O’Brien Sheriff Seeks Help To Solve Primghar Burglary Case

Primghar, Iowa — Two Primghar businesses were broken into a week ago and it appears the perpetrators attempted to break into a third business.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that the burglaries are believed to have occurred on Saturday night, May 12, 2012 and into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 13, 2012. The suspect or suspects gained entry into the Pizza Ranch Restaurant and the Primghar Library and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Also during this same time frame the suspect or suspects attempted to gain entry into Baxterz Bar & Grill in Primghar but were unsuccessful.

The Crime Dusters program is offering a $200 reward to anyone who provides information on this crime that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

Call the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office at 712-957-3415 if you have information on this or any other crime. People can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the “Hot Tip” link or “e-mail” button on the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office website at www.obriencountysheriff.com.

Arrangements can be made to assist anyone who wants to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.

Semi Driver Kept Going, Unaware Of Injury Accident

UPDATE: Through the investigation, deputies found that 36-year-old Steven Diekevers of Orange City was driving a 2004 Sterling semi‐tractor pulling a 2007 SmithCo side‐dump gravel trailer northbound on L‐22.

When Diekevers met Diamond, the left‐rear tire on the trailer malfunctioned for unknown reasons, causing the tire and trailer parts to be thrown into the path of Diamond. Diekevers was aware of the malfunction but didn’t realize the truck and tire debris had struck Diamond’s vehicle.

The trailer, owned by Rock Valley Block & Tile of Rock Valley sustained approximately $500 in damages.

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Granville, Iowa — A Cherokee man was injured in an accident, but the other driver kept going and may not have been aware that an accident even occurred.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3 PM Thursday afternoon (5/17), 59-year-old Duane Diamond of Cherokee was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Express van southbound on L-22, a mile and a half north of Highway 10, two and a half miles north of Granville.

Diamond met a semi driving northbound on L-22 pulling a gravel trailer. When Diamond met the semi, a tire had a failure, sending a part of the tire and trailer through the windshield of the van.

The Granville Ambulance transported Diamond to the Orange City Hospital.

The Granville Fire and Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Alleged Illegal Alien Living In Boyden Allegedly Used Another’s Identity To Work In Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — An alleged illegal alien living in Boyden is in danger of being deported.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 25-year-old Alma Amador of Boyden on Tuesday for identity theft, a class D Felony.

The arrest stems from a complaint received by the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, May 1.

During the investigation, deputies found that Amador was allegedly using another person’s identity to gain employment at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers.

A Number Of Minor Accidents And Incidents Reported By Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

Sibley, Iowa —

May 13, 2012, at 2:55am, Jose Lira, age 48 of Worthington, Minnesota, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, northbound on Hwy 60, north of 210th Street and struck a deer on the highway. Lira’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,500 damage. No injuries were reported.

May 13, 2012, Matthew Molitor, age 26 of Sibley, Iowa, was arrested by an Osceola County Deputy for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a traffic stop for a moving violation in Sibley. Molitor was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

May 12, 2012, at 11:00pm, Randall Hofstra, age 49 of New Brighton, Minnesota, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape, southbound on Hwy 60, south of 120th Street and struck a deer on the highway. Hofstra’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 damage. No injuries were reported.

May 5, 2012, at 5:14pm, Connie Ten Napel, age 44 of Sibley, Iowa, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion, eastbound on 3rd Street, approaching 4th Avenue in Sibley, Iowa. Rebecca Ruth Lyon, age 41 of Ocheyedan, Iowa, was driving a 2009 Mazda, southbound on 4th Avenue, approaching 3rd Street and collided with Ten Napel in the intersection. Ten Napel’s vehicle sustained approximately $6,500 damage. Lyon’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage. Lyon’s sustained possible injuries but refused medical attention at the scene. Lyon’s was given a warning for Failure to Yield to the Vehicle on the Right. No other injuries were reported.

May 1, 2012, Joseph Lee Daggett, age 24 of George, Iowa, was found guilty of Making False Report to Law Enforcement, a Simple Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $201.00, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of two (2) days. The Defendant shall have no contact of any nature, with the victim and the victim’s family for a period of one (1) year. On November 11, 2011, Joseph Daggett knowingly made a false report of harassment to law enforcement.

Man Injured In Accident Near Hartley

Hartley, Iowa — One man was injured in an accident that was apparently near Hartley on Friday, May 4. The report was just recently released.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:10 A.M., William Corder, whose age and city of residence were not listed on the report, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup south on White Avenue when he crossed the center line and went onto the northbound shoulder. Corder over-corrected and swerved back across the roadway putting the vehicle into a four-wheel slide. The vehicle slid into the west ditch and rolled once. Corder was taken to the Spencer Hospital by Hartley Ambulance.

Damage to the pickup was estimated at $2500.

Few Details Released About Accident On May 7 In Primghar

Few details were released, but a car driven by a Primghar woman was involved in an accident on Monday, May 7.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s office reports that about 4 PM, Jessica Muhlenbruch age 27 of Primghar, IA was backing out of her driveway near S McCormick & 5th St. SW, Primghar, IA and struck Thomas Raymond’s vehicle that was parked on the street.

No damage report was given, nor was there a report of injuries.