Boyden Teen Arrested For Driving While License Revoked

Boyden, Iowa — On Thursday, June 7, at 7:18 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Lund, age 18, of Boyden.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that took place near 410th Street and Garfield Avenue, three miles west of Sioux Center, IA. During the traffic stop, a deputy found that Lund’s driver’s license had been revoked.

Driving with a revoked license is a serious misdemeanor.


Boyden Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Doon

Doon, Iowa — A Boyden woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Doon.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday (6/5), at about 4:57 PM, 39-year-old Paul A Tschetter of Ethan, SD was driving a 2005 Peterbuilt semi truck north on US 75. Fifty-three-year-old Karen Ver Meer of Boyden was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala westbound on county road A52.

Ver Meer stopped at the stop sign located at the intersection of US 75 and A52 and then proceeded to try and cross the highway. Due to the hillcrest she did not see Tschetter until he came over the hill. Tschetter tried to stop and he took evasive action in an attempt to get around Ver Meer. Tschetter was unable to get the semi stopped in time and struck the back driver side of Ver Meer’s vehicle. Ver Meer’s vehicle spun around numerous times and entered the northwest ditch. Her vehicle went through a fence before coming to a stop in the corn field. Tschetter was able to control his semi and stop it on the shoulder of the road. Ver Meer was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 2008 Chevy Impala received $15,000 damage and the Peterbilt Semi received about $1500 damage.

The Doon Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, State Patrol, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.


Rock Valley Man Hospitalized After Motorcycle Accident

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle versus car accident near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday (6/6), about 12:35 PM, 41-year-old Brent Maassen of Rock Valley, was driving a 1995 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle eastbound on Highway 18, a quarter mile east of Rock Valley. Sixty-six-year-old Donald Ovre of Larchwood was driving a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup from a driveway onto Highway 18, colliding with Maassen.

Maassen was transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital by the Rock Valley Ambulance.

The Kawasaki sustained about $2,500 in damages. The Ford sustained about $500 in damages.

Ovre was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Rock Valley Police Department, the Rock Valley Ambulance, and the Rock Valley Fire Department assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Hawarden Man’s Medical Issue May Have Caused Accident

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hawarden.

On Monday, June 4, at 7:35 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, three miles east of Hawarden.

Fifty-eight-year-old Raymond Miller of Hawarden was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Highway 10 behind Schreur.

Due to an alleged medical issue, Miller’s vehicle collided with the rear of Schreur’s vehicle causing it to enter the north ditch.

Miller was transported to the Hawarden Hospital by the Hawarden Ambulance for treatment of his medical issue. Schreur received minor injuries but refused medical attention.
Schreur’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,500 in damages. Miller’s vehicle sustained approximately $500 in damages.

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


Sheldon Emergency Crews Respond To Three Accidents In The Last Two Days

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were called to a two-car accident at the corner of Highway 18 and Washington Avenue about 2:10 PM Thursday afternoon. Responding were SCAT, Sheldon Fire and Police and EMA. We’ll have the details of the accident when they become available.


A Sheldon man was injured in a car versus motorcycle accident on Wednesday (6/6) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 7:40 PM, 20-year-old Ross Bootsma of Sheldon was eastbound on Highway 18, near Country Club Road in a 1999 Pontiac. Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Johnson of Sheldon was also eastbound on 18 on a 1995 Suzuki motorcycle.

Johnson was slowing down to prepare for a left turn onto Country Club Road. Bootsma was behind the motorcycle and was momentarily distracted. He was unable to stop in time and rear-ended the motorcycle, according to the report.

Johnson was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Bootsma’s Pontiac received $1500 damage. Johnson’s Suzuki received $4000 damage.

Bootsma was charged with failure to maintain control.


A Sanborn woman’s car and a Sheldon man’s car were damaged in an accident on Wednesday (6/6) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 5:00 PM, 62-year-old Lana Van Engen of Sanborn was backing southbound from a private drive onto East Ninth Street, west of Roosevelt Avenue in a 2004 Chevy. Twenty-eight-year-old Dustin Lokhorst of Sheldon was westbound on East Ninth Street in a 1999 BMW.

Lockhorst struck the Van Engen Vehicle.

Van Engen’s Chevy received $1500 damage. Lokhorst’s BMW received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries.

Van Engen was charged with unsafe entry onto roadway.


Sioux County Businesses Burglarized, Strange Items Taken

Sioux County, Iowa — A Hospers business and an Orange City business have been burglarized, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help.

On Tuesday, June 5 at 10:44 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a business burglary that occurred at Greenway and Associates, 3811 450th Street, one quarter mile east of Orange City.

On Wednesday, June 6 at 8:17 a.m., The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a business burglary that occurred at Custom Parts Engineering, 3894 Hospers Drive North in Hospers.

Sometime during the overnight hours, the businesses were entered without force. It is unknown whether the perpetrator(s) are unlocking the door or if a door is being found unlocked.

In both burglaries, 50 gallon barrels containing machine-milled pieces of aluminum and brass scrap metal valued at over $1,000 were taken. Also taken was over $200 in cash, NASCAR replica cars, tokens for a vintage slot machine, and several roles of postage stamps.

If anyone has information about this crime, you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at 737-3307 or by using the text-a-tip program. You may remain anonymous.