Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information On Several Incidents, Accidents

Sibley, Iowa —

September 16, 2012, at 7:40pm, William Patrick Albert Doll, age 19 of Sibley, Iowa, was driving a 1994 Ford pickup, west of Hwy 59 on 160th Street, and crossed the center of the roadway. Doll overcorrected and entered the north ditch where the vehicle rolled onto the passenger side. Doll’s vehicle sustained approximately $4,000 damage and was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.

September 11, 2012, at 10:22am, Mary Catherine Sanchez, age 25 of Bigelow, Minnesota, was driving a 1999 Buick Park Avenue, southbound on 1st Avenue, approaching 11th Street in Sibley, Iowa. Melissa Jo Potter, age 33 of Sibley, Iowa, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer southbound on 1st Avenue and attempted to make a left hand turn from the shoulder of the roadway onto 11th Street. Potter did not see Sanchez’s vehicle approaching and collided on the roadway. Sanchez’s vehicle sustained approximately $700 damage. Potter’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,100 damage and was given a citation for Failure to Yield upon Entering Thru Highway, and Failure to Prove Security against Liability. No injuries were reported.

September 10, 2012, at 10:20am, Santa Esquivel-Colin, age 44 of Doon, Iowa, was backing a 2003 Honda Odyssey from a parking space at the Dollar General parking lot. Esquivel-Colin backed into a legally parked 2005 Ford Taurus owned by Lewis Anderson of Little Rock, Iowa, which sustained approximately $100 damage. Esquivel-Colin’s vehicle sustained no damage and was given a citation for Failure to Have a Valid Driver’s License. No injuries were reported.

September 10, 2012, Cliff Garnett, age 28 of Sibley, Iowa, pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days, with all time suspended except for two (2) days and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two (2) years. The Defendant shall successfully complete a Domestic Abuse Intervention Program and comply with the treatments recommendations. On September 1, 2012, Cliff Garnett assaulted a female victim by striking her in the back of the head following a disagreement.

September 10, 2012, Charles Wickstrom, age 45 of Sibley, Iowa, pled guilty to Theft 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a total fine of $128.00, the cost of this action, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, and victim restitution, if any. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days, with all time suspended and placed on informal probation to the Magistrate Court for a period of two (2) years. On March 25, 2012, Charles Wickstrom broke into a City of Sibley electrical meter on his residence to reconnect the electrical service after the City of Sibley disconnected the service for non-payment.

September 6, 2012, Matthew David Molitor, age 26 of Sibley, Iowa pled guilty to Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a total fine of $2,607.50, 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 ninety (90) days, with all time suspended except for seven (7) days. The Defendant is placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two (2) years. The Defendant is ordered to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and comply with the treatments recommendations. On May 12, 2012, Matthew Molitor was stopped on 5th Street & 11th Avenue in Sibley for a driving violation. During the course of the stop, an Osceola County Deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Molitor’s breath. Molitor’s eyes were bloodshot, watery and dilated. Molitor failed sobriety tests and tested over .08. Molitor was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

September 4, 2012, at 7:40am, Gage Karolczak, age 16 of Ashton, Iowa, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, southbound on Monroe Avenue, south of 250th Street and lost control on the loose gravel, entered the east ditch and came to rest on its side. Karolczak’s vehicle sustained approximately $7,000 damage. Karolczak sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported by a private party to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center where he was later transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital for observation.


Drowsy Driving Causes Injury Accident Near Harris

Harris, Iowa — An Emmetsburg man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Harris on Thursday (9/20).

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6 AM, 60-year-old Randall Steven Hanson of Emmetsburg was driving a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup westbound on Highway 9, about a half mile east of the Harris turn off.

Apparently Hanson fell asleep and his pickup entered the south ditch. Hanson’s vehicle exited the south ditch, crossed over Highway 9 and then entered the north ditch where it came to rest on the passenger side.

Hanson was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital by Ocheyedan Ambulance.

His vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage.

He was ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control.


Sheldon Man Taken To Hospital After Accident In Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man was transported to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday (9/19) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:35 AM, 61-year-old Dean Sievert of Sheldon was northbound on Second Avenue, in a 2001 Ford. Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Cook of Spencer was also northbound on also on Second Avenue in a 2006 International semi.

Cook had stopped his semi for the stop sign at the intersection of Second Avenue and Highway 18. Cook was in the inside lane, intending to make a right turn onto Highway 18. Sievert stated that he pulled into the outside lane, just to the right of Cook. Sievert stated that he did not see a turn signal on the semi trailer. Both vehicles made a right turn, and the semi trailer went over the back of the Sievert car. Cook stated that he did not know that he had run into Sievert’s car, and continued eastbound onto Highway 18 until a witness flagged him down.

Sievert was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Sievert’s Ford was totaled with $3000 damage. The semi, owned by L J LeClair Farm of Spencer was not damaged.

No charges were filed.


Sioux Center Teen Injured In Accident Near Sioux Center, Authorities Investigating

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center teen was taken to the hospital after an accident north of Sioux Center on Wednesday (9/19).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 9 AM, 19-year-old Kaleigh Schildhouse of Sioux Center was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass southbound on Highway 75, a mile north of Sioux Center, when she lost control of the vehicle. It entered the west ditch, where it rolled onto its top.

Schildhouse required extrication from the vehicle by the Sioux Center Fire Department and was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

The Oldsmobile sustained about $3,000 in damages.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Fire, Sioux Center Ambulance, Sioux Center Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation.


Sheldon Police Report Incidents, Arrests, Accidents

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest report from Sheldon Police:


A resident on Fifth Avenue in Sheldon reports that on Friday, September 14, someone broke a 2 by 3 foot window at their place.


Someone on North Second Avenue reported that sometime between Tuesday the 11th and Friday the 14th, someone stole a Canon video camera from that address. It was valued at $800.


Someone on Sixth Avenue reported that sometime between Friday, September 7th and Sunday, September 16th, someone stole a laptop, two rings, and a bottle of perfume, valued at a combined total of $1030 from that address.


The police arrested 22-year-old Jordan Johnson of Elgin, Iowa on Friday the 14th, for Driving while revoked for OWI. He was transported to jail in Primghar.


Someone at the Sunset motel reported they were assaulted on Saturday the 15th. The police arrested 30-year-old Matthew Colvert of Sheldon in connection with the incident. He was charged with assault and transported to jail in Primghar.


The Sheldon police also cited 24-year-ols Aaron Berger of Sheldon on Monday (9/17) for driving while his license was suspended.


A Sac City man’s minivan was damaged in an accident on Monday (9/17) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 10:45 AM, 56-year-old Ross Opsal of Sac City was northbound on 23rd Avenue in a 2011 Toyota.

The report says Opsal had just turned onto 23rd Avenue from the middle school property. He says items had fallen from his dash area onto the passenger side floor, and that he momentarrily leaned over that way to retrieve the items. In doing so, he says he steered right slightly and ran up the curb and into a brick and metal mailbox.

Opsal’s Toyota received $5500 damage. The mailbox structure, owned by Thomas Thaden received $1500 in damages.

There were no injuries.


Sioux Center Woman Receives Minor Injuries In Maurice Area Accident

Maurice, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman reported minor injuries after an accident southeast of Maurice on Wednesday (9/19).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 7 PM, 22-year-old Leah A. Forbes of Sioux Center was driving a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville northbound on Harrison Avenue, four miles southeast of Maurice, when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled.

Forbes reported minor injuries from the accident and sought medical attention on her own.

The Pontiac sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

Forbes was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to have a valid license.