Madison County Sheriff's Office

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Winterset Police Department want to wish Keegan Oppewall a very happ...
05/29/2021

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Winterset Police Department want to wish Keegan Oppewall a very happy birthday. Keegan’s grandmother baked him a cake, and he asked to her to bake another one for the officers/deputies

Thank you Keegan!

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Winterset Police Department want to wish Keegan Oppewall a very happy birthday. Keegan’s grandmother baked him a cake, and he asked to her to bake another one for the officers/deputies

Thank you Keegan!

There is the potential for severe weather late tonight, into tomorrow. Make sure you stay weather ready and have the lat...
05/27/2021

There is the potential for severe weather late tonight, into tomorrow. Make sure you stay weather ready and have the latest updates on your phone.

There is the potential for severe weather late tonight, into tomorrow. Make sure you stay weather ready and have the latest updates on your phone.

Imagine the money we’d save on tires...
05/01/2021

Imagine the money we’d save on tires...

Imagine the money we’d save on tires...

04/22/2021

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Storm season is approaching! The State of Iowa has migrated to a new “AlertIowa”system. The old system will be shutdown in a few weeks. The new system is app based and can show you specific areas where hazards are occurring. All National Weather Service and Emergency Management alerts will be coming through this system. If you do not have a smart phone, you can use the link below. Email, text, and voice calls are options for users. Notification is important in an emergency, please take the time to download the app or sign up on the website. If you have any questions please reach out to Emergency Management.

https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=MadisonCountyAlerts

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On April 20, 2021 and at around 1pm, Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Iowa State Patrol wi...
04/21/2021

On April 20, 2021 and at around 1pm, Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Iowa State Patrol with a pursuit of a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the Iowa State Patrol. The pursuit started on Interstate 80 in Dallas County and ended in the 1400 block of Tree Line Ct in rural Madison County.

Following the lengthy pursuit that involved several different agencies, Brandon Doerring (31) of Dallas Center was arrested and taken into custody. Doerring who was alone at the time was eventually transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with numerous criminal offenses.

The stolen State Patrol vehicle and a Dallas County patrol vehicle suffered moderate to severe damage during the pursuit and no known injuries were reported.

Timeline Photos
04/13/2021

Timeline Photos

Just a friendly reminder....🔥🔥🔥When you are having a controlled/prescribed burn, please remember to call the Sheriff’s O...
04/04/2021

Just a friendly reminder....🔥🔥🔥

When you are having a controlled/prescribed burn, please remember to call the Sheriff’s Office and let us know!
515-462-3575 ext 8

Thank you!!
Winterset Fire Dept.

Just a friendly reminder....🔥🔥🔥

When you are having a controlled/prescribed burn, please remember to call the Sheriff’s Office and let us know!
515-462-3575 ext 8

Thank you!!
Winterset Fire Dept.

03/23/2021

***In conjunction with the statewide tornado drill, we will be testing the sirens throughout the county tomorrow 3/24 at 11am. ***

Please be aware that it is only a drill. This is also a good time to make sure that you have a home disaster plan. If you need assistance contact Emergency Management or go to ready.gov.

Madison County Sheriff's Office Truro Fire & Rescue St. Charles IA Fire & Rescue Earlham Fire & Rescue

03/17/2021

Don’t count on the luck of the Irish ☘️
#drivesoberorgetpulledover

***ARREST***On March 11, 2021, Deputies with the Madison County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to the 2900 block of 120...
03/12/2021

***ARREST***
On March 11, 2021, Deputies with the Madison County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to the 2900 block of 120th Street for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival Deputies discovered Jacob Berg (22) of Van Meter at the property. After an investigation, Berg was arrested and charged with “Burglary 3rd Degree”, “Theft 5th Degree”, “Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree” and “Arson 3rd Degree”. Once arrested, Berg was transported to the Madison County Jail.

‼️‼️Red Flag Warning for Madison County‼️‼️It is the season for controlled burns. Reminder, if you are having a controll...
03/07/2021

‼️‼️Red Flag Warning for Madison County‼️‼️

It is the season for controlled burns.
Reminder, if you are having a controlled burn, please call the Sheriffs Office 515-462-3575 ext 8 to let us know so we don’t send out the fire department.

‼️‼️Red Flag Warning for Madison County‼️‼️

It is the season for controlled burns.
Reminder, if you are having a controlled burn, please call the Sheriffs Office 515-462-3575 ext 8 to let us know so we don’t send out the fire department.

Timeline Photos
03/01/2021

Timeline Photos

02/26/2021
We need your help

If you know this person, please contact the Winterset Police Dept 515-462-1423

Madison County Attorney’s Office Press Release
02/10/2021

Madison County Attorney’s Office Press Release

Madison County Attorney’s Office Press Release

Thank you Winterset Community Schools! The Madison County Sheriffs Office, Adair County, and Earlham Police Department p...
02/04/2021

Thank you Winterset Community Schools!

The Madison County Sheriffs Office, Adair County, and Earlham Police Department participated in a routine joint training. We appreciate the support and facilities offered by Winterset Community Schools.

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa
01/24/2021

US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

A major winter storm will impact Iowa Monday and Monday night with heavy snowfall over southern and parts of central Iowa. Some uncertainty in the snow amounts remains over central Iowa, especially north of Interstate 80, where amounts may vary greatly over short distances north to south. The snow will be accompanied by brisk winds, causing blowing and drifting snow producing low visibilities in open areas. Travel will be difficult on unplowed roads in the heavy snow areas, even not taking into account low visibilities. The Monday evening commute will be greatly impacted. Travel may need to be postponed or rescheduled. Snow totals will continue to be refined as we further assess the situation. New snow totals will be available around 4 pm this afternoon and again near 4 am Monday morning.

Deputy Sand and Officer Garrison received some home made brownies tonight! Hopefully they share them!!!!! 😂😂Thank you!
01/12/2021

Deputy Sand and Officer Garrison received some home made brownies tonight! Hopefully they share them!!!!! 😂😂Thank you!

Timeline Photos
01/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Every year on Christmas Eve(around midnight), we are swamped with calls of possible burglaries in progress, only to find...
12/24/2020

Every year on Christmas Eve(around midnight), we are swamped with calls of possible burglaries in progress, only to find out it was SANTA the entire time. In an effort to cut down on these calls, we have made a helpful picture to help you decide if you should call us or not.

Merry Christmas from the Madison County Sheriffs Office 🎄🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄

“The Madison County Sheriffs Office would like to congratulate Deputy Sheriff Shay Kofoid on his recent graduation from ...
12/19/2020

“The Madison County Sheriffs Office would like to congratulate Deputy Sheriff Shay Kofoid on his recent graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston. Kofoid formally of Leon, Iowa will begin serving Madison County immediately and we look forward to working with him.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office regrets the passing of Earlham Police Chief Dwight Stearns (Ret). Dwight was a frien...
12/18/2020

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office regrets the passing of Earlham Police Chief Dwight Stearns (Ret). Dwight was a friend, mentor and leader to many people. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office wishes to express condolences to Dwights family, friends, and coworkers.

Thank you for your service to this community. You will be greatly missed by many

From December 18th through January 1st, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the Governor’s Traffic Saf...
12/18/2020

From December 18th through January 1st, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) “Special Traffic Enforcement Period”.

You will see increased Law Enforcement presence on the roadways during this period. Deputies will be out enforcing all traffic laws with an emphasis on seatbelt violations, distracted driving, and impaired driving. Let’s all do our part to make the holidays safe for everyone....Remember: Santa isn’t the only one watching!

GTSB Press Release:
The holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this holiday season to remove impaired drivers from the roads and help save lives. From December 18, 2020 to January 1, 2021, motorists will see an increased presence of law enforcement.

Sadly, the statistics prove that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 10,511 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2018. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2014 to 2018 — one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes in 2018. This is why the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau reminds drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to the holiday festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

A big thanks to brothers Kolt and Kash, the Ohio Future Feeders 4-H and the Clover Buds for the cookies and fruit! The J...
12/14/2020

A big thanks to brothers Kolt and Kash, the Ohio Future Feeders 4-H and the Clover Buds for the cookies and fruit! The Jail staff, Deputies and Officers greatly appreciate it!

WARNING.. On today’s date, a scammer called a Madison County resident claiming to be a law enforcement officer. The call...
12/03/2020

WARNING.. On today’s date, a scammer called a Madison County resident claiming to be a law enforcement officer. The caller told the victim there were outstanding warrants for his arrest due to “unpaid fines”. The scammer explained the only way to clear the warrants up were to send them $900 in cash cards. It is our belief the scammer checked the public records of our victim and knew they had been in trouble in the recent past. They then used that charge to add credibility to their claim.

As always, the scammer can be very convincing and they play off of fear. PLEASE do NOT fall for this. This is not how warrants are taken care of. Please take the time to educate friends and family who may be vulnerable to possibly believing any scam.

Winterset Police Department
11/28/2020

Winterset Police Department

A BIG thank you to Hartman Auction for their donation to “Pack a Patrol Car”. We are blessed to be apart of such an amazing community. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated.
Rebecca Hartman

The Madison County Sheriffs Office & Winterset Police Department would like to thank the community for their overwhelmin...
11/28/2020

The Madison County Sheriffs Office & Winterset Police Department would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support at tonight’s “Pack the Patrol Car” event held in conjunction with the annual “Festival of Lights” celebration. Their toy and monetary donations will allow both offices the ability to provide for the less fortunate this holiday season. Thank you very much.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office!
11/27/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office!

Winterset Police Department
11/18/2020

Winterset Police Department

In lieu of, “Shop with a Cop”, The Winterset Police Department and The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is holding an event called “Pack the Patrol Car”. This is for the safety of all involved.
This event will be held during the Festival of Lights Event, Friday November 27th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Winterset Campground.
Donate a new(unwrapped present), gift card or monetary donation for our “Shop with a Cop” event.
Donations can still be dropped off or mailed to the Sheriff’s Office 1012 N. John Wayne Dr. Winterset, IA 50273
We also have Venmo. @wpd-mcso(look for the thin blue line flag)

Help us “Pack a Patrol Car” to help children and families in need in Madison County have a Very Merry Christmas 🎁🎄
Thank you!!!

Happy Veterans Day to Deputy Sand. Thank you for your service Sir.
11/12/2020

Happy Veterans Day to Deputy Sand. Thank you for your service Sir.

Winterset Police Department
11/12/2020

Winterset Police Department

From the Winterset Police Department, Thank you and Happy Veteran’s Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Winterset Police Department
10/27/2020

Winterset Police Department

The Winterset Police Department and The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is getting ready for our Shop with a Cop Christmas event. While things may look a little different this year, we will not be in stores shopping with the kids, we want to make sure families still have a very Merry Christmas.

If you are able to donate to our event, checks can be mailed to..

The Winterset Police Dept or The Madison County Sheriff’s Office at
1012 N. John Wayne Dr
Winterset, IA 50273

Cash may be dropped off in the front lobby.

Our Venmo is @wpd-mcso look for the blue line flag.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Betsy Snyder
[email protected]
515-468-8636

10/23/2020

Are you missing a bike? One was located at the intersection of Highway 169 and Macksburg Rd. If it’s yours, call and speak with Sergeant Heckstein and we’ll get it back to you.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Sgt. Morgan and to the Des Moines Police Department.
09/18/2020

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Sgt. Morgan and to the Des Moines Police Department.

When a police officer dies, family, friends, fellow officers and the community that they serve share a collective sense of loss. The sudden, unexpected death of Sgt. Joseph Morgan brings us together to reflect on his daily dedication to the safety of our neighborhoods and his fellow officers, as well as his commitment to his family and friends.

Sgt. Morgan began his law enforcement career with the Cedar Rapids, IA Police Department and next served as the Chiefvof Police in Oxford Junction, IA. He moved to the metro and proudly served the citizens of Clive, IA as a police officer before joining the DMPD in 1998. An experienced and respected team member at DMPD led to a promotion to Sergeant in 2006. With a passion to help others, Sgt. Morgan's favored spot was on the streets and he was a familiar face there as he supervised the afternoon squad that serves the City's east side.

“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It's leaving something in people. “- Peter Strople

Sgt. Morgan's sense of humor, friendship, and commitment to his family touched the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. Not only will he be remembered, he will be greatly missed.

RIP 4918

#neverforget
09/11/2020

#neverforget

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Winterset, IA
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Please be aware and please share. The victim was nearly family to Jake. He was supposed to be a safe and trustworthy friend, an "Uncle" if you will. Instead he violated this young girl for his own sick satisfaction. I have heard Jake's confession to the victim's mother with my own ears. He had ZERO remorse. The family is really hurting right now and questioning everything. Don't let him hide. #justiceforHER #f**kyouJakeHuney #f**kchildabuse #endchildmolestation Jake Huney #PleadGuiltyJake You need to man up and plead guilty for what you have done. No deal, no trial! Don't force this little girl to face you and suffer more.
Iowa Carry Permit Class Wednesday October 7th, 2020 @ 6pm in Winterset at the VFW. We teach a relaxed 2 hour class, with a focus on law. This class will give you answers to all your questions. Topics include things such as prohibited places, use of force, traveling armed, interacting with law enforcement etc. This class will allow you to get your permit to carry valid in 34 states. Our students are customers for life, you get our personal cell numbers so if you have questions later, the answer is only a phone call away. We are NRA and USCCA certified with over 15 years experience in law enforcement. No testing. No pre-registration needed, just show up. Cost is $60 cash only.
Iowa Carry Permit Class Wednesday October 7th, 2020 @ 6pm in Winterset at the VFW. We teach a relaxed 2 hour class, with a focus on law. This class will give you answers to all your questions. Topics include things such as prohibited places, use of force, traveling armed, interacting with law enforcement etc. This class will allow you to get your permit to carry valid in 34 states. Our students are customers for life, you get our personal cell numbers so if you have questions later, the answer is only a phone call away. We are NRA and USCCA certified with over 15 years experience in law enforcement. No testing. No pre-registration needed, just show up. Cost is $60 cash only.
What is the time frame for shooting fireworks in Madison County? Is it different from the city of Winterset to the small towns? They were going off until after 2 pm in Bevington.☹️
Iowa Carry Permit Class Tuesday June 30th, 2020 @ 6pm in Winterset at the VFW. We teach a relaxed 2 hour class, with a focus on law. This class will give you answers to all your questions. Topics include things such as prohibited places, use of force, traveling armed, interacting with law enforcement etc. This class will allow you to get your permit to carry valid in 34 states. Our students are customers for life, you get our personal cell numbers so if you have questions later, the answer is only a phone call away. We are NRA and USCCA certified with over 15 years experience in law enforcement. No testing. No pre-registration needed, just show up. Cost is $60 cash only
You guys be careful out there! Anyone hurts one of you guys im probably going to end up in your jail ! Stay safe
You guys know how thankful i am
This is my big brother. Everyone please please keep sharing this. I was hoping I would never have to do this, but I guess its time. In the last 14 years I have been dealing with several health related issues, including a stem cell transplant, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, anemia, dialysis and a kidney transplant. Recently I have been told my kidney is failing. I am currently on the transplant list at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I have had 2 close friends who have attempted to donate to me, but due to no fault of theirs, their attempts fell through. I have to ask for help in finding a donor for me. I am hoping someone out there who is a B or O blood type would consider taking the steps to donate a kidney to me. I have been a Sheriff`s Deputy for over 20 years and will continue to work and enjoy my job and family. I know its a lot to ask, its probably one of the biggest decisions a person could make. So much has changes for living donors. Approximately 4500 die every year waiting for a donor. What you could be doing just might save a life.I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Below is the website for living donor for the Mayo Clinic. https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:kidney.prereq.1#__ John Taylor
Come support our local heroes! All are invited from all surrounding communities. All First Responders eat for free, everyone else Free Will Donation with all proceeds going to New Virginia Fire and Rescue Department.
Found this on a friends page. Enjoy! A local police station received this question from a resident through the feedback section of a local Police website: "I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass people and get away with it?" In response, a Sergeant posted this reply: First of all, let me tell you this... it's not easy. In the rural area, we average one cop for every 505 people. Only about 60 percent of those cops are on general duty where we do most of our harassing. The rest are in non-harassing units that do not allow them to contact with the day to day innocents. At any given moment, only one-fifth of the 60 percent of general duties are on duty and available for harassing people while the rest are off duty. So, roughly, one cop is responsible for harassing about 6000 residents. When you toss in the commercial business and tourist locations that attract people from other areas, sometimes you have a situation where a single cop is responsible for harassing 15,000 or more people a day. Now, your average eight-hour shift runs 28,800 seconds long. This gives a cop two-thirds of a second to harass a person, and then only another third of a second to drink an iced coffee AND then find a new person to harass. This is not an easy task. To be honest, most cops are not up to the challenge day in and day out. It is just too tiring. What we do is utilize some tools to help us narrow down those people we can realistically harass. PHONE: People will call us up and point out things that cause us to focus on a person for special harassment. "My neighbor is beating his wife" is a code phrase used often. This means we'll come out and give somebody some special harassment. Another popular one is, "There's a guy breaking into a house." The harassment team is then put into action. CARS: We have special cops assigned to harass people who drive. They like to harass the drivers of fast cars, cars with no insurance or drivers with no licenses and the like. It's lots of fun when you pick them out of traffic for nothing more obvious than running a red light. Sometimes you get to really heap the harassment on when you find they have drugs in the car, they are drunk or have an outstanding warrant on file. LAWS: When we don't have a phone or cars and have nothing better to do, there are actually books that give us ideas for reasons to harass folks. They are called "statutes". These include the Crimes Act, Summary Offenses Act, Land Transport Act and a whole bunch of others... They spell out all sorts of things for which you can really mess with people. After you read the law, you can just drive around for a while until you find someone violating one of these listed offenses and harass them. Just last week I saw a guy trying to steal a car. Well, the book says that’s not allowed. That meant I had permission to harass this guy. It is a really cool system that we have set up, and it works pretty well. We seem to have a never-ending supply of folks to harass. And we get away with it. Why? Because, for the good citizens who pay the tab, we try to keep the streets safe for them, and they pay us to "harass" some people. Next time you are in the area, give me the old "single finger wave". That's another one of those codes. It means, "You can harass me." It's one of our favorites. #95
Thanks to Sheriff Jason for the call yesterday! I was a mess from "bachin' " it for a bit while Holly Beth is headed to a wedding. Nice to get a call just to touch base! We STILL need to do coffee...and I'll provide the donuts and jokes to go with them!! Jim 👮‍♀️🇺🇲️