Law enforcement reports

Winneshiek Sheriff

Vladislav Tavyanskyy, 24, of Waukon, was cited for failure to maintain control following an accident April 30 on Clay Hill Road. The driver was southbound on Clay Hill Road and driving too fast for conditions. He failed to maintain control and left the roadway, striking a guard rail and partially overturning the vehicle. The driver complained of thumb pain, but denied medical treatment. Damages totaled $5,000 to his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and $2,000 to the bridge guard rail. 

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received a report Saturday, May 11, at 2:48 a.m. from an individual stating his vehicle was in the ditch on the Middle Calmar Road and Townline Road. Upon arrival, investigating officers found no one was present. The front driver’s airbag had deployed, and it appeared the vehicle was traveling east on Townline Road and missed a turn, driving straight off the road to the east. The vehicle had driven over an underground cable sign. The next day, the driver of the vehicle contacted the investigating officer, and said she was not familiar with an automatic vehicle and had lost control. Emily Oyloe, 42, of Decorah, was subsequently cited for failure to maintain control. Damages totaled $3,000 to her 2008 Subaru Forester and $100 to Northwestern Bell’s underground cable sign.

A Winneshiek County Deputy was northbound on State Highway 52 near 311th Street at 4:54 pm. May 11, and observed a black motorcycle that appeared to be traveling at a high speed of 84 in a 55-mph zone. A traffic stop was initiated, but the motorcycle fled from the deputy at high rates of speed. A short time later, the Winneshiek County Deputy discontinued the pursuit due to safety concerns. Later, a Howard County Deputy located the motorcycle traveling on Pole Line Road and Highway 9. Howard County also attempted a traffic stop, but 45-year-old John Hasty of Superior, Wis., continued to elude law enforcement. Over the next couple hours deputies continued to look for the motorcycle. Howard County deputies located the motorcycle and subject at the Super 8 Motel in Cresco. The investigation led to an arrest warrant for Hasty as well as a search warrant. Hasty was arrested on D felony eluding and reckless driving and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this case by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.

Travis McIntyre, 49, of Eldorado, was served an arrest warrant at the Winneshiek County Courthouse May 7 for violation of no contact/protective order-contempt. He was transported to Winneshiek County Jail.

Decorah Police

Decorah Police Department arrested 47-year-old Kelly Jon Bachelder of Decorah May 10 on an arrest warrant for two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a class D felony. The arrest warrant was the result of an investigation that began in June of 2022. Class D felonies are punishable by confinement of up to five years, and a fine of up to $10,000.

Decorah Police received a report of an alleged child abuse from the Department of Health and Human Services May 8. After investigation, Samantha Jones, 36, of Decorah, was charged and arrested for child endangerment causing bodily injury and Jess Slaughter, age 36, of Decorah, was charged with child endangerment. The Decorah Police Department was assisted by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office.

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