Vehicles Driven By Spencer Man, Sioux City Man Damaged in Hartley Area Accident

O'BrienSheriff obriensheriff O'Brien SheriffHartley, Iowa — Vehicles driven by men from Spencer and Sioux City were damaged in an accident near Hartley on Sunday (1/27).

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reporrts that about 9 AM, 52-year-old Bradley Nair of Spencer was parked at the intersection of Highway 18 and Van Buren Avenue. Twenty-eight-year-old Grant Roskens of Sioux City was traveling westbound on Highway 18, when Roskens lost control of his vehicle due to road conditions and struck the rear-end of Nair’s vehicle. Nair’s vehicle was off the traveled portion of 320th Street.

Estimated damage to Nair’s vehicle was $1,500. Estimated damage to Roskens vehicle was $3,000.

Both Nair and Roskens were wearing vehicle safety restraints.


Car Driven By South Dakota Woman Damaged In Icy Accident

Ice SignLarchwood, Iowa — A South Dakota woman’s car was damaged in an accident between Inwood and Larchwood on Sunday (1/27)

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:15 AM, 56-year-old Monica Wepking of Avon, South Dakota, was driving a 1994 Chrysler Concorde north on Highway 182 about a quarter mile south of 190th Street.

Due to the icy road conditions, Wepking lost control of her vehicle.

It spun 180 degrees and the driver side portion of the vehicle hit a guardrail.

The vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.


Two Injured, One Airlifted After Saturday Accident Near Sioux Center

Accident 1-26-13Sioux Center, Iowa — Two women were injured, one of them seriously, in an accident on Saturday near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:45 AM, 17-year-old Joselyn Zomermaand of Sioux Center was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Hickory Avenue, about two miles northeast of Sioux Center. She stopped for the stop sign at 370th Street. Twenty-year-old Carolyn Meendering of Hull was driving a 2007 Pontiac Vibe westbound on 370th Street. Zomermaand drove into the intersection where her vehicle was struck by Meendering’s vehicle.

Accident 1-26-13Zomermaand sustained serious injuries and was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital. She was later flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls by Sanford’s helicopter. Meendering sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Sioux Center hospital by private vehicle.

The Grand Prix sustained $10,000 damage. The Vibe sustained $12,000 damage.

The Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Office.


Man Accused Of Making Facebook Threats Pleads Not Guilty

Orange City, Iowa — The Hospers man accused of making a threat on Facebook to kill people and himself has pled not guilty to a charge of First Degree Harassment.

Twenty-year-old Ricky Lee Carver of Hospers filed a written plea of Not Guilty on Thursday (1/24).

He had been arraigned the previous week. The charge is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Carver could face up to two years in prison, or up to a year in jail and a fine between $625 and $6,250.

Court documents give the exact quote from Facebook. Carver typed, “I’m gonna loose (sic) it u gonna hear about me killing a bunch of ppl then myself like my family.” The threats were made on Thursday, December 17 (2012).

Both Hospers schools, Hospers Elementary and Spalding Catholic Elementary were placed on lockdown, as were all MOC/Floyd Valley schools.

Carver received a mental evaluation the next day in Sioux City.


Sheldon Police Arrest Minnesota Man On Warrant

Sheldon pd dinkySheldon, Iowa — A Minnesota man has been arrested, thanks to the Sheldon Police Department.

Officers report that they arrested 62-year-old Harrold Otto Postma of Clara City, Minnesota on Wednesday evening (1/23). Postma was wanted on a Sioux County Warrant for Contempt of Court.

He was taken into custody and transported to jail.


Car-Deer Accident Near Doon Damages Doon Man’s Car

deer portrait iowa dnrDoon, Iowa — A car-deer accident damaged a car driven by a Doon man on Wednesday (1/23/13).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:25 AM, they received a 911 call of an accident near Grant Avenue and 260th Street involving a vehicle striking a deer.

Sixty-six-year-old James Hoogendoorn of Doon was driving his 2009 Chevy Impala traveling west on A52, two miles east of Doon, when a deer attempted to run across the road. Hoogendoorn struck the deer.

Hoogendoorn’s Chevy received about $4000 damage.

No injuries were reported.