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Sheldon Police Cite Two, Arrest One, Handle Three Accidents

sheldon pd police car rearSheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

The Police report they cited a 15-year-old Sheldon girl on Thursday, November 28th for Simple Assault. No further details were released.

They also cited 27-year-old April Jasman of Sheldon on Sunday, December 8 on a charge of Driving Under Suspension.

Sheldon officers arrested 35-year-old Natasha Balicki of Canton, SD on four Dickinson County warrants for Fifth Degree Theft, and one Iowa State Patrol Warrant for Driving Under Suspension. She was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.


An SUV driven by a Kingsley teen and a light pole were damaged in an accident on Friday, December 6 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 7:10 PM, 18-year-old Keaton Stanwick of Kingsley was northbound on Pleasant Court Drive in a 1995 Jeep, when he slid on the icy road and struck the light pole.

Stanwick’s Jeep received $100 damage. The light pole, owned by MidAmerican Energy was valued at $1000.

There were no injuries reported, and no charges were filed.


An Ackley, Iowa man’s car was damaged in an accident on Saturday, December 7 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that they received the call about 4:30 PM. Ezra Weikert of Ackley, Iowa advised the police that he came out to the parking lot where his vehicle was parked at Northwest Iowa Community College, and found that someone had hit the left front corner of the 2004 Pontiac, causing about $2000 in damage.

The report does note that the lot was covered by snow.


A Sheldon man’s car was damaged in an accident on Saturday, December 7 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 7:50 PM, 22-year-old Joseph Rickertsen of Sheldon was westbound on Seventh Street in a 1996 Buick.

The report says that as Rickertsen approached the intersection with Fifth Avenue, he noticed a vehicle going northbound on Fifth, approaching the intersection, and not yielding. Rickertsen took evasive action, causing his vehicle to drive onto a yard and hit a tree.

Rickertsen’s Buick received $4000 damage, which was enough to total the car.

There were no injuries reported.

Road conditions were snowy at the time.


The Sheldon Police advise motorists to drive carefully in winter conditions.

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