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

 

 

***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

Fayette County UTV Ordinance

   

 

 

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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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 OCTOBER

On 10-1-18 at approx.. 9:33 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs deer accident on Eagle Rd. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2011 Chevy Truck, Steven C. MCallen 27 of Elgin, was traveling west when a deer ran into the roadway and he was unable to avoid striking the deer. The vehicle sustained approx.. $6500.00 dollars in damage and no one was injured in the accident.

On October 1, 2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident at the Fayette County Jail where an inmate assaulted staff members.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 46 year old Jeremy James Meyer of West Union had assaulted staff members.  He was detained at the Fayette County Jail and charged with 2 counts of Assault on Correctional Officers, both Serious Misdemeanors.

On October 3, 2018 at approximately 1:44 AM a Fayette County Sheriff's Deputy arrested 40 year old Aaron James Rochford of Maynard on a Chickasaw County warrant for 3rd Degree Burglary.  Rochford was transported to the Fayette County Jail and later turned over to the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office.

On October 5, 2018, at approx. 12:00 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on Quail Road, just south of St. Lucas. After an investigation, Edward Jacob Schmitt, age 39 of West Union, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Schmitt was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he will receive an initial appearance from a magistrate.

On October 12, 2018 at approximately 1:33 AM 33 year old Nathan William Rolfes of West Union was taken into custody in Black Hawk County on outstanding Fayette County Warrants for Probation Violation and Escape from Custody from the West Union Residential Facility.  Rolfes was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held without bond. 

On October 13th, Fayette County Deputies responded to a Car vs Deer accident just north of Nature Road on Lincoln Road. Upon further investigation, it was found that a juvenile male was driving the 2008 Chevrolet Suburban northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway and he was unable to avoid striking the deer. Damage was estimated to be $1500 on the vehicle.  No one was injured in the accident.  

On 10-14-14 at 12:57 AM  A Fayette County deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Chris Southerland 18 of Atkins was arrested and charged with possession on a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Fayette county jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.

On October 12, 2018 Fayette County Deputy arrested 32 year old Nicholas Konen on a vailed Fayette county arrest warrant for Failure to serve jail sentence.   Konen failed to serve his sentenced time and was booked into the Fayette County Jail and will remain in custody until his sentence is served.

On October 12, 2018 Fayette County Deputy arrested 63 year old James Lee Clausen on a valid Fayette County arrest warrant.  Clausen is charged with extortion and was transported  into the Fayette County Jail where he is held on a $12,5000 bond.  Fayette County Deputy was assisted by West Union Police Department. 

On October 12, 2018 Fayette County Deputy took custody of 20 year old Tyler Moore on a valid Fayette County arrest warrant.  Moore is charged with trespass, theft in the 5th degree and burglary in the 2nd degree.  Moore was transported to the Fayette County jail where he is held on a $10,000.00 bond.  Fayette County was assisted by Oelwein Police Department. 

On 10-17-18, at approximately 8:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a single vehicle roll-over accident near the intersection of Golden Rd. and Edge Rd.  Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  It was found that Donald Rumley, 24 of West Union, was northbound on Edge Rd., when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled in the east ditch.  Minor injuries were sustained, and the damage to the 2008 Uplander was considered a total loss.  This accident remains under investigation.  

On 10-16-18, at approximately 1:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's office took a report of a disabled vehicle near the intersection of O Avenue and Highway 93.  After Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that the driver of the John Deere 8440, Robert Fagle, 58 of Randalia, was southbound on O Avenue when the axles broke on the trailer fully loaded with corn and the trailer came to rest on the roadway.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the trailer was estimated at $3000.00.

  On 10/18/2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s took a report of a wanted subject hiding out in the Hawkeye area. An investigation led Deputies to a traffic stop after observing Lisa Diana Schroeder, 38 of Waucoma driving northbound on T Ave. It was known by Deputies that Schroeder was wanted out of Fayette County for parole violations and Winneshiek County for forgery and theft. Schroeder was arrested and Charged with Driving While Revoked a Serious Misdemeanor, Operating While under the Influence 3rd Offense, a D Felony, No Insurance, Fraudulent use of Registration, No SR on File, and Operating a non-registered vehicle, all Simple Misdemeanors.  Schroeder was taken into custody and transported  to the Fayette County Jail, where she was held. The investigation also led Deputies to a residence near Hawkeye and a search was conducted.  Jacob Roy Wehrkamp, age 42 of Hawkeye was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeaonr. Wehrkamp was taken to the Fayette county jail and held .  This is an ongoing investigation and more arrests and charges could be filed at a later date.

On October 20, 2018 at approximately 2:05 AM Fayette County Deputies stopped a blue 2010 Nissan Rogue for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road W51 and Highway 56.  Upon investigation the driver, 39 year old Jaime Amayo of Postville was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.  Amayo was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, No Valid Driver’s License, and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.  He is currently being held at the Fayette County Jail. 

On October 24, 2018, at approximately 12:48 am a Fayette County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction on 230th Street and Rose Road; approximately 2 miles north of Hawkeye. After further investigation it was determined that Robert Allan McLaughlin, age 58 of West Union, was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. McLaughlin was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor). McLaughlin is being held pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

 

S.T.E.M Festival at Upper Iowa University 10-18-18

 

 

On 10-18-18,  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 2018 STEM Festival, at Upper Iowa University.  This year there were 378 attendees at the festival, ranging from  youth to young adults. The goals of the STEM Festival are to promote, inspire, and engage youth in (STEM Activities)  science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to introduce students and parents to these careers.  There were a wide variety of interactive exhibits, including hands on, kinesthetic, activities for students and their families.   The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed students, families, and community members some of the technology based tools and equipment that modern day law enforcement agencies use.  Some of these tools exhibited were in car computers, duty belt equipment, equipment used in the Fayette County Jail, in car camera systems, and much more.  Students had the opportunity to hold and see some of the equipment, sit in the squad car, run safety lights, and even tour the back seat of a patrol vehicle to see the safety components in transporting a prisoner.  Students and families were engaged with Fayette County Deputies and Correctional Officers with many questions and comments about equipment, technology, and job duties.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the  STEM Festival Committee for inviting Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to the program and  having the opportunity to share some of the educational and technological advances in the law enforcement career. The Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership lead by the Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa University, Central Rivers AEA, ISU Extension and Outreach, Fayette County Economic Development, IowaWorks, Keystone AEA, Northeast Iowa Community College,  North Fayette Community Schools, helping Services for Youth and Families, Tigerhawk Connections Learning Center, and Oelwein Community School District.  

On 10-21-18, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office participated in the 5th annual Trunk-N-Treat Festival in West Union.  This year there were 44 trunks participating and over 600 children who dressed up and joined in on the fun.  NFV high school students and the local Boy Scout Troop helped with games prior to.  Fayette County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Trunk-N-Treat Committee and all the help putting together this local event for everyone. 

West Union Trunk or Treat 2018

               

 Fayette County Sheriff's Office participates in the UIU Career Fair 2018

 

On 10/27/18 at 6:25 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office recieved a 911 call reporting a vehicle in the ditch at Hwy 18 and Garden Rd. An investigation determined that Lynn Ann Helgerson age 46 from Eldorado was operating a  2006 Buick eastbound on Hwy 18 when she lost control and entered the south ditch. The vehicle sustained minor damage and no injuries reported. Helgerson was cited for fail to maintain control.

On 10/27/18 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Allen Kenyon age 75 from Mason City. Kenyon was arrested on two  Fayette County Warrants for probation violation. Kenyon was held in the Fayette County Jail on $10,000 cash bond pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:48 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on White Tail Road, west of the City of Waucoma.  When emergency crews arrived, it was discovered that two occupants in a 1990 Dodge Truck left the roadway and rolled several times in the ditch.  The driver was identified as 49 year old Mark Charles Kuennen of Waucoma.  He and his passenger Jamie Dawn Wenthe, 40 of Postville, were extricated by the Waucoma Fire Department and both were flown from the scene to Rochester by Gundersen Air and Mayo 1 to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash.  This accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Waucoma Fire Department, Tristate Ambulance, and Winneshiek Memorial Ambulance.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:40 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on 150th Street, at the intersection of T Ave.  When a Deputy arrived, it was learned that 18 year old Chloe Kime of Hawkeye was driving a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire on T Ave. when she failed to stop at the stop sign.  She drove into the path of a 2012 Chevy Impala that was driving west on 150th Street, driven by a 16 year old female.  No injuries were reported.  Kime’s vehicle was totaled, and  Smith’s vehicle had functional damage.  Chloe Kime was charged with Fail to Obey Stop or Yield Sign.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:56 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Car vs. Deer accident on Lincoln Road, south of Lion Road.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 52 year old Bonnie Bootsmiller was driving a 2018 Honda Odyssey south on Lincoln Road when she was struck by a white tail deer that came out of the ditch area.  Her vehicle sustained $6000 worth of damage, and no injuries were reported.

         On 10/29/18 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 112 ½ S Vine Street Apartment B. After a drug investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a suspected drug trafficking operation going on. With the assistance of the West Union Police the warrant was executed and two people were taken into custody. Ryan James Smith, age 25 and Erika Nichole Pipkin, age 30 both of West Union were charged with Child Endangerment exposure of Methamphetamine, a Class “D” felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Aggravated Misdemeanor and possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Deputies found methamphetamine in reach of a two year old child in the home so the Department of Human Services had to be called to assist. DHS removed the child and opened their own investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be filed and more arrests are possible.

NOVEMBER

On 11/4/18 at 12:07 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 60th St. and G Ave.  After an investigation it was determined that Loyce Bunn, 72 of Westgate was backing up a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan on G Ave. when she was struck by a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Stephanie Mendehall, 49 of Milwaukee, WI.  There were no injuries reported.  The Mendehall vehicle sustained approximately $2000.00 in damages while the Bunn vehicle sustained approximately $1500.00 in damages.  The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/4/18 at 2:37 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an assault that occurred at a residence on Harding Road near West Union. An investigation determined that an assault had taken place and the suspect had fled the scene.  Kelvin Lee Guyer age 21 from West Union was later located his residence in West Union, charged with assault and arrested. Guyer was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held pending an appearance with a Magistrate.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Dept.

On October 30th, 2018 at approximately 7:02 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident near the area of Q Ave. and Highway 3. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Brooke Latham age, 24 of Westgate was traveling Westbound when she struck a deer, which was traveling across the roadway. No injuries were reported and Latham’s 2007 GMC Acadia sustained approximately $1500.00 in damages.

On October 31st, 2018 at approximately 7:55 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident near the area of Highway 3 and Y Avenue. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Nathaniel Weber, age 31 of Strawberry Point was traveling Eastbound when he struck a deer, which was traveling across the roadway. No injuries were reported and Weber’s 2012 Chevy Equinox was deemed a total loss.

On November 2nd, 2018 at approximately 7:45 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took Sean M. Stakke age, 27 of Postville into custody on a valid Fayette County Mittimus warrant for failure to serve his two-day sentence from an Operating While Intoxicated charge. Stakke will be held at the Fayette County Jail until the completion of his sentence. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Postville Police Department.

On November 2nd, 2018 at approximately 7:25 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Graig Bemiss, age 39 of Oelwein on a valid Fayette County Warrant for Violation of Parole. Bemiss was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he will be held pending an appearance with the magistrate.

On November 2nd, 2018 at approximately 7:30 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took Connie Conner age, 43 of Sumner into custody for two valid Fayette County Warrants. Connor faces one warrant for Failure to Appear for an illegal possession of prescription pill’s charge and one mittimus warrant for failure to timely serve her jail sentence on a contempt charge. Connor will be held until the completion of her sentence at the Fayette County Jail. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sumner Police Department.

    On 11-4-18, at approximately 4:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a two vehicle personal injury accident near the intersection of O Avenue and 210th St just east of Hawkeye IA.  Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  It was found that Joshua Michael Boleyn, 19 of Elgin, was eastbound on 210th Street, and Jonathan Russell Steinbronn, 36 of Fairbank, was southbound on O Avenue when the collision took place at an uncontrolled intersection.  All 4 occupants in the vehicles sustained injuries.  2 individuals were transported by ambulance to Palmer E.R. in West Union and 2 individuals to Unity Point Health in Sumner IA.   Damage to Boleyn’s 2002 Chevy Silverado and Steinbronn’s 77 Ford truck were considered a total loss.  The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Hawkeye Fire, Hawkeye First Responders,  Tri-State Ambulance, and Fayette Ambulance. 

On November 5th, 2018 at approximately 5:04 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to Car vs. Deer accident. After investigation, it was found Karla Wolfs, 65 of Elgin, was traveling north in the 19000 block of Acorn Road when she struck a deer. Wolfs' 2016 Jeep Cherokee sustained approximately $2000 worth of damage. 

On 11/4/18 at 6:31 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Lincoln Rd south of Eldorado. An investigation determined that Judy Mae McIntosh, 76 from Decorah was operating a 2006 Buick Rainier when a deer entered the roadway and was struck.  There was an estimated $3500 damage to the vehicle. McIntosh was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources.

On November 6, 2018, at approximately 4:10 pm the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls of a Semi-wrecker vs car collision on 230th Street near W Avenue; approximately 5 miles south of Waucoma. After further investigation by Sheriff's Deputies, it was learned that Thomas Edward Rolison Jr, age 18 of Waucoma, was driving south bound in a Maroon 2001 Ford Taurus when he entered an intersection colliding with a Red 2009 Western Star Conventional 4 Semi-Wrecker driven by John Paul Rasmusson, age 32 of Cedar Falls. Rolison was trapped in the vehicle and had to be mechanically extracted and was flown by Gundersen Air to a hospital in LaCrosse, WI where he later was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. Rolison's car is considered a total loss. Rasmusson was uninjured and his vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Fayette County Conservation Officers, Tristate Ambulance, and Hawkeye Fire Department and First Responders. This accident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Technical Collision Investigator.

On November 6, 2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of 58 year old Glen Little of Wadena, IA.  Little had a valid Fayette County arrest warrant because for failing to serve jail time after a conviction of driving while barred.  Little will remain in custody until his sentence time is served.  Fayette County was assisted by Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.  

On November 6th, 2018, Fayette County Deputy took custody of Torrey Willie, 36 of Oelwein for valid arrest warrants for fail to serve jail time. Willie was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where he will serve his mittimus.

On 11-8-18 at approx. 10:30 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle rollover accident in the 26000 block of Harding Road. Upon investigation Paul Franzen JR, 21 of Elgin was traveling north in his 2002 Ford Explorer when he lost control due to the weather conditions and entered the ditch rolling the vehicle onto its side. There were no injuries and the vehicle sustained approx. $2500.00 worth of damage. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont Ambulance, Clermont Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol. The accident remains under investigation.

 On 11-8-18 at approximately 11:07 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle that rolled over near the intersection of 160th St and W14 (R Ave). Upon further investigation the driver of the  1999 KIA Sportage,  Alexander S. Wallace 22 of Hawkeye was traveling north on W14 when he lost control due to weather conditions and entered the east ditch rolling his vehicle and coming to rest on his tires. Wallace was uninjured and the KIA was considered a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by The Hawkeye Fire Department and the Fayette Ambulance service.

On 11-10-18 at approximately 3:30 Fayette County responded to the city of Wadena for a welfare check. Upon investigation Jacob Steger 40, Elkport was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication 3rd and Subsequent offense. He is being held at the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 11-16-18 at approximately 12:04 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Juniper Rd. north of Great River Rd. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. Charles A. Drees 32 of West Union was traveling south when a deer entered onto the roadway and Drees was unable to get stopped. The vehicle sustained approximately $2800.00 damage and no one was injured in the accident.

On 11-15-18 at approximately 9:21 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 150 south of 190th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2004 Chevy suburban, Joan J. Boleyn 47 of Elgin was traveling north on Hwy 150 when deer entered into the roadway and was struck. The vehicle sustained approximately $3500.00 damage and no one was injured in the accident.

On 11/14/2018 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. Lisa Labree a clerk at Tico market in Elgin was found to be non-complaint with Iowa’s tobacco laws by selling tobacco products to the minor. Labree was issued a citation for selling tobacco to the minor. If convicted on the charges the establishments face administrative sanctions by the State of Iowa.

On 11/17/2018 at approx. 3:45 PM a Fayette County Deputy arrested Jacob Roy Wehrkamp 43 of rural Hawkeye on a valid Fayette County warrant for, possession of a controlled substance 3rd offense.  Wehrkamp was transported to the Fayette County jail where he is held on a $5000.00 bond.

On 11-17-18 at approx. 2:30 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 24000 block of Highway 150. Upon investigation Marvin Raber 22 of Waverly was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense. He is being held at the Fayette county jail awaiting an initial appearance.  

On 11/15/2018 at approx. 9:35 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs deer accident on Harding Rd just east of Clermont.  Once Deputies arrived it was learned that 25 year old Steven Yoder was east bound in his 2007 Ford F-150 when a whitetail deer entered the road way.  Yoder collided with the deer causing approx. $5000.00 in damages to his vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

On 11/16/2018 at approx. 6:00 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs deer accident on 60th Street just west of W Ave.  Ounce Deputies arrived it was learned that 57 year old Brenda  Lauer was east bound in her 2018 Chevrolet Malibu when a whitetail deer entered the road way.  Lauer collided with the deer causing approx. $7000.00 in damages to her vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

On November 19th, 2018 at approximately 6:47 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of domestic disturbance at 11551 152nd Street, Fayette, IA. Upon conducting an investigation, it was discovered that a domestic abuse assault had taken place and Michael R. Becker age, 33 of Fayette was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault second offense (an aggravated misdemeanor). Michael was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was held pending an appearance with the magistrate.

On November 19th, 2018 at approximately 6:08 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of contraband, which had been introduced into the Fayette County Jail. Upon conducting an investigation Billie Hageman, age 19 of West Union, IA was charged with two counts assault on persons in certain occupation (serious misdemeanor) and one count possession of contraband on or in grounds of correctional facility (D felony).

On November 20, 2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested 63 year old Susan Marie Worth of Hawkeye on a warrant for Obstructing a Criminal Investigation.  She was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held for an initial appearance in court.

On 11-20-18, Crystal Howard, 35 of Hazelton, was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear, Original Charges; Dependent Adult Abuse Exploitation over $100, a Serious Misdemeanor, Unauthorized use of a Credit Card, under $1000, Burglary 3rd Degree (Automobile), and Theft in the 3rd Degree, all Aggravated Misdemeanors.   Howard was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she is being held on $500 cash bond.

 On November 23, 2018 at approx. 7:05 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy arrested Mary Monroe, 23 of Hawkeye on 2 valid Fayette County arrest warrants, failure to appear on, domestic abuse and driving while suspended.  Monroe is held at the Fayette County jail on a $600.00  bond.   

On November 24th, 2018, a Fayette County Deputy responded to a Car vs Deer accident on Lincoln Road south of Jade Road. After investigation it was found that Adrianne Ruroden of Fayette was traveling north on Highway 150 when she struck a deer. Damage was estimated to be $1500. No injuries occurred in the accident. 

On 11-25-18 at approx. 1:15 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Joshua Weeber, 24 of Dubuque was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Fayette County Jail awaiting and initial appearance.

Illinois State Authorities arrested Jason Kyle Devries age 40 of Fulton Illinois, after waiving extradition from Illinois, he was taken into custody by Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy on November 21. 2018 and is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $20,000.00 Bond warrant for Forgery.

On 11-8-18 The Fayette County Sheriff's Office assisted in hosting the first annual Fayette County Safety Night in Fayette. This was a collaborating effort of multiple organizations, emergency responders, resources, and groups located in Fayette County. Deputy Chris Schveiger held a internet safety and online safety presentation, outlining the effects to ones future, career, or general well-being in a digital age. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office would like to extend gratitude and thank the many organizations that worked to make this event successful and inform the communities of the many resources they have available to them.

On November 26th, 2018 at approximately 3:02 p.m. Deputies were called to 2623 147th Street Wadena in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival Deputies discovered that Glen Arthur Little had been asked to leave the residence by the property owner and refused. Upon conducting further investigation, it was discovered that Little had drove a four-wheeler to the residence without a valid driver’s license. Glen Little age, 58 of Wadena was arrested and charged with driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor) and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense (serious misdemeanor). Little was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held pending initial appearance with the magistrate.  Lane Lenth age, 54 of Wadena was also issued a citation in connection to this incident for permitting unauthorized person to drive.

On November 27, 2018, 48 year old Robert Dean Coonradt of West Union was arrested by a Fayette County Deputy on a Parole Violation Warrant.  Coonradt was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held for an initial appearance in court.

On 11-27-18, at approximately 6:30PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a personal injury car deer accident in the 13000 Block of Highway 150, just south of Fayette.   When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Dusty Des Dunn, 46 of Fayette, was northbound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking the vehicle.  Minor injuries were sustained, and damage to the 2015 ford Escape was considered a total loss.  Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted Fayette Police and Fayette Ambulance. 

On November 27th, 2018 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Nathan James Hageman, age 43 of West Union on a valid Fayette County Warrant for Parole Violation. Upon making contact with Hageman, Deputies detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. Upon conducting an investigation. Hageman was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) 3rd offense (aggravated misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Hageman was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance with a magistrate.

On 11-29-18 at approximately 11:07 PM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a car vs deer accident in the 7000 block of Filmore road. Upon investigation it was determined that Justin Pfister 18 of Hawkeye was operating his Chevy Malibu when a deer entered the road way and was struck. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $2500 worth of damage. 

 

DECEMBER

On 12/1/18 at  8:13 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Kornhill Rd west of 128th St. An investigation determined that Richard Scott McAllen age 55 from Hazleton was operating a 2006 Chevrolet CK1500 truck westbound on Kornhill when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. There was an estimated $5000 damage to the vehicle. McAllen was not injured.

On December 2, 2018, at approximately 11:20 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the 25,000 block of Garden Road; approximately six miles west of Clermont. When Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene, the driver was not on scene. At the scene, there was a Black 2009 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Truck which had been driven north bound when it lost control and went into the west side ditch. The truck struck an electric pole which temporarily caused the electricity to be out in the area. After further investigation, it was determined that David Lee Kleppe, age 33 of Ossian, was the driver and only occupant. No injuries were reported. The truck is considered a total loss. Kleppe received a citation for Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to use Seat Belt.

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 10:44 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to an erratic driver causing property damage in the city of Hawkeye.  While searching for the vehicle Deputies located 29 year old Ryan Allen Nichols-Church walking down County Road W14 south of St Lucas.  Deputies also discovered a vehicle matching the description of the fore mentioned report crashed in the ditch at the location where Nichols-Church was found.  Upon investigation Nichols-Church was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Nichols-Church was charged with Striking Fixtures, Public Intoxication, Operating While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended and Failure to Maintain Control. 

On 12/2/18 at 10:25 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Heron Rd south of Grain Rd. An investigation determined that Chad Michael Rickert age 44 from Dike was operating a 2015 Dodge Ram Truck southbound on Heron Rd when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch. There was an estimated $3000 damage to the vehicle. Rickert was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The incident remains under investigation.  

On December 3, 2018 at approximately 12:26 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway 150 in the city of Oelwein.  42 year old Jammie Ann Beisell of Oelwein was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Beisell was charged with Driving While Barred.  Beisell also had an active warrant for her arrest through Wright County for failure to appear on a 3rd degree theft charge.

On 12-9-18, at approximately 2:00 PM, Billie Jean Hageman, 19 of West Union, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Hageman was taken into custody and is currently being held at Fayette County Jail. 

On December 7, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Bradley James Richard Cue, age 39 of Aurora, on a valid Fayette County warrant for probation violation (Original charge: Possession of a controlled substance-Felony).  Cue was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is held without bond. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

On 12/9/2018 Fayette County Deputy took custody of 32 year old Vanessa Young of Bagley, WI on two valid Fayette County arrest warrants for failure to serve jail time from the original charge of violation of a no contact order.  Young will remain in custody to serve her jail time.  Fayette County was assisted my Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office. 

On 12-7-18,  Tony Lester Hertrampf, 48 of Prairie Du Chien was arrested on a Fayette County Arrest warrant for probation violation; original charge sex offender registry violation.  Hertrampf was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a no bond hold.   

On 12-7-18, Justin James Gallmeyer, 35 of Oelwein, was arrested on a Fayette County Arrest warrant; original charge violation of a no-contact order.  Gallmeyer was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail, where he is being held on a no bond hold. 

On 12-7-18, Lisa Marie Kuhens, 41 of Westgate IA, was arrested on a Fayette County Arrest warrant; original charge Stalking, persons under 18, a Class D Felony.  Kuhens was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where she was held on $5,000 cash bond. 

On 12-8-18 at approximately 2:54 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of an altercation taking place in the City of Elgin on Pleasant Street.  Upon investigation Mitchell Bruns 24 of Decorah was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, and assault causing bodily injury. He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and awaiting initial appearance.

On 12-11-18, at approximately 4:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a semi vs truck accident near the intersection of Outer Rd. and 18th St. Oelwein IA.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Michael Allen Recker, 61 of Oelwein, was initiating a turn onto Outer Rd with a semi and trailer, when the trailer of his vehicle struck a vehicle facing south at the stop sign on Outer Rd.  Dennis Lee Marmann, 59 of Fayette, was stopped at the stop sign in his 2015 Ford  F-150 when the collision took place.  No injuries were sustained.  Damage to the semi/semi-trailer was minimal, and damage to Marmann's 2015 pickup was estimated at $6,000.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On 12-10-18, Jade Lynn Ann Nuehring, 35 of Oelwein, was arrested on a Fayette County Arrest Warrant,; original charge Driving While License Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Nuehring was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she is currently being held on no bond. 

On 12-10-18, Timothy Hogan, 22 of West Union, was arrested on a Fayette County Arrest Warrant; original charge Domestic Assault.  Hogan was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail, where he is currently being held on no bond.  

On 12/10/18 Fayette County Deputy arrested Scott McLaury, 48 of Hazleton for a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant on charges of controlled substance violation and failure to affix drug tax stamp.  McLaury is held on $75,000.00 Cash bond. 

On 12/13/2018 at approx. 5:21 p.m. Fayette County 911 received a report of a 2 vehicle accident with injuries on State HWY 150 just south of 265th street.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that 43 year old Andrew Mcintyre was South bound in a 2015 GMC Sierra when he slowed for and agriculture tractor.  Mcintyre was subsequentially struck from the rear by 71 year old Theodore Flenner in his 2005 Buick Lesabre.  Mcintyre did not report any injuries, Flenner was transported to Palmer Lutheran in West Union for injuries sustained in the accident.  Mcintyre GMC Sierra sustained approx. $5000.00 in damages and Flenner’s 2005 Buick Lesabre is considered a total loss.  Flenner was cited for flowing to close and failure to provide proof of financial liability.  Fayette County was assisted on scene by Tri-State EMS and West Union Fire.   

On December 12th, 2018 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence in West Union following information the Sheriff’s Office had received in regards to illegal narcotic activity. Upon serving the search warrant Herman Lee Ronnfeldt age, 53 of West Union was charged with controlled substance violation (methamphetamine) (B Felony), Failure to affix drug tax stamp (D felony), Gathering where controlled substances unlawfully used (D Felony), Possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) (D Felony), and Possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Ronnfeldt was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance with a magistrate. The incident remains under investigation and more charges may be filed at a later time. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Department and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 21, 2018 at approximately 2:01 AM a Fayette County Deputy encountered a vehicle at Fireman’s Park near Highway 3 and County Road W13.  Upon investigation 29 year old Justin Lee Bartels of Fayette was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.  Bartels was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held awaiting appearance before a Magistrate. 

On December 21, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Ray Ogle, age 37 of Cedar Rapids, on a valid Fayette County Warrant for Failure to Appear (original charge – Theft 5th degree (Simple Misdemeanor)). Ogle was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he received an initial appearance. Ogle was later released on a $5000 unsecured appearance bond. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 24, 2018, at approximately 10:10 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the 11000 block of 10th Street; approximately 1 mile west of Stanley. Esteban Ricardo Carrasco, age 38 of Oelwein, was driving a White 2004 Chevrolet K1500 Tahoe when he lost control and went into the north side ditch knocking down a pole with support wires to an electrical pole. Esteban and a passenger received minor injuries, and were treated on scene. The Tahoe received approximately $1500 in damage. Esteban was cited for failure to maintain control.

On December 24th, 2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs. deer accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Gerald C. Clay age, 39 of Maynard was traveling Northbound on W13 just South of Highway 3 when he struck a deer in the roadway with his 2004 Chevy Silverado. No injuries were reported and Clay’s Silverado sustained approximately $1,500.00 in damages.

On December 25th, 2018 at approximately 2:37 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a motorcycle accident near the area of D Avenue and Kornhill Road. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Barry W. Timmerman age, 56 of Strawberry Point was traveling Northbound towards Wadena when he lost control of his 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle, causing him to travel into the West ditch. Minor injuries were reported and the 2017 Harley Davidson was deemed a total loss. Timmerman was transported to the Fayette County Jail and subsequently charged with driving while revoked (serious misdemeanor) and operating while intoxicated second offense (aggravated misdemeanor). The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Ambulance and Wadena Fire and Rescue.

On 12/23/2018 at approx. 6:30 p.m. Fayette County Deputy arrested Kaitlyn Makay Rathjen 28 of Oelwein on a Valid Fayette County warrant for failure to appear on original charge of driving while suspended.  Rathjen was transported to Fayette County jail where she posted $300.00 cash bond and was released. 

On December 23, 2018 at 12:11 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible child endangerment at a residence outside of West Union.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 34 year old David Allen Gordon assaulted a child at his residence.  He was charged with Child Endangerment, Causing Injury, a Class D Felony.  Gordon was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On December 21, 2018 at 8:43 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a subject violating a valid No Contact Order that was in place.  After an investigation, it was learned that 26 year old Alex Douglas Dettbarn of Monona had violated a No Contact Order that was in place against him.  Dettbarn was arrested in Elkader, then transported to the Fayette County Jail to be held for an initial appearance in court.  He was charged with Violating a No Contact Order (simple misdemeanor), and Stalking, (Class D Felony).  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Elkader Police Department.

On December 21, 2018 a Fayette County Deputy arrested 51 year old Mark Allen Olson of Oelwein on a warrant for Contempt of court, original charges were Driving While License Suspended and Failure to Prove Security Against Liability.  Olson was held for an initial appearance in court and was held on a $1500 bond.

On December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on Hwy 18 at the intersection of Garden Road.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that a 2006 Freightliner driven by 64 year old Dale Jones of Waukon was driving eastbound on Hwy. 18 and failed to see a 1987 V10 Pickup driven by 82 year old Donald Alcorn of Clermont, stopped in the roadway waiting to make a left hand turn and rear ended it.  Alcorn’s vehicle sustained approximately $2000 worth of damage.  Dale Jones was cited for Following Too Closely.  No injuries were reported at the time of this accident.

On December 26, 2018 a Fayette County Deputy Arrested 22 year old Jacob Swearingen of Westgate for a Fayette County Warrant for a Probation Violation.  He was held with no bond at the Fayette County Jail until his initial appearance in court.

On 12/27/18 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander Douglas Blaess age 29 from Cresco on a Fayette County warrant for voluntary absence from custody. Blaess was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held on $5000 cash only bond.

On 12/26/18 at 5:54 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer at Hwy 93 and Q Ave.  An investigation determined that William Lee Clark age 49 from Fayette was operating a 2005 Ford F150 eastbound on Hwy 93 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck. There was an estimated $2000 damage. Clark was not injured.

On 12/28/18  at 6:17 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a vehicle in the ditch on its side on W Ave north of 110th St. An investigation determined that Daniel Lee Tryon age 19 from Fredericksburg was operating a 1997 Chevy K1500 truck northbound on W Ave when he lost control due to road conditions. The vehicle crossed the roadway and entered the west ditch and rolled onto the passenger side. Tyron was not injured. The vehicle is considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Westgate Fire Dept. and Sumner Ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.

On 12/29/18 at 11:48 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle rollover at 280th St and Harding Rd. An investigation determined that Layne Anthony Guerrero age 19 from Postville was operating as 2002 Nissan Maxima northbound on Harding Rd when a south bound vehicle crossed into his path.  In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision Guerrero hit the shoulder where he lost control. The vehicle entered into the east ditch and rolled onto the driver’s side. Guerrero was not injured. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Clermont Fire and Ambulance.

On December 29, 2018, at approximately 12:04 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Cedar Road near 215th Street; just south of Elgin. When Deputies arrived the vehicle was unoccupied. A Black 1997 Oldsmobile 88 LS was traveling north bound when it lost traction and entered the west side ditch. The Oldsmobile struck and knocked down a road sign, and struck power pole guide wires. The Oldsmobile sustained approximately $5000 in damage. After further investigation, it was determined that Colton Lynn Gage, age 29 of Wadena, was the driver. Gage and his passenger reported no injuries. This accident still remains under investigation.

On 12-25-18, At approximately 3:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Hwy 56 and Cedar Rd.  After an investigation, Justin Douglas Pattison, 35 of Sumner, was arrested on multiple charges; including Driving While License Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, OWI 2nd  Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, 2 counts of Child Endangerment both aggravated misdemeanors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, Fraudulent Use of Registration, Driving with No Insurance, Fail to Obey Yield Sign, Failure to Use Child Restrain Device, and Operating without Registration, all simple misdemeanors.  Pattison was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County jail, where he awaited initial appearance. 

On December 31st, 2018 at approximately 15:44 hours Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of Nature and Pilot Road in reference to a single vehicle rollover accident with entrapment. Upon conducting an investigation, it was discovered that Norbert Kuennen age, 88 of Saint Lucas was traveling Eastbound when his 2005 Mercury Mariner loss traction, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and travel into the north ditch. The vehicle traveled a significant distance before it rolled and landed upside down, trapping Kuennen in the vehicle. Emergency crews were able to free Kuennen who was then transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union and then on to Allen Hospital in Waterloo with serious injuries. The 2005 Mercury Mariner was deemed a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Waucoma Fire, Saint Lucas Fire, West Union Fire, and Tri-State Ambulance. The incident remains under investigation.

On December 31st, 2018 at approximately 3:18 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle in the ditch in the Volga River Recreation Area. Upon arrival Deputies located a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse pinned between the banks of the creek. The owner Jie Teng age, 23 of Fayette was also located inside the vehicle and appeared to be trapped. Upon arrival of additional emergency crews Jie was safely removed from his vehicle with minor injuries. The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse was deemed a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Ambulance and Fire. The incident remains under investigation.

On December 31, 2018 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was called to 13706 230th St. West Union for suspicious activity on the property.  Upon investigation, it was learned that 21 year old Taylor Jon Bucheit was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, enhanced to a Class D Felony for having 2 or more prior convictions, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  He was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance in court.  This incident remains under investigation and further charges are pending.

On December 31st, 2018 at approximately 1:50 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vehicle in the ditch near the area of Klock and Lincoln Road. Upon arrival it was discovered that Steve Post age, 58 was traveling southbound when he lost traction causing his 2001 Ford Taurus to travel into the West ditch. No injuries were reported and minimal damage was sustained. The incident remains under investigation.

On December 31st, 2018 at approximately 5:12 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near 70th St. and C Avenue. Upon arrival it was discovered that James Chapman age, 25 of Dubuque had lost control causing his vehicle to travel off the roadway and into the ditch.. No injuries or damage were reported to his 2006 Ford F250 . Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assited by the Arlington Fire Department.  The incident remains under investigation.

JANUARY

After a month long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on an exploitation of a minor case.  On 11/30/18 the Sheriff’s office was notified of an adult male who may be soliciting minors and have possession of child pornography in West Union. On 12/10/18 the Sheriff’s Office with assistance from West Union Police executed a search warrant located at 202 State Street in West Union, Iowa. Evidence, including digital storage devices were confiscated for forensic examinations.  On 1/7/2019 The Fayette County Sheriff’s office took into custody 25 year old Adam Nakluan Milambiling of West Union and filed the following charges, 6 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a minor, each count being a class “D” felony. If convicted he could serve up to 30 years in prison and be placed on the sex offender registry.  This is still an ongoing investigation and as the investigation continues more charges could be, made and more individuals arrested. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Waterloo Police Department with the examination of the digital forensics.  Sheriff Marty Fisher is requesting that if you have had any interaction with this individual by his name or the name “Sara Lee” on Facebook or any social media your asked to  please contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

    On 1-2-19, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary in rural Hawkeye IA.  Information provided, showed that an underage party with alcohol occurred on the evening of 12-31-18, and during this party  it was determined that  individuals burglarized a secured room and stole multiple firearms from the residence.  After  completing an investigation Kameron Mannen Powell Sikkink age 19 of New Hampton, Paul Wayne Laganiere III age 18 of Lime Springs, and another juvenile minor age 17 were all charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, Trafficking in Stolen Firearms, a Class D Felony, and Theft 2nd, a Class D Felony.  On 1-24-19, Sikkink was arrested and transported to Fayette county jail, and on 1-25-19 Laganier was arrested and transported to Fayette County Jail.  Both individuals are being held on $20,000 bond and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

During the course of this Fayette County investigation Ashley Maureen Pleggenkuhle, 18 of Hawkeye, and Kimberly Lynn Pleggenkuhle 53 of Hawkeye were found to have hosted the underage party, where minors were present and alcohol was being consumed. Both Ashley Maureen Pleggenkuhle and Kimberly Lynn Pleggenkuhle were cited for permitting persons under 18 to consume/ possess alcohol, a simple misdemeanor.  During the investigation process, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Postville and Monona Police Department’s and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office. 

On 1/5/2019 at approx. 6:09 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Hwy 18 and Garden Rd.  After an investigation, Nelson Farael Tos Godines, 36 of Postville was taken in custody for operating while intoxicated and no valid driver’s license.  Godines was transported the Fayette County Jail where he awaited his initial appearance. 

On January 8th, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Jeffrey S. Alber age, 60 of Ossian was taken into custody on a valid Fayette County Arrest warrant for simple assault. Alber was released from the Fayette County Jail on a $750.00 cash bond. 

On 1-13-19 at approx. 2:00 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious vehicle near Hawkeye. Upon investigation Michael Waugh 22 of Manchester was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense. He is being held at the Fayette county Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On 1-14-19 at approx.. 8:00 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on W51 approx. 2 ½ miles north of Arlington. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2004 Ryan R. Hallberg 18, of Elgin was traveling north when he lost control on the ice covered road and entered the west ditch striking a sign causing approximately $4000.00 damage to the vehicle. Hallberg was not injured in the accident.  The accident remains under investigation.

On 01/14/2019 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of William Gibson, 68 of Hazelton on a valid Fayette County arrest warrant for probation violation.  Gibson was transported to the Fayette County jail where he is held on a $5000.00 bond.  Fayette County was assisted by Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.

On 01/14/2019 at approx. 5:02 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident on Cedar Rd just South of 245th St.  Once Deputies arrived it was learned that Judson Francis, 67 of Monona was south bound in his 2009 Chevrolet Express when he lost control on the ice covered road.  Francis entered the west ditch rolling his vehicle.  Francis reported no injuries and his vehicle is considered a total loss.  Fayette County was assisted on scene by Tri- State and Elgin Fire.  This accident remains under investigation.

On 01/14/2019 at approx. 5:53 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle accident without injury on 240th St. and Harding Rd.  Ounce Deputies arrived it was learned that Todd Wolverton, 58 of West Union was east bound in his 2010 Ford F150 when due to ice covered roads, he struck a stop sign at the intersection.  Wolverton’s vehicle sustained approx. $1500.00 in damages.  The accident remains under investigation.

On January 22nd, 2019 at approximately 5:04 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vehicle in the ditch near the area of K Avenue and 90th Street. Upon arrival it was discovered that Scott Sobel age, 61 of Oelwein had lost control of his 2000 Pontiac Bonneville causing him to enter into the West ditch. No injuries or property damage were reported.  The accident remains under investigation.

On 01/23/2019 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of 37 year old Michael Alderson of Charles City, for failure to serve jail time.  Alderson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he will serve his sentence.  Fayette County was assisted by Charles City PD. 

On January 29th, 2019 at approximately 6:22 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle in the ditch located near the intersection of 210TH Street and Highway 150. Upon arrival it was discovered that Kimori K. Goldsberry, age 56 of Elkader had lost traction with her 2001 Ford Ranger and traveled into the South ditch. No injuries were reported and  the Ford Ranger sustained minor damages. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Department.

On January 29th. 2019 at approximately 7:25 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a disturbance at Prairie View Residential Facility. Upon conducting an investigation Talin Hall, age 40 of Waterloo, IA was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanor) and criminal mischief (simple misdemeanor). Hall was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Department.

FEBRUARY

On 02/01/2019 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. All retail establishments where compliant.

On 2-4-19 at approx.. 11:05 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on D Ave north of Kornhill Rd. Upon further investigation 17 year old male driver of the 2006 Jeep was traveling north on D Ave. when a deer entered into the roadway and the driver was unable to get stopped. There was approx. $6000.00 dollars damage to the vehicle and no one was injured in the accident.

On February 6, 2019 a Fayette County Deputy Sheriff arrested 51 year old Roger Allen Steadman of Arlington on a Fayette County Warrant for Driving While Suspended.  Steadman was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On February 8, 2019, at approximately 04:37am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch on W Avenue near 78th Street; approximately 5 miles west of Westgate. After further investigation, it was determined that Charles David Sawyer, age 59 of Lawler, was driving a Black 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Truck south bound when lost control due to weather conditions and went into the ditch after striking a sign and a fence. No injuries were reported. The Chevrolet received approximately $1500 in damage. This accident remains under investigation.

On February 9th, 2019 at approximately 6:02 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 300 block of Almira Street in Elgin in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival an investigation was conducted and Wade Alexander Guyer, age 28 of Elgin was charged with Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor), Public Intoxication (simple misdemeanor), and Criminal Trespass (simple misdemeanor). Ethan Grant Guyer Jr. age, 53 of Elgin was charged with Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor), and Criminal Trespass (simple misdemeanor). The investigation remains ongoing and more charges could be filed at a later time.

On February 7th, 2019 at approximately 4:46 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the area of V62 and 40th Street. Upon arrival the vehicle was found unoccupied. Upon conducting an investigation, it was discovered that Jackson J. Nading age, 18 of Dunkerton, IA was traveling Northbound when he lost control of his 1995 Ford Explorer, causing him to travel into the West ditch, where the vehicle then rolled onto its top. Minor injuries and damages were reported. The incident remains under investigation.

On February 7th, 2019 at approximately 8:09 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the area of Highway Three and S Avenue. Upon arrival it was discovered that Troy Frederick age, 48 of Strawberry Point, IA was traveling Eastbound in his 2014 Dodge Ram pick-up when he lost control and traveled into the South ditch. No injuries or damages were reported. The incident remains under investigation.

On February 8th, 2019 at approximately 2:48 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident with injury near the area of Kornhill and Hill Roads. Upon arrival deputies discovered that the vehicle had rolled onto its side, the driver had sustained significant injuries, and was trapped inside his 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The owner of the vehicle Steven Brehme, age 62 of Wadena, IA was safely removed by emergency crews and a short time later was air lifted from the accident scene by Gunderson Air Care. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Fayette Ambulance, Fayette Fire and Rescue,  Wadena Fire and Rescue, Fayette Police Department, and The Iowa State Patrol . The investigation remains ongoing and charges may be filed at a later time. The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was deemed a total loss.

On 2-10-19, at approximately 5:15 Pm, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a roll-over vehicle accident on Hwy 18 near the Clayton County/Fayette County line.  Fayette County Deputies arrived on scene and it was found that Josue Baldomar Marroquin Chuy, 21 of Postville was eastbound on Hwy 18 initiating a curve, when he lost control due to weather conditions and rolled his vehicle onto its side in the ditch.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2010 Mazda M3S was estimated at $3,000.

On February 8, 2019 at 5:59 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Eisenhower Road south of Arlington.  When the deputy arrived, it was learned that 26 year old Tyler Norman Mittelsted of Elgin was driving on Eisenhower Road when he lost control due to weather conditions.  Mittelsted then went into a ditch and ramped a driveway before coming to rest.  Mittelsted’s 2009 Chevy Impala sustained around $4000 worth of damage.  No injuries were reported and the accident remains under investigation.

On 2/11/19 at 6:26 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of vehicle that struck a deer on Hwy 93 east of Sumner. An investigation determined that Charles Davis Sawyer age 60 from Lawler was operating a 2004 Chevy Colorado eastbound on Hwy 93 when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $1500 in damage. Sawyer and a passenger were not injured.

 

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