Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff and the Decorah Police

Winneshiek County Sheriff

Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident Nov. 25 at 5:54 p.m., on County Road B16 in Spillville. The driver, Richard Nance, age 72, of Cresco, was injured and transported by ambulance. Iowa DCI lab results were received, and subsequently, Nance was charged with operating while under the influence, 2nd offense.

Decorah Police

Decorah Police conducted a traffic stop Dec. 10 at approximately 3:07 a.m., on a vehicle in on Highway 9 east of Old Stage Rd. While conducting a thorough investigation, Officers were granted consent to search the vehicle. The occupants exited the vehicle and checked for weapons prior to waiting in the patrol vehicles. During the weapon search, the female occupant had concealed apparent drug paraphernalia that was discovered by an officer and confirmed by the female occupant. Additionally, the female occupant consented to officers searching a small bag that was in her possession. Located in that bag were additional items of drug paraphernalia and multiple controlled substances. The controlled substances located were methamphetamine (crystal/liquid), marijuana (raw plant), and marijuana (wax). Subsequently, Tracy Lynn Leuchtemaucher, 32, of Cresco, was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Additional charges were filed for violations of controlled substance violation, a C felony, and possession of controlled substance, marijuana, 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. Leuchtemaucher was transported to the Winneshiek County Jail where she was transferred into jail staff’s custody. The driver was given a citation for driving under suspension. The two males were transported to the Law Enforcement Center to wait for a licensed driver to pick them up. Decorah Police Department was assisted by Winneshiek County Deputies, Winneshiek County Dispatch, and Winneshiek County Jail staff.

Winneshiek County and Decorah law enforcement reports are regularly published in the Public Opinion Newspaper.

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