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.


Text-a-Tip Helps Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Nab More Underage Drinkers

Alton, Iowa — For the second time in a week the sheriff’s office received a Text‐A‐Tip report of under aged people illegally in possession of alcohol.  Nine people were charged following the most recent tip on July 13.

On Friday, July 13 at 11:00 pm, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a Text‐a‐Tip report of underage drinking at a place on 500th Street, five miles southeast of Alton.

When deputies arrived, several people ran from the officers.  Upon further investigation, deputies charged nine people with possession of alcohol underage.

Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Cluck of Remsen, 19-year-old Jordan Bonestroo of Hull, 19-year-old Emily VanDam of Remsen, and 20-year-old Joe Uribe of Granville were charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, a simple misdemeanor. Five juveniles were referred to juvenile court for possession of alcohol under legal age.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol.

The case is still under investigation.


Accidents Near Larchwood End In Fire, Injuries

Larchwood, Iowa — Two accidents occurred near Larchwood in the past week — one resulting in a fire, and both causing injuries.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office reports that on Monday (7/9), at about 3:25 AM, the Larchwood Fire Department and Larchwood EMS were dispatched to Midwest Livestock in Larchwood for a fire. While en route they were advised that there was a vehicle on fire in the parking lot.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident involving a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Andre Johnson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Johnson was eastbound on Highway 9 when he turned into the parking lot of Midwest Livestock and drove into a parked International straight truck, which caused the car to burst into flames. Johnson was able to get out and was transported to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls by the Lyon County Ambulance.

Midwest Livestock’s 2001 International straight truck had estimated damage of $8000 while the damage to Johnson’s 1999 Ford Escort was estimated at $3500.


On Saturday, July 7, 2012 at about 9:50 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accident involving two 4-wheelers on the 1000 block of Cherry Avenue.
Twenty-eight-year-old Lance Schreurs of Larchwood was exiting a waterway onto Cherry Avenue when he collided with 17-year-old Adam Vogelzang of Alvord, who was northbound on Cherry Avenue.

Vogelzang was transported to Avera Hospital by the Lyon County Ambulance. Vogelzang’s 4-wheeler received about $3500 in damage and Schreurs’ 4-wheeler received about $2000 in damage.

The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Larchwood Fire Department and the Larchwood Emergency Medical Services.


Rock Rapids Man Who Slashed Tires, Lifted TV, Sentenced

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man has been sentenced to a suspended jail term, fines, probation, and other penalties after he was convicted of participating in tire slashings and lifting a TV.

The Lyon County Attorney’s Office reports that Jared James Gerloff of Rock Rapids was convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree. This conviction stems from a complaint filed in March 2012 that states on or about March 11, 2012 during the early morning hours, Gerloff and another accomplice slashed multiple vehicle tires in various locations around Rock Rapids. The two also stole a TV and DVD player from the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids.

Gerloff has been sentenced to a suspended one-year sentence in the Lyon County Jail and is on probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of two years. Gerloff is ordered to pay victim restitution, court costs, fines, court-appointed attorney fees, and complete 75 hours of community service.