A business was broken into and several items taken during a burglary in Hull over the weekend. The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that sometime during the early morning hours of March 18, a person or persons entered Radio and TV Center by forced entry. Once inside, the perpetrators took several items including TV’s, audio devices, and cell phones.
The store surveillance system was also stolen. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone or by using the text‐a‐tip program. You may remain anonymous.
Four juveniles were charged with criminal mischief after authorities say they vandalized a traffic control device near Primghar.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday (3/17), a traffic control device and the underside of a highway bridge near Primghar were spray-painted.
The next day, four juveniles — three from Primghar and one from Paullina — were charged with Fifth Degree Criminal Mischief — a simple misdemeanor. They were released to their parents.
March 18, 2012, at 6:40am, William Berg, age 22 of Sioux City, Iowa, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort, southbound on Nettle Avenue, north of 120th Street, six miles northwest of Sibley when he swerved to miss a deer. Berg’s vehicle went onto the west shoulder of the roadway, where Berg over-corrected the vehicle and slid into the east ditch. Berg’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage. Berg was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.
A Rock Valley man was charged with drinking and driving after he showed up drunk at the Sioux County Jail.
On Saturday, March 17 at 10:35 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Leslie Spaans of Rock Valley IA, for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Spaans was in route to the Sioux County Jail to serve his sentence for a previous crime. Upon his arrival at the jail it was found that he drove himself to the jail while intoxicated
A Rock Rapids man has been arrested after he was found writing checks on a closed account in Hull.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Jonathan Vahl of Rock Rapids on Friday evening for theft in the 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor and theft in the 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office had previously received complaints from two Hull businesses that Vahl had allegedly written checks on a closed account. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for Vahl for allegedly writing checks on the closed account at businesses in Rock Valley.
On Friday, March 16, Vahl attempted to write additional checks at a third Hull business using the same closed checking account. The business notified the Sheriff’s Office and Vahl was arrested at the business.
A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident Friday morning near Alton.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:10 AM, 57-year-old John Lambert of Sioux Falls was driving a 2012 Volvo Semi‐tractor pulling an enclosed trailer northbound on Jackson Avenue stopped at the intersection with Highway 60, four miles south of Orange City. Fifty-one-year-old Preston DeBoer of Hartley was driving a 2003 Ford Escape southbound on Highway 60. Lambert proceeded from the stop sign, colliding with DeBoer.
DeBoer was transported to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital by the Alton Ambulance.
Lambert was cited for failure to yield entering through highway.
Lambert’s vehicle sustained about $8,000 in damages. DeBoer’s vehicle sustained about $10,000 in damages.
The Alton Fire Department and the Alton Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.