O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office Covers Three Recent Non-Injury Accidents

Primghar, Iowa — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office has just advised of three recent non-injury accidents.

Anthony Heitman was eastbound on Highway 18 east of Hartley about 6:30 AM on Tuesday, August 28, when two deer entered the roadway. Heitman swerved to the left to avoid striking the animals, realized there was on coming traffic, and went into the north ditch striking the back of a no passing zone sign. The green 2001 Pontiac Grand Am that Heitman was driving received $3000 damage. The pole belonging to the State of Iowa received $200.00 damage. Heitman received no injuries.

Carly Lundquist of Paullina was driving a 1999 ford Taurus was eastbound on 510th Street, about 7 PM on Wednesday, August 22nd. Carly says she took her eyes the road to look at her clock, when she looked back up at the road; she was veering to the right on approaching a bridge. Carly over corrected and went into the left ditch. Carly was uninjured. The Taurus received $2,500 damage.

On Monday, September 3, just before 8 AM, 19-year-old Cole Treiber of Danbury, IA was traveling north on L-36, when, according to the Sheriff’s Office, he fell asleep and crossed the roadway. Treiber then woke up as the vehicle came back across the roadway and entered the east ditch and the vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side. Treiber was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. Estimate damage to Treiber’s vehicle $1,500.00 dollars. Treiber was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.


Sheldon Woman Charged With Fraud After She Allegedly Helped Ineligible People Register Vehicles

Orange City, Iowa — A Sheldon woman has been charged with fraud after she allegedly helped ineligible people register vehicles.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has charged 28-year-old Mackenzie Jellema of Sheldon with fraudulent practices, an aggravated misdemeanor. They report that through their investigation, they discovered that Jellema was allegedly registering vehicles in her name through the State of Iowa for people who are otherwise unable to.

The practice came to light after an accident on Tuesday, August 27th, five miles northwest of Sioux Center. When deputies arrived, the driver had left the vehicle and could not initially be found. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that a 16-year-old boy from Sioux Center had been the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle was owned by Jellema.

She was initially charged with permitting an unauthorized person to drive, a simple misdemeanor. The boy was charged with driving without a license.


Sioux County Sheriff Arrests Two For Domestic Assault In Two Separate Weekend Incidents

Sioux County, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested two subjects for Domestic Assault in two separate incidents.

On Sunday, September 2, in the 7 PM hour, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred on 480th Street, five miles southeast of Ireton.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered 37-year-old Aaron Manley of Ireton had assaulted a family member.

Manley was arrested for domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor and two counts of child endangerment, both aggravated misdemeanors.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.


On Saturday, September 1 at 12:45 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance taking place in a room at the Sheldon Motel in Sheldon.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that 29-year-old Jennifer Wake of Kansas City, MO had assaulted her boyfriend.

Wake was arrested for domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.


Sibley Man Pinned Under Tractor In Sheldon Taken To Hospital, Tractor Bursts Into Flames

Sheldon, Iowa — A man loading a tractor on a trailer in Sheldon on Labor Day was transported to the hospital after the tractor flipped off the trailer, pinning him underneath. The tractor didn’t fare so well either and burst into flames.

The Sheldon Police Department identifies the man as 81-year-old Dallas Poss of Sibley.

Sheldon Fire Company Chief Jerry Meyer reports that about 4:20 PM on Labor Day the Sheldon Fire Company was called to the report of a tractor fire between the A & W and Perspective Insurance buildings.

He says the man was attempting to load an old tractor on a trailer when the tractor flipped off hitting the ground upside down and bursting into flames.

The gentleman trying to load the tractor was pinned under the tractor and was pulled to safety by others that were there. He was taken to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

A responding Sheldon fire fighter extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher he had, and the responding fire truck finished the job cooling the tractor with water.

Meyer says the Fire Company was on scene about 2 hours, and there is no damage estimate available.


Remsen Boy Charged With Felony After Alledgedly Stealing Car, Leading Authorities On Chase

Remsen, Iowa — A Remsen boy has been arrested after he allegedly stole a car and led authorities on a chase.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 13-year-old boy has now been released to his parents. He is charged on multiple counts, including a felony.

The boy is charged with motor vehicle theft, felony eluding, speeding, failure to maintain control, and driving without a license.

Further details, such as where and how the incident happened, where the car was stolen from, and where the teen was caught — have not been released.


Car Driven By Hawarden Teen Damaged In Car-Deer Accident Near Orange City

Orange City, Iowa — On Friday, August 31 at 10:30 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, a half mile east of Orange City.

Tyler Kelly, age 17, of Hawarden was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla westbound on Highway 10 when a deer entered the roadway and the two collided.

No injuries were reported.

The Toyota sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.