Brown County Sheriff 12.27.19
At approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, while on routine patrol, a Brown County deputy noticed a pickup in the vicinity of the 1600 block of West Iowa Street with the driver’s door open and the engine running. Upon closer investigation, it was discovered that the passenger side window was broken out and the vehicle was owned by the City of Hiawatha. No one was encountered during the search of the area. The deputy alerted the Hiawatha Police Department, and they continued the investigation.
At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, a Brown County deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle on U.S. Highway 75 failing to maintain their lane. It also appeared to the deputy that some kind of altercation was taking place inside the vehicle, so he initiated a traffic stop. Upon investigation, Elyssia Ochoa, 27, of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested on a charge of transporting an open container.