Vehicles Driven By Ocheyedan Woman, Sibley Teen Damaged In Sibley Accident

On March 15, 2012, at 11:22am, Karen Iedema, age 61 of Ocheyedan, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus, eastbound on 9th Street, west of Fourth Avenue in Sibley. Jenny Travaille, age 19 of Sibley, was backing a 2012 Nissan Rogue from a parking space on Ninth Street. Travaille did not see Iedema’s vehicle approaching due to a large van blocking her view, and collided on the roadway. Iedema’s vehicle sustained about $1,500 damage. Travaille’s vehicle sustained about $800 damage. No injuries were reported.


Sheldon Police Report Several Arrests and Three Accidents

The police arrested 36-year-old Mark McGregor at the RTF in Sheldon on March 8. He was charged with simple assault.


They also arrested 34-year-old Wesley Swanson at the RTF that day, also for simple assault. Both were transported to jail in Primghar.


The police took a report of disorderly conduct happening at 405 Pine Street on Saturday, March 10th. They investigated and cited 28-year-old Martin Orcutt Jr. of Sheldon the next day.


Someone from Sheldon reported a purse stolen in Sioux City. The police cited 55-year-old Hope Paez-Hernandez in connection with the crime. She was charged with possession of stolen property and Obstruction of Justice and was cited into court.


The police arrested 34-year-old Wesley Swanson again on Saturday, March 10th on a warrant.


A Pocahontas man’s van and a Sheldon woman’s SUV were damaged in an accident on March 13th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 1:05 PM, 57-year-old Adron Reese of Pocahontas was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2009 Ford van. Thirty-five-year-old Angela Locke of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 2012 Lincoln Navigator.

Reese was in the inside lane, and Locke in the outside lane. Reese was starting to change lanes to get to the outside lane, when he struck the Locke Lincoln. The Lincoln then went over the curb and went 120 more feet before stopping just a foot in front of the Oldenkamp Detail building.

Reese’s Ford received $2000 damage. Locke’s Lincoln received $3500 damage.

There were no injuries.


The police arrested 18-year-old Ashley Seeley of Sheldon on Thursday the 15th on public intoxication and trespassing charges.


On Friday, they arrested 33-year-old Scott Adair on an RTF Hold Order.


On Sunday, they arrested 33-year-old Kelly Gilbert of Sanborn on Third Offense OWI.


All three were transported to the O’Brien County Jail.


A Sheldon man’s minivan and a Sheldon woman’s car were damaged in an accident on Sunday in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:30 PM, 67-year-old Ralph Martin Jr. of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, in a 2005 Dodge minivan. Eighty-year-old Darlene Schwarz of Sheldon was also westbound on 18 in a 1989 Oldsmobile.

The light at Nineteenth Avenue had just turned to yellow. Martin stopped and his minivan was rear-ended by Schwarz, who was unable to stop in time.

Martin’s Dodge minivan received $1500 damage. Schwarz’s Oldsmobile received $1000 damage.

There were no injuries.

Schwarz was ticketed for Failure to Maintain Control.


A Sioux Center woman’s car and a Hartley man’s van were damaged in an accident on Tuesday, March 20th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 5:15 PM, 22-year-old Yeabsira Doornink of Sioux Center was westbound on Sixth Street, in a 2003 Chevy. Thirty-one-year-old David Andringa of Hartley was northbound on Third Avenue in a 2003 Ford van.

The police report says Doornink failed to yield and was struck by the Andringa vehicle.

Doornink’s Chevy received $10,000 damage. Andringa’s Ford van received $2500 damage.


Vehicles driven by Sioux Center Man, Hull Woman, Damaged In Wednesday Accident

On Wednesday, March 21 at 3:25 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18 just west of Highway 75, two miles northwest of Hull. Daniel Mouw, age 27, of Sioux Center was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer eastbound on Highway 18. Mouw was stopped in a line of vehicles waiting to proceed toward a stop sign. Gwendalyn Van Voorst, age 46, of Hull was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer eastbound on Highway 18 following the Mouw vehicle. Van Voorst collided with the rear of Mouw’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Van Voorst’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damages. Mouw’s vehicle sustained approximately $100 in damages. Van Voorst was cited for following to close.


Remsen Man Was Pursuing Alleged Gas Drive-Off Suspect When He Crashed

Last week, we reported that a Remsen man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Granville on Saturday.

While that was apparently true, now we have received what Paul Harvey would have called, “the REST of the story.”

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported that about 6:05 PM, 56-year-old Peter Heidesch of Remsen was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound on Marsh Avenue, about a quarter mile north of Granville when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch, rolled and collided with a utility pole.

Heidesch was transported to the Orange City Hospital by private vehicle, and his vehicle sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Now the Sheriff’s Office reports that upon further investigation it was found that Heidesch, an employee of the Shortstop convenience store in Granville, was pursuing another vehicle after that person allegedly left the convenience store in Granville without paying for their fuel.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the vehicle that left without paying for gas. The vehicle is described as a white Ford Taurus or similar vehicle and was driven by a white male, age 17‐19 years of age with a slender build.

If anyone has information concerning this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone, email or by using the text‐a‐tip program. They say you may remain anonymous.


One Of Two People Suspected In Rock Rapids Vandalisms, Theft Arrested

One of two people alleged to have vandalized several vehicles and stolen a TV from a Rock Rapids Business has been arrested.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have arrested 18-year-old Jared Gerloff of Rock Rapids, and charged him with one count of criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, and one count of theft in the fourth degree, a serious misdemeanor. Gerloff is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

The charges stem from a rash of vandalisms of eleven vehicles in Rock Rapids and a theft of a television from the Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch.

Charges are pending for a second suspect.


Vehicles Driven By Sioux Center Man, Orange City Man Damaged In Accident Near Alton

A Sioux Center man’s pickup and a Orange City man’s minivan were damaged in an accident on Last Monday (3/19) near Alton.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 7:05 AM, 41-year-old Robert Carroll of Sioux Center was eastbound on Highway 10, east of Alton in a 2008 Nissan. Forty-seven-year-old Daran Huffman of Orange City was also eastbound on 10 behind Carroll in a 2005 Chevy.

Huffman attempted to pass Carroll. Huffman returned to the eastbound lane as he entered a no passing zone. The rear of Huffman’s minivan struck the front left corner of Carroll’s pickup

Carroll’s Nissan received $2000 damage. Huffman’s Chevy received $3500 damage.

There were no injuries.