Spencer Man Injured In Motorcycle Versus Deer Crash

Spencer, Iowa — A Spencer man was injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday (7/6) near Spencer.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 9:25 PM, 58-year-old Roger Rustad was westbound on Highway 18, three miles west of Spencer on a 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, when he collided with a deer that was on the road.

Rustad was taken to Spencer Hospital by Spencer Ambulance.

Three troopers covered the accident, with help from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Ambulance, and the Dickens Fire Department.

Twelve-Year-Old Boy Driving Van Causes Accident After Grandfather Allows Him To Drive

Rural Orange City, Iowa — A 12-year-old boy driving a van got into an accident and damaged his grandfather’s van and a Nebraska teen’s car on Tuesday (7/3) near Carnes.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 12:25 PM, a 12-year-old boy from Paullina was southbound in the left southbound lane of Highway 60 at Carnes in a 2001 Chevy. Eighteen-year-old Mary Mercier of Nebraska was also southbound on 60, in the right lane, in a 2011 Toyota.

The 12-year-old boy’s grandfather, Paul Van Wechel owns the vehicle and is the front seat passenger.

Both vehicles are approaching the intersection of K64, with the boy ahead of Mercier. As the boy approached the intersection, he attempted to make a right turn onto K64 northbound from the left lane. He turned in front of the Mercier car in the right lane.

The vehicles collided.

The boy was cited for improper turn, and his grandfather was cited for allowing an unauthorized minor to drive.

The grandfather’s van received $2500 damage. Mercier’s Toyota received $5000 damage.

There were no injuries.

Sheldon Police Arrest Four, Cite Two, Investigate Incidents

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police, they report four arrests, two citations, and a number of other incidents.

The police cited 24-year-old Shane Michael Klien of Cherokee on Sunday (7/1) on a charge of Assault.

Someone on 11th Street reported that sometime on Saturday (6/30) or Sunday (7/1), their yard was vandalized. Twenty-five feet of white picket fence valued at $200 was damaged, as were eight trees and shrubs valued at $500, and 3 bird houses valued at $60.

The police report they arrested 21-year-old Jose Flores of Sheldon on Monday (7/2) for driving without a license.

They also arrested 28-year-old Hector Ortiz of Sheldon on Monday for Driving While Suspended.

Twenty-six-year-old Elias Lopez-Alvarez of Sheldon was arrested on Tuesday (7/3) for driving without a license and no proof of insurance.

The same charges were made on 23-year-old Esli Aguilera-Tolentino of Sheldon on Thursday (7/5).

All four were transported to jail in Primghar.

Forty-eight-year-old Jayne Davis of Sheldon was cited for Dogs At Large on Tuesday (7/3).

The police also report that a victim reported he was assaulted on North 5th Avenue near Oak Street on Tuesday (7/3). The incident is under investigation.

Sheldon Police also report that two victims reported they were assaulted in the 1100 block of South 3rd Avenue on July 4th. That incident is also under investigation.

Sioux County Sheriff Arrests One On Theft, One On Violation Of Protection Order

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has made a couple of recent arrests, one on a theft charge and on on violation of a protection order.

On Wednesday, July 4 at 8:15 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of theft by an employee that occurred at the Casey’s General Store, 612 Division Street in Hull. During the investigation, deputies arrested Shey Castaway, age 27, of Hull, IA for theft in the 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor.

Early on Sunday, July 1, just after 2 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Sircy, age 34, for violation of a protection order, a simple misdemeanor.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred at 3741 Highway 75, one mile
north of Sioux Center, IA. During the investigation, deputies discovered Sircy to be in violation of a protection

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

Sheldon Police Arrest One On Charge Of Altering Prescription

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police report they arrested a Sheldon man on a charge of altering a prescription.

On Monday, June 25, someone at Lewis Family Drug reported that a customer had altered a prescription. After an investigation, the police arrested 30-year-old Hunter Penkwitz of Sheldon and charged him with acquiring a controlled substance by fraud.

He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

Penkwitz was not a Lewis Family Drug employee.

Fender Bender In Maurice Damages Sioux Center Woman’s Vehicle

Maurice, Iowa — On Tuesday, July 3 at 12:12 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 2nd Street in Maurice.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that 61-year-old Marsha Muller‐Driggers of Maurice was backing a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 from a parking space on 2nd Street. Thirty-two-year-old Sara Dolieslager of Sioux Center was parked in a 2003 Chevrolet Venture minivan behind Muller‐Driggers. Muller‐Driggers attempted to leave her parking space and collided with the front of Dolieslager’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Muller‐Driggers’ vehicle was not damaged. Dolieslager’s vehicle sustained approximately $500 in damages.

Muller‐Drigger was cited for unsafe backing.