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Single vehicle accident takes the life of a rural Marshall County man.

August 4, 2011

320th St and Lafayette Ave in rural Marshall Count - At 05:28 hours on August 4th, 2011 Marshall County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of 320th Street and Lafayette Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a Brown 2008 Ford pickup truck just west of the intersection. It was apparent that the pickup had been traveling southbound on Lafayette Avenue, just north of the intersection with 320th Street, when it drifted off the west side of the road going into the ditch where it began rolling over multiple times until it ultimately came to rest upon the roadway of 320th Street.

Melbourne First Responders, MAPS ambulance service along with the Fire Departments from Melbourne and Marshalltown were on scene. E.M.S. personnel determined that the driver was deceased upon their arrival and Deputy Medical Examiner Mark Bethel was called to the scene to confirm.

The driver and owner of the vehicle: Victor Kenneth Veren , Age 57, of Rural Melbourne, Iowa

This case has been turned over to the Marshall County Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation into determining the cause of death.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is lead 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:
Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Traffic stop leads to a pursuit and fugitive apprehension.

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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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