Sheldon Police Take Report Of Stolen Trumpet, Cover A Number Of Accidents

Date posted - October 15, 2013

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

Officers say they took a report from someone at the Sheldon Middle School on Monday (10/14/13) that someone had stolen a trumpet in a case. The value of the trumpet and equipment in the case was estimated at $500.

Officers arrested 55-year-old Scot Lee Scheerhoorn at the RTF on Monday (10/14/13). He was charged with Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Institution. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.


An Ashton man’s parked car and a Sheldon teen’s SUV were damaged in an accident on Thursday, October 10 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:30 PM, a 2001 Oldsmobile, owned by Greg Winkel of Ashton was parked northbound in the Sheldon High School parking lot. Sixteen-year-old Samuel Lode of Sheldon took off northbound in a 1996 GMC Jimmy, from his parking spot in the lot, just east of the Winkel vehicle. He turned left to approach 19th Avenue.

At that point, a piece of paper started to blow around the interior of his vehicle, and Lode became distracted by catching the paper. He continued his turn and collided with the right front of the Winkel vehicle.

The report says Lode left the scene of the crash.

Winkel’s Oldsmobile received $2200 damage. Lode’s GMC Jimmy received $2500 damage.

There were no injuries reported. No charges were filed.


A Sheldon teen’s car and a Boyden woman’s minivan were damaged in an accident on Monday, October 14 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:20 AM, 16-year-old Mitchell Meyer of Sheldon was southbound on Thirty-Fourth Avenue in a 2003 Pontiac, turning into the McDonald’s parking lot. Sixty-five-year-old Christena Jungers of Boyden was northbound in the McDonald’s lot in a 2003 Ford minivan.

The report says Meyer did not see the Jungers vehicle approaching and struck it while he was turning left.

Meyer’s Pontiac received $500 damage. Jungers’s Ford minivan received $2000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Meyer was charged with Failure to Yield on Left Turn.


A Boyden man’s pickup was damaged in an accident on Monday, October 14 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:25 AM, 46-year-old Darin Green of Boyden was parked in the parking lot in front of Cellular Only Verizon Wireless in a 2006 Ford pickup.

As he left, he backed up and struck a light pole, knocking it over.

Green’s Ford pickup received $1800 damage. The light pole, owned by 3 Bar D, LLC of Sioux Center was valued at $2000.

There were no injuries reported.


A Mellette, SD woman’s SUV and a Sioux Center man’s car were damaged in an accident on Wednesday, October 9 near Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 1:25 PM, 21-year-old Shaina Jensen of Mellette, SD was northbound in the Northwest Iowa Community College Parking Lot in a 2009 Chevy SUV. Twenty-seven-year-old David Miedema of Sioux Center was eastbound on lot in a 1997 Buick.

Jensen attempted to back from a parking space, but did not see the Miedema vehicle, and backed into it.

Jensen’s Chevy SUV received $500 damage. Miedema’s Buick received $2000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

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