Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

1 hour 40 minutes ago

Date: 6/25/2019
Time: 4:50 p.m.
Incident/Charge: Arrest Warrant for Unserved Jail Time
Location: Winneshiek County Jail
Person: Jonathon Lynn Nelson
Address: Eagle Grove, Iowa
Age: 35
Incident Details: Jonathon Nelson was arrested and held at the Winneshiek County Jail on a Warrant for Unserved Jail Time.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

1 day 19 minutes ago

Case: SO19000086
Date: 6/24/2019
Time: 10:15 p.m.
Incident/Charge: Operating While Under the Influence (Drug Impaired)
Location: 210th Street Near Calmar
Person: Curtis Earl Lacey
Address: Cresco, Iowa
Age: 33
Incident Details: Curtis E. Lacey was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for operating while under the influence.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

2 days 45 minutes ago

Date: 6/24/2019
Time: 4:10 a.m.
Incident/Charge: Public Intoxication
Location: Freeport, Iowa
Person: Jose Cesar Soland-Tello
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 41
Incident Details: Jose Soland-Tello was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail for Public Intoxication.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

2 days 47 minutes ago

Date: 6/22/2019
Time: 2:46 p.m.
Location: County Road W-42
Total Property Damage: $2,500

Driver: Joshua A. Burrett
Address: Waukon, Iowa
Age: 31
Vehicle: 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo

Accident Details: Burrett was northbound on County Road W-42 when he lost control, entered the west ditch, and struck an embankment and gate. Burrett was charged with No Proof of Current Insurance.

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