George Man Faces Felony Drug Charges In Buena Vista County

Storm Lake, Iowa — A George man has been charged with a felony drug offense in Buena Vista County.

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office reports that 20-year-old Cody Joseph Boger of George was arrested last week and charged with Delivery of Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony. His bond was set at $5000.

Boger’s arrest was among ten drug arrests in the last month in Buena Vista County. The others arrested were not from the four-county (Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux) area.

Sheriff Gary Launderville says all those arrested were processed at the Buena Vista County Jail. Additional arrests are anticipated as the investigation continues.

These arrests are in addition to 10 arrests made prior to June 21st.


Worthington Man Taken To Hospital After Sibley Accident

Sibley, Iowa — A Worthington man was taken to the hospital after an accident last week.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5 AM Sunday morning, 25-year-old Juan Castillo of Worthington was driving a 2004 Toyota Tundra, northbound on Highway 60 about a mile south of Sibley, when he reached into the back seat of the vehicle causing the vehicle to drive into the median. Castillo over-corrected and rolled the vehicle several times until it came to rest on its top in the east ditch.

Castillo’s vehicle, owned by Tomas Flores of Worthington sustained about $8,000 damage.

Castillo was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital, and charged with Failure to Maintain Control.

Sibley Ambulance assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


Sioux Falls Man Transported To Sanford Sheldon After Thursday Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Thursday (7/19) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 5:05 PM, 30-year-old Troy Wassenaar of Sheldon was southbound on Country Club Road,just south of East Sixth Street in a 2004 Chevy. Forty-three-year-old Larry Mathes of Sioux Falls was backing eastbound from a residential driveway in a 2007 Dodge, backed into the path of the pickup, and the two collided.

Mathes was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Wassenaar’s Chevy pickup received $3000 damage. Mathes’s Dodge received $3500 damage.

Sheldon Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Emergency Management responded to the scene.


Sheldon Emergency Crews Respond To Thursday Evening Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews responded to the report of a two-vehicle accident shortly after 5 Thursday evening.

The injury accident was in the 600 block of Country Club Road in Sheldon. A car backing into the street appeared to have been struck by a southbound pickup. The car’s driver was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

SCAT, The Sheldon Fire Company and Sheldon Police responded to the accident.

We’ll have the details when they are available from the Sheldon Police.


George Man To Spend Time At RTF, Other Penalties After High Speed Chase, Knife Incident

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A George man will will spend time in the RTF, and will serve a suspended prison sentence and probation after he led deputies on a high-speed chase from George to Rock Rapids and used his mother as a human shield in another case.

Lyon County Attorney Carl Petersen reports that 23-year-old Ryan Earl Klein of George was convicted of Eluding for that incident, and Interference with Official Acts for another.

In May 2012, an officer arrived at Klein’s house to speak to Klein, and Klein displayed a knife and refused to put it down as instructed. Klein then physically grabbed his mother and used her as a shield or barrier as he was instructed to put the weapon down numerous times. During the incident, Klein held the knife in his hand and would physically turn his mother and not let her go as the officer was talking to him.

Back in April 2012, Klein lead a fully-marked patrol car on a pursuit through the town of George. The patrol car was marked and had the lights and sirens activated during the pursuit. Klein left George and drove to Rock Rapids in speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, according to court records.

Klein was sentenced to a suspended 2-year prison sentence. He will serve two years’ probation and will enter the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon. Klein was also ordered to pay fines, court costs, and court-appointed attorney fees.


Rock Rapids Teen To Spend Time At RTF, Other Penalties For Theft, Not Returning Car

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen will spend time in the RTF, and will serve a suspended prison sentence and probation after authorities say he stole some items and didn’t return a car.

Lyon County Attorney Carl Petersen says 19-year-old Cole Michael Viereck of Rock Rapids has been sentenced of Theft in the 3rd Degree and Operating Vehicle without Owner’s Consent.

Petersen says Viereck was found to be in possession of 16 items that were stolen on May 20th of this year from Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls, SD. The items were valued at a combined total of over $510. Attorney Peterson also says on the other charge, Viereck had been driving his grandparents’ vehicle that he took from their residence in Minnesota and refused to return the car to his grandparents when they told him to.

Viereck was sentenced to a suspended 2-year sentence, will serve two years’ probation, and will enter the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon. He was also ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with treatment. He was also ordered to pay fines, court costs, victim restitution, and court-appointed attorney fees.