A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On August 1, 2020, at approximately 2:03 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department investigated a harassment complaint. During the investigation, it was determined the incident had occurred outside the city limits of Marquette and McGregor. The complainant was advised to contact their local law enforcement agency.
On August 1, 2020, at approximately 7:00 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department was notified of a found deceased person, in Marquette. During the preliminary investigation, the person is believed to have passed due to natural causes.
On August 6, 2020, at approximately 6:35 pm, the Mar-Mac Police Department responded to shots fired, in Marquette. During the investigation, it was determined that two dogs were at large, had entered the private party of another, and were displaying vicious behaviors. The property owner discharged a shotgun at the vicious dogs resulting in one of dogs being injured. Derick Ihde, from Marquette, was cited for two counts of Dog At Large (simple misdemeanor).
On August 13, 2020, at approximately 6:52 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department was notified of a vehicle in the Mississippi River, at the City of Marquette’s boat landing underneath the Marquette-Joliet Bridge. Upon arrival, the unoccupied vehicle was completely submerged underwater and believed to be approximate 50 feet away from the shoreline. With the assistance from a local diver, Dan Davies, and Tegeler Wrecker & Crane from Dyersville, Iowa, the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was successfully removed from the bottom of the river with the boat and trailer still attached. The accident remains under investigation by the Mar-Mac Police Department. Responding and assisting on scene was the Prairie du Chien Police Department, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
On August 14, 2020, at approximately 11:54 pm, the Mar-Mac Police Department responded to a residence in Marquette for a disturbance. During the investigation, it was determined a male individual had discovered his significant other with another male. All parties were advised to go their separate ways.
On August 17, 2020, at approximately 9:06 pm, the Mar-Mac Police Department executed an arrest warrant at a residence in rural McGregor. Nolin J. Lang was arrested on a Clayton County warrant for Operating While Under the Influence 1st Offense. On June 27, 2020, at approximately 2:30 am, Lang was involved in a single vehicle property damage accident at the intersection of US Highway 18 and Eagle Drive. Lang displayed clues of impairment. A search warrant for a specimen of Lang’s blood was granted and submitted to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory for analysis. Lang was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
On August 18, 2020, at approximately 10:38 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department investigated a property damage accident on State Highway 76, in rural Harpers Ferry, north of Marquette. A 2018 Ford Focus and a 2010 Toyota Hatchback were traveling south on Highway 76 when rocks fell from the hillside. The Ford Focus ran over one rock causing damage to the undercarriage. The 2010 Toyota collided with a separate rock as it fell, and the rock embedded into the vehicle’s grill. Both vehicles were disabled and towed from the scene.
On August 18, 2020, at approximately 9:33 pm, a Mar-Mac Police Officer heard a vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed. The officer observed the vehicle traveling north on Center Street, in McGregor. The officer pursued the vehicle and found the same vehicle stopped in the roadway on Cemetery Road where a female was observed urinating in the ditch. During the officer’s contact, the officer detected and observed clues of impairment. The driver, a 16-year-old male, participated in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. At the conclusion of the investigation, the 16-year-old male was released to his mother and a complaint and affidavit was filed with Juvenile Court accusing the 16-year-old male of Operating While Under the Influence 1st Offense.
On August 22, 2020, at approximately 12:09 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit and run accident that occurred on the Marquette-Joliet Bridge, in rural Prairie du Chien. The suspect vehicle was discovered in Marquette. During the investigation, the driver displayed clues of impairment. A search warrant to obtain a specimen of the person’s blood was applied for and granted. The blood specimen was submitted to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory for analysis. The results are pending.
On August 24, 2020, at approximately 11:42 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department investigated a hit and run accident on State Highway 76, rural Harpers Ferry, north of Marquette. A 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south when a gray or dark colored Ford truck crossed the center line and sideswiped the 2017 Dodge. The Ford truck failed to stop and continued north on Highway 76. If anyone has information pertaining to his accident, please call the Mar-Mac Police Department at (563) 873-2500.
On August 30, 2020, at approximately 11:00 am, the Mar-Mac Police Department investigated a vehicle versus motorcycle property damage accident at the intersection of Main and 7th Street, in McGregor. A 2018 Subaru, driven by Jan E. Harvey, from Fairfield, was traveling north on 7th Street. A 2013 Harley Davidson was traveling west on Main Street. The 2018 Subaru failed to obey the stop sign and entered the intersection at the same time as the Harley Davidson. The operator of the Harley Davidson was able to avoid collision with the Subaru by putting the motorcycle down. Harvey was cited for Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way.
On August 31, 2020, at approximately 12:38 pm, the Mar-Mac Police Department responded to a one vehicle property damage accident involving a semi on State Highway 76, rural Harpers Ferry, north of Marquette. Preliminary investigation determined one of the semi’s tires had left the roadway causing the driver to overcorrect resulting in the semi to collide with the embankment to the hillside. The accident is under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.
AUGUST 2020 STATISTICAL SUMMARY
Abandoned Vehicle – 1
Accidents – 4
Alarms – 2
Animal Complaint – 4
Assist Other Agencies – 13
Attempt to Locate – 4
Check Business/Residence – 2
Check Welfare – 4
Citizen Contact – 3
Death Investigation – 1
Disabled Vehicle – 4
Dog at Large – 4
Extra Patrol Requests – 8
Fraud/Forgery – 1
Harassment – 2
Juvenile Matter – 2
Noise Complaint – 1
Parking Complaint – 4
Parking Enforcement – 3
Property Found/Lost/Returned – 5
Psychiatric/Suicidal Person – 1
Search Warrant – 1
Suspicious Activity – 2
Traffic Complaint – 6
Traffic Hazard/Debris – 4
Traffic Stops – 85
Train Complaint – 2
Transient/Vagrancy – 4
Wanted Person – 1
Arrests – 5
Complaint and Affidavits – 5
Traffic Citations – 28
Traffic Warning/Equipment Repair Orders – 31