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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Press Release - 08-21-2018

“A criminal charge is merely an accusation. All person’s charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”


On August 5, 2018 at 10:08pm, Clayton County Deputies along with the Guttenberg Police Department were dispatched to Casey’s in Guttenberg where a suspect vehicle was located pertaining to a vandalism that had occurred on Leaf Road. Upon further investigation, Trevor Harbaugh, 29 of Garnavillo was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense.


On August 6, 2018 at 10:08am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Bixby Ave near Volga. Upon further investigation it was determined that Michelle Krapfl of Volga was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when she lost control due to an equipment failure on the vehicle and entered the ditch causing $3,000 damage. No injuries were reported.


On August 7, 2018 at 5:14am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Grandview Road near Elkport. Upon further investigation it was determined that Steven Belinsky of Strawberry Point was operating a 2010 Ford Fusion when he swerved to miss a deer, lost control and entered the ditch striking a tree causing $6,000 damage. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Garber Fire Department, Garber First Responders and the Elkader Ambulance.


On August 7, 2018 at 1:18pm, Clayton County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Harness Road. Deputies came into contact with 38 year old Shaun Pitzer of Prairie Du Chien. Upon further investigation, Pitzer was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Driving While Suspended.


On August 10, 2018 at 10:45pm, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Grape Road near Elkader. Upon further investigation it was determined that Cassie Tuecke of Monona was operating a 2002 Buick Century when she lost control and entered the ditch causing $1000 damage. Tuecke was cited for failure to maintain control.


On August 12, 2018, Clayton County Deputies arrested 62 year old Jay Connell of Garnavillo on a Clayton County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Connell was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he is being held of $5,000 bond.


On August 12, 2018 at 5:33pm, Clayton County Deputies along with MarMac Police Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Highway 76 North of Marquette. Upon further investigation, 33 year old Mark Ehlers of Urbandale was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated-3rd Offense (Class “D” Felony) and failure to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MarMac Rescue.


On August 13, 2018, Clayton County Deputies took a report of a no contact order violation at 36679 Eagle Ave, Strawberry Point. Deputies charged 27 year old Aaron Chapman of Manchester for Violation of a protective order. Chapman was arrested on August 21st and transported to the Clayton County Jail.


On August 15, 2018 at 10:02am, Clayton County Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at 12085 Apricot Road near Postville. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested 18 year old Braden Nelson of Postville for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Deputies also charged 18 year old Sierra Boardman of Postville with Possession of Alcohol under 21 years of age. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa DNR.


On August 17, 2018 at 2:50am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a vehicle in the ditch on the Great River Road near McGregor. Upon further investigation, 32 year old Steven Kessler of Garnavillo was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense and Failure to Maintain Control.


On August 20, 2018, Clayton County Deputies arrested 49 year old Loren Trappe of Monona on a Clayton County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Trappe is being held on $2,000 bond.


On August 20, 2018, Clayton County Deputies arrested 53 year old Jeffrey Klein of Monona on a Clayton County Mitimus for failure to serve jail sentence. Klein was transported to the Clayton County Jail to serve the 30 day jail sentence imposed.


On August 21, 2018, Clayton County Deputies arrested 38 year old Jon Moreland of McGregor on a Clayton County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Moreland is being held on $750 bond.



Sheriff Michael Tschirgi


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