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Three Northwest Iowa Young People Charged In Sheldon Burglaries

O'Brien JailSheldon, Iowa — Two young people from Lyon County and one from Sioux County have been charged in connection with a string of incidents in January in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department advises that an investigation into numerous crimes that occurred in Sheldon during the evening of January 17 and the early morning hours of January 18, 2013, has resulted in the charges. Those charged are alleged to have stolen a mini-van from the 1100 block of 14th Street which they later destroyed when they attempted to use it to jump a rock pile. The men also allegedly entered garages which were located on South Ninth Avenue and the 1600 block of Oak Street. They are accused of stealing a number of items from these garages. Stolen were guns, a compound bow, wallets and handbags, credit cards and gift cards, a Garmin GPS unit, a radar detector, and numerous other miscellaneous items.

In connection with the incidents, 20-year-old Dakota Looks Twice Acevedo of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree and two counts of Theft in the 2nd Degree. Acevedo was transported from the Lyon County Jail to the O’Brien County Jail where he is being held on an arrest warrant.

Also charged was 19-year-old Frederick Jesus Hinojosa of George. He is charged with Operating a Vehicle Without Owners’ Consent, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, and two counts of Theft in the 2nd Degree. Hinojosa is presently in the Sarpy County Jail in Papillion, Nebraska on unrelated charges and will face extradition to Iowa when his Nebraska charges are taken care of.

The Sheldon Police report they also charged 18-year-old Trey Michael Sandbulte of Hull. He was charged with two counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree and two counts of Theft in the 2nd Degree. Sandbulte was arrested by a Sioux County Deputy and was transported to the O’Brien County Jail where he is also being held on an arrest warrant.

An investigation into these incidents continues and additional arrests are likely, according to Sheldon Police.

Several area law enforcement agencies assisted the Sheldon Police Department, including the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department, and the Orange City Police Department.

The Sheldon Police Department wants to remind the public that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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