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.
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 :
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.
ATV FOR SALE
2011 Polaris Ranger RZR 900 XP
Located at Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
220 N. Industrial Parkway, West Union, IA 52175
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is accepting sealed bids (minimum
$5,000.00) on a White 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR 900 XP
Mileage: Approx. 2,190
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office seized this vehicle in a forfeiture,
Offers should be submitted no later than October 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm to:
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Write (Polaris Ranger) on envelope
220 N Industrial Parkway, West Union, IA 52175
Please include with bid: a letter of credit from a Financial Institution.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
ATV is being sold AS IS
Sealed Bids will be opened November 9, 2015
On October 4 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle rollover on K Avenue approximately 1/8 of a mile south of the 40th street intersection. After an investigation it was determined that Shane Galligan 37 of Oelwein was driving a white 2008 Dodge Dakota Quad cab pick-up south when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the East ditch. The vehicle rolled multiple times, ejecting Galligan from the vehicle. Galligan was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein and was later air lifted to Iowa City with possible life threatening injuries. Oelwein fire and police department assisted at the scene, the vehicle was considered a total loss, charges are pending.
On 10/3/15 at 7:13 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch south of Eldorado along Hwy 150. An investigation that Sergie Jesus Carrichi from Calmar was operating a 1995 Mitsubishi northbound on Hwy 150 when he lost control. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the east ditch and struck a tree. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Carrichi was cited for fail to maintain control and fail to have valid license or permit. Carrichi sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.
On 10-5-15, at approximately 1900 hours, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received information that an assault had occurred at Prairie View Residential Facility, Fayette IA. After Fayette County Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene, Bethany Faith Barnett, 19 of Prairie View Residential Facility, was taken into custody and charged with Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. Barnett was transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.
On 10/6/15 at 9:56 Am Kate Marie Burrow age 26 from Waucoma turned herself in to the custody of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Burrow had an outstanding valid arrest warrant for her arrest after being charged with assault with the intent to inflict bodily injury. Burrow was booked into the Fayette County Jail where she was held on $2500.00 cash bond pending an appearance with a Magistrate.
On 10/6/15 at 11:30 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Seth Michael Ackerson age 21 from Waterloo. Ackerson was arrested on a Black Hawk County Warrant for probation violation. Ackerson was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later released to the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office.
On 10-08-15 at approximately 4:56 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle accident on 210th Street near U Avenue. Upon investigation a Fayette County Deputy determined 31 year old Jeremy James Eickhoff was traveling west on 210th Street when a deer entered the roadway. Eickhoff’s vehicle struck the deer causing the both headlights to become inoperable. Eickhoff’s vehicle entered the north ditch, but stayed upright. Eickhoff was not injured, but his vehicle is believed to be a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hawkeye Fire Department.
On 10-7-15, at approximately 4;45 Pm, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of an accident that occurred near the intersection of highway 187 and K Avenue. When fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Dawn Marie Novak, 37 of Oelwein, was traveling southbound on K Avenue and passing a Farm tractor as the tractor was pulling into a farm drive. The driver of the Terra-Gator 6104, Grant Turner, 25 of Waverly, was also south bound on K Avenue, turning into a farm drive, when the collision occurred. No injuries were reported. Damage to the 2005 Terra-Gator was estimated at $3,000, and damage to the 2011 Chevy Silverado was estimated at $12,000. Novak was cited for Unsafe Pass, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On 10/11/15 at 10:45 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Nicholas Paul McKee age 27 from Elgin from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. McKee was arrested by Clayton County Deputies on a Fayette County warrant for fail to appear on a driving while license suspended charge. McKee was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he posted bond and was released to appear in court.
On 10-12-15 at 8:35 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of L Avenue and 60th Street. After an investigation it was determined that Jacob West 22 of Fayette was traveling north on L Avenue in a 2010 Chevrolet K1500 pickup when it was struck by an east bound 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Birdsie Robinson 32 of Plainfield. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch and were considered a total loss. There were no injuries reported. Robinson was charged with Failure to yield to a vehicle on the right. The Oelwein fire department and Oelwein ambulance assisted at the scene.
On October 12, 2015 12:00 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of 1st. ST. NE. Waucoma. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy Brett Matthew Farmer Age 20 of Waucoma was arrested on the charge of Domestic Abuse Assault causing Injury a Serious Misdemeanor and was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he will appear before a magistrate.
On 10-14-15 at approximately 11:35 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle roll-over accident east of Waucoma on Scenic Road. Upon arrival it was determined the driver and anyone else associated with the vehicle had left the scene. Deputies continued to investigate the whereabouts of the driver before a 911 call was received on the morning of 10-15-15 advising that a male was at a residence near Fort Atkinson and needed medical attention related to a vehicle accident. After further investigation 23 year old Isaac Elias Nieto was determined to be the driver. Nieto was transported to Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah for injuries sustained in the accident. Charges against Nieto for Failure to Maintain Control and Driving While Suspended are pending. The accident remains under investigation and addition charges may be added.
On October 24, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm a Fayette County Deputy on patrol stopped a vehicle at the intersection of East Main Street and East Street in Maynard for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver, Victor Raymond Childers, age 18 of Oelwein, a strong odor of a controlled substance was omitting from the vehicle. Upon completion of an investigation, Victor Childers was arrested and charged with Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age (Simple Misdemeanor) and Excessive Speed. Austin Dean Peters, age 18 of Maynard, was arrested for Open Container (Simple Misdemeanor), Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age (Simple Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor), Possession of Controlled Substance (Serious Misdemeanor) and Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor). The incident remains under investigation.
On Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to a possible domestic situation along the roadway south of West Union. When Deputies arrived, it was learned that an argument had taken place and an assault had occurred. Victor Raymond Childers, 18 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (Simple Misdemeanor). He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
On October 25, 2015 at 12:45 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident in the city of Elgin, in the 200 Block of Main Street. Upon investigation, it was learned that 80 year old Patricia Smith of Elgin was backing out of a driveway with her 2009 Dodge Caliber, as a 1998 Ford Ranger driven by 51 year old David West of Elgin was also backing out of a driveway across the street. The two vehicles collided while backing up and caused over $1500 in damage to both vehicles. This incident remains under investigation.
On 10-25-15, at approximately 10:40 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received information of a gas drive off at the Pumper Gas Station, in Fayette IA. After Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, Jack Mckinley Hooper, 19 of Parnell IA, was taken into custody and charged with Theft in the 5th degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. Hooper was transported to Fayette County jail, where he awaits initial appearance.
On October 26th, 2015 at approximately 3:46 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident at Highway 187 and 10 th Street. Upon arrival it was discovered by Sheriff’s Deputies that Burdette Romig, age 68 of Edgewood was traveling Eastbound in a Company Mack truck when he entered the roadway to cross over Highway 187. Upon pulling into the roadway Romig struck Aaron Zitelman, age 24 of Strawberry Point, driving a 1994 Toyota pick-up. No injuries were reported and both vehicles sustained minor damages. Romig was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way (simple misdemeanor). Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lamont Fire and Strawberry Point EMS.
On October 26th, 2015 at approximately 7:51 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Car vs. Deer accident on Kornhill Road just West of D Avenue. Upon arrival it was discovered by Sheriff’s Deputy that Summer Zwanziger, age 35 of Strawberry Point was traveling Eastbound on Kornhill when she struck a deer with her 2005 Volkswagen Beetle. No injuries were reported and the 2005 Volkswagen sustained approximately $1,500.00 in damages.
On 10/28/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on 250th Street outside of Hawkeye. Once deputies arrived they found that a North Fayette Valley school bus driven by Russell Kenneth Frey, age 50 of West Union had slightly been sideswiped a vehicle driven by David Edward Shatek, age 60 of Fort Atkinson. Minor damage was done and no injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation.
On 10/28/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation on Scott Anthony Franzen, age 38 of Saint Lucas for a sexual abuse. Franzen was arrested without incident and transported to the Fayette County Jail. The investigation found that Franzen allegedly sexually abuse a minor in April of 2015. (The age and sex is being withheld until the rest of the investigation is completed) Franzen was charged with sexual Abuse in the third degree, a class “C” felony and is currently in the Fayette County Jail awaiting his appearance in court. This investigation is ongoing and it is likely more charges could be filed on the completion of the investigation. If Franzen is convicted on this charge he could face up to 10 years in prison and be required to register on the sex offender registry for 10 years.
On 10/30/15 at 7:50 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on P Ave north of 90th St. An investigation determined that Gail Marie Rhineberger-Dunn, 41 of Fayette, was operating a 2013 Chevrolet Impala southbound on P Ave when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $2000 to the vehicle. Dunn was not injured.
On 10-29-15, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of W Avenue and 78th St, just south of Westgate. When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Jon Paul Michael, 16 of Sumner, was traveling southbound on W Avenue when a deer came into the roadway striking his 1999 Ford F-350 Truck. No injuries were reported and damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1500.
On 10-31-15 at approximately 6:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of P Avenue and 80th St, just south of Maynard. When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Susan Martin, 58 of Fayette, was traveling northbound on P Avenue, when a deer came into the roadway striking her 2012 Volkswagen Routan. No injuries were reported and damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000.
On October 31, 2015, at approximately 11:00pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car vs deer accident near the intersection of Usher Road on 290th Street, approximately half a mile from Waucoma. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Aaron Matthew Schmidt, age 40 of Waucoma, was driving a White 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Van East bound when he struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. No injuries were reported and the vehicle received minimal damage.
On 11-1-15, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received 911 call of a Domestic assault that occurred at the residence of 978 Fairfield St Arlington IA. After a Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigation, Holley Marie Robbins, 29 of Arlington, was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment Causing Injury, a Class D Felony, Serious Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor. Robbins was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Arlington Ambulance Service.
On November 1st, 2015, at approximately 10:20 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of P Avenue and 240th Street, approximately 5 miles NE of Hawkeye. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Sara Luanne Devolt, age 33 of West Union, was driving a Black 2012 Dodge Journey SXT West bound when she lost control and went into the West ditch. The Hawkeye Fire Department assisted on scene. No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $5000 in damage. Devolt was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
On November 2, 2015 at 8:37 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to an assault in progress at a rural Elgin residence. When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 62 year old Dianne Lucille Fink of Elgin had assaulted another female at her residence. Fink was arrested and charged with Assault (Simple Misdemeanor). She was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held for an initial appearance in court.
On 11/3/15 at 7:20 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle that hit a deer on Hwy 150 north of Jade Road. An investigation determined that Susan Kay Winter from West Union was operating a 2007 Buick Lucerne southbound on Hwy 150 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $5000.00 damage to the vehicle. Winter was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Fayette Fire Dept.