Winneshiek Releases

By: News Release
May 30th, 2018



Date: 5/28/2018
Time: 7 PM
Incident/Charge: Aggravated Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief
Location: Highway 9 in Madison Township

Person: Ronald Still
Address: Ridgeway, Iowa
Age: 33

Incident Details: Deputies were called to a residence near Ridgeway. Upon arriving to the residence, property was scattered throughout the yard and driveway. Ronald Still was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Date: 5/27/2018
Time: 10:06 PM
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence 2nd Offense
Location: River Road in Decorah Township

Person: Gary Rausch
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 60

Incident Details: Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on River Road near 260th Street. A vehicle was found in the ditch and the driver Gary Rausch refused medical treatment. Rausch was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for operating while under the influence.

Date: 5/26/2018
Time: 9:21 PM
Incident/Charge: Willful Injury – Causing Bodily Injury
Location: Castalia, Iowa

Person: Brandon Brown
Address: Elkader, Iowa
Age: 35

Incident Details: Deputies responded to a fight in progress at a residence in Castalia. Brown was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Date: 5/27/2018
Time: 4:16 PM
Incident/Charge: 5 arrested for Public Intoxication
Location: Cattle Creek Road in Bluffton Township

Person: Randall Rau
Address: Oelwein, Iowa
Age: 52

Person: Timothy Wright
Address: Oelwein, Iowa
Age: 50

Person: Jolene Wright
Address: Oelwein, Iowa
Age: 44

Person: Rachel Wright
Address: Oelwein, Iowa
Age: 21

Person: Nicole Wright
Address: Oelwein, Iowa
Age: 18

Incident Details: After several reports of some individuals kayaking the Upper Iowa River and possibly in distress the Decorah Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DNR responded with Winneshiek County Deputies to the Upper Iowa River in Bluffton Township to assist. All above listed were arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail for public intoxication.

Date: 5/27/2018
Time: 5:10 AM
Incident/Charge: Two counts of Assault
Location: Ossian, Iowa

Person: Jorge Cardona
Address: Ossian, Iowa
Age: 23

Incident Details: Deputies responded to a fight in progress on Main Street in Ossian. Cardona was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail for assault on two individuals.

Date: 5/26/2018
Time: 4:11 PM
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence
Location: West Ravine Road in Bluffton Township

Person: Phillip Mashek
Address: Cresco, Iowa
Age: 23

Incident Details: Deputies responded to a one vehicle on its side in the ditch on West Ravine Road. Phillip Mashek was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for operating while under the influence. No injuries were reported.

Date: 5/26/2018
Time: 2:56 PM
Location: Town Line Road in Madison Township
Total Property Damage: $15,000

Driver: Amber Cole
Address: Shell Rock, Iowa
Age: 22
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Edge

Accident Details: Cole was eastbound on Town Line Road and crossed the center line, lost control, entered the north ditch rolling the vehicle several times and coming to a rest on its top. Cole was transported by ambulance to Winneshiek Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The Iowa State Patrol cited Cole for failure to maintain control. The accident remains under investigation and other charges pending. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Decorah Fire Department and Winneshiek Medical Center.


Date: 5/26/2018
Time: 2:36 PM
Location: Canoe Ridge Road & River Road in Pleasant Township
Total Property Damage: $500

Driver: Timothy Morris
Address: Onalaska, Wisconsin
Age: 57
Vehicle: 2001 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Accident Details: Morris was eastbound on Canoe Ridge Road, lost control where the pavement turned to gravel and entered the ditch and overturned. The female passenger was thrown from the motorcycle which required ambulance transportation to Winneshiek Medical Center. This accident remains under investigation and charges pending.



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