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Sheldon Police Cover Two Accidents That Caused Damage To Four Vehicles

Sheldon PD car police spdSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department covered two accidents that caused damage to four vehicles in recent days.

A minivan driven by a Kansas teen and a parked car were damaged in an accident on December 31 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:30 PM, 18-year-old Thomas Bonnel of Kansas was westbound on West Seventh Street in a 2002 Dodge minivan. Larry Steffans’ 1991 Honda was legally-parked in the 300 block of West Seventh.

The police report that they were alerted to the accident by Steffans when he discovered his car had been struck. They determined that Bonnel struck the parked car, panicked, and left the scene. He was located a short time later and admitted to striking the Steffans Honda.

Bonnel’s Dodge received $1500 damage. Steffans’s Honda received $1000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Bonnel was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Accident resulting in damage to a vehicle.


A Sheldon woman’s car and a Tempe, AZ man’s pickup were damaged in an accident on Wednesday (1/2) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:05 PM, 37-year-old Angie Clark of Sheldon was northbound on Third Avenue in a 2009 Ford. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Tatsumi of Tempe, AZ was eastbound on Sixth Street in a 2007 GMC.

The report says Tatsumi looked north, but did not see Clark coming from the south. Clark attempted to avoid the accident, but the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Clark’s Ford received $2300 damage. Tatsumi’s GMC received $2000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Tatsumi was charged with failure to obey a yield sign.

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