Alleged Illegal Aliens Living in Sheldon, Sioux Center Arrested For Identity Theft

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended two alleged illegal aliens.

On Thursday (6/14) the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Leticia Perez-Avila of Sheldon for identity theft and forgery, both class D felonies.

The arrest stems from a complaint received by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office on May 22nd.

During the investigation, deputies found that Perez-Avila was using someone else’s name and Social Security number to gain employment at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers.

Also on Thursday, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 53-year-old Jose Benjamin Rivera-Diaz of Sioux Center for identity theft, a class D Felony.

The arrest stems from a complaint received by the Sheriff’s Office through its Text-A-Tip program on May 15th.

During the investigation, deputies found that Rivera Diaz was using fraudulent information to gain employment at Kooima Company in Rock Valley.

Cars Driven By Oregon Woman, Rock Rapids Teen Damaged In Sunday Accident Near Larchwood

Larchwood, Iowa — At 11:10 A.M.on June 17,2012 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Highways 9 and 182, south of Larchwood.

Driver of vehicle #1 was Rita Hedges, age 64 of 6850 SW Arbor Lake Dr, Wilsonville, Oregon. She was driving a 2012 GMC Den that received approximately $2,500 damage.

Driver of vehicle #2 was Chase Alan VandeStouwe, age 19 of 311 S Boone Street Rock Rapids, Ia. He was driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota Pickup that received about $3,000 damage.

Hedges was stopped waiting to make a right hand turn when VandeStouwe failed to stop and ran into the back end of Hedge’s vehicle.

Sioux Center Man Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

On Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious person
at the Sandy Hollow campground, two miles east of Sioux Center.

During the investigation, Kendrick Koppen, age 27, of Sioux Center, was arrested for possession of drug
paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.

Sheldon Police Make Arrests, Cover Traffic Accident Wednesday

The Sheldon Police department reports taking two people into custody, citing a third and a minor two vehicle accident Wednesday.

In separate incidents, the Sheldon Police arrested:

  • 24-year-old Eric Bork of Sheldon on a Cherokee county warrant for a Failure to Appear charge stemming from an OWI arrest.
  • 24-year-old Josh McFadden of Sheldon for Driving While Suspended and a Polk County warrant in reference to an assault charge.

and cited 22-year-old William Gingerich for Public Consumption.


A two-vehicle accident occurred in the Casey’s parking lot resulting in minor damage.

Sioux Center Man Arrested For Paraphernalia Possession at Sandy Hollow

A Sioux Center man was arrested for paraphernalia posession following a suspisious persons call Wednesday afternoon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 27-year-old Kendrick Koppen for possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies were called to  Sandy Hollow, about two miles east of Sioux Center for the report of a suspicious person.

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a simple misdemeanor.

Sheldon Police Apprehend One On Theft Charges, One On Public Intox; Cover Two Accidents

Sheldon, Iowa — From the Sheldon Police Department:

The police say that they took a report from someone at HyVee, advising them of a theft that occured in the noon hour on Friday. They report that someone stole a black leather wallet, $69 in cash, credit cards, a driver’s license, and a social security card, with a combined value of $75. Luckily, the theft was caught on video, and the video implicated 45-year-old Dale Mumford of Sheldon in the theft. Mumford was charged with Fifth Degree Theft.

The police arrested 42-year-old Mark Booth of Sheldon just after midnight Saturday morning and charged him with second or subsequent offense Public Intoxication. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

A Boyden man’s minivan, a Sheldon woman’s car, and a Sibley woman’s car were damaged in an accident on Monday (6/11) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:40 PM, 36-year-old Javier Marino Valoy of Boyden was westbound on Highway 18, in the inside lane, in a 1995 Ford minivan. Thirty-five-year-old Jennifer Jacobson of Sheldon was also westbound on 18, also in the inside lane behind Marino Valoy in a 2000 Chevy Malibu. Twenty-three-year-old Robie Cummings of Sibley was also westbound on 18 behind Jacobson in a 2006 Chevy Impala.

Marino Valoy was stopping or stopped, due to a non-contact vehicle in front of him attempting a left turn. Jacobson was stopped behind Marino Valoy. Cummings came up behind the two stopped vehicles but was unable to stop. That caused a chain reaction, with Cummins striking Jacobson, and Jacobson striking Marino Valoy.

Marino Valoy’s Ford minivan received $1200 damage. Jacobson’s Chevy Malibu received $3000 damage. Cummings Chevy Impala received $2000 in damage.

Cummings was charged with following too closely.

An SUV and a car, both driven by Sheldon men were damaged in an accident on Tuesday (6/12) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 2:00 PM, 61-year-old Dennis Baack of Sheldon was backing southbound from a driveway on Seventh Street in a 2006 Buick. Fifty-five-year-old Bradley Zeutenhorst of Sheldon was westbound on Seventh Street in a 2011 Chevy.

The vehicles collided in the street.

Baack’s Buick received $2000 damage. Zeutenhorst’s Chevy received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries.

Baack was charged with Improper Entry Onto Street.