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

Date posted - August 26, 2013

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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5 Responses to “Sheldon Police Take Report Of Smartphone Theft At Sheldon Middle School, Handle Accident”

  1. Pete says:

    Thank the Lord for Free & Reduced lunches and Hawk-I Insurance, or these kids wouldn’t be able to afford to tweet about Miley Cyrus Twerking or be able to Snap Chat their friends.

    • 6th Street says:


      I pay for my child’s medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as all his meals. He doesn’t have a smart phone (or any cell phone) but I could afford 2 or 3 if I wanted to. Not everyone going to school with a phone is the son/daughter of a welfare deadbeat, so don’t lump them all together. If you’re a grown man who knows about Miley Cyrus’ spare time and “Snap Chat” you probably should get a job.

      • resident says:

        Just because someone gets free/reduced lunches or hawk-i does not mean that they are “dead beats” all i can say to the two of you is wow just wow if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. You don’t know other peoples situations.

        • 6th Street says:


          I got a part-time job during high school, paid for my own affordable car, insurance, and gas.

          Then I put myself through 4 years of college with no financial help from anyone, got a job, and I pay for health insurance for myself and my son. And now, as a consequence of doing all those things the right way, I get to pay a huge amount in taxes so someone else who is less ambitious can have them for little to no effort. And really, where is the incentive? I could have just as easily gotten a low-paying, low-stress job, had 4 or 5 kids, and collected free insurance and EBT cards for the rest of my adult life while others worked hard to support me.

          But I didn’t.

          There are PLENTY of jobs in NW Iowa which offer health insurance, and if you cannot afford children and the responsibility it takes to raise them you shouldn’t have them. I understand temporary hardships (stressing temporary), but in those cases it should be for a limited time and paid back fully. Ironically, since I have a job and don’t collect welfare, if I lose that job I can’t just go to the bank and say, “Hey, I lost my job so you’ll have to just pick up the check for my monthly mortgage and grocery bill until I find another one.” Lazy people can. If I run into hard times I have to either rely on savings (all of which came from my own earnings, by the way), or go get a loan which has to be repaid with interest.

          So you are correct in that as long as people get free college, food, housing, and insurance as a by product of being lazy and having a bunch of kids, no I don’t have anything nice to say.

  2. FYI says:

    Maybe if you knew the facts you wouldn’t make such assumptions!! It was a teachers phone, not a students!

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