Car-Deer Accident Damages Remsen Woman’s Car

Alton, Iowa — On Tuesday, July 17, at 5:45 am, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on L14, four miles southeast of Alton.

Judith Arens, age 65, from Remsen was driving a 2011 Cadillac northbound on L14 when she struck a deer in the northbound lane.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to the Cadillac is estimated at $6,000. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.


Wisconsin Man Now Implicated In Up to 25 Burglaries In NW Iowa, SW Minnesota

Orange City, Iowa — The Wisconsin man who authorities claim broke into ten northwest Iowa businesses has now been implicated in several more.

A Hawarden police officer caught 49-year-old Daniel Joseph Detaege in the act of burglarizing the Ireton Elevator early Sunday morning (7/15).

We previously reported that Lyon County officials believe he burglarized the grain elevators in Edna, Rock Rapids, Doon, Alvord, Lester and Larchwood along with two additional businesses in Inwood one business in Larchwood.

Now, authorities believe Detaege is responsible not only for those burglaries, but also for burglaries in Alton, Granville, Sioux Center and Hull, as well as others in O’Brien, Osceola and Cherokee counties in northwest Iowa, and possibly more in southwest Minnesota.


Alton Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Accident

Hospers, Iowa — An Alton man was arrested after he had an accident near Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that about 8:05 PM Sunday evening (7/15), 20-year-old Riley Full of Alton was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on 400th Street, three miles west of Hospers. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Full was using his cell phone to check text messages, and in doing so, lost control of his vehicle, which left the roadway and entered the north ditch. The initial accident damaged agricultural fields owned by Matt Schipper and Scott Te Grotenhuis, both of Hospers. When citizens tried to check on Full’s wellbeing, he fled the scene of the accident in his vehicle. In doing so he damaged an additional field owned by Ron Smit of Hospers. With the help of witnesses the sheriff’s office was able to locate Full and his vehicle.

Upon further investigation of the accident, sheriff’s deputies found what appeared to be Marijuana in Full’s vehicle. Full was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Use of electronic device while driving, failure to maintain control, and leaving the scene of an accident.

No injuries were reported from the accident. Full’s vehicle received about $1,000 damage. The total damage to the agricultural fields was estimated at $500.


Texas Woman Arrested North Of Sioux Center For Allegedly Supplying Alcohol To Minors

Sioux Center, Iowa — On Monday, July 16 at 3:57 pm, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Caroline Richards, age 33, of Seminole, Texas on charges of Violating a Protection Order and Supplying Minors with Alcohol. Richards was arrested at the Country Home Motel, one mile north of Sioux Center.

The arrest stemmed from a call the sheriff’s office received earlier that morning. The sheriff’s office was informed that two juvenile girls were staying at the Family Crisis Center in Sioux Center because of a party that took place while they were in Richards’ care at the Motel. Upon further investigation the sheriff’s office found there had been multiple other juveniles at Richard’s Motel room. Deputies discovered Richards had supplied the minors with alcohol. When the two juvenile girls left the residence, Richards violated a protection order by contacting the girls’ father.


Wisconsin Man Behind Bars After Being Caught In the Act Of Burglarizing Ireton Elevator

Orange City, Iowa — A Wisconsin man is behind bars after being caught in the act of burglarizing the Ireton Elevator — and he’s charged with several burglaries in Lyon County as well.

Between Saturday 7/14/12 and Monday 7/16/12 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department took no fewer than nine burglary calls to businesses throughout the county. Grain elevators in Edna, Rock Rapids, Doon, Alvord, Lester and Larchwood all were burglarized along with two additional businesses in Inwood one business in Larchwood. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that it appears the burglar was after money.

On Sunday July 15, 2012 the Hawarden Police Department arrested 49-year-old Daniel Joseph Detaege, age 49, from Appleton, WI while in the act of committing a burglary at the Ireton Elevator. Upon interviewing Mr. Detaege he did admit to committing all of the burglaries in Lyon County on Friday night/Saturday morning in Lyon County.

In Lyon County, Detaege is charged with three counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree (a Class D Felony), one count of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree (an Aggravated Misdemeanor), one count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree (a Serious Misdemeanor), and one count of Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree (a Simple Misdemeanor).

More charges are pending against Detaege.

Detaege is currently being held in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City.


Vehicles Driven By Hull Man, Sioux Falls Woman Damaged In Friday Accident In Hull

Hull, Iowa — On Friday, July 13 at 6:19 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Hayes Ave in Hull.

Lloyd Woelber, age 80, of Hull was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Hwy 18. Samantha Ingemansen, age 26, of Sioux Falls, SD was driving a 2005 Mazda Speed 6 westbound on Hwy 18. Woelber made a left turn and failed to yield to Ingemansen. The vehicles collided within the intersection.

No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $800 in damages. The Mazda sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.

Woelber was cited for failing to yield.