Three Osceola County Residents Sentenced On Various Charges

On March 12, 2012, Tyler Bremer, age 19 of Ocheyedan, Iowa, pled guilty to Interference with Official Acts and Minor in Possession, both Simple Misdemeanors. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $390.00, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of 30 days, with all time suspended, and placed on informal probation to the Magistrate Court for a period of two years.

On March 4, 2012, Tyler Bremer was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for an equipment violation on Nettle Avenue, south of 210th Street. During the course of the stop, Bremer attempted to deceive the Osceola County Deputy to obstruct the investigation and was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.


On March 12, 2012, Devin Maker, age 20 of Sibley, Iowa, pled guilty to Interference with Official Acts and Minor in Possession, both Simple Misdemeanors. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $390.00, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of 30 days, with all time suspended, and placed on informal probation to the Magistrate Court for a period of two years.

On March 4, 2012, Devin Maker was driving a vehicle that was stopped for an equipment violation on Nettle Avenue, south of 210th Street. During the course of the stop, Maker attempted to deceive the Osceola County Deputy to obstruct the investigation and was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.


On March 12, 2012, Margaret Timmins, age 22 of Sioux City, Iowa, pled guilty to Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $402.50, the cost of the action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any.

On March 1, 2012, Margaret Timmins was stopped on 10th Street West in Sibley, Iowa, for a traffic violation. A check of Timmins’ driving record showed she was Revoked. Timmins was cited for Driving While Revoked.


Hospers Man Arrested On Assault Charge

A Hospers man has been arrested on an assault charge.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that their officers investigated a domestic disturbance on Sunday, March 11 that occurred on 5th Avenue in Hospers. Upon further investigation it is alleged that 32-year-old Mark Bylsma of Hospers, had assaulted a family member.

Bylsma was arrested for Domestic Assault, a serious misdemeanor.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.


Illegal Alien Living In Sanborn Faces Possible Deportation After Traffic Stop

An alleged illegal alien living in Sanborn has been arrested and faces possible deportation following a traffic stop near Melvin.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that in the early morning hours on Monday, (March 12th) an Osceola County Deputy arrested 33-year-old Usmaro Alvarez Diaz of Sanborn on a charge of Failure to Have a Valid Driver’s License; a Simple Misdemeanor.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a detainer on Alvarez Diaz and he is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop northwest of Melvin for a moving violation.


Two MORE Burglaries In Hull

On Sunday, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported they investigated two reports of residential burglaries in Hull.

Now the Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the report of two additional burglaries in Hull on Monday.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11, unknown person(s) entered garages of two additional residences. Once inside, the perpetrators took personal property of the residents, which included a portable DVD player and several gift cards

If anyone has information about these incidents, they are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. You may remain anonymous.


Sioux Sheriff Continues School Zone Enforcement

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is conducting another part of their school traffic safety enforcement project today.

Deputies are focusing extra enforcement on roads known to have a high amount of school traffic. Deputies will patrol various roads used by students traveling to and from school. They will enforce traffic laws and increase their presence during these busy times.

Over the course of the last several years, the sheriff’s office has concentrated on traffic enforcement in an effort to lower the high number of traffic fatalities and injury accidents throughout Sioux County. This project is a continued effort to keep motorists safe.

The officers plan to conduct school traffic safety focus today on these roads:

*Highway 18 from 270th Street to Rock Valley and from Highway 75 to Sheldon

*K52 from B-30 to 270th Street


Sioux Sheriff Investigating Burglary Reports

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two reports of residential burglaries in Hull.

The information received is that sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11, a person or persons entered both the garage and living quarters of the two residences. Once inside, the perpetrators took personal property of the residents, which included, cash, a computer, cell phone, portable car navigational system and various tools. Both homes were unlocked and the residents were inside sleeping at the time of the burglaries.

If you have any information about these incidents, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. You may remain anonymous.