Three Northwest Iowans Arrested On Alcohol Or Drug Charges In Three Incidents

Date posted - December 4, 2012

Northwest Iowa — Three northwest Iowans have been arrested on alcohol or drug charges, in three separate incidents, and a Hospers man was arrested for letting someone drive who shouldn’t have.


A Hull teen was arrested on Saturday on drug charges.

On Saturday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a home on 2nd Street in Hull.

Upon further investigation, Javier Villalpando, age 19, of Hull, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Orange City.


A Hospers man was arrested on Saturday for Felony OWI and a license violation.

On Saturday, December 1 at 10:59 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gary Moore, age 32, of Hospers. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Locust Street in Hospers. During the stop the deputy determined that Moore’s driver’s license was suspended. Upon further investigation, the deputy suspected that Moore was under the influence of alcohol.

Moore was arrested for 3rd offense operating while intoxicated, a class D felony and driving while license suspended, a simple misdemeanor.

The owner of the vehicle, Eric Durband, age 22, of Hospers, was arrested for permitting an unauthorized person to operate his vehicle.

Both were taken into custody and transported to jail in Orange City.


A Melvin man was arrested on Thursday (11/29) in Sheldon for felony OWI.

The Sheldon Police arrested 29-year-old Landon Dather of Melvin and charged him with Third Offense OWI. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

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