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.
Fayette County UTV Ordinance
The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status. Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape. When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided. Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN.
This system is fed information from the Fayette County Jail computer system to the national VINE network. This system will be used by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Domestic and Sexual abuse Response Team (D.A.S.A.R.T) and other law enforcement agencies in the county. Currently agencies in DASART are West Union, Oelwein and Clermont police departments, however any agency in the county will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office and can have victims use VINE. If you have any question on Iowa Vine and how the Fayette County Sheriff's Office will use it please call the Sheriff’s Office for details. You can access the Iowa Vine by clicking the following link: Iowa Vine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Marty Fisher today announced that Fayette County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association Institute.
Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax-deductible and unlike other organizations in our state,. the Membership Program does not solicit membership by telephone.. "With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before," said Sheriff Fisher. "The funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play."
The program is committed to its "No Telemarketing" policy and only sends invitations to citizens to become members by mail. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association Institute at PO Box 526, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone (712) 243- 2206. Information also available online, www.issda.org Residents can also become members of the program by contacting the Sheriff's Office. The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens..
"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in the country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," said Sheriff Fisher. "I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Honorary Member. It is a valuable investment in the future." If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sheriff Marty Fisher at (563) 422-6067 ext 231.
On January 1, 2020, while investigating a separate incident, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 26 year old Nicole Leanne Burgos of Oelwein. Burgos had warrants for her arrest issued out of both Buchanan and Black Hawk counties for multiple counts of Forgery including felony level charges. Burgos was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later transferred to the Buchanan County Jail.
On 1-4-2020 at approx. 11:30 pm Fayette County Deputies were called to a residence in Elgin for a disturbance. Upon investigation Laura Valentine,32 of Elgin was arrested and charged with Assault on a Peace Officer. She is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting her initial appearance.
On January 6, 2020 at 7:33 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on East Elm Street east of Walnut Street in West Union. When the Deputy Arrived, it was learned that a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 19 year old Cody Michael Durnan of West Union had pulled out from an alley in front of a West Union Police Dodge Charger, driven by Chief Paul Becthold. The police vehicle could not stop in time, and collided with Durnan’s Grand Am. Upon investigation, it was learned that Durnan had frosted windows and could not see well enough when he pulled out in front of the police vehicle. Durnan’s vehicle sustained around $1500 damage, and approximately $1000 damage to the West Union Police Charger. Cody Durnan was charged with Fail to Yield Upon Entering a Through Roadway.
On January 4, 2020 at around 5:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a two vehicle accident on Scenic Road east of Waucoma at the intersection of Unicorn Road. When deputies and responders arrived, it was learned that a 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by 76 year old Urban Joseph Kriener of Waucoma was driving eastbound on Scenic Road, when he rear-ended a Case Skid Steer operated by 28 year old Kathleen Renae Hensley of Waucoma. Urban Kriener was pronounced dead at the scene. Kathleen Hensley was transported to the Decorah Hospital for possible minor injuries. Kriener’s vehicle was totaled, and the Case Skid Steer is believed to have $8,000 in damage. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Waucoma Fire and First Responder’s and Tristate Ambulance. This accident remains under investigation.
On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:13 PM a Fayette County Deputy came upon a vehicle that had just rolled into the ditch. Upon investigation, it was learned that 66 year old Kathryn Kay Hufford of Arlington was driving her 2005 Ford Ranger north on R Ave. north of 150th Street when she lost control due to the slushy roads. Hufford entered the west ditch and her vehicle rolled over. Hufford was taken to Community Memorial Hospital for possible injuries. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Sumner EMS. This accident remains under investigation.
On 1/2/20 at 12:58 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina Marie Heins age 44 from Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for theft 5th degree. Heins was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held on $500 cash bond pending an appearance with a Magistrate.
On 1/6/20 at 11:21 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott Allen Peltier age 50 at a residence in Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for Sex Offender Registry Violation (providing false information). Peltier was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held on $5000 cash bond.
On 1-7-19 at 1:04 AM Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a car vs deer accident in the 13000 block of Highway 150. Upon investigation Amanda Stickfort,21 of Oelwein was traveling northbound on Highway 150 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. The vehicle, a 2013 Chrysler 200 sustained approximately $3000.00 worth of damage. There were no injuries reported. Upon further investigation, a passenger in the vehicle, Lucas Bennett, 28 of Oelwein was arrested on a Clayton County warrant for violation of probation. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and introducing contraband into a correctional center. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting his initial appearance.
After a month long drug investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s office executed two search warrants at 401 Union Street and another at 801 Spring Street, both in Clermont, where 5 people face charges as a result.
Ashley Marie White, age 32 of Clermont was charged with possession of controlled substance 2nd (Marijuana) an aggravated misdemeanor, Unlawful possession of prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor and drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.
Luke Brett Lembke, age 31 of Clermont was charged with Gathering where controlled substance is unlawfully used, (D felony) possession of a controlled substance first for both methamphetamine and marijuana both serious misdemeanors, possession of a controlled substance 1st for both methamphetamine and marijuana both serious misdemeanors and drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.
Shannon Lee Thompson, age 40 of Clermont was charged with Gathering where controlled substance is unlawfully used, (D felony) possession of a controlled substance second, for both methamphetamine and marijuana both aggravated misdemeanors and drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor
Alexander Michael Joseph Carlson, age 24 of Postville was charged with Possession of a controlled substance (Meth) third offense (D Felony), possession of drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor and Burglary in the third degree a D felony.
Jordan Tyler Kline, age 19 of Clermont was charged with Gathering where controlled substance is unlawfully used, (D felony) possession of a controlled substance first, for both methamphetamine and marijuana both serious misdemeanors and drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.
All subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail. The Fayette County Sheriff’s office was assisted with the warrants by the Iowa State Patrol. Sheriff Marty Fisher states that this is still an ongoing investigation and more people could be facing charges as the investigation progresses.
On 1/7/20 at 8:09 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a vehicle in the ditch on Bush Rd west of B Ave. An investigation determined that Dayna Marie Winke age 61 from Fayette was operating a 2014 Toyota Prius eastbound on Bush Rd when she lost control. The vehicle entered the south ditch and struck an embankment. Winke was transported by Fayette Ambulance to Palmer Hospital in West Union for minor injuries. There was an estimated $7500 in damage. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Wadena Fire Dept. and First Responders. The accident remains under investigation.
On 1-9-2020 at approximately 1:24 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the city of Clermont. Upon investigation Anthony Ledesma 33 of Oelwein was arrested and charged with Driving with license suspended. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.
On 1/9/20 at 8:57 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a two vehicle accident on Harding Rd north of Clermont. An investigation determined that Martin Wayne Hillman age 60 from Maynard was operating a 2008 Ford Supercrew Pickup northbound on Harding Rd when he lost control of the vehicle due to road conditions. The vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a southbound 2010 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Kurtis Richard Chicken age 64 from Clermont. Both vehicles collided in the roadway and came to a final stop in the west ditch. Both vehicles are considered a total loss. Chicken was transported by Clermont Ambulance to be evaluated for minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Clermont Fire and Ambulance and the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. The accident remains under investigation.
On 1/10/2020 at 12:15 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called to the town of Wadena for a missing person report. Once deputies arrived at the residence, evidence at the scene showed a possible kidnapping had taken place. During the investigation deputies located the victim’s vehicle in a field outside Wadena with the doors open and signs of a struggle. Deputies quickly identified a possible suspect, Maxwell Richard Liebe, age 20 of Arlington, Iowa. The Sheriff's office put out an all point bulletin for the suspect and the vehicle he was driving. Fayette County Dispatch then requested for cell phone providers to conduct a location ping on the victim and suspect’s cell phones. At approx. 1:00 P.M. another locating ping came in placing the suspect phone around the Buchanan-Fayette county line just north of Aurora. A Buchanan county deputy located the vehicle and the vehicle then fled northbound on County Road W-45. Fayette County deputies joined the pursuit at Hwy 3 and W-45. During a five mile stretch on W-45, Liebe attempted to run into deputies. Liebe also attempted to run over the Deputies while driving at a high rate of speed while the deputies were throwing out stop sticks in attempt to stop his vehicle. After running over the stop sticks, the Suspect vehicle’s tire flattened and at the intersection of W-45 and Kornhill road lost control and rolled his vehicle into the ditch. Once Liebe was placed into custody, Deputies found the victim inside the truck, bound with zip ties, but safe. The victim was transported to Palmer hospital to be checked for injuries.
Fayette County Sheriff's office was assisted in the pursuit by Buchanan and Clayton County Sheriff's office, the Iowa State Patrol, Oelwein, Fayette and Strawberry Point Police departments and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Also assisting at the scene was Fayette Ambulance and fire Department.
Maxwell Richard Liebe was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail and charged with, three counts of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, (Class B Felonies) Kidnapping in the first degree (class A Felony) Burglary in the first degree (Class B felony) Possession and control of a firearm as a felon (class D Felony and Eluding a pursuing law enforcement vehicle (Class D Felony).
On 1-11-20, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Scott Mcallen, 32 of Elgin, on a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant for Parole Violation. Upon a further investigation Mcallen was also charged with 2 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Offense (D Felonies) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Mcallen was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail, where he is being held on $10,000 cash bond.
On 1-16-20, at approximately 4:15 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 307 Almira St. Elgin IA. After a search of the residence, multiple drug and narcotic equipment were seized from the residence. Michael Scott McAllen, 32 of Elgin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, D Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. McAllen is being held at Fayette County Jail on multiple charges and a Parole Violation Warrant. This case is under investigation and more charges are pending.
On 1/13/2020 at approx. 7:18 pm Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle rollover accident on W Ave just south of 150th St. When Deputies arrived it was learned 18 year old Samual Rubner of Oelwein was south bound in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado when he lost control due to road conditions. The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled one complete time landing on its wheels. No injuries were reported and the vehicle is considered a total loss. Fayette County Deputies where assisted on scene by Sumner Police, Sumner Fire and SEMS. The accident remains under investigation.
On January 22nd, at approximately 6:11 p.m. Fayette County Deputies were called to a three vehicle accident near the area of Harding and Harvest Roads. Upon arrival it was discovered that a 2000 Chevrolet Prizm driven by Weller Clark age, 18 of West Union, IA had collided with a 2000 Chevy van being driven by Kevin Barlow age, 53 of Centennial, Colorado. Barlow subsequently lost control causing another collision with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee being driven by Duane Willhite age, 62 of Denver, IA. All vehicles involved sustained reportable damage and no injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation.
On January 21st, at approximately 3:03 p.m. Deputies were called to the city of Clermont in reference to a domestic disturbance. After conducting an investigation David W. Gyorko age, 35 of Elgin, IA was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor). Gyorko was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held pending initial appearance with a magistrate.
On 1-23-2020 at approx. 11:30 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance taking place. Upon investigation Ryanne Flanagan 20 of Maynard was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault 1st offense causing bodily injury. She is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.
On 1-23-2020 at approximately 1:25 AM Gannon Willie 21 of Cresco was taken into custody on 2 Fayette County warrants. They stem from original charges of Failure to Appear and Violation of a No Contact Order. The suspect is being held at the Fayette County Jail with a bond of $1000. Fayette County was assisted by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.
On 1-23-2020 at approximately 1:42 AM The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a disturbance taking place a residence. Upon investigation Jeremiah Bennett 39 of Fayette was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and introducing contraband into a correctional facility. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.
On 1-25-20, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of T Avenue and 100th St. After an investigation, it was found that the driver of vehicle, Teresa Lynn Forbes, 44 of Postville, was driving while license revoked. Forbes was taken into custody and charged with Providing False Information to Law Enforcement, No SR on File, No Proof of Insurance, and Interference, all simple Misdemeanors, and Driving While License Revoked and Possession of Prescription Pills without a Prescription, both Serious Misdemeanors. A Passenger in the vehicle, Donald Burdett Johll, 53 of Waterloo, was found to have a Fayette County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Trespass, $300 cash Bond. Johll and Forbes were taken into custody, transported to the Fayette County Jail, where they awaited initial appearance. On 1-26-20 a Search Warrant was executed on Forbes' vehicle. Multiple controlled substances and Paraphernalia were found and seized during the execution. This case remains under investigation and Felony Charges are pending on Forbes and Johll.
On 01/30/2020 at approx. 4:30 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff Office was notified of a 1 vehicle accident on O Ave just south of 190th St. When Deputies arrived it was learned Brad Reierson, 58 of Elgin was operating a 2007 International 9400I. Reierson attempted to turn south on O Ave from 190th street when the 2017 Timpte trailer he was hauling came unhooked. There was no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained approx. $7000.00 in damages. This accident remains under investigation.
On 01/31/2020 at approx. 6:30 pm a Fayette County Deputy arrested Bradley Norman, 20 of Clermont on a valid Fayette County arrest warrant. Norman was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is held on a $25,000.00 bond.
On 2-1-2020 a Fayette County Deputy discovered a vehicle in the ditch in the 12000 block of 40th street. Upon investigation Stacy Jaster 43 of Elkader was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense. She is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.
In July of 2019 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigated a sexual assault on a six year old female that had allegedly taken place in Clermont a few years prior to it being reported. Upon completion of the investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office charged Scott Allan Marcov, age 25 of Dubuque with Sexual Abuse 2nd degree. On 2/4/2020 Dubuque Police arrested Scott Marcov on an outstanding warrant for Sex Abuse 2nd Degree. He was transferred to the Fayette County and held on a $15,000.00 bond where he later posted bond and will have to appear in court on a later date. If convicted Marcov could face up to 25 years in prison and be placed on the sex offender registry.
On 2/4/2020 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault that had occurred in the Maynard area. An investigation concluded that 36 year old Johnny Junior Monigold of Independence had assaulted a female at her home. Upon completion of the investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Johnny Monigold with assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse causing no injury, an Aggravated misdemeanor. On 2/5/ 2020 Monigold was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.
On 2/3/20 at 11:30 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of W Ave and 60th St. An investigation determined that Randy Lee Rose age 62 from Westgate was operating a 2004 Chevy Impala northbound on W Ave. Rose had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection. Rose proceeded to cross the intersection and failed to see a westbound 2005 Pontiac Bonneville operated by Daniel Troy Aguilera age 39 from Waterloo. Both vehicles collided in the intersection and both vehicles are considered a total loss. No injuries were reported. Rose was cited for fail to yield upon entering a through highway. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Oran Fire Dept and First Responders and Mercy Oelwein Ambulance.