Sheldon Police Report Several Incidents, Accidents, and Arrests
Date posted - August 7, 2012
Two arrests have been made in connection with a June burglary at 1818 Western Avenue. A door and frame were damaged, car parts were removed from a 1991 Honda Civic. A stereo, three speakers, a subwoofer and amp, a sub box, and a stereo face plate were stolen, along with a Honda shifter knob and a bug zapper, valued at a combined total of $1950.
The police have arrested 18-year-old Brandon Hall of Sheldon and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the crime. Both have been charged with Third Degree Burglary and Fourth Degree Theft. Hall was cited into court, and the juvenile was refered to juvenile court.
An inflatable swimming pool was stolen from R & J’s New and Used in July. It was valued at $110. Police have now made an arrest in that case as well. They arrested 30-year-old Matthew Colvert of Sheldon. He was charged with Fifth Degee Theft. The pool was recovered.
A Sheldon man’s pickup and a Sheldon man’s van were damaged in an accident on July 23 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 7:10 AM, 68-year-old John Meyer of Sheldon was eastbound on Highway 18, in a 1994 Chevy pickup in the inside lane. Forty-one-year-old Brian Ramsey of Sheldon was westbound on 18 in the outside lane in a 1991 Ford van.
Meyer was slowing down to make a left turn into a business drive. The driver of a semi in the opposing inside lane of traffic waved him across and stopped on the highway so Meyer could turn. At that moment the Ramsey vehicle appeared from behind the truck, westbound on 18, and struck the Meyer pickup as it turned. Neither driver saw the other because of the semi.
Meyer’s Chevy pickup received $5000 damage. Ramsey’s Ford van received $5000 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
A van and an SUV, both driven by Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on July 25 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 4:00 PM, 70-year-old Karen Boer of Sheldon was northbound in the post office parking lot in a 2012 Dodge van. Seventy-Eight-year-old Alyda Roetman of Sheldon was also northbound in the lot in a 2011 Ford SUV.
Boer had mailed a letter. Roetman was driving through the parking lot, and pulled alongside Boer. Both vehicles made right turns at about the same time.
Boer’s Dodge van received $1000 damage. Roetman’s Ford SUV received $1500 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
A minivan and a car driven by Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on July 31 in Sheldon.
The police report that about 12:35 PM, 27-year-old Katherine VanderNaald of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2005 Dodge. Thirty-year-old Heather Schoenrock of Sheldon was eastbound on 18 in a 2011 Kia.
VanderNaald was making a left turn onto Washington Avenue. She said that the oncoming Schoenrock vehicle had the turn signal on to turn left as well. VanderNaald was making her left turn when Schoenrock went straight instead. Schoenrock reported that she changed her mind.
VanderNaald’s Dodge received $500 damage. Schoenrock’s Kia received $2000 damage.
There were no injuries.
Someone on Eighth Street reported that somebody stole a purse and wallet with cash, credit cards, and a checkbook, valued at a combined total of $215 from their unlocked vehicle parked near their home on Tuesday or Wednesday the 31st or 1st. In the same timeframe, another victim reported that her unlocked vehicle parked in her driveway on Fifth Avenue was entered, and someone took a purse, an iPod, a checkbook, and perfumes, valued at a combined total of $160. Another victim reported the theft of a pair of cleats, also from an unlocked vehicle during the same timeframe. They were valued at $100.
Sheldon Police arrested three thirteen-year-old boys from Sheldon in connection with the thefts. Two of the boys were charged in all three incidents, and one of them on two of three. They were all charged with Third Degree Burglary and Fifth Degree Theft, and were all cited into juvenile court.
On Wednesday, August 1, the Sheldon Police received a report from Northwest Decor that someone had stole $200.
That same day, they also received the report of an abandoned kitten at Prairie Ridge Apartments.
On Saturday, August 4, the Sheldon Police report that they arrested 23-year-old Cory Sens of Sheldon for OWI, possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar, and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.
That same day, they arrested 29-year-old Dustin Lockhorst of Sheldon for violation of a protection order. He was also transported to jail in Primghar.
A Sanborn man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Friday, August 3 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:15 PM, 89-year-old William Storm of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2008 Ford pickup. Ninety-four-year-old Frederick Bakker of Sanborn was also westbound on 18, behind Strom in a 2001 Buick. Sixteen-year-old Garrett Lang was behind Bakker in a 1997 Ford pickup.
Storm had stopped, waiting for a vehicle making a left turn onto Country Club Road. Bakker was slowing down in preparation to stop behind Storm. Lang rear-ended Bakker, pushing his vehicle into Storm’s.
Bakker was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.
Storm’s Ford pickup received $500 damage, Bakker’s Buick received $3000 damage, and Lang’s pickup received $500 damage too.
Lang was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.
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