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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Case: SO18000047
Date: 2/14/2018
Time: 4 pm
Incident/Charge: Serious Misdemeanor O.W.I. 1st Offense, 2 Counts of Serious Misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug, and Serious Misdemeanor Possession of Methamphetamine.
Location: Highway 52 near Decorah
Person: Chelsea Lynn Hartley
Address: Fredericksburg, Iowa
Age: 38
Incident Details: Chelsea L. Hartley was arrested by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Case: SO18000046
Date: 2/14/2018
Time: 12:11 am
Incident/Charge: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine Third or Subsequent Offense and Serious Misdemeanor Driving While License Denied or Revoked
Location: North Mill Street, Decorah, Iowa
Person: Harold Allen Jacobson
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 42
Incident Details: Harold A. Jacobson was arrested by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Case: SO18000040
Date: 2/10/2018
Time: 12:30 am
Incident/Charge: Felony Domestic Abuse Assault
Location: 223rd Avenue North of Decorah
Person: Amber Elizabeth Pambin
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 34
Incident Details: Amber E. Pambin was arrested by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Case: SO18000041
Date: 2/10/2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: 1798 Old Stage Road, Decorah
Incident/Charge: Serious Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Person: Mohamedrashid Hassan Mohamed
Address: Postville, Iowa
Age: 23
Incident/Charge: Serious Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Person: Mohamed Salman Abdi
Address: Postville, Iowa
Age: 21

Incident/Charge: Serious Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Second Offense
Person: Igal Ayanle
Address: Postville, Iowa
Age: 25

Incident/Charge: Serious Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Person: Dimbil Abdi
Address: Postville, Iowa
Age: 23

Incident Details: The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received a report of four males sitting in their vehicle smoking marijuana. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office arrested the four males and transported them to the Winneshiek County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Decorah Police Department.

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