underage drinking party in the 100 block of 1st Street North in Maynard. After further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies the following individuals were issued a citation for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age: Summer Starr Reyes, age 18 of Eldorado; Kyle Quenton Blumberg, age 20 of Oelwein; Mathew James Fowlkes, age 20 of Oelwein; Blake Edward Estep-Hummel, age 19 of Oelwein; Paityn Jewel Cooper, age 18 of Marion; Wytney Christine Coleman, age 19 of Independence; Harmony Jane Vannevele, age 20 of Independence; and Austin Dean Peters, age 18 of Maynard. There was also two juveniles who will be referred to the Juvenile Court for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age: Jacob James Victor Miller, age 17 of Oelwein; and Arieana Ajruloski, age 17 of Independence.

During this investigation it was brought to the Deputies attention that Austin Dean Peters, age 18 of Maynard, had a valid Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. Peters was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance. Peters has a $2000 cash or corporate surety bond.

On March 4th, 2016 at approximately 5:18 pm Deputies were called to the 18,000 block of Lincoln Road in reference to a Car vs. Deer accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Alan G. Fink, age 54 of Randalia was traveling Northbound in a Red 2014 Ford Focus belonging to Scott Pharmacy when he struck a deer, which was traveling across the highway.  No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $2,000.00 in damages. 

On 3/8/16 at approximately 2:11 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s office responded to a semi rollover accident east of West Union on Highway 18 and Ironwood Road. Once deputies arrived they found a semi loaded with containers of milk driven by Charlie Lewis Craver, age 29 of Armarillo, Texas. Craver lost control and rolled his 2012 Freightliner onto the Highway. Multiple gallons of milk were spilled into the ditch and the rest were salvaged by the Fire Department. Hwy 18 was closed down for approximately three hours due to the cleanup. Craver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Fire Department, Clermont Fire Department, and TriState Ambulance. Craver suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from Palmer Lutheran Hospital. The semi and trailer are considered a total loss.

On March 7, 2016 at approximately 5:36 am a Fayette County Sheriff Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 150 and 152nd Street, just north of Fayette. After further investigation the driver, Daniel Warren Wrice, age 52 of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Wrice was transported to the Fayette County Jail and awaits an initial appearance.

On 3/7/16 at 1:13 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Austin Dean Peters age 18 from Maynard on a Fayette County Warrant for pre-trial release violation. Peters was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he posted bond and was released to appear in court at a later date.

On 3-7-16 the Fayette County  Sheriff’s Office along with the Clayton County K-9 unit conducted a search at the Starmont School. After the search Emily Von-Knibbe 18 of Arlington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to the Fayette County Jail where her bond was set in the amount of $1000.00 dollars. Von-Knibbe later posted bond and was released. Jade M. Stevens 17 was also found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Stevens was released to her mother and was referred to the Juvenile courts services.

On 2/4/2016 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation on a Trevor John Satrom, age 34 of Oran, Iowa. After weeks of investigation and the assistance from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) the State Fire Marshall service and the Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) a search warrant was conducted on Satrom’s residence on 2/10/2016 and evidence was collected that made it appear Satrom may be possessing material used to build and detonate several types of bombs.  Over 30 pounds of black gun powder, numerous steel pipes threaded with drilled endcaps, 2 pressure cookers, one drilled out, several feet of Hobby fuse, pounds of BB’s and shredded metal used for shrapnel, a working Flame thrower that has the power to shoot a 50 foot flame for more than a 60 seconds, Napalm Mix used in the Flame Thrower, body armor, several guns and rifles and smoke grenades.  On the 10th Satrom was taken into custody and transported to a locked Hospital for treatment and released on 3/4/2016. The Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested Satrom on the 4th  of March and transported him to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Unlawful Possession and/or Storage of Explosive material, a class “C” Felony and held a bond of $100,000.00 Cash. On 3/8/2016 after further evidence was tested and examined by the ATF Satrom was charged with Unlawful Possession Of Offensive Weapons, four counts, Class “D” Felony. The Sheriff’s office has no further details of Satrom’s intent, however all his computers and electronic devices were seized in the Warrant and are being examined at this time by the DCI Lab. The Iowa State Patrol and the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search warrant. Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to add that no one was in danger at the time the warrant was executed and all precautions were taken when gathering the evidence by the State Fire Marshalls who were assisting at the search.

  On March 17, 2016, at approximately 5:07 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 18 and Neon Road; approximately 2 miles west of West Union. Upon arrival Sheriff’s Deputies determined that the vehicle, a White 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, was traveling west bound when it entered the north side ditch causing it to roll several times. Upon investigation, Deputies discovered the driver, Rachel Marie Montes, age 26 of Manchester, had been ejected from the vehicle and had sustained life threatening injuries. She was transported to Palmer Lutheran Hospital by Tri-State Ambulance, and then air lifted to Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, WI. The vehicle is considered a total loss. The West Union Fire Department assisted at the scene. This incident still remains under investigation and charges are pending.

On 3-16-16, at approximately 2:00pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a 2 vehicle accident near the intersection Hwy 18 and P Avenue.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Joel Orlo Knutson, 31 of New Hampton, was traveling westbound on Hwy 18, when his vehicle collided with another turning vehicle. It was found that driver of the 2nd vehicle, Michael Edward Koehler, 53 of Hawkeye, was turning left when he was rear- ended by Knutson’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported and damages to the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix and 2012 Dodge Ram Truck were estimated at $4000.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On March 18 2016 at 11:51 AM Fayette County Deputies arrested Kelli Ann Masters 43 of Hawkeye for a probation violation. Masters was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held on a $ 1000 cash only bond.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the individuals involved in an alleged murder/suicide that took place on March 21, 2016.  Morgan Elizabeth Kaye, 27 of West Union was found lying on the ground outside of an apartment on Linden Street in West Union where she suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead. The suspect, who has been identified as Anthony Ray Hebert, 27 of West Union, was later found in his pickup truck just south of Calmer on Hwy 150 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and West Union Police along with the Iowa Department of investigations (DCI) are conducting the investigation.

On March 20, 2016 at approximately 2:22 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report that a silver Dodge truck had been stolen from a residence in the city of Hawkeye.  A West Union Police Officer later located and stopped the stolen vehicle in the city of West Union, and Deputies arrived on scene.   The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as 17 year old male  of West Union.  A passenger in the vehicle was identified as 17 year old male, also of West Union. Both Juveniles were taken into custody and later released to there parents. The  vehicle had sustained approx.. 3,000.00 damage after it was stolen it was determined that it had struck a tree. Also during this same time frame West Union Police took another report of a stolen vehicle from West Union and it was located outside of Hawkeye also West Union Police took reports that two other vehicle’s in west union had been burglarized and items removed from them.  All incidents are  believed to be connected. The following have been charged in Juvenile Court: 

Andrew James Nagel

1)      Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Class D Felony)

2)      Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Class D Felony)

3)      Possession of Stolen Property (Class D Felony)

4)      Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

5)      No Valid Driver’s License

 Tyler James Westcott

1)      Aiding and Abetting the Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Class D Felony)

2)      Possession of Stolen Property (Class D Felony)

 

On March 23,  2016 at 11:56 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Will Johanningmeier age 51 from Wadena. Johanningmeier was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for contempt of court, fail to pay child support. Johanningmeier was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held on $1000 cash bond.

On 3-23-16, Willie Lewis Thompson, 29 of Fayette IA, was arrested on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant; original charges trespassing and assault, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Thompson was taken into custody,  transported to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and being held on $1900 cash bond.   

On 3-23-16, Cody Richard Reisner, 32 of Oelwein, was arrested on a Fayette County Parole Violation Warrant; original charges manufacturing/delivery and possession of controlled substance.  Reisner was taken into custody, transported to Fayette County Jail, and is being held on a no bond. 

On March 18, 2016 at approximately 11:38 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a loud party at a residence outside of Auburn.  Upon investigation Deputies determined numerous individuals under the age of 21 were in possession of alcoholic beverages.  The following persons were cited for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age of 21:  20 year old Alexander David Morris of St. Paul, Minnesota; 19 year old Lauren Elizabeth Goetsch of Hartford, South Dakota; 19 year old Theodora Beth McMahon of Hartford, South Dakota; 20 year old Hillary Jean Diedrich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 20 year old David James Toft of Omaha, Nebraska; 20 year old Amara J. Morris of Omaha, Nebraska; 19 year old Karli Makayla Ward of Omaha, Nebraska; 20 year old Kory Michael Hanlon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 19 year old Hannah Kaylynn Person of Polk, Nebraska; 20 year old Taylor Marie Zueger of Bath, South Dakota; 20 year old Erica Marie Beare of Aberdeen, South Dakota; 19 year old Abby Lee Lubeck of Vermillion, South Dakota; 19 year old Natalie Nulle of Manning, Iowa; and 20 year old Taylor Rose Bormann of Parkston, South Dakota.  Bormann was also cited for Unlawful Use of License and Deputies confiscated the fake identification card she had in her possession.

On 3/25/16 at 10:48 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Arnold Dean Cole age 53  from Readlyn, IA from the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office after he was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for parole violation. Cole was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held without bond.  

On 3-30-16, at approximately 9:50 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a vehicle that had rolled in the 6500 Block of E Avenue, just south of Arlington IA.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene the scene.  Damage to the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix was considered a total loss.  Later that evening, Fayette County Sheriff's Office received information that the vehicle in the rollover accident had been entered as stolen from Delaware County.  After a Fayette County Sheriff's Office investigation it was found that Paige Lynn Abbot, 27 of Greeley IA, was northbound on E Avenue, when she lost control of her vehicle, rolling into the ditch.  A further investigation showed that Abbot's driving status was suspended through Iowa.  Abbott was charged with Driving while license suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Failure to Maintain Control, a Simple Misdemeanor. Abbott will appear in court at a later date.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Arlington Fire, and Arlington Ambulance Service.    

APRIL

On 4-1-16 at 8:40 AM a Fayette County Deputy arrested Eric Norman Anderson 55 of Elgin, for Failure to appear for a debtors examine, Anderson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held on a $ 1000 cash bond.

On April 3, 2016 at 12:48 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on O Ave south of 220th St. An investigation determined that Letisha Leyva from Genoa, IL was operating a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette southbound on O Ave when she lost control. The vehicle entered the east ditch and overturned onto the passenger side. Leyva was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control. There was an estimated $1000 damage to the vehicle.

On April 2, 2016, at approximately 10:11 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a two vehicle accident at the Pumper Gas Station in Fayette. Once deputies arrived they were alerted that the driver of one of the vehicle had left the scene. One of the vehicle was owned by Marcella Gertude Klemp, age 75 of Fayette who reported that while her vehicle was parked a white Kia with two females had struck it and left the area. Upon an investigation it was discovered that Nancy Maxine Flores, age 69 of Fayette was the one driving the Kia and after leaving the scene was involved in another accident on Lovers Lane in Fayette. Flores had struck a tree causing minor injuries to her and the passenger and totaling her car. Fayette Fire and Ambulance assisted and both were taken to Palmer for their injuries. Impairment is suspected on Flores and after the investigation charges will be filed. 

On 4/2/16 at 6:06 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle on its top on Kornhill Rd west of I Ave. An investigation determined that Jacob John Fedeler from Arlington was operating a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais eastbound on Kornhill Rd when he lost control and entered the south ditch. The vehicle came back onto the roadway and entered the north ditch where it overturned onto the top.  Fedeler was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Fayette Fire Dept.

On 4/8/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office conducted a search of 23434 V Ave, the residence of Daryl Jones, age 49 and Jonathan Lortie age 31. Deputies found the controlled substance Methamphetamine, firearms and drug paraphernalia.  Both were arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Possession of methamphetamine III offense a class “D” felony, Possession and control of a firearm and or ammunition as a felon, a class “D” felony and drug Paraphernalia. Both were on Parole with the department of Correctional Service out of the first District for felony drug possession. Probation and Parole assisted in this investigation and will be filing parole violations on both subjects. 

On 4-8-16, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested  Rebecca Sue Martins, 46 of Waukon, for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Martins was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaited initial appearance.

On 4-9-16 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was sent to 29348 Rose Rd to conduct a welfare check. Upon investigation it was determined that an underage party was taking place. The following people were issued citations for possession of alcohol under the legal age. Jacob Garza 19 Decorah, Blake Kruse 19 Ft Atkinson, Cameron Hamilton 16 Decorah, Stella Ransom 15 Decorah, Jordyn White 17 Decorah and Michael Ruiz 20 Decorah. Ruiz was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and supplying alcohol to minors. Ruiz was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is awaiting an initial appearance.

On 4-9-16 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the city of Clermont. Upon investigation Ben Hepke, 31 of Elgin was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense and open container as a driver. He was transported to the Fayette County jail and is awaiting an initial appearance.

On 4-9-16 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male outside a residence in the city of Fayette threatening the owner of the house. When deputies arrived Brandon Sudduth 18 of Fayette was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. He was arrested and charged with Harassment 1st degree, Trespassing, Public Intoxication, and interference with official acts.  He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 4/11/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested James William Hanson, age 19 of Fayette for Indecent contact with a child, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The investigation showed that on 3/31/2016 Hanson, a student at West Central High School in Maynard had indecent contact with a nine year-old Jane Doe at the school. School officials contacted the Sheriff’s Office once they had learned of the contact and an investigation was conducted. Hanson was arrested today and is at the Fayette County Jail on a no bond warrant.

On April 12, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served two arrest warrants on Daryl Milton Jones age 49 Rural Hawkeye for Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd offense. Bail is set at $5000.00 for each warrant. He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail waiting appearance before a magistrate.

On April 12, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served an arrest warrant on Jonathon Andrew Lortie age 30 of rural Hawkeye for Parole Violation. He is currently being held without bond in the Fayette County Jail awaiting an appearance before a magistrate.  

On 4-11-16 at approx. 9:45 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual assaulting the staff at Prairie View . Upon further investigation Kalkidan F. Hefel 21 had assaulted five different staff members. Hefel was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with Simple assault. This incident remains under investigation and more charges could be filed at a later date.

On April 12, 2016 at approximately 3:00 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle that was tearing around a sand quarry near Sumner, and had gotten stuck.  When Deputies arrived, the driver of the vehicle was identified as 38 year old Steven Curtis Rechkemmer of Waterloo.  Upon investigation, it was determined that Rechkemmer was intoxicated.  He was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail, where he assaulted a detention officer while being booked in.  Rechkemmer was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense which is an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Assault on a Correctional Officer, a Serious Misdemeanor.  He was held for an initial appearance in court.

On April 13, 2016 at 5:56 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Ford F150 driving all over the road south of West Union on Hwy. 150.  A Fayette County Deputy located the vehicle and stopped it after observing the erratic driving behavior.  After investigation, it was learned that 42 year old Christopher Sean Hoff of LeClaire, Iowa was intoxicated.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense.  Hoff was held for an initial appearance in court.

On 4-13-16 at approx. 9:36 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on W45 (G Ave. ) and 30th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2005 Honda Civic, Daniel L. Moellers 20 of Oelwein was traveling north on W45 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck with the front end of the vehicle and came to rest under the vehicle. The vehicle sustained approx. $6000.00 dollars damage. No one was injured in the accident.

On 4-14-16 at approx. 1:02 a.m. a Fayette County Deputy arrested Jenna R. Stubberud 35 of Oelwein on a valid arrest warrant for failure to report to serve her 4 days in jail as ordered by the judge, original charge was Forgery. The warrant was issued out of Bremer County. Stubberud was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held and later released to the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office.

On 4-19-16, at approximately 8:15 Pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call of an intoxicated person swearing and throwing food at Charley’s Gas Station, Arlington IA.   After Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, conducted an investigation, Robert Newton Russell III, 57 of Arlington was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor, Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Russell was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaited initial appearance. 

 On 4-20-16, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amanda Sue Koester, 28 of Oelwein, on a Bremer County Warrant, for Failure to Appear, Original Charge; Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Koester was taken into custody, transported to Fayette County Jail, and is being held on $750 Cash Bond. 

On 4/21/16 at 6:41 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on the driver’s side at the intersection of 250th St and Rose Rd. An investigation determined that Keith Michael Franzen from Hawkeye was operating a 2002 Subaru Forester west bound on 250th St when he lost control and entered the south ditch where he struck a culvert causing the vehicle to turn onto the driver’s side. Franzen was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control. The vehicle was considered a total loss.

On 4/21/16 at 6:41 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on the driver’s side at the intersection of 250th St and Rose Rd. An investigation determined that Keith Michael Franzen from Hawkeye was operating a 2002 Subaru Forester west bound on 250th St when he lost control and entered the south ditch where he struck a culvert causing the vehicle to turn onto the driver’s side. Franzen was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control. The vehicle was considered a total loss.

On April 23, 2016 at 8:46 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’ s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on W Ave. south of 150th Street.  When a Deputy arrived, it was learned that 17 year old Chelsey Moore of Winthrop was driving her 2008 Ford Taurus north on W Ave. when she attempted to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone.  A car approached in the oncoming lane, and Moore swerved to avoid collision, and went into the ditch.  Moore was charged with Unsafe Passing, and her vehicle was believed to be totaled.  No injuries were reported.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sumner Fire Department and Sumner EMS (SEMS).

On April 22, 2016, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Scott Penning, age 31 of Dumont, on a Fayette County Warrant. Penning had a warrant for Probation Violation (Felony), original charge of domestic abuse assault – 2nd offense, and Harassment 3rd Degree (Simple Misdemeanor). Penning was picked up and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he received an initial appearance and was later released on a $2000 unsecured bond.

On 4-22-16 at approx. 9:55 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Harding Rd west of F Ave. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2006 Ford Escape, Abigail R. Eberling 22 of Postville was traveling east when a deer entered into the roadway and was struck by the front end of the vehicle causing approx. $3000.00 dollars in damage. No one was injured in the accident.

 On 4-22-16 at approximately 5:45 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle accident on W45 just north of 50th street. Upon investigation it was determined that Tyler Borrett 21 of strawberry point was traveling north when a beaver entered the roadway. Tyler attempted to avoid the animal but lost control of his vehicle and entered the west ditch. There was approximately $1500 in total damages and no injuries were reported. Tyler was cited for failure to maintain control.

Today April 25, 2016 Leroy Daniel Kula Jr. age 36 of Arlington was sentenced  In Iowa District Court at the Fayette County Courthouse to 60 years in Prison following his conviction of two counts of sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree and two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a minor.  Leroy Kula Jr. was arrested on October 31, 2014 after a week long investigation and a search of his Arlington Home by Fayette County Sheriff’s Office into the allegations that he had performed sex acts on at least two of the girls and recorded videos and took photos of at least two girls. The victims ages were 4, 5, and 6. Leroy Kula Jr. will be turned over to the Iowa Department of Corrections where he will begin serving his sentence.  This investigation unveiled more charges of sexual exploitation of a minor in Poweshiek County and additional charges in Fayette County to be filed also.

On April 24, 2016 at approximately 5:58 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a two vehicle accident near 180th Street on Highway 150.  Upon investigation it was determined a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 26 year old Timothy Jones of West Union, was traveling south on Highway 150 when a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling north on Highway 150, driven by 19 year old Tyler Poll of Bellevue, crossed the center line after Poll reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.  Jones made an evasive maneuver towards the shoulder of the road and avoided being hit head-on, however Poll’s vehicle sideswiped Jones’ vehicle.  Jones’ vehicle slid back across the highway and was disabled—blocking the northbound lane of traffic. Both vehicles were a total loss and the roadway remained partially obstructed for approximately one hour. Jones reported only a minor injury and refused medical treatment at the scene.  Poll reported no injury.    Poll was cited for Driving on the Wrong Side of Two Lane Highway.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Fire Department, Fayette Ambulance Service, and Moss Service Center. 

On 4-26-16 Fayette County Deputies went to a residence in Maynard to attempt to locate Jenna McLaury, 23 who had escaped from the Waterloo Residential Facility and had two warrants for her arrest.  Jenna was located inside the residence and taken into custody on the arrest warrants and also charged with Interference with Official Acts. The property owner identified as Bruce Werden, 50 was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact. Both are being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On April 26th, 2016 at approximately 6:04 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an ATV accident. Upon conducting an investigation Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that two juveniles, ages, 13 and 14 of Hawkeye were traveling Northbound at the 23000 block of O Avenue when the driver lost control of the Arctic Cat ATV, causing the ATV to travel to the West ditch where it rolled.  The passenger of the ATV was transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union and was later air lifted for injuries obtained in the accident. The accident remains under investigation. Upon completing the investigation from Tuesdays ATV accident, Jason J. Cannon, age 34 of Hawkeye was cited for Permitting Unauthorized Minor to Drive, a simple misdemeanor. 

On 4-29-16, Charles Anthony Serrano Jr.  20 of Oelwein, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Serrano was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance.   

On 4/30/16 at 11:04 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aeriel Anna McMullen age 22 from Dubuque after it was determined that she was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. McMullen operated the vehicle when she came to visit an inmate at the Fayette County Jail. McMullen was booked into the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with driving while license suspended and held awaiting an appearance with a Magistrate.

On 4-30-16 at approximately 12:55 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a car deer accident on Juniper Road near King Road.  Upon investigation it was determined 30 year old Charles Anthony Drees of West Union was traveling south on Juniper when his 2006 Buick struck a deer sustaining approximately $3000 damage.  Drees was not injured.

 

Dispose of your Prescription Drugs Safely, at one of the drop off sites throughout Northeast Iowa

 The Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force in cooperation with Helping Services of Northeast Iowa are participating in the National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day Event. 

This year’s event is Saturday April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  The purpose of these event is to keep medications out of the hands of people who may misuse or abuse them, especially our youth.   All drop off sites in Northeast Iowa are listed on www.DEA.govIt will list the time and location of each site in Northeast Iowa for April 30th.   

   For you safety and your privacy

 

·         Keep all substances in their original containers

·         All liquid containers must be sealed in a leak proof container

·         Mark out any identifying information on the container

·         Unidentified medications will be accepted- NO QUESTIONS ASKED

 We will accept:

·         Prescriptions and over the counter medications including

Vitamins, supplements, and herbals

·         Thermometers in zip-lock or sealed plastic bag

·         Aerosols or pressurized containers
 

We will not accept:

·         Starting this year we will no longer accept needles, sharps, or syringes with needles

                  For locations and drop off sites near you, go to www.DEA.gov or contact        your local law enforcement agency for locations. 

The Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force in its quest to make our communities a safer and drug free place, wanted to make the public aware of our latest endeavor. 

  With the assistance of Helping Services of Northeast Iowa, Winneshiek County Emergency Management Services and numerous volunteers; the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force participated in the National Prescription Drop Off Day Event.

  The Drug Task Force and its seventeen agencies had twenty different drop off sites throughout Northeast Iowa.   The purpose of these events is to keep medications out of the hands of people who may misuse or abuse them, especially our youth.    Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in America; it is one of the fastest growing threats to our youth today.

 During our yearlong investigation, the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force has seized over two hundred dose units of illegally used prescription medications in the war against drugs.

  Our participation in today’s event yielded (738) seven hundred thirty eight pounds of prescription medications.  We are proud to have been involved with Helping Services of Northeast Iowa and their many volunteers.  

  We strive to make our communities a safer and better place to live.  Also several of our agencies participate in Dare Education for the 5th and 8th grade students in our communities.  We also provide Parent-Adult Dare Education to parents, computer awareness, safety programs, plus meth and drug awareness programs for adults and students throughout our communities.

  The following agencies are members of the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force:

 Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department                 Calmar-Ossian Police Department

 Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department                 Clayton County Sheriff’s Department

Cresco Police Department                                        Decorah Police Department

Elkader Police Department                                       Fayette County Sheriff Department

Guttenberg Police Department                                 Howard County Sheriff’s Department                           

 Mar-Mac Unified Police Department                        Monona Police Department

 New Hampton Police Department                           Postville Police Department

 Waukon Police Department                                    West Union Police Department

 Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department              Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force County Mr. Andrew VanDerMaaten Attorney                                                                                                                                              

 

MAY

National Correctional Officer's Week on May 1-7, 2016

Jail Administrator Sergeant Major Thyron Mathews, Sheriff Marty Fisher, Jail Supervisor Hilery Chensvold


Back – Correctional Officers Barb Paul,  Michael Starkweather,  Katrina Klusman,  Shannon Plaht,Austin Vagts, Robert Rinella Front – Correctional Officers Anthony Bamford, Ashley Kisner, Tony Anthopolous, Jasmine Pratt, Brody Hubbell Not Shown is Correctional Officers Weston Buhr, Anthony Landis, Julie Smith, Amber Rechkemmer, Gabby Friis, Jenn Ball   

On May 1, 2016 at approximately 4:17 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle in the ditch on County Road W51 near Turkey Valley School.  The driver and owner of the vehicle, 21 year old Nathan Scott Guyer of Decorah, was reportedly at a residence in Clermont.  Deputies made contact with Guyer to investigate the incident.  Upon investigation it was determined Guyer was intoxicated and had driven the vehicle in question.  Guyer was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Guyer was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense and Interference With Official Acts for resisting arrest. 

On 5/1/16 at 9:26 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Harding Rd west of Harvest Rd. An investigation determined that Vernis Charles Haberichter from Waukon was operating a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis westbound on Harding Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $3500 damage to the vehicle. Haberichter was not injured.

On May 1, 2016 at approximately 2:30 AM a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a white 2009 Saturn for speeding on Highway 3 near County Road V68.  The driver was identified as 19 year old Ethan Scott Steinbronn of Westgate.  Upon investigation it was determined Steinbronn had been drinking alcohol.  Steinbronn was transported to the Oelwein Police Department for .02 violation processing, which resulted in a 60-day revocation of his driving privileges.  Steinbronn was also issued a citation for speeding and was released that night.   

On May 1, 2016, at approximately 10:00pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a car vs. deer accident on Juniper Road and King Road; approximately 5 miles north of West Union. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy, it was determined that Veronica Jean Remick, age 35 of Decorah, was driving a White 2006 Lincoln Navigator northbound when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage.

  On 5-2-16 at approximately 10:15 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the alarm company for Gavin’s IGA Grocery Store in Fayette stating that the intrusion alarm was activated. Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene and located Brandon Sudduth, 18 of Fayette inside the store. He was arrested and charged with Interference with Official Acts, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, Burglary 3rd Degree.  He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

*****News Release*****

 

  In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, designating May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15.

 Proclamation for National Police Week and Police Memorial Day

 Whereas, the Congress and the President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week; and  

  Whereas the members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the people of Fayette County; and 

  Whereas it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their Law Enforcement agency, and that members of our Law Enforcement agency recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence and disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression; and 

  Whereas, the men and women of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office unceasingly provide a vital public service;

 Now, therefore, I, Sheriff Marty Fisher call upon the citizens of Fayette County and upon all patriotic, civic, and educational organizations to observe the week of May 15-21, 2016 as Police Week with appropriate Ceremonies and observances in which all of our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities, have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in doing so, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.

   I further call upon all citizens of Fayette County to observe May 15 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in honor of those Law Enforcement Officer’s who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respects to the survivors of our fallen heroes.

  In witness thereof, I have here unto set my hand. 

                                                                                           Martin M. Fisher

                                                                                           Sheriff of Fayette County

   


    

 

On May 4, 2016 Franklin County Authorities arrested Ismael Illescas Alfaro age 33 of Hampton, IA on a Fayette County Warrant for Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree Class C Felony and Criminal Transmission of Infectious Disease to  Another.  He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $50,000.00 Cash Bond.

On May 6th, 2016 at approximately 2:08 pm The Fayette County Sheriff’s received a call of vehicle in the ditch at the 22,000 block of Canoe Road. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Thomas C. Hanson age, 60 of Elgin was traveling Southbound on Canoe when he lost control of the 2002 red Dodge Caravan he was driving. Hanson was charged with OWI 2nd offense (aggravated misdemeanor), Failure to Maintain Control (simple misdemeanor), and Failure to Provide Proof of Security against Liability (simple misdemeanor). No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $3,000.00 in damages.

On May 5th, 2016 at approximately 9:40 pm The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of car vs. deer accident at the 3,000 block of G Ave. Upon arrival it was discovered by Sheriff’s Deputies that Christine Grundmeyer, age 58 of Aurora was traveling Southbound when she struck a deer with her 2012 Buick Enclave. No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained major damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Aurora Fire and Strawberry Point Ambulance.

On 5-7-16, at approximately 7:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious person walking down the middle of the road, possibly intoxicated, north of Wadena.  After Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, John Michael Bennett, 73 of Clermont, was arrested for Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Bennett was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaited an initial appearance. 

On 5-9-16 at approx. 8:16 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy arrested Christopher L. Becker 33 of Fayette. Becker had an arrest warrant for failure to appear on a Parole Violation charge there was no bond. Becker was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held.

Charges have been  filed on Nancy Flores for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control.  Charges stem from an accident on April 2 where Nancy Flores was involved in a two-vehicle accident at the Pumper Gas Station in Fayette where she fled the scene and was involved in another accident on Lover’s Lane in Fayette where she struck a tree.  Minor injuries were reported.

 On 5/10/16 at 7:05 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a vehicle that struck a guardrail on Hwy 3 west of Palace Rd. An investigation determined that Anthony Lee Greer from Oelwein was operating a 2013 Dodge ram 1500 eastbound on Hwy 3 when the vehicle left the roadway and made contact with a guardrail on the passenger side causing  the vehicle to spin around. The truck received an estimated $7500 damage. There was an estimated $5000 damage to the guardrail. Greer was evaluated at the scene by Mercy Oelwein Ambulance and refused medical treatment. Greer was cited for fail to maintain control.

Be Safe, Be Buckled!

For many, buckling up in a vehicle is second nature.  However, in 2014, 9,385 people nationwide lost their lives as a result of not buckling their seat belt; and in Iowa in 2014, 118 of the 322 crash fatalities were not buckled up.   In our rural state, it is important to note that nationally 61-percent of pickup truck fatalities were not buckled.  

Iowa’s seat belt compliance rate is at 93 percent, one of the best in the nation but, still, too many of the state’s traffic fatalities are unbelted.  Those are lives that could have been saved. The consequences of not buckling up are too high, don’t become a negative seat belt statistic, always buckle up!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day but not enough at night.  The May 23 – June 6, 2016 Click It or Ticket mobilization focuses on seat belt violators 24/7, but a strong enforcement effort will be made between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during that time.

“Law enforcement plays an important role in helping protect the safety of our citizens,” said Pat Hoye, Chief of the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.  “Time after time, we see the deadly results that come from drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belt.  Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash.” 

As you travel near or far this Memorial Day, remember to buckle up in the back seat as well as in the front.  Rear seat passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they are unbuckled.  In real life we don’t get a second chance.

 Media contact:  Alex Murphy, GTSB Spokesman, Office of the Commissioner – DPS, at (515) 725-6189.

On 5/15/16 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Carl Ralph Erickson age 39 from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. Erickson had an active warrant out of Fayette County for Parole Violation. Erickson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held with bond.

On 5-13-16 at approx. 11:29 p.m. a Fayette County deputy stopped a vehicle at the intersection of  W14 and Hwy 3 for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation the driver of the vehicle Jennifer J. Kohlmeyer 46 of Maynard was found to be intoxicated. Kohlmeyer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County jail where she was charged with operating while intoxicated first offense and failure to stop at a stop sign. Kohlmeyer was held awaiting her initial appearance.

Dustyn Lee Henry age 27 of Oran was arrested by La Cross County Wisconsin Authorities on May 11, 2016 on a  No bond Nation Wide Pickup warrant for probation violation (original charge of burglary 3rd. ) out of Fayette County. After waiving extradition he is now as of May 16, 2016 Being held in the Fayette County Jail where he will appear before a magistrate.

On 5/17/2016 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a tip from a citizen of the location of Keith M Taylor, age 52 of West Union who had two Fayette County Warrants for Failure to follow the sex offender registry second offence, a class “D” felony and another for driving while suspended 11 counts.  The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office took the information and located Taylor in their county and placed him in custody. Taylor was transported to the Fayette County Jail and awaits a court hearing on a $5000.00 cash bond.

On 5/17/2016 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Brandon Scott Williams age 23 of West Union was arrested by the Postville Police on a Fayette County Warrant for a probation violation. Williams was picked up by Fayette County and transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a no bond warrant. 

On 05/17/2016 at approximately 9:22 PM, Fayette County Sheriff’s Officer received a 911 call referencing a car and deer collision near the intersection of Kornhill Road and 128th Street. The 2007 Chrysler 300 driven by 25 year old Cody Lenth of Elgin was heading west bound on Kornhill Road when it struck a deer crossing the road. There was extensive damage to the front and right side of the vehicle no injuries were reported.

On May 18, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served two arrest warrants on Christopher Lee Becker age 33 of rural Fayette for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $5000.00 Bond.  

On 5-19-16, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stacie June Martin, 55 of Hawkeye, for Forgery, a Class D Felony. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by family members in early May and conducted an investigation.   Upon completion of an investigation it was discovered that from early February 2016, Martin had allegedly been forging multiple checks from a 93 year old victim of which she was a hired care-taker in Fayette County.    Martin was taken into custody for the Forgery and transported to Fayette County jail and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.   

On May 20, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff Deputies arrested Scott William Dilley age 46 of Elgin on a Fayette County Warrant for Pretrial  Supervision Violation (original charge: Operating While Under the influence 2nd Offense) he is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $10,000.00 bond.

On 5-18-16, at approximately 9:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a car deer accident near the intersection of R Avenue and Hwy 3 just outside of Oelwein.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Lisa Smith, 50 of Sumner, was traveling westbound when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No injuries were reported and damage to the 2012 Ford Fusion was estimated at $7,000.   

On 5-21-16 at approx. 11:50 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a one vehicle accident on Acorn Road south of Filmore. Upon investigation it was determined Lily Poppen, 16 of west union was traveling north bound on Acorn Rd when she lost control of a 2001 Chevy Impala, entering the ditch causing the vehicle to roll and coming to rest on it wheels. There were no injuries reported and Lily was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain control. The vehicle sustained approx. $2000 worth of damage.

On 5-22-16 at approximately 2:21 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle rollover accident on Harding Road near the city of Clermont. Upon investigation it was determined the driver had left the scene. After an investigation it was determined the Manish Jha, 19 of Elgin was traveling west bound on Harding Road when he claimed a deer entered the roadway causing him to lose control of his 2004 Toyota corolla which entered the ditch and rolled several times. Manish was treated for minor injuries and cited for failure to maintain control. The vehicle sustained approximately $5000 worth of damage. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Clermont Fire Dept. and Ambulance.

On May 21, 2016 at approximately 10:52 PM a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a black 1985 Harley Davidson motorcycle on County Road C33, west of County Road V68 for a traffic violation.  The driver was identified as 28 year Daniel Lohmann of Tripoli.  Upon investigation it was determined Lohmann’s driving privileges are Barred and Suspended.  Lohmann was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Lohmann was charged with Driving While Barred, Driving While Suspended and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Registration. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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