Suspect Vehicle Found In Hospers Hit-And-Run Investigation, Minutes After Authorities Released Information

Date posted - May 7, 2013

text-a-tipHospers, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is thanking those that follow them on Twitter and Facebook. They recently posted information about a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident, and within minutes, the vehicle in question was found.

They report that they released information on Tuesday, that they investigated a hit-and-run accident that happened on Monday on Locust Street in Hospers. Sometime between Saturday, May 4 and Monday, May 6, a vehicle drove onto the Hospers Farmer’s Cooperative property and struck a grain auger and then left the area. Upon further investigation, deputies determined the vehicle that struck the auger was a 1997‐2003 Chevrolet Malibu, possibly white in color. They said that the vehicle would have damages to the passenger side headlamp and fender. The auger sustained about $1,000 in damages.

They asked anyone with information to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Within minutes after the original report was published, they received information that led deputies to the vehicle. The info came from a citizen who provided information to the Sheriff’s Office using the Text‐a‐Tip program. The investigation is ongoing with charges possible.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank members of the public and news media that follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and who use the Text‐a‐Tip program. They report that information that they receive from these methods enables them to investigate cases with greater success.

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