Sioux Center Man’s Minivan Damaged In Accident With Semi Near Maurice

Maurice, Iowa — On Tuesday, August 28, at 10:23 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, two miles south of Maurice, IA.

Harlan Doorenbos, age 78, of Sioux Center, IA was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 75. Manual De Hoyos, age 50, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2005 Sterling semi pulling a feed trailer southbound on Highway 75 following Doorenbos. Both vehicles had stopped for a construction worker’s stop sign in a construction zone. De Hoyos started rolling forward and collided with the rear of Doorenbos’ vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

The Dodge sustained approximately $2,000 in damages. The Sterling, owned by Meadowvale Dairy of Rock Valley, IA was not damaged.

De Hoyos was cited for following too closely.


Vehicles Driven By Men From Alton, Gilmore City Damaged In Accident In Granville

Granville, Iowa — On Tuesday, August 28 at 3:46 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 460th Street in Granville, IA.

Gerald Langel, age 58, of Alton, IA was driving a 1998 Freightliner semi pulling a 2007 Wilson grain trailer eastbound on 460th Street. Christopher Janssen, age 39, of Gillmore City, IA was driving a 2008 Ford F250 pickup eastbound on 460th Street following Langel. Janssen began passing Langel at the same time that Langel was in the process of making a left turn onto a business driveway and the two collided.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford, owned by Genex Cooperative of New Prague, MN sustained approximately $10,000 in damages. The Freightliner, owned by Bunker’s Feed and Supply of Granville, sustained approximately $5,000 in damages.
The accident remains under investigation.

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Sheldon Police Cite Juveniles Who Allegedly Took iPods; Make Arrest, Cover Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police took a report from Cindy Barwick, principal at Sheldon Middle School.

She reported that two 13-year-old boys had stolen two Apple iPads, valued at $200 each. The boys were each charged with Fourth Degree Theft and Fourth Degree Criminal Mischief. They were cited into juvenile court and were released to parents.


A mini bus driven by a Sheldon man and a parked SUV owned by a Webster City man were damaged in an accident on Monday in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police report that about 10:30 AM, 67-year-old Gilbert Butler of Sheldon was eastbound on North 15th Avenue, in a 2010 Ford Eldorado mini-bus. A 2009 Saturn SUV owned by Curtis Krusemark of Webster City was parked along 15th Avenue.

Butler pulled in front of the SUV with the intent to park on the street ahead of it, but misjudged the length of the mini bus and struck the SUV in the front left side.

Butler’s Ford Eldorado mini bus received $1000 damage. Krusemark’s Saturn received $3000 damage.

There were no injuries.


The police also arrested 20-year-old Jacob Megason of Sheldon on a warrant on Monday (8/27). The warrant was for probation violation. Megason was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.


Sibley Man Sentenced For Giving False Testimony

Sibley, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 24, 2012, Christian Nels Lange, age 24 of Sibley pled guilty to two counts of Tampering With Records, both Aggravated Misdemeanors.

Lange is to pay a total fine of $1,812.50, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. He was sentenced to a year in jail with all time suspended for each offense. He will also serve two years probation.

On December 10, 2010, and on July 26, 2010, Christian Lange gave false testimony while testifying under oath at two separate court proceedings in Sibley.


Sergeant Bluff Man To Serve Five-Year Prison Term On Sioux County Drug Charges

Orange City, Iowa — A Sergeant Bluff man will serve a five-year prison term after he pled guilty to a Sioux County charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

On March 20, 2012, a concerned citizen called 911 to make a complaint of an erratic driver southbound on Highway 75 at the Lyon County border. The caller was able to give the 911 operator a partial license plate number and a vehicle description. A Sioux County deputy was dispatched to the area and the deputy observed a vehicle matching the description given by the caller cross the centerline and go over onto the shoulder of the roadway. The deputy stopped the vehicle, which was being driven by 47-year-old Sakdarif Lokhamkouak.

The deputy searched the vehicle and found nearly a pound (14.8 ounces) of marijuana and over $2,400 in cash in Lokhamkouak’s possession.

The Court sentenced Lokhamkouak to serve five years in prison and he was further ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $750 plus court costs and statutory surcharges.


Granville Woman Injured When SUV Hits Cows

Photo courtesy Sioux County Sheriff
Granville, Iowa — A Granville woman was taken to the hospital after her vehicle tangled with two cows near Granville early on Sunday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:10 AM, 31-year-old Crystal Lammers of Granville was driving a 1998 Lincoln Navigator northbound on Log Avenue when she collided with two cows on the roadway. After the collision, the Lincoln left the roadway and entered the north ditch.

Lammers was transported to Sanford Sheldon Hospital by the Granville Ambulance.

The Lincoln sustained about $12,000 in damages.

The cattle died following the collision; they were owned by Kenneth Penning of Hospers, and were valued at approximately $2,600.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Granville Ambulance.