Lights and Sirens

Disturbance Sends One To Hospital, Two Others Face Criminal Charges

Sheldon, Iowa — A disturbance at a downtown Sheldon apartment early Saturday morning has resulted in criminal charges against two individuals.

Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema tells KIWA that a Sheldon officer was dispatched to a disturbance at an apartment above a downtown Sheldon business around 4:00 Saturday morning. Bolkema said when the officer arrived he discovered that there was a large group of people causing a disturbance in the apartment. Other officers were called in to assist.

Bolkema says the group began to run once police arrived on scene.

As a result of the disturbance, 24-year-old Jacob Prado, of Orange City, was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Assault With Injury. He was booked into the O’Brien County Jail, according to Chief Bolkema. In addition, Bolkema says a 17-year-old juvenile was charged with Obstructing Emergency Communication for allegedly trying to prevent a call to 911.

Bolkema says one victim was hospitalized for injuries suffered in the incident. He says more charges may be pending once the investigation into the incident is complete.

Photo: Jacob Prado — Courtesy O’Brien County Jail

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