Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department has been busy. They report four accidents, and an arrest — plus they took a vandalism report as well.
A Hereford, Arizona man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Thursday, May 17 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about just before 4 PM, 23-year-old Christopher Tatsumi of Hereford, Arizona was westbound on Highway 18, near 19th Avenue in a 2007 GMC pickup. Eighteen-year-old Payge Blumeyer of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 2002 Pontiac.
Tatsumi was approaching the intersection when his pickup was rear-ended by Blumeyer.
Tatsumi was transported to Sanford Sheldon by his grandmother.
Blumeyer’s Pontiac received $3000 damage.
Tatsumi’s GMC pickup was not damaged.
Blumeyer was charged with failure to have control.
A minivan and a pickup, both driven by Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on Monday, May 21 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 8:20 AM, 31-year-old Diana Lerma of Sheldon was southbound on Washington Avenue, near East Sixth Street in a 2005 Chrysler. Twenty-Eight-year-old Crystallyn Sterler of Sheldon was southbound also on Washington in a 2005 Ford pickup.
Sterler’s pickup was facing southbound waiting to make a left turn onto East Sixth. Lerma was behind Sterler, but thought Sterler’s vehicle was parked, so she tried to pass. At that time, Sterler made the turn and Lerma’s minivan collided with Sterler’s pickup.
Lerma’s minivan and Sterler’s pickup received $2800 damage, each.
There were no injuries.
Lerma was charged with unsafe passing.
Three cars were damaged in a chain-reaction accident in Sheldon on Wednesday, May 16.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 4:25 PM, 67-year-old Carol Buteyn (BYOO-tine) of Sanborn was eastbound on Highway 18, near the Pamida driveway in a 2006 Toyota. Eighty-four-year-old Merlynn Miller of Sheldon was also eastbound on 18, in front of Buteyn in a 2004 Ford pickup. In front of him was 45-year-old Kathryn Groen of Sanborn in a 2010 Ford.
Groen was making a left turn into the Pamida driveway. Miller was waiting for Groen to complete the turn, and was rear-ended by Buteyn who was unable to stop in time. That caused Miller’s pickup to strike Groen’s car too.
Buteyn’s car sustained about $5000 in damages. Miller’s pickup sustained about $1500 in damages, and Groen’s car only had about $500 in damages.
No one was transported to the hospital.
Buteyn was charged with failure to maintain control.
A van and a semi, both driven by Sheldon men were damaged in an accident on Monday, May 21 in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:35 AM, 22-year-old Austin Fischer of Sheldon was eastbound on Highway 18 just west of the Old 60 intersection in a 2010 Ford van, stopped at the stop sign. Fifty-four-year-old Leroy Kreykes of Sheldon had pulled the tractor portion of the 1995 Freightliner semi he was driving onto 18, from the west side of the Casey’s parking lot, behind Fischer.
Fischer noticed another semi making a left turn in front of him from northbound on Old 60 to westbound on 18, and Fischer backed up to give the semi more room. That’s when he backed into the semi driven by Kreykes, which had pulled in behind him.
The vehicles received $2000 damage, each.
There were no injuries.
In other police news, the City of Sheldon reports that sometime between Tuesday, May 15 and Monday, May 21, someone damaged a park bench on the Rec Trail. The damage was estimated at $100.
Plus, the police report one arrest. They arrested 41-year-old Jamison Engelkes of Sheldon on Tuesday on a Dickinson County warrant for the original charges of Second Degree Burglary and Second Degree Theft.