Journal of the Independence Police Department |

NOTICE: A criminal charge is just a charge and the accused(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

At 7:17 a.m. on February 15, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Hayes Edward William Kern of Independence, Iowa. Kern was arrested on a misdemeanor 1st offense trespassing charge. This arrest was made following an incident at the Super 8 motel.

At 11:50 a.m. on February 15, 2022, Independence Police Department officers responded to two calls, one a report of road rage and the other a street fight in the 100 block of 4th NW Ave. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the driver of one of the cars had intentionally rammed the other several times over six or seven blocks. The accused was: Heather Lynn Beck, 36, of Oelwein, IA. Beck was charged with one count of second-degree criminal mischief, one D Felony. Beck has also been charged with one count of attempted murder, a Class B felony. The investigation is continuing and more charges may be added.

At 1:17 p.m. on February 15, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Heather Lynn Beck of Oelwein, Iowa. Beck was arrested for criminal mischief 2nd offense $1,500 to $10,000-felony and attempted murder-felony. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be added. This arrest was made following a report of road rage and an altercation in the 100 block of 4th Avenue NW.

At 12:53 a.m. on February 17, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Benjamin Lee Ungs of Waterloo, Iowa. Ungs was arrested for 2nd degree larceny – felony, five counts of possession with intent to deliver (marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, mushrooms, ecstasy) – felony, possession with intent to deliver (Xanax) – aggravated misdemeanor, five counts of failure to stamp drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, mushrooms, Xanax)-felony, possession of drug paraphernalia-misdemeanor and possession of contraband in a correctional facility-felony. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 13th Avenue NW.

At 2:04 a.m. on February 19, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Michael Charles Cabalka of Independence, Iowa. Cabalka was arrested for operating while intoxicated, a second aggravated misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop at the intersection of

Enterprise Court and Enterprise Drive.

At 9:03 p.m. on February 19, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Jordan Michael Cornwell of Independence, Iowa. Cornwell was arrested on a driving-under-suspension charge. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 100 block of 7th Avenue SE.

At 2:22 a.m. on February 26, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Wyatt James Schmitz of Independence, Iowa. Schmitz was arrested for drunk driving 3rd offense-felony and possession of alcohol under age 1st offense-misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Jamestown Avenue.

At 3:58 p.m. on February 28, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Victor Raymond Childers of La Porte City, Iowa. Childers was arrested for driving with prohibition – aggravated misdemeanor, driving with revoked license/OWI – serious misdemeanor, driving without immobilizer – misdemeanor, driving an unregistered vehicle – infraction and driving under suspension – infraction. This arrest was made following a traffic stop at 1st St. E. and 6th Ave. BORN.

At 7:57 p.m. on March 3, 2022, the Independence Police Department arrested Seth Lee Rohrick of Independence, Iowa. Rohrick was arrested on a 1st offense misdemeanor domestic violence assault charge. This arrest was made following a disturbance in the 100 block of NE 7th Street.

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