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MSCO Thanksgiving Holiday Special Traffic Enforcement Program Results

December 4, 2014

Marshall County - The Marshall County Sheriff's Office recently participated in a statewide Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) from Monday November 24 - Sunday November 30. 

During this time, there were extra Deputies out working special traffic enforcement focusing on dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and occupants not wearing seatbelts or unrestrained children. These behaviors are the leading cause of crashes involving injury and/or death.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit made two felony drug arrests, five misdemeanor drug arrests, one drugged-driver arrest, and recovered one stolen vehicle during traffic stops involved in the extra enforcement. James Jacobs, 36, of Winterset was arrested for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (Class D Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (Class D Felony), and Drug Paraphernalia; as well as several misdemeanor traffic offenses. Passengers in Jacobs' vehicle: Craig Collins, 33, of Nevada, and Michelle Muller, 20, of Ames were both charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 1.2 ounces of Marijuana and .25 grams of Methamphetamine were recovered from Jacobs' vehicle and person. Crystal Ross, 29, of Des Moines was arrested as the driver of a reported stolen vehicle from Marshalltown. During her arrest she was found to be in possession of 3.4 grams methamphetamine. She was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.

The goal of these traffic enforcement programs is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths due to traffic crashes. We want all drivers to safely arrive at their destinations and enjoy the time with friends and family.

This is part of the Iowa DOT program "Zero Fatalities-A goal we can all live with".

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Traffic Safety Officer, Deputy Ben Veren
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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