Press Release Week of Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

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On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at approximately 4:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christopher John Kearns, 37, of Hazleton.  Kearns was charged with Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor), Interference with Official Acts (simple misdemeanor), and was cited for Unsafe Approach to Emergency Vehicle and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1100 blk Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) north of Hazleton.

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On Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at approximately 2:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Trevor Carl Christopherson, 30, of Cedar Rapids.  Christopherson was charged with Driving While License Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), second offence Possession of Controlled substance (aggravated misdemeanor), Carrying Weapons (aggravated misdemeanor), first offense Operating While Intoxicated/Impaired (serious misdemeanor), Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor), Failure to Have SR22 Insurance (simple misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  He was also cited for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1900 blk Third Avenue SE in Independence.

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On Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nicole Leanne Burgos, 26, of Oelwein.  Burgos was arrested on active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Forgery (class D felony) and Forgery (aggravated misdemeanor) filed by the Independence Police Department and Jesup Police Department in different cases.  Burgos was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail.

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On Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joe William Detweiler, 19, of Hazleton.  Detweiler was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor) and Fifth Degree Theft (simple misdemeanor).  This arrest was made in the 1500 blk Fairbank-Amish Blvd.

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On Thursday, January 02, 2020 at approximately 3:45 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christina Marie Mehmen, 35, of Evansdale.  Mehmen was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail.

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On Thursday, January 02, 2020 at approximately 9:40 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew Lee Johnson, 42, of Independence.  Johnson was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear.  This arrest was made in the 100 blk E Dubuque Street in Quasqueton.

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On Friday, January 03, 2020 at approximately 6:05 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1400 blk 120th Street.  According to the investigation, a 2005 Toyota Sienna operated by Javier Macias Lara of Marshalltown was traveling westbound on 120th Street when he lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled onto its side.  Only minor injuries were reported.  This accident remains under investigation.  The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Fairbank Fire Department and Ambulance Service.

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On Friday, January 03, 2020 at approximately 10:05 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeremy James Thibadeau, 33, of Manchester, and Mary Florence Pirtle, 66, of Lamont.  Thibadeau was charged with third or subsequent offense Possession of Controlled Substance (class D felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and Interference with Official Acts (simple misdemeanor).  Thibadeau was also arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Delaware County.  Pirtle was charged with first offense Possession of Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  These arrests were made in the 600 blk Bush Street in Lamont.

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On Saturday, January 04, 2020 at approximately 8:15 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jessica Marie Pirtle, 24, of Lamont.  Pirtle was charged with second offense Possession of Controlled Substance (aggravated misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  This arrest was made in the 600 blk Bush Street in Lamont.

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On Saturday, January 04, 2020 at approximately 4:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 17-year-old juvenile, charging him with Assault Causing Bodily Injury (serious misdemeanor) and two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor).  The juvenile was released to parents/guardians and will be referred to Juvenile Court Services in this matter.  This arrest was made in the 2500 blk Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd.