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***PRESS RELEASE***

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

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

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

Sheriff Marty Fisher
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

   

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

 

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

 

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

 

     

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

Fayette County Sheriff issue Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

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

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

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

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

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SEPTEMBER

On 9/2/14 at 10:16 AM a Fayette County Deputy on patrol stopped to assist a motorist who was having mechanical issues  at the intersection of F Ave and Hwy 3. It was determined that the driver of the vehicle Jay Donald Sawvel age 22 from Dubuque, IA was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Sawvel was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Driving while License Barred. Sawvel was held in the Fayette County Jail pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

  On 9-5-14 at approx.. 1:14 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted burglary in progress in the city of Waucoma. Upon further investigation Jose M. Reighard 21 of Waucoma was attempting to gain entry into the residence but was unable to do so. Reighard fled the scene prior to the Deputies arrival. Reighard was later located and taken into custody. Reighard was then transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Attempted 2nd degree Burglary a class “D” Felony, criminal mischief in the fourth degree (serious misdemeanor), Domestic abuse (simple misdemeanor) and first offense public intoxication (simple misdemeanor).  Reighard was held awaiting his initial appearance.

On 9-4-14, Fayette County Sheriff’s Arrested Tasha Marie Johnson, 28 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County arrest warrant, Failure to Appear: original charge Theft 5th.  Johnson was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail and held on $300 bond. 

On 9-1-14, at approximately 8:30 P.M., Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office Arrested Lisa Lynn McLaury, 45 of Hazelton, IA on a Fayette County Arrest Warrant, charge being Failure to Appear/Contempt of Court.  McLaury was held in the Fayette County Jail on $300 bond.

  On 9-5-14, at approximately 5:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a personal injury roll-over accident, south of Fayette on C-24.  When arriving on scene it was found that Gerald John Engels, 66 of Fayette, was driving north bound on C-24 when Engels lost control of his 1983 Ford truck striking the ditch and rolling. Engels was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Palmer Emergency Room for injuries.  The damage to the 1983 Ford F-150 truck was considered a total loss.  Engels was cited for failure to Maintain Control.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Fayette Fire, Fayette Ambulance, Fayette Police Department, and Fayette First Responders.  This accident remains under investigation.   

On September 5, 2014, Patrick Farrell, age 22 of Strawberry Point, turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant. Farrell had a warrant for  Burglary 2nd degree (2 counts), Burglary 3rd degree (2 counts), and Theft 2nd degree. Farrell is being held at the Fayette County Jail on $10,000 bond.   These charges stem from some home burglaries in Arlington in July of 2014.

   On September 7, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint of a vehicle driving erratically, and causing  danger to other drivers. Once Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and lead them on a vehicle pursuit for several miles. The vehicle was apprehended with the assistance of the Oelwein Police Department. The driver was identified as Michael Lee Brunson, age 57 of Oelwein. Brunson was charged with Operating while under the influence 1st Offence (Serious misdemeanor), Eluding (Serious misdemeanor), Open container (Simple misdemeanor); Failure to obey stop sign, Failure to have valid license, Failure to prove security against liability, and Operating without registration. Brunson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he will await an initial appearance on the charges.

On 9/15/14 at 10:00 Am Stephen Joseph Smith age 48 from Des Moines turned himself into the Fayette County Jail on a Fayette County Mittimus. Smith had been ordered by the Court to serve 2 days in the Fayette County Jail after being sentenced for Operating while intoxicated 1st Offense. Smith was held in the Fayette County Jail to serve the 2 day sentence.

On September 9, 2014 at approximately 8:03 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident at 190th Street and Lane Road. Henry Miller, age 62 of Fayette, was driving a truck East bound on 190th Street and pulling a fully loaded bail trailer without lights in the dark. Eric Kanagy, age 19 of Westgate, was also driving a truck East bound and could not see Miller. Kanagy struck Miller’s bail trailer head on. Kanagy’s truck was considered a total loss and Miller’s bail trailer has some functional damage. No one was injured in this accident. This accident is still under investigation.

On September 9, 2014, at approximately 8:20 PM  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car deer accident at the 6000 block of Harding Road.  Rebecca Jo Woller, age 43 of Fredericksburg, was heading West bound on Harding Road when a deer struck her vehicle. There was minimal damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

  On 9-12-14, at approximately 2:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a cement truck tipped over in the ditch on Highway 18, east of X Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene it was found that the cement truck had tipped into a ditch off a farm drive just off of Highway 18.  Through an investigation, it was found that Roger Dale Ameling, 47 of West Union, was backing a cement mixer down a narrow driveway, when the wheels slipped off the east part of the drive, causing the cement mixer to tip and roll onto its side in the east ditch.  Cement and mix had to be removed from the mixer with water in order to move the mixer.  The damage to the 2007 Kenworth  W900 was estimated at $13,000.  No one at the scene was injured.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Waucoma Fire Department, Waucoma First Responders, and West Union Fire Department. 

 On 9-14-14, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an assault that occurred at Prairie View Residential Care Facility, 18569 Lane Road Fayette, IA.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, an investigation was conducted and it was found that two different assaults occurred between multiple people.   Zachary David Morris, 20 of Prairie View Residential Facility, was arrested for Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor and Neisha Dominique Sanders, 24 of Prairie View Residential Facility was arrested for Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Morris and Sanders were taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where they awaited  their initial appearance. 

 On 9-13-14 at approx. 12:30 am a Fayette County Deputy discovered a male passed out behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle in the Shell Parking Lot in West Union. Upon investigation Douglas Bass, Sumner was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1`st  Offense and open container as a driver. He was arrested and transported to Fayette county jail.

On September 12, 2014 at 10:30 am Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a Semi-Tractor Trailer on Hwy 150 approx. 4 mi. south of Fayette after deputy observed that the trailer’s rear door was unsecured and it’s contents of smashed aluminum cans were falling out onto the roadway. Investigation showed that the semi driven by Gary Martin Williamowski age 53 of Cedar rapids had lost 1000,s of aluminum cans, nearly a third of the driver’s load, out onto the roadway between 190th ST. 3 mi. South of West Union  and 100Th ST. 5 mi. South of Fayette along Hwy 150. No injuries and no damage was reported.  The trucking Company (Can Shed) out of Cedar Rapids and the IOWA Department of Transportation are working on clean up. Incident Remains under investigation.  

On 9/11/14 at 9:41 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Hwy 18 west of V-68. An investigation determined that Eric Douglas Heinen 43 from Cedar Falls was operating a 2013 Dodge Avenger eastbound on Hwy 18 when a deer entered the roadway and ran into the driver’s side of the vehicle. There was an estimated $3500 damage to the vehicle. No one was injured.

On September 9, 2014,  after a two week investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office have charged two juveniles in connection with a break-in at the Hawkeye Elementary School located at 345 East Burger Street in Hawkeye. Alexander James Jones 15 of Hawkeye and Colton Matthew Edwards 15 also of Hawkeye are accused of entering the school without permission and damaging computers and light fixtures and burning materials in the computer lab.  Jones and Edwards have been referred to Juvenile authorities on charges of second degree criminal mischief, third degree arson and trespassing.  

On 9-15-14, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a person threatening to assault clients and staff at Prairie View Residential Care Facility, Fayette IA.  After an investigation, Neisha Dominique Sanders, 24 of Prairie View Residential Care Facility, was arrested for Simple Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Sanders was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she was held for an initial appearance. 

On September 18, 2014 Black hawk County Authorities arrested Bruce Lee Miller age 20 of Waterloo on a Fayette County Warrant for failure to Appear( original charge Burglary 3rd degree, Theft and criminal mischief). Bruce is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $5000.00 bond.

On September 17, 2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a vehicle in the ditch and on its side at D Avenue south of Arlington.  Upon investigation it was determined 16 year old Matthew Brian Janssen of Arlington was traveling north on D Avenue when a deer reportedly entered the roadway.  Janssen lost control of his vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled on its side.  Janssen was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein for minor injuries.  The vehicle he was driving, a red 1993 Chevrolet truck, sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Arlington Fire/First Responders and B&L Body & Towing.

On 9/19/2014 at 9:00 A.M. Deputies responded to 220 Olive Street in Westgate, for a report of a disturbance of a man and a women yelling. Once deputies arrived they could hear yelling coming from inside the house and witnessed several small children in a window crying.  Deputies then gained entry and found that five small children ranging from 3 to 9 years of age had been locked into a bedroom. Apparently the boyfriend, Joshua Raymond Steinbronn, age 28 had locked the children in the room for hours denying them food and restroom. Further investigation showed Joshua Steinbronn had on several different occurrences locked the five children in a room and left them for over 24 hours at a time. The children reported to authorities that they had to urinate in cups and sometimes on the floor due to being locked into the room for such a long period of time. Authorities at this time are not sure on the role the mother played in this incident however the Department of Human Services were called in and took custody of all the children.

Steinbronn was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with five counts of False Imprisonment, a serious Misdemeanor and five counts of Child endangerment an aggravated misdemeanor. As a result of the incident a search was also conducted and Drug Paraphernalia was found and also a charge of drug paraphernalia was filed. As a result of the search charges were also filed on Megan Elise Owens, age 22 and Traeton Dean Wilharm, age 20 who were renting a room at the residence for possession of drug paraphernalia.  The mother of the five children is currently being investigated to determine if she had any part in the child endangerment and remains under investigation. Steinbronn was released the next day by the courts on a $5,000.00 unsecured bond and an order of protection was issued to protect the children.

On 9/21/14 at 6:17 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Hwy 3 east of N Ave. An investigation determined that Christopher Michael Benning from Aurora was operating a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on Hwy 3 when a deer entered the travelled portion of the roadway. There was an estimated $2500 damage to the vehicle. Benning was not injured.

 On-9-21-14, at approximately 1:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a report of a violation of a no-contact order near E 2nd St Wadena IA . Upon investigation, it was found that Roger Duane Thorson, 59 of Elgin IA and Connie Kaye Anfinson, 52 of Fayette IA, were in Violation of an existing No-Contact Order.  Thorson was taken into custody and charged with violation of a no contact order and Anfinson was taken into custody and charged with Aiding and abet to a violation of an order of protection.  Both individuals were transported to Fayette County Jail. 

On 9/16/14 at 12:49 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of C Avenue and 70th Street. After an investigation it was determined that Breina Burgin 26 of Lamont was driving south in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and attempting to make a left hand turn onto 70th Street when she was rear ended by a 1996 Freightliner semi that was being driven by Duane Druecker 68 of Volga. (owned by Hiemes Trucking of Arlington) Burgin and her passenger Brenda Scott 57 of Strawberry Point were taken to Manchester Hospital and treated for head and neck injuries while Druecker was uninjured. There was approximately $3000 in damages to the Burgin vehicle and $1500 in damages to the Druecker semi. Druecker was charged with failure to reduce speed to a reasonable and proper rate. Strawberry Point AND Arlington Ambulance assisted at the scene, along with the Arlington Fire Department.

On 9/18/14 at 9:32 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a car/ horse accident that happened at 23867 Quartz road. After an investigation it was learned that Andrea Rose 34 of Hawkeye was driving north in a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix when she was unable to avoid striking a small horse that had escaped from its fenced in area and ran into the roadway.  There were no injuries reported and no charges filed.  The horse was treated at the scene and is in stable condition.    

On September 22, 2014, at approximately 4:08 pm Michael James Carey, age 74 of Fayette, was driving a West Central School bus north on J Ave 7 mi. West of Arlington when he lost control of the bus and went into the East Ditch. Carey was transported to the Oelwein Mercy Medical Center for medically evaluation by Oelwein Ambulance. Carey had just finished dropping off the last student on the bus route before the accident. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. The Bus sustained approx. $3,500.00 damage. Arlington Fire Department assisted at the scene. Accident remains under investigation.     

On 9-21-14, at approximately 8:00PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, took a call of a car deer accident just outside Sumner on Highway 93.  When arriving on scene it was found that Susan Lea Friedrich, 54 of West Union, was driving east bound on Highway 93, just outside of Sumner, when a deer came into the road striking her 2012 Subaru.  Damage to Friedrich's 2014 Subaru Impreza was estimated at $6,000.  No one at the scene sustained injuries.    

 On September 23, 2014, James Melvin Rudolph, age 30 from Oelwein was arrested by Black Hawk County and transported to the Fayette County Jail on a  Fayette County Warrant for his arrest for Domestic Abuse Assault (Serious misdemeanor), Assault on  a Peace Officer (Serious misdemeanor), and Disorderly Conduct (Simple misdemeanor). Rudolph is being held on a $10,000 bond.

On 9-23-14, at approximately 7:15 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of V-68 and 165th Street, Sumner IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Todd William Briddle, 43 of Oran, was traveling south bound on V-68 when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  The damage to Briddle's 2012 Dodge Avenger was estimated at $6,000.  No one at the scene sustained injuries.  


 Megan Owens          Josh Steinbronn        Traeton Wilharm       Joyna Smith

On 9-24-14, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, received information that Joshua Raymond Steinbronn, 28 of Westgate, was at the residence of 220 Olive St. Westgate IA.  Information stemmed from a prior investigation where charges of Child Endangerment were filed on Steinbronn.  As a result of his arrest on 9/19/2014, a No-Contact order was issued between Steinbronn and the 5 children of Jonya Marie Ruth Smith, 29 of Westgate. The Sheriff’s Office has done several welfare checks on the children since the arrest, however reports that Steinbronn was at the residence continued to come in.  During an investigation with the DHS it was discovered that a hidden door leading under the house was in a closet in the residence.   With assistance from DHS, it was discovered that Steinbronn had been hiding in the hidden crawl space and had been in contact  with the children, multiple times in the last 48 hours, and Jonya Smith was aware of this. When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, Jonya Marie Ruth Smith, 29 of Westgate and all five children were at the residence on Olive St.   While on scene , Deputies also arrested Traeton Dean Wilharm, 19 of Sumner, and Megan Elise Owens, 21 of Oelwein on Fayette County Warrants for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with $1000 Cash Bond.  Joshua Steinbronn was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of Violation of a Protective Order, Simple Misdemeanors. Jonya Smith was arrested and charged with 5 counts of Child Endangerment, Aggravated Misdemeanors, 2 counts of Aid and abet of a No-Contact Order, Simple Misdemeanors, and Driving While Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Steinbronn and Smith were transported to Fayette County Jail and currently await their  initial appearances.  Owens and Wilharm were taken into custody on the Fayette County Warrants and transported the Fayette County Jail where they later posted $1000 bond.  This investigation still remains open and more charges pending. All five children were removed from the home by the DHS staff.  

Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to express his thanks to the concerned citizens who worked with the Sheriff’s Office during this investigation. 

On 9/29/14 at 7:00 AM Nicholas William Konen age 28 from Elgin turned himself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on a Fayette County Warrant for Driving while license barred. Konen was held in the Fayette County Jail on $3500 bond pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

 On 9/25/14 Fayette County Deputies arrested Diana Adkisson 49 of waterloo on a black hawk county warrant for failure to appear on a pre-trial . Adkisson was taken to the Fayette county jail and then transferred to Black Hawk county authorities.

On 9-28-14, Oelwein police Department arrested Clyde Wesley Stancil Jr., 49 of Oelwein IA, on a Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charge Domestic Abuse Assault.   Stancil was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he is being held on $2500 cash bond.

On 9-27-14 at approx.. 11:23 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy Stopped a vehicle on East Main St in the City of Hawkeye for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation the driver  of the vehicle Tyler A. Baderschneider 22 of West Union was found to be intoxicated. Baderschneider was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Operating while intoxicated first offense.

On 9-27-14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested Joseph Hedgmen of Oelwein on a warrant for failure to appear with the original charges being OWI 1st and Possession of Marijuana. He is being held at the Fayette County jail on a 5000 bond.

On September 25, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car vs deer accident at the intersection of Hwy 187 and I Avenue. Tina Charmane Persinger, age 48 of Auburn, was west bound on Hwy 187 when she struck a deer. Persinger’s vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage. Persinger sustained injuries during the accident and was transported by Arlington Ambulance to Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

On September 26, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jacob Allen Swearingen, age 18 of Westgate. Swearingen had a Fayette County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, with the intent to deliver and a bond amount of $1000 cash or corporate surety. Swearingen was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he later posted bond.

On September 26, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Justin Wayne Steege, age 25 of Randalia, for Domestic Abuse Assault causing Bodily Injury (Serious misdemeanor). Steege was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance.  

On 9/29/2014 at 10:47 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's office took a report of a two vehicle accident just west of West Union on Hwy 18. Once deputies arrived they found a vehicle driven by Dale E Lockington, age 77 of Melrose WI was pulling a small pop up camper when a vehicle driven by Damian Copp, age 35 of West Union, was turning right into a farm drive when the vehicle driven by Lockington lost control and struck Copp's vehicle. A passenger in Lockington's vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to Palmer Hospital by Tri State Ambulance. Lockington was cited for failure to yield the right away. 

  On 9-30-14, The Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Outer Rd/10th St, Oelwein.  When  Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Lucas James Ash, 16 of Oelwein, was traveling northbound on outer Road when he lost control of his 2005 Chevy impala when going around a corner , rolling it into the ditch.  No one at the scene sustained injuries and the damage to Ash's 2005 Chevy Impala was considered a total loss.  Ash was cited for failure to maintain control, and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Mercy Ambulance and Oelwein Fire Department.  

On 9-29-14, at approximately 8:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a disturbance at the residence of 29972 Quail Rd. Saint Lucas.  Upon further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy Teresa Lynn Bolin, 45 of Waucoma, was arrested on the charge of  trespassing, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Bolin was transported to Fayette County Jail where she will appear before a magistrate.  

OCTOBER

On 10-4-14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle rollover on Fox Rd near Grain Rd. Upon investigation it was determined that Song Moua 60 of Circle Pines, MN was traveling east on Fox Rd in her 92 Toyota truck when she lost control and entered the south ditch causing the vehicle to roll. There were no injuries and the vehicle sustained approximately $3000.00  damage. Fayette County was assisted by the Fayette Fire Dept. The accident remains under investigation.

On October 4, 2014, at 8:47pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a truck rollover accident on Neon Road just South of 110th Street. The driver of the vehicle, Cody Pattison, age 27 of Evansdale, turned off of 110th Street heading South bound where he lost control of his truck and rolled the truck into the ditch on the East side of Neon Road. Pattison was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. This accident still remains under investigation. (photo)

On October 6, 2014, at approximately 5pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on the 100 block of State Street in Clermont. Alannah Guenther, age 18 of West Union, was South bound and backing out of a residence when she struck another vehicle, owned by Melanie Bilden, age 24 of Clermont, that was heading West bound on State Street. No injuries were reported, however, Bilden’s vehicle received approximately $1500 in damage and Guenther’s vehicle received approximately $500 in damage. Guenther was cited for Unsafe Backing on a Highway.

On October 6, 2014, at approximately 6:54pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car deer accident on V68, North ½ mile from 230th Street. Marcy Bergman, age 42 of Sumner, was driving North bound on V68, from 230th Street when deer ran from the West side of V68 and struck Bergman’s vehicle causing approximately $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

On 10-8-14, at approximately 5:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested Juan Denero Harris, 36 of West Union, for a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, for a  Parole Violation.  Harris was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he is being held on bond

On 10/8/14 at 9:48 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of K Ave and 50th St for a two vehicle collision. An investigation determined that Donna Evelyn James, 89 of Fayette was operating a 2003 Buick LeSabre northbound on K Ave. She was attempting to make a left turn onto 50th St when she was rear ended by a 1994 Ford Mustang operated by Duncan Davis Coleman, 22 from Strawberry Pt. There was an estimated $2500 damage to the Buick and an estimated $3500 damage to the Mustang. Coleman was cited for following to closely. No one was injured.

 

    October 9, 2014 10:30 am Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at 5965 I Ave. Arlington. The Property is owned by Duane John Landis age 49 and Margaret Ann Landis age 48 and both people live on the property where the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of possible animal neglect at the residence. Acting on the tip, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation which resulted in a search warrant being attained. Deputies searched the property with the assistance of a local veterinarian. Deputies found five horses that were very thin and malnourished. Four of the Horses were owned by the property owner’s and the other one was owned by a family member that does not reside on the property. Duane and Margaret Landis voluntarily gave up custody and control of the four horses and they have been removed from the property and are now in the care of volunteers and the fifth horse will be removed from the property and returned to the custody and control and care of its owner. Also deputies found animal carcasses on the property. The investigation continues and charges of animal neglect and failure to dispose of dead body’s (animal carcasses) are pending against Duane and Margaret Landis.  

On 10-08-14, Aaron Michael Swearingen, 16 of Westgate, was charged with Forgery, a Class D Felony.  Charges stem from an investigation that took place in September 2014.  Swearingen was charged and released to his parents.  This investigation still remains open. 

 On 10-9-14, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a violation of a no-contact order.  After an investigation, Justin Wayne Steege, 25 of Randalia, was arrested and charged with violation of a no-contact order, Simple Misdemeanor.  Steege was taken into custody at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and currently awaits initial appearance.   

On 10/9/14 authorities in Buchanan County arrested Craig Thomas Bemiss age 35 from Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. Bemiss was transported by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to the Fayette County Jail on 10/10/14 where he was held on $5000 cash bond.

On 10/10/14 at 9:15 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Outer Rd north of 10th St. An investigation determined that 16 yr old Jeffrey Thom Walker from Oelwein was operating a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville southbound on Outer Rd when he lost control and entered the ditch. Walker was not injured and no damage occurred to the vehicle. Walker was cited for fail to maintain control and violation of an instruction permit. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Oelwein Police Department.

On 10-11-14, at approximately 7:50 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of 120th St/P Avenue Maynard IA.  When Deputies arrived on scene it was found, that Justin Wayne Steege, 25 of Randalia, was driving north bound on P Avenue when a deer entered the roadway striking his vehicle.  Damage to the 2004 Chevy Trailblazer was estimated at $3,500. No injuries were reported.  

On 10-11-14, Monty Curtis Numedahl, 54 of Oelwein, was arrested for driving while suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Numedahl was taken into custody at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, where he currently awaits initial appearance.

On October 10, 2014, at approximately 3:48 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle roll over at the intersection of Harding Road and Garden Road. Marcus Boehm, age 51 of Elgin, was driving East bound on Harding Road when he lost control. Then, Boehm’s vehicle rolled into the ditch and landed right-side up on the East side of Garden Road. Boehm was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

  On October 12, 2014, at approximately 3:21 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a semi-trailer accident on Echo Valley Road, just East of Imperial Road. Gordon Redvay, age 46 of Elkader, was exiting a bean field when he turned West bound onto Echo Valley Road. While turning, part of the roadway gave out and caused the bean filled semi-trailer to slide into the North side ditch. The accident caused a portion of Echo Valley Road to be closed for approximately 6 hours. This accident still remains under investigation.

On 10-15-14 at approximately 4:04 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a gray 2008 Nissan Altima for traveling on the wrong side of a two-lane highway.  Upon investigation it was determined the driver, 21 year old Madison Leah Vagts of West Union, was intoxicated.  Ms. Vagts was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was held on charges of OWI 2nd Offense and Driving on the Wrong Side of a Two-Lane Highway.

  On 10/17/2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a child who had come to School with suspicious injuries. The child was taken to Palmer Hospital where it was learned that he had sustained serious but not life threatening injuries.  Upon an investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s office arrested and charged Kenneth John Becker Jr. age 37 of Hawkeye with Child Endangerment causing serious injury a class “D” felony and if convicted could face up to five years in prison. The Sheriff’s Office then notified the Department of Human Services who then conducted an investigation and had the child removed from the home and placed with family. Becker posted a $10,000.00 cash bond and was released.

On Sunday October 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a request to perform a welfare check on a female at a residence in the City of Elgin.  Upon investigation, it was determined that 52 year old Connie Anfinson of Wadena was at 50 year old Roger Thorson’s residence in Elgin. Anfinson has a valid No Contact Order against Thorson, in which both were in violation of.  Both were arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail.  Thorson was charged with Violation of a No Contact Order which is  a Simple Misdemeanor, and Anfinson was charged with Aiding and Abetting to the Violation of a No Contact Order, also a Simple Misdemeanor.  Both were held for an initial appearance in court.

On October 20, 2014, at approximately 3:43 pm Fayette County Deputies arrested Douglas Harry Hala, age 40 from Prairie View Facility, Fayette, IA. Hala had a Fayette County Warrant for Parole Violation. Hala was transported to the Fayette County Jail on a No Bond Warrant.

On October 20, 2014, at approximately 5:55 pm the Waterloo Police Department arrested Nathan Givant, age 18 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for Burglary 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (3 counts), and Theft 2nd Degree. Givant is being held on $9000 bond.   Givant was later transported to the Fayette County Jail.

On October 14, 2014, at approximately 9:43 PM Johnson County Authorities arrested Jermaine Blackcloud, age 34 of Cedar Rapids, IA on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. Blackcloud was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a $1000 bond.

On 10-22-2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation that lead to the arrest of James Masen Miller, age 58 of Volga. Miller was arrested on this date and charged with Sexual Abuse in the third degree, a class “C” felony, Assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor and harassment in the 3rd degree a simple misdemeanor. The investigation lead to and alleged assault of a female victim several times in the Elgin area and also in the Volga area. Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the alleged assault in their jurisdiction. Miller was arrested at his home without incident and transported to the Fayette County Jail and will make his appearance in court later today. If convicted Miller could spend up to 23 years in prison and have to be placed on the sex offender registry.  

On 10/22/14 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted tobacco compliance checks at retail establishments throughout Fayette County. A minor under the direct supervision of a Deputy entered retail establishments in an attempt to purchase tobacco products.  Martha Louise Estrada, a clerk at Charley’s Gas Gage in Wadena and Sharron Jean Erickson a clerk at Gas-N-Goods in Hawkeye were found to be non-complaint with Iowa’s tobacco laws by selling tobacco products to the minor. Both clerks were issued citations for selling tobacco to the minor. If convicted on the charges the establishments face administrative sanctions by the State of Iowa.

On 10-21-14, at approximately 7:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of White Tail Rd and X Avenue, just outside of Waucoma.  When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Lois Theresa Dowd, 61 of Fredericksburg IA, was traveling west bound on White Tail Rd, when a deer came into the road striking her 2004 Buick Lesabre.  No injuries were sustained during the accident and the vehicle damage was considered a total loss.  

On 10-26-14, at approximately 7:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Highway 18 and U Avenue.  When Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Taylr Kristine Wacker, 19 of Lansing IA, was driving west bound on Highway 18 when a deer came into the roadway striking her 2004 Saturn Ion.  No injuries were sustained and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000. 

On October 22, 2014, at approximately 3:38 pm Fayette County Deputies arrested Christopher Samuel James Brown-Cunningham, age 22 of Oelwein. Brown-Cunningham on a Fayette County Warrant for Burglary 3rd Degree (D Felony). Brown-Cunningham was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a $7500 cash bond. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department.

On Friday October 24, 2014 the Fayette County D.A.R.T (Domestic Abuse Response Team) was at the North Fayette Valley football game to bring awareness to domestic violence and answer questions about services. Players also participated by wearing a purple ribbon on their helmets to help make this a successful event. Many items were also handed out to spectators who attended the game by area agencies who work with and assist survivors. The D.A.R.T team would like to thank all who attended and supported this event.

      

 

On 10-26-14, at approximately 7:00 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Highway 18 and U Avenue.  When Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Taylr Kristine Wacker, 19 of Lansing IA, was driving west bound on Highway 18 when a deer came into the roadway striking her 2004 Saturn Ion.  No injuries were sustained and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000.    

On 10/25/2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Lyle O’Hara Jr., 35, of Calmar. O’Hara was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Third Offense (class D felony), Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor), Excessive Speed (simple misdemeanor), and No Insurance (simple misdemeanor) these charges stem from a traffic stop in the 23,000 block of Canoe Road. O’Hara was taken to the Fayette County Jail.

 On October 25, 2014 at approximately 12:02 AM a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy came upon a white 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe in the ditch on County Road W25 near Twin Bridges Park.  The driver of the vehicle was not on scene and could not be located on the night in question.  The vehicle was towed and impounded pending further investigation.  Upon investigation it was determined 38 year old Tami Lynn Shannon of Maynard was operating the vehicle when she lost control and entered the ditch.  No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained no apparent damage.  Shannon was cited for failure to maintain control. 

On 10-27-14, at approximately 8:15 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Kornhill Road and Eastern Road near Wadena IA.  When Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Kevin K Fox, 51 of Sumner, was heading westbound on Kornhill Rd, when a deer came into the roadway striking his 2014 Dodge pickup truck.  No one at the scene sustained injuries and the damage to the pickup truck was estimated at $2,000.  

On October 28, 2014, at approximately 9:30pm, the Fayette County Deputies arrested CoreyAnn Jean Hall, age 21 of Calmar. Hall was arrested for multiple criminal charges: Driving while license suspended (Simple Misd.), No SR22 (Simple Misdeam.), 2 Counts of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misd.), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious Misd.). Hall was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was later released on a $2500 unsecured bond. This incident still remains under investigation.

 On 10/29/14 at 7:21 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Kornhill Road and 128th St for a vehicle that struck a deer. An investigation determined that Doris Jane Coan from Wadena was operating a 2010 Chevy Impala westbound on Kornhill Road when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. There was an estimated $4000 damage to the vehicle. Coan was not injured.

  On October 30, 2014, at approximately 4:21 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to an accident involving a North Fayette Community School bus and a Tractor pulling a liquid manure spreader. The accident happened on O Avenue just South of 220th Street. Brent Mitchell, age 55 of Hawkeye was driving the tractor north bound on O Avenue, from 210th Street and was in the middle of making a wide turn East bound into a field driveway when the School bus, driven by Caroline Bemiss, age 50 of West Union was also North bound on O Avenue just behind the tractor, failed to yield and side-swiped the Tractor before it could turn into the driveway.  The school bus then entered the east ditch on O Avenue. The School bus had four students on it during the accident who were transported by Tri-state ambulance to Palmer Hospital in West Union for minor injuries. The Hawkeye First Responders and Hawkeye Fire Department also assisted at the scene. This accident still remains under investigation.

On October 23, 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into an assault that happened at Prairie View on October 22, 2014 at 7:45 am where Nicklaus Wheelock, age 22 of Prairie View, had assaulted another resident at Prairie View. Wheelock was charged with Assault (Simple Misdemeanor).

On 10-31-14, at approximately 6:30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Juniper Road and Great River Road, just north of West Union IA.  When Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Theresa Mary Moellers, 81 of West Union, was traveling westbound on Great River Road when a deer came into the roadway, striking her 2010 Ford Escape.  No one at the scene sustained injuries and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000.   

 

 

NOVEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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