Harris Man Arrested On Felony OWI Charge

A Harris man was arrested on a felony OWI charge on Wednesday.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call on Wednesday (3/21) about a male needing assistance in Harris. A deputy arrested 52-year-old Milton James Smith of Harris and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony. Smith was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.


Melvin Man Arrested On Domestic Disturbance Call

A Melvin man was arrested early on Friday.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a 9-1-1 call from Melvin about a domestic disturbance. Following an investigation, an Osceola County deputy arrested 29-year-old Landon Dather of Melvin. Dather was charged with Domestic Assault and Criminal Mischief 5th degree, both Simple Misdemeanors. Dather was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $600 cash bond.


Alton Woman, Le Mars Man Injured In Accident On Thursday On Orange City’s East Side

An Alton woman and a Le Mars man were injured in an accident on Thursday (3/22) on the edge of Orange City.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:35 AM, 58-year-old Margret Hoffman of Alton was eastbound on Highway 10, on the east edge of Orange City in a 2010 Ford. Fifty-five-year-old Randy Stream of Le Mars was westbound on 10 in a 2006 Peterbilt, owned by GCC Alliance Concrete of Orange City.

Hoffman drove into the path of the truck.

Hoffman was transported to Mercy Medical in Sioux City. Stream was also listed as injured, but according to the report was not transported to a medical facility.

The Orange City Police and Ambulance personnel assisted the trooper at the scene.


Luverne, Minnesota Man Behind Bars After Felony Drug Arrest Near Hull/Perkins

A Luverne, Minnesota man is behind bars after he was arrested near Perkins on felony drug charges.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 46-year-old Sakdarif Lokhamkouak of Luverne on Tuesday evening. The arrest was a result of an erratic driving complaint received by the Sioux County Communications Center.

Lokhamkouak was stopped by a Sioux County deputy sheriff just south of 320th Street on Highway 75, near Perkins. During the traffic stop the deputy found Lokhamkouak to be in possession of 14.8 ounces of marijuana.

Lokhamkouak was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug stamp, both class D felonies.

Additionally, just over $2,400 in cash was seized as a result of the investigation.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office K‐9, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office drug recognition expert and the Sioux Center Police Department assisted in the investigation.


Vehicles Driven By Ocheyedan Woman, Sibley Teen Damaged In Sibley Accident

On March 15, 2012, at 11:22am, Karen Iedema, age 61 of Ocheyedan, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus, eastbound on 9th Street, west of Fourth Avenue in Sibley. Jenny Travaille, age 19 of Sibley, was backing a 2012 Nissan Rogue from a parking space on Ninth Street. Travaille did not see Iedema’s vehicle approaching due to a large van blocking her view, and collided on the roadway. Iedema’s vehicle sustained about $1,500 damage. Travaille’s vehicle sustained about $800 damage. No injuries were reported.


Sheldon Police Report Several Arrests and Three Accidents

The police arrested 36-year-old Mark McGregor at the RTF in Sheldon on March 8. He was charged with simple assault.


They also arrested 34-year-old Wesley Swanson at the RTF that day, also for simple assault. Both were transported to jail in Primghar.


The police took a report of disorderly conduct happening at 405 Pine Street on Saturday, March 10th. They investigated and cited 28-year-old Martin Orcutt Jr. of Sheldon the next day.


Someone from Sheldon reported a purse stolen in Sioux City. The police cited 55-year-old Hope Paez-Hernandez in connection with the crime. She was charged with possession of stolen property and Obstruction of Justice and was cited into court.


The police arrested 34-year-old Wesley Swanson again on Saturday, March 10th on a warrant.


A Pocahontas man’s van and a Sheldon woman’s SUV were damaged in an accident on March 13th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 1:05 PM, 57-year-old Adron Reese of Pocahontas was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2009 Ford van. Thirty-five-year-old Angela Locke of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 2012 Lincoln Navigator.

Reese was in the inside lane, and Locke in the outside lane. Reese was starting to change lanes to get to the outside lane, when he struck the Locke Lincoln. The Lincoln then went over the curb and went 120 more feet before stopping just a foot in front of the Oldenkamp Detail building.

Reese’s Ford received $2000 damage. Locke’s Lincoln received $3500 damage.

There were no injuries.


The police arrested 18-year-old Ashley Seeley of Sheldon on Thursday the 15th on public intoxication and trespassing charges.


On Friday, they arrested 33-year-old Scott Adair on an RTF Hold Order.


On Sunday, they arrested 33-year-old Kelly Gilbert of Sanborn on Third Offense OWI.


All three were transported to the O’Brien County Jail.


A Sheldon man’s minivan and a Sheldon woman’s car were damaged in an accident on Sunday in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:30 PM, 67-year-old Ralph Martin Jr. of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2005 Dodge minivan. Eighty-year-old Darlene Schwarz of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 1989 Oldsmobile.

The light at Nineteenth Avenue had just turned to yellow. Martin stopped and his minivan was rear-ended by Schwarz, who was unable to stop in time.

Martin’s Dodge minivan received $1500 damage. Schwarz’s Oldsmobile received $1000 damage.

There were no injuries.

Schwarz was ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control.


A Sioux Center woman’s car and a Hartley man’s van were damaged in an accident on Tuesday, March 20th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 5:15 PM, 22-year-old Yeabsira Doornink of Sioux Center was westbound on Sixth Street, in a 2003 Chevy. Thirty-one-year-old David Andringa of Hartley was northbound on Third Avenue in a 2003 Ford van.

The police report says Doornink failed to yield and was struck by the Andringa vehicle.

Doornink’s Chevy received $10,000 damage. Andringa’s Ford van received $2500 damage.