Sheldon Teen’s Car, Sheldon Woman’s Minivan Damaged In Accident; Cough Medicine Stolen From Hy-Vee

A Sheldon teen’s car and a Sheldon woman’s minivan were damaged in an accident on Friday (2/17) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 8:00 AM, 16-year-old Sung-Ju Kim of Sheldon was eastbound on Washington Avenue, in a 1992 Toyota. Forty-three-year-old Lisa Meendering of Sheldon was northbound on Fifth Street in a 2000 Ford.

Kim says he stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Fifth and Washington, and after he stopped, he proceeded into the intersection and was struck by Meendering. Meendering says she didn’t see the Kim vehicle. The intersection is a 4-way stop intersection.

Kim’s Toyota received $2000 damage. Meendering’s Ford received $1000 damage.

There were no injuries.

Meendering was charged with a stop sign violation.

In other police news,

Hy-Vee management reports that about 10:40 on Thursday (2/16), someone stole two boxes of Mucinex DM cold medicine from the store. The value of the medicine is $26.70. According to the product’s web site, the medicine is only an expectorant and cough suppressant. It does NOT contain the ingredient that is abused to make methamphetamine.


Call Law Enforcement If You See Dark Red Ford SUV With Hazard Flashers On

A man apparently stole a motorist’s debit card in a roadside robbery near Larchwood in the early morning hours Monday.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a robbery which occurred on county road A18 near Arthur Avenue, or five and a half miles west of the south side of Larchwood. It happened at about 1:25 AM. Read more


Sheldon Emergency Responders Called To Accident Near Calvary Baptist Church Saturday Morning

Sheldon emergency crews were called to the scene of an injury accident on Saturday morning (2/18).

The Sheldon Fire Company, Sheldon Rescue, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, Sheldon Emergency Management and Sheldon Police responded to the call, shortly after 7:45 on Saturday morning. The accident happened at Ninth Avenue and Tenth Street, about five blocks east of the Prairie Queen Bakery, near Calvary Baptist Church.

Victims were transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Crews were on-scene for a half hour.

We’ll have the full details from the Police Department when they become available.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


Sibley Man Arrested For Harassment In Boyden

A Sibley man has been arrested for harassment in Sioux County.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they had received a complaint that 41-Gary Mcconnell of Sibley had allegedly harassed a female and then came to Boyden and personally threatened her again outside of a Boyden business.

The Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested Mcconnell for Harassment, 2nd degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Mcconnell was located and arrested west of Sheldon.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


Sheldon Man Transported To Sanford Sheldon, Charged With OWI After Accident

A Sheldon man was transported to Sanford Sheldon and then charged with OWI as the result of an accident near Archer on Monday (2/13).
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:50 AM, 26-year-old Zachary Barron of Sheldon was southbound on L40 from Highway 18, about 3 and a quarter miles north of Archer in a 2003 Chevy Impala, when he lost control.  The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled one time, coming to rest on its top.
The Sanborn Ambulance transported Barron to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
No seatbelts were used.
Barron was cited for OWI Second Offense, and failure to maintain control.