The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Decorah Police Department with a disturbance call June 29 at 8:30 p.m. that led to a search warrant at a resident on Heivly Street in Decorah. As a result, Kelly Wassell, 37, of Decorah, was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for interference with official acts and assault on a deputy. The Decorah Police Department filed additional narcotics charges. This is an ongoing investigation, with additional charges pending.
Jeremy Snell, 40, of Decorah, was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail June 27 on an arrest warrant for aggravated misdemeanor harassment 1st degree, threaten forcible felony.
Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to a two-vehicle collision June 25 at the residence of 2193 360th Street, rural Decorah. A vehicle driven by Kortni O’Connell, 18, of Decorah, was eastbound on 360th Street, and a vehicle driven by Colton Heit, age 16, of Lime Springs, was re-entering the roadway of 360th Street from a private driveway. Due to large trees on either side of the driveway, Heit’s said his vision was obscured. His vehicle entered the roadway, causing him to collide with O’Connell’s vehicle. Damages totaled $4,000 to Heit’s 2008 Ford pickup and $8,000 to O’Connell’s 2015 Nissan Altima.
Lee Egen, 21, of Marion, was cited for failure to maintain control following an accident June 24 on 333rd Avenue. Kendall Curtis of Cresco discovered the vehicle in his farm field and reported it to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigating officers report Egen was southbound on Highway 139 when his vehicle began to skid and turn sideways on a slight curve. The vehicle went off the roadway into the farm field. It appeared the vehicle rolled end over end, coming to rest behind a row of trees. The trunk and engine bay of the vehicle were crushed, and the roof was slightly caved in. The vehicle was reported as a total loss. Damages totaled $10,000 to Egen’s 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix and $1,000 to Curtis’s field crop.
Deputies responded to a call June 28 at 10:12 a.m. from a male subject walking on Sand Road outside of Ossian, requesting transport. Nathan Ereinke, 25, of New Albin, was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail on an arrest warrant for violation of probation. He also was charged with two counts d felony possession of controlled substance, 3rd of subsequent (methamphetamine and marijuana).
Christopher Jensen, 38, of Decorah, was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail on an arrest warrant for violation of probation. He was transported from the Fayette County Jail on June 28.
A motorcycle operated by 49-year-old Travis McIntyre of Eldorado was traveling west on Old Stage Road near 143rd Ave. As the motorcycle began to pass another vehicle, it hit a deer running out of the north ditch. The motorcycle then hit the shoulder and tipped over, causing the driver to fall. McIntyre was cited for no valid driver’s license, registration violation, and failure to provide proof of financial liability. An estimated $8,000 in damages was reported to the motorcycle.