Ocheyedan Woman Sentenced On Marijuana Charge

An Ocheyedan woman will serve a little jail time, some probation, and pay a fine after she pled guilty to marijuana possession.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 48-year-old Jacqueline Louise Ackerman of Ocheyedan pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Ackerman is to pay a fine of over $1000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with all time suspended except for two days. Plus Ackerman will also serve two years’ probation.

On November 10, 2011, the Osceola County Sheriff’s office assisted the Department of Human Services on a consent search of Jacqueline Ackerman’s residence. An Osceola County Deputy located marijuana plant material in Ackerman’s bedroom.


Three Injured In Accident Near State Line on Highway 60

Three people, one from Sioux Falls, one from Pennsylvania, and one from South Sioux City were transported to a hospital after an accident near the state line on Highway 60.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8 AM on Thursday (3/22), 27-year-old Whitney Lucas of Sioux Falls was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius, southbound on Highway 60, approaching the intersection of 100th Street — the state line road. Thirty-seven-year-old Hussein Warfa of South Sioux City, Nebraska, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Impala, westbound on 100th Street and pulled out in front of Lucas’ vehicle. The vehicles collided on the highway.

Warfa, Lucas and a passenger in the Lucas vehicle, 23-year-old Tatyanna Fox of Mc Kees Rock, Pennsylvania were all taken to the Osceola Community Hospital.

Lucas’ vehicle sustained about $10,000 damage. Warfa’s vehicle sustained about $5,000 damage.

Warfa was ticketed for Failure to Yield from a Stop Sign.

The Nobles County Sheriff’s office, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Sibley Ambulance assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


Second Teen Charged With Felony After Rock Rapids Vandalism, Theft

A second teen has been charged in the case of vandalism that occurred in Rock Rapids and a theft from the Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 18-year-old Louis Reuvers of Rock Rapids. He was charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Theft in the Fourth Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.
Reuvers’ initial appearance is scheduled for Friday March 30,2012
The other teen charged in connection with the crime is 18-year-old Jared Gerloff of Rock Rapids. He is charged with the same charges as Reuvers
Authorities allege Reuvers and Gerloff are responsible for a rash of vandalisms of eleven vehicles in Rock Rapids and a theft of a television from the Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch.

Fifty Pigs Lost In Semi Rollover Near Hull

There were no human injuries, but 50 pigs were lost in a crash near Hull on Thursday morning (3/22).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:45 AM, 29-year-old Paul Hibbing of Sutherland was driving a 1987 Peterbilt semi pulling a 2009 Wilson livestock trailer loaded with pigs eastbound on 300th Street.

About four miles northeast of Hull, Hibbing attempted to turn south onto Indian Avenue when the trailer entered the west ditch of Indian Avenue, rolling the trailer and semi onto its side in the ditch.

The Peterbilt sustained about $25,000 in damages. The trailer sustained about $12,000 in damages. Fifty of the 185 pigs were lost. They were valued at about $9,500.

No human injuries were reported.

Hibbing was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Hull Fire Department assisted at the scene.


Sioux Falls Man Dead After ATV Accident Near West Lyon School On Saturday Evening

A Sioux Falls man is dead after an ATV accident near Larchwood on Saturday evening (3/24).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:25 PM, 62-year-old Norman Walter Ranschau of Sioux Falls, was riding his 4-wheeler in the vicinity of A-26 & IA 182.

Ranschau was riding along the shoulder of the road when he lost control and rolled down into the ditch coming to rest against a sign post.

Ranschau was pinned under the 4-wheeler which caused fatal injuries.


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.