Sioux Center Woman Transported To Hospital After Maurice Accident

Maurice, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman was transported to the hospital after an accident on Thursday near Maurice.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:35 PM, 21-year-old Marcus Van Voorst of Lynden, Washington, was driving a 1992 Ford Taurus southbound on Highway 75, two miles north of Maurice. Twenty-seven-year-old Sandra Lucero of Sioux Center, was driving a 2000 Ford Taurus northbound on Highway 75.

As Van Voorst attempted to turn east on 450th Street, the two collided in the intersection. Lucero was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

Lucero’s vehicle sustained about $6,000 in damages. Van Voorst’s vehicle sustained about $4,000 in damages.

Van Voorst was cited for failing to yield right of way upon making a left turn. Lucero was cited for driving with a suspended license.

The Maurice First Responders, Maurice Fire Department, Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department, and the Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office.


Sheldon Police Arrest Three Men In Three Different Cases

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

The police arrested 35-year-old Cory Schrick at the RTF on Saturday (5/5) on a public intoxication charge and an RTF hold order.

The police arrested 27-year-old Hector Rodriguez of Sheldon on Tuesday (5/8) for Driving Under Suspension.

On Wednesday (5/9) the police arrested 25-year-old Ross Baker Boone of Sheldon on an O’Brien County Warrant for Theft in the Fifth Degree.

All three men were taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.


Two NW Iowa Men Sentenced To Jail Time In Two Separate Osceola County Cases

Sibley, Iowa — Two northwest Iowa men have been sentenced to jail time in two separate Osceola County cases.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Nicholas James Fink of Melvin was found guilty on three counts of Assault, Simple Misdemeanors.
On all three offenses, Fink was sentenced to 30 days in the Osceola County Jail, with each offense to be served concurrently. He will also serve two years’ probation.
Fink was also ordered to have no contact with the victim for a period of one year.
On April 1, 2012, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call about an assault in Melvin. Fink had apparently assaulted two male victims. Fink refused to respond to law enforcement commands and assaulted an Osceola County Deputy prior to being tazed.


The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 24-year-old Joseph Lee Daggett of George was found guilty of Making a False Report to Law Enforcement, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Daggett was ordered to pay a fine of $201, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. Dagget was sentenced to two days in the Osceola County Jail.
He was also ordered to have no contact of any nature with the victim and the victim’s family for a period of one year.
On November 11, 2011, Daggett knowingly made a false report of harassment to law enforcement.


Three Arrested In Connection With Assault In Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — Three people were arrested on Monday in connection with an assault that happened in Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were alerted to an assault early on Monday morning (5/7), about 12:40 AM. They were called to 102 Fifth Avenue South in Hospers.

During the investigation it was found that several assaults had taken place between neighbors. Officers report that 29-year-old Cody Mulder of Hospers was arrested for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor, and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. They report that 28-year-old Emily Arens of Hospers, was arrested for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor. And 34-year-old Jessica Fonder of Hospers was arrested for disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.


Hudson Man Injured, Arrested After He Allegedly Left The Scene Of An Accident

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Hudson, South Dakota man was both injured an arrested after an accident on Sunday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the report on Sunday evening (5/6) of a field that had been damaged by a vehicle, near the intersection of Hickory Avenue and 400th Street, one mile east of Sioux Center.

A short time later the vehicle was located and stopped by a Trooper from the Iowa State Patrol. During the investigation it was found that 76-year-old Robert Dickie of Hudson, SD had been driving a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country minivan southbound on Hickory Avenue and had gone through the stop sign at 400th Street and into the southwest ditch of the intersection. Dickie had then driven through a planted corn field and then back on to Hickory Avenue, and had then left the area.

Dickie received minor injuries in the accident and was transported to the Orange City Hospital by the Iowa State Trooper.

The Chrysler minivan sustained about $3,000 in damages. The planted corn field, owned by Elmer Zommermaand, of Sioux Center sustained about $300 in damages.

Dickie was arrested for operating while intoxicated and failure to report an injury accident. He was additionally charged with failing to obey stop sign and failure to maintain control.

The Iowa State Patrol and Sioux Center Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office.


As Many As 80 Cattle Escape Near Hospers/Sheldon; Some Still On The Loose

Hospers, Iowa — As many as 80 cattle owned by Galen Haack may have escaped overnight from a farm five miles due south of the southernmost Highway 60 Sheldon exit, on McKinley Avenue, or L26.

The loose cattle did cause one accident that we know of, just into Monday morning, at 12:30 AM.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 57-year-old Alan Oberloh of Worthington was driving a 2010 GMC Sierra pickup northbound on Highway 60 and struck two cattle in the northbound lane.

No human injuries were reported.

The GMC sustained approximately $10,000 in damages. Both cows were a loss and are valued at $600 each.

UPDATE, 7 PM 5/7/12: Even though we were told on Monday afternoon that all the cattle had been accounted for, we have just received word from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office that there are still cattle on the loose.

Sioux County Sheriff spokesperson Nate Huizenga says they don’t know how the cattle got out.