Rock Valley Man Arrested After Domestic Disturbance In Rural Rock Valley

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man has been arrested after a domestic dispute in rural Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a domestic disturbance on Thursday afternoon that occurred on 300th Street, a mile northeast of Rock Valley. Upon further investigation it was found that 47-year-old Leldon Douglas of Rock Valley allegedly assaulted another person he lives with at that residence.

Douglas was arrested for domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help To Solve Boyden Burglary

Boyden, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is again seeking the public’s help to solve a crime.

On Monday evening, (6/25), The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a residential burglary that occurred in the 1000 block of Railroad Street in Boyden. During the investigation it was found that sometime prior to June 25, the perpetrator(s) entered a residence through an unlocked door. Cash, jewelry and electronics were taken.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office or use the Text-A-Tip program.

Two Rock Valley Teens Charged With Felony Criminal Mischief After Vehicle Vandalism

Rock Valley, Iowa — Two Rock Valley teens have been cited with felony criminal mischief after authorities say they damaged a car by jumping on it.

On Monday, June 25, just before 11 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of vandalism that occurred on the north parking lot of Western Christian High School in Hull. During the investigation it was found that a parked 2007 Chevrolet Impala sustained about $1,500 in damages allegedly caused by people repeatedly jumping on it.

Mitchell Vaandrager and Tyler Buckner, both 15 and both from Rock Valley were cited into Juvenile Court for criminal mischief, 2nd degree for participating in the vandalism. Vaandrager was cited on Tuesday (6/26) and Buckner on Thursday (6/28).

Criminal Mischief, 2nd degree, is a class D felony.

Man May Have Drowned Near Linn Grove Dam On Little Sioux River

Linn Grove, Iowa — Buena Vista County authorities continue searching the Little Sioux River near the Linn Grove dam for a possible drowning victim.

According to Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville, Storm Lake Police received a report at about 5 p-m Wednesday from two men that a friend that they had been with had gone under water and they were unable to locate him. The initial investigation indicates that the missing person was wading in the river, went in up to his neck, then went under water and came back up yelling for help and then disappeared from sight. The three people that were with this subject attempted to find him, but were unable to, so they drove to Storm Lake to summon help.

The subject is a 30-year-old male from Storm Lake. The name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Sheriff Gary Launderville says the river is down, but the current is still strong. He says he believes alchohol may also have been a factor.

Sioux County Officers Investigate Overnight Burglaries

Orange City, Iowa — Sioux County law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s help after three burglaries were reported on Wednesday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated three burglaries and the Orange City/Alton Police Department investigated one burglary that all occurred during the overnight hours from June 26 into June 27. During the investigations it was found that the perpetrator(s) forcibly opened doors at VR Repair in Hull, Sioux Feed Company and Hog slat, Incorporated, one mile south of Sioux Center, and Performance Feeds in Alton.

In each burglary, cash was taken. If anyone has information on these crimes they are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 737‐3307 or by using the Sioux County Sheriff Text‐a‐tip program.

O’Brien Sheriff Looking For Public’s Help To Solve Trailer Theft Case

Sanborn, Iowa — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for the public’s help to try to find out who took a trailer from a Sanborn farm a few weeks ago.

Deputies are investigating the theft of a 2012 PJ Manufacturi ng single-axle utility trailer from a farm place about three miles west of Sanborn on Highway 18. The trailer is believed to have been taken between May 30th and June 5th. It has a wood bed, black frame and a beaver-style tail.

The Crime Dusters program is offering a $200 reward to anyone who provides information on this crime that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

The Sheriff’s Office says anyone may provide information on this crime or any other crimes by calling the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office at 712-957-3415. Upon calling you will be put in contact with a police officer that will take your information.

People can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the “Hot Tip” link or “e-mail” button on the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office website at Arrangements can be made to assist people who want to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.

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