Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff

Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on 275th Street in Ridgeway May 19, at 6:33 p.m., for an assault. The victim had already left the scene by private vehicle to receive medical care. 18-year-old Haley Stinson was arrested and transported to Winneshiek County Jail for serious misdemeanor domestic abuse assault – injury or mental illness, 1st degree.

Andre Richards, age 35, of Calmar, was involved in a single vehicle rollover May 18 at 12:51 a.m on Conover Road, and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for operating while under the influence, 2nd offense. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, and the Calmar Fire Department assisted with putting out the fire. There were no serious injuries sustained in the accident.  

Montgomery Burgess, age 19, of Cresco, was cited for following too close following an accident May 13 on Highway 9 East. Investigating officers report the Burgess vehicle and a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Shane Riehle of Fort Atkinson were both westbound on Highway 9 when Burgess’s vehicle struck the rear of the Riehle vehicle. Damages totaled $10,000 to the vehicle Burgess was driving and $15,000 to the vehicle driven by Riehle. No injuries were reported.

Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident May 16 on Highway 9 East. A vehicle driven by 65-year-old David Kimber of Decorah was traveling westbound on Highway 9. The weather conditions were rainy and dark. Kimber attempted to make a u-turn on Highway 9. After looking in his mirror, the driver saw the headlights of a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Gary Kolsrud of West Union, who also was westbound on Highway 9. Kolsrud braked, but did not have enough time to come to a complete stop, and the vehicles collided. Kimber was cited for making an unsafe turn, failure to give signal. A backseat passenger in Kolsrud’s vehicle, 43-year-old Benjamin Marting of West Union, was checked out by WinnMed ambulance and transported to the WinnMed Emergency Room. The injured passenger had complaints of pain in his shoulder/neck area. Damages totaled $1,000 to Kimber’s vehicle and $5,000 to Kolsrud’s vehicle. 

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