Fremont County Sheriff
Press Release

Kevin Aistrope                                                                
Fremont County Sheriff

2814 200th St., PO Box 359
Sidney, Iowa 51652-0359                                                                     
OFFICE: 712-374-2424
JAIL:       712-374-2115
FAX:        712-374-2532

 

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/17/2018

 

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of Marcus Pierce, age 22 of Glenwood, Iowa.
 

On September 12, 2018, deputies received information about a viral video that appears to show a domestic assault that occurred in
 Tabor in August of 2018, and then recently published on Facebook.

 

It is alleged that while at a residence in Tabor, Pierce held the victim captive, committed a sexual assault, threatened her with a
knife, and then forced her to drive him to another location.

 

Pierce is currently charged with 1st Degree Kidnapping, a Class A Felony, Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree, a Class B Felony, Domestic
Abuse 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony, and Violation of a No Contact Order.

 

Pierce was located at a residence in Omaha and arrested on September 15, 2018.  Pierce is being held at the Douglas County
Jail awaiting extradition back to Iowa.

 

The Tabor Police Department, Glenwood Police Department, and Omaha Police Department assisted the Fremont CountySheriff’s
Office with the investigation.

 

More charges are pending.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/14/2018

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a male in connection to an incident that was occurred in August at
 a residence in Tabor, Iowa.

 

Deputies received information about a viral video that appears to show a domestic assault that occurred in Tabor in
August of 2018, and then recently published on Facebook.

 

Through investigation, a warrant has been issued for the arrest for Marcus Anthony Pierce, age 22 of Glenwood, Iowa.

 

Pierce is currently wanted on several felony charges in connection with the incident.

 

Pierce is considered possibly armed and dangerous.  If seen please contact the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office a
 712-374-2424 or local law enforcement.

 

A Crime Stoppers reward up to $1,000.00 is available for information leading to the capture and arrest of Pierce.


    M Pierce

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/13/2018

Sheriff Kevin aistrope reports that on September 13, 2018 at approximately 10:45 am Fremont County Deputies
were dispatched to Finders Keepers Antique Mall for a suspicious person call.

After the investigation was complete Deputies arrested Lauren White (age 22) and Whitney Glasscock (age 22)
both of Kansas City, Missouri for charges of possession of of prescription drug (xanax), possession of prescription
drug (suboxone), possession of controlled substance (marijuana), and possession of controlled substance (butane
hash oil) and possession of drug p
araphernalia.

The females are being held on a $4,300.00 cash bond

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Mills County K-9 Unit.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

    
      L White             W Glasscock

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/11/2018

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of two individuals in connection to the distribution of methamphetamine
to a minor in Sidney, Iowa.

Deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit, determined, Gabrielle Suppes, age 28 of Dodson, Montana, formally of Otoe, Nebraska,
and Robert Powell, age 44 of Nebraska City, Nebraska, distributed a substance containing methamphetamine to 16-year-old juvenile
in the spring of 2018 at a residence in Sidney.

 

Suppes was arrested by Minnesota authorities on a warrant out of Fremont County. Powell was arrested by Nebraska authorities on a
Fremont County warrant.

 

Both are being charged with delivery of Amphetamine to Minor, a Class B Felony. Powell is also charged with Child Endangerment, and
Promoting a Drug Gathering, both Class D Felonies.

 

Suppes is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $25,000 cash bond. Powell is being held without bond pending further court proceedings.

    
 
    Suppes                    Powell

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/01/2018

On September 1, 2018 at approximately 1729 hrs, Deputies were called to Bartlett, Iowa for a report of a one-vehicle accident. A
witness advised a vehicle left the roadway, struck several mailboxes and then left the scene with a board sticking into the  windshield.

 

Deputies located the vehicle at a residence in the 2200 block of Waubonsie Ave.

 

It was determined that the driver suffered from a medical condition that caused the vehicle to leave the roadway prior to the accident.
An approximately 10-foot-long 1x4 board penetrated the windshield, and became lodged a few inches from the front seat passenger.

 

The driver, Michael Dillon, age 63 of Bartlett was transported to Grape Community Hospital by Tabor Rescue with an unknown
medication condition.

 

Two minor children, including one seated in the front passenger seat escaped injury.

 

The Tabor Police Department, Tabor Rescue and Thurman Fire Departments assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/31/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that last night the Fremont County K9 unit arrested 58 year old Thomas Rinabarger of Council Bluffs, IA.

Rinabarger was arrested after Deputies conducted a narcotics investigation within Sidney city limits. Rinabarger was arrested in the
2100 block of Illinois St with out incident. Rinabarger was found to be in possession of approximately 43 grams of methamphetamine,
Butane Hash Oil, and Drug paraphernalia.

Rinabarger was transported to the Law Enforcement Center and is being held on a $200,000.00 cash bond with the charges of 2 counts
of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Tabor Police Dept.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/30/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on August 30, 2018 deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals
involved in a sexual abuse/assault case in Sidney,IA.
.
Christian Brumbaugh
, 20 of Sidney, IA was arrested for two counts of Class "C" Felony sexual abuse/assault and
Anthony Kelsay
, 19 of Sidney, IA was arrested for one count of Class "C" Felony sexual abuse/assault.

Both males were taken into custody at the Law Enforcement Center and held without bond until their initial appearance.

    
 C Brumbaugh             A Kelsay

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/24/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the evening of August 24, 2018, The Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-29
around the Nebraska City exit in Fremont County

During the course of the stop, 50 year old John Tracy Miller of Hamburg, IA was found to be in possession of 59 grams of
Methamphetamine. Miller was previously released from corrections in January of this year for delivery of methamphetamine.

Miller was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine
with the intent to deliver. Miller is currently being held on $100,000.00 cash bond.

The case is still on going, with pending charges on other incidents.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Mills Co K9 Unit.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/18/2018

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 0450hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a fight involving
a gun in a motel parking lot in Percival, Iowa.

 

Deputies arrested Derrick Simpson, age 29 of Biloxi, Mississippi was arrested with the assistance of a Fremont County K9 for
disorderly conduct and Assault While Displaying a Deadly Weapon.  No injuries were reported.

 

Simpson is being held on $2,300.00 bond.  Other charges are pending.

 

The Iowa State Patrol, The Mills County Sheriff’s Office and the Glenwood Police Department assisted the Fremont County
Sheriff’s Office with the call.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/18/2018

On August 17, 2018, at approximately 2345 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for a registration
violation near the intersection of 310th St and Railroad Ave, in Hamburg, Iowa.  The vehicle was occupied by two adults and two
children ages 2 and 4.

 

The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Kansas City, Missouri.  A search warrant was conducted on the vehicle and narcotics
and drug paraphernalia were discovered.

 

The driver, Clifford John, age 32 was arrested for Theft 2nd Degree, Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 2 counts of Child Endangerment, and Driving without a license.

 

The passenger, Henrietta Marshall, age 24 was arrested for Theft 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Child Endangerment.

 

The pair are being held without bond pending further court proceedings.

 

The children were released to the care of a relative.


       
  
  C John                    H Marshall

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty


Fremont County Sheriff's Office

Press Release
08/16/2018
 

It is alleged that Tristen Scott Emery, age 18 of Tabor.  Entered the home of a minor victim without permission and kicked in
a locked interior door.  Emery began a verbal altercation with the victim and then left prior to law enforcement arrival.


Emery was located and arrested in the 600 block of Center Street in Tabor.

 

Emery was arrested for Burglary 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, Harassment 2nd Degree a Serious Misdemeanor, and
Simple Assault.

 

Emery is being held without bond at the Fremont County Jail.

 


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

 

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/16/2018
 

On August 13, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office took a report of harassment involving Todd Charles Chapman, age 46 of Sidney, Iowa.

It is alleged that between August 10, 2018 and August 13, 2018, Chapman attempted to contact the victim over 140 times by phone, and though numerous
text messages.  The victim also reported her home was broken into twice, once while the victim was not present between the 10th and 11th of August, and
once on August 12, 2018 when the victim was home.

 

Chapman was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Simple Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Trespassing, and Harassment 3rd Degree.

 

Chapman is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $8,300.00 bond.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/3/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that this morning around 2:30 am the Fremont County K9 unit made an arrest in the 500 block of main Street of Tabor.

Brian Vanderpool, 46, of Tabor, Iowa was arrested for valid arrest warrants out of Mills County. Vanderpool was taken into custody without incident
and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and later transferred to the Mills County Jail with charges of Intimidation with a
Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful possession of Prescription Medication, and Harassment 1st Degree.

Vanderpool's bond was set at $8,600.00 cash bond. Fremont County was assisted by the Tabor Police Dept.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/31/2018

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office along with Shenandoah Rescue responded to one vehicle accident that occurred around 9:04 AM in
1400 block of Highway 59 north of Shenandoah. A 1994 Ford F150, driven by Timothy Martin Becker (31) of Farragut was northbound on
US Highway 59 and entered the west ditch hit and hit a tree. The tree the attached to the vehicle and the vehicle the struck the residence
impaling the residence with the trunk of the tree. Becker was transported by Shenandoah Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver stated that he was ill at the time of the accident. Becker was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  

  

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/29/2018

At 10:26 AM the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office along with Hamburg and Riverton Rescue, responded to a one vehicle accident located in the
2900 Block of US Hwy 275. Upon arrival, a 2010 Dodge Ram, which was traveling south, was found to have exited the west side of the roadway
and overturned several times. The driver, Marsha Kay Moore (67) of Riverton, IA was pinned in the vehicle and had to be mechanically extricated.

Moore was transported to Grape Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.   

An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa. The manner of death is being withheld until a
full autopsy report is complete. The accident remains under investigation.
 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/15/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the evening of July 15, 2018 the Fremont County K-9 Unit arrested 19 year old Irineo Ramon Gonzalez
in the 200 block of Clay Street in Sidney.

Gonzalez was arrested after trying to hide from authorities in a relatives residence. Gonzalez was taken into custody without further incident
on a valid Fremont County warrant for Violation of Probation.

Gonzalez was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being held on $10,000.00 bond.
 


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/092018

On July 8, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a missing juvenile from Sidney, Iowa.

 

Deputies are attempting to locate, Joshua Michael Brace Lutz, age 16 of Sidney, Iowa.

 

Lutz was last seen on the evening of July 8, 2018 in Sidney, wearing American flag swim trunks.  Lutz was not wearing shoes or a shirt at the time of his disappearance.

 

Anyone with information please contact the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424.

UPDATE 07/09/2018

The Missing Juvenile has been located.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/08/2018

On July 8, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible fight in progress involving a knife in Imogene, Iowa. 
The suspect had fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival.

Deputies determined Lyle Stogdill, age 35 of Imogene, Iowa, had been in an altercation with another male and displayed a knife in a threatening manner.
 

Stogdill was later arrested at a location in Shenandoah, Iowa with the assistance of the Shenandoah Police Department. Stogdill was arrested for Assault
while Displaying a Weapon, Going Armed with Intent, and Domestic Abuse. No injuries were reported.
 

Stogdill is being held at the Fremont County Jail, pending further Court Proceedings.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/06/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on July 6, 2018 Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a narcotics investigation in Tabor, Iowa.

During the investigation Deputies arrested 25 year old Tyler Murtaugh of Omaha, Nebraska. Murtaugh was found to be selling approximately 1/4 pound
of Psilocybin Mushrooms before being apprehended by deputies.

Murtaugh was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being held on a $10,000.00 cash only bond.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Tabor Police Dept. with the investigation.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/28/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's office K-9 Unit arrested 40 year old Richard Lee Lang of Council Bluffs, Iowa
this morning at the conclusion of a narcotics investigation. The K-9 Unit had been conducting an investigation on Lang for the delivery of methamphetamine
at Sapp Brothers truck stop in Percival Iowa and Casey's General Store in Tabor, Iowa. Deputies were able to apprehended Lang while he was delivering
more methamphetamine at the truck stop this morning.

Lang was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being charged with Delivery of Methamphetamine X2 and is being held on $200,000.00 bond.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/22/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that at around 3:00 am this morning undercover deputies and the K9 Unit made an arrest on an Elliot woman.
Thirty year old Shiann Ornelas of Elliot, Iowa had made arrangements with an undercover deputy to perform sexual services in exchange
for US currency.

During the investigation deputies also recovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Ornelas was charged with Prostitution
and Possession of a controlled substance.

Ornelas was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center awaiting an appearance before the judge.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/20/2018

On June 20, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Borrego, age 33 and Amanda Borrego, age 30, both of
Hamburg, Iowa on two counts each of Child Endangerment, (meth exposure), Class D Felonies.

 

During an investigation, deputies determined that two minor children in their care, tested positive for exposure to methamphetamine.

 

Both are being held at the Fremont County Jail without bond pending further court proceedings.

 

The Iowa Department of Human Services and Project Harmony assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.


    
    E Borrego               A Borrego

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/12/2018

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 1242 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to a one-vehicle injury accident in the
2400 block of Highway 59.

Deputies determined that Daniel Douglas, of Shenandoah was southbound on Highway 59 in a 2015 Ford Focus. The vehicle left the roadway and
struck a guardrail on the west side of the road. The vehicle continued south on Highway 59 and struck a tree head on, coming to a stop.

Douglas was transported to the Shenandoah Hospital by Shenandoah Rescue, with unknown injuries.

Douglas was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Shenandoah Police and Shenandoah Fire and Rescue assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/12/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 1:15 am this morning, Deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were called to the 500 block of O St
in Hamburg for a noise complaint.

Deputies made several attempts to make contact with the resident at 508 O st. in Hamburg, where the noise was coming from. Deputies were finally
able to locate the resident 32 year old Isaac Hayes, who was lying motionless on the floor. Deputies gained entrance into the home and identified
Hayes to being highly intoxicated.

Hayes was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center held on $300.00 bond. Hayes has
previously been arrested twice in the last two weeks for the same incidents.


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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

 

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/11/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of June 11, 2018, Deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle at Old Hwy
275 and 310th St in Hamburg, IA for a traffic violation.

During the course of the stop the driver of the vehicle, 30 year old Christopher Wyland of Hamburg, was found to be in possession of a controlled
substance and drug paraphernalia. Wyland was arrested and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center.

Wyland was out on Pre-Trial release from previous drug charges in Fremont County. Wyland's bond was set at $1,000.00.

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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

 

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
06/04/2018
 

On June 4, 2018, at approximately 1357 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Vanderpool, age 46 of Thurman and

Faith Clemmons age 18 of Emerson, Iowa in the 1100 block of Bluff Road, near Bartlett, Iowa.
 
Deputies were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle taken out of Mills County, and located both subjects with the vehicle.

Brian Vanderpool, who was currently out on bond from a Fremont County arrest on 04/29/2018, was placed under arrest for Possession of a
Stolen Motor Vehicle, a Class D Felony.

 

Faith Clemmons, who was currently out on bond from a Mills County arrest in April of 2018, was placed under arrest for Possession of a
Stolen Motor Vehicle a Class D Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, (Meth), a Simple Misdemeanor.

Vanderpool is being held on $5,000 cash bond.  Clemmons is being held on $5,300 cash bond.  Other charges are pending.

 

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the arrest.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
05/26/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 4am this morning deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop in Sidney with
22 year old Kristen Gleason of Sidney. During the stop Gleason was found to be operating a motor vehicle while suspended.

Gleason was transported to the jail awaiting her initial appearance.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
05/14/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that this morning May 14, 2018 around 1:45 am Deputies were called to Motel 6 by Percival Iowa for a female running around
naked and out of control.

Upon arrival deputies located 58 year old Robin Gates of Durham North Carolina. Gates was running around nude in the recreational room, inside the Motel 6.
Gates was taken into custody and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Gates is currently being held on $300.00 bond.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
05/03/2018

Johnny Lee Blake, age 27 of Sidney, Iowa

On May 2, /2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnny Lee Blake, age 27 of Sidney, Iowa on two counts of Sexual Abuse
in the 2nd Degree, Class B felonies. Other charges are pending.

Blake is being held at the Fremont County Jail without bond, pending initial appearance with a Magistrate.
No further information will be released at this time.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
05/02/2018


On May 1, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of 380th Ave and Hwy 2 near Farragut, Iowa.

During the traffic stop, a K9 was deployed and indicated to the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle. A subsequent search uncovered marijuana
 and a loaded handgun concealed inside the vehicle. The driver, Brandon Vanatta, age 20 of Thurman, Iowa was arrested for Possession of a Controlled
Substance, (marijuana.) A passenger, Anthony McCart, age 20 of Thurman was placed under arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying
 a Loaded Weapon.

Vanatta is being held on a $1,000 bond and McCart is being held on a $2,300 bond at the Fremont County Jail. Two minors in the vehicle were released
to the custody of their parents.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
05/02/2018

Cynthia Devault, age 50

On April 30, 2018, deputies arrested Cynthia Devault, age 50 of Hamburg, Iowa in connection to an assault that occurred in Hamburg on April 21, 2018.

On April 21, 2018 at approximately 1748 hrs, deputies were called to a residence in Hamburg for a report of a male that had possibly been stabbed.
Deputies determined that Devault had stabbed a male during an argument and fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. The male was taken to
the hospital with minor injuries.

Devault was arrested for Willful Injury and Domestic Abuse 2nd Offense. Devault is being held on $7,000 bond at the Fremont County Jail.
More charges are pending.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/30/2018

On April 26,
2018 at approximately 3:00 PM the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a call of a person performing a sex act in the
Sidney
Cit
y Park. The witness said that the subject was driving a Silver Dodge Caravan with Iowa Plates. The subject was a white male
in mid­ thirties with brown hair and a  beard
. The witness was unable to get the plate number. When the subject noticed that he had been spotted
he left the park and was last seen traveling West on Knox Road.

Do not approach the subject but notify your local law enforcement agency if you see a vehicle and subject matching this description.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/28/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the evening of April 28, 2018 the Fremont County K9 Unit tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.

The vehicle then fled from deputies on 120th Street from Bluff Road. Deputies pursued the vehicle reaching speeds of 100 mph on
Western Ave going Northbound into Bartlett, Iowa.. This is where the suspect vehicle lost control skidding through an intersection
and slowed down coming to a stop on 205th Avenue. Deputies were able to apprehend 46 year old Brian Robert Vanderpool
of Thurman, Iowa.

 Additional charges from the pursuit include Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia. Vanderpool
 was also citied for Driving Suspended, Reckless Driving and other Traffic Violations during the pursuit.

Vanderpool was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $2,600.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/28/2018

Joseph Holland, age 21, Bellevue, NE

On April 28, 2018 at approximately 1444 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle
for traveling 104 MPH in a 70 MPH zone southbound on Interstate 29 near Percival.

Deputies detected the strong odor of controlled substances coming from the vehicle and a subsequent
earch resulted in the discovery of marijuana and a Schedule IV controlled substance.

The passenger Joseph Holland was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of
Marijuana 1st Offense, and Possession of Controlled Substances (Schedule IV) 1st Offense.

The driver was cited and released.

Holland was transported to the Fremont County Jail.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/27/2018

Reese Chatterton, age 34 Sidney, Iowa

On April 27, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle
at the intersection of Hwy 275 and 200th Street in Sidney, in connection to a disturbance that had occurred at a residence in Sidney.

The driver, Reese Chatterton, age 34 of Sidney, was placed under arrest for Driving Under Suspension and Domestic Abuse 1st
Offense, causing bodily injury.

Chatterton is being held at the Fremont County Jail, pending initial appearance with a Magistrate.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/27/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of April 27, 2018 the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.

During the course of the stop, 29 year old Marquis O'Neal of Omaha NE was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. A subsequent
search of the vehicle was conducted that produced a loaded .40 cal handgun in the center console.

O'Neal was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being held on $1,000.00 bond
charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/25/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the morning of April 25, 2018 Tabor Police started a pursuit with a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu in Tabor.

Tabor Police pursued the vehicle Southbound on Highway 275 by the Fremont-Mills High School when the subject started shooting at the Police Officer.
Fremont County K9 unit  joined in the pursuit to assist Tabor around 170th Street on Highway 275. The suspect vehicle then started shooting the K9
Unit patrol vehicle hitting them 3 times out of approximately 4-5 shots. Both agencies continued South bound pursuing the vehicle at speeds over
100 mph. The vehicle continued Southbound into Sidney city limits continuing at a high rate of speed. Once Inside city limits deputies and officers
slowed down through town and lost sight of the vehicle around Main Street and Clay Street. The deputies continued to search finding the vehicle on the
Highway 275 bypass Southbound off of 290th Avenue. At this point the car continued southbound running at speeds of 125 mph. Deputies stayed
with the vehicle into Hamburg city limits. The vehicle continued Southbound through Hamburg to the Missouri Line before ramping the car into the
Nishnabotna River just South of Hamburg.

At this point multiple agencies had responded to deputies call for assistance with shots fired. These agencies included Mills County K9 Unit, Montgomery
County K9, Cass County. K9 Unit, Shelby County K9 Unit, Shenandoah K9 Unit, Red Oak Police, Iowa State Patrol, Glenwood Police and Page County
Sheriff. During the search for the suspects Deputies located 28 year old William Stanfill of Bellevue NE and 37 year old Jaqueline Streich also of
Bellevue.

Once located both subjects gave up without further incident and were transported to Grape Community Hospital for injuries sustained from crashing
into the river. Once they were released from the Hospital deputies arrested both subjects and transported them to the Fremont County Law Enforcement
Center. Both Stanfill and Streich are being held on $1,000,000.00 cash only bond with charges of Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer X2, Felony Assault
with a deadly weapon, Felon in possession of a Firearm, Felony Eluding, Reckless driving and numerous traffic violations.

This incident stems from previous incidents that occurred in Bellevue NE. The same subjects were sought by Bellevue Police for multiple drive by shootings
and also shooting at Law Enforcement.

Sheriff Aistrope sends his sincere gratitude to the responding agencies.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/20/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the evening of April 20, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office stopped a car at the Thurman
exit on I-29 for traffic violations.

During the stop the driver identified as 41 year old Alison Kay Burford of St. Joseph, MO was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Burford was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $1,000.00 bond. The Fremont County K9 Unit assisted
in the arrest.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/19/2018

Fremont County Pursuit

On April 19, 2018 deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible wanted subject staying at a hotel in Percival, Iowa. Deputies were
advised the male was possibly armed and had made statements that he would kill law enforcement if they attempted to arrest him.

Deputies attempted to stop a 1999 Chrysler Sebring at the intersection of 195th Street and Highway 2, when the vehicle fled the area and traveled West on Highway 2
reaching speeds of 115 mph. The vehicle continued West on Highway 2 into Nebraska, where Otoe County deputies began leading the pursuit.

The vehicle attempted to turn North on Highway 43, West of Palmyra, when he lost control. The vehicle then rammed an Otoe County Deputy’s vehicle, causing disabling
damage. The vehicle then rammed a Fremont County vehicle, causing minor damage, and then rammed a second Fremont County vehicle, causing extensive damage to
the deputy’s vehicle and disabling the suspect vehicle.

The driver, Jay RIickman, age 39 of Eagle, Nebraska was arrested with the assistance of a Fremont County K9. Charges are pending in Fremont County for Felony Eluding
from law enforcement.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/18/2018

Mock Crash at Sidney High School

On April 18, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office assisted local agencies with a mock crash at the Sidney High School.

Students were presented with a scenario of a two-vehicle accident with one person ejected from the vehicle. The scenario included one fatally
injured student and one arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Local first responders wanted to stress the dangers of drunk driving,
distracted driving, and wearing seatbelts.

The Sidney Fire and Rescue, Hamburg Fire and Rescue, Percival Fire and Rescue, Riverton Fire and Rescue, Farragut Fire and Rescue, Fremont
County Coroner’s Office, Fremont County Emergency Management, Benefiel Towing, and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office participated in the exercise.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/09/2018

On April 9, 2018, at approximately 0927 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Interstate 29 for a report of
a semi, stolen out of Omaha, being driven South on the Interstate.

Deputies observed the vehicle being driven eastbound on 155th Street from the Thurman exit. Deputies located the vehicle abandoned on Martha Street in
Thurman and K9 Roby was deployed in the area.

Witnesses advised a male was seen walking from the area of the semi near the Thurman park. Law enforcement along with a K9 Roby apprehended the suspect
near a residence in that area.

The male is identified as John Andrew Pehanich, age 49 of Council Bluffs.

Pehanich was arrested for Theft 1st Degree and Driving Under Suspension. Pehanich is being held at the Fremont County Jail, other charges are pending.

The Mills County K9 Unit, Iowa State Patrol, and Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/04/2018

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce a special honor awarded to Deputy Zac Buttercase.

Deputy Buttercase will be awarded the 2018 Iowa American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the year. Zac will be honored and presented this award in
Waterloo, Iowa in July. Deputy Buttercase was nominated by the Williams-Jobe-Gibson American Legion Post #128.

Zac is a K9 handler with K9 Judge and has been with the department since 2014. Zac previously served with the Iowa National Guard with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.


 Deputy Buttercase
         & Judge

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
04/01/2018

On April 1, 2018, at approximately 1245 hrs deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle on Hwy 275, near the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, for a traffic violation.

Deputies discovered an open alcohol container and controlled substances inside the vehicle.The driver, Dustin Esaias, age 26 of Clarinda was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated
3rd or Subsequent Offense, Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Open Container, and Speeding.

Esaias is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $6,300 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/31/2018

On March 31, 2018, at approximately 1346 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped to assist a motorist in the 500 Block of Main Street in Tabor.

The occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of illegal substances and several items of drug paraphernalia.
The driver, Wendy Sue Wood, age 46 of Clarinda was arrested for Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal
Possession of Prescription Drugs. The passenger, John Wesley Kalkas, age 59 of Clarinda was arrested for 3 counts of 2nd Offense
Possession of a Controlled Substance, (Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Benzodiazepine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both are being held at the Fremont County Jail. The Mills County K9 Unit assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/24/2018

On March 24, 2018 at approximately 0430 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit were called to a reckless driver, driving in the median of Interstate 29, near exit 10.

Deputies made contact with Lee Altmanshofer, age 33 of Fremont, Nebraska at a truck stop near the intersection of Hwy 2 and Interstate 29.
During the contact, deputies discovered Methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Altmanshofer was placed under arrest for Possession of a controlled substance 2nd Offense and is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty


Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/23/2018

On March 23, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a blue 2006 Dodge Dakota and a blue 2008 Ford F350 stolen from a residence in Percival, Iowa.

The Dodge Dakota was located hidden in a barn, in Percival, heavily damaged. The Ford F350 was recovered, also damaged, by Nebraska Law Enforcement authorities at a location in Omaha, Nebraska.
Shaun Akers, age 39 of Sidney was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol on a warrant out of Fremont County, for Theft 1st Degree, Operating Without Owner’s Consent, and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree.
Akers is being held at the Douglas County Correctional Center, awaiting an extradition hearing back to Iowa.

The Omaha Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/22/2018

On March 22, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of threats made at the Sidney High School.

Deputies determined that a 16-year-old student, made a general threat against the lives of students, causing them to be in fear of their safety. The student has been charged with
Harassment 1st Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and has been placed at the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs.

Deputies determined that incident is not directly connected to the previous threat on March 21, 2018.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/22/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports on the early morning hours of  March 22, 2018 The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 26 year old Courtney Bartles of Hamburg, IA.

Bartles was arrested on a valid arrest warrant in the 1900 block of Park Street in Hamburg. Bartles is being charged with delivery of controlled substance to a minor.

Bartles was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being held on a $25,000.00 cash only bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/21/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has taken a 14 year old juvenile into custody stemming from an incident occurring at Sidney High School in Fremont County.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was called by the Sidney High School about a threat of a shooting that was made at school by the juvenile. The Sheriff's Office responded to the call and isolated that student immediately upon arrival. The Fremont County Sheriff's has came to a conclusion to the investigation leading to the arrest of the juvenile. The juvenile has been transported to the Juvenile Detention Center located in Council Bluffs being charged with Threats of Terrorism.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is still working with the Fremont County Attorney's Office, Juvenile Court Officials, and Sidney Schools with this matter.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/14/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope also reports that on March 14, 2018 around 1 am, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office served another arrest warrant on 19 year old Irineo Ramon Gonzalez of Sidney, IA.

Deputies had been conducting an on-going investigation on Gonzalez. Gonzalez was arrested for the warrants and also found to be in possession of a controlled substance during the arrest.
Gonzalez was transported to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office for the warrants of Controlled substance violation, Using a minor in the drug trade, and possession of a controlled substance.

Gonzalez is currently being held in the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center on a $61,000.00 cash only bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/13/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 13, 2018 around 10 pm Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant on 20 year old Max Allen Mitchell of Farragut, IA.

Deputies had been investigating Mitchell for illegal sales of narcotics. Mitchell was arrested at his home without incident. He was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center
for the warrants of delivery of LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, fentanyl, and xanax.

Mitchell is currently being held on a $202,000.00 cash only bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/13/2018

On March 13, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to Sidney to assist probation officers with a search of a residence.

During the search, probation officers discovered several items of drug paraphernalia and suspected controlled substances.
James Hume, age 29 of Sidney, was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, (meth) 2nd offense, Possession of a Schedule IV controlled
Substance 2nd Offense, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Hume was arrested and being held at the Fremont County Jail on $5,300 bond. Other charges are pending.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/11/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 11, 2018 around 1:00 am, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were checking on a 2011 GMC Sierra located on 240th Avenue just North of Hamburg.

The truck was parked in the middle of the road on 240th Avenue. As deputies were approaching the truck, the vehicle took off from deputies. Deputies engaged in a pursuit reaching speeds of 96 MPH. The pursuit continued South onto 250th Avenue reaching a level B maintenance road. The vehicle came to a stop at the Missouri / Iowa line on 250th Avenue. Deputies were then able to arrest the driver identified as 27 year old Zachary Spears of Hamburg, IA.

Spears was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where he posted bond and was released.

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
03/02/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the night of March 2, 2018 the Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 29 year old Bianca Elizabeth Countryman of Sidney on multiple warrants.

Sheriff Aistrope states that the investigation started at the end of November 2017 leading into this year. The Sheriff's office was conducting  investigations into the delivery of controlled
substances. Countryman's warrants include, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Marijuana, Delivery of Prescription Pills, Conspiracy to deliver controlled substance, and Child
Endangerment.

Countryman was arrested at her residence in Sidney without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center being held on $75,000.00 cash bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/21/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the afternoon of February 21, 2018 The Fremont County Sheriffs Office received a call from Otoe County Sheriffs Office in Nebraska that there was an active
vehicle pursuit crossing over into Fremont County Iowa. Deputies from Otoe County continued to pursue the vehicle that was driven by 36 year old Brandon Scott Neumeister of Nebraska City, NE.

Neumeister was wanted by Nebraska authorities for a felony parole violation. Neumeister led deputies on a chase from Nebraska through Fremont County to include the state park. The pursuit
continued into Hamburg city limits where 27 year old Brittany Rose Alexander also of Nebraska City, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputies continued to pursue Neumeister until he
rolled his truck after driving through a citizens back yard as the citizen was outside. Neumeister then tried to flee on foot before a Fremont County K9 apprehended him after not complying with
commands. Neumeister was transported to jail after refusing medical treatment on scene and later transferred to the hospital once at the jail for injuries from the dog bite and the wreck of his vehicle.

Brittany Alexander was apprehended a short time after Neumeister by the Iowa State Patrol in the area where she fled from the vehicle. Both parties are awaiting their initial appearance with multiple
charges. Neumeister will also be held on his Nebraska parole warrant until his Iowa charges are concluded. 

Sheriff Aistrope would also like to express his gratitude to citizens in Hamburg during the pursuit for their help directing deputies towards the suspects. 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/17/2018

The Fremont County Sheriff s Office is reporting the arrest of Duane Stuck age 18, of Hamburg, Iowa. 

The arrest stemmed from an investigation of a large amount of Sacagawea one-dollar coins being used to purchase items at Casey's General Store in Hamburg on the night of January 31, 2018.
There had also been attempt to get into a laundry room and the Hamburg Senior Housing in the 400 block of H Street in Hamburg. During the investigation it was determined that collectable coins,
knives, antique tobacco
pipes, lighters and alcohol had been taken from a residence in the 1900 block of Washington Street. Items that were later recovered in a garage were also determined to
be stolen. Stuck was arrested for Theft
2nd, on February 9, 2018 in Hamburg without incident.

The arrest led to stolen items that were recovered in Nehawka, NE. On February 18, 2018, Stuck was arrested at the Fremont County Jail for possession of stolen property.


Stuck is being held on a five-thousand-dollar cash bond on the Theft
2nd charge and a two-thousand­dollar bond on the possession of stolen property bond.


All the property has been identified except one bicycle. The Cass County Nebraska Sheriff s Office assisted in the investigation.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/17/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope  reports that on the early morning hours of February 17, 2018, deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop with 49 year old Brian Dale Steinkuehler of Shenandoah, IA.

During the traffic stop, deputies conducted an OWI investigation which in turn led to the arrest of Steinkuehler. Steinkuehler was subsequently arrested for Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense.

Brian was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center where he was booked in on the charge and then released after posting bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/13/2018

Pictured is Sheriff Kevin Aistrope and Director of Home and Community Based Services Jamie Behrends (RN).  

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope proudly reports:  

Jamie and the Southwest Iowa Home Health providers have been instrumental in helping the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office provide public safety to the citizens of Fremont County. Jaime and her team work on
Emergency Preparedness Grants for local law enforcement. Today Jaime presented the Sheriff, 10 Ballistic Response Kits and 10 Tourniquets for his deputies. These kits contain valuable first aid items to combat
major wounds such as gunshots and major lacerations that may occur in active threat situations. Jaime was able to get a kit for each deputy on the Sheriff's Office. Jaime and Southwest Iowa Home Health are also
the ones who provided the AEDs last year that have played a vital role in service to the citizens. The AEDs alone have been used numerous times in life saving situations. Sheriff Kevin Aistrope wants to thank Jaime
and her amazing team for all their hard work in helping provide these services!!!!!

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/13/2018

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that in the early morning hours of February 13, 2018 deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop for reckless driving in the 3600 block of Highway 2.

During the course of the stop a passenger inside the vehicle was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia  The driver of the car, 56 year old Douglas Swisher of West Virginia was
arrested for reckless driving and cited for 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. The passenger 51 year old Timothy Holdaway of California was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and
trying to introduce a controlled substance (contraband) into a secure facility.

Both defendants are currently being held in the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center awaiting appearance in front of the magistrate judge.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
02/05/2018

Arson Investigation Sidney, Iowa

On February 5, 2018 at approximately 0330hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to 901 Filmore Steet, Sidney, Iowa for a report of a structure fire.

The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one resided inside the residence.

Sidney Fire and Rescue, Hamburg, Fire and Rescue, and Tabor Fire and Rescue responded to the call.  A Fire Fighter received minor injuries in the fire and was treated and released from a local hospital.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal’s Division and a criminal investigation was initiated.  A preliminary investigation has determined the fire appears to be intentionally set and is currently being investigated as an arson.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424, or the Arson Hotline at 800-532-1459.  A financial reward may be available for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of anyone involved.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
01/23/201
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On January 23, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a theft and assault that occurred at the Orschlen Farm and Home Store, located in Shenandoah, Iowa.

A male and female were observed attempting to steal items from the store by an off-duty Page County deputy.  The deputy identified himself and the male engaged in a physical confrontation with
the deputy and was able to escape with stolen items, with the help of the female.

Acting on tips from both the public and law enforcement sources, deputies arrested Elizabeth Ann Harvey, age 24 of Clarinda, and Robert Shelton White, age 46 of Omaha at an address in Clarinda.

Both White and Harvey were arrested for Theft 3rd Degree and Assault on a Police Officer.

The Clarinda Police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Shenandoah Police Department, and Nebraska Law Enforcement Authorities assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the arrest.

White and Harvey are being held at the Fremont County Jail, without bond, waiting for initial appearance with a magistrate.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
01/16/201
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 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the evening of January 15th, 2018 Fremont County Deputies were on Green Hollow Road conducting an investigation into a string
 of stolen vehicles and thefts. Deputies were able to recover two stolen cars, a stolen camper, a stolen flatbed trailer, stolen four wheeler and other miscellaneous stolen items.

 During the investigation Deputies came in contact with a suspect vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit began in Green Hollow traveling South to Thurman.  The suspects
 vehicle then headed East towards Highway 275.  The suspect then changed directions and headed South on 242nd Avenue. During this portion of the pursuit the suspect
 shut down his driving lights and turned into a field entrance a little over a mile from 160th Street.

 Deputies pursued before the vehicle crashed and suspects fled on foot. At this time Deputies deployed a K9 to track the suspects. Deputies with the K9 tracked a suspect into
 the bluffs and down into a creek bed. The suspect was given numerous commands to give up but continued to flee deputies. the K9 then foiled the suspects attempt to flee further.

During apprehension the suspect kicked the K9 in the face to try and flee again. The K9 was able to hold the suspect and drag him towards the handler.

The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to Grape Community Hospital to be treated for the dog bite and hypothermia. The suspect was later transported to Jenny Ed in Council Bluffs.

The suspect is facing numerous charges pending further investigation to include eluding, assault on a peace officer and other infractions. The suspects name is not being released due to authorities
being unable to identify the uncooperative offender. One other deputy was treated for frost bite.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Tabor Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

UPDATE: January 16, 2018 1449 hrs

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports an update to last nights investigation and pursuit. Three people are now in custody pending further charges for a ring of car thefts and burglaries in Fremont County. Aistrope says
the suspect last night that was taken into custody has now been identified as 46 year old Jerry Eaton of Osceola, Missouri. Also arrested early this morning found near the scene of where the truck was fled from,
was 26 year old Brandon Wood of Hollister, Missouri and 45 year old Shana Daniels Case of Missouri as well. Eaton and Case are also wanted by Missouri authorities. Case and Wood are currently being held
without bond until their initial appearance.

The Sheriff's Office will update the public as more information is gathered.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office wants to thank all citizens that have called in suspicious activity.

Special Thanks to the Fremont County Roads Department for being aware of surroundings and suspicious activity.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
01/10/201
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On on January 10, 2018, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into a Sex Offender Registration Violation that occurred in Sidney, Iowa.

Deputies determined, Nathan Mulhausen, age 22 of Elliott, Iowa had been living in Sidney, within 2000 feet of a school since mid-December 2017, in violation of his registry requirements.

Mulhausen was arrested for Sex Offender Residency violation, 2nd or Subsequent Offense, a class D felony. 

Mulhausen is being held at the Fremont County Jail pending initial appearance with a Magistrate. Other charges are pending.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
01/09/201
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Chief Derek Aistrope reports that on January 6, 2018 the Tabor Police had a report of a stolen car in Tabor.

As a result of an investigation by Tabor Police Department and Fremont County Sheriff's Office, 24 year old Dakota McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska was arrested in Tabor for theft 2nd degree
and burglary 3rd degree. Aistrope reports that the investigation is still on going.

McDonald was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $10,000.00 bond.

Chief Aistrope wants to remind
all citizens to be vigilant and lock your vehicles, houses and garages.

Anyone with additional information on this crime or any other crimes may contact Fremont County Crime Stoppers at 712-374-2424 or 800-432-9240. Any reporting parties will remain anonymous and your information could lead to a cash reward.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
01/01/201
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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of January 1, 2018 the Fremont County Sheriff's Office was called about a vehicle parked on the roadway at Highway 59 and 310th Street.

Upon an investigation, 37 year old Matthew Wayne Phillips of Hamburg, Iowa was arrested for O.W.I. Second Offense.

Phillips was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $2000.00 bond.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/31/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports the arrest of two males from Missouri on New Years Eve. The Fremont County K9 Unit Conducted a stop on a vehicle at the five mile marker Southbound on Interstate 29.

During the stop 21 year old Elijah Pate and 19 year old Arien Moore both of Excelsior Springs Missouri were found to be in possession of controlled substance, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia..

A juvenile female was also taken into custody and released to parents later at the Sheriff's Office.

Both Pate and Moore were transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center with Pate being held on $1300.00 and Moore being held on $1000.00 bond. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/14/2017

On December 14, 2017, Deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit arrested James Leroy Clark, age 45 of Hamburg as part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics distribution in Fremont County, Iowa.

Clark was arrested for distribution of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine within Fremont County.

Clark is being held at the Fremont County Jail, pending initial appearance with a magistrate.

On December 14, 2017, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Haughton, age 23 of Hamburg on an outstanding warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order and Robbery.

Haughton was wanted in connection to an incident that occurred on November 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Iowa.  It is alleged that Haughton committed an assault on a subject and stole an item from the victim.

Haughton has been on the run from law enforcement since the incident.

This is Haughton’s 10th arrest in Fremont County since January of 2017.

Haughton is being held without bond at the Fremont County Jail.

On December 14, 2017, deputies arrested Jessica Fisher, age 23 of Sidney, Iowa on an active warrant for Child Endangerment.

On November 11, 2017, deputies initiated an investigation into child endangerment that had occurred in Sidney.  During the investigation, deputies determined that a 3-year-old child had been exposed to methamphetamine.

Fisher is being held without bond at the Fremont County Jail.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that this morning, December 14, 2017, around 2:50 am Fremont County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Main St. in Sidney, Iowa.

During the course of the stop it was found that 29 year old Bianca Elizabeth Countryman was operating on a suspended drivers license.

Countryman was taken into custody and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $435.00 bond.
 
Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/10/2017

Sheriff Aistrope reports that on the evening of December 10, 2017 deputies were called to Green Hollow outside of Thurman for a disturbance.

As a result of the investigation 38 year old Rebecca Finken of Woodbine, Iowa was arrested for a valid arrest warrant out of Pottawattamie County
for a probation violation.

Finken was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is awaiting transport to Pottawattamie County.

Sheriff Aistrope also reports that later in the evening deputies arrested 25 year old Anthony Miller of Hamburg, Iowa

Miller was arrested for valid arrest warrants out of Adams County Iowa for O.W.I. and failure to appear. During the arrest deputies located methamphetamine
and marijuana in Miller's possession.

Miller was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $2000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/08/2017

On December 7, 2017 at approximately 2347 hours, Deputies were called to a residence near the intersection of 130th Street and 380th Avenue, for a report of dog that had been shot.

Upon arrival, deputies were advised by the home owner that he let his dogs outside around 2305 hours, and heard several gunshots outside his residence a short time later.
The homeowner advised he found blood near the front door of his residence and after a search of the surrounding area, he discovered his dog with a fatal gunshot wound
in a field near his residence.

Deputies discovered several spent firearm casings near the scene.

Deputies are looking to speak to the owner of a dark green Ford Ranger, extended cab pickup, with side steps and large tires, that was possibly seen in the area at the
time of the shooting.

Anyone with information, please contact the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/07/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on December 7, 2017 deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were continuing a burglary investigation that took place on November 28, 2017.

Deputies located and arrested 32 year old Justin Michael Evans of Randolph, Ia. Evans was located in Hamburg in the early morning hours this morning and was arrested on a valid
Fremont County warrant for conspiracy.

Aistrope states the investigation is still underway as more information is being found.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/06/2017

Sheriff Aistrope reports that on November 28, 2017 the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a phone call that a burglary had occurred in the 4000 block of Manti Road, Farragut Ia.

During the investigation deputies conducted interviews leading them to Shenandoah. Deputies followed up with the lead and were able to find most of the items reported stolen. As a
result of the investigation 31 year old Marcus Washington of Clarinda, 36 year old Alfred Mutchler of Shenandoah and 29 year old Mindy Irvin of Shenandoah were arrested for
the burglary. Currently Washington and Mutchler are being charged with burglary in the 3rd degree and Irviin is being charged with conspiracy.

All three subjects are being held in the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center with $5000.00 cash only bonds.

Sheriff Aistrope says that there will be more arrests at the conclusion of this investigation.

The Page County Sheriff's Office assisted Fremont County with locating some of the the stolen items that made their way into Page County. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is
assisting with the efforts.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
12/02/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of December 2, 2017 the Fremont County K9 unit arrested 34 year old Torrey Hanika on a valid arrest
warrant for felon in possession of a firearm

Hanika's arrest stems from an investigation that took place in November into the illegal sales of firearms.

Hanika is currently being held in the Fremont County Law Enforcement without bond.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement on the investigation. The investigation is on-going and Sheriff Aistrope
believes more arrest will be produced at the conclusion of the investigation.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/26/2017

During an ongoing investigation in connection to the November 25th arrests of Joshua Lanning, age 37 of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Jerry Bossow, age 49 of Grain
Valley, Missouri, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit discovered stolen items and a meth lab in a campground near Bartlett, Iowa.

Deputies discovered a 2006 Arctic Cat ATV reported stolen out of South Sioux City, Nebraska on November 22, 2017.  Deputies also discovered a 2015 Keystone camper.
The owner was contacted and it was also found to be stolen out of Blue Springs, Missouri. Deputies discovered several other items believed to be stolen as well as items
used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Bossow and Lanning, who were already in custody from a November 25th arrest, are now facing additional charges.

Both have been charged with 2 counts of Possession of drug precursors with the intent to manufacture, 1 count of manufacturing methamphetamine under 5 grams, Theft
1st Degree and Theft 2nd Degree.

Both are being held at the Fremont County Jail.

The Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/25/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours on November 25, 2017 deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-29 around the 8 mile marker southbound.

During the course of the stop the Fremont County K9 Unit was deployed and a subsequent search was conducted. During the search methamphetamine and marijuana
were found. As part of the investigation it was found that the vehicle that was stopped was stolen out Missouri as well as stolen license plates on the trailer that they were pulling.

38 year old Joshua Lanning of South Sioux City Nebraska and 49 year old Jerry Lee Blossow of Green Valley, Missouri were both arrested for numerous charges to include the
stolen property and drug charges. Lanning is being held on $6,000.00 bond and Blossow is being held on $12,000.00 bond and a hold for a warrant from Missouri for a parole violation.

Shortly after the incident the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle traveling Southbound in the Northbound lanes on I-29. Deputies were able to intercept the
vehicle North of the Hamburg Exit, As deputies tried to get the vehicle stopped the vehicle continued Southbound and struck a vehicle head-on. Minor injuries were reported due to
the accident. 

As a result on the investigation 23 year old Daniel Kauffman of Thurman, Ia was arrested for operating while intoxicated first offense and numerous traffic citations.

Kauffman is currently being held in the Fremont county Jail on $1000.00 bond

The traffic investigation is still on going conducted by the Iowa State Patrol.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/24/2017

On November 24, 2017 at 4:13 AM the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a one vehicle accident in the 3100 block of 240th Avenue, South and West of Hamburg.

The vehicle, driven by Robert Bruce age 21 of Hamburg, was northbound on 240th Avenue and lost control and entered the East ditch and collided with a drainage tube.
The vehicle was totaled in the accident. Bruce and two other passengers were transported to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg with minor injuries. The fourth passenger
Samantha Johnson, age 21 of Farragut was flown to UNMC with undetermined injuries.

Bruce was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and was released after posting the one thousand dollar bond. The accident is still under investigation and further charges could be possible.


The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Hamburg Fire and Rescue, Riverton Fire and Rescue and Sidney Fire and Rescue.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/18/2017

On November 17, 2017 at approximately 1658 hrs, deputies received a call of a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of 120th Street and 310th Avenue, west of Randolph, Iowa.

Billings was operating a tan 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, southbound on 310th Avenue, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at 120th Street, lost control and entered the east ditch,
where the vehicle overturned and came to rest in a field.

The driver and lone occupant, Chad Billings, age 46 of Emerson, Iowa was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Douglas County Hospital for an autopsy.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Randolph and Tabor Fire and Rescue, Tabor Police Department, the Fremont County Medical Examiner, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the incident.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/17/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on November 17, 2017 at approximately 10:30 pm deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Highway 275

As a result of that traffic stop, 27 year old Jacob Corbett of Sidney, Iowa was arrested for driving while barred, possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Corbett was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $4300.00 cash bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/14/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that a late night traffic stop lead to the arrest of 29 year old Jordan Michael Nielsen of Rockport, Missouri. Nielsen was stopped by the Fremont County K9 Unit,
at approximately 11:00 pm on the 14th of November, at Highway 275 and 310th Street outside of Hamburg, Ia.

During the traffic investigation Nielsen was found to be in possession of two pistols, methamphetamine, marijuana, brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia. Nielsen was charged with possession
of a controlled substance X2, carrying weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nielsen was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $4300.00 cash bond. Fremont County was assisted by the Atchison County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/10/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of November 10, 2017, the Fremont County K9 Unit was conducting a narcotics investigation in the Sidney and Farragut area.

During the investigation a vehicle was stopped on 370th Avenue and Manti Road by Farragut, Iowa. As a result of the traffic stop 21 year old Jared Comstock of Farragut, Iowa and 20 year
old Alix Gorby of Shenandoah, Iowa were arrested. Both parties were arrested for the delivery of a controlled substance and also found to be in possession of a controlled substance during the traffic stop.

They both were transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and are being held on $6000.00 cash bond.

The Sheriff expects more arrests to transpire from this investigation. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Tabor Police Department.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
11/08/2017

On November 8, 2017, at approximately 1644hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Western Avenue near Bartlett, Iowa.

Deputies made contact with Deavan Donner, age 24 of Omaha and Nicole Frieze, age 24 of Omaha, as well as two small children.

Deputies observed the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.  Deputies located marijuana and drug paraphernalia used in the ingestion of both marijuana and methamphetamine, inside the vehicle. 
Deputies also located drug paraphernalia and narcotics concealed inside a diaper bag.

Both parties were arrested for two counts of Child Endangerment, possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, each.  Deavan was also arrested for Driving While Barred, Habitual Violator.

Both parties are being held at the Fremont County Jail, pending initial appearance with the Magistrate.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/29/2017

Multi-Vehicle, Multi-State pursuits and arrests

On October 29, 2017, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of several Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Camaros driving at high rates of speed southbound on Interstate 29 near Hwy 34.

Deputies made contact with three Dodge Chargers stopped at the southbound off ramp of Interstate 29 at exit 20.  The vehicles fled the scene.

Blue 2017 Dodge Charger

            Deputies began pursuing a blue 2017 Dodge Charger southbound on Interstate 29 from exit 20.  The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Interstate 29, and continued westbound on Hwy 2 reaching speeds of over 127 MPH.  The vehicle entered Otoe County, Nebraska, and then continued on Hwy 75, northbound into Cass County, Nebraska.  Deputies lost sight of the vehicle near Murray, Nebraska.  Deputies were advised that the vehicle had wrecked at a residence south of Murry Road on Hwy 75.  A Fremont County K9 was deployed and a male was taken into custody by Nebraska authorities.

The male, identified as Antonio Ddwaye Massey, age 18 of Kansas City, Kansas was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with minor injuries connected to the vehicle accident by Murray Rescue.  Massey was arrested by the Omaha Police Department on a warrant out of Fremont County in connection to the pursuit.

Orange 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona

            Deputies also made contact with an Orange 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona in Hamburg, Iowa.  Deputies began pursuing the vehicle southbound into Missouri and back into Iowa.  Deputies and Iowa State Troopers chased the vehicle northbound on 250th Ave from 310th Street.  The vehicle wrecked in the 2900 block of 250th Ave.  3 juveniles from Kansas City, Kansas were arrested at the scene.  The vehicle valued at over $41,000.00 was totaled in the accident.  2 juveniles were treated and released at local hospitals with possible injures.

Iowa State Troopers also pursued a black Camaro and a Black Charger towards Missouri on Interstate 29.  The vehicles continued into Missouri.

Other recovered vehicles

            Deputies with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office recovered a White Charger abandoned at Exit 10 of Interstate 29.  Deputies and Troopers also recovered an abandoned and wrecked Black Dodge Charger at exit 1.

Iowa Arrests

All vehicles recovered were reported stolen from a car dealership in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Iowa deputies arrested:

·         Antonio Ddwayne Massey, age 18 of Kansas City, Kansas for Theft 1st Degree with other charges pending.

·         A 17-year-old male from Kansas City, Kansas for Theft 1st Degree and Felony Eluding.

·         A 16-year-old female from Kansas City, Kansas for Theft 1st and Felony Eluding.

·         A 15-year-old passenger was released without charges.

·         Several other charges are pending

Missouri

Deputies with the Fremont and Mills County K9 units assisted Missouri authorities in pursuing several vehicles, including a stolen Missouri State Patrol vehicle in Atchison and Holt Counties.  Both agencies deployed K9’s as well as Missouri authorities.  Several suspects were arrested.  All other information can be obtained from the Missouri State Patrol Troop H.

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa.  The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Plattsmouth Police Department, Omaha Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and Murray Fire and Rescue assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/28/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that in the early morning hours this morning (October 28, 2017), the Fremont County K9 Unit made contact with three
individuals in the Sapp Brothers Parking Lot parking lot in Percival, Ia.

During the course of the investigation three individuals were arrested for the possession of a controlled substance:

Donald C. Brown 29 years old from Kansas City, Mo., Deandre Hodges 26 years old from Kansas City, Ks and Letangdra Haggins 29 years
old from Kansas City, Ks.

All three individuals were transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where they were able to post bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/24/2017

On October 24, 2017, deputies were called to the 100 block of Main Street in Sidney for a report of a disturbance.

Deputies determined Kara Lorimor, age 43 of Sidney had stolen items from two separate apartments located in the area.

Lorimor was arrested and charged with two counts of Theft 5th Degree.

Lormior is being held on $600 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/23/2017

On October 23, 2017 at approximately 2030 hrs, deputies were called to the Dog House Bar in Tabor, Iowa for a report of a male fighting with bar staff.

Deputies arrested Jesse Ray Sparks, age 30 of Thurman for Public Intoxication 2nd Offense, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, and two counts of Assault.

Deputies also discovered Sparks had an active warrant for his arrest out of Page County, Iowa.

Sparks is being held without bail pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.

The Tabor Police Department and Mills County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/12/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that in the late night hours of October 12, 2017 deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office concluded a narcotics investigation in Farragut, Iowa. As a result of that investigation two people from Clarinda, Iowa were arrested

19 year old Elora Strough and 20 year old Zachary Higgins were both arrested during a traffic stop at 370th Ave and Manti Road for the delivery of a controlled substance X2/Fentanyl.

Both parties were transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where they booked in and held on a $20,000.00 cash only bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
10/06/2017

On October 6,
2017 at 11:54 AM the Fremont County Sheriff s Office received a call of a two-vehicle accident on the northbound off ramp at I-29 and Highway 2. The vehicle that was driven by 18-year-old Abigail Williams of
Grand Lake. Colorado was northbound on the off ramp and rear ended a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Susan Breedlove, of College Station, Texas.

Williams was transported to Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg with minor injuries. Breedlove and her passenger refused medical treatment at the scene. More charges are possible pending further investigation.

The Fremont County Sheriff s Office was assisted at the scene by Percival Fire and Rescue and Sidney Fire and Rescue.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/20/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on September 19, 2017 at approximately 1:20 pm the Fremont County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 2474 Bluff Road Hamburg, Iowa North of Highway 2 for a male that had fallen out of a bucket truck while cutting trees.

Sidney Rescue performed life saving measures but were unable to revive the male. 32 year old Keith Sorensen of Clarinda, Iowa was pronounced deceased on scene by Lifenet and Sidney Rescue.
 
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Sidney Rescue, Fremont County Coroner and Lifenet Helicopter. No foul play was determined at the scene.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/09/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on September 9, 2017 at approximately 4:40 pm the Fremont County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 2982 250th Ave outside of
Hamburg, Iowa for a single ATV accident

It was reported that while fueling up an all terrain vehicle, the fuel ignited and caught 43 year old Shane Daniel Adams and 7 year old Chevy Adams both on fire. Both
Chevy and Shane were transported by Hamburg Rescue to Grape Community with serious injuries, Once at Grape Community Hospital Chevy and Shane were flown
by Life Net to Saint Eves Burn Center in Lincoln, Nebraska for severe burns to their arms and legs.

No foul play was determined at the scene.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/7/2017

On September 7, 2017, at approximately 1607hrs, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph William Michael Haughton, age 23 of Hamburg, Iowa,
on a Fremont County warrant for Violating a Protection Order.

Deputies attempted to place Haughton in custody at his residence in Hamburg, when he resisted arrest and was quickly detained without further incident.

Haughton was placed under arrest for Interference with Official Acts as well as the active warrant.

Haughton is being held at the Fremont County Jail without bond.

This is Haughton’s 7th arrest in Fremont County since January of 2017.  Haughton was previously arrested by the Clarinda Police Department on September 6, 2017.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
09/2/2017

On September 2, 2017 at approximately 0216 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit responded to a call of a stranded motorist attempting to flag down vehicles near the
15-mile marker of Interstate 29 northbound.

The motorist, Stephan Anderson, age 27 of Lenexa, Kansas was found be in possession of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Anderson was placed under arrest and is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $1,300 bond

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/22/2017


The Fremont County Sheriff s Office is reporting the arrest of Chantell Rose Cashett age 28, of Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation of a stolen wallet from Casey's General Store in Sidney in May. The suspect allegedly used and attempted to use credit and debit
cards from the wallet. The suspect was identified after her picture was posted on the Fremont County Deputies Facebook Page.

On August 22, 2017, Cashett was arrested at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office after she came to the office for an interview.
 

Cashett is being held on twenty-three hundred dollars cash bond and the time of this release.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/19/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of August 19, 2017 Deputies were called to the 800 block of Elizabeth St in Thurman for a noise complaint.

As a result of the investigation four people were taken into custody and multiple minors cited. Among the subjects taken into custody were; 22 year old
Nicholas Benedict of Sidney, Iowa for
possession of controlled substance
, 19 year old
Devon Goodman  of Thurman, Ia for disorderly conduct, and 44 year old Shon Goodman also of Thurman, Ia for public intoxication.

A juvenile male was also transported to the Sheriff's Office with charges. 


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/13/2017

 On August 13, 2017, at approximately 1422 hrs, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol with a traffic stop on
 Interstate 29 near the 6 mile marker.  The vehicle was stopped for multiple traffic violations.

 A narcotics K9 was deployed on the vehicle and a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $230,000.00.

 The driver, Javier Romero-Ochoa, age 33 of Kansas City, Kansas was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute over 5 kilograms of Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony,
 Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid License.  Romero-Ocoha is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $100,000.00 cash bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/09/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the late night hours of August 9, 2017 Deputies were called for a reckless and suspicious vehicle around 300th Avenue in Hamburg, Iowa. Upon arrival Deputies conducted a traffic with 19 year old Dustin Perry of Hamburg.

During the traffic stop Perry was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $300.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/08/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the late night hours of August 8, 2017 the Fremont County K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Highway 59.

The defendant, 23 year old Diego Miguel Juaquin of Red Oak, Iowa was arrested for possession of controlled substance 2nd offense and traffic offenses.

Diego was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $1000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
08/01/2017

On August 1, 2017, at approximately 1429hrs, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a one-vehicle accident involving a skid loader near the intersection of 370th Ave and 200th Street, near Farragut, Iowa.

Deputies determined Timothy Henry Shirley, age 56 of Thurman, Iowa, was operating a John Deere 333D Compact Track Loader, removing trees from a ditch located southwest of the intersection on 370th Ave.  The skid loader overturned coming to rest with its cab facing down, near the bottom of the ditch.

Upon arrival of rescue personnel, they found Shirley deceased inside the enclosed cab of the loader.

An exact cause of death is unknown at this time. Deputies are awaiting results of an autopsy. The skid loader was not damaged. A safety lap belt was in use, however seatbelts were not in use.

Farragut Fire and Rescue, Shenandoah Fire and Rescue and the Fremont County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/21/2017


On July 21, 2017, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received calls from Farragut that several campers and at least one home had been entered during the overnight hours.
It appears that the campers and the house were all unlocked. It appears that medication was taken from the house, that was occupied at the time and food from the campers.

Please lock your house and take the keys out of your vehicles and keep them locked.

If you have any information about the burglaries please contact the Fremont County Sheriff's Office at 712-374-2424.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/12/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on July 12, 2017 Deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office had been conducting an investigation of sexual assault.
Upon completion of their investigation Deputies arrested 74 year old David Dyke of Shenandoah, Iowa. Dyke was arrested for sexual assault and burglary 1st Degree

Dyke was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held without bond awaiting Magistrate Appearance.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/09/2017

On July 9, 2017, at approximately 2122 hrs, Deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit investigated a report of several vehicles at the Plum Creek Spillway
located at 142nd Ave and Plum Creek Road.  During the investigation, a K9 was deployed and indicated to the presence of controlled substances in a 2004
Jeep parked on the roadway in the area.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies observed several items of drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  The driver, Daniel Stephen Kruger, age 18 of
Council Bluffs was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Kruger was released on $300 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/08/2017

On July 8, 2017, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Hamburg landing of the Nishnabota River for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Deputies allege that Melvin Benny Jurey, age 39 of Hamburg assaulted a family member while floating in a tube on the river between Riverton and Hamburg. 
Jurey was also found to have two previous Domestic Abuse convictions.

Jurey was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault 3rd Offense a Class D Felony. Jurey was released on $5000 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/07/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of July 7, 2017 the Fremont County K-9 Unit arrested 54 year old Karen Arlene Green of Shenandoah, Iowa.

Green was wanted in connection with the illegal sales of controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Green was arrested without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $50,000.00 cash bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
07/05/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the late night hours of July 4, 2017 Deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 35 year old
Barbra Lea Johnson of Shenandoah, Iowa

Johnson was arrested after an investigation was conducted into the illegal sales of methamphetamine . Johnson was transported to the Fremont
County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $50,000.00 cash only bond.

Deputies were assisted by the Fremont County K-9 Unit.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/28/2017

RYAN NELSON, age 22, Sidney, IA

On June 27, 2017, Ryan Nelson, age 22 of Sidney, was arrested for Theft 2nd, in connection to the possession of a stolen motor vehicle on June 19, 2017.
Deputies made contact with Nelson, who was in possession of a motor vehicle that had been stolen out of Nebraska City, Nebraska earlier that day.

A warrant was issued for Nelson and he was arrested on June 27, 2017, without incident.

Nelson is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

DOC HOLLIDAY age 64, Helenville, WI

On June 28, 2017, Deputies arrested Doc Holliday, AKA Patrick Dunbar, age 64 of Helenville, WI, formally of Sidney, IA, for Operating Without Owner’s Consent.
Deputies received a report that Holliday was seen operating a vehicle by a family member of the owner. Deputies allege that Holliday took the vehicle from,
and later returned the vehicle to the Tabor City Park, without the owner’s consent.

Holliday is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 bond

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/24/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the late hours of June 23, 2017 Deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Waubonsie Avenue near Bartlett, Iowa.

As a result of that traffic stop 28 year old Christopher Ryan Brammer of Council Bluffs, Iowa was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and possession of controlled substance.

Brammer was transported to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and is being held on $2000.00 bond.

Deputies were assisted by Fremont County K9 Unit and Tabor Police.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/21/2017

The Fremont County Sheriff s Office is reporting the arrest of Alexander Matthew Crook age 20, of Hamburg, Iowa.

On June 21, 2017, Crook was arrested for Reckless Driving after a Fremont County Deputy was notified that there was a video that had been posted on
social media of Crook in Hamburg, driving an older minivan doing cookies around the Main Street flagpole and driving extremely fast and attempting to
power slide the van by the library.


Crook was booked into the Fremont County Sheriff s Office and released after an appearance with the Fremont County Magistrate.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/12/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports the arrest of 24 year old Shelby Lynn Ross and 35 year old Dustin Eugene Kalkas both of Shenandoah.

In the late night hours June 18, 2017 Deputies of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant in the 1000 block of W Lowell Avenue in Shenandoah. during the
execution of the search warrant, Deputies found numerous pieces of stolen property from Fremont, Montgomery, Page County and the City of Shenandoah

Ross and Kalkas were both charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where they are being held  on $5000.00 cash bond.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Shenandoah PD. The investigation is ongoing with more charges pending.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/12/2017

On June 12, 2017, at approximately 2122hrs, deputies were called to the Hamburg City Park for a report of a disturbance.  The caller Jeremy Rhoades, age 18 of Hamburg
reported several juveniles were trying to fight him and his girlfriend.  Rhoades reported the other parties left the area prior to law enforcement arrival.

While deputies were investigating the disturbance, they were called back to the location by another caller, who advised Rhoades damaged their vehicle and assaulted them.

Deputies determined Rhoades struck the caller’s vehicle with his own vehicle, and then began striking the side of the vehicle with an unknown object, causing damage.
Rhoades then struck the caller, causing injury.

It was determined the victim was not involved in the first disturbance.

Rhoades was arrested for Assault Causing Bodily Injury and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree.

The original disturbance is still under investigation.

Rhoades is being held without bail at the Fremont County Jail.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
06/06/2017


On June 6, 2017 at 6:40 AM the Fremont County Sheriff s Office received a call that there was an individual outside of his vehicle on Waubonsie Avenue
in Bartlett talking to himself and waving his arms.

When deputies arrived on scene they found Donald Scott Baker, 45 years old, of Osceola, Missouri parked on private property without permission.
After speaking with Baker, it was determined that he was wanted out of Tama County, Iowa on a Probation Violation warrant.

Baker was arrested without incident and transported to the Fremont County Jail waiting for transport to back to Tama County on a $5000.00 cash only bond .

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
05/18/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the morning of May 18, 2017 deputies of the the Fremont County Sheriff's Office stopped a car in Randolph for a traffic violation.

During the course of the stop a K9 was deployed and indicated to the presence of narcotics. As a result, 56 year old Michael Landon of Sidney, Iowa was arrested for felony
possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of prescription medication.

Landon was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on $6000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
05/05/2017

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 1919 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 1998 Ford F150 for speeding in the 2400 Block of Hwy 59 East of Riverton.

The driver, Logan Last, age 19 of Shubert Nebraska, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a handgun by a felon.

Last is being held at the Fremont County jail on $5000 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
05/03/2017

On May 3, 2017, at approximately 1511hrs, Fremont County Deputies were called to the intersection of Hwy 2 and 211th Avenue, Percival, Iowa for a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries.

Crystal Anderson, age 47 of Hamburg, Iowa was operating a 2001 Chevy Silverado west bound on Hwy 2.  Hannah Boehm, age 24 of Elkhorn, Nebraska was operating a 2002 Chevy Tahoe, and
attempting to turn to make a left turn from 211th Avenue onto Hwy 2.  Boehm’s vision was blocked by a semi tuning on to 211th Ave, and Boehm entered the intersection, colliding with Anderson’s vehicle.

Anderson was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, by Percival Rescue.

Boehm was uninjured and a passenger in Boehm’s vehicle was treated and released on the scene by EMS providers.

The Iowa State Patrol and Percival and Sidney Fire and Rescue Departments assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

This is the third injury accident at that intersection since February 28, 2017.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/30/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 2:45 am on April 30, 2017, the Fremont County K-9 Unit attempted to stop a BMW driven by 26 year old Erik Kreifels
of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Kreifels attempted to elude deputies near Farragut traveling at speeds over 115 mph. Deputies pursued Kreifels into the 3900 block
of Highway 2 before Kreifels lost control of his vehicle, spinning out of control and sliding into a field.

Kreifels was arrested at the scene of the crash without incident. No injuries were reported at the time of the arrest. Kreifels was transported to the Fremont County
Law Enforcement Center being charged with OWI 2nd Offense, reckless driving, failure to maintain control and other traffic violations. Kreifels was later released
on $2300.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/22/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning of April 22, 2017, the Fremont County K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop North of Farragut on 370th Avenue, The driver
of the truck was 19 year old Max Mitchell of Farragut, Iowa

During the course of the stop Mitchell along with passenger, 18 year old Gabrielle Baxter of Loveland, Colorado, were found to be in possession of multiple bags of marijuana
and drug paraphernalia.

Mitchell and Baxter were both arrested without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center. Mitchell was charged with possession with the intent to
deliver, while Baxter was charged with conspiracy to deliver. Both carried a bond of $5000.00.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty


FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/14/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on April 14, 2017 around 10:30 pm the Fremont County K-9 Unit tried to conduct a traffic stop with a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by 37 year old
Dilip Kumar Agniotri of Overland Park, Kansas

At that time Dilip tried to evade deputies running speeds upwards of 100 mph. Deputies pursued the vehicle into Missouri where they were able to bring the vehicle to a stop around
the 115 mm of Interstate 29.Dilip was cited for the traffic violations committed in Iowa and turned over to Atchison County Authorities.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Rockport Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Atchison County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/08/2017


The Fremont County Sheriff s Office is reporting the arrest of Kristian Lucas Mann age 18, of Keizer, Oregon.

Mann was arrested after a Fremont County Deputy was called to the 17-mile marker of Interstate 29 for a vehicle parked in a interstate turn around.

When the Deputy arrived on scene he found three subjects sleeping in vehicle parked in the median and after further investigation it was determined that
Mann possessed , Ecstasy, LSD and drug paraphernalia. Mann also had a felony warrant out of Oregon.

The driver and the passenger were released after the investigation and Mann is being held in the Fremont County Jail on $150,300.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/06/2017

On April 6th, 2017, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Haughton, age 22 of Hamburg on a warrant for violation of probation. 

This is Haughton’s third recent arrest by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Haughton was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on 03/12/2017, and Violation of a
No Contact Order on March 18th, 2017.  Haughton was released on his previous charges from jail on April 1, 2017.

Haughton is being held without bond pending court proceedings.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/06/2017

On April 6th, 2017 deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 1800 block of Hwy 59, North of Shenandoah, at approximately 0840hrs for a report of a possibly
intoxicated female who had entered a business at the location.

Deputies arrested Skylar Lair, age 25 of Randolph for Public Intoxication and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Lair is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $1,300.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
04/05/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 3:00 am on April 5th, 2017 the Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop near Thurman, Iowa with a Rafael Petitphait of Omaha, Nebraska.

During the course of the stop Rafael was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and carrying a weapon.

Petitphait was arrested and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on a $1300.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/23/2017

SHERIFF Kevin Aistrope is proud to announce the K9 "Judge" has been awarded a ballistic vest from Vested Interest in K9's Inc. K9 "Judge" is a three year old Belgian Malinois/Shepherd mix.
"Judge" has been on the road in Fremont County and helping surrounding counties for the past two years.

On behalf of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to vested interest in K9's Inc. for their support to Law Enforcement and our four legged partners.

 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office K9 Judge to get body armor 

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office K9 Judge will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Judge’s vest
will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department
”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. 


Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement
and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged
K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars.
All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with
expired vests, are eligible to participate.
 

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.
There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in
K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at
www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
 

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/19/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 19, 2017 the Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of Washington St in Hamburg, Iowa.

As a result of that stop 18 year old Trace Miller and 18 year old Dakota Hanika both of Nebraska City, Ne. were arrested for possession of controlled substance.

Both subjects were transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and released after posting bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/19/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 19, 2017 deputies tried to conduct a stop on a vehicle for speeding. As Deputies turned around on the vehicle to conduct the traffic stop,
the vehicle pulled into a near by parking lot.

At the time the subject, indentified as 33 year old Ryan Keasey of Hamburg, Ia., fled on foot to elude deputies. Keasey was found a short time later hiding in a tractor trailer near
his truck.

Keasey was arrested and taken to Fremont County Law Enforcement Center for interference with official acts. Keasey was released from jail after posting bond.

The Fremont County K9 unit assisted in the arrest.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/17/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 17, 2017 the Fremont county K9 Unit was conducting a narcotics investigation in Hamburg, Iowa.

As a result of that investigation 20 year old Brayden Murrison of Beatrice, Nebraska was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance and possession
of a controlled substance.

Murrison was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on $6000.00 bond.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/17/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 17, 2017 at around 2:45 am, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 3027 300th Avenue, outside Hamburg, for a
subject pounding on the residents door and side of the house.

Upon arrival the subject attempted to hide from deputies. The K-9 unit then deployed one of their K-9s and a short time later the subject was located and apprehended on the
property by the K-9 without incident.

The subject was identified as 24 year old Steven Thomas Shane of Shenandoah. Shane was arrested and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center. Shane was
charged with 2 counts of violating a protection order and is currently being held without bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/14/2017

On March 13, 2017, Fremont County authorities received confirmation that Brock Jay Wichman, age 21, had been arrested in Fremont, Nebraska on a Fremont County, Iowa warrant.

Wichman has been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, causing a minor to engage in a sex act, a Class C Felony.

The charge stems from an investigation initiated by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in August and September of 2016.

Deputies were assisted by the Nebraska City Police Department, Fremont, Nebraska Police Department, and the United States Marshall Service.

Wichman is being held at the Fremont County Jail without bond, pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/9/2017

On 03/09/2017 at approximately 1644hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to Sidney Foods in Sidney, for a report of a theft in progress.  Callers advised that a male and female
were observed stealing items from the store and when confronted fled on foot into a nearby trailer park.  Witnesses advised the male was possibly seen running in a field in the area.

Deputies located Laura Vaughn age 43 of Bedford, Iowa near the intersection of Clay and Nebraska Streets.  Vaughn had in her possession items stolen from the store.

A K9 was deployed in the area of the of the trailer park located in the 2000 block of Illinois Street, however the male party was not located at that time.

After a subsequent search, the male, Casey Lee Baker, age 37 of Bedford, Iowa was found hiding in a trailer home in the area.

Vaughn was arrested for Theft 5th and Interference with Official Acts, and is being held of $600 bond.

Baker was arrested for Theft 5th and Interference with Official Acts and is being held on a $600 bond.

Baker was also found to have a warrant for his arrest from the State of Wisconsin and is being held on no-bond as a Fugitive from Justice.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/5/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 5, 2017, at 0024hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of 195th Ave and
Hwy 2 in Fremont County.

During the stop, K9 Roby was deployed on the vehicle, and alerted to the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun concealed inside the vehicle.

The driver, Gina Campbell, age 29 of Bellingham Washington, was placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a traffic offense.

Other charges are pending.  Campbell was released on $1,300.00 bond.

K9 Roby was put in service with the Sheriff’s Office on 02/28/2017.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
3/4/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on March 4, 2017 at 2112hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of Maple Street and Foote Street in Sidney.

During the stop, deputies observed drug paraphernalia in plain-view inside the vehicle.

The driver, Crystal Brayman, age 33 of Sidney, was placed under arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Brayman was released on $300.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/18/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 12:30 am on February 18, 2017, the Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop with a sedan at the intersection of 195th Avenue and 220th Street
near Percival, Iowa. During the course of the stop Deputies arrested 19 year old Taylor Murdock of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Murdock was arrested for possession of a controlled 1st offense.

Murdock was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center. Murdock is being held on $1000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/13/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 6:30 pm on February 13, 2017, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the Motel 6. The caller reported that a male was expressing violent
behavior inside the Motel 6 wielding a hammer causing unreasonable distress to patrons and staff. A short time later, while Deputies were enroute to the scene, the communications center received another
911 call of the same subject.

Upon arrival of the deputies, Sheriff Aistrope reports the subject was ordered to surrender the hammer, The subject, identified as 22 year old Darrion Jones of South Dakota, became combative and tried to flee the deputies.
the deputies deployed a taser that Darion pulled from his body and ran across the street to Sapp Brothers. Deputies were able to apprehend Jones inside Sapp Brothers after Jones had jumped behind the counter.

Darrion was arrested for two counts of assault on a peace officer, two counts of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts causing bodily injury.

Jones was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $3600.00 cash bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty


FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/13/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that in the early morning hours of February 13, 2017 the Fremont County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Tabor City limits for a report of suspicious activity.

Upon further investigation Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 275 in front of Casey's in Tabor, Iowa. During the traffic stop Deputies summoned the assistance of the Fremont County K9 Unit.

As a result of the assistance 35 year old David Joseph Jay of Glenwood, Iowa was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of butane hash oil (DABS),
unlawful possession of prescription medication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jay was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on $14,300.00 cash bond.

Fremont County Deputies were assisted by Mills County K9 Unit and Shenandoah K9 Unit.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/10/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on February 10, 2017 around 9:00 pm, Deputies were called to 3027 300th Ave outside of Hamburg for a disturbance.

Upon arrival Deputies conducted an investigation into an assault that had occurred. After further investigation of the incident, Deputies arrested 22 year old
Jacob Duerfeldt of Farragut, Iowa for sexual abuse/assault 3rd degree on a juvenile.

Duerfeldt was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is being held on $10,000.00 cash bond.

The case is still under investigation with no release of the juvenile's name.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/9/2017

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Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 3:16 am this morning (February 9, 2017), the Fremont County K9 Unit was called to assist Mills County Sheriff's Office in the area
of 55489 295th Street by Silver City to track a suspect that had fled from a burglary scene. Mills County Deputies had set up a perimeter to try and keep the suspect contained.
Upon  arrival the K9 Unit was deployed. The Fremont County K9 tracked for approximately 1.25 miles through timber, fields and creek beds before locating 37 year old
Jeremy Erickson
of Malvern, Iowa. Erickson was given commands to surrender and started to flee from the K9 Unit. Erickson was tackled and apprehended by the K9 a short
distance later. Erikson then decided to surrender without further incident. Minor injuries were reported by Erickson, and he was checked by medical staff on scene. Erickson is
currently being held in the Mills County Jail with several charges. The Mills county Sheriff's Office is still investigating this incident.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/8/2017
 

  On February 6, 2016, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen from Sidney about a possible scam that happened on Facebook. During the course
of the investigation it appears that the victim received a friend request from someone she was already friends with. The scammer posing as the friend, even with pictures and
information from that friend, said that she could receive extra government benefits if she clicked a link. It appears that the link opened up her phone so it could be downloaded
remotely. The victim gave some information to the scammer but became nervous and did not give any financial or vital personal information.

    If you receive a friend request from someone that is already on your Friends List do not accept the request and contact the person you know to make them aware of the
hacking. If you notify Facebook they can disable the fraudulent account.  

    Always be wary of any offers you receive from the internet. There are numerous scams going on at this time from counterfeit checks for payments of things being
sold online and including individuals posing as Publishers Clearing House.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
2/3/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on February 3, 2017 the Fremont county K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the 7 mile marker I-29.

During the course of the 24 year old Marvin Monroe and 48 year old Kimberly Freeman both of Omaha, Nebraska, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Both parties were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement where they are currently being held on $1000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
1/17/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning hours of January 17, 2017, Deputies conducted an investigation into the illegal distribution of methamphetamine
in Sidney, Iowa.

As a result of this investigation a traffic stop was conducted on 44 year old Crystal Green-Creek and 47 year old Cal Creek II both of Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Deputies continued their investigation at the traffic stop which led to the arrest of both Crystal and Cal. Crystal and Cal were found to be in possession of methamphetamine,
marijuana, numerous pieces of paraphernalia and drug currency.

Both were arrested without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center with charges of delivery of methamphetamine. Both are being held on $100,000.00 bond.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
1/15/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that around 6:37 pm Saturday Evening (January 14, 2017) the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Hamburg Fire & Rescue responded
to a vehicle accident at Bluff Road and E Street in Hamburg.

Upon arrival, 24 year old Salvador Manuel Martinez was found unresponsive inside his 2007 Dodge Charger. Martinez was traveling Southbound on Bluff Road when
he lost control of his vehicle and entered into the Hamburg City Pool hitting the pool wall. When Martinez hit the wall of the pool it forced his vehicle to roll, Martinez
was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Martinez was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident is still under investigation. Deputies state that high speeds were a factor in this accident.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE
1/4/2017

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports that on the early morning of January 4, 2017 deputies stopped 27 year old Jeffrey Sizemore of Millington, Tennessee for a traffic violation.

During the course of the traffic stop deputies found Sizemore to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, and
dangerous weapons. Sizemore also had multiple warrants from out of state.

Sizemore was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center and is awaiting his initial appearance.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty