Sheldon Man Arrested, Charged In Connection With Truck Joyride, Damage

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department: a truck was taken from a Sheldon business, and was returned damaged.

The police report that they received a report from Van Wyk’s Trucking that a truck was taken from their property back on Saturday, June 9, between 3 and 6 AM. When the truck was returned, four truck tires, valued at a combined total of $1680, were damaged.

On Tuesday, June 19, the Sheldon Police arrested 51-year-old Jeffrey Alan Chrestiansen of Sheldon in connection with the crime. He was charged with operation without owner’s consent, second degree criminal mischief, and failure to have a valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.


NW Iowa Man Dies In Crash In SW Minnesota

Adrian, Minnesota — A northwest Iowa man was killed, and his wife was injured, Saturday night in a rollover accident on Interstate-90 in southwest Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says at around 9:35 PM, a 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer driven by 22-year-old Austin Skyberg of Estherville was eastbound on I-90 near Adrian when the vehicle entered the median, Skyberg overcorrected and the vehicle rolled. Skyberg was killed in the accident. A passenger, 26-year-old Joy Skyberg of Estherville, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The Trailblazer was totaled.


Maurice Man Taken To Hospital After Motorcycle Accident Near Orange City

Orange City, Iowa — A Maurice man was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident on Saturday near Orange City.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that about 10:15 PM, 45-year-old Jon Van Peursem of Maurice was driving a 2004 Harley‐Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Highway 10, three quarters of a mile east of Highway 75, four miles west of Orange City, when two deer entered the roadway. Van Peursem slowed down to avoid the first deer but was unable to avoid the second deer, colliding with it.

The Orange City Ambulance transported Van Peursem to the Orange City Hospital.

The Harley‐Davidson sustained about $5,000 in damages.

The Maurice First Responders and the Orange City Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Paullina Police Just Now Release Report Of Six People Being Arrested On Drug Charges In Paullina

Paullina, Iowa — On Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, as part of an ongoing investigation, the Paullina Police Department applied for and was granted search warrants.

That evening, with the assistance of the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office and the Sutherland Police Department, a search was begun at 317 South Maple Street in Paullina.

As a result of the warrants, items were removed from the house which matched the description of property reported as stolen from local residents late last year in a continuing burglary investigation. Additionally, evidence was found and seized which pertained to the manufacture, possession and use of marijuana.

Six individuals who were present and living at the residence were detained and subsequently arrested and transported to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar:

– Nathan Oldenkamp on Manufacture of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;

– Hannah Garza on Manufacture of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;

– Jeffery Oldenkamp on Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;

– Courtney Banut on Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;

– Johnathan Oldenkamp on Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Stolen Property;

– Tyler St. Pierre on Manufacture of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana, Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age.

Based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, an arrest warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana was issued on Arturo Casillas, another resident of the house not present at the time of the search. He was subsequently arrested on the warrant on May 23rd.

The charges of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana and Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp are class D felonies. Possession of Controlled Substance- Marijuana and Possession of Stolen Property are serious misdemeanors, while Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age are simple misdemeanors.

All individuals had an Initial Appearance before the O’Brien County Magistrate. All were later released on bond, and will have a future appearance in District Court.


Granville Man Arrested On Felony Burglary Charge

Granville, Iowa — A Granville man has been arrested on a felony burglary charge.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday (6/21), their officers arrested 37-year-old John Nelson of Granville for Third Degree Burglary, a class D Felony; and Fifth Degree Theft, a simple misdemeanor.

The arrest stemmed from a burglary that occurred at a place on Lily Avenue, two miles west of Granville, on the early morning hours of June 16.

During the investigation it was found that a hay feeder and horse halters were allegedly stolen from a barn.

The stolen property is valued at about $200.


Illegal Alien Living In Sioux County To Do Four Years In Prison

Sioux City, Iowa — An illegal alien living in Sioux County will do 46 months in federal prison, after he illegally re-entered the United States from Mexico.

The Justice Department reports that 26-year-old Erick Hernandez-Hernandez from Mexico received the prison term after he pled guilty in March to one count of illegal re-entry as an aggravated felon.

Hernandez-Hernandez admitted he was deported from the United States on December 30, 2009.

The feds found out he had re-entered the country when they were advised that he was in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City for forgery this past February.

Hernandez-Hernandez was previously convicted of identity theft and forgery in 2009. Also in 2009, he was convicted of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver cocaine.

There is no parole in the federal system.