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On September 7th at 1448hrs Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Little Wall Lake. The caller stated there was a body in the lake and they believe the subject is deceased.

  When Emergency personnel arrived on scene they confirmed the subject was deceased. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected and the incident remains under investigation.

  Assisting the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was the Ellsworth Jewell Stanhope Police Department, The Iowa State Patrol, The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Hamilton County Medical Examiner, Iowa Department of Natural Resource and Jewell Fire and Rescue.


 

 
 

On August 25, 2017 between the hours of 5pm and 8:30pm the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office along with the Iowa State Patrol worked together on a multi-agency enforcement project.  These type of projects are sponsored by the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau.  On this date the project was conducted on Hwy 20 at the Williams exit, East of Interstate 35.  During the project Officers performed 36 different traffic stops.  These traffic stops resulted in numerous traffic citations and warnings.  

  Speed citations: 29

  Speed Warning: 7

  Other citations: 6

  Other warning: 2

  Open container citations: 4

One motor vehicle accident was also investigated during the project, a single vehicle roll over on Hwy 20 east bound, also at the Williams exit.

 

A second multi-agency project is scheduled to occur in September 2017 again with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol, as with the first project this one will also be performed in the evening hours.
 
school_bus-passingWith school starting this week pay extra attention to all the extra activities that brings to the county. Children will be out in the communities going to their first day of school. They are our future take your time and pay attention to the areas around our schools.  School buses will be out and about on all of our roadways. Do you know the fines if your fail to stop for a school bus stop sign? First offense is over $500. Second offense is $1,000. The safety of our children is our number one concern. Slow down and concentrate on your driving!!!
 
missingHelp is needed to locate this female missing from Dayton. If you see her or the vehicle contact law enforcement immediately.
 
crime_stoppersWho has been arrested on the most recent Hamilton County Crime StoppersMost Wanted Poster. Remember do the right thing and turn them in and collect the reward!!! 
 

dropboxHamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons announced Thursday the placement of a permanent Medication Dropbox located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, 2300 Superior Street, Webster City.  Sheriff Timmons said the drop box is made possible through a small grant from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy to address the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse.  The drop box will be accessible to the public during normal business hours. 

Steve Lukan, Director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy said “his office is pleased to partner with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in providing citizens a secure and environmentally responsible option to dispose of unused prescription drugs, thus preventing their potential diversion and abuse.  Lukan added “Most prescription drugs that are abused come from friends or family, so cleaning out medicine cabinets can save lives.” 

Prescription drug abuse is Iowa’s fastest-growing form of substance abuse, and addiction to powerful pain relievers is also fueling more heroin use. Prescription pain pills and heroin are both opioid drugs. The combination is contributing to an increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa and the U.S. 

According to Sheriff Timmons, “many people become addicted to prescription drugs because they started using a family member’s leftover prescriptions. Once addicted some of these individuals may then eventually move to heroin to fulfill that addiction.” 

Additional information on prescription drug abuse/opioid abuse and properly disposing of unused medication can be found at:

https://odcp.iowa.gov/rxotc

https://odcp.iowa.gov/rxtakebacks

https://odcp.iowa.gov/rxbrochure

Citizens wishing to utilize the medication drop box are asked to place all medications in sealed non-breakable containers and are requested to not include any “sharps” (syringes or lancets) or any other item that could cause injury to the Sheriff’s Office staff servicing the drop box.


 

 
move overDo you know the law when it comes to moving over for emergency vehicles and maintenance vehicles with flashing lights? 
You better, not just for getting a citation, but for saving lives of our law enforcement, Fire, EMS, Tow Trucks, State and County Maintenance workers!!
 
criminal-activityWe are seeking the public's assistance with identifying this subject of interest in criminal activity in the Jewell area. Not only do we want to identify him we would like to speak to him about this activity.

If you have any information and you want to remain anonymous, you can by using Hamilton County Crime Stoppers

Please share this post so we can identify this subject.
 
williams-paradeFun was had by all today at the 4th of July celebration in Williams.

It is great to see how the town of Williams pulls together and welcomes hundreds of visitors for their 66th annual 4th of July celebration 2017.

Hamilton County Crime Stoppers sponsored a nickel scramble for the young ones and they were successful in putting smiles on a lot of faces.
 
fireworksIowa has a new fireworks law.  You can learn more about it here, or click on this link to read the actual bill.
 
 Avoid online booking scams.  Learn more here.
 
congrats   
Randall Burglary News Release

 
Stratford House Fire News Release

 
police-weekpolice-week2This week we honor the men and women of law enforcement, who have paid the ultimate price. Law Enforcement are the thin blue line who sacrifice to protect and serve our citizens everyday.

Last year 118 officer's died in the line of duty. This is unacceptable, we need the support of our citizens to put an end to this madness.

My greatest concern is for the safety of my staff, no matter what division you work.
Our goal at the beginning of every shift is to protect our citizens and fellow officers. 
Then to go home to our families after our shift.

Stay safe and we got your six!!

 
stanhope-stratford-fire-deptThanks to the Stanhope and Stratford Fire Departments for your quick action this morning. The two departments pulled together and worked as one to get the job done. Thank you for your service and dedication!!!!
 
thin-silver-line1thin-silver-line2The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office supports the thinsilverline. Thanks again to our Corrections Staff for the work they do day to day.
 
 
Seat belt myth busting.  Read more
here.


 
 National-Correctional-Officers-WeekThis week is National Correctional Officers Week. Thank you to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Correctional Staff. They are the most unrecognized staff, they are behind locked doors and if you see them its not under good circumstances.

This week is to recognize our staff and let them know we appreciate the great job they do day to day. The job is challenging and has its risks, but our staff is up for the challenge.

If you know one of our Correctional Officers let them know we appreciate the great job they do and the sacrifies they make day to day.
 
Drug-takebackThe Drug Take Back Program this year was a success. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office along with Hy-Vee of Webster City, Jewell Family Pharmacy and VDMC Clinic in Stratford took back over 100 pounds of unwanted prescriptions. Thank you to everybody who helped and participated. Sheriff Doug Timmons
 
Fallen-officerThe Hamilton County Sheriff's Office sends our condolences to the family of the fallen brother at The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
Another brother taken from us, without just do.
Keep the family and his fellow officers in your prayers.
There was another deputy injured pray for his quick recovery.
 
Paul-WhitmoreCome out and support this great family. Show them we are behind them in this battle and that we appreciate his dedication when he was a Deputy for Hamilton County.  July 8th
Sat 8:30 AM · Briggs Woods Golf Course · Webster City
 
Caleb-StenslandCongratulations to Caleb Stensland for receiving APCO Telecommunicator of the Year.
Thank you Caleb for being dedicated, hard working, professional and always a team player.
I would also like to thank the rest of the dispatcher team. We have a great group of dispatchers that have a very difficult job.
 
Being Hamilton County Sheriff is more than just a job to Doug Timmons, of Stratford. It is also a family tradition of serving in law enforcement that began with his father, retired Webster City Police Officer Gene…
 
 
aedThe Hamilton County Sheriff's Office received four automated external defibrillators (AED) from Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona this morning. 
This will bring the total to six AED' s being carried by Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies in their squad cars.
A big thank you to Hamilton County Public Health.