OSKALOOSA POLICE CATCH SUSPECT WITH MULTIPLE ARREST WARRANTS

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Oskaloosa Police Catch Suspect With Multiple Arrest Warrants

On Friday January 13, 2017 at approximately 1:15a.m. Oskaloosa police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling on North Market Street for a registration violation.  When the officer initiated the traffic stop a 2016 Dodge Dart fled from officers at a high rate of speed northbound out of the city limits.  Assistance from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was then requested by pursuing officers.  The suspect vehicle was pursued northbound from Oskaloosa on Highway 63 through the city of New Sharon and then westbound on Highway 102.  While traveling westbound on Highway 102 the suspect vehicle lost control and rolled multiple times.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was then taken into custody.

As a result of this incident 20 year old Juaquin Jesse Zika of Urbandale Iowa was taken to Mahaska Health Partnership and then transferred to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines for injuries suffered from the accident.

A records check determined that Zika was wanted on multiple arrest warrants out of West Des Moines and Polk County.  These warrants are for various theft charges as well as an escape from custody charge.

Upon Zika’s release from the hospital he will be transferred back to the Mahaska County Jail.  Zika has been charged with eluding law enforcement, driving while license suspended, reckless driving and multiple speed and traffic control device violations.  This incident is still under investigation and further charges are pending.

The Oskaloosa Police Department and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were assisted in this incident by the New Sharon Police Department and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

As a reminder, a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

On Friday January 13, 2017 at approximately 1:15a.m. Oskaloosa police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling on North Market Street for a registration violation.  When the officer initiated the traffic stop a 2016 Dodge Dart fled from officers at a high rate of speed northbound out of the city limits.  Assistance from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was then requested by pursuing officers.  The suspect vehicle was pursued northbound from Oskaloosa on Highway 63 through the city of New Sharon and then westbound on Highway 102.  While traveling westbound on Highway 102 the suspect vehicle lost control and rolled multiple times.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was then taken into custody.

As a result of this incident 20 year old Juaquin Jesse Zika or Urbandale Iowa was taken to Mahaska Health Partnership and then transferred to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines for injuries suffered from the accident.

A records check determined that Zika was wanted on multiple arrest warrants out of West Des Moines and Polk County.  These warrants are for various theft charges as well as an escape from custody charge.

Upon Zika’s release from the hospital he will be transferred back to the Mahaska County Jail.  Zika has been charged with eluding law enforcement, driving while license suspended, reckless driving and multiple speed and traffic control device violations.  This incident is still under investigation and further charges are pending.

The Oskaloosa Police Department and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were assisted in this incident by the New Sharon Police Department and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

As a reminder, a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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