Sheldon Teen Arrested On O’Brien County Warrant For Theft

Sheldon pd sheild dinkySheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police:

The police arrested 19-year-old Zachary Louis Butler of Sheldon on Friday (1/11) on an O’Brien County warrant for an original charge of Fifth Degree Theft.

Butler posted bond, was given a court date, and was released.


Vehicles Driven By Women From Yankton, Luverne Damaged In Sioux Center Area Accident

AccidentGeneric 2Sioux Center, Iowa — On Wednesday, January 9, at 1:41 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and 360th Street, two miles north of Sioux Center.

Pamela Hamberger, age 41, of Yankton, SD was driving a 2006 GMC Envoy eastbound on 360th Street. She stopped for the stop sign at Highway 75. Grada Raak, age 82, of Luverne, MN was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis southbound on Highway 75.

Hamberger turned left onto Highway 75 in the path of Raak’s vehicle, causing a collision.

No injuries were reported.

Both vehicles sustained about $4,000 in damages.

Hamberger was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.


Alton Woman’s Minivan Damaged In Hospers Accident

siouxsheriff_dinky2Hospers, Iowa — On Wednesday, January 9, at 12:30 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 4th Avenue South in Hospers.

Mary Kruizenga, age 68, of Hospers was backing a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup southbound on 4th Avenue South. A 2008 Dodge Caravan, owned by Krista Bonestroo, of Alton was parked on 4th Avenue South. As Kruizenga was backing, the Ford struck the Dodge.

No injuries were reported.

The Dodge sustained about $1,000 in damages.


Ireton Man Transported To Hospital After Sioux Center Area Accident

Sioux Center AmbulanceSioux Center, Iowa — An Ireton man was transported to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday (1/9) near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:10 PM, 23-year-old Eric Faber of Sioux Center was driving a 2004 Peterbuilt semi-tractor pulling a 2012 Wilson livestock trailer northbound on Highway 75, about a mile and a half south of Sioux Center. Faber stopped and was waiting for southbound traffic before attempting to make a left turn onto a business driveway. Eighty-two-year-old Martin Prins of Ireton was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 75 behind Faber and struck the rear of the trailer.

Prins was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

The Wilson trailer sustained about $4,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained about $10,000 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.

Prins was cited for following too closely.


Hospers Man Arrested, Charged With Harassment

siouxsheriff_dinky2Hospers, Iowa — A Hospers man has been arrested on a harassment charge.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday evening (1/6), one of their deputies arrested 53-year-old David Vande Weerd of Hospers on a charge of Third Degree Harassment.

The arrest stemmed from a complaint received by the Sheriff’s Office on January 8 in the 4 PM hour, stating that Vande Weerd was harassing someone by sending repeated messages.

Bond was set at $500. Vande Weerd was released the next day.


Le Mars Man, Passenger Injured In Sibley Area Accident

AmbulanceSibley, Iowa — A Le Mars man and his passenger were taken to the hospital after an accident near Sibley on Wednesday (1/9).

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 11:30 PM, 60-year-old Patrick DeRocher of Le Mars was driving a 1999 Ford F350 pickup eastbound on Highway 9, about a half mile west of Oakhill Avenue, northwest of Sibley, when he fell asleep. The vehicle crossed the centerline, entered the north ditch, ramped an embankment and went airborne until it crashed into the east creek embankment. The vehicle traveled in the ditch for about 100 yards and was airborne for about 25 yards before hitting the creek embankment.

Both DeRocher and his passenger were transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Osceola County Ambulance Service.

There was $6000 damage to the pickup.