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(2/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Junior Elmer Cook, of Birmingham, was arrested for probation violation.

Travis Hagans was arrested on a probation violation.

Citizen Contact:
Caller wanted to talk to an officer about someone taking tools out of her car.

Report of a theft of beverages at George's Pizza & Steakhouse.

Nothing to

(2/23) Burn Ban In Wapello County

After days of grass fires across Wapello County, Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller asked the State Fire Marshall for a burn ban Wednesday. The ban, effective at 4pm yesterday, will remain in effect until which time local officials determine conditions warrant outdoor burning. Dry conditions coupled with warm temperatures have sparked an outbreak of grass fires across SE Iowa. The Wapello County

(2/23) Reward Being Offered For Info on Post Office Break-ins

Authorities investigating the recent break-ins at the Batavia and Agency Post Offices are now offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible. A number of burglaries over the past several weeks have law enforcement officials speculating as to whether the incidents may be related. Anyone with information is

(2/22) Five Arrested In Mt. Pleasant McDonald's Shooting

Mt. Pleasant Police have arrested five men after a gunfight in a McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Authorities received reports that gunshots were fired after a fight got out of control and two suspects fled on foot. Other suspects took off in two vehicles, a black SUV and a green car. Officers on the way to the incident spotted the black SUV riddled with bullet holes, while the

(2/22) 2017 Chamber Awards Nominations Accepted Until March 1st.

Just a few days left to place your nominations for the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Banquet. Several Awards will be offered. Nominations are being accepted until March 1st for the Rising Star Award; New Young Business Award; Green Business Award and the Outstanding Citizen Community Service Award, among others.
Download nomination forms at www.fairfieldiowa.com

(2/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Government Contact:
Henry County Sheriff's Office assist.

Citizen Contact:
​Burglary. Entry was made, but nothing was taken.

Citizen Contact:
Criminal mischief reported

Citizen Contact:
​Caller reporting that her boyfriend was back and would not leave. Caller stated that an officer had been out at the residence earlier and spoke with him and he agreed

(2/22) Arrest Made In Friday Shooting

Ottumwa Police have made an arrest in a Friday shooting that left one man hospitalized.
According to a press release, officers were called to the residence of 33 year old Travis Skinner Friday evening after a report that someone had been shot.  Officers found 20 year old Ryan Reed with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment.

(2/22) Post Office Break-ins Investigations Continue

Authorities continue to investigate break-ins at the Batavia and Agency Post Offices over the weekend.
Postal Inspectors from Des Moines area responded to both incidents and are being aided in their investigation by the Jefferson County and Wapello County Sheriff’s Departments. No reports of anything missing at this point as the investigations continue.

(2/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Junior Elmer Cook, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

Travis Hagans was arrested on probation violation

Olen Brown was arrested on a parole violation

​Someone shot the window out on the entry door to Performance

(2/21) FCSD Board Approves Grade Alike

In a close 8 to 7 vote last week, the Fairfield Community Schools Reorganization Subcommittee approved a recommendation to the School Board to adopt a Grade Alike structural proposal.  Meaning, instead of schools being broken up based on neighborhood and student’s proximity to the school, it will be based on grade. Last night in a 4 to 3 vote the Fairfield Community Schools Board of

(2/21) Area Law Enforcement Agencies Investigate Rash of Burglaries

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, along with Wapello County authorities, the Iowa State Patrol and the Federal Postal Inspector are investigating burglaries at the Batavia and Agency Post Offices over the weekend. Jefferson County Chief Deputy Bart Richmond says it’s seems to be part of a rash of burglaries in and around Jefferson County over the past two weeks. Incidents at

(2/21) IHCC Recieves Grant For Internships

Indian Hills Community College has been awarded a two-year $103,248 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, creating an anticipated 46 new paid internships during the 2017-2018 academic year. Indian Hills Community College is one of 16 two-year institutions across Iowa, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin that received a

(2/20) Legislative Forum Gets Contentious

A full house was present at the second of four legislative forums Saturday at the Fairfield Public Library, sponsored by the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and tensions were high. Not just between constituents and the legislators but between the legislators themselves.
Discussion centered around the recent passage of the collective bargaining bill, essentially stripping employees of their

(2/15) Nominations For Best Burger 2017 Being Accepted

The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are again asking Iowan’s to nominate their favorite burger for the Iowa’s Best Burger Award. To qualify, the burger must be a 100% beef burger and served on a bun or bread product.  Nominations for the 2017 award can be made by mail, text, or online. Details about the contest, rules, and nomination

(2/10) City Council Public Safety & Transportation Committee



                                                       The Fairfield City Council

                                             Public Safety & Transportation Committee

                                                   Will meet Monday, February 13,

(2/8) Jefferson County STEM Festival

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Collectively known as STEM.
​The U.S. has fallen behind internationally, ranking 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations. Yet today, few American students pursue expertise in STEM Fields. STEM is vital for America to regain and maintain its position globally.

​Fairfield Community School District and Indian Hills Community

(2/3) STEM Festival February 27th

The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the

(2/3) Chamber Awards Nominations Accepted Until March 1

The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for April 6th, Presented by Midwest One Bank. Social Hour is at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, the awards ceremony begins at 7:30.  Every award given by the Chamber recognizes outstanding investment and innovation achieved by Fairfield business and community institutions. Honored achievements include capital

(2/1) Nominations Being Accepted For 2017 Chamber Awards Banquet

The Annual Awards Banquet presented by MidWestOne Bank is the premier annual celebration event for the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, our Chamber members and the Fairfield community.  Every award given by the Chamber recognizes outstanding investment and innovation achieved by Fairfield business and community

(1/26) Bridge Repair on Mahogany Avenue

A reminder from the Jefferson County Road Department.

Mahogany Avenue from 175th to 167th Street is closed until further notice for bridge repair.

(11/15) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Report of 5th degree theft.

​Austin Miller was arrested for probation parole warrant.

Fraud - credit card/automatic teller machine.

Traffic Accident:
​Subject was traveling west bound on Washington. Juvenile was in front of subject on his bicycle. Juvenile went to turn left down 3rd Street as subject was attempting