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.


Sheldon Police Cover Theft Report, Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department reports one recent incident and one recent accident.

A resident on the 300 block of Washington Avenue reports that sometime on Sunday, an Iowa trailer license plate was stolen while the trailer was parked there. The police are investigating.

A pickup driven by a Primghar woman and an SUV driven by a Sheldon teen were damaged in an accident on Tuesday (7/10) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:15 PM, 51-year-old Louise Wallinga of Primghar was driving a 2002 Dodge pickup. Seventeen-year-old Alissa Jager of Sheldon was driving a 2007 Chevy SUV.

The police report that Wallinga was eastbound, entering a parking lot between two private properties. The SUV Jager was driving had been parked, also facing east. Jager then made a turn to exit west, and the SUV she was driving was struck in the passenger door midway through the turn by the Wallinga vehicle.

Wallinga’s Dodge received $3000 damage. Jager’s Chevy received $4000 damage.

There were no injuries reported, and no charges were filed.


Sioux City Man Arrested For Smoking Plant Material On West Lake Okoboji

Okoboji, Iowa — You might call it Don’t “Smoke On The Water”. A Sioux City man found that smoking plant material on the lake in your kayak probably isn’t a good idea.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 28-year-old Michael Vlaanderen of Sioux City on Monday (7/9). A DNR Lake Patrol officer found Vlaanderen smoking plant material in a kayak on West Lake Okoboji at about 10 PM. Vlaanderen reportedly threw the plant material into the water. Lake patrol officers recovered the plant material and escorted Vlaanderen to shore. A Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Vlaanderen and he was booked into the Dickinson County Jail on a $1000 bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance – a Serious Misdemeanor.

The sheriff’s office thanked the DNR Lake Patrol for their assistance on scene.