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



Fremont County Sheriff
Press Release 

(5/14/2024-6/4/2024)

On May 14, 2024, deputies arrested Jay Charles Covert, age 20 of Sidney, Iowa for Probation Violation.  He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

               J Covert


On May 18, 2024, deputies arrested Isaac Calvin Hayes, age 37 of Farragut, Iowa for Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts.  He plead guilty and was sentenced to 3 days in jail.

                I Hayes


On May 20, 2024, deputies arrested Megan Lynn Rasmussen, age 38 of Randolph, Iowa for Probation Violation.  She was released on her own recognizance.

        M Rasmussen


On May 22, 2024, deputies arrested Patrick Michael Neal, age 59 of Hamburg Iowa for Sexual Abuse 2nd Offense and Lascivious Acts with a Child.  He is being held on a $35,000 cash/surety bond.

                P Neal


On May 23, 2024, deputies arrested Isaac Calvin Hayes, age 37 of Farragut, Iowa for a Page County Warrant.  He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

              I Hayes


On May 23, 2024, deputies arrested Tyler Cash Bain, age 41 of Stuart, Nebraska for Probation Violation.  He is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

                T Bain


On May 23, 2024, deputies arrested Michelle Lynn Chapman, age 53 of Thurman, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense.  She was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

            M Chapman


On May 25, 2024, deputies arrested April Charlene Borys age 54 of Omaha, Nebraska for Probation Violation.  She was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

              A Borys


On May 26, 2024, deputies arrested Chad Alan Sjulin, age 52 of Hamburg, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

             C Sjulin


On May 30, 2024, deputies arrested Brooke Marie Johnson, age 29 of Shelby, Iowa for Failure to Appear for three separate Fremont County court cases. She is being held on a $2,000 cash bond and a $10,000 cash/surety bond and a $5,000 cash/surety bond.

            B Johnson 


On May 30, 2024, deputies arrested Kayla Marie Craig, age 24 of Grove City, Ohio for Probation Violation.  She was sentenced to the Residential Correctional Facility.

               K Craig


On May 30, 2024, deputies arrested Chance Wayne Lucas, age 34 of Harlan, Iowa for Failure to Appear in Court.  He was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

              C Lucas


On June 2, 2024, deputies arrested Lawrence Dale Buckalew, age 71 of Hamburg, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense. was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

            L Buckalew


On June 4, 2024, deputies arrested Christopher Dowvell Clark, age 37 of Arlington, Texas for Public Intoxication.  He plead guilty and was released on time served.

              C Clark

 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Sidney, Iowa
 

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

 

 

 


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 

 May 11, 2024

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:

On May 10, 2024, at approximately 1008 hrs, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a bank robbery that occurred at the First Interstate Bank in Hamburg, Iowa.

At approximately 1000hrs, a white male entered the bank, demanded money, and left the scene on a white Harley Davidson Motorcycle with black saddle bags.

The vehicle was last seen southbound on Hwy 275 near the Iowa/Missouri state line.

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

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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

 


Fremont County Sheriff
Press Release 

(04/30/2024-05/10/2024)  

On April 30, 2024, deputies arrested David Allan Thompson, age 42 of Hamburg, Iowa for Domestic Abuse 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $300 bond.

          D Thompson


On May 2, 2024, deputies arrested Beau Doyne Oliver, age 34 of Sidney, Iowa for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  He was released after posting a $5,000 cash/surety bond.

               B Oliver


On May 3, 2024, deputies arrested Philip Keith Penney, age 63 of Percival, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

              P Penney


On May 4, 2024, deputies arrested David Allen Holste, age 53 of Clarinda, Iowa for Driving Under Suspension.  He was released after posting a $566.25 cash bond.

              D Holste


On May 4, 2024, deputies arrested Joseph Timothy Rezek, age 40 of Bellevue, Nebraska for OWI 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

             J Rezek


On May 7, 2024, deputies arrested Dennis Clifford Erickson, age 52 of Sidney, Iowa for Domestic Abuse 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

           D Erickson


On May 7, 2024, deputies arrested Jason Nathaniel Crews, age 25 of Council Bluffs, Iowa for Domestic Abuse 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $300 bond.

              J Crews


On May 8, 2024, deputies arrested Ryan Carl Nelson, age 29 of Sidney, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense in connection with a 03/05/2024 traffic stop.  He was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

             R Nelson


On May 10, 2024, deputies arrested Chrissy Lee Farnsworth, age 57 of Sidney, Iowa for Violation of Probation.  She was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

           C Farnsworth


On May 10, 2024, deputies arrested Denell Renae Greene, age 55 of Farragut, Iowa for OWI 1st Offense.  She was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 

 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 April 30, 2024


  In 2022, 35% of Iowa's fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.
  Cinco de Mayo is a day to enjoy Mexican culture with themed food
  and drink. GTSB is partnering with law enforcement to spread the   
  message, “Designate Before You Celebrate”. If you’re going to
  indulge in alcohol on May 5, plan a sober driver or use a ride share
  service. 
  Also in 2023, 45% of Iowa's traffic fatalities were unbelted. That
  translates to 123 lives. GTSB is partnering with law enforcement across
  the state May 20-June 2, to remind people. Click It, Don’t Risk It.


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 April 28, 2024
 (04/21/2024-04/27/2024)


On April 21, 2024, deputies arrested Barbara Ann Shryock, age 49 of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Danny Joe Fallin, age 68 of Leon, Iowa for Trespassing and Child Endangerment. Lydia Michelle Wittwer age 21 of Riverton, Iowa was arrested for Child Endangerment.

Deputies were called to an address in Riverton for trespassers attempting to live in a house they did not own that was scheduled for demolition.  Deputies allege that a search of the home uncovered a bucket of human waste, soiled diapers, and children’s toys.

Deputies allege that Shyrock and Fallin were living in the home and Wittwer was living nearby but allowing her small child access to the home.  The child was found in an unsanitary condition and taken into protective custody by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Shyrock and Fallin are being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 cash/surety bond.  Wittwer was released after posting a $2,000 surety bond.
      
  
         B Shryock                               D Fallin                              L Wittwer


On April 24, 2024, deputies arrested Andrew Thomas Cowan, age 31 of Malvern for Possession of Marijuana 1st
Offense, OWI 1st Offense, and Carrying a Weapon While Intoxicated.

At approximately 0348hrs, Deputies were called to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 275 and 110th street near Tabor.  Deputies allege that Cowan was southbound on Main Street in Tabor and left the roadway striking the ditch at the intersection with 110th Street.  Cowan was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and a firearm.  Tabor Fire and Rescue assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

Cowen was released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.


              A Cowan


On April 22, 2024, deputies arrested Anthony Lee Moyer, age 61 of Sidney, for Assault with intent to Commit Sexual Abuse.  It is alleged that on 04/08/2023, Moyer was at a Fremont County business and made sexual comments to the victim as well as pulled on her clothing, struck her buttocks, and kissing her without consent.  Moyer was released after posting a $2,000 surety bond.

              A Moyer


On April 22, 2024, deputies arrested Timothy Mark Gardner, age 63 of Hamburg, for Operating without Owner’s Consent.  Deputies were called to the 2800 block of Bluff Road near Hamburg for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was later located at the city park.  Deputies were able to identify a suspect through surveillance footage, and Gardner was arrested at his residence.  Gardner is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 cash/surety bond
.
             T Gardner


On April 22, 2024, deputies arrested Cassandra Sue Evans, age 31 of Glenwood, Iowa, near the intersection of 330th Ave and 170th St for OWI 2nd Offense.  She was released after posting a $2,000 cash/surety bond.

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Evans
 


On April 23, 2024, deputies arrested Jason Daniel Matthew, age 35 of Minot, North Dakota in the 2000 block of Hwy 2 for a felony warrant out of North Dakota. He is being held at the Fremont County Jail without bond, pending extradition to North Dakota.

            J Matthew


On April 23, 2024, deputies arrested Trista Lee Bensley, age 20 of Des Moines, Iowa for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Deputies were called to Cubby’s near Percival for a reported shoplifter.  The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 29 near the Pottawattamie County line by the Iowa State Patrol.  A search by deputies uncovered drug paraphernalia.  The Fremont County Magistrate dismissed the case without prejudice, and she was released pending further charges.

             T Bensley


On April 20, 2024, deputies were called to the 600 block of West Street in Tabor for a report of a party where minors were drinking and damaging a neighbor’s property.  Prior to the deputies’ arrival, a suspect, Lane Allan Harris, age 19 of Sidney, fled the scene with another person.  The investigation was turned over to the Tabor Police Department for further charges.
Deputies later received a call that several males were in a truck stop near Percival, Iowa and told employees that they were running from the police.  Deputies contacted the males and Harris was arrested for Possession of Alcohol by a person under the legal age and released with a court date.  On 04/23/2024, Harris was arrested for an active Fremont County warrant for Violation of Probation.  He was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond. Fremont County Deputies later issued four juvenile citations for Possession of Alcohol by a minor.

              L Harris

 


On April 24, 2024, deputies with assistance from the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Matthew Jeffrey Barnes, age 51 and Serena Ann Scott, age 51 of Omaha, Nebraska in the 2300 block of Hwy 2.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a non-plated vehicle.  During the traffic stop, Fremont County K9 Storm was deployed, and a search of the vehicle uncovered approximately 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine.  Barnes was also found to have a felony warrant for his arrest out of Douglas County, Nebraska.
Bares was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute over 5 grams, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Fugitive from Justice.  He is being held on a $100,000 cash/surety bond on the Fremont County charges and without bond on the Nebraska warrant.
Scott was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Scott is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $1,000 cash/surety bond.
   
              M Barnes                                 S Scott


On April 27, 2024, deputies arrested Hunter James Williams, age 21 of Witter, Arkansas for OWI 1st Offense.  Williams was released on a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

           H Williams

 


On April 27, 2024, deputies arrested Jessica Lee Guthrie, age 45 of Hamburg, Iowa in the 1100 block of Argyle St, in Hamburg.  Deputies were called to a report of a reckless driver entering Hamburg on Bluff Road.  Deputies located the vehicle parked at a residence in Hamburg and located Guthrie unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  Deputies allege Guthrie woke and then attempted to flee into her home on foot.  After a brief struggle, Guthrie was placed under arrest for OWI 2nd Offense, Driving while Suspended and Interference with Official Acts.  She was released after posting a $2,000 cash/surety bond.

            J Guthrie


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 April 18, 2024
 (03/31/2024-04/14/2024) 


On March 31, 2024, deputies arrested Joslyn Grace Shum, age 18 of Shenandoah for Driving Under Suspension.  She was released on a $566.25 cash bond.

                 J Shrum


On April 1, 2024, deputies arrested Derek Alan Miller, age 29 of Raritan, Illinois for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense and OWI 1st Offense.  He was released on a $2,000 surety bond.


On April 2, 2024, deputies arrested Devin Lee Carnes, age 18 of Clarinda for Driving While Revoked.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.  He was already released on bond for his arrest on a previous arrest on the same charge on 03/28/2024.

              D Carnes


On April 2, 2024, deputies arrested Joseph Troy Smith, age 22 of Hamburg for an active out of county warrant.  He was extradited to an out of state agency.
 


On April 3, 2024, deputies arrested Christopher Isaac Miller, age 29 of Randolph for OWI 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony.  Deputies were called to the area of 310th Ave and 120th Street near Randolph for a one-vehicle accident.  Miller was arrested at the scene.  He was released on his own recognizance after his initial appearance with an Iowa Fourth Judicial District Court Magistrate.

               C Miller


On April 6, 2024, deputies arrested Austin James Wallace, age 21 of Randolph, for OWI 1st Offense.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

                A Wallace


On April 8, 2024, deputies arrested Casey Lynn Stienike, age 40 of Omaha, Nebraska for OWI 1st Offense.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.
 


On April 9, 2024, deputies arrested Randall Eric Crawford, age 42 of Sidney, for Violation of Probation. He was released on a $2,000 surety bond.

           R Crawford


On April 9, 2024, deputies arrested Yameli Castillo, age 24 of Omaha, Nebraska for Domestic Assault w/ Intent.  She was released on $2,000 surety bond.

             Y Castillo


On April 11, 2024, deputies arrested Lee Alfred Miles, age 47 of Tabor for Driving Under Suspension and Interference with Official Acts.  He plead guilty to Driving Under Suspension and was fined $400 and not guilty to Interference and was released on $300 bond.

              L Miles


On April 14, 2024, deputies arrested Patricia Anne Trosper, age 38 of Hamburg for Domestic Abuse Assault 1st Offense.  She was released on her own recognizance by the Fremont County Magistrate.

              P Trosper


On April 14, 2024, deputies arrested Charles Raymond Smith, age 43 of Falls City, Nebraska for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fugitive From Justice.  He is being held on a $1,000 surety bond and a $50,000 cash bond out of Nemaha County, Kansas.

               C Smith


On April 14, 2024, Deputies arrested Jeffrey Dale Hankins, age 41 of Malvern, for Two Counts of Violation of a No Contact Order.  He was released on a $600 cash bond.

             J Hankins   
 


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 March 31, 2024
 (03/01/2024-03/29/2024)


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On March 1, 2024, deputies arrested Lisa Allen Sonka, age 58 of Farragut for violation of Probation.  She was released on a $1,000 cash bond.

               L Sonka


On March, 1 2024, deputies arrested Jeffrey Scott Sonka, age 59 of Farragut for Driving While Revoked.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

               J Sonka


On March 3, 2024, deputies arrested Jeremy Charles Faust, age 24 of Thurman for Theft 5th Degree.  He plead guilty and was sentenced to one day in jail.

                J Faust


On March 3, 2024, deputies arrested Dale Clark Thummel, age 62 of Thurman for Domestic Abuse With Bodily Injury and Obstructing Emergency Communications.  He was released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.  The County Attorney’s Office dismissed the case.

             D Thummel


On March 5, 2024, deputies arrested Jesse Matthew Calabretto, age 43 of Omaha Nebraska, Reckless Use of Fire.  It is alleged that on 02/28/2024, Calabretto set fire on a property he managed on Plum Creek Road, and then left the area.  The fire spread onto an adjoining property, burning approximately 130 acres, requiring all seven Fremont County Fire Departments to respond.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

          J Calabretto


On March 8, 2024, deputies arrested Rusty Lynn Arnold, age 37 of Omaha, Nebraska, for OWI 1st Offense.  She was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

              R Arnold


On March 8, 2024, deputies arrested Shaunna Jaylynn Stanton, age 56 of Hamburg, for OWI 1st Offense. She was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

           S Stanton


On March 8, 2024, deputies arrested Bradley Daniel Kucera, age 41 of Blue Springs, Missouri for OWI 2nd Offense, and Eluding.  He was released on $2,000, 10% through the court.

              B Kucera 


On March 8, 2024, deputies arrested Caleb Jordan Enin, age 29 of Farragut, Iowa for Driving Under Suspension.  He was released on $566.25 bond.

               C Enin


On March 14, 2024, deputies arrested Gary Lynn Runyon, age 51 of Coin, Iowa for Driving While Barred.  He was released on $2,000 surety bond.

               G Runyon


On March 15, 2024, deputies arrested Justin William Wake, age 42 of Randolph, Iowa for an outside agency warrant.  He was released on $2,500 cash bond.

              J Wake

 


On March 21, 2024, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a search warrant on a residence in the 800 block of Clay Street in Sidney.  Deputies discovered a small marijuana grow, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.  Deputies arrested Dawson Thomas Michael Barnes, age 23 of Sidney for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, Keeping a Premises for the Use of Controlled Substances.  Barnes was released on $5,000 surety bond.

              D Barnes

On March 22, 2024, deputies arrested Shaun Michael Webber, age 35 of Shenandoah, Iowa for Violation of Probation.  He was released on 03/28/2024, on time served.

              S Webber


On March 23, 2024, deputies arrested Kaneya Sade Kelly, age 25 of Omaha, Nebraska for an outside agency warrant.  She was released on $2,000 cash bond.

               K Kelly


On March 25, 2024, deputies arrested Ryan Carl Nelson, age 29 of Sidney, Iowa for Child Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was released on $2,000 surety bond.  More charges are pending.

              R Nelson


On March 27, 2024, deputies assisted by the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Amber Lynn Franke, age 41 of Auburn, Nebraska near the intersection of Main Street and D Street in Hamburg for 2 counts of Child Endangerment, OWI 1st Offense, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was released after posting a $2,000 surety bond.

              A Franke


On March 27, 2024, deputies arrested Enrique Roy Aldana age, 46 of Nebraska City, Nebraska, for Theft 2nd Degree.  On 03/06/2024, a Hamburg resident reported a trailer valued at over $6,000 stolen from a business on Main Street.  Surveillance footage showed Aldana and an unknown male, stealing the trailer.  An arrest warrant was issued for Aldana, and he was arrested in Otoe County, Nebraska and extradited to Iowa.  Aldana was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond.
The trailer has not been located.  Deputies are still trying to identify the coconspirator in this case.  Anyone with information or who recently purchased a trailer from Aldana are asked to contact the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

               E Aldana


On March 27, 2024, deputies arrested Devin Lee Carnes, age 18 of Clarinda, Iowa for Driving while Revoked.  He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

              D Carnes


On March 27, 2024, deputies arrested Devin Levi Head, age 35 of Shenandoah, Iowa for Driving Under Suspension.  He plead guilty and was sentenced to 1 day in jail.

                D Head


On March 29, 2024, deputies arrested Teresa Lourdes Johansen, age 37 of Council Bluffs, Iowa on a Fremont County warrant for Eluding.  She was released on a $5,000 surety bond.

             T Johansen
 


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 March 28, 2024 

    In a 2023 GTSB State Fair survey of over 1,450 Iowans, 51% admitted
   to always or sometimes driving with a cell phone in hand. Based on the     number of registered drivers in Iowa, that translates to over 1.2 million       distracted drivers. Law enforcement is cracking down on distracted 
   driving. In 2023, over 9,000 drivers were issued citations for illegal use
   of an electronic device while driving compared to 1,438 in   2022. *

    GTSB is partnering with law enforcement across Iowa April 1-8, to     
   remind   people...No One is a Good Distracted Driver. This
   Enforcement effort occurs during April, which is National Distracted     
   Driving Awareness Month.

    In the last several months we have had several major accidents that     
   have occurred in Fremont County due to distracted driving,

    
   
    We are also going to be doing projects for impaired driving. So far in 2024 we have arrested twelve intoxicated drivers.  

    The deputies will also be looking for speeding, seatbelt and other general enforcement violations.

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
   


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 March 5, 2024

     Sidney, Iowa – On March 4, 2024, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call that an incident had happened at a grain bin site at 2922 120th Street, Tabor, Ia.

 

     It appears that Robert Wayne Smith, Age 94, was helping in a bin unloading soybeans while running a grain vacuum. Smith’s son was out moving the semi that they were loading. When the son came back to the bin Robert was found under the beans.

 

     Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and is being sent to the State Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny to determine the cause of death.

 

Tabor Fire and Rescue was assisted at the scene by Randolph Fire and Sidney Fire and Rescue

 

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 February 28, 2024

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE.  

      With milder weather we will be doing projects with the Iowa State Patrol with the intent of seat belt enforcement. During the projects we will be enforcing general traffic enforcement and looking for s impaired drivers. In the year 23-24 we have had a total of six traffic deaths and six serious injury accidents. Fremont County has had a higher percentage of unbelted traffic deaths per capita, of small counties in Iowa.  

 

     We will also be looking for distracted divers. Not just texting or on the phones, but other things that distract, like eating and drinking and not paying attention to the road, to animals in drivers’ laps.


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
  


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 February 26, 2024
 (02/21/2024-02/25/2024)


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On February 21, 2024, deputies arrested Jonathan Jay Adkisson, age 20 of Sidney, Iowa for Reckless Driving in the 800 Block of Clay Street, Sidney.  He was released on a $300 cash bond.

               J Adkisson


On February 21, 2024, deputies arrested Elijah Storm Baldwin, age 23 of Lincoln, Nebraska, for violation of Probation.  He was arrested in Nebraska and extradited to Iowa.  He was released on a $2,000 cash bond.

         E Baldwin


On February 22, 2024, deputies arrested Michael James Johnson, age 52 of Malvern, Iowa at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office for a warrant for OWI 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was released on a $1,300 surety bond.

        M Johnson


On February 22, 2024, deputies arrested Timothy Clayton Mccollum, age 51 of Coin, Iowa, in the 800 block of Fremont Street, near Shenandoah.  Mccollum was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Open Container.  He was released after posting a $5,000 surety bond.

           T Mccollum

On February 24, 2024, deputies arrested Dewight Eugene Binau, age 45 of Sidney, Iowa for Assault on an Officer, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts at the corner of Webster and Illinois Streets in Sidney.  Sidney Rescue assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office on the call.  Binau is being held on a $1,000 surety bond.

          D Binau

On 02/25/2024, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Adam Glen Woodruff of Nebraska City, Nebraska in the 1900 block of Hwy 2.  Woodruff was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He is being held on a $5,000 surety bond.

         A Woodruff
 


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 February 16, 2024
 (01/24/2024-02/14/2024)

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On January 24, 2024, deputies arrested Tasha Denise Beale, age 45 of Franklin, Virginia at the Fremont County Jail.  Beale, who was in jail related to an incident that occurred on 01/20/2024, was arrested for Assault with Injury on correctional officer.  It is alleged that Beale assaulted a Sheriff’s Office employee, causing minor injury.  She was being held on $7,000 cash/surety bond on the initial incident and $2,000 cash bond on the second incident. Beale  was released on 02/15/2024 on time served after a plea of guilty
 

              T Beale


On January 26, 2024, deputies with the assistance of the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Aimee Kay Wright, age 38 of Nebraska City, Nebraska on Interstate 29.  Wright was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methenamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was released on bond.

              A Wright


On January 27, 2024, deputies arrested Violet Ruth Campbell, age 46 of Tarkio, Missouri on 250th street, for Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense.  She was released on bond.

           V Campbell


On January 27, 2024, deputies arrested Michael Jerry Thorne age 52 of Omaha, Nebraska, in the 3500 block of Hwy 2, for Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense.  He was released on bond.

            M Thorne


On January 30, 2024, deputies arrested Briana Chyenne Lloyd, age 27 of Randolph at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Probation.  She was released on bond.

             B Lloyd


On February 5, 2024, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit arrested Joshua Joel Moses, age 47 of Clarinda, Iowa, on Hwy 2 for Child Endangerment, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).  He was released on bond.

              J Moses


On February 13, 2024 deputies with assistance of the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Robert Alan Herzberg, age 45 of Bedford, Iowa and Samantha Danielle Hull, age 34 of Coin, Iowa, near the intersection of Hwy 2 and Bluff Road.  Herzberg was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Prescription drugs.  Hull was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Prescription drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Deputies recovered approximately 3lbs of suspected marijuana, and items that field-tested positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine.  Herzberg and Hull were both released on a $5,000 cash/surety bond.
    
           R Herzberg                               S Hull


On February 13, 2024, deputies arrested Paul Clinten Bolton, age 54 of Glenwood, Iowa on Plum Creek Road, for Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, (methamphetamine).  He was released after posting a $5,000 cash/surety bond.

             P Bolton


On February 14, 2024, deputies arrested Clayton Todd Donelson, age 50 of Council Bluffs, Iowa on Interstate 29.  Donelson was arrested for OWI 1st Offense.  He was released on a cash bond.
          

            C Donelson


On February 14, 2024 deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit, arrested Brett Michael Parrott, age 30, of Sidney, Iowa on Hwy 2 near Sidney.  Parrott was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was released on a $1,000 cash bond.

             B Parrott
 


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 February 2, 2024

UPDATE  01/31/2024 Press Release Below
The victim has been identified as Steven Clark Lustgraaf, age 59 of Coin, Iowa.

 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 31, 2024

  On January 31, 2024, at approximately 0015 hrs, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a report of an occupied structure fire at a detached garage in the 100 block of Clay Street, Farragut, Iowa. Witnesses advised an individual had entered the structure and had not been observed exiting.

  After extinguishing the fire, responders conducted a search of the structure and human remains were located.  The identity is being withheld pending notification.

  Farragut Fire, Shenandoah Fire and Rescue, Essex Fire, Riverton Fire, Sidney Fire, Hamburg Fire, Randolph Fire, Tabor Fire, and Thurman Fire all responded to the call with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

  The Iowa Department of Public Safety Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating the incident.
 
 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 28, 2024

      After the big snowstorm and now with the warmer temperatures please be careful. With the freeze-thaw cycle watch for small patches of ice and slush on the roads. Check your washer fluid to keep your windshields clean and check your headlights. With the road grime on your headlights, it can reduce what you can see and reduce your visibility to other drivers.

      Remember to wear your seat belts. They are your best protection in an accident.
 

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
  


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 26, 2024


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:

On January 25, 2024 at approximately 1806 hrs. a vehicle pedestrian fatality crash occurred near the intersection of Main Street and E Street in Hamburg, Iowa. 

A 77-year-old Hamburg resident was carrying items to his vehicle from a local community center and was struck by a passing vehicle.  The male party was declared deceased at a nearby hospital.


The driver of the vehicle, a 2001 Ford F150 was identified as 77-year-old Nancy Bartles of Rock Port, Missouri.  Bartles was uninjured.

The incident is being investigated by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of the family.  Hamburg Fire and Rescue responded to the call.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


*02/26/2024 Update: 

Willie Donn Thorp age 77 of Hamburg, Iowa was the victim in the Hamburg incident.

The driver, Nancy Bartles, age 77 of Rock Port, Missouri was charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian,
resulting in a person’s death.  Neither speed, alcohol, drugs, nor distracted driving were factors in this case.
 


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 25, 2024

 Sidney School Incident

On January 25, 2024, at approximately 1500hrs, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was alerted of threats made by a student towards other students at the Sidney Community School District.

Deputies learned a student made threatening statements indicating they had an explosive device and had threatened to harm a student.  It is alleged the student also made statements to several other students indicating they had a firearm and threatened to harm classmates.

School officials immediately made contact with the student and simultaneously engaged their lock out procedure and the school safety plan was enacted.

Law enforcement conducted a search and no suspicious devices or weapons were found.

The student was taken to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of Threats of Terrorism.  The student is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs pending further court proceedings.

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 21, 2024
 (01/16/2024-01/20/2024)

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On January 16, 2024, deputies arrested Lynn Marie Ball, age 32 of St. Joseph, Missouri for Lascivious Acts with a Child and Sex Abuse 2nd Degree.  Ball was arrested in connection to an incident that occurred in Sidney in August of 2023.  Ball is being held on $35,000 cash/surety bond.

               L Ball


On January 20, 2024, deputies arrested Tasha Denise Beale, age 45 of Franklin, Virginia near the intersection of 210th Ave and Hwy 2 in rural Percival, Iowa.  Deputies were called to a truck stop for a report of a stabbing.  Deputies learned Beale was involved in a domestic disturbance leading to the victim reporting being stabbed with a set of car keys, causing minor injuries.  Beale was arrested for Domestic Abuse with a Weapon and Going Armed with Intent.  She is being held without bond, pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.

             T Beale


On January 20, 2024, deputies arrested Anthony William Palma, age 19 of Schuyler, Nebraska.  Deputies were called to a physical altercation in Randolph.  The victim reported being lured from his residence and assaulted by Palma. Palma is being held on $2,000 cash/surety bond.

               A Palma


On January 20, 2024, deputies arrested Jeremy James Ramos, age 39 of Tabor, Iowa near the intersection of 110th Street and 120th Street, in rural Tabor.  Ramos was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense.  He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

            J Ramos
 


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 15, 2024


Blizzard Status Report
Between January 11, 2024 and January 15, 2024, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received 151 calls for service, including approximately 120 calls related to the storm, including motorist assists, accidents, and weather-related medical calls.

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 15, 2024
 (01/04/2024-01/10/2024)


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On January 4, 2024, deputies arrested Tia Lashawn Campbell, age 26 of Omaha, Nebraska for an active Fremont County warrant for failure to appear.  She was being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail.  She is being held at the Fremont County Jail on a $10,000 cash/surety warrant as well as an active warrant out of the State of Texas.

         T Campbell


On January 4, 2024, deputies arrested Jonathon Allen Cunningham, age 40 of Omaha was arrested in Hamburg, for:

Keeping a Vehicle for the use of Controlled Substances
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia

He is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 cash/surety bond

        J Cunningham


On January 6, 2024, deputies arrested Mary Ruth Hayes, age 60 of Hamburg, Iowa.  Deputies were called to the Cubby’s Convenience Store in rural Percival for a report of an issue with an employee.  Deputies allege that Hayes, an employee of the business, was observed stealing money from a Salvation Army bucket near the cash register.  It is alleged that Hayes then broke into an office and destroyed a surveillance system in an attempt to hide the reported theft.

Hayes was arrested for:

Burglary 3rd Degree
Criminal Mischief 3 Degree
Two counts of Theft 5th Degree


Hayes was released after posting $5,000 cash/surety bond.

              M Hayes


On January 7, 2024, deputies arrested Jimmie Lee Holman, age 40 of Kansas City, Missouri near the
intersection of Hwy 2 and 210
th Ave in rural Percival.  Holman was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, and Interference with Official Acts.  He is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $6,000 cash bond.

             J Holman


On January 9, 2024 deputies arrested Steven David Schacher, age 59 of Nebraska City, Nebraska.  Schacher was arrested on Interstate 29 near the 6-mile marker for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense. 
He was released on $1,000 cash/surety bond.

           S Schacher


In January 10, 2024, deputies arrested Jospeh Andrew Peeler, age 38 of Hamburg, Iowa for Child Endangerment, causing Serious Injury, a Class C Felony.  Peeler was arrested in connection with a September 2023 investigation into a firework related incident near Farragut, Iowa.

On 09/16/2023 at approximately 2009 hrs, Fremont County received a 911 call of a juvenile who had been injured by a firework at a rural residence near Farragut.
The 11-year-old male was transported with critical injuries to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and then air lifted to a trauma center in Omaha.
Farragut Fire and Rescue, Shenandoah Fire and Rescue, and the Iowa State Patrol were assisted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

Peeler was released after posting a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

            J Peeler


On January 10, 2024, deputies were called to an address in Sidney for a report of a fight in progress.  Deputies allege that Ambriea Rose Chandler, age 31 of Sidney, began arguing with a family household member concerning a missing wedding ring that they alleged Chandler stole, as well as use of food items in the home.  It is alleged that Chandler threw a bowl of chili at the victim, causing pain.  During the incident, another victim reported being stuck in the chest with a food container in November of 2023 by Chandler.  Deputies observed the victim was still bruised from the incident.  Both victims were considered “older victims” by the Iowa code.

Chandler was arrested for two counts of Domestic Abuse causing bodily injury and held without bond pending initial appearance with the Fremont County Magistrate.

On January 11, 2024, Chandler was released from custody on her Own Recognizance at approximately 15:50hrs.

On January 11, 2024, at approximately 1830hrs, Chandler was arrested in Sidney for Two County of Violating a No Contact Order, Tampering with a Witness, and Theft 5th Degree against on an Older Individual.

It is alleged that shortly after being released from custody, Chandler returned to the victim’s residence, returned the stolen property, and asked the victim to drop the domestic abuse charge.  Chandler is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $7,000 cash only bond.

           A Chandler

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 Fremont County Sheriff
 Press Release 
 January 2, 2024


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports:


On January 1, 2024, deputies arrested Daniel Jay Kitchens, age 65 of Thurman, Iowa for Burglary 3rd Degree and Violation of a No Contact Order.  Kitchens is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $10,000 cash/surety bond.

Kitchens was previously released on 12/07/2023 after posting $5,000 cash/surety bond on a charge of Extortion and released on 11/16/2023 after posting $18,000 cash bond for an incident involving the discharge of a firearm during an altercation.

             Kitchens


On January 2, 2024, Justin Kase Moore, age 39 of Council Bluffs, Iowa turned himself into the Fremont County Jail on an active warrant for Eluding.  It is alleged that in July of 2023, Moore lead Fremont and Mills County Deputies in a pursuit while operating a motorcycle on Interstate 29.  The pursuit was terminated upon entering Nebraska and a warrant was issued in the case.  Moore was released after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond.

              Moore
 


 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


END OF YEAR REPORT

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office received 12,003 calls for service in 2023, an increase of 1,193 calls from 2022.

Deputies made 342 arrests in 2023 resulting from 530 criminal charges.  Deputies wrote 458 citations and 766 written warnings during the course of 3,115 traffic stops.

The sheriff's office received reports of 289 motor vehicle accidents, resulting in deputies filing 145 accident reports.

  • Calls for Service.
    • 2023         12,003
    • 2022         10,810
    • 2021         9,069
    • 2020         9,437
  • Arrests
    • 2023         342
    • 2022         323
    • 2021         249
    • 2020         289
  • 2023 Calls for service
    • Accidents             289
    • Accident reports   145
    • Traffic Stops       3,115
    • citations                458
    • written warnings    766
    • Criminal charges   530

 Sheriff Kevin Aistrope 
 Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
 Sidney, Iowa
 

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


 

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