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

 

 

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

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

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

Sheriff Marty Fisher
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

   

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

 

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

 

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

 

     

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

Fayette County Sheriff issue Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

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

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

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

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

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 MARCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew James Nagel

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

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

3)      Possession of Stolen Property (Class D Felony)

4)      Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

5)      No Valid Driver’s License

 Tyler James Westcott

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

2)      Possession of Stolen Property (Class D Felony)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

   For you safety and your privacy

 

·         Keep all substances in their original containers

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

·         Mark out any identifying information on the container

·         Unidentified medications will be accepted- NO QUESTIONS ASKED

 We will accept:

·         Prescriptions and over the counter medications including

Vitamins, supplements, and herbals

·         Thermometers in zip-lock or sealed plastic bag

·         Aerosols or pressurized containers
 

We will not accept:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department                 Calmar-Ossian Police Department

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

Cresco Police Department                                        Decorah Police Department

Elkader Police Department                                       Fayette County Sheriff Department

Guttenberg Police Department                                 Howard County Sheriff’s Department                           

 Mar-Mac Unified Police Department                        Monona Police Department

 New Hampton Police Department                           Postville Police Department

 Waukon Police Department                                    West Union Police Department

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

 

MAY

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 Proclamation for National Police Week and Police Memorial Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                           Martin M. Fisher

                                                                                           Sheriff of Fayette County

   


    

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be Safe, Be Buckled!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Marty Fisher says "as storms rolled through Fayette County high winds caused damage in several locations."  Roofs were damaged and blown off several barns and a few hog confinements.  A barn was also blown over all in the Arlington area.  A Shed fire was reported near Maynard during the storm and was believed to be caused by lightening but not confirmed.  Several power lines were also reported down near the Wadena and Fayette Areas.  No injuries were reported.

 

On 5-27-26 at approx. 9:20 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 3 near S Ave. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2013 Nissan Altima,  Eldon Parker 79 of Charles City was traveling west on Hwy 3 when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck by the vehicle causing approx. $3000.00 dollars damage. No one was injured in the accident.

 On 5-29-16 at approx. 11:22 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 150 just north of 120th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2000 Subaru Brandee L. Delgado 27 of West Union was traveling north when a deer entered onto the roadway and was struck with the front end of the vehicle causing approx. $1700.00 damage. No one was injured in the accident.

On May 29, 2016 at approximately 00:45 hours a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Highway 3 at County Road V68 for a traffic violation.  Upon investigation it was determined the driver, 20 year old Ashley Reson of Maynard, had been drinking alcohol.  Reson was transported to the Oelwein Police Department for .02 violation processing, which resulted in a 60-day revocation of her driving privileges.  Reson was also issued a citation for speeding and was released that night.   

On May 27, 2016 at approximately 2:36 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Received report of a vehicle v/s raccoon accident on Highway 150 north of Fayette.  Upon investigation it was determined 25 year old Matthew Gibbs of Elgin was traveling north on Highway 150 when a raccoon entered the roadway.  Gibbs’ vehicle, a 2013 Ford Focus, struck the raccoon, which disabled the vehicle and caused an estimated $2500 damage.

  After a week long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant located at 18181 Cedar Road Elgin, Iowa 5241 for suspected drug manufacturing.  The sheriff’s Office search the residence on 5/31/2016 and found evidence to lead them to the following charges on two Elgin Residents. Deputies seized numerous marijuana plants, over 200 grams of processed marijuana packaged and ready for sale, two firearms, cash, scales and paraphernalia. Charges have been filed on Corey Brian Schroeder, age 39 and Anthony David Zieser, age 32 of Possession/Manufacture/with intent  of the controlled substance of Marijuana, Class “D” Felony, 15 counts of failure to have drug tax stamp, class “D” felony, Possession of a firearm as a felon, a class ”D” felony and possession of drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.  Zieser was arrested at his employment, however Schroeder has not been found as of yet. Zieser was taken to the Fayette County Jail and is currently awaiting his court appearance. Sheriff Marty  Fisher ask the public if you see Schroeder please contact your local authorities or contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 563-422-6067 .  

 

 JUNE

On 6-1-16 at approx. 11:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriff's office took a report of a car v deer accident. Upon investigation Justin Schares 27 of Sumner was traveling on Y Ave. when a deer entered the roadway causing $3000 worth of damage to his 2010 Chevy Impala. There were no injuries.

On 6-1-16, at approximately 8:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a domestic disturbance at 14363 35th St. Oelwein IA.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, it was found that a domestic assault had occurred.  After an investigation, James Heath Rhea, 39 of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Rhea was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

On June 4, 2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle that was all over the road north of West Union on Juniper Road.  When a deputy located the vehicle, it was also observed to be swerving on the road.  Once the vehicle was stopped, it was learned that the driver, 44 year old Darrick James Brehm of Ossian, was intoxicated.  He was charged with Operating While Intoxicated (3rd or Subsequent offense) which is a Class D Felony, Driving While License Barred (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Failure to Prove Security Against Liability (Simple Misdemeanor), Open Container (Simple Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor). Brehm was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On 6-3-16, at approximately 8:10 PM, Jody Allen Recker, 50 of Fayette, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Recker was taken into Custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. 

On 6-3-16, at approximately 4:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of an assault that occurred at 15698 40th St. Oelwein.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene multiple interviews were conducted.  After an investigation, Clorisa Lynn Dailey, 37 of Oelwein, was arrested for Serious Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Sandra Lea Dailey, 67 of Oelwein was arrested for Serious Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor and Obstruction of  Emergency Communications, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Both individuals were taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where they await initial appearance. 

On June 5, 2016 at approximately 4:50 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch south of Hwy 18 on Neon Road, approximately 2 miles west of West Union. Upon arrival it was discovered that John Michael Lauer, age 21 of West Union, was intoxicated and was driving a Red 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty South bound on Neon Road when he failed to maintain control and went into the ditch. Lauer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail, and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control. Lauer was later released on $2300 unsecured bond.

On June 7, 2016 at approximately 9:36 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female who had been assaulted in Arlington.  Deputies arrived on scene and investigated the allegations.  Upon investigation 18 year old Kayci Marie Danielle Hahn of Arlington was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Hahn was charged with Simple Assault. 

On June 8, 2016 Black Hawk County authorities arrested Dwight James Davis age 44 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant original charge Interference with official acts. He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $750.00 Bond.

On 6-9-16 at approx. 5:30 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a car vs deer accident on highway 150 north of 270th street. Upon investigation it was determined that Ashley Tangen, 24 of Calmar was driving north in her 2012 jeep liberty when a deer entered the roadway. She struck the deer causing approximately $4500.00 worth of damage. No injuries were reported.

On June 5th 2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office received a report of a stolen vehicle in the City of Clermont.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 30 year old Nicholas William Konen of Fayette had taken the car, after being left in town by some friends, and drove it to his residence.  He left it in a field nearby his residence where is was located on June 7th, 2016.  The vehicle was recovered with no damage, and Konen was charged with Operating Without Owner’s Consent, which is an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On June 8, 2016 at 4:41 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a single vehicle accident on Juniper Road near King Road.  When the Deputy arrived, it was determined that 65 year old Margaret Jespersen of West Union had lost control of her vehicle and went off the roadway, rolling her 2014 Honda Odyssey into a creek.  Jespersen was transported to Palmer Hospital for injuries.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Tri State Ambulance, and Ossian Fire Department.  This accident remains under investigation.

On 6-12-16, at approximately 2:15 PM, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an individual slashing tires with an ice pick on Main St, Oran IA.   Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  After multiple interviews, Dennis Lee Weaver, 69 of Oelwein, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, a Class D Felony, Aggravated Assault an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Weaver was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.

On June 11th, 2016 at approximately 4:27 PM Sheriff’s Deputies were called to W33 and 18th Street in reference to a single vehicle motorcycle accident with personal injury. Upon arrival it was discovered that Holly Erin Opperman  age, 28 of Jesup was traveling Southbound on W33 when she lost control of her 2002 Suzuki motorcycle causing her to travel into the West ditch. Opperman was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein with minor injuries. Opperman was cited with Failure to Maintain Control (IA Code 321.288) a simple misdemeanor. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Stanley Fire and Oelwein EMS.

On June 13th, 2016 at approximately 5:15 AM, Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded a car deer collision on Montauk Hill in Clermont. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy, it was found that Patsy Ann Martin, age 45 of West Union, was driving a 2004 Chevy Trail Blazer southwest bound on Harding Road in Clermont when she struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $3000.00 damage and no injuries were reported.

After a report of an alleged sexual abuse of a minor, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office conducted and intense investigation.  Once the investigation was completed charges were filed on Pedro Ramon Candido, age 41 of West Union For sexual abuse in the 2nd degree a class “B” felony and sexual abuse in the 3rd degree a class “C” felony. The investigation showed that Candido had performed multiple sexual acts upon an 11 year-old female and again upon the same female at the age of 12. Candido was arrested on June 15th and taken to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a no bond warrant. The Fayette County Sheriff’s office was also working with the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs (ICE) on the status of Candido. It was determined he was in the United States illegally and a hold was placed on Candido through (ICE) also. The victim is also being monitored by the Department of Human Services and they are working with the family. This remains an open investigation and more charges could be filed at a later date. If convicted Candido could serve up to 75 years in prison, be required to be on the state sex offender registry and could face deportation from the states.   

  

On June 14, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Domestic Disturbance In Elgin upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiah Cannon Young age 37 of Rural Elgin was charged with Simple Domestic Abuse Assault and Assault with a dangerous Weapon (aggravated Misdemeanor) An investigation showed that his wife, after being assaulted attempted to get away in a vehicle and as she tried to flee he rammed the vehicle she was driving which was a Green 1999 Bonneville three times with a 2000 Mercury villager. Both vehicles sustained several thousand dollars damage. His wife sustained no injuries as a result of the vehicles colliding and upon deputies being notified of the incident Jeremiah fled and is currently wanted on a Warrant for the above charges.

On 06/15/2016 at approximately 11:42 PM,  Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy arrested 47 year old Teresa Lynn Bolin of Waucoma on Criminal Mischief charges. Bolin was taken into custody at her place of residence in Waucoma without incident. She is currently being held at the Fayette County Jail on a $500 cash or surety bond.

On 6-16-16 at approx. 8:55 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault that had occurred in the city of Randalia. Upon further investigation the suspect Katie A. White 25 of Randalia had left the residence and was later located in the city of Hawkeye. White was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with Domestic Abuse causing injury, a Serious Misdemeanor. White was held awaiting her initial appearance.

DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

July 1 – 5, 2016

The Fourth of July is best known for celebrations with family and friends, enjoying the summer weather with food and drinks. Those celebrations often include drinking alcohol which can lead to impaired driving. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 164 people were killed  in motor vehicle crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher over the three-day Fourth of July holiday in 2015.  In reality, 40 percent of the total fatalities were more than likely preventable.  The rate of alcohol impairment for drivers involved in fatal crashes was over three times higher at night than during the day. To date, there have been 154 fatalities on Iowa roadways this year, up 31, or 25% from this time last year.

State and local law enforcement agencies will step up their efforts Friday evening, July 1st through the morning of Tuesday, July 5th to eliminate drunk drivers on the roads and reduce speeding in order to protect all of the motoring public.

What can you do in order to reach your destination safely, not only this Fourth of July, but every day?

  • Do not drive; if you have been drinking, plan ahead and arrange a way to get home.
  • Buckle up; it is the single most effective way to prevent serious injury if you should be involved in a crash.
  • Don’t speed; speeding has been a factor in about 30 percent of crash deaths since 2005 (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).

According to the Iowa DOT, there were no fatalities over the three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend in 2015.  Together, we hope to repeat that this Fourth of July weekend! The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) hopes you, your family and your friends have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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

On June 18, 2016, 52 year old Daniel Warren Wrice from Oelwein was serving a jail sentence at the Fayette County Jail.  Wrice was released later on the 18th to go to work. Later that evening a deputy stopped a vehicle that Wrice was operating. Deputies knew Wrice was not valid to drive.  Wrice was arrested and taken back to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Driving While Barred.  He was Held for an initial appearance in court and Sheriff Fisher is revoking his work release privileges.

On June 18th, 2016 at 8:50 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Rose Road north of Hawkeye for speeding.  Upon further investigation, it was learned that 43 year old Corey Wayne Moser of West Union, was intoxicated.  Moser was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On 6-18-16 at approx. 9:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a car vs deer accident on Canoe road north of Elgin. Upon investigation Richard Shultz of Elgin was travelling north on Canoe Road when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. The 2012 Ford pickup sustained approximately $2000.00 damage. There were no injuries

On 6-19-16 at approximately 0035hrs a Fayette county deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Doug Ernst 49 of Edgewood was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense. He is being held at the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 6/16/16 at 8:18 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on 110th St east of W Ave. An investigation determined that Renee Lynn Letterman from Waterloo was operating a 2014 Toyota Corolla westbound on 110th St when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $3000 damage to the vehicle. Letterman was not injured.

On 6/19/16 at approximately 7:05 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on G Ave south of Kornhill Rd. An investigation determined that Jacob Jerome Daisy from Arlington was operating a 2007 Chevy Silverado southbound on G Ave when he lost control. The vehicle entered the west ditch and overturned coming to a final stop upright. Daisy had minor injuries and declined medical treatment. The vehicle was considered a total loss, Daisy was cited for fail to maintain control.

  On 6/17/2016 at 2:47 P.M. Fayette County Deputies responded to a call of a 4 year old child who had possibly shot himself and was suffering from a gunshot wound. The location of the shooting was identified as 210 Main Street in Elgin, Iowa.  The victim was transported to Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union where he was later pronounced dead.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s office with assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI,) began an investigation into the incident.  The victim was identified as 4 year-old Jayden Choate of Fort Atkinson, Iowa.  The investigation showed that Jayden did not live at 210 Main Street but was visiting the residence, along with his mother, a two year old brother, 5 month old sister and a family friend.  Preliminary information indicates that Jayden was inside the residence alone with his two siblings, when the shooting took place.  On 6/18/16, the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy of Jayden and he was found to have died from a gunshot wound to his head, which at this time, appears to be accidental.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa DCI, The IOSME and the Iowa Department of Human Services are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to thank the community of Elgin for all the support and individuals who assisted with this incident and to all emergency personnel who responded and helped.  Because Jayden was attending pre-school in the Turkey Valley School system, the Turkey Valley School District will have on hand counselors to assist any students who may have known Jayden.

On 6/18/2016 during a motorcycle rally staged in Elgin a Fayette County deputy observed a rider who had a revoked driver’s license. Deputies stopped Quintin Alan Recker, age 20 of Strawberry Point for driving while revoked. Recker resisted arrest and was later found to be in possession of drug Paraphernalia and controlled substance of Marijuana. Recker was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with driving while revoked, Interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia and Possession of the controlled substance, Marijuana. He was released on a bond the next day.

On June 20, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served a warrant on Justin Wayne Steege age 27  of Randalia for violation of Probation  (original Charge Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree). Justin Steege is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $5000.00 Bond.

On 6-21-16 at approx. 5:45 AM Jeremiah Young, 37 of Elgin was taken into custody by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremiah has an active warrant out of Fayette County for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and He is being held on a $15000.00  bond.

On 6-23-16 at approximately 3:30 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a sexual assault that had taken place in the city of Elgin. The investigation revealed that a 45 year-old female was at her residence in Elgin, when Devin Cummings 49 of Cedar Rapids allegedly  sexually assaulted her. Cummings  was arrested and charged with 3rd Sexual Abuse a class C felony. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance. The victim was then transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union were she was treated and put into contact with victim services. This is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be filed at a later date.

On June 25, 2016 at 7:35 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gas drive off in the City of Waucoma.  When the Deputy arrived, it was learned that a vehicle filled up with fuel and also filled several gas cans with fuel, and then took off.  After further investigation, it was learned that 25 year old Cole McCrea of Decorah, and 23 year old Steven Nesbitt of Calmar had stolen the fuel from M&M Convenience Store in Waucoma.  McCrea was charged with Theft 5th Degree and Driving While License Barred.  Nesbitt was charged with Theft 5th Degree, and warrants have been issued for both subjects.

On June 23, 2016 at 5:58 PM, a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle in the City of Maynard after receiving a complaint.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 24 year old Brenda Sullivan of Cedar Rapids was Barred from operating a motor vehicle in the State of Iowa.  Sullivan was charged with Driving While Barred and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held for an initial appearance in court.

On 6/24/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call from a concerned citizen in West Union of a person who was wanted and hiding in West Union, Deputies found and arrested Sierra Joy Bennett, age 21 of Guttenberg for an outstanding warrant for unlawful possession of a prescription drug with a $1,000.00 dollar cash bond. She was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later picked up by Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.  

On June 25, 2016 at 8:22 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motorcycle vs. deer accident on Hwy 18 and F Ave.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 59 year old Thomas Lorenz of Waterloo was driving westbound on Hwy 18 when he was struck by a deer that came out of the ditch.  Lorenz was transported to Palmer Hospital by Clermont Ambulance and treated for serious injuries.  His motorcycle, a 1978 BMW was believed to be totaled.

JULY

On July 2, 2016, at approximately 11:49 pm a Fayette County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a Blue 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4 door for a traffic violation on Highway 3 and E Avenue; approximately 5 miles South of Arlington. Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Kyle Jamin Dundee, age 25 of Coggon, was driving with a suspended driver’s license (Simple Misdemeanor), and without SR22 insurance (Simple Misdemeanor). Dundee was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Dundee was later released on a $1150 unsecured bond.

On July 3, 2016 at approximately 2:16 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a disturbance at a residence on Mechanic Street in the city of Fayette.  Deputies responded and upon investigation it was determined 19 year old Mitchel Ray Tehel of Fayette was intoxicated.  Tehel was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication, 2nd Offense. 

On July 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:22 PM the Fayette county Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a four wheeler accident on a rural Elgin property. When the deputy arrived, it was learned that 52 year old Joseph Daughton of Clermont was riding his four wheeler up a steep incline with a passenger, when it rolled over backwards on him. The passenger was uninjured but Daughton was transported to Palmer Hospital by Fayette Ambulance. This incident remains under investigation and charges are pending. Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Clermont Ambulance, and Fayette Ambulance and first responders.

On July 13, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Executed a search at 24281 J Ave. West Union. Several Items were Seized including drug paraphernalia. Kevin Dean Tiefel age 48 was arrested at the residence on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While License was suspended after it was determined that he had been driving a Gray 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that day on J Ave. On July 14, 2016  After completion of the Investigation Sally Lynn Pinkerton age 50 of Waterloo has also been arrested and charged with Possession Of Drug paraphernalia.  Kevin Tiefel and Sally Pinkerton were taken to the Fayette County Jail where they will appear before a magistrate.  

On 7/13/16 at 10:44 AM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a rollover on Q Ave. approximately a ½ mile north of 100TH street, after an investigation it was determined that Ethan Fink, 18 of Maynard was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck south on Q Avenue when he entered the west ditch and rolled the truck. Fink was transported to mercy hospital in Oelwein where he was treated for head and neck injuries, the Maynard fire department assisted at the scene along with the Iowa state patrol. The vehicle was considered a total loss Fink was charged with failure to maintain control.

On July 17, 2016, at approximately 3:23 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a male who had been in a fight and refusing to leave the property in the 19000 block of 60th Street; approximately 5 miles northwest of Oelwein. After Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation, Corey Ryan Mitchell, age 29 of Thayer, was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail for Public Intoxication 1st Offense (Simple Misdemeanor).

On July 17, 2016, at approximately 5:26 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch in the 17000 block of Highway 150 approximately 5 miles south of West Union. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Allyson Nicole Baetke, age 18 of Long Grove, was attempting to turn south bound in a Gold 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT,  when she lost control due to weather conditions. No injuries were reported and no damage to the vehicle.

On July 18, 2016, at approximately 1:00 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle at the intersection of P Avenue and 60th Street for a traffic violation; approximately 3 miles north of Oelwein. Upon further investigation, the driver Lloyd Wayne Scott Jr., age 29 of Oelwein, was found to be intoxicated. Scott was arrested and transported to the Fayette County jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, First Offense (Serious Misdemeanor). Scott was held awaiting his initial appearance.

On 7/13/2016 Paul Kleist with Alliance Pipeline Inc. out of Maquoketa, Iowa presented the Fayette County Sheriff's Office with a $5,000.00 Check. The Sheriff's Office received the funds as part of a grant to help The office buy supplies and equipment to investigate and clean up Clandestine labs found in the county. In 2001 Sheriff Marty Fisher put together a Clandestine Lab team and assigned Chief Deputy James Davis to that unit.  In 2004 The sheriff's office donated a trailer to help carry equipment used with this battle on drugs. Since then, equipment and supplies used to process and properly dispose of lab material  found in the county have become outdated. The lab team is composed of Chief Deputy James Davis as site safety officer, Sgt. Kenneth Aeschliman and Reserve Deputy Mike Foland. Sheriff Marty Fisher stated that the team has disposed of over 200 labs in Fayette County and with the increasing method known as the one pot  process,  updated equipment will help keep the team and citizens safe.

On July 15, 2016 at 3:38 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 150 and 240th Street, north of West Union.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 52 year old Lesa Daniels of Monona was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota, and had crossed Hwy 150, colliding with a 1996 Lexus driven by 27 year old Christine Kerner of Calmar.  Daniels was cited for Failure to Yield to Upon Entering a thru Highway, and Kerner was charged with Driving While Suspended.  Kerner and a passenger were taken to Palmer Hospital by Tri State Ambulance for possible injuries.  Both vehicles are believed to be totaled.  West Union Police Department Assisted at the scene.

On 7-20-16, the Fayette county Sheriff's Office took a report of a suspended person driving,  The vehicle was located and stopped near West Union area.  After Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies conducted an investigation, Tammy Morrison, 38 of Waterloo was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended a Simple Misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor, and Driving without proof of Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Morrison was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail where she awaits initial appearance.  Charges are still pending.

On 7-21-16, at approximately 7:20 PM, the Fayette County Sherriff's Office  received a 911 call of a domestic assault that had occurred.  After Fayette county Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation, Todd Michael Hannan, 57 of Fairbank was arrested for Aggravated Domestic Assault, Intent to Cause Injury, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Hannan was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.   

On 7/26/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Gene Daughton, age 52 of Clermont for an outstanding warrant. Daughton was under investigation for an ATV accident where alcohol use was suspected, and after the results came back from the DCI lab, it was determined that Daughton was intoxicated. Charges were filed for operating while intoxicated third offense and a warrant was requested. Third offense operating while intoxicated is a class “D” felony and punishable up to five years in prison.  Daughton also failed to serve seven days in jail from a OWI II conviction last year and was served a warrant to complete that time also.  He is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail.

On July 27, 2016, at approximately 5:40 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident on Acorn Road; approximately 3 miles east of Wadena. Upon Further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Scott Douglas McLain, age 55 of Volga, was driving a Black 2003 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 south bound when he struck a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage and no injuries were reported.

 On 7-27-16 A Fayette County Deputy while on patrol observed a male known to have a suspended driver’s license operating a vehicle in the City of Oelwein pulling into the Casey’s parking lot. Upon investigation Michael Miller, 41 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with driving while having a suspended license. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 7-28-16, at approximately 6:15 PM, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an intoxicated person in the street in the Elgin area. After Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation, Kimberly Kaye Henriksen, 53 of Elgin, was arrested for Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Henriksen was also charged with Introducing Contraband, a Class D Felony.  Henrikson was taken into custody, transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance. 

On 7 -31-16 at approximately 11:30 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance taking place in the City of Arlington. Upon Investigation Robert Meyer 48 of Arlington was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse 2nd offense. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On July 28th, 2016 Fayette County Deputies were called to Highway 93 just West  of the City of Fayette  in reference to a report of a  possible disturbance. Upon arrival Deputies met with Janel Kay Helfter, age 41 of Nashua. Upon making contact Deputies discovered Janel had a valid felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of T.H.C.  out of Barron County Wisconsin. Janel was placed under arrest and transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office where she awaits extradition.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Police Department.

On July 31st, 2016 Deputies located and arrested David Weaver, age 48 of rural Randalia on a valid warrant (original charge of trespassing) out of Fayette County. Weaver was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.

On 7-24-16 at approx. 9:53 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on Oak road and 290th. St. Upon further investigation the 16 year old driver of the 1994 Chevy truck was traveling north when he failed to make the curve and entered the north ditch causing the vehicle to come to rest on its passenger side. The vehicle was considered a total loss and no one was injured in the accident.

AUGUST

On 8-2-16 at approx. 1:08 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a driving complaint.  The vehicle was discovered and upon investigation Austin Vagts 25 of Eldorado was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense, driving while license revoked, and interference with official acts. He is being held in the Fayette County Jail On $5000.00 bond.

On 8/2/16 at 12:37 hours the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was call to 9692 Echo Valley Road for a vehicle in the ditch. After an investigation it was determined that a 15 year old male of west Union was driving East in a 2005 Honda Accord when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of the vehicle and entered the north ditch. The driver and his 12 year old passenger were transported to Palmer Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The 15 year old driver was charged with Failure to Maintain Control the vehicle was considered a total loss. West Union Fire and tri state ambulance assisted at the scene.

On 8-7-16 at approximately 10:33 PM Fayette County Deputies were investigating an incident that occurred on 220th Street west of West Union, which led them to a residence south of West Union.  Upon arrival deputies encountered several persons under the age of 21 who were in possession of alcohol.  18 year old Aaron Swearingen of Westgate, 18 year old Kieran Harrington of West Union, 18 year old Jessica Boess of Hawkeye, and 18 year old McKenzie Kauffman were all cited for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age of 21.

On 8/7/16 at 10:22 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle on its top on 220th St west of M Ave. An investigation determined that Brett Christopher Hanson 45 of Waucoma was operating a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 westbound on 220th St. when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the south ditch and overturned onto its top. Hanson was not injured. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the West Union Fire Dept. The incident remains under investigation.

On 8-5-16 at 9:19 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Lincoln Road and 240th Street. After an investigation it was determined that a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero that was being driven by a 15 year old traveling west, had stopped at the stop sign and then pulled out into the path of a 1997 Freightliner dump truck that was being driven by Morrie Monroe 41 of Fort Atkinson (south bound). There was mi nor damage to the dump truck and approximately $2000. In damages to the Oldsmobile Alero. There were no injuries reported the 15 year old driver was charged with Failure to yield upon entering the highway.

On 8-8-16, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received all call of Criminal Mischief near the intersection of Hull St. and Wilbur St. Hawkeye IA.  After Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene it was found that an individual had gone into the ditch and damaged a Fiber Optics box, then drove through a yard and hit a clothes line pole, before leaving the scene. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located the suspect vehicle later that evening.  After an investigation, Charles K Hubbs, 66 of Hawkeye, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor, and failure to Maintain Control, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Hubbs was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance.  Damage to the 2008 GMC Envoy was estimated at $2000. 

On August 9th, 2016 at approximately 9:37 PM, Deputies took a report of a car deer collision on Highway 18, just south of Clermont. Upon arrival, it was found that a silver 2011 Ford Edge, driven by Megan Penney, age 24, of Clermont, struck a deer crossing the road. The vehicle sustained approximately $2000.00 worth of damage from the accident. There were no injuries reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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