Five Underage Drinkers Charged After Sioux County Sheriff Breaks Up Hospers Party

Five underage drinkers were charged after authorities broke up a party near Hospers Saturday night.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip through the Text-a-Tip program Saturday night, of an underage alcohol party near Hospers.

Upon further investigation of the tip, deputies located the party, a half mile north of Hospers.

Nineteen-year-old Jonathon Ehlers of Luverne, MN, 20-year-old Dillon Postma from Sheldon, 20-year-old Ethan Evink from Hospers, and 19-year-old Jaclyn Dehner from Hinton, were cited for Possession of Alcohol Underage, a simple misdemeanor.

Nineteen-year-old Brennan Jungers of Hospers, was arrested and charged with Possession of Alcohol Underage and Supplying Alcohol to Persons Underage, a serious misdemeanor.

The investigation is ongoing

Boy Sentenced To Probation In Rural Kingsley Shooting

The boy who admitted to shooting his brother in rural Kingsley faces probation and other stipulations, but it looks like he won’t need to serve time behind bars.

Fourteen-year-old Billy Noll admitted in February to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his step-brother, Kyle Badgerow in December near Kingsley.

A charge of willful injury was dropped as part of a plea agreement.

He will remain in the custody of his father, and Juvenile Court Services will periodically review Noll’s probation status with the court. He is also to avoid contact with firearms, including real, toy, or facsimile weapons, and authorities will have the right to check his residence to make sure he’s in compliance.

Vehicles Driven By Orange City Teen, Orange City Man, Damaged In Orange City Area Accident

On Monday, March 19 at 7:38 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 410th Street west of K64, three miles north of Orange City Abigail Vandernoord, age 17, of Orange City was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on 410th Street toward K64. Roy Hawkins, age 55, of Orange City was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound on 410th Street from K-64. Vandernoord crested a hill and was partially in Hawkins lane of traffic. Vandernoord struck the side of Hawkins pick up, lost control and entered the south ditch. No injuries were reported. Hawkins pickup sustained about $100 in damages. Vandernoord’s vehicle sustained about $1,000 in damages. Vandernoord was cited for failing to yield half of roadway.

Hull Business Burglarized, Public Asked For Help

A business was broken into and several items taken during a burglary in Hull over the weekend. The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that sometime during the early morning hours of March 18, a person or persons entered Radio and TV Center by forced entry. Once inside, the perpetrators took several items including TV’s, audio devices, and cell phones.

The store surveillance system was also stolen. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone or by using the text‐a‐tip program. You may remain anonymous.

O’Brien County Sheriff Deputies Charge Juveniles After Spray-Painting Incident

Four juveniles were charged with criminal mischief after authorities say they vandalized a traffic control device near Primghar.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday (3/17), a traffic control device and the underside of a highway bridge near Primghar were spray-painted.

The next day, four juveniles — three from Primghar and one from Paullina — were charged with Fifth Degree Criminal Mischief — a simple misdemeanor. They were released to their parents.

Sioux City Man’s Car Damaged In Sunday Accident Near Sibley

March 18, 2012, at 6:40am, William Berg, age 22 of Sioux City, Iowa, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort, southbound on Nettle Avenue, north of 120th Street, six miles northwest of Sibley when he swerved to miss a deer. Berg’s vehicle went onto the west shoulder of the roadway, where Berg over-corrected the vehicle and slid into the east ditch. Berg’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage. Berg was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.