Two Osceola County Residents Found Guilty Friday

Two Osceola county residents were found guilty of various charges on Friday, May 18th.

50-year-old Sharon Seivert of Ashton pled guilty to Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a February 24th 2012 traffic stop that occurred on 4th Avenue and Johannes Street in Ashton.

Seivert is to pay a fine of $2,507.50, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any and is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a period of one year, with all time suspended except for seven days, and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two years.

20-year-old Ashley Henning of Sibley was found guilty on two counts of 5th Degree Theft, both Simple Misdemeanors. Henning was arrested December 10, 2011 for taking Iowa Lottery tickets, without paying for them, while employed at Casey’s General Store in Sibley. Henning is to pay a fine of $235.00, the cost of this action, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, and victim restitution, if any and is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty days, with twenty-eight days suspended, and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two years.


Sheldon PD Covers Accidents, Takes Theft Report of Vehicle, Makes Arrests

Sheldon, Iowa — A Remsen woman’s car and a Sheldon woman’s SUV were damaged in an accident on Friday, May 11 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:35 AM, 57-year-old Diane Anfinson of Remsen was southbound on Third Avenue, in a 2012 Chevy. Twenty-eight-year-old Martha Ramirez-Vasquez of Sheldon was backing eastbound out of a parking space on Third Avenue in a 1998 Lincoln.

Ramirez-Vasquez backed into the Anfinson vehicle as she was backing out of the parking space.

Anfinson’s Chevy received $1500 damage. Ramirez-Vasquez’s Lincoln received $500 damage.

There were no injuries.


Two cars owned by Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on Sunday, May 13 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 10:55 PM, 20-year-old Candace Kluver of Sheldon was backing westbound in the Courtyard fitness center parking lot in a 1991 Chevy. Connie Hoogendoorn of Sheldon had parked her 2004 Honda in the lot.

Kluver was backing out and struck the Hoogendoorn vehicle in the front right corner, scraping all the way down the right side of the vehicle. Kluver left the scene, but was later found.

Kluver’s Chevy received $50 damage. Hoogendoorn’s Honda received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries.


On Thursday, May 10, Farmers’ Coop reported someone had taken a 2004 Ford Taurus from their property, valued at $10,000. The car was located and recovered the next day.


The Police also made three arrests.

They arrested 35-year-old Travis Kolbeck of Sheldon on Saturday, May 12 on a charge of Criminal Trespass.

They arrested 54-year-old Troy Scott of Hartley that day as well. He was charged with Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated.

They also arrested 19-year-old Noah Hunt of Sheldon that day on a jail order or mittimus for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana.


Accident In Larchwood Damages Two Vehicles

Larchwood, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident that happened on May 17, 2012 at approximately 4:40 p.m. at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Fell Street in Larchwood. James Faber (83) of Inwood was southbound on Chestnut Avenue when Brandon P. Snyder (17) of Larchwood pulled out from a stop sign on Fell Street and the two collided. Faber’s 2004 Mercury received $3500 damage and Snyder’s 2004 Pontiac received $2500 damage. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Larchwood Fire and Rescue and the Lyon County Ambulance.


O’Brien Sheriff Seeks Help To Solve Primghar Burglary Case

Primghar, Iowa — Two Primghar businesses were broken into a week ago and it appears the perpetrators attempted to break into a third business.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that the burglaries are believed to have occurred on Saturday night, May 12, 2012 and into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 13, 2012. The suspect or suspects gained entry into the Pizza Ranch Restaurant and the Primghar Library and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Also during this same time frame the suspect or suspects attempted to gain entry into Baxterz Bar & Grill in Primghar but were unsuccessful.

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.

Call the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office at 712-957-3415 if you have information on this or any other crime. 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 www.obriencountysheriff.com.

Arrangements can be made to assist anyone who wants to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.


Semi Driver Kept Going, Unaware Of Injury Accident

UPDATE: Through the investigation, deputies found that 36-year-old Steven Diekevers of Orange City was driving a 2004 Sterling semi‐tractor pulling a 2007 SmithCo side‐dump gravel trailer northbound on L‐22.

When Diekevers met Diamond, the left‐rear tire on the trailer malfunctioned for unknown reasons, causing the tire and trailer parts to be thrown into the path of Diamond. Diekevers was aware of the malfunction but didn’t realize the truck and tire debris had struck Diamond’s vehicle.

The trailer, owned by Rock Valley Block & Tile of Rock Valley sustained approximately $500 in damages.

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Granville, Iowa — A Cherokee man was injured in an accident, but the other driver kept going and may not have been aware that an accident even occurred.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3 PM Thursday afternoon (5/17), 59-year-old Duane Diamond of Cherokee was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Express van southbound on L-22, a mile and a half north of Highway 10, two and a half miles north of Granville.

Diamond met a semi driving northbound on L-22 pulling a gravel trailer. When Diamond met the semi, a tire had a failure, sending a part of the tire and trailer through the windshield of the van.

The Granville Ambulance transported Diamond to the Orange City Hospital.

The Granville Fire and Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Alleged Illegal Alien Living In Boyden Allegedly Used Another’s Identity To Work In Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — An alleged illegal alien living in Boyden is in danger of being deported.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 25-year-old Alma Amador of Boyden on Tuesday for identity theft, a class D Felony.

The arrest stems from a complaint received by the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, May 1.

During the investigation, deputies found that Amador was allegedly using another person’s identity to gain employment at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers.