Caskey and Bartley Charged with Arson

Last Updated: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Back on May 10th, 2017, the DCSO assisted the Lake Park Police Department and the Spirit Lake Police Department execute search warrants at 108 E 1st Street Apartment #6 and 107 E 1st Street in Lake Park.  Curtis Caskey, Patrick Wascher, and Chanelle Gembler were arrested that night for drug related charges.

Upon executing the search warrants, items were found in relation to some burglary and theft calls earlier in the year.  Additional search warrants were issued for both residences for stolen property.  Some of the items were linked to an arson that occurred on February 4th, 2017 at 1822 110th Street.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that Curtis Caskey and Lawrence Bartley were connected to the arson out in the county.

Curtis Caskey was charged with:

Caskey is currently being held on a $47,000 bond.

Lawrence Bartley was charged with:

Bartley is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.

Additional cases are still under investigation and more arrests are expected.

The DCSO was assisted by the Lake Park Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department, Milford Police Department, Dickinson County Emergency Management, Dickinson County Dispatch, HEAT Team, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (MN), and Iowa DPS - Division of State Fire Marshall’s Office.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.