Sheriff's Office

Posted on: December 15, 2016

Clayton County Sheriff News Release - 12/15/2016

“A criminal charge is merely an accusation. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.”

On November 26, 2016 at 9:53 PM, Clayton County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the Great River Road near McGregor. Upon further investigation, Deputies observed sign of intoxication from the driver. Deputies arrested 28 year old Trevor Collins of Spring Grove MN for Operating while intoxicated 1st offense. Collins was transported to the Clayton County Jail pending an appearance in Magistrate Court. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MarMac Police.

On November 27, 2016 at approximately 2:30 AM, Clayton County Deputies along with the Monona Police Department responded to a car on the railroad tracks on North Egbert Street in Monona. Upon further investigation, Officer’s observed signs of intoxication from the driver. 21 year old Ian Mueller of Luana was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense. Mueller was transported to the Clayton County Jail pending an appearance in Magistrate Court.

On November 27, 2016 at 6:42 AM, Clayton County Deputies responded to a car vs deer accident on Highway 18 near Jasper Ave. Upon further investigation it was determined that Alisha Thompson was operating a 2015 Ford Fusion when she struck a deer causing $3,000 damage. No injuries were reported.

On November 28, 2016 at 10:34 PM, Clayton County Deputies responded to a disturbance on the City of Volga. Upon further investigation, it was determined that an assault had taken place and the assailant had left the residence. On November 29th at 1:30 PM, Clayton County Deputies located the suspect. Deputies arrested 33 year old Caine Wille of Volga. He was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault ( Class D Felony), Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, Obstruction of emergency communication, assault, assault causing bodily injury, child endangerment causing bodily injury, and child endangerment.

On December 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM, Clayton County Deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant at the Roundhouse Apartments. While attempting to serve the warrant the subject barricaded himself in an apartment. Deputies along with assisting Officer’s forced entry into the apartment where they arrested 35 year old Jesse Colsch of Marquette on a Clayton County Warrant for Delivery of Meth, and interference with official acts. Deputies also arrested 35 year old Colin Protsman of Waukon for Interference with official act. Both were transported to the Clayton County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MarMac Police, Monona Police, Garnavillo Police, and Prairie Du Chien Police.

On December 3, 2016 at 4:37 PM, Clayton County Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle at a residence on Alpha Ave near Strawberry point. Through the course of the investigation, Deputies learned that 19 year old Tyler Kelly of Mechanicsville had stolen the vehicle after his vehicle broke down and took it to Olin Iowa where the vehicle was located by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly was subsequently arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Theft-2nd Degree (Class D Felony). The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Strawberry Point Police, Clayton County Conservation, Iowa DNR, Oelwein Police and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 4, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Business 18 near McGregor. Upon further investigation it was determined that Zachary Ready of Prairie Du Chien was operating a 1993 Chevrolet S10 when he lost control on snow covered roadways. His vehicle entered the ditch and overturned causing $15,000 damage. No injuries were reported. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MarMac Police, MarMac EMS, and McGregor Fire Department.

On December 4, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Littleport Road. Upon further investigation it was determined that Katherine Riniker of Strawberry Point was operating a 2012 Dodge Ram when she lost control on snow covered roads. Riniker’s vehicle entered the ditch striking a utility pole causing $15,000 damage. No injuries were reported. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Edgewood EMS, Edgewood Fire Department, and Alliant Energy.

On December 6, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Clayton County Deputies responded to a car vs deer accident on Bridge Street in Elkader. Upon further investigation it was determined that Theresa Eberhardt was operating a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse when she struck a deer. A second deer then ran into the side of her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Eberhardt’s vehicle sustained about $2,000 damage.

On December 7, 2016, Clayton County Deputies arrested 22 year old Nathan McDowell of Rowley on a Clayton County Warrant for Probation Violation. McDowell was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was held without bond.

On May 5, 2016, Clayton County Deputies took a report of a theft of a gun from an address in rural McGregor. On December 9, 2016 Clayton County Deputies arrested 29 year old John Ehde of Prairie Du Chien for Possession of a firearm as a felon and theft 5th degree stemming from the incident. Ehde is currently being held in the Clayton County Jail on $5,000 bond.

On December 10, 2016 Clayton County Deputies arrested 23 year old Kyle Fry of Monticello on a Clayton County Warrant for Probation Violation. Fry was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was held on $10,000 bond.

 -Sheriff Michael Tschirgi

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