Sheldon Police Handle Four Non-Injury Accidents

Date posted - January 29, 2013

sheldon pd police car rearSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon police handled three accidents recently involving property damage, but no injuries.

A Sheldon man’s parked car and a Sheldon woman’s car were damaged in an accident on Friday (1/25) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 10:50 AM, a 2008 Dodge, owned by Mark Klemme of Sheldon was legally-parked on Sixth Street, facing east. Eighty-year-old Dorothy Merrill of Sheldon was eastbound on Sixth in a 2005 Buick.

Merrill was distracted by a fallen object and side-swiped the Dodge.

Klemme’s Dodge received $3000 damage. Merrill’s Buick received $1700 damage.

There were no injuries reported.


A Sheldon man’s pickup and a Sheldon woman’s SUV were damaged in an accident on Friday (1/25) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 6:10 PM, 85-year-old Merlynn Miller of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18 in a 2004 Ford pickup. Fifty-two-year-old Susan Zylstra of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 2002 Chevy SUV.

Miller had stopped for a red light at 18th Avenue.  Zylstra did not see Miller stop. She swerved and braked, but still struck the pickup.

Miller’s Ford pickup received $2000 damage.  Zylstra’s Chevy received $5000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.


A Sioux City man’s truck and a Sheldon resident’s pickup were damaged in an accident on Monday (1/28) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:05 AM, 27-year-old Matthew Clausen of Sioux City was northwestbound from Western Avenue into the city shed parking area in a 2008 Freightliner truck. A 2002 Dodge pickup owned by Brice Mosier of Sheldon was legally-parked in a parking space in front of the city shed.

Clausen was pulling into the parking lot to make a delivery, but when he attempted to stop, the truck slid on the ice and struck the rear of the Mosier pickup.

The truck driven by Clausen received $50 damage. Mosier’s Dodge received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries reported.


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