Car Driven By Rock Rapids Man Totaled Near Alvord

Alvord, Iowa — On Friday (1/11) at 5:30 P.M., Robert Olson, age 25 of Rock Rapids was driving his 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Garfield Avenue, approaching 210th Street. That’s K42 and A34, three and a half miles east of Alvord.

Due to the heavy fog he did not realize he was at the intersection and went through it. When he hit the gravel on the north side of the intersection, he lost control of the vehicle, which spun around twice and entered the east ditch.

Olson was uninjured, but the vehicle was a total loss. Damage amount done to his Pontiac Grand Prix was $3,000.


Sheldon Police Investigate Public Intox/Theft Case, Accident

sheldon police smallSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police report an incident and a property damage accident in recent days.

The police report that in the early morning hours of Sunday, before 2 AM, BuddZ’s reported an intoxicated person that wouldn’t pay his bill. The police arrested 27-year-old Luis DeJesus of Sheldon, and charged him with Public Intoxication and Fifth Degree Theft, both simple misdemeanors. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

A Sibley woman’s car and a Sheldon man’s SUV were damaged in an accident on Tuesday, January 8 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 7:00 PM, 23-year-old Erika DeVries of Sibley was northbound on Washington Avenue in a 1992 Chrysler. A 2000 Jeep, owned by Barry Whitsell of Sheldon was legally parked on Washington. DeVries struck the Jeep and then according to the report, left the scene without leaving any information. She later reported to law enforcement that HER vehicle was struck by someone else while it was parked at the NCC Lifelong Learning Center.

DeVries’s Chrysler received $3500 damage. Whitsell’s Jeep received $4000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

DeVries was charged with a registration violation, striking an unattended vehicle, and false reporting.


Vehicle Driven By Primghar Man Damaged In Accident In Primghar

law lightbar bluePrimghar, Iowa — A vehicle driven by a Primghar man was damaged in an accident in Primghar on Sunday, January 13th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that 30-year-old Nolen Harms of Primghar was attempting to turn into a driveway in the 400 block of Third Street Northwest in Primghar when he lost control on the ice and struck a telephone pole.

Harms made no attempt to call to report the accident. Someone else reported the accident 9 hours after the fact.

Harms received no injuries and was wearing safety restraints.

Harms vehicle received an estimated $1000 damage. The pole, owned by Iowa Telecom sustained about $2,000 damage.


Sioux Falls Man Wanted On Several Burglary Warrants Now In Lyon County Jail

Jail Door2Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man who was wanted on several Lyon County burglary warrants is now in the Lyon County Jail.

On Saturday (1/12) the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department took custody of 46-year-old Charles Lee Long of Sioux Falls from the Union County, South Dakota Jail. Long had several outstanding warrants in Lyon County. Long was arrested for burglary in the 3rd degree, a class D felony.

He is accused of committing a burglary of Wiersma Construction in Inwood in November. He was also charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, a serious misdemeanor and a simple misdemeanor.

These charges stem from Long’s possession of stolen property in Inwood in 2012. This property consisted of tools from an Inwood contractor and a lawn sprayer from a victim in Rock Valley.

Long is being held in the Lyon County Jail with no bond because of a probation violation warrant issued in Lyon County.


Three Arrested On Drug-Related Charges Near Sheldon, Hospers

Drug Paraphernalia (file photo)
Drug Paraphernalia (file photo)
Sheldon, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in two recent incidents on drug-related charges near Sheldon and Hospers.

They report that on Friday evening (1/11), they investigated a report of a disturbance at an apartment complex near Northwest Iowa Community College, a mile west of Sheldon. As a result of the investigation, 22-year-old Bocephus Stell of Sheldon was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Then, in the early hours of Saturday, (1/12), they arrested 19-year-old Brandon Lund and 20-year-old Brett Stark both of Hospers on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrests stemmed from an investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant on Friday, (1/11) at a Hospers home.


Akron Area Standoff Ends Peacefully After Several Hours

law enforcement lightbarAkron, Iowa — A standoff that lasted for hours in Plymouth County ended peacefully on Friday.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3 PM on Friday, Deputy United States Marshals and the Woodbury County Task Force Officers from the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Geovany Gonzales-Gonzales at a rural home near Akron on K18 in Plymouth County.

Gonzalez-Gonzalez was wanted for failing to appear as ordered for a court hearing. He had originally been charged with drug trafficking.

Marshals were told by family that Gonzalez-Gonzalez was in the house and had a .38 caliber pistol in his possession. Gonzalez-Gonzalez was ordered out of his home, but did not surrender. Family members indicated that Gonzalez-Gonzalez was suicidal.

U. S. Marshals requested the assistance of the Plymouth/Sioux/LeMars Police tactical team to assist with the arrest. Iowa State Patrol officers as well as the Tactical Team and the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist. At about 7:30 PM, an Iowa State Patrol negotiator, negotiated the safe surrender of Gonzalez-­Gonzalez to law enforcement personnel. Gonzalez-Gonzalez was booked into the Woodbury County Jail, and is waiting for court hearings.

Officers on the scene were assisted by Siouxland Paramedics and the Akron Fire Department.