Two search warrants were executed July 31 at 3:20 p.m. in Ossian. The warrants were executed at residences on East Main Street and Lydia Street as part of ongoing investigations by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. As a result, a fourth subject was charged. Alisha Colsch, 27, of Ossian, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges pending.
Ella Willey, 18, of Ossian, was cited for failure to maintain control following an accident Aug. 1 on Iowa Highway 24 near Fort Atkinson. Winneshiek Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle colliding with a guardrail of the bridge at 2848 Highway 24, Fort Atkinson. The driver was reportedly reaching down for her cell phone when she side-swiped the side of the guardrail. There were $3,000 in damages reported to Willey’s 2012 Mazda SUV, and $1,000 in damages to the bridge in Fort Atkinson.
Winneshiek Sheriff’s Office investigated an accident Aug. 1 on the Pole Line Road. Raymond Swatek, 69, of Cresco, was westbound on Pole Line Road near 3401 Pole Line Road when he reportedly lost control, entering the south ditch and striking a power pole. The driver was ejected from the vehicle, and he was airlifted by Gundersen Air Care and transported to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis. Damages totaled $5,000 to the 1998 Dodge Ram pickup.
Bryce Hoyme, 30, of Decorah, was cited for failure to maintain control following an accident on Old Stage Road July 28. The report stated Hoyme’s 2007 GMC truck was eastbound when the driver claimed to lose control, entering the north ditch at around midnight. The ditch was steep with a small creek bed at the bottom. The vehicle struck several trees before the left front struck the creek bed, causing significant damage. The front left wheel of the vehicle was sheared off. Damages totaled $15,000.
Winneshiek Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident July 29 on North Winn Road. Chloe Murray, 16, of Mabel, Minn., was driving a 2008 Nissan SUV southbound on North Winn Road when she left the roadway on the west gravel shoulder and over-corrected to the left, causing her to lose control. The vehicle skidded across the centerline and into the east ditch. The vehicle then rolled approximately three times, coming to rest on the east ditch on the driver’s side. The driver and a juvenile passenger, also from Mabel, Minn., were able to crawl out of the vehicle through the passenger side door. Damages totaled $4,000 to the vehicle. Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to WinnMed emergency room for suspected minor injuries.