Madison County Sheriff's Office

Madison County Sheriff's Office Protecting and serving the citizens of Madison County Iowa.

Sergeant Kory Heckstein and Deputy Don Kinney of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office speaking to the faculty & staff of ...
02/14/2020

Sergeant Kory Heckstein and Deputy Don Kinney of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office speaking to the faculty & staff of I-35 schools on critical incidents that schools can face.

On February 13, 2020, the Madison County Sheriffs Office assisted the Winterset Police Department with the pursuit of a ...
02/13/2020

On February 13, 2020, the Madison County Sheriffs Office assisted the Winterset Police Department with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that ran from Winterset Police Officers. The pursuit went north out of Winterset on Us Hwy 169 into Dallas County before ending on Interstate 35 in Warren County after the tires were punctured with stop sticks. An adult male identified as Neil Lynch (20) of Des Moines was taken into custody by Winterset Police. (5) juveniles were also taken into custody with additional charges pending. Lynch has been booked into the Madison County Jail and no injuries were reported. Assisting in the pursuit was the Earlham Police Department, Desoto Police Department, Van Meter Police Department, West Des Moines Police Department, Dallas County Sheriffs Office, Warren County Sheriffs Office, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

🥶🥶🥶 Be sure to bundle up and if you venture out be sure to drive safe!
02/13/2020

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Be sure to bundle up and if you venture out be sure to drive safe!

Timeline Photos
01/29/2020

Timeline Photos

01/17/2020
Winterset Police Department

Winterset Police Department

While on patrol on January 14th around 10:37 p.m. Officer Brett Douglas observed the truck seen in the video south bound on Hwy 169. The truck went thru the 4 way stop at the intersection of Hwy 169 and Hwy 92 at a high rate of speed. During the subsequent investigation the driver, 30 year old Robert VanWeelden of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with Operating While Impaired. This video is a prime example of the dangers of operating a vehicle when you've been drinking.

We’re in for another winter treat from the sounds of it. 🥶 Madison County is currently under a winter weather advisory. ...
01/17/2020

We’re in for another winter treat from the sounds of it. 🥶 Madison County is currently under a winter weather advisory.

If you have to venture out Friday and Saturday please take your time and stay safe!

10:05am start time for WINTERSET
01/15/2020

10:05am start time for WINTERSET

Due to the icy road conditions....
WINTERSET Schools will start at 10:05am 1/15/2020

Roads are 100% Ice Covered!!
01/15/2020

Roads are 100% Ice Covered!!

The Winterset Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have advised roads are 100% completely covered in ice!!
Please use extra caution ⚠️⚠️
Give yourself plenty of time to travel and leave extra breaking room between you and the car in front of you.
Be advised with the conditions of the roads, it will also take longer for help to get to you.
Be careful!!

Roads across Madison County are quickly becoming ice covered, please drive safe.
01/15/2020

Roads across Madison County are quickly becoming ice covered, please drive safe.

Yes, there is a winter storm on our doorstep Friday. However, there is other winter weather to impact Iowa before then. Freezing drizzle is forecast for your Wednesday morning commute and sub-zero wind chills are anticipated for Thursday morning.

***For the Winter Storm on Friday***
✅ We're confident of the widespread accumulating snow to start over western Iowa and spread east through the late morning hours.
✅ We're confident in the impacts of snow covered roads, blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility to lead to dangerous travel and delays.
✅ We're confident that the higher snowfall amounts look to be north of Interstate 80.
✅ We'll have additional updates later today!

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office got the chance today to meet with the 4-H Scottish Farm Feeders & Clover-buds of Mad...
01/13/2020

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office got the chance today to meet with the 4-H Scottish Farm Feeders & Clover-buds of Madison County. All the kids and some parents got to see the 911 dispatch center and have their questions answered. Real good group of kids that we enjoyed visiting with.

**UPDATE** Madison County is currently under a Winter Storm Warning. Moderate to heavy blowing snow with high winds and ...
01/10/2020

**UPDATE** Madison County is currently under a Winter Storm Warning. Moderate to heavy blowing snow with high winds and freezing rain are expected. Please if you do not need to go out tonight and tomorrow, don’t!

Thank you to Integrity Financial for providing pizza and donuts for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
01/09/2020

Thank you to Integrity Financial for providing pizza and donuts for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Chief Deputy Clayton Allen of the Madison County Sheriffs Office is working with Winterset Police Officer Mike Wood in c...
01/02/2020

Chief Deputy Clayton Allen of the Madison County Sheriffs Office is working with Winterset Police Officer Mike Wood in clearing out the 2019 case files and making room for 2020. Officer Wood who placed 2nd (Runner-Up) in Fantasy Football is taking his loss to Jason Barnes (Champion) very well.

Please stay safe tonight, if you drink don’t drive! Happy New Year!🎊🎉🍾
12/31/2019

Please stay safe tonight, if you drink don’t drive! Happy New Year!🎊🎉🍾

A deputy from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office captured this on his dash cam. Santa appears to be in the area doing s...
12/25/2019

A deputy from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office captured this on his dash cam. Santa appears to be in the area doing some last minute test runs before tonight! Please be on the look out for deer on both land and the air tonight!

Merry Christmas!

On Monday December 23, 2019 at around 1:20pm, the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a seriou...
12/24/2019

On Monday December 23, 2019 at around 1:20pm, the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a serious vehicle crash involving several injuries near the intersection of Pammel Park Rd and 225th St. west of Winterset. Arriving deputies discovered four minors involved in the single vehicle crash.

Three of the minors identified as Tatum Scheueraman (14), Destiny Cunningham (14) and Joe Campbell (16) all of Winterset were transported to Des Moines Hospitals with serious injuries after the vehicle they were in rolled. The driver identified as James Brooks (16) of Winterset was treated and released at the scene.

An investigation into the exact cause of the crash is still on-going. The Madison County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Winterset Police Department, Winterset Fire Department and the Madison County Ambulance.

“Shop with a Cop” 2019
12/14/2019

“Shop with a Cop” 2019

“Shop with a Cop” 2019
We had to call in a few friends to help us out this year. Thank you to the Winterset Fire Dept and Trooper Frank for coming with us! Thank you for the extra hands that were there to help us wrap presents! These kiddos sure know how to shop!! We all had a great time! The kids all picked out wonderful gifts for themselves and their family!! We ate pizza and had a surprise visitor... SANTA!! Thank you to our wonderful community for all of your support and donations. You are the reason we are able to make Christmas a little brighter for these kids!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

2019 Shop with a Cop. Good times with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Winterset Police Department, Earlham Police D...
12/14/2019

2019 Shop with a Cop. Good times with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Winterset Police Department, Earlham Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Winterset Fire Department, Madison County Ambulance and a good group of great kids. We’d Ike to thank the community for their strong and ongoing support.

Winterset Police Department
12/14/2019

Winterset Police Department

Today is the day!!!
We are all very excited to start our shopping day!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎁🎄

Please do not call 911 unless it is an absolute emergency!
12/14/2019

Please do not call 911 unless it is an absolute emergency!

****update****
Most electric should be coming back on.... If your electricity does not restore, please call the Sheriff’s Office for assistance. 515-462-3575

We have been made aware of the power outage. Things will be back up and running just as soon as they can.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911 UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY!
Thank you for understanding and please be patient.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office!!
11/28/2019

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

We are now on VENMO for “Shop with a Cop” @wpd-mcsoThank you to everyone for your donations!! We are really looking forw...
11/21/2019

We are now on VENMO for “Shop with a Cop”
@wpd-mcso

Thank you to everyone for your donations!! We are really looking forward to our event and seeing a lot of smiling faces 🎅🏼

Here we go....... 🥶🥶
11/11/2019

Here we go....... 🥶🥶

NOOOOOO!!! ❄️

Three years ago today Sergeant Tony Beminio of the Des Moines Police Department and Officer Justin Martin of the Urbanda...
11/02/2019

Three years ago today Sergeant Tony Beminio of the Des Moines Police Department and Officer Justin Martin of the Urbandale Police Department tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

Please keep their families, friends, and fellow officers in your thoughts and prayers today.

"Do you not know that man is not dead while his name is still spoken?" EOW 11/2/16

On Friday November 1, 2019, Madison County Deputies were able to end a pursuit that began on the State Hwy 92 & US Hwy 1...
11/02/2019

On Friday November 1, 2019, Madison County Deputies were able to end a pursuit that began on the State Hwy 92 & US Hwy 169 bypass outside of Winterset. A caller had reported a careless driver on State Hwy 92 and when a Deputy located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, the driver later identified as Adam Wilson (30) of Wisconsin took off at a high rate of speed southbound on US Hwy 169. A chase then ensued with (2) more deputies assisting. The chase ended in the 3000blk of US Hwy 169 just north of the Union Madison County line after Wilson entered the ditch. Wilson was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Sheriffs Office and turned over to jail staff. Wilson has been charged with “Eluding” and additional charges are pending. The Madison County Sheriffs Office was assisted at the scene by the Winterset Police Department & Union County Sheriffs Office.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was invited to attend Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston on Friday to speak...
10/19/2019

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was invited to attend Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston on Friday to speak with future students considering the school’s Criminal Justice program lead by Criminal Justice Instructor Diogenes “Dio” Ayala. Sheriff Jason Barnes and Deputy Little fielded questions pertaining to the Sheriff’s Office and technology often used in law enforcement.

Congratulations to Josh Allen and his daughter Marriah both of Winterset for winning the “Sheriff’s Choice Award” at the...
10/14/2019

Congratulations to Josh Allen and his daughter Marriah both of Winterset for winning the “Sheriff’s Choice Award” at the annual Madison County Car Show hosted by Central Iowa Auto. Josh and his daughter spent a lot of time in restoring the 1972 Chevy truck. (Pictured L-R; Josh Allen, Marriah Allen and Jason Barnes)

Madison County Iowa Emergency Management
10/02/2019

Madison County Iowa Emergency Management

❗️⚠️🔊🚫🛑🚧Public Information and warning❗️⚠️🚫🛑🚧

The routine flooding locations are impassable

Cumming Road & 160th

Quail Ridge and North River (North of Cumming
Rd)

The North River is bank full

Cumming Road and 155 St

Cumming Road north of 155th St

Turn around don’t drown!
🔙➰🚫

Madison County Sheriff's Office
Winterset Madisonian
Earlham Fire & Rescue
Winterset Police Department
City of Winterset
City of St. Charles, Iowa
St. Charles IA Fire & Rescue
US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

10/01/2019

There is a TORNADO WARNING for Madison County. PLEASE SEEK SHELTER

10/01/2019

Madison County has been placed under a Tornado WATCH till 10:00pm. Stay weather aware and have a plan in place.

On September 30, 2019, Madison County Deputies ended a vehicle pursuit that originated in Clarke County. At around 5pm M...
10/01/2019

On September 30, 2019, Madison County Deputies ended a vehicle pursuit that originated in Clarke County. At around 5pm Monday afternoon, a Clarke County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the town of Murray that had been reported stolen earlier that same day. The driver then fled northbound and eventually into Madison County. A Madison County Deputy was able to deploy spike strips near the intersection of Larkspur Ave and 310th Street as the vehicle continued further north into Madison County. Once deployed, the driver attempted to avoid the strips and he entered the ditch and struck the embankment. Once the stolen vehicle came to rest, he fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by a 2nd Madison County Deputy. The driver who is only being identified as a 16 year old male from Osceola, was transported to the Madison County Hospital as a precaution and turned over to the Clarke County Sheriffs Office.

A huge thank you to Nate Venteicher, Ron Shaffer, Troy Jones, Brian Burris, John Jones, Jim Miller, Jerry Werner, Beau T...
09/25/2019

A huge thank you to Nate Venteicher, Ron Shaffer, Troy Jones, Brian Burris, John Jones, Jim Miller, Jerry Werner, Beau Thomas, Chance Anderson, David Mishler, Logan Hansch, Kelle Vos, John Rapp, Mari Mishler, Mike Smith and the everyone at The ExpandIt Company for providing a first responder appreciation dinner!

09/24/2019

A tornado watch was just issued for Madison County until 12 a.m. Remember a watch means tornados may be possible tonight. Stay weather aware and be ready to seek shelter.

Winterset Police Department
09/12/2019

Winterset Police Department

Thank You New Bridge Church for hosting the first responders of Madison County last night for supper. We truly do appreciate the hard work and time you do to put on this meal. We are blessed to work in such a great community.

We are hiring!! Come and Join Our Team!! The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for a FULL-TIME Dispatcher. Appli...
09/11/2019

We are hiring!! Come and Join Our Team!!
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for a FULL-TIME Dispatcher.
Applications can be picked up from Human Resources at the Courthouse. Applications are due back by September 30th, 2019.
IPERS, Health Insurance(Family and Single), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance.

#NeverForget
09/11/2019

#NeverForget

On Tuesday September 3, 2019 and at 7:04PM, the Madison County Sheriffs Office received a 911 call reporting a two vehic...
09/04/2019

On Tuesday September 3, 2019 and at 7:04PM, the Madison County Sheriffs Office received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle crash in the 3100blk of Cumming Rd in northeast Madison County.

Arriving deputies learned that a vehicle driven by Tiffany Lensch (41) of Bettendorf was northbound on Cumming Rd when she collided head on with a southbound motorcycle driven by Daniel Conard (51) of West Des Moines. The collision occurred near the intersection of 120th Street and Cumming Rd.

Conard was pronounced dead at the scene and Lensch was uninjured. An investigation into the exact cause of the collision is on going. The Madison County Sheriffs Office was assisted at the scene by the Norwalk Fire Department, Madison County Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol and the Madison County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He couldn’t hide from our drone “Air Wolf”. Even while laying down in a bean field in beautiful Madison County, Iowa.
08/22/2019

He couldn’t hide from our drone “Air Wolf”. Even while laying down in a bean field in beautiful Madison County, Iowa.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
08/14/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

In the early morning hours of Friday, August 9th the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle accident involving Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, a 24-year veteran. Deputy Schreurs sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for injuries sustained in the accident. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened to report that in the early afternoon hours of August 13th, Deputy Schreurs succumbed to her injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. A technical collision investigation is being completed by the Iowa State Patrol.

At this time, the family is requesting privacy. A memorial fund has been established in honor of Deputy Schreurs at Security Savings Bank in Larchwood, Iowa. This is the only official memorial fund in existence. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the outpouring of support they have received from the surrounding law enforcement agencies, first responders, medical staff, and community. Funeral arrangements are pending and details will be released when available.

A HUGE thank you for Carter Aleman, Jenna and Josie Orr, and Mike and Stacy Ham for the survival kits for law enforcemen...
08/09/2019

A HUGE thank you for Carter Aleman, Jenna and Josie Orr, and Mike and Stacy Ham for the survival kits for law enforcement!

Winterset Police Department
08/08/2019

Winterset Police Department

Thank you Lisa!! Anything Sweet & More Cafe

Winterset Police Department
08/08/2019

Winterset Police Department

More Zoo Pictures!

Shirts have been picked up. Thank you Coe and staff from Jones Creek ApparelLunches are being picked up shortly. Thank y...
08/07/2019

Shirts have been picked up. Thank you Coe and staff from Jones Creek Apparel
Lunches are being picked up shortly. Thank you Lisa and Vinsen from Anything Sweet & More Cafe.
Tomorrow morning with are headed to the Blank Park Zoo for “Zoo with the Blue”

Dallas County Sheriff's Office Iowa
08/05/2019

Dallas County Sheriff's Office Iowa

If you know who this person is or might be, would you please contact our office and request Deputy Jacobs? He is possibly driving a white mini-van. Thank you!

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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 👮‍♀️🇺🇲️
Young White female terrier, pit, lab, or boxer mix in guessing? Wearing a pink ID collar with tags. Tried to get her to come to me so I could read the tags but she was too scared and ran off Southbound down Hickory Ridge Road towards a G50
If you're traveling Deer Run Avenue this morning, please be careful! M reports a dead deer in the middle of the road near the bridge and the abandoned van is now on the west side of the road facing south. The blinky thing that was flashing on the van is no longer blinking. Travel safe, everyone!
In case some of you don't know it already, we have the best, kindest Sheriff in the state! Heck probably in the country! Sheriff Barnes is the best! We are lucky to have such a great bunch of Deputies too! You guys stay safe and warm!
Deputy Little and the rest of Madison County Sheriff ROCK! They got my stolen truck back in less than 8 hours after I reported it stolen! Love you guys! Stay safe out there
Happy Law Enforcement Day!
With MCSO looking to hire additional deputies, I hope that this guy will NOT get any consideration here, now that he's looking for a new job.