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Sheldon Police Take Report Of Smartphone Theft At Sheldon Middle School, Handle Accident

Sheldon pd sheild dinkySheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

Sheldon officers took a report of a theft at Sheldon Middle School. It happened sometime between 8 AM and 9:30 AM on Thursday (8/22/13). Taken was a smartphone and $4.00 in cash. The smartphone was valued at $300.


A Sheldon woman’s SUV and a Sheldon man’s pickup were damaged in an accident on Saturday (8/24/13) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:55 PM, 20-year-old Chelsea Buckwald of Sheldon was northbound on Garfield Avenue in a 2000 Chevy SUV. Thirty-year-old Joseph Wenthe of Sheldon was also northbound behind Buckwald on Garfield in a 2008 Ford pickup.

Buckwald stopped to yield to a non-contact vehicle, which was westbound on Pleasant Court Drive. Wenthe did not see Buckwald stopped, and rear-ended the Buckwald vehicle.

Buckwald’s Chevy SUV received $2500 damage. Wenthe’s Ford pickup received $3000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Wenthe was charged with following too closely and Buckwald was charged with no current proof of insurance.

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