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***PRESS RELEASE***

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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NOVEMBER

On November 1, 2014 at approximately 3:08 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single vehicle accident at 18801 35th Street, west of Oelwein.  After an investigation it was determined that Anthony Keith Fogle, 18, of Independence, was driving a 1995 Ford F250 westbound when he entered the north ditch. The vehicle struck a driveway and became airborne, ejecting Fogle and front seat passenger Branden Tyler Samuel, 20, of Wadena. A third passenger in the vehicle, Louis Franklin Lumpkin, 21, of Waterloo, was trapped inside the vehicle. Samuel died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident, while Fogle and Lumpkin were transferred to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein and were later air cared to Iowa City. The incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Traffic Investigation Unit. The Oelwein Police Department, Oelwein Fire Department and Oelwein Ambulance Service assisted at the scene. The Fogle vehicle was considered a total loss.

After a week long investigation The Fayette County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant at the Residence of Leroy Daniel Kula Jr. age 34, located at 861 Fairfield Street in Arlington, Iowa. Deputies seized evidence and items that aided their investigation and arrest of Kula. On 10/31.2014 The Sheriff Office arrested Kula and charged him with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the second degree, a class "C" felony.  The investigation uncovered two female victims under the age of 12 had been abused by Kula numerous times at his home over the summer of 2014. The Department of Human Services were called in and assisted with placement of the children in his care. Deputies also seized computers and will be sending them to the Division of Criminal Investigation Crimes Against Children Unit in Cedar Rapids for forensic search. This is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be filed at a later date. Kula who still in custody at the Fayette County Jail has a cash bond of $75,000.00 Cash.  

On 11/01/2014, at approximately 5:40 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 18,000 block K Ave. Upon arrival, it was determined that William T. Arneson, of Barneveld, WI, was operating his 2011 Chevy Truck South on K Ave., when a deer ran out of the West ditch and he was unable to avoid it. The vehicle sustained approximately $11,000 in damage and Arneson was not injured.

 On 11/01/2014, at approximately 9:04 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident just South of 118th Street on K Ave.. Upon arrival, it was determined that Christine Ann Jaeschke, of Concordia, MO, was operating her 2001 GMC Sierra truck Southbound on K Ave, when a deer ran out of the East ditch, striking her vehicle. The vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damage and Jaeschke was not injured.

On November 1, 2014, at approximately 9:18 am Fayette County Deputies responded to a car vs. deer accident at the 9000 block of D avenue. The driver, Mary Rodas, age 80 of Arlington, was driving North bound on D Avenue when a deer entered the road from the West side and struck her vehicle. Her vehicle received minimal damage and no injuries were reported.

On 11-1-14 at approx.. 12:47 a.m. a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 18 and F Ave. for an equipment violation. The driver was identified as being Samuel J. Stoneman 20 of West Union. A check revealed that Stoneman’s driver’s license was suspended in the state of Iowa. Stoneman was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with driving while suspended for non-payment of Iowa fine, driving while suspended for failing to file SR insurance, and violation of restricted driver’s license.

On 11/02/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a Domestic Abuse Assault that was occurring in the city of Fayette. A Fayette County Deputy responded to the call and after investigation, arrested Dejon Lafonta-Daniel Creeks, 25, of Fayette. Creeks was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor). Creeks was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where he was held awaiting initial appearance.

On 11/03/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident near the intersection on 281 and Q Ave. Upon arrival, it was determined that Jennifer Nicole Doudney, of Oelwein, was operating a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan west on 281, when a deer entered the roadway. Doudney was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing $1,000 in damage to the vehicle. Doudney was not injured in the accident.

On 11-3-14, at approximately 3:35 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a single vehicle roll-over accident near the intersection of U Avenue and Highway 93.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Randy Lee Thein, 48 of Fredericksburg, was driving west bound in a 2004 Ford F-350 with a truck and trailer carrying a skid load  when he lost control of the truck and trailer causing it to roll in the south ditch.  The damage to the 2004 Ford Truck was estimated at $9,000.  Damage to the skid load is unknown and the accident still remains under investigation.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Sumner Ambulance and Sumner Fire. 

On 11/02/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a Domestic Abuse Assault that was occurring in the city of Fayette. A Fayette County Deputy responded to the call and after investigation, arrested Dejon Lafonta-Daniel Creeks, 25, of Fayette. Creeks was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor). Creeks was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where he was held awaiting initial appearance.

On November 4, 2014 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Samuel Bruce Lane age 18 of Sumner on a warrant for probation violation (original charge operating vehicle without owners consent) Samuel is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $10,000.00 Bond.

On 11/3/14 at 7:22 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck deer on Hwy 3 east of N Ave. An investigation determined that Sara Kathleen Walter 28 of Shell Rock was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Hwy 3 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $5000 damage to the vehicle. Walter was not injured.

On 11-4-14, at approximately 6:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Highway 93 and T Avenue. Upon investigation it was found that Richard Paul Johansen, 71 of Tripoli IA, was traveling west bound on Highway 93 when a deer came into the roadway striking his 2006 Chevy Truck.  Damage to the Chevy Truck was estimated at $2,000.  No injuries were reported. 

On 11/4/14 at 11:43 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Center and Fremont St in Elgin for a two vehicle collision. An investigation determined that Nicholas Robert Sanford 28 from New Hampton was operating a 2003 Chevy Silverado.  Sanford had stopped at the intersection and was attempting to make a right hand turn onto Center St when he failed to see an eastbound 2001 Chevy Impala operated by Myron Dean Nutting 75 from West Union. Both vehicles made contact in the traveled portion of the roadway cause an estimated $500 damage to the Silverado and an estimated $2500 damage to the Impala. No injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation.

On 11-4-14,  at approximately 6:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car deer accident near the intersection of 118th St. and Highway 150.  Investigation found that Martin  Fisher, 59 of West Union, was driving northbound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking his 2006 Ford F-150 Truck.  No injuries were sustained and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at over $6,000.   

On 11/5/14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office transported Joseph  Ryan Miltier from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office to the Fayette County Jail. Miltier was held on a no bond Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation, the original charge being Escape from Custody.

On 11/7/14 at 6:37 AM a Fayette County Deputy on patrol stopped a vehicle on W-33 north of Hwy 3 for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver, Randeigh Nicole Richardson age 22 from West Union, it was determined that she was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license.  Richardson was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with Driving while license Suspended, Fail to file SR-22 and Excessive Speed. Richardson was held in the Fayette County Jail awaiting an appearance with a Magistrate.

On 11/6/14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed charges on Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree on Aaron Kristen Hickman from Postville. These charges stem from a two week investigation involving a vehicle fire in the City of Elgin.  On 10/23/14 at 7:00 AM  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Elgin Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames next to a building owned by Chapman Electric in Elgin. During the investigation it was determined that Hickman was attempting to steal gas from the vehicle owned by Brian Schroeder that was  parked. Hickman then drilled a hole into the fuel tank of the vehicle and while in the process the fuel ignited causing the vehicle to catch fire. The van was considered to be a total loss. While the vehicle was burning it caused  the building owned by Chapman Electric to receive over $4000 damage. Hickman left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival and drove to Clermont where he used a drill and drilled a hole into the fuel tank of another vehicle in an attempt to steal fuel form he vehicle.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Postville Police Department and the Elgin Fire Department.

On November 8, 2014 at approx.. 7:30 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident on Y Ave. approx. 4 mi. South of Sumner. Upon Further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Devin Forrest Bender age 18 of Oelwein was Driving a White 1998 Buick Park Ave. south bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. Vehicle sustained approx.. $1500.00 damage  No injuries reported .

On November 10, 2014, at approximately 7:38 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident on Hwy 150 approximately 1 mile South of Fayette. Upon further investigation it was determined that Briony Victoria Jensen, age 23 of Independence, was driving a Red 2005 Ford Focus P34 North bound when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500.00 damage. No injuries were reported.

 On November 10, 2014 at approximately 5:30 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident on Hwy 3 and Unicorn Road, approximately 3 miles South of Westgate. Upon further investigation it was determined that Keith Allen Strand, age 42 of Oelwein, was driving a White 2004 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado East bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 damage. No injuries were reported. Oran Fire Department assisted on scene due to the vehicle leaking liquids.

November 10, 2014 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office charged Brandy Joy McDermott age 30 of Postville with Driving While License Suspended after receiving a complaint of her Driving a White 1996 Dodge Dakota On Dogwood Road 3mi. North of Wadena.

On November 11, 2014, at approximately 5:14 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, age 22 of Oelwein, for a Fayette County Warrant for Pretrial Violation. Bailey was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a bond of $750 cash only.

On 11/12/14 at 1:39 Pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle rollover in the 5000 block of I Ave. An investigation determined that Paula Marie Landis from Elgin was operating a 1998 Ford Explorer northbound on I Ave when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and overturned onto the driver’s side. Landis and her two minor children were transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union by private vehicle to be evaluated for minor injuries. There was an estimated $2000 damage to the vehicle. Landis was cited for fail to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance.

On 11-12-14 at approx. 2:13 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a car on highway 3 near T Ave for an equipment violation. Upon investigation Kreg Thein, 46 of Westgate was arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana 1st Offense and open container of alcohol as a driver. He was transported to the Fayette county jail.

On 11/13/14 at 6:56 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Great River Road east of Fleet Road. An investigation determined that Stephen Keith Hoffert from Ossian was operating a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $7500 in damage. Hoffert was not injured.

On 11-12-14, at approximately 6:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a car deer accident on Highway 93, just outside of Sumner Iowa.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Susan Lea Friedrich, 54 of West Union, was driving westbound on Highway 93, just outside of Sumner, when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No one at the scene sustained injuries and damage to the 2014 Subaru Impreza was estimated at $2,000. 

 On 11-8-14 at 10:52 AM Fayette county deputies were called to a rollover at 180th street and  W avenue.  Aaron Lang 39 of Tripoli rolled his 2012 Chevrolet pickup into a field. Lang left the scene however no injuries were reported.  The Pickup was considered a total loss. He was charged with Failure to maintain control. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Sumner fire department.

 On 11-11-14 at 7:50 AM Matthew Appler 16 Clermont was turning west onto 240th street when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled his 2005 Chevrolet pickup into north ditch. The truck received an estimated $4500 damages. Appler was charged with failure to reduce speed. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by West Union fire Department and tri state ambulance. Appler was taken to Palmer Hospital in West Union as a precaution.

 On 11-11-14 at 9:02 AM Sarah Harford 39 of Fairbank failed to negotiate a curve atw avenue & 20th street causing her vehicle to enter the ditch, striking a county curve warning sign.  Her 2005 Chrysler town & country received an estimated $1500 in damages, and no injuries were reported. She was charged with failure to reduce speed to reasonable.

On -11-12-14, at approximately 6:40 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car deer accident near the intersection of C-33 and S Avenue, Westgate IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found Aaron Michael Swearingen, 17 of Westgate IA, was driving westbound on C-33/100th St when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  During the accident investigation, drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Swearingen was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  Damage to the 2002 Ford Taurus was minimal and estimated at $1,000. 

On 11/13/2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Oelwein Police Department conducted a search at property owned by Christopher James Jelinek, age 31 of Oelwein. Jelinek was found to be in possession of an offensive weapon. Deputies found a 12 gauge sawed off shotgun with a 13 inch barrel. Under Iowa law a 12 gauge must have an 18 inch barrel or longer to be legal.  Jelinek was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with possession of an offensive weapon a class “D” felony.

 

On-11-15-14, at approximately 1:45P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a single vehicle accident, vehicle in ditch, near the intersection of Cedar Road and Dove Road, Elgin IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene the vehicle was not occupied.  Through an investigation, it was found that Natalie Jo Moyle, 16 of Wadena, was driving northbound on Cedar Road when she lost control of her vehicle, sliding into the ditch.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2005 Chevy Malibu was estimated at $4,000.  This accident remains under investigation.  (Photo) 

On 11/16/14 at 11:30 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle on its side on 190th St west of Hwy 150. An investigation determined that Alexa Jane Pleggenkuhle, 16 from Hawkeye, IA was operating a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on 190th St when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle entered the north ditch and overturned onto the driver’s side causing an estimated $1000 damage. Pleggenkuhle and a passenger were not injured and the incident remains under investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Tri State Ambulance and West Union Fire Department.

On 11-15-14 at approx.. 10:30 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on W51 near Bear Rd. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2011 Ford F-150 Richard J. Liebe 50 of Arlington was traveling south when he lost control on the slippery road and went into the ditch and the vehicle came to rest  on the passenger’s side causing approximately $10,000.00 damage. No one was injured in the accident. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11-15-14, at approximately 3:15 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office tool a report of a vehicle in the ditch on its side, near the intersection of Apple Road and Alberta Road, Clermont IA.  Through an investigation and interviews, it was found that Gary Lee Blockhus, 60 of Clermont Iowa, was driving westbound on Apple Road, when he swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle driving to close to the center of the road. Blockhus was treated and released for minor injuries at the scene.  The damage to the 2005 Subaru Forester was estimated at $8,000.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Clermont Fire and Clermont Ambulance Service.  This accident remains under investigation. 

 On 11/17/14 at 12:45 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Everett Thompson age 48 at Prairie View Residential Facility on a Black Hawk County warrant for pre-trial violation. Thompson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held on $5000 cash bond and later released to the custody of Black Hawk County authorities.

On 11-17-14 at approx.. 9:23 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on V 68 approx. ½ mile south of Hwy 18. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2004 Chevy Trailblazer Steven W Blume 38 of Sumner was traveling south when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. The vehicle sustained approx. $4000.00 damage and no one was injured in the accident.

On 11/14/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Lee Rear, 32, of Elgin. Rear was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the City of Elgin. Fayette County K-9 assisted on the stop.

On November 18, 2014, at approximately 6:08pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at the Valley C Store in Clermont. Paula Schott, age 51 of Clermont was driving a Gray 2007 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado when she backed into Shawn Kuhse, age 31 of Elgin who was driving a Maroon 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both vehicles sustained approximately $1500 damage.

On November 19, 2014, at approximately 6:15 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 150, just South of Clark Street; near Fayette. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Shad Roys, age 37 of West Union, was driving a Red 2000 Ford Mustang. Roys was south bound on Hwy 150 when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 damage. No injuries reported.

On 11/22/2014 at approximately 8:53 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Anthony Serrano Jr., 18, of Oelwein. Serrano was charged with Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor.) This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 9,000 Block P Ave. Serrano was transported to the Fayette County Jail.

On November 20, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office completed the investigation of an accident that happened on October 30. The accident happened on O Avenue just South of 220th Street, and involved a North Fayette Community School bus and a Tractor pulling a liquid manure spreader. Caroline Bemiss, age 50 of West Union, was the driver of the School bus, and had four students on it during the accident. There were minor injuries that happened in this accident. Bemiss was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Reasonable and Proper Rate.

On 11-21-14, at approximately 6:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a car deer accident near the intersection of 247th St. and W Avenue Waucoma IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Conrad Sam Schmitt, 29 of West Union, was driving northbound on W Avenue when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle. No one at the scene sustained injuries, and the Damage to the 2009 Cadillac CTS was estimated at $5,000.

On 11/21/2014, at approximately 8:18 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident just south of 120th Street on R Ave. Upon arrival, it was determined that Dean Allen Carlson, of Oelwein, was operating his 1998 Ford Taurus south on R Ave. when a deer entered the roadway. Carlson was unable to avoid the deer and hit it, causing approximately $3,500 in damage. Carlson was not injured in the accident.

On 11/23/14 at 9:16 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Hwy 150 north of Jade Rd. An investigation determined that Melanie Ruth Martin from West Union was operating a 2011 Dodge Caliber when a deer entered the roadway and was struck, causing an estimated $4500 damage to the vehicle. Martin was not injured.

On-11-23-14, at approximately 10 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a car deer accident that took place on Highway 150 south of Fayette IA.  Through an investigation it was found that Roy John Hageman, 49 of Decorah IA, was driving northbound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2011 Ford F-150 was estimated at $6,000.   

On 11/24/14 at 11:50 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 15000 block of Heron Rd. An investigation determined that Trevor Clay Duke from Burlington, IA was operating a 2005 Pontiac G6 southbound on Heron Rd when he lost control and the vehicle entered the ditch. There was no damage to the vehicle and no one was injured. Duke was cited for fail to maintain control.

On 11/24/14 at 6:59 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle on its side on Quartz Rd north of Hwy 18. An investigation determined that Jennifer Jo Kruger from Hawkeye had been operating a 2007 GMC Yukon the previous evening when the vehicle entered the ditch, striking a culvert and overturning onto the driver’s side.  The vehicle was considered a total loss. Kruger was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control.

November 24, 2014 Nathan Gabriel Kirby age 28 of Oelwein was arrested by Black Hawk County Authorities on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation (Original Charge of Domestic Abuse Assault and 4th degree criminal mischief) He is currently being held in the Fayette County on $10,000.00 bond until his appearance before a magistrate.

On 11-26-14, at approximately 7:50 P.M.  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of 100th Street and Q Avenue, just outside Maynard IA.  When deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Jean Marie Ouderkerk, 50 of New Hampton, was driving east bound on 100th Street when she lost control of her 2005 Dodge Neon and went into the ditch.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the vehicle was minimal.   This accident remains under investigation.

On November 25, 2014, at approximately 8:07 pm Abbie Lynn Miller, age 18 of Oelwein was arrested and  on a valid Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear for an Ongoing Criminal Conduct charge and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Miller was held on a bond of $1500 cash only. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department.

On November 26, 2014, at approximately 5:15 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car that went into the ditch on G Avenue approximately 2 miles North of Aurora. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Dean William Ohloff, age 63 of Postville, was driving a Purple 2007 Buick LaCrosse CXS, North bound when he lost control of his vehicle and went into the West ditch. Ohloff was temporarily trapped in the vehicle however no injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minimal damage. The Aurora Fire Department assisted on scene. This accident is still under investigation.

On November 28, 2014, at approximately 6:58 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of marijuana being found at Prairie View Facility. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy Alexander Michael Jacobi, age 19 of Prairie View was found to be in possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana. Jacobi was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance marijuana (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Possession of Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor).  Jacobi also had a valid warrant out of Black Hawk County for Failure to Appear for Pretrial Conference on original charge of Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana. He is being held in the Fayette County Jail until his appearance before a magistrate.

    On November 29, 2014 at approximately 1:22 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two suspicious males at an apartment complex in Hawkeye.  The males reportedly left the area shortly after the initial call was reported.  Sheriff’s Deputies patrolled the area and later witnessed two males exit a vehicle and walk towards the apartment complex.  Upon investigation the two males were identified as 24 year old Alexander Christopher Jans,  and 20 year old Kyle Robert Hundorf, both of West Union.  Jans was arrested on Fayette County warrants for Probation Violation/Burglary 3rd, and Failure to Appear/Burglary 2nd.  Hundorf was also arrested on Fayette County warrants for Failure to Appear/Contempt, Probation Violation/Burglary 3rd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Deputies obtained a search warrant and executed the search warrant on the vehicle  the two males were driving, a red 2009 Dodge Challenger. Controlled substances were locate in the vehicle and the vehicle was seized.  Through further investigation more charges were filed.  Jans was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class D Felony), Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp (Class D Felony), and Driving While Barred.  Hundorf was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class D Felony), Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp (Class D Felony), and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Both men are being held at the Fayette County Jail on $270,000.00 Bond Incident remains under investigation and more charges are pending.

DECEMBER

    On 12-3-14, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Keith Fogle, 18 of Independence, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charges were vehicular homicide, a Class B Felony, Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving, Simple Misdemeanor, and  Seat belt Violation, Simple Misdemeanor.  After  a month long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges in a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred on November 1 2014 on 35th Street approximately 1 ½ miles west of Oelwein. An investigation determined that Anthony Keith Fogle 18 of Independence was driving his 1995 Ford F250 pick-up west bound when he entered the north ditch. Fogle continued driving his vehicle west and struck a residential driveway. The vehicle became airborne and rolled multiple times. A front seat passenger Branden Samuel 20, of Wadena was ejected and killed during the accident. A back seat passenger in the Fogle vehicle, Louis Lumpkin 21 of Oelwein was also injured. Fogle’s vehicle was considered a total loss. Fogle was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he is being held on $25,000 cash bond.

On 12-2-14, at approximately 5:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a car deer accident on Great River Rd, just East of Juniper Road, in West Union.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene , it was found that Jenean Marie Niedert, 48 of Elderado IA, was driving East bound on Great River Road, when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 1999 Subaru Outback was estimated at $1,500.

On 12-1-14, at approximately 5:50 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of R Avenue and 200th St. Hawkeye IA.  Through an investigation, it was found that Eli Daniel Phillips, 33 of St. Lucas was traveling north bound on R Avenue, when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  Damage to the 2000 Chevy Silverado was estimated at $4,000. 

On 12-1-14, at approximately 5:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's took a call of a car deer accident on Harding Road, just east of Clermont IA.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Raymond L Mertes, 66 of Trempealeau WI, was driving east bound on Harding Rd, when multiple deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2006 Ford Freestar van was estimated at $3,000. 

On December 1, 2014 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Aaron Joseph Zimmerman age 24 of West Union on a Fayette County Warrant for failure To Appear/Contempt of Court. He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail and will appear before a magistrate.

  On December 3, 2014 at 11:00 am Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle accident in the Volga Lake Recreational Area north of Fayette on I Ave. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Dereck Allen Fangman age 25 of Lamont was driving northbound  to the lake when he lost control of his 1986 Jeep and went into the east ditch and into a culvert.  The vehicle was considered a total loss. No injuries were reported and the driver was cited for failure to maintain control.

On December 3, 2014, at approximately 5:42pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on the 10,000 block of W Avenue, approximately 2 miles West of Westgate. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Ryan Alden Jarchow, age 21 of Sumner, was driving a Blue/Black/Silver 2003 Chevrolet K2500HD truck. Jarchow was North bound on W Avenue when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained minimal damages and no injuries were reported.

 On December 3, 2014, at approximately 5:20pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on the 27,000 block of Lincoln Road, approximately 1 mile North of Eldorado. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Anne Norene Nelson-Koch, age 66 of Eldorado, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van. Nelson-Koch was North bound on Lincoln Road when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 damage.

 On 12-05-14 at approx.. 8:47 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 18 near Diamond Rd. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2005 Mazda Van, Diana L. Dudley 66 of Granbury TX. was traveling east when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the front of the vehicle disabling the vehicle. The vehicle sustained approximately $6000.00 damage. Nobody was injured in the accident.

 On December 4, 2014, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident at the 8000 block of Eisenhower Road, approximately half a mile West of Arlington. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Ursula Emma Cordes, age 85 of Arlington, was driving a blue 2005 Buick Lacrosse West bound when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 damage. No injuries were reported.

 On 12-7-14 at approximately 1:12 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on 220th Street west of R Avenue.  Upon investigation it was determined 16 year-old Tiffany Dee Koch of Hawkeye was driving east on 220th Street when her vehicle, a silver 2007 Ford Escape, developed a mechanical issue causing her to enter the ditch.  The vehicle came to rest on its side and sustained approximately $4,000 damage.  Ms. Koch was not injured and the accident remains under investigation. 

 On 12-7-14 at approximately 03:23 hours the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle in the ditch on 80th Street east of V Avenue.  A male subject, later identified as 25 year old Seth Van Skyhawk, was reportedly seen walking on Town Road approximately one quarter mile south of Westgate—approximately 2 miles from the reported vehicle in the ditch.  Mr. Van Skyhawk was not in the area upon Deputies arrival, but was later located at a residence in Westgate.  The vehicle, a white 1998 Buick, sustained approximately $3,000 damage.  The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending. 

On 12/8/14 at 3:52 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle on its side at the intersection of 280th St and A Ave. An investigation determined that Richard Allen Hanson from Elgin, IA was operating a 2004 Chevrolet K3500 northbound on A Ave when he was unable to stop at the T intersection due to weather conditions.  The vehicle left the roadway and overturned onto the passenger side.  There was an estimated $3500 damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Clermont Fire Department and Ambulance.  The accident remains under investigation.

 On 12/8/14 at 5:30 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 187/ C Ave south of 30th St. An investigation determined that Jesse Gene Hasten, 33 from Kahoka, MO was operating a Dodge Caravan northbound on Hwy 187 when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the east ditch. Hasten was not injured and no damage occurred to the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.

 On 12/8/14 at 3:57 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nazario Garcia Uribe age 53 from Ft Atkinson on theft 5th degree.  The arrest stems from an investigation that started in late October 2014 when it was reported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office of someone removing cans from a fund raising donation box in the City of St Lucas.  The cans were donated by community members and the general public to raise funds for community events in St Lucas.  On 12/8/14 at 3:45 AM  a Fayette County Deputy observed Uribe remove a bag filled with approximately 100 cans from the donation box with the intent to deprive the city of the funds from the cans. Uribe was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held awaiting an appearance with a Magistrate.

On 12/07/2014, at approximately 2:17 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle found on its top by the entrance to the Echo Valley Park on Echo Valley Road. Upon investigation, it was determined that Zachary Michael Mcdole, of West Union was operating his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado west on Echo Valley Road, when he lost control of the vehicle, entering the north ditch and rolling onto its top. Mcdole was not injured in the accident and the vehicle sustained approximately $6,000 in damage. Mcdole was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the West Union Police Department and the Department of Natural Resources.

On 12/08/2014, at approximately 4:51 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 29,000 block highway 18. It was determined that Robin Ann Kjosa, of Postville was operating her 2005 Chrysler Town & Country south bound on Highway 18 when a deer entered the roadway. Kjosa was un-able to avoid the deer and struck it, causing approximately $3,000 in damage. Kjosa and a passenger were not injured in the accident.

On 12/07/2014, at approximately 2:17 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle found on its top by the entrance to the Echo Valley Park on Echo Valley Road. Upon investigation, it was determined that Zachary Michael Mcdole, of West Union was operating his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado west on Echo Valley Road, when he lost control of the vehicle, entering the north ditch and rolling onto its top. Mcdole was not injured in the accident and the vehicle sustained approximately $6,000 in damage. Mcdole was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the West Union Police Department and the Department of Natural Resources.

On 12/08/2014, at approximately 4:51 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 29,000 block highway 18. It was determined that Robin Ann Kjosa, of Postville was operating her 2005 Chrysler Town & Country south bound on Highway 18 when a deer entered the roadway. Kjosa was un-able to avoid the deer and struck it, causing approximately $3,000 in damage. Kjosa and a passenger were not injured in the accident.

On December 10, 2014 Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call from Starmont High School  at 10:00 am  that they had found a hand written message of a bomb threat. Fayette County Sheriff Deputies including Fayette County Sheriff's Fire investigator and Fayette County Sheriff EMA responded to the school. Upon arrival it was shortly discovered that the threat was not credible and further investigation resulted in the arrest of Logan James Druecker age 16 of Rural Arlington on the charge of Threats which is defined as any person who threatens to place or attempts to place any incendiary or explosive device or material , or any destructive substance or device in any place where it will endanger persons or property, The charge is a Class D Felony. Druecker was transported to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and later released to a guardian. Druecker will be referred to juvenile authorities on the charge.  No incendiary or explosive device was found and No injuries reported.

On-12-11-14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation at 501 King St., Fayette, IA where they were looking for persons who have been wanted for several months.   Robert Dean Coonradt, 43 of Calmar, was arrested on a Fayette County arrest warrant, original charge was failure to appear, driving while barred after Deputies watched the subject leave the residence. A short foot chase pursed and Coonradt was arrested at the Triple J Mart and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  It was also found that Coonradt had four outstsanding warrants out of Winneshiek County.  After taking Coonradt into custody, it was found that Coonradt was in possession of marijuana.  Coonradt was charged with possession drug paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a Class D Felony, due to previous drug convictions.  He is being held in the Fayette County Jail on  $34,500.00 cash bond. 

December 12, 2014 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed charges of Livestock Neglect and Failure to dispose of Dead Bodies (animal carcass) on Duane John Landis age 50 and Margaret Ann Landis age 49 of rural Arlington charges are simple misdemeanors. Charges stem after completion of an investigation that started back on October 9, 2014 when Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant on the Landis property and at that time five horses were removed from the property. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also worked with the Landis’s to make sure carcasses found on the property had been properly disposed of.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by an area veterinarian in this investigation.

On 12/12/14 at 7:39 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Lincoln Rd north of Jade Rd. An investigation determined that Daniel Leroy Britain from Charles City, IA was operating a 2005 Ford Econoline southbound on Lincoln Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. There was an estimated $6500 damage. Britain was not injured.

On December 13th, 2014 at approximately 7:01 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer Accident on the 26,000 block of Harding Road approximately one mile East of Clermont. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Steven Wayne Gisleson, age 58 of Elgin, was driving a white 2013 Chevy Equinox, West bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. Vehicle sustained approximately $1,500.00 damage. No injuries reported.

On 12-12-14, at approximately 1900 hours the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a 2 vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 3 and N Avenue.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that James E. Trotter, 67 of Dayton IA, was traveling west bound on Highway 3 when the tire of his 1999 Chevy Suburban came off the vehicle. Upon investigation, it was also found that part of the vehicle’s axel system had come off and struck another vehicle owned by Brent James Kuker, 48 of West Union which was heading east bound on Highway 3, causing it to become disabled. Kukers 2006 Chrysler Town and Country received an estimated $3000.00 damage and damage to the 1999 Chevy Suburban was estimated at $2500.  No injuries were reported at the scene.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Oelwein Fire.  This accident remains under investigation.  (photo)

 On 12/13/14 at 1:33 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Harding Road west of Harvest Rd. It was determined that Robert Loren Koenig from Cedar Rapids was operating a 2009 Lexus west bound on Harding Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $4500 damage. Koenig was not injured.  

On December 14, 2014 at approximately 1:11 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a black truck that had entered the ditch near the intersection of Highway 187 and Highway 3.  The vehicle reportedly drove out of the ditch and proceeded towards Arlington at a high rate of speed.  A Fayette County Deputy responded and later located a black Chevrolet truck traveling north on Highway 150 near 130th Street at a high rate of speed.  The Deputy stopped the vehicle for the speed violation and identified the driver as 21 year old John Wayne Hayes of Arlington.  Upon investigation Mr. Hayes was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, Speeding and Open Container.  Mr. Hayes was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held overnight.   

On 12-17-14 at approx. 1:31 a.m. Fayette County Deputies arrested Lisa A. Burgos 50 of Randalia on a valid arrest warrant out of Buchanan County. The warrant was for probation violation original charge was Assault with Bodily injury or mental illness and bond was set in the amount of $25,000.00 dollars. Burgos was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and later released to Buchanan County.

 On December 14, 2014, at approximately 5:55 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on Lincoln Road and King Road; approximately 1 mile North of Eldorado. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Joni Lynn Meyer, age 47 of Decorah, was driving a Black 2005 Honda Civic South bound when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

     On 12/17/2014 The Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a call of a dog that had fallen down a well located at 12628 50th Street north east of Oelwein. The sheriff's office requested assistance from the Oelwein Fire Department to assist in the rescue. Once they arrived The Oelwein Fire Department lowered a firemen down into the well and was able to get the dog into a portable kennel and lift the dog to safety. The Owners of the property did not know who the dog belonged to so it was taken to the Oelwein Veterinarian  clinic to be housed.  If anyone know who the owner of this dog is are asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at 563-422-6067.

On December 17th, 2014 at approximately 5:58 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matt Wayne Cook age 19 of Arlington for Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (aggravated misdemeanor). Upon completion of an investigation Cook was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree for vandalizing a port-a-potty. Cook was transported to the Fayette County Jail and awaits an initial appearance.

On 12/19/14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Eugene Matthews age 26 from Waterloo on a probation violation warrant. Matthews was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held without bond.

On December 18th, 2014 at approximately 7:33 pm Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a Car vs. Dog accident on 40th Street and H Ave. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputies it was determined that Logan Roger Nelson age 25 of Lisbon was driving east bound when he struck a dog that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. Vehicle sustained approximately $4,000.00 damage. No injuries reported.

On December 19th, 2014 at approximately 7:59 pm Fayette County Sheriff's office was notified of a Car Vs. Deer accident on Highway 150 approximately 1 mile north of 110th Street. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Shelly Kay Adams age 46 of Arlington was driving a Gray 2004 Chevy Trailblazer South bound when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. Vehicle sustained approximately $3,000.00 damage. No injuries were reported.

On December 21, 2014 at 5:40 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle in the ditch on Nature Road just west of Hwy 150.  When the Deputy arrived, it was learned that a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 26 year old Bryan David Christophersen of West Union, was traveling westbound on Nature Road when he lost control of the vehicle due to weather conditions.  Christophersen went into the south ditch and the vehicle rolled over once before coming to rest on its wheels.  There were no injuries reported and the vehicle is believed to be totaled.  This accident remains under investigation.

  On 12/19/2014 after a month long investigation filed charges on Alexander C. Jans, age 24 and Adam P Jans, age 33 both of West Union. Jans brothers were under investigation for running a Criminal network that consisted of the possession and sale of illegal controlled substances with the collection of United States Currency for the sale of controlled substance. Also, while Alexander Jans was in custody at the Fayette County Jail, Investigators recorded several calls that the two conspired to take property, money, official documents, and forge for financial gain. Also recorded were conversation to tamper with witnesses and the collection of unpaid transaction of drug sales. Adam Jans was arrested on 12/20/2014 on a warrant for ongoing criminal conduct a class “B” felony with a $50,000.00 cash bond. He was bonded out posting the $50,000.00 cash and will appear in court on a later date. Alexander Jans was charged on 12/22/2014 with the Ongoing criminal conduct, however he remains in custody at the Fayette County Jail on $300,000.00 cash for drug related crimes. Alexander will make an appearance later today on his new charge. As a result of this case the Sheriff’s Office has seized large amounts of cash, vehicles and illegal controlled substances. If convicted both could serve up to 50 years in prison on this charge alone.

On December 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle sitting in the middle of the road on T Ave. south of 185th Street.  When a Deputy arrived, it was observed that a male subject, later identified as 62 year old Jeffrey Lynn Cannon of Hawkeye was passed out behind the wheel.  After an investigation, it was determined that Cannon was intoxicated.  He was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Cannon was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On 12/22/2014 , at approximately 6 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a single vehicle accident near the intersection of Kornhill Road and C24 Fayette, IA. When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Shella Ann Olver, 56 of Wadena was traveling Eastbound on Kornhill Road when she lost control of her vehicle and went into the South ditch. Olver was transported by ambulance to Palmer Hospital in West Union for her injuries. Damage to the 2003 Ford F150 pickup was estimated at $3,000.00. Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Fayette Police Department, Fayette Ambulance, and Iowa State Patrol. This accident remains under investigation.  

On December 20, 2014 at 12:22 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Canoe Road south of Clermont. When the Deputy arrived it was learned that 17 year old Ian Jahn Popenhagen of Wadena was driving a 2008 Nissan when he was struck by a deer that came out of the ditch.  There were no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained around $5000.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate an Assault at Prairie View Residential Care 18569 Lane Road Fayette.  On December 22, 2014  upon completion of the investigation, Sheriff’s Deputy charged Mark Anthony Zarig age 29, a resident at the facility, with simple assault after investigation showed he had assaulted a security guard at the facility on the evening of December 13, 2014.

On 12/23/2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a sexual assault in the city of Elgin. Upon and investigation Ethan Grant Guyer Jr., age 49 was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault in the third degree, a class “C” felony and Assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse a Aggravated misdemeanor. The investigation showed that Guyer had attacked an adult female near his residence and forced a sex act upon her. It was also discovered that this was not the first assault on this victim, at least one prior incident has been documented and that lead to the charge of assault with the intent to commit a sexual abuse. This case remains under investigation and it is likely more charges will be filed. Guyer was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on $50,000.00. If convicted Guyer could face up to 12 years in prison and be required to be on the sex offender registry.

On 12-24-14 at approx.. 9:34 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 18 ¼ mile north of Apple Rd. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2001 Chevy Cavalier Andrea D. Hawkens 20 of Waukon was traveling south when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle causing approx.. $4000.00 dollars damage. No one was injured in the accident.

On December 25, 2014, at approximately 10:50 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Wayne Steege, age 25 of Randalia, for Burglary in the 2nd Degree (“C” Felony) and Violation of a No Contact Order (Simple Misdemeanor). Steege was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on $20, 000.00 bond.

On 12/26/2014, at approximately 5:04 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident just north of Klock Road and Highway 150. Upon arrival, it was determined that Rebecca Sue Roe, of Monona was operating a 2011 Chevy Malibu, owned by Birdnow Motor Trade, northbound on Highway 150, when a deer entered the roadway. Roe was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing $4,000.00 damage to the vehicle. Roe was not injured in the accident.

On 12/26/2014, at approximately 5:37 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident two miles west of Fayette on Highway 93. Ronald Dewain Crawford, of Fayette was operating his 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on Highway 93, when a deer ran out of the north ditch, striking his vehicle on the passenger side front. The vehicle sustained approximately $1,500 in damage and Crawford was not injured in the accident.

On 12-27-14, at approximately 4:00 P.M., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of two juveniles shooting what appeared to be a BB Gun inside the City Limits Of Fayette.  Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy Marckus Timm age 15 of Fayette, and another male  juvenile under the age of 14 were referred to juvenile authorities for discharging a weapon (a BB Gun) inside the city limits in Violation of City Of Fayette Ordinance 41.08. Charges are simple misdemeanors and both Juveniles were released to the custody of their parent’s.

On December 30, 2014, at approximately 8:00 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Wendell Bass, age 22 of Oelwein. Bass had a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. Bass was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on $5000.00 bond.

On December 31, 2014, at approximately 5:52 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on Harding Road and F Avenue; approximately 3 miles West of Clermont. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Dean Brian Ehler, age 50 of Ossian, was driving a White 1995 Chevrolet C25 K2500 Viafield truck East bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained under $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

JANUARY

On January 2, 2015, at approximately 3:44 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a  vehicle roll-over accident on Harding Road and Ironwood Road; approximately 2 miles East of West Union. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies it was determined that Joseph Gene Daughton, age 50 of Clermont, was driving a Blue 2008 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado Truck West bound when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch twice. The truck was on its top when Deputies arrived, and the truck is considered a total loss. Daughton and a juvenile passenger were transported to Palmer ER in West Union for their injuries and  were later released from the hospital. After further investigation, Daughton was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail for criminal charges: Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Child Endangerment (“D” Felony), and Failure to Maintain Control where he was held pending an initial appearance.

On January 3rd, 2015 at approximately 02:15 a.m. a City of Sumner Police Officer reported a suspicious vehicle at an abandoned farm residence East of Sumner in Fayette County. Fayette County Deputies responded and located a blue 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The only occupant in the vehicle was identified as 34 year old Crystal Dawn Peterson of Sumner. Upon investigation Ms. Peterson was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Peterson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held overnight.

 On January 4th, 2015 at approximately 11:28 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a White Chevy Impala for traveling over the posted speed limit on Highway 150 South of Fayette. The Deputy stopped the vehicle for the speed violation and identified the driver as 47 year old Robert Joseph Conner of Oelwein. Upon investigation Mr. Conner arrested for Operating While Intoxicated First Offense. Mr. Conner was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with OWI and Speeding.

 On January 4, 2015 at around 4:45 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject who was in possession of some possible drugs at Prairie View Residential Facility.  When the Deputy arrived, and after an investigation, it was learned that 19 year old Alexander Michael Jacobi of Fayette was in possession of marijuana.  He was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Serious Misdemeanor.  He was held for an initial appearance in court.

 On 01/04/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 23,000 block Canoe Road. Upon arrival, it was determined that Carl Dieter Shulka, of Waukon, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by Thomas Boose, south on Canoe Road, when  a deer entered the roadway. Shulka was un-able to avoid the deer, striking it and causing $1,500 in damage. Shulka was not injured in the accident.

On January 2, 2015 at approximately 9:01 pm Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on the 10,000 block of Great River Road. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies it was determined that Anna Marie Remmen age 64 of Fort Atkinson was driving a white 2010 Chrysler Town and Country North bound when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. Vehicle sustained approximately $2,500.00 damage. No injuries reported.

On 1/2/2015, at approximately 6:07 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident approximately two miles west of West Union on 220th Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that William Joseph Loomis, 52 of Hawkeye, was operating his 2005 Ford Econoline van west on 220th street when a deer entered the roadway. Loomis was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing $2,000 in damage. Loomis was not injured in the accident.

On 1/5/15 at 9:45 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Lee McGuire age 29 from Fayette on a Winneshiek County Warrant for probation violation. McGuire was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later released to the custody of the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

On 1/1/15 at 9:54 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on its top  on Juniper Rd north of Great River Road.  An investigation determined that Jeffrey Scott Alber from Ossian was operating a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora northbound on Juniper when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch and overturning onto the top. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Alber was cited for fail to maintain control.

On 1-4-15 at 11:32 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on D Avenue approximately ½ of a mile north of Delta Road. A 2004 Hydauai  Elantra driven by Abdullahi Issaq 54 of Cedar Rapids lost control and entered the west ditch. Issaq and his passenger 16 year old Iread Mohammed also of Cedar Rapids were transported to Palmer Hospital and later to the Mayo Clinic for head injuries. Arlington Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene along with Fayette Ambulance. The incident remains under investigation the vehicle was considered a total loss.

On January 3, 2015, Christopher Lee Keppler, 43, from Oelwein, was brought in by West Union Police Department on charges of possession of methamphetamine.  Upon searching the subject during the booking process two hypodermic syringes were found on his person, he was charged with possession of contraband in a jail or secure facility by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

On January 5, 2015, at approximately 9:45 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car in the ditch on Highway 3 and K Avenue, approximately 5 miles East of Oelwein.  Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Trey Brian Walz, age 23 of Sartell, Minnesota, was driving a Semi and trailer when he attempted to turn Northbound on K Avenue from Hwy. 3. Due to the weather conditions Walz slid on ice and went into the West side ditch. The Semi and trailer sustained no damage and no injuries were reported.

On-1-6-15, at approximately 4:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a property damage accident that took place near the intersection of SW Autumn and S Main St. in St. Lucas.  When Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that the damage from a single vehicle accident was to the St. Lucas car wash building.  Through an investigation, it was found that Travis Lee Kruse, 22 of St. Lucas, was turning onto SW Autumn Dr.  when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with the car wash building.  No injuries were sustained.  Damage to Kruse's 94 Chevy S-10 was estimated at $2,000 and damage to the St. Lucas car wash building was estimated at $2,000.  Kruse was cited for failure to have proof of insurance, accident related, and failure to maintain control, both simple misdemeanors.

On January 10, 2015, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary David Morris, age 20 of Marion, on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office transported Morris to the Fayette County Jail where he received an initial appearance and is being held on a $500 cash only bond.

On 1-11-15 at approximately 3:39 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a single vehicle accident near 30th Street on Highway 187.   Upon investigation it was determined 45 year old James Lewis Quinn Jr. of Madison, Wisconsin was traveling south on Highway 187 when his vehicle entered the ditch and rolled.  Quinn was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Driving While Revoked, OWI 3rd Offense, Failure to Maintain Control, No Insurance—SR22, and Operating a Vehicle without Ignition Interlock Device.  The vehicle Quinn was driving was a total loss.  The accident remains under investigation.    

On 1-10-15 at approximately 01:04 hours the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of two vehicles in the ditch on W14 near Sunset Road.  Upon investigation it was determined 25 year old Michael Thibadeau of Hawkeye was traveling south on W14 when his vehicle slid out of control due to weather conditions.  Thibadueau’s 2000 Ford Ranger entered the west ditch and struck a tree.  Approximately 15 minutes later 44 year old Kevin Busta of West Union was traveling south on W14 when his vehicle slid out of control due to weather conditions.  Busta’s 2000 Ford Focus entered the west ditch and struck Thibadueau’s vehicle.  Thibadueau’s vehicle sustained approximately $4500 damage; Busta’s vehicle was a total loss.  There were no injuries and the accidents remain under investigation. 

On 1-10-15 at approximately 23:38 hours Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy’s responded to a domestic disturbance in Wadena.  Upon investigation 43 year old Shane Allen Fink of Wadena was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Fink was charged with 3rd Offense Domestic Abuse Assault (Class D Felony); and Child Endangerment. 

On 1-12-15 the Fayette County Sheriffs office arrested Bruce Williams, 24 on a warrant for probation violation. Hes being held at the Fayette county jail on 5000 bond.

On January 14, 2015 at approximately 10:44 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident on Palace Road just South of 50th Street, approximately one mile North of Oelwein. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Elizabeth Alexandria Cohenour, age 20 of Fayette, was driving a Blue 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan North bound when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approx. $1500 damage and no injuries were reported.

On January 16, 2015, at approximately 9:55pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an underage drinking party in Maynard. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies it was determined a large amount of individuals under the age of 21 were in Possession of an Open Container (Simple Misdemeanor) and cited. Those in Possession were: Ashley Ann Reson, age 18 of Maynard; Michael Andrew Seeders, age 18 of Oelwein; Kristen Elizabeth Pingree, age 18 of Oelwein; Riley Ray Brincks, age 19 of Waucoma; Kylie Nichole Meaney, age 19 of Independence; Tanner Michael David Patterson, age 19 of Oelwein; Kelby Leroy Robbins, age 19 of Waterloo; and Nicole Marie Hayek, age 20 of Maynard. There was also four juveniles who were cited for Possession of Alcohol Under Age (Simple Misdemeanor), and will be referred to juvenile court. The juveniles  are: Gannon Joshua Douglas Willie, age 16 of Randalia; Thadius Dean Warnke, age 17 of Maynard; Dustin Robert Beau, age 17 of Independence; and Chastity Ann Jensen, age 17 of Oelwein.

On 1-17-15, at approximately 5:30 P.M. a Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy came upon a car deer accident near the intersection of Highway 150 and 130th Street, just south of Fayette IA. Upon investigation, Austin H. Kohls, 18 of Elgin, was driving southbound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking his 2006 Chrysler Town and Country.  No one at the scene sustained injuries and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000.   

On January 14th, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Mark Wayne Gingerich age, 56 of Clermont was arrested on a warrant for Carrying Weapons. He’s being held at the Fayette county jail on a 1,000.00 dollar bond.

On January 18th, 2015 at approximately 1:27 a.m. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance in Oelwein. Upon investigation Deputies arrested and transported Pedro Martin Velez age, 46 of Oelwein to the Fayette County Jail.  Velez was charged with False Imprisonment (Serious Misdemeanor), Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense (Class D felony), Obstruction of Emergency Communications (simple misdemeanor). Velez received his initial appearance and is being held at the Fayette County Jail on a $20,000.00 total bond.

On January 16th, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department with the arrest of Aric James Quario age,  18 of Oelwein. Aric was arrested on three warrants for Failure to Appear with the original charges being Criminal mischief 2nd degree, manufacturing with intent to deliver controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Quario is being held at the Fayette County Jail on $12,500.00 total bond.

On 1-16-15, at approximately 3:00P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch near R Avenue and 190th Street.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Herman Lee Ronnfeldt, 49 of Hazelton, was driving eastbound on 190th Street when he lost control of his 95 Buick Century.  No injuries were sustained and there was minimal damage to the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.   

 On 1/15/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Nicholas Michael Spratt of Hazleton from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. Spratt was transported to the Fayette County Jail on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. He was held on $5000 cash bond pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On January 18, 2015 at approximately 03:15 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car accident on W Avenue just South of 120th Street; approximately 4 miles from Westgate. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Hannah Lee Bergmann, age 23 of Fairbank, was driving a Silver 2010 Chevrolet Impala North bound when she lost control of her vehicle and went into the East side of the ditch. Bergmann was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Possession of an Open Container.

On 1/21/2015 A Fayette County Deputy recognized Tina Marie Schuler, age 37 of West Union walking in the downtown West Union area.  Deputies had knowledge that Schuler had an outstanding warrant out of Buchanan County for failure to serve jail time on a prior conviction. Schuler was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail and later picked up at the Jail by Buchanan County.

On January 21, 2015 at 3:25 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motor vehicle accident on 240th Street, west of N Ave.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 16 year old Todd Mueller of Waucoma was driving westbound on 24th street and lost control of his 1998 Chevy Silverado, causing him to go into the ditch.  Mueller’s vehicle struck the embankment in the ditch and totaled the vehicle.  Mueller was transported to the hospital for possible injuries.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Ambulance, Hawkeye First Responders, and West Union Fire Department.  This accident remains under investigation.

On 1/21/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a harassment complaint from a citizen in the county. Upon investigation deputies learned that Dennis Dean Porter, age 53 of Manchester had allegedly done the following; made over 50 harassing phone calls to a female victim, made harassing comments through Facebook numerous times along with having several Facebook accounts, and threatened the life of the victim. It was also discovered that Porter was a convicted sex offender and was required to have his cell phones and internet accounts registered on the sex offender registry and did not. Fayette County Deputies and the Manchester Police Department located Porter on 1/22/2015 at a residence in Manchester and he was taken into custody. Fayette County Then transported Porter back to the Fayette County Jail and charged him with Harassment in the third degree.  Fayette County also informed Porters Probation officer of the incident and will provide Delaware County Sheriff's Office with the registration violation evidence for their investigation on a registry violation.

On 1-23-15 at approx. 10:  PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male causing a disturbance at the Valley C Store in Clermont. Upon investigation Mark Gingerich, 56 of Clermont was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to the Fayette County jail.

On 1-24-15, at approximately 6:30 P.M. A Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy came upon a disabled vehicle at the intersection of Harding Rd and F Avenue, just outside Clermont IA.  Upon contact with the driver, Mathew Christopher Meyer, 40 of Cedar Falls IA, seemed to be intoxicated. Further investigation found that Meyer had been operating the vehicle pulled over and was intoxicated.  Meyer was taken into custody and charged with operating while intoxicated, 1st offense a Serious Misdemeanor.  Meyer was transported to Fayette County jail where he awaits initial appearance.   

On 1-23-15 Michael Lee Mcguire, 29 of Fayette IA, was charged with Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The charges stem from a written complaints gathered of Mcguire driving in the Fayette Area. Mcguire charges were filed with the clerk of court and he will have to appear in court at a later date. 

On 1-26-15 at approximately 12:30 AM a Fayette county Deputy stopped a vehicle on Highway 3 at W14 for erratic driving. Upon investigation Micheal Gould, 18 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. He is being held at the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 1-24-15 at approx11:00 AM the Fayette County Sheriff Office took a call of a one vehicle accident in the 24000 block of V Ave. Upon investigation Lyndsey Vondal, 24 of Dubuque rolled a 2006 Ford F150. There were no injuries. Vondal was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, Driving While License Revoked, and Failure to Maintain Control. She is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance. Fayette County was assisted by the Hawkeye Fire Dept. The vehicle sustained approximately $7500.00 damage.

On January 25, 2015 at approximately 3:00 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Duane Johnson, age 31 of West Union. Johnson was charged with Operating While Intoxicated First Offense (Serious Misdemeanor) this charge stems from a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Oak Street, West Union. Johnson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.

On 1/23/15 at approximately 5:00 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a domestic assault at a residence outside of Elgin, Iowa.  Further information showed that a firearm was involved during the domestic assault.  As Fayette county Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that the victim was no longer at the residence.  Fayette County Deputies tried to get the suspect, Craig Alan Lenhart, 44 of Elgin to safely come out of the residence.  An electronic control device was used to attempt to get Lenhart into custody.  This was ineffective as Lenhart refused to come out, barricaded himself in the residence, shut of multiple lights and made threats on law enforcement officers at the scene.  Information provided showed that Lenhart was armed with a firearm while barricaded in the residence.  Fayette County Deputies and other law enforcement agencies did set upa perimeter locking down the residence for safety reasons.  Parts of Highway 56 were also shut down and barricaded for safety of the public.  At approximately 6:00 PM Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher did enter the residence to try to deescalate the situation.  Shortly thereafter, Lenhart went for a firearm, Sheriff Fisher then deployed his taser device.  Lenhart was taken into custody and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault causing serious injury, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class C Felony, and Interference with Official Acts, a Class D Felony.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by West Union Police Department, Fayette Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Monona Police Department, Iowa DNR, and Iowa State Patrol.

On January 30, 2015 at approximately 05:30 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a silver Pontiac Grand Prix for speeding on Highway 3 near E Avenue.  It was discovered that the driver, 27 year old Kami Jo Adolf of Dubuque, was wanted and arrested on a mittimus warrant out of Dubuque County.  Upon further investigation it was determined Ms. Adolf and the passenger in the vehicle she was driving, 25 year old Michael Scott Sheckles of Dubuque, had a valid domestic abuse protective order between them.  Both were arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Ms. Adolf was charged with speeding, aiding and abetting the violation of a domestic abuse protection order, and interference with official acts.  Mr. Sheckles was charged with violating a domestic abuse protection order, and interference with official acts.

On 1-26-15, at approximately 7:45 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's office took a report of a single vehicle accident near the intersection of Rose Rd and 40th St. just outside of Oelwein IA. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Phillip Ira Perry, 52 of Oelwein, was traveling eastbound on 40th St, when he lost of his vehicle.  Perry was later transported to Mercy Hospital Oelwein and treated for minor injuries.  Damage to the 2003 Dodge caravan was considered a total loss.  This accident still remains under investigation.  Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Oelwein Police Dpeartment and Oelwein Fire.     

On January 31, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in the 600 Block of Madison Street In Arlington and seized a 2014 Silver Wilson Semi-Stock Trailer estimated value of $70,000.00. The Stock trailer was reported Stolen to Grant County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin on January 29, 2015. Grant County Authorities notified Fayette County Sheriff's Office that the trailer may be in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies located the trailer in Arlington and a search warrant was obtained. A joint investigation is ongoing, charges are pending.  

On January 29th, 2015, at approximately 6:46 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident involving injury north of Clermont on Hwy 18. Upon investigation it was discovered that Trista Marie Stepan, age 23 of Decorah, IA was traveling North Bound when she swerved to avoid a deer, causing her to loose control of her 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser went into the east ditch and traveled through a field and down a ravine before striking a tree and starting on fire.  This accident remains under investigation. PT Cruise is considered a total loss. The driver was transported by Clermont Ambulance to Palmer Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont Fire Department.

On January 31st, 2015 at approximately 7:37 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to Harding and Ironwood Road to a report of a two vehicle accident. Upon further investigation  by Sheriff’s Deputies it was determined that Gregory E. Shumacher, age 41 of Oelwein, was driving his 2004 Chrysler Town and Country Southbound on Harding Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, drivien by Kaylene Ann McNally, age 56 of Postville, which was traveling in the opposite lane heading Northbound. No injuries were reported. Each vehicle sustained approximately $3,000.00 in damage. Shumacher was charged with Failure to prove security against liability (accident related).

 

FEBRUARY

On 2-3-15, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ethan Grant Guyer Jr. 49 of Elgin, on a Fayette County arrest warrant, original charge; violation of a No-Contact Order Bond $1000, a Simple Misdemeanor. Guyer was transported to Fayette County Jail.  

After a three week investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office along with the West Union Police and the North Fayette Valley School district discovered that a minor student was found to have sent some obscene materials to another minor. Through the investigation it was also discovered that the minor whom they sent the materials too then distributed it to other minors. Once the School District discovered the incident they contacted authorities. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed charges on 2/9/2015 with the Juvenile Court Services alleging that on 1/15/2015 the minor student disseminated obscene materials to other minors from their home. This is a serious misdemeanor under Iowa Code 728.2.  West Union Police will be filing charges on several others students who also disseminated the obscene material to other minors once their investigation is completed. 

On 2/2/2015 at 11:00 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a person causing a disturbance at the Fayette County Court House on the third floor. Once deputies arrived they found Christopher Byron Voges, age 33 of Oelwein outside the building having a argument with a female. Upon investigation it was determined that Voges was acting in a disorderly mannor in the court house and was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Fayette County Jail.

On 2-3-15, at approximately 9:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of Outer Road and 20th St, Oelwein IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Brady Joel Janssen, 23 of Arlington, was traveling south bound on Outer Road, when he lost control of his vehicle due to road conditions.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2008 Chevy Impala was estimated at $3,000. 

On 2/11/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Scott Tangen, age 31 of Decorah at a residence located in Hawkeye. Tangen had an active arrest warrant out of Winneshiek county for Theft by credit card and OWI second offence, bond was set at $1,500.00 cash. Tangen was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later picked up by Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.   

On December 12, 2015 at 9:30 am Fayette County Sheriff's Office and Waverly Police Department executed a search warrant at 21268 250th ST. Hawkeye after authorities received a tip that items stolen from Terex Cranes in Waverly were on the property. Items were seized and the investigation is ongoing.

On 2-16-15 at 7:05 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle roll over in the 27000 block of Harding Road. After an investigation it was determined that Wyatt Schott 22 of Clermont was driving west in a 1995 Ford Aspire when he drove onto the north shoulder of the roadway, lost control of his vehicle, vaulted over a driveway and rolled the vehicle into the north ditch. Schott was transported to Palmer Hospital by Clermont Ambulance for minor injuries. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Clermont Fire assisted at the scene , Schott was charged with Fail to Maintain Control.

On 2-17-15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael D. Bean 27. Bean was wanted for failure to appear for providing false information to a police officer (2 counts),  and driving while suspended. Bond was set in the amount of $1000.00 dollars. Bean was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Office.

On 2-16-15 at approx. 10:45 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an assault that had taken place at Prairie View Residential Facility. Upon investigation Kaley Werger, 23 Fayette was arrested and charged with Simple Assault. She is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 2-13-15, the Fayette County Sheriff’s conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st St. NW and Charles St. in Oelwein.  Upon investigation it was found that the driver, Derek Ronald Scott, 24 of Stanley, had a suspended driver’s license.  Scott was taken into custody and charged with Driving while License Suspended and No Proof of Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Scott was transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

On 02/14/2015 the Sumner Police Department arrested Jeffrey Allen Steffen, age 36 of Sumner on a Fayette County Warrant for Violation of Protective Order (Simple Misdemeanor).  Steffen was transported by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to the Fayette County Jail and is being  held on a $1000 bond.

On February 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic assualt in the city of Oran.  When Deputies arrived, and after an investigation, 36 year old Benjamin Stubberud of Oran was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.  Also, during the investigation, it was learned that 34 year old  Jenna Stubberud had an outstanding warrant out of Bremer County for a prior charge of Driving While License Suspended and Operating with Fraudulent Registration.  She was also transported to the Fayette County Jail and was later transferred to the Bremer County Jail where she was held for an initial appearance in court.

      On 2-18-2015 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Lee Gardner age 26 of Fayette, on a Fayette County arrest warrant for Probation       Violation, original charges; willful injury causing bodily injury and false imprisonment.  A No Bond Hold was set. Gardner was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Story County Sheriff’s Office.

 On 2-19-2015 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Wayne Gingerich age 57 of Clermont, on a Fayette County arrest warrant for failure to appear, original charges; assault with a deadly weapon and going armed with intent. Bond is set at $2,000.00. Gingerich was  transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held.

Missing Rural Oelwein Teenager found, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reports that Olivia May Rupright age 16 of rural Oelwein went missing on Tuesday February 10, 2015 has been located in Mobile Alabama. She was found late evening yesterday February 24th . Olivia was found to be in good health and no foul play is suspected. She has now been returned to the custody of her parent’s. Mobile Alabama authorities assisted in locating her. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank all of those who called in tips as to her whereabouts.  

On 2/25/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 60th Street and R Ave. Once deputies arrive they found a vehicle driven by Thomas William McGrath, age 63 of Maynard had turned into the path of a semi driven by Jeremy Paul Cheatum, age 44 of Claremce MO.  No injuries were reported and between the two vehicles a total of 3,500.00 of damage was reported.  Accident remains under investigation.

On 2/25/15 at approximately 1:08 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle rolled over at 8394 Harding Road.  Ava Marie Taggart of Castalia, was driving a 2001 Ford Escape westbound on Harding Road when she lost control of her vehicle rolling the vehicle approximately 1 ½ times before coming to rest on its side. Taggart was transported by Tri State Ambulance to Palmer Hospital.  The West Union Fire Dept. assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

On 2/20/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of main and mill street in Elgin . After an investigation it was determined that Casey Sass 32 of Farmersburg was stopped at the stop sign in her 2012 Ford Focus when she was rear ended by a 2004 Ford pick-up truck driven by Nathan Tieskotter 21 of Lawler. There were no injuries reported and minimal damage to both vehicles. Tieskotter was charged with driving too fast for the conditions.

On 2/25/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 60th street and T Avenue. After an investigation it was determined that Roxann Brown 54 of Denver was driving her 2013 Chevy Equinox westbound and was attempting to turn right onto T Avenue when she was rear ended by a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix that was driven by Jonathan Vansickle 36 of Fredericksburg. There were no injuries. Brown’s vehicle received an estimated $4500.00 damage and the Vansickle’s vehicle received an estimated $6000.00 damage. Westgate fire department and Mercy ambulance  assisted at the scene. Vansickle was charged with driving too fast for the conditions.

On 2-28-15 at approximately 2:28 AM a vehicle was stopped by a Fayette county deputy east of T Ave.  and upon investigation, the driver Daniel Tielebein, 50 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Operating While Intoxicated 2nd offense. He was transported to the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On February 28th, 2015 at approximately 7:14 PM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident on the 26,000 block of Highway 18. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Leah Rose Dreps age, 21 of Lansing was traveling Southbound on Highway 18 approximately 1.5 miles outside of Clermont when she struck a deer with her 2013 Ford Escape. No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $1,500.00 in damage.

MARCH

On March 3, 2015 at approximately 10:22pm the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 93 in the 24000 block; approximately 1 mile East of Sumner. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Jodie Nicole Cain, age 24 of Sumner, was driving a Purple 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser East bound on Hwy 93 when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage, and no injuries were reported.

On 3-4-15, at approximately 3:00 P.M.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ciara Jasmine Cavin, 23 of Cedar Rapids, for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Cavin was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance. 

 On 3-4-15, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harley David Bushaw, 18 of West Union, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, Criminal Mischief in the 5th degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Bushaw was taken into custody, transported to Fayette County Jail and being held on $800 cash bond.

 On 3-4-15 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Alan Pierce, 28 of West Union, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Pierce was taken into custody, transported to Fayette County Jail, and being held on $1000 bond.

On 3-5-15 at approx.. 4:54 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle traveling erratically on Hwy 150 north from Fayette. A Fayette County Deputy located the vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 150 and 190th St and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified as Terry D. Wallace 19 of Iowa City and a check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended in the state of Iowa and he was placed into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held awaiting his initial appearance.

On 3-5-15 at approximately 22:28 hours a Fayette County Deputy encountered an intoxicated male at a gas station in the city of Fayette.  Upon investigation 53 year old Daniel Dean Pagel of Fayette was arrested for public intoxication and OWI 1st Offense.  Pagel was transported to the Fayette County jail and held overnight. 

On March 7, 2015 at approximately 11:43 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of vehicles driving erratically in the city of Oran.  A gray dodge truck reportedly spun its tires and went in the ditch on Pleasant Street in Oran.  Deputies arrived on scene and identified the driver as 17 year old Nathan Allen Thurm of Sumner.  Three passengers were also in the vehicle—17 hear old Tara Jo Bartlette, 17 year old Hannah Jo Green and 17 year old Mariah L. Krull—all of Clarksville.  Upon investigation all four of juveniles were charged with Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age and referred to Juvenile Court Services.  Thurm was additionally cited for Carless Driving and Failure to Maintain Control.  The vehicle Thurm was driving sustained no damage. 

On March 8, 2015 at 5:50 PM a Fayette County Deputy observed a subject driving in the City of Clermont who was known to be revoked.  Upon investigation, the driver identified as 50 year old Joseph Gene Daughton of Clermont, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked which is a Serious Misdemeanor.  He was taken to the Fayette County Jail and held for an initial appearance in court.

On 3/9/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office had gotten information that a wanted subject was at a residence located at 411 E. Clark Street in the City of Fayette, once deputies arrived and determined that the wanted person was inside they attempted to get him out of the residence. Deputies then entered the house and found Michael Lee McGuire, age 30 and Natasha Linn Coonradt, age 25 both of Fayette hiding inside the residence. McGuire was wanted out of Fayette County on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Both McGuire and Coonradt were taken into custody and also charged with Interference with official acts for obstructing apprehension of McGuire.  They were transported to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and are currently in awaiting their appearance in court.

On 3/14/15 at approximately 02:45 am a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christine Ann Reierson, age 28 of Elgin. Reierson was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 23,000 blk. on Canoe Rd. for a traffic violation, approximately 1 mile South of Clermont. Reierson was transported to the Fayette County Jail for an initial appearance, and was later released on a $1000 unsecured bond.

On 3/15/15 at approximately 01:55 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Car vs. Deer accident in the 10,000 blk. of V68, approximately 3 miles West of Westgate. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Jeffrey Neil Mason, age 48 of Sumner, was responding to an emergency call and driving a White 2007 Life Line Emergency E456 Ambulance South bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $4000 in damage, and no injuries were reported.

On 3-13-15 at approx.. 10:10 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on W Ave near 247th St. The driver of the 2005 Chevy Malibu Desiree A. Tollefson 20 of Calmer was traveling north on W Ave. when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. The vehicle sustained approx.. $2000.00 dollars damage  and no one was injured in the accident.

On 3/16/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a disturbance located at 401 W Clark Street in Fayette. Upon arrival they discovered that Joshua Glen Sargent, age 32 of Fayette had had an argument with the occupants and broke out a window to the home and fled in a vehicle. Deputies located Sargent and placed him under arrest. Sargent was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief in the fifth degree and driving while suspended.

On 3/17/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a violation of a no contact order at 103 King Street in Fayette. Upon a completion of the investigation the Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Allen Copley, age 29 of Oelwein for Violation of an order of protection and was taken to the Fayette County Jail.  Charges were also filed on Karol Nichoel Makin, age 31 of Fayette for aiding and abet to a violation of an order of protection. Makin will appear in court on a later date for the charges.

On March 11th, 2015 at 6:19 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of domestic assault on 21786 140th Street, Sumner. Upon investigation Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and transported Jeffrey Scott Leyh age, 51 of Sumner to the Fayette County Jail. Leyh was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault 1st Offense (Simple Misdemeanor).  

On 3/19/15 at 1:23 PM Fayette County Deputy’s responded to a vehicle in the ditch on Echo Valley Rd east of Ivory Rd. An investigation determined that Kaylee-Elaine Jones from Hawkeye was operating a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero westbound on Echo Valley Rd. While rounding a curve she lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch. Jones was not injured and no damage occurred to the vehicle. Jones was cited for fail to maintain control.

On 3/21/15 at 1:17 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Outer Rd north of 50th St. An investigation determined that David Duane Latham from Oelwein was operating a 2000 Dodge Ram north bound on Outer Rd when he lost control and entered the ditch overturning onto the side. Latham was not injured and was cited for fail to maintain control and fail to have valid license or permit.

On 3-23-15, at approximately 2:15 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of property damage accident near the intersection of E. Madison and Union St. in Fayette.  When arriving on scene it was found that Brad Alan Gardner 46 of Manchester was pulling out of an Upper Iowa University parking lot when a vehicle heading north bound on Union Street struck the turning vehicle.  It was found that the driver of the other vehicle, Travis Lee Petsche, 29 of Fayette had a suspended driver's license.  Petsche was cited for Driving while License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor, and will appear in court at a later date.   Damage to Gardner's 2008 Toyota Tundra was estimated at $3,000 and the 2000 Chevy Cavalier driven by Petsche had damage estimated at $1000.  This accident remains under investigation.

On 3/24/2015 at 8:42 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a one vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment just east of Sumner on Hwy 93 or County Road 150th Street. Once deputies arrived they found that the driver of a 1991 Chevy K1500, Johnathan Oberholtzer Fox, age 17 of Randalia lost control and entered the south ditch jumping a driveway and rolling his vehicle twice onto its top. Brent Horst, age 15 of Mountain Grove MO was a passenger in the vehicle. When deputies arrived both subjects had been freed of the vehicle and were being transported to Sumner Community Hospital by SEMS ambulance service. Also assisting at the scene was the Sumner Police and Fire. The two injured were reported to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Fox was cited for failure to maintain control, his vehicle was considered a total loss. 

On 3/24/2015 at 10:36 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 18 about 3 miles west of Clermont. Once deputies arrived they found a 1998 Ford F150 driven by Ross D Arneson, age 60 of West Union had lost control and entered the north ditch. No injuries were reported and Arneson was cited for failure to maintain control and released once his vehicle was pulled from the ditch.

On March 25, 2015 a Fayette County Deputy responded to a vehicle in the ditch on County Road W51 north of Arlington.  Upon investigation it was determined a blue 2007 Chevrolet van, driven by Karen Sue Koehn of Elgin, was traveling south when the vehicle lost traction weather conditions and entered the west ditch.  Koehn was not injured in the accident and her vehicle sustained approximately $1,500 in damages. 

On March 24, 2015 a subject came in to the Fayette County Jail to serve a jail sentence and it was observed that he was possibly intoxicated and also discovered that he had marijuana in his coat pocket.  After an investigation it was determined that 24 year old Miguel Daniel Sanchez of Oelwein was intoxicated.  He was charged with Public Intoxicated (third or subsequent) a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Substance a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possessing Contraband in a County Jail (Class D Felony).  Sanchez was held in Jail awaiting for an initial appearance in court.

On 3-27-15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a domestic disturbance taking place in the city of Oran,  upon investigation John Harrington 41 of Oran, was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred and Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense. Both are Aggravated Misdemeanors. He is being held at the Fayette county jail pending an initial appearance.

After a week long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for 26 year old Jordan Lloyd Bacon of Luana for Harassment 3rd Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  He was accused of making numerous phone calls and text messages that were threatening in nature to a person residing in Fayette County. Bacon was located in Allamakee County on March 25, 2015 and was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.

On March 26, 2015 a Fayette County Deputy located and arrested James Lee Gardner II, 26 of Fayette on an active warrant out of Fayette County for Probation Violation.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held on a $500 bond.

On 3-28-15 at 11:30 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for driving without using headlights. Upon investigation Mackenzie Irvine, 20 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense and child endangerment. He was transported to the Fayette county jail and held pending an initial appearance.

On 3-30-15 at approx.9:30 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy arrested Miguel D. Sanchez 24 of Oelwein on a probation violation, original charge public intoxication second offense. Bond was set in the amount of $1500.00 dollars and he is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail.

On 3-30-15, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brent Brewer, 32 of Arlington IA, on a Fayette County arrest warrant, original charges were Domestic Abuse, False Imprisonment, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Obstruction of an Emergency Call, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Brewer was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

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On 4/4/2015 at approximately 4:09 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of X Ave. and 180th Street. Upon investigation it was discovered that Melvin A. Schlatter age, 85 of Sumner was traveling Southbound on X Ave. when he lost control of his 2000 Ford Ranger pick-up, causing him to go into the West ditch where the truck then rolled and landed on all four wheels. Mr. Schlatter was transported to Sumner Hospital for minor injuries. The vehicle sustained approximately $2,500.00 in damage. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sumner Fire and Ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.

On 4/3/2015 at approximately 7:32 p.m.  A Fayette County Deputy located and arrested Jospeh R. Hedgman age, 21 of Oelwein on an active warrant out of Fayette County for failure to appear, original charges were OWI first offense and possession of a controlled substance. Hedgman was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. Bond was set in the amount of $2,000.00.

On 4-4-15 at approximately 9:22 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a white Oldsmobile Cutlass in the 24,000 block of Highway 3 for speeding.  Upon investigation, 25 year old Taquaila Howse of Waterloo was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Howse was charged with Driving While License Barred and Driving While License Suspended. 

On 4/1/15 at 5:58 Am  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a  report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Golden Rd east of Harding Rd. An investigation determined that Spenser Paul Schmitt, 16 of Elgin was operating a 2005 Dodge Stratus westbound on Golden Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. There was an estimated $3000 damage to the vehicle. Schmitt was not injured.  

On 4-6-15, The Fayette County Sheriff's office was notified of a vehicle that went into the ditch near the intersection of Outer Road and 18th Street, Oelwein IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Riley Hershey, 16 of Oelwein, was traveling east bound on 18th Street when he lost control of his vehicle and went into the ditch. Damage to the 93 Ford Ranger was minimal and no  injuries were reported. Hershey was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

On 4-8-15 at approx. 8:20 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 150 north of 130th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2007 Chevy K3500, Jeremy J. Junk 39 of Epworth was traveling south when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck with the front of the pickup causing approx. $5000.00 damage. No one was injured in the accident.

On 04-12-15 at approximately 4:12 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a truck pulling a trailer partially in the ditch in the 4000 block of C Avenue/Highway 187.  Upon investigation it was determined 26 year old Devon Kansier of Eastman, Wisconsin was driving a white 2014 Dodge Ram pulling an enclosed trailer when he missed his turn at the Highway 187/Hwy 3 round-a-bout.  Kansier was attempting to turn around at a farm residence driveway when he backed the trailer into the ditch.  The vehicle sustained approximately $4000 damage and a mailbox was also damaged. 

On April 11, 2015 at 4:01 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle accident, hit and run on K Ave at the intersection of 40th Street.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 29 year old Ryan Jonsberg of West Union, was driving his 2000 Chevy Silverado and rear ended a Fiat 500 driven by19 year old  Dallas Ellefson of Decorah.  Jonsberg then left the scene of the accident and was later found after Ellefson copied down the license plate before he left.  Jonsberg was cited with Following too Closely and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Ellefson’s vehicle sustained $2000 damage and there was no damage to Jonsberg’s vehicle.

On 4-9-15, at approximately 9:20 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office received a call of a suspicious vehicle and possibly intoxicated driver driving in the Arlington area. Upon arrival Fayette County Sheriff Deputies located the vehicle in the ditch on the 900 Block of Fairfield St.  Through an investigation, it was found the driver of the vehicle, Holley Marie Robbins 29 of Arlington, was operating while intoxicated.  Robbins was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense an aggravated misdemeanor, and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.   Fayette County Sheriff's office was assisted by Arlington Ambulance. 

  On 4/16/13 at 8:16 AM Fayette County Deputy’s responded to the intersection of Lincoln and King Road for a two vehicle accident. An investigation determined that Karen Ann Barnhard 67 from Decorah was operating a 2004 Dodge Stratus southbound on Lincoln Rd when she attempted to pass a  southbound John Deere 8360 R Tractor towing a field cultivator operated by Jason David Hageman 35 of Ft Atkinson.  Barnhard failed to notice the tractor making a left hand turn onto King Road and collided with the unit. No one was injured. There was an estimated $5000 damage to the field cultivator, the Stratus was considered a total loss. The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending.  

Gov. Branstad designates April as 9-1-1 Education Month

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad has designated April as 9-1-1 Education Month in Iowa. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) and the Iowa 9-1-1 Communications Council, 9-1-1 Education Month is an opportunity to demonstrate to all Iowans the importance of 9-1-1 and the role they play in ensuring effective emergency response.  

“When calling 9-1-1, remember, stay calm, and be aware of your location so you can help 9-1-1 dispatchers locate you during an emergency,” said Blake DeRouchey, Iowa’s E911 program manager. 

Both the U.S. Congress and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) have recognized April as National 9-1-1 Education Month.

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HSEMD is nearing completion of an upgrade to Iowa’s 9-1-1 network to an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system, which is more robust and capable of handling new messaging technology. Twelve Iowa counties are currently participating in a pilot program to test the new technology, which allows a cell phone user within county boundaries to contact 9-1-1 using text messaging. It is expected text-to-9-1-1 will be available in all Iowa counties by early- to mid-2016.

Text-to-9-1-1 allows cell phone users to send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency. Not all cell phone carriers have or will be providing this capability to its customers. Currently, five cell phone carriers in Iowa have committed to making text-to-9-1-1 available to customers: Verizon, AT&T, i-Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.

“The technology is changing, but all of the pieces are not yet in place,” said DeRouchey. “We’re working with the wireless carriers and 9-1-1 call centers as they get equipment and procedures in place that will allow them to utilize text-to-9-1-1.”

Text-to-911 was developed primarily for citizens who are hard of hearing, deaf, or speech impaired. Texting can be used in situations in which a voice call to 9-1-1 would endanger the caller, such as during a home invasion or domestic situation. Sending a text to 9-1-1 can also be helpful in situations in which a medical condition makes it impossible for the caller to speak. Iowa’s IP-based 9-1-1 network will eventually allow citizens to contact 9-1-1 using video and picture messaging.

“Even when the technology is in place to allow you to text 9-1-1, it will still be best to call if at all possible if you need help,” DeRouchey stressed.

As counties have the capability to accept texts to 9-1-1, they will notify residents of its availability.

Materials and other resources on 9-1-1 are available on the Ready Iowa website at www.beready.iowa.gov under the “Be Prepared” tab, and also on the NENA website at www.nena.org under the “Education” tab. Additional information will be available on HSEMD social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, throughout the month using hashtag #911MONTH.

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management leads, coordinates and supports homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.

  On 4-16-15, at approximately 9:15 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle roll-over near the intersection of Highway 93 and X Avenue, just outside Sumner IA.   When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Destiny Kay Rubner Clark, 17 of Sumner, was traveling westbound on Highway 93 when she went of the road, overcorrected, causing her vehicle to roll.  Clark sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Allen Hospital in Waterloo.  Damage to the  2004 Ford F-250 Truck was considered a total loss.  Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Sumner Police Department, Sumner Fire, and Sumner First Responders.  This accident remains under investigation and charges are pending. 

On 4/17/15 at 6:52 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of W-25 and 130th St. An investigation determined that James Craig Avenson, 55 from Westgate was operating a 1999 Ford Escort southbound on W-25 when he fell asleep and the vehicle entered the west ditch. Avenson and a passenger were not injured. There was an estimated $2000 damage to the vehicle. Avenson was cited for fail to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Maynard Fire Dept and First Responders.

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Prairieview Residential Center in reference to a theft of cash by a resident. Upon investigation, it was learned that 18 year old Tiesha Pierce of Hubbard, Iowa had stolen some cash from other residents.  She was placed under arrest for Theft in the 5th Degree and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held for an initial appearance in court.

On April 19, 2015 at approximately 4:53 AM Fayette County Deputies responded to a residence in Arlington for a noise complaint and possible underage drinking.  Upon making contact all individuals fled the scene on foot.  18 year old Zachary Wade Stevens of Oelwein was later located in a field west of Arlington.  Stevens was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail on charges of public intoxication and possession of alcohol under the legal age of 21.  The incident remains under investigation and more arrests are pending. 

On Saturday April 18, 2015 at 2:21 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle accident on G Ave north of 10th Street, outside of Aurora.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 65 year old Carol Dettbarn of Aurora was turning into a driveway with her 2007 Buick, when she turned into the path of a 2006 Chevy Impala operated by 75 year old Martin Holten of Cedar Rapids.  Both drivers were transported by ambulance for injuries and both vehicles were totaled. This accident remains under investigation.

On 4-21-15 at approx. 9:35 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 150 north of 110th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2009 Honda, Bethani P. Jacobsen 20 of Wauconda, IL was traveling north when a deer entered onto the roadway and was struck by the vehicle causing approx. $4000.00 dollars damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident.

On 4-20-15 at approx. 8:48 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Filmore Rd. east of J Ave. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2006 Chevy Impala Garrett W. Crandall 37 of West Union was traveling west when a deer entered onto the roadway striking the front of the vehicle causing approx. $7000.00 dollars damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident.

On April 22nd, 2015 at approximately 3:20 P.M., A Fayette County Deputy located Steven M. Jones, age 43 of Oelwein who was known to have a valid warrant out of Fayette County in Oelwein. After a foot pursuit with Jones, he was arrested on a valid warrant out of Fayette County for probation violation, original charges, OWI, Eluding, and Possession of Drugs without Prescription. Jones was also charged with Interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor).  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Oelwein Police Department.

On 4-24-15, at approximately 6:30 PM, Daryl Eugene Campbell II, 23 of Des Moines IA, was arrested for Driving while License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Campbell was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

 On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a motorcycle accident on D Ave, south of Kornhill Road near Wadena.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 26 year old Bradley Sperfslage 26 of Jesup was operating a 2008 Victory Motorcycle and lost control on a curve , causing the motorcycle to go in the ditch.  Sperfslage and a female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and then transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.  The motorcycle sustained approximately $1500 worth of damage.  Charges are pending and this accident remains under investigation.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Ambulance and the Wadena Fire Department.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:15 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on Eastern Road northwest of Clermont.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 16 year old Katelyn Dehning of Decorah was operating a 2006 Pontiac G6 and lost control on a curve, rolling the car into the ditch.  Dehning and a passenger were transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.  Dehning was charged with Failure to Maintain Control and the vehicle was totaled. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont and Postville Ambulance and Clermont Fire Department.

On 4-25-15, at approximately 7:10 P.M.  the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 991 call of a hit and run accident near the intersection of N Avenue and Highway 3, just outside of Oelwein IA.  Through an investigation it was found that Dillion John Summerfelt, 27 of Oelwein, was traveling South bound on N Avenue when he struck a vehicle heading eastbound on Highway 3.  Casey Musgrave, 19 of Solon IA, was heading east bound on Highway 3 when the collision occurred.   No one at the scene sustained any injuries, and damage to Musgrave's 2005 Volvo was estimated at $1,500.  Damage to Sommerfelt's 05 Chrysler 300 was estimated at $6,000.  Sommerfelt was cited for failure to yield enter through highway, leaving the scene of an accident, and no proof of insurance, all Simple Misdemeanors.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On April 24, 2015, at approximately 11:52 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car accident on 20th Street just East of T Avenue, approximately 2 miles West of Oelwein. Upon further investigation, and assistance with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies, it was determined that John E Gingerich, age 19 of Independence, was driving a 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand Am West bound when he made an evasive maneuver and went into the ditch. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500.00 , and no injuries were reported. Gingerich was cited with Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to prove Security Against Liability.

On April 23, 2015 at approximately 3:36 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2685 245th St. just outside of Elgin for a medical emergency.  Upon investigation it was discovered that Lloyd Leland Voshell, age 50 of West Union was dismantling the roof of a trailer home when the roof collapsed and fell upon him.  Voshell died from injuries sustained from the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont Ambulance, Clermont Fire Department, Tri-State ambulance.

On 4-27-15, at approximately 9:10 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault that occurred at Prairie View Residential Facility, Fayette.  Upon an investigation it was found that Randall Clyde Pate, 64 of Prairie View Residential Facility assaulted another client at the facility.  Pate was taken into custody and charged with Assault, causing bodily injury, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Pate was transported to Fayette County Jail, where he is being held for initial appearance.   

On 4-28-15, at approximately 5:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a violation of a no contact order.  After an investigation, Brent Joseph Brewer, 32 of Arlington, was arrested for violation of a no contact order, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Brewer was transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. 

On 4-23-15, at approximately 2200 hours, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were requested at the residence of 501 King Street Fayette IA.  As Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found through an investigation that Herman Lee Ronnfeldt, 50 of Hazelton, was driving while license revoked.  Ronnfeldt was taken into custody and charged with Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.

On April 29, 2015 at 7:20 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near a residence on Jelly Road.  Upon investigation, it was learned that the registered owner was not valid to drive, and was seen driving the vehicle away a short time later.  The driver, 24 year old Colten John Henry of Ossian, was stopped and charged with Driving While License Barred, Driving While Revoked, Possession of Marijuana (class D Felony), and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Henry was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held for an initial appearance in court.

On April 28, 2015 at 5:57PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist the Maynard fire department for a person burning illegally within the city limits.  The male subject, identified as 34 year old Justin Whitney of Maynard, became agitated by the fire department’s presence and became verbally abusive towards them.  The deputy on scene attempted to defuse Whitney and his aggressiveness, but he became more agitated and refused to follow commands given by the deputy.  Whitney was then arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Interference with Official Acts.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.

On April 28, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38 year old Samantha Coonradt of Fayette for a warrant out of Fayette County for Child Endangerment.  She was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held on a $2000 bond.

On April 30, 2015 Thomas Andrew Cannon age 30 of Rural West Union Turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Mr. Cannon was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant original charge of Driving While License Suspended and failure to have SR Insurance. Mr. Cannon was released on a $1,150.00 bond.

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On May 4, 2015, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Nicholas William Konen, age 29 of Elgin, on a warrant for Pretrial Violation. Konen was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance. Konen is being held on a bond of $7500.00.

 

On May 1st, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 210th Street and Lincoln Road. Upon investigation it was discovered that Garret D. Barrack age, 21 of Wadena was traveling Westbound in a 1991 Freightliner Conventional truck when he was attempting to cross Lincoln Road. Upon crossing Lincoln Road Barrack struck a 2008 Mercury Mariner driven by Isidora S. Luther age, 41 of La Crosse who was traveling Southbound. The 1991 Freightliner Conventional truck sustained approximately 2,500.00 in damages while the 2008 Mercury Mariner was considered a total loss. Luther was transported to Palmer Emergency for minor injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by West Union Police Department, Tri State Ambulance, and West Union Fire Department. Barrack was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way (simple misdemeanor) and Failure to Obey Stop or Yield Sign (simple misdemeanor).

On 5-4-15, at approximately 3:30 P.M. Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call on a single vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of 210th Street and O Avenue, West Union.  When arriving on scene it was found that Randi Jo Jurgensen, 20 of Fredericksburg, was traveling eastbound on 210th Street when she lost control of her vehicle, rolling it multiple times into the ditch.  Jurgensen was treated for injuries and transported by ambulance to Palmer Hospital, West Union.  Damage to the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was considered a total loss.  Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Hawkeye First Responders, Hawkeye Fire, and Tri State Ambulance.  This accident remains under investigation.  

On 5-7-15 at approx. 10:50 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Hwy 3 and V 62. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2005 Hyundai Lyle A. Kohlhepp 56 of Oelwein was traveling east on Hwy 3 when he lost control of his vehicle and entered the north ditch, struck a mailbox and came to rest in the south ditch. The vehicle sustained approx. $4500.00 in damage. No one was injured in the accident and Kohlhepp was issued a citation for failure to maintain control. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

On 5-7-15, at approximately 7:00 P.M. in the City of Waucoma, Patti Dee Farmer, 38 of Waucoma, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Farmer was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.    

On 5-7-15, at approximately 1:50 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received information that an assault had occurred at Prairie View Residential Facility.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Lori Ann Matejka, 51 of Prairie View Residential Facility, had assaulted a staff member.  Miss Matejka was arrested and charged with Simple Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. Matejka was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance. 

On May 9th, 2015 at 2:57 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on 100th Street at the intersection of Town Road near Westgate.  When a Deputy arrived, it was learned that 56 year old Ronnie Kelly of Maynard was driving a 2008 Kia Spectra and was passing a 2005 Ford Excursion driven by 32 year old Shane Beatty of Independence. Beatty was in the process of turning when Kelly passed and the vehicles collided.  Kelly’s vehicle sustained approximately $2000 worth of damage and Beatty’s vehicle sustained around $5000 worth of damage.  Ronnie Kelly was cited for Unsafe Passing.  There were no injuries reported and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Westgate fire department and Sumner Ambulance.

On May 8th, 2015 at approximately 7:15 PM The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a rollover accident at the 6,000 block of Harding Road. Upon arrival it was discovered that Amanda L. Coleman, age 20 of Roscoe, IL was traveling Westbound when she lost control of her 2000 Nissan Carryall and entered the North Ditch. Upon entering the ditch Coleman rolled her vehicle four times before it came to its final resting place on the driver’s side. Coleman was transported to Palmer ER by Clermont Ambulance for minor injuries and the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont Ambulance and Fire.

On 5-8-15 at approx. 8:17 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barry G. Hughes 67 of Postville on a valid Fayette County arrest warrant. The warrant was for pre-trial violation and bond was set in the amount of $10,000.00 dollars. Hughes was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where is was held. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 9, 2015 at approximately 8:47 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called to a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 18, West of Rose Road; approximately 2 miles NW of Hawkeye. Upon further investigation, Sheriff's Deputy found Tamara Lynn Buitenwerf, age 35 of Elgin, to be driving a White 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE West bound on Hwy 18 when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained approx. $1500 in damage.

On May 8, 2015 at approximately 5:48 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the 7000 block of Harding Road; approximately 3 miles West of Clermont. Upon further investigation, Sheriff Deputies determined David John Gass, age 54 of Nevada, to be driving a White 2003 Mitsubishi Galant East bound on Harding Road when Gass lost control of his vehicle and went into the ditch. Gass received minor injuries and the vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage. Gass was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

On 5/11/2015 at approximately 8:28 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ramiro Alvarez-Antonio, age unknown on a United States District Court Federal warrant placed on him by Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) on 5/6/2015. Deputies found Alvarez-Antonio working for a construction company in Elgin. ICE agents were notified and transported him to the US Marshalls holding facility in Cedar Rapids later that day.

On 5/12/2015 at approximately 3:02 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call from Prairie View Residential Care Facility of a person out of control and assaultive. Once deputies arrived they found Kaley Jane Werger, age 24 of Fayette had assaulted two staff members and caused damage to the property at the facility. Werger was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Assault and Criminal Mischief in the third degree. Injuries to the staff member were minor.    

On May 12 2015 at 9:25 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a motor vehicle accident on C Avenue approximately ¼ of a mile south of 70th Street. After an investigation it determined that Daniel Schmitt 54 of Sumner was driving a 2011 Kenworth milk truck when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it onto its side in the west ditch. The truck was loaded with approximately 48,000 pounds of milk which spilled into the ditch. The truck is owned by Sebetka Brothers Trucking Jesup. The truck was considered a total lose. Schmitt was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Schmitt was charged with Failure to maintain control. Arlington fire and ambulance assisted at the scene along with the Iowa Dept. of Transportation.

On May 13, 2015, at approximately 5:42 AM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called to a car vs. vehicle at Acorn Road and Bush Road; approximately 2 miles SE of Wadena. Upon further investigation, Sheriff Deputy determined that Marilyn Kay Miller, age 60 of Volga, was driving a Gray 2008 Chevrolet Impala West bound on Bush Road when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage and no injuries were reported.

On 5-15-15, at approximately 8:40 P.M., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of O Avenue and Highway 93, just south of Randalia IA.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Justin DuWayne Whitney, 33 of Maynard, was traveling southbound on O Avenue when he lost control and went into the ditch.  No injuries were reported and damage to the 1986 Chevy Corvette was unreportable. Whitney was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Careless Driving, both Simple Misdemeanors.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Department of Natural Resources.

On 5/16/15 at 12:53 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Lee Clark from Fayette. Clark was observed by an off duty Fayette County Deputy operating an ATV on Main St in Fayette. The Deputy had knowledge that Clark did not have a valid driver’s license. Clark was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with driving while license suspended and held pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

 On May 16, 2015, at approximately 12:15 AM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a car vs. deer accident on Filmore Rd. East of 200th Street; approximately 3 miles East of West Union. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Heather Lou Martin, age 25 of Elgin, was driving a White 2013 Chevrolet Sonic when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $2500 in damage, and no injuries were reported.

After a week long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested the following subjects, Dillon John Sommerfelt, age 28 of Oelwein for Failure to comply with the sex offender registry and Brooke Renee Cormwell, age 26 also of Oelwein for Child endangerment. During the investigation it was alleged that Cromwell was allowing Sommerfelt who is on the sex offender Registration to go to the school and daycare provider and pick her children up. This act violated the registry restriction and endangered the children of Cromwell. Both were transported to the Fayette County Jail on 5/15/2015 and were booked in on the above charges, both charges are Aggravated Misdemeanors.  Cromwell was released on 5/16/2015 on a $1,800.00 bond and Sommerfelt was released that same day on a $5,000.00 bond. The Department of Human Services were also called in and took custody of the children for placement.

On 5/20/2015 at 7:29 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a vehicle that had hit a bicyclist at the corner of Iowa Street and Spring Street in Clermont. Once deputies arrived they found that Elizabeth Marie Goddard, age 15 of Clermont was riding her bike and was struck by a vehicle driven by Julienne M. Wander, age 74 of Clermont.  Goddard was rushed to Palmer Hospital and later air lifted by Med Link to Lacrosse Gunderson for serious life threating injuries. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Investigator responded and are currently investigating the scene and remains under investigation at this time. Fayette County Was assisted by Clermont fire and ambulance services.  

On 5/22/2015 at 4:16 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries on Hwy 18 just west of Clermont. Once deputies arrived they found a 1994 Volkswagen Jetta that was operated by Arnold Dean Cole, age 53 of Monona had lost control and rolled three times and ended up in the south ditch of Hwy 18. Deputies suspected alcohol had played a factor in the accident and it remains under investigation. Fayette County was assisted at the scene by the Clermont Fire and ambulance.  

On 5-21-15, at Approximately 9:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of an accident just north of the intersection of Cedar Road and Highway 56.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Jamey Scott Carney, 46 of Atkins, was traveling northbound on Cedar Road when a deer came into the roadway and struck his vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2015 Chevy Silverado was estimated at $7,000.00  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Wadena Fire, Wadena First Responders, and Tri State Ambulance Service.  (photo)

On 5/23/15 at 10:00 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Scott Tangen age 30  at his residence in Hawkeye on a Winneshiek County warrant for fail to appear. Tangen was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later picked up by the  Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

On 5-25-15, at approximately 8:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls of harassment in the 200 Block of 1st Ave NE Waucoma IA. After an investigation,  Teresa Lynn Bolin, 52, of Waucoma was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. Bolin was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.

On May 26, 2015, at approximately 12:11 am the West Union Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a David Eugene Matthews, age 26 of West Union, had failed to return back to the West Union Residential Facility after work release. Matthews is a registered sex offender and had cut off his GPS tracking device. Matthews later turned himself into the Residential Facility. Matthews was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is held on a Temporary Confinement order. This incident is still under investigation.

On 5-28-14 at approx. 9:38 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 3 west of T Ave. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2008 Ford Fusion, Amanda A. Davenport 23 of Readlyn was traveling west when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle causing approx. $2000.00 dollars damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident.

On May 29th, 2015 at approximately 8:27 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on the 4,000 block of Golden Road. Upon investigation it was discovered that Katherine Mary Torson age, 60 of Elgin  was traveling Northwest bound in her 2000 Mitsubishi Montero when she struck a deer that was traveling across the roadway. No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $1,500.00 in damage.

On 5-30-15, at approximately 5:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an intoxicated person walking west bound on 210th St, outside of Hawkeye IA.  After an investigation, Michael David Alderson, 33 of Sumner, was arrested and charged Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Alderson was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

On May 30, 2015, at approximately 12:27am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a noise complaint on State Street in Eldorado. Upon further investigation, Sheriff’s Deputies found multiple underage people drinking alcohol at this residence. The following individuals were issued a citation for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age (Simple Misdemeanor): Nathaniel Michael Scott, age 19 of New Hampton; John Michael Ruehs, age 20 of Plainfield; Matison LaRae Swanson, age 19 of Marble Rock; Isaac James Taylor, age 20 of Spillville; Tyler Joseph Hertges, age 19 of Calmar; Diego Calderon, age 20 of Postville; Trae Allen Jordan, age 19 of Sumner; Isaiah James Virgil Schwake, age 19 of Sumner; Derek Marvin Kohlmeyer, age 18 of Sumner; Sawyer Kenneth Fink, age 19 of West Union; Will James Schott, age 20 of Clermont; Tad Michael Chapin, age 18 of Tripoli; Dillon Matthew Kuennen, age 20 of Waucoma; and Noah Leonard Balk, age 19 of Waucoma. Also, there were two juveniles found to be in Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age and they will be referred to Juvenile Court. The two juveniles are: Nikkie Lynn Dettmer, age 17 of Tripoli, and Logan Henry Blue, age 17 of Hawkeye. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Department and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

On 5-31-15 at approx. 100 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in the 4000 block of highway 150. Upon investigation Joseph Winders 29 of West Union was arrested and charged with driving while barred. He is being held at the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 5-29-15, at approximately 5:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious vehicle near the park in Wadena IA. Information provided stated that the occupants in the vehicle were asking children in the park if they wanted a ride home.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle in the 700 Block of Main St. Elgin IA. It was found that Doney Howard, 59, of Elgin was the driver of the vehicle and Glen Little, 54 of Elgin was the passenger.   After an investigation Howard was taken into custody and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd offense, Driving While Revoked, and No proof of Financial Liability (SR-22), all Serious Misdemeanors.  Howard was also charged with No Proof of Insurance and Open Container, both Simple Misdemeanors.  The passenger of the vehicle, Glen Little, was cited with Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor, and released.   This case remains under investigation. 

JUNE

On 6-1-15 at approximately 9:33 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of the single vehicle accident on Highway 187 near County Road W45.  Upon investigation it was determined 27 year old Kory Spicer of Oelwein was traveling east on Highway 187 when a deer entered the roadway.  Spicer’s vehicle struck the deer causeing approximately $3,000 damage.  There were no injuries. 

On June 4th 2015 at 1:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant for arrest on Thomas Andrew Cannon, age 31 of West Union. Cannon was wanted on a probation violation warrant for recently violating his Pre-Trial release. Once Deputies arrived Cannon attempted to flee by taking a 2011 Polaris Razor and driving it out into a field. Deputies then searched the area and after working with the Department of Correctional Service (DCS) Cannon was located by a GPS tracking device placed on him by DCS hiding in a nearby field and was taken into custody. Cannon was transported to the Fayette County Jail and also charged with interference with official acts and Escape from Custody (D Felony) and the warrant.

On 6-6-15 at approximately 11:00 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an underage party taking place in the 24000 blk of 300th Street near Waucoma. Upon investigation the following were cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age: Rylee Boehmer 19, Waverly, Hannah Harms 19, Hawkeye, Isaiah Schwake 19, Sumner, Austin Vrzak 20, Waucoma, and Noah Balk 19, Waucoma.

On 6/5/15 at 11:47 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle rollover at Harding and Ironwood Rd.  An investigation determined that Jason Joesph Kraus from Elgin was operating a 1996 Chevrolet S10 westbound on Harding Rd when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch overturning and coming to a final stop upright. The vehicle is considered a total loss. Kraus was cited for fail to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Tri State Ambulance and West Union Fire Department.

  On 6-8-15, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glen Arthur Little, 54 of Elgin, and Doney Howard Jr. 59 of Elgin, on Fayette County Arrest Warrants.  Little was charged with Enticing Away a Minor, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Doney Howard Jr. was charged with Aid and a bet to Enticing a Minor, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Charges stem from a report made to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on May 29, 2015 of two male subjects trying to entice Early Elementary School age children to take a ride with them who were playing in the Wadena City Park. Both are currently being held in the Fayette County Jail. Little on $5000.00 Bond and Howard on $4000.00 Bond until there appearance before a magistrate.

On 6-9-15 at approximately 11:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriffs Office took a report of a car/deer accident on Neon Rd near 80th St. upon investigation Amy McDonough, 46 of Oelwein was driving her 2010 Ford suv when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing approx. 2500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

On June 9th, 2015 a Fayette County Deputy located and arrested Benito A. Trevino , age 26 of Oelwein who was known to have a Valid Warrant out of Fayette County for Probation Violation (Felony,) original charge for Prohibited Acts Methamphetamine (124.401).

On 6/7/2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a subject attempting to entice young girls to meet up with him in or around the West Union area. Investigators had found that a 15 year-old female was approached on the social media Facebook and ask to meet her in a local park. Investigators them monitored the interactions working closely with the victim’s family. During the investigation it was learned that the person enticing the minor was Robert Franklin Lippstock, age 25 of West Union (formerly of Dubuque). Lippstock had knowledge of the victim’s age, however still arranged to meet in a park in West Union to engage in illegal sex act. On 6/9/2015 Investigators arranged the meeting and found Lippstock in the area that was pre-arranged by investigators. Lippstock attempted to flee but was placed into custody and taken to the Fayette County Jail.

On 6/10/2015 the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Lippstock’ s residence and seized computers and cell phones for forensic evidence. Lippstock was charged with Enticing a minor with the intent of an illegal sex act, a class “D” Felony, Interference with official acts a simple misdemeanor and two counts of assault of a peace officer not causing serious injury a serious misdemeanor. Lippstock remains in the Fayette County Jail on a $10,000.00 bond.   If convicted Lippstock could serve a prison sentence up to 8 years and be required to register as a sex offender. Fayette County was assisted by the West Union Police Department.

On 6-11-15, at approximately 4:30 P.M. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a 2 vehicle personal injury accident on I avenue and 10th St, near the Fayette County Buchanan County Line.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Christina Marie Keppler, 31 of Arlington, was driving northbound on I Avenue when she collided with Allen August Krum, 33 of Stanley.  Keppler suffered minor injuries and was transported to Manchester Hospital. Damage to Keppler’s 2012 GMC Acadia was considered a total loss.  Damage to Krum’s 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 was considered a total loss.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Oelwein Fire, and Oelwein Ambulance Service and Oelwein first responders.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On 6-12-15, at approximately 9:10 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at the 6000 Block of Golden Rd.  After an investigation, Mathew Allen Mactaggart, 33 of Clermont, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Mactaggart was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he await initial appearance. 

On June 14, 2015 at around 7:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a disturbance at a residence on J Ave. near Fayette.  The female called was complaining about a male subject who wouldn’t leave her property.  When Deputies arrived, the male subject, identified as 59 year old Glen Allen Keding of West Union, was just pulling out of the driveway in his Chevy Impala.  Deputies stopped him in order to investigate the incident.  After questioning Keding, he was suspected to being intoxicated.  After further investigation, Keding was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, Harassment, and Trespassing.  Keding was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.

 On June 13, 2015 at 3:47 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motorcycle accident on South Main Street in St. Lucas.  When the Deputy arrived, it was learned that 39 year old Robert Boyle from Sumner was coming into a corner when he hit loose gravel and lost control of his 2005 Harley Davidson WideGlide.  Boyle laid the bike on its side and his passenger was ejected from the bike.  The passenger, identified as 37 year old Teresa Boyle, also of Sumner was transported to Palmer Hospital by TriState Ambulance for injuries.  Robert Boyle was charged with Failure to Maintain Control, and the motorcycle was believed to have $1,000 worth of damage. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by St. Lucas Fire Department, St. Lucas First Responders and TriState Ambulance.

On 6/13/2015 at 11:30 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's office had a report of a one vehicle accident at the intersection of W-51 and 90th Street just north of Arlington. One deputies arrived they found a vehicle that had ran the stop sign at that intersection lost control and rolled three times and struck a tree, however no one was around. With apparent injuries the registered person, Terry John Stover, age 23 of Strawberry Point was tracked down by the Strawberry Point Police and found at his residence. Stover admitted to the accident and reported it happened at 4:30 A.M. Stover was cited for Fail to maintain control and Fail to obey a stop sign. Alcohol is suspected in this accident and it will remain under investigation.  

On 6/15/15 at approximately 1:47 PM Tom Cannon 30 of West Union was taken into custody.  Cannon was found in a trailer house north of Waukon where he had barricaded himself in the trailer.  The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Waukon Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol Officers assisted in talking him out of the trailer without incident.  Cannon was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held and more charges will be filed.  Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to thank the public for their assistance with this incident.

During the search and arrest of Thomas Andrew Cannon, age 32 of West Union on 6/15/2015 an investigation found Cannon had stolen a firearm from a residence, assaulted a female and was in possession of a firearm as a felon. During the investigation it was learned that Cannon in the early morning hours had assaulted his girlfriend causing injury and was charged with domestic abuse assault.  After Cannon was placed in custody on the escape charge a search was conducted of Cannons vehicle and he was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm. This firearm was reported stolen this date to the Sheriff’s Office. Cannon was also charged with theft in the third degree, an aggravated Misdemeanor and possession of a firearm as a felon, a class “D” felony. Cannon was also charged with escape from custody for failing to return from a court ordered furlough and attempting to flee the stae to avoid apprehension. Cannon is now in custody at the Fayette County Jail on these charges.

On 6/13/2015 Justin Lawrence Robinson, age 29 of Waterloo came to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to visit an inmate. Upon a check it was learned Robinson had a warrant out of Fayette County for a driving while suspended, failure to appear. When deputies attempted to place Robinson under arrest he resisted and attempted to flee from the lobby. Robinson was detained and arrested for the warrant and also charged with interference with official acts.  

On 06-21-15 at approximately 1:08 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist with an unruly patron at Brick City Bar & Grill in Clermont who would not leave the establishment despite being told to do so.  A Fayette County Deputy responded and upon investigation 23 year old Trent Steven Kuhn of Cresco was arrested for Public Intoxication.  Kuhn was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held overnight.    

 On 6/20/15 at 10:13 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kaley Jane Werger at Prairie View Residential Facility after she became combative and assaulted Prairie View staff. Werger was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with simple assault and held pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On June 20, 2015, at approximately 5:15 am the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident in the 21000 block of V68, approximately 5 miles West of Hawkeye. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined Ryan Paul Vsetecka, age 34 of Fort Atkinson, was driving a White 2013 Chrysler Town and Country Van North bound when he struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. There was approximately $1500 of damage done to the vehicle and no injuries were reported.

On 6-19-15 at approx. 10:04 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject causing a disturbance on Burrell St in the city of Hawkeye. Upon deputies arrival the subject had left the residence. At approx. 10:22 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received another 911 call reporting a disturbance on Wilbur St in the city of Hawkeye and Deputies located Shawna N. Wille 28 of Hawkeye, the same subject from the first complaint. Wille was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with Public intoxication 3rd Offense an aggravated misdemeanor. Wille was held awaiting her initial appearance.

On 6-19-15, at approximately 3:15 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of driving complaint near the 28000 Block of Quail Rd, West Union.  After an Investigation, Dylan Michael Buchholtz, 20 of West Union, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Buchholtz was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaited an initial appearance. 

 

On June 22, 2015 at approx.. 8:30 am a severe storm went through Fayette County and at 8:47 am Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of House down and two occupant’s trapped inside at 10846 80th St. Maynard. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Maynard Fire Department and First Responders responded to the scene. Upon arrival at the scene a two story house had been blown partly off its foundation and had sustained severe damage. Property owners Robert Cole age 73 Ursula Cole age 78 were still inside the residence. Rescuers were able to get both subjects out of the residence through an open area in the northwest corner of the house. Ursula Cole was taken to Mercy Hospital Oelwein by Oelwein Ambulance for injuries sustained in the incident. Her husband Robert Cole was not injured. Fayette County Emergency management and DNR was on scene and the Red Cross was notified. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was also notified of other property damage including barns, silos, and hog buildings that had blown down along with trees and power lines down and lying across roadways. 

On June 22nd, 2015 a Fayette County Deputy located and arrested Daryl Milton Jones age, 48 of Hawkeye on a  felony warrant for Probation Violation out of Fayette County. Jones was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance, bond set in the amount of $5,000.00.  

 On 06-23-15 at approximately 12:04 AM Fayette County deputies responded a reported assault taking place at a rural residence outside of Waucoma.  Upon investigation 30 year old Adam James Nielsen of Oelwein was arrested for Serious Assault Causing Bodily Injury.  Nielsen was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaited his appearance before a magistrate. 

On 6-25-15, at approximately 9:45 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a car deer accident near the intersection of 70th St. and W Avenue.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Renee Lynn Letterman, 22 of Waterloo, was traveling northbound on W Avenue, when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle. Damage to the 2014 Toyota Corolla was estimated at $3,000.  No injuries were reported. 

On 6-28-15, at approximately 8:30 P.M.  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to 24824 Highway 93 to check on a wanted subject.  Information provided showed that Brandyn Michael Steveson, 22 of Mason City, was wanted for Violation of Parole, original charge Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree.  A short time after Deputies arrived at the residence, Steveson was found to be driving in the Sumner area.  Steveson was stopped, taken into custody, and charged with Driving While License Suspended a Simple Misdemeanor and No Proof of Insurance, A Simple Misdemeanor.  Steveson was transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance.

On June 29, 2015, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mauro Nunez, age 44 of Postville, on a Fayette County Warrant for Theft in the 5th Degree (Simple Misdemeanor). Nunez was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he received an initial appearance, and was later released on a Promise to Appear.

On June 28, 2015, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed of an Attempt to Locate on a possible stolen truck from Oelwein. The White 2002 Ford F150 Truck was later found in the ditch on Outer Road just South of 50th Street, approximately half a mile Northeast of Oelwein. The occupants of the truck eluded the scene. This accident still remains under investigation.

On 6/28/15 at 10:35 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious person on Main St in Oran. An investigation lead to the arrest of Seth Adam Annis age 23 from Fairbank after it was determined that Annis had removed items from behind Hardware Hank . Annis had also gained entry  into the Oran Locker and took possession of items from inside the locker. Annis was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, Theft 4th Degree and Criminal Trespass.  Annis was held in the Fayette County Jail pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On 6/30/15 at 11:30 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustyn Lee Henry  age 26 from Oran after it was determined that he broke out a window to a vehicle and took possession of  prescription medication. Henry was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charges with Burglary 3rd Degree, Harassment 3rd Degree and Unlawful possession of prescription drug. Henry was held in the Fayette County Jail awaiting an appearance with a Magistrate.

On 6-30-15, at approximately 4:45 P.M. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of X Avenue and 140th Street, Sumner IA.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene.  The driver of the vehicle, Brandyn Tyler Seeman, 24 of Sumner, was later located by Fayette County Deputies at Pronto Gas Station, Sumner IA.  After an investigation, Seeman was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Control, and Failure to wear a Safety belt, all Simple Misdemeanors.  Seeman was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail where, he awaits initial appearance.   Damage to the 91 Chevy Truck was estimated at $1000.  No injuries were reported and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sumner Fire and Sumner Police Department.  

On 6-30-15 at approx. 8:03 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy witnessed a vehicle that was traveling east on Kornhill Rd. west of G Ave. loose control  and enter the ditch and roll onto its top. The driver of the 2014 Toyota Yaris, Joseph R. Elsinger 29 of Strawberry Point was not injured in the accident. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Fire and Ambulance service. Elsinger was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

On 6-30-15, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tanya Lynn Kapler, 33 of Oelwein, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charge Child Endangerment.  Kapler was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where she is being held on $2000.00 Cash Bond. 

 

JULY

On 7-3-15 at approximately 10:10 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Thomas Matt, 52 of Elgin was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense. He was held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 7-8-15 Donald B Johll, 49 of Postville was arrested on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant.  The Fayette County Arrest Warrant was for Driving while License Barred an Aggravated Misdemeanor and No SR Insurance on File, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Johll was taken into custody, and transported to Fayette County Jail where he is being held on $2000 cash bond. 

On 7-8-15, after an investigation, Janita Kay Brown, 38 of Waterloo, was arrested for driving while License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor. Brown was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where she awaits initial appearance. 

On July 10, 2015, at approximately 3:33 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call on Cass Street in Westgate and after an investigation deputies arrested Billy B Algyre, age 55 of Westgate, for Domestic Abuse Assault (Simple Misdemeanor). Algyre was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he received an initial appearance, and was released on a $300 unsecured bond.

On 7-11-15 at approx. 10:15 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a suspicious male subject at a residence on 90th ST near Arlington. Upon further investigation the male subject was found hiding in the bean field near the residence. The male subject was identified as being Jeffery J. Schnell 51 of Grimes. Schnell was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he charged with operating while intoxicated first offense (serious misdemeanor), trespassing (simple misdemeanor), interference with official acts ( simple misdemeanor), and public intoxication first offense ( simple misdemeanor). Schnell was held awaiting his initial appearance. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

On 7/16/15 at 1:38 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a vehicle rollover at the intersection of Kornhill Rd and 128th St.  An investigation determined that Jeanne Marie Carlisle from Cedar Rapids was operating a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire eastbound on Kornhill Rd when she dozed off and failed to negotiate a left hand curve. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and overturned coming to a final stop upright. Carlisle was transported by Fayette Ambulance to Palmer Hospital in West Union  for non-life threatening injuries.  The vehicle is considered a total loss. Carlisle was cited for fail to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Arlington Fire Department.

On 7-17-15 at approx. 10:33 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident near the intersection of F Ave. and Hwy 18. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2014 Toyota Camry John M. Branzell 45 of Mc Gregor was traveling east on Hwy 18 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the front of the vehicle causing approx. $3500.00 dollars in damage. No one was injured in the accident.  

On 7/18/15 at 11:05 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on Willow Road north of Fairbank. An investigation determined that Nicholas William McClain age 22 from Fairbank was operating a 2002 Ford Explorer southbound on Willow Rd when he lost control. The vehicle entered the east ditch and overturned coming to a final stop upright. McClain was not injured and was cited for fail to have valid license or permit. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was  assisted by Fairbank Ambulance and Fire Dept.  

On 7-21-15 a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Upon investigation John Bennet, 71 of Clermont was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting his initial appearance.

  On 7-23-15, at approximately 8:30 P.M., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of 2 individuals who were stealing items from the Gas N Goods Store in Hawkeye Iowa.  Information provided showed the individuals took off running out of the store after an argument with the attendant.  After an Investigation and multiple interviews,  Kyler Allen Carnes, 21 of new Hampton, was arrested and charged with Aid and abet to a Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, and Aid and abet to a Theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Carnes was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Sheriff’s office where he awaits initial appearance.  This investigation remains open and charges are pending.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office.  

On 7-28-15, Tyson James Green, 18 of New Hampton, turned himself in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charges Burglary 2nd, Class C Felony and Theft 4th,  a Serious Misdemeanor .  Charges stem from a Burglary of Hawkeye’s Gas N Goods convenient store that occurred on 7-23-15 at approximately 8:30 P.M.  Green was taken into custody and is being held at Fayette County Jail on $7500.00 bond.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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