Vehicles Driven By Two Paullina Women Damaged In Paullina Accident

Paullina, Iowa — The Paullina Police Department reports that on Friday September 21st at 12:27pm, they were dispatched to a property damage traffic accident at the corner of Main and Broadway in Paullina.

Anita Frerk, of Paullina, was westbound on Broadway driving a 2010 Dodge Journey. After stopping at the stop sign at Main, Frerk proceeded into the intersection.

Theresa Harshbarger, also of Paullina, was southbound on Main driving a 2006 Chevy Malibu, entered the intersection, striking Frerk’s vehicle.

There were no injuries reported.

Both vehicles each sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

Harshbarger was cited for failure to obey stop sign.


Kansas Man Hospitalized After Accident Near Sibley

Sibley, Iowa — A Kansas man was taken to the hospital after he crashed his semi on Sunday night.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:50 PM, 34-year-old Daniel Ray Burns of Salina, Kansas, was driving a 2007 International semi and trailer, northbound on Highway 60, when he swerved to miss some deer on the Highway.

The semi entered the median, running over the emergency turnaround embankment south of Olive Avenue. The semi and trailer went airborne for approximately 30 feet and then continued across the median before coming to rest in the southbound lane of Highway 60, blocking traffic and leaking diesel fuel from the semi tank.

Burns was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by the Sibley Ambulance.

The semi and trailer, owned by Doug Bradley Trucking Inc. of Salina, Kansas, sustained about $50,000 damage.

Burns was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Sibley Fire and Rescue, Sibley Ambulance, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


Car-Deer Accident Near Sanborn Damages Sheldon Teen’s Car

Sanborn, Iowa — A Sheldon teen’s car was damaged in an accident on Saturday, September 15th near Sanborn.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 9:05 PM, 16-year-old Crystal Davis of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, two and a half miles east of Sanborn in a 1998 Oldsmobile, when a deer ran into the right side of the car.

Davis’s Oldsmobile received $2000 damage.

There were no injuries.


Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Handles Several Property Damage Accidents

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has handled several property damage accidents recently:

On Tuesday, September 25 at 9:50 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and 2nd Street in Hull.

Burdette Oelrich, age 77, of Hull was driving a 2010 Dodge Journey westbound on Second Street; she then stopped for the stop sign at Main Street. Peggy Pollema, age 41, from Rock Valley was driving a 2002 GMC Envoy southbound on Main street approaching Second Street. Oelrich drove westbound into the intersection and collided with Pollema.

No injuries were reported.

Both vehicles each sustained about $3,000 in damages.

Oelrich was issued a citation for fail to obey stop sign.


On Monday, September 24 at 6:15 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 12, three miles north of Chatsworth.

Todd De Boer, age 52, of Le Mars was driving a 2008 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 12. Matthew Osterkamp, age 22, of Le Mars was driving 1998 Dodge Dakota southbound on Highway 12 behind De Boer. Osterkamp began passing De Boer as De Boer started turning left onto a farm driveway and the two collided.

No injuries were reported.

De Boer’s vehicle sustained about $4,000 in damages. Osterkamp’s vehicle sustained about
$3,000 in damages.


On Monday, September 24 at 4:22 PM, the Sioux county Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, two miles south of Maurice.

David Vlieger, age 28, of Maurice was driving a 1997 Haige field sprayer northbound on Highway 75. Bruno Ferreira, age 32, of Council Bluffs was driving a 2005 Peterbuilt semi‐truck pulling a gravel trailer northbound on Hwy 75 behind Vlieger. Ferreira began passing Vlieger as Vlieger began turning left onto a field driveway and the two collided.

No injuries were reported.

The Peterbuilt, owned by Steve Mc Mahon Trucking of Westfield, sustained about $8,000 in damages. The Haige sprayer, owned by Verity Farms of Maurice, sustained about $4,000 in damages.

Ferreira was cited for unsafe pass.


On Monday, September 24 at 9:50 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Willow Street in Hull.

Shane Meerdink, age 17, of Hull was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on Okey Street; he then turned west onto Willow Street where he collided with a parked and unattended 1995 Ford Taurus.

No injuries were reported.

The Pontiac sustained about $4,500 in damages. The Ford, owned by Amanda Nunn of Sioux Center, sustained about $2,500 in damages.

Meerdink was issued a citation for fail to maintain control.


On Sunday, September 23 at 11:05 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 420th Street, two miles north of Hawarden.

Jenness Wolgen, age 29, of Orange City was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica eastbound on 420th street when a deer entered the roadway where the two collided.

No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained about $3,500 in damages.


Hull Woman Arrested For Felony OWI After Suspicious Vehicle Call

Boyden, Iowa — A Hull woman was charged with felony OWI after a call about a suspicious vehicle.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:15 on Monday, September 24, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report from a rural resident a half mile west of Boyden, that a suspicious vehicle and person drove onto their yard and then parked there.

Upon further investigation, deputies located the vehicle and arrested the driver, 36-year-old Lila Klein of Hull for third offense operating while intoxicated. Third offense operating while intoxicated is a class D felony.


Ashton Man Faces Up To Five Years In Prison After Again Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Ashton, Iowa — An Ashton man faces up to 5 years in prison after he again failed to register as a sex offender.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 21, 2012, 30-year-old Nicholas Paul Cain of Ashton pled guilty to Failure to Comply with Iowa Sex Offender Registry Requirements 2nd or Subsequent Offense, a Class “D” Felony.

He is committed to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for no more than five years.

On May 4, 2012, Cain was reported to have moved from his registered address in Ashton, and he did not notify the Osceola County Sheriff or any other law enforcement agency of his whereabouts; which he was required to do as a registered sex offender.