Vehicles driven by Sioux Center Man, Hull Woman, Damaged In Wednesday Accident

On Wednesday, March 21 at 3:25 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18 just west of Highway 75, two miles northwest of Hull. Daniel Mouw, age 27, of Sioux Center was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer eastbound on Highway 18. Mouw was stopped in a line of vehicles waiting to proceed toward a stop sign. Gwendalyn Van Voorst, age 46, of Hull was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer eastbound on Highway 18 following the Mouw vehicle. Van Voorst collided with the rear of Mouw’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Van Voorst’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damages. Mouw’s vehicle sustained approximately $100 in damages. Van Voorst was cited for following to close.


Remsen Man Was Pursuing Alleged Gas Drive-Off Suspect When He Crashed

Last week, we reported that a Remsen man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Granville on Saturday.

While that was apparently true, now we have received what Paul Harvey would have called, “the REST of the story.”

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported that about 6:05 PM, 56-year-old Peter Heidesch of Remsen was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound on Marsh Avenue, about a quarter mile north of Granville when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch, rolled and collided with a utility pole.

Heidesch was transported to the Orange City Hospital by private vehicle, and his vehicle sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Now the Sheriff’s Office reports that upon further investigation it was found that Heidesch, an employee of the Shortstop convenience store in Granville, was pursuing another vehicle after that person allegedly left the convenience store in Granville without paying for their fuel.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the vehicle that left without paying for gas. The vehicle is described as a white Ford Taurus or similar vehicle and was driven by a white male, age 17‐19 years of age with a slender build.

If anyone has information concerning this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone, email or by using the text‐a‐tip program. They say you may remain anonymous.


One Of Two People Suspected In Rock Rapids Vandalisms, Theft Arrested

One of two people alleged to have vandalized several vehicles and stolen a TV from a Rock Rapids Business has been arrested.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have arrested 18-year-old Jared Gerloff of Rock Rapids, and charged him with one count of criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, and one count of theft in the fourth degree, a serious misdemeanor. Gerloff is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

The charges stem from a rash of vandalisms of eleven vehicles in Rock Rapids and a theft of a television from the Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch.

Charges are pending for a second suspect.


Vehicles Driven By Sioux Center Man, Orange City Man Damaged In Accident Near Alton

A Sioux Center man’s pickup and a Orange City man’s minivan were damaged in an accident on Last Monday (3/19) near Alton.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 7:05 AM, 41-year-old Robert Carroll of Sioux Center was eastbound on Highway 10, east of Alton in a 2008 Nissan. Forty-seven-year-old Daran Huffman of Orange City was also eastbound on 10 behind Carroll in a 2005 Chevy.

Huffman attempted to pass Carroll. Huffman returned to the eastbound lane as he entered a no passing zone. The rear of Huffman’s minivan struck the front left corner of Carroll’s pickup

Carroll’s Nissan received $2000 damage. Huffman’s Chevy received $3500 damage.

There were no injuries.


O’Brien County Sheriff’s Deputies Break Up Party

Eight people were charged with alcohol offenses after O’Brien County deputies broke up a party near Hartley early on Sunday morning (3/18).

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a report of under age party southwest of Hartley. Seven adults and one juvenile were charged with Persons Under Legal Age, a simple misdemeanor.

Charged were 19-year-old Tylyn Lundquist of Paullina, 19-year-old Chelsea Lange of Primghar, 18-year-old Leigha Van Veldhuizen of Primghar, 20-year-old Garrett Werlinger of Primghar, 18-year-old Evan Rodger of Paullina, 19-year-old Brittani Plendl of Sanborn, and 19-year-old Kristen Conway of Hartley.

The juvenile was cited and released to parents.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sanborn and Hartley Police Departments.


Worthington Man Taken To Hospital After Equipment Malfuntion Causes Acdident Near Allendorf

A Worthington man was taken to a hospital after an equipment malfunction near Allendorf caused him to have a car accident.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7 PM on Saturday (3/17), 47-year-old Biel Dieng of Worthington was driving a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, southbound on Highway 59, north of 170th Street when something broke on the vehicle. Dieng lost control of the vehicle, which rolled into the east ditch.

Dieng was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital.

His vehicle was a total loss.

Dieng was ticketed for Violation of Instruction Permit and Failure to Prove Security against Liability.

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