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.


Vehicles Driven By Hull Woman, Sioux Center Woman Damaged In Accident Near Perkins

Hull, Iowa — Vehicles driven by a Hull woman and a Sioux Center woman were damaged in an accident on Tuesday near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Reports that about 6:50 PM, 43-year-old Lora Rankin of Hull was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup westbound on Highway 18, a mile west of Hull at the Perkins Corner. Rankin stopped for the stop sign and was waiting to turn left onto Highway 75. Twenty-six-year-old Christina Strassburg of Sioux Center was driving a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville and was approaching the stop sign behind Rankin’s vehicle when Strassburg’s vehicle collided with rear of Rankin’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Both vehicles each sustained approximately $1,000 in damages.

Strassburg was issued a citation for following too closely.


Alleged Illegal Alien Arrested On Felony Forgery Charges Near Maurice

Maurice, Iowa — Another alleged illegal alien has been arrested in Sioux County, this time on felony forgery charges.

On Tuesday, (9/18) the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Antolin Ramos Lopez of Sioux City.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 75 in Maurice. During the traffic stop
Ramos Lopez gave the deputy multiple names and a false identification card.

Ramos Lopez was arrested for forgery, a class D felony, driving while suspended, driving without a valid
driver’s license, excessive speed and no insurance, all simple misdemeanors.