County Releases

By: News Release
Jul 6th, 2017

On June 18, 2017 at 7:24pm, Clayton County Deputies along with the Guttenberg Police Department were dispatched to a driving complaint in the City of Guttenberg. Clayton County Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Deputies made contact with 29 year old Andrew Pierce of Guttenberg. Deputies observed signs of impairment and further testing was conducted. Upon further investigation, Pierce was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated -3rd Offense.

 

On June 22, 2017 at 11:14pm, Clayton County Deputies were dispatched to the Great River road near McGregor for a vehicle parked in the northbound lane facing southbound. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with 31 year old William Welacha of New Glarus, WI. Deputies observed signs of impairment while speaking with Welacha and also observed marijuana in plain view of the vehicle. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested Welacha for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense and possession of marijuana 3rd offense. Welacha was transported to the Clayton County Jail pending an appearance in magistrate court.

 

On June 23, 2017 at 2:15pm, Clayton County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Domino Road and Washington Street in Volga. During the stop, Deputies requested the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office K9 to assist on the traffic stop. Fayette County K9 Immo indicated to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle, where Deputies located a methamphetamine paraphernalia. As a result of the investigation, Deputies charged 51 year old Debra Sweet of Guttenberg with possession of drug paraphernalia. Sweet will appear in court at a later date.

 

On June 24, 2017 at 11:38am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a car vs. deer accident on Highway 52 south of Garnavillo. Upon further investigation it was determined that Clara Burchett of Dubuque was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox when she struck a deer causing $8,000 damage. No injuries were reported.

 

On June 24, 2017 at 2:02pm, Clayton County Deputies responded to a motorcycle accident on the Great River Road near Keystone Road. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Peter Zwart of Albert Lea, MN was operating a 2002 Honda Motorcycle when he passed a vehicle. Upon re-entering his lane of traffic, the motorcycle hit loose gravel and sand in the roadway causing him to lose control causing $1,500 damage. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MarMac Ambulance and Garnavillo EMS.

 

On June 26, 2017, Clayton County Deputies took custody of 21 year old Trevor Moon from the Linn County Jail on a Clayton County Warrant for pre-trial violation. Moon was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he is being held without bond.

 

On June 27, 2017 at 11:52am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Clayton Road near 215th Street. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Brianna Miller of Garnavillo was operating a 2003 Buick Century when she lost control and entered the ditch causing $5,000 damage. No injuries were reported. Miller was cited for failure to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Garnavillo Fire and EMS and the Guttenberg Ambulance.

 

On June 27, 2017 at 10:23pm, Clayton County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Colesburg Road near 360th Street. Upon further investigation, Deputies located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Deputies arrested 19 year old Paul Beversdorf of Colesburg. Beversdorf was transported to the Clayton County Jail pending an appearance in magistrate court.

 

On June 28, 2017, 24 year old Joel Tootell turned himself into the Clayton County Jail on a Clayton County Warrant for Probation Violation. Tootell remains in jail on no bond.

 

On June 29, 2017 at 7:14pm, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a non-compliant sex offender living at 20757 Abbey Road. Deputies responded to the address and made contact with 29 year old Lucas Hertrampf. Upon further investigation, Hertrampf was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with sex offender registry violation.

 

On July 1, 2017, Clayton County Deputies arrested 44 year old Michael Werges of Marquette on a Clayton County Warrant for failure to appear. Werges was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he posted a cash bond.

 

On July 3, 2017 at 5:15pm, Clayton County Deputies along with the Monona Police Department were dispatched to a driving complaint on Pleasant Ridge Road near Suttle Creek Road. The Monona Police Department located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Upon further investigation it was determined that 77 year old Spencer Lonetree of Postville was impaired. Deputies arrested Lonetree for Operating while intoxicated.

 

On July 5, 2017 at 2:30am, Clayton County Deputies responded to a suspicious person who was burning property in the City of Volga. Deputies made contact with the reporting party and obtained suspect information. At approximately 6:30am, Deputies were dispatched back to the City of Volga for a trespassing complaint. Deputies located 54 year old Rodney Mohning of Volga. Mohning was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with Criminal Mischief-5th Degree and trespassing.



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