Two Vehicles Damaged, Two Charged In Accident South Of Rock Rapids

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident on Wednesday, south of Rock Rapids.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department along with the Rock Rapids Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident a mile south of the south edge of town on Highway 75. Twenty-six-year-old Drew Alan Spykerboer of Beaver Creek, MN was attempting to make a left hand turn into a driveway when he was rear ended by 40-year-old Donna Mae Knoblock of Rock Rapids. No injuries were reported.

Spykerboer was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup and his vehicle sustained $6,000.00 in damage and the 2006 Toyota mini van driven by Knoblock was considered a total loss.

Knoblock was cited for failure to stop in a safe assured distance and Spykerboer was cited for no insurance.


Two Spirit Lake Men Sentenced In Rock Rapids Theft Case

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Two Spirit Lake men will do jail time and probation among other penalties after they were convicted of the theft of items stolen from a Rock Rapids apartment in April.

Lyon County Attorney Carl Petersen’s office reports that 24-year-old Bryce James Morris Robinson and 26-year-old Jeremy Monroe Maynard, both of Spirit Lake have been sentenced to Theft in the 3rd Degree.

These convictions stem from complaints filed in April 2012 that stated on April 13, 2012 Robinson, Maynard, and another accomplice broke a window in an apartment in Rock Rapids and removed a TV, a laptop computer, and prescription drugs.

Robinson has been sentenced to a year in jail with all but twenty-five days suspended and he will serve one year of probation. Robinson has been ordered to pay a fine, statutory surcharge, court costs, court-appointed attorney fees, and victim restitution.

Meanwhile, Maynard has been sentenced to a year in jail with all but seventy-five days suspended and will serve a year on probation as well. Maynard was also ordered to pay a fine, statutory surcharge, court costs, court-appointed attorney fees, and victim restitution.


Sioux City Man Arrested After Traffic Stop Near Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — A Sioux City man was arrested on Tuesday (5/22), after a traffic stop near Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that evening, they arrested 35-year-old Armando Reyes of Sioux City. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that took place on Highway 60, two miles south of Hospers. During the traffic stop, a deputy found that Reyes had a suspended license and no insurance for the vehicle.

Driving while suspended and no insurance are both simple misdemeanors.


Two Hawarden Residents Arrested In Chatsworth After Report Of Driving Without License

Chatsworth, Iowa — Two Hawarden residents have been arrested after an incident in Chatsworth.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday evening (5/20) at 7:40 PM, their office received a report of someone driving around Chatsworth without a valid driver’s license.

The next night, about 10:30 PM, a deputy from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was continuing with the
illegal driving investigation at 350 2nd Street, Chatsworth.

During the investigation 30-year-old Jim Langley Jr. of Hawarden was arrested and charged with driving while suspended and failure to file high-risk insurance, both simple misdemeanors.

When the deputy was arresting Langley, 43-year-old Darlene Sullivan of Hawarden allegedly interfered with the arrest. Sullivan was arrested and charged with interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor.


Two Osceola County Residents Found Guilty Friday

Two Osceola county residents were found guilty of various charges on Friday, May 18th.

50-year-old Sharon Seivert of Ashton pled guilty to Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a February 24th 2012 traffic stop that occurred on 4th Avenue and Johannes Street in Ashton.

Seivert is to pay a fine of $2,507.50, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any and is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a period of one year, with all time suspended except for seven days, and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two years.

20-year-old Ashley Henning of Sibley was found guilty on two counts of 5th Degree Theft, both Simple Misdemeanors. Henning was arrested December 10, 2011 for taking Iowa Lottery tickets, without paying for them, while employed at Casey’s General Store in Sibley. Henning is to pay a fine of $235.00, the cost of this action, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, and victim restitution, if any and is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty days, with twenty-eight days suspended, and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two years.


Sheldon PD Covers Accidents, Takes Theft Report of Vehicle, Makes Arrests

Sheldon, Iowa — A Remsen woman’s car and a Sheldon woman’s SUV were damaged in an accident on Friday, May 11 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:35 AM, 57-year-old Diane Anfinson of Remsen was southbound on Third Avenue, in a 2012 Chevy. Twenty-eight-year-old Martha Ramirez-Vasquez of Sheldon was backing eastbound out of a parking space on Third Avenue in a 1998 Lincoln.

Ramirez-Vasquez backed into the Anfinson vehicle as she was backing out of the parking space.

Anfinson’s Chevy received $1500 damage. Ramirez-Vasquez’s Lincoln received $500 damage.

There were no injuries.


Two cars owned by Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on Sunday, May 13 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 10:55 PM, 20-year-old Candace Kluver of Sheldon was backing westbound in the Courtyard fitness center parking lot in a 1991 Chevy. Connie Hoogendoorn of Sheldon had parked her 2004 Honda in the lot.

Kluver was backing out and struck the Hoogendoorn vehicle in the front right corner, scraping all the way down the right side of the vehicle. Kluver left the scene, but was later found.

Kluver’s Chevy received $50 damage. Hoogendoorn’s Honda received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries.


On Thursday, May 10, Farmers’ Coop reported someone had taken a 2004 Ford Taurus from their property, valued at $10,000. The car was located and recovered the next day.


The Police also made three arrests.

They arrested 35-year-old Travis Kolbeck of Sheldon on Saturday, May 12 on a charge of Criminal Trespass.

They arrested 54-year-old Troy Scott of Hartley that day as well. He was charged with Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated.

They also arrested 19-year-old Noah Hunt of Sheldon that day on a jail order or mittimus for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana.