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Three Sioux City Residents Arrested In Sheldon On Warrants, Theft Charges

O'Brien Sheriff 71-6Sheldon, Iowa — Three Sioux City residents have been arrested on several charges after a traffic stop a week ago that has just been reported by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.

They report that on the morning of Thursday, September 26th, an O’Brien County deputy made a traffic stop on Highway 18 in Sheldon.

All three people in the car had active arrest warrants and all three were arrested and taken into custody.

Deputies conducted a subsequent investigation and found stolen property in the vehicle that included money, a shotgun, ammunition, and a television that were stolen from a rural O’Brien County home.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Dustin Rex Mauer on a Woodbury County warrant for Probation Violation/Forgery. He was also charged with Fourth Degree Theft and Failure To Have a Valid Driver’s License. Mauer was being held in the O’Brien County Jail with a bond of $1000.

They arrested 19-year-old Austin John Pate on a Union County (South Dakota) warrant for Probation Violation/Burglary. He was also charged in O’Brien County with Fourth Degree Theft and was also being held in the O’Brien County Jail on a $1000 bond.

Deputies also arrested 39-year-old Lana Faye VandenBrink on a Plymouth County warrant for Probation Violation/Forgery.
She was also charged with a felony count of Forgery, Fourth Degree Theft, and Interference With Official Acts. That charge was filed because she gave deputies a false name in an attempt to avoid arrest, knowing she had active arrest warrants. At last check, Vanden Brink was being held in the O’Brien County Jail on a $5000 bond.

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