Woman Arrested On Drug, Other Charges

Ocheyedan, Iowa — A Slayton, Minnesota woman has been arrested on several charges after a traffic stop.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 29-year-old Sheila Marie Wilson of Slayton last week. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop northeast of Ocheyedan. 

Wilson was charged with Operating While Intoxicated – 3rd Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance – 3rd offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was also issued a citation for Speeding. 

During the traffic stop Wilson was found to have an outstanding warrant in another county as well. 

Wilson was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

The Osceola County Drug Recognition Expert assisted with the investigation and arrest.


Sioux Sheriff Investigating Maurice Burglary Report

Maurice, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to solve a crime.
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They report that on Saturday morning, May 16, they investigated a report of burglary and theft that allegedly occurred from a motor vehicle in Maurice.

Officers believe that sometime during the evening hours of Friday, May 15, or the early morning hours of Saturday, May 16 the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the cab of a semi‐truck and took a CB radio, GPS unit and a black CD case.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.


Two Vehicle Accident Near Hull

sioux county sheriff emblemA Hull woman’s vehicle and a Freeman, South Dakota woman’s vehicle were damaged in an accident on Thursday, May 14th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:53 am, 26-year-old Allison Berkompas of Hull was westbound on 320th Street, two miles west of Hull, in a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and stopped for the stop sign at Highway 75. Twenty-one-year-old Lillie Koerner of Freeman, SD was northbound on Highway 75 in a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. Berkompas drove into the intersection and was struck by Koerner.

Berkompas’s Chevrolet and Koerner’s Pontiac each received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

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


Man Turned In Via Text On ID Theft Charges

Rock Valley, Iowa — A man living in Rock Valley has been arrested on identity theft-related charges after someone turned him in via text.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 32-year-old Alejandro Hernandez‐Martinez of Rock Valley on Wednesday.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a Text‐a‐Tip complaint reporting that Hernandez‐Martinez was falsely using someone else’s identity.

Upon further investigation, deputies believe that Hernandez‐Martinez was illegally using another person’s identity to gain employment at a dairy in rural Rock Valley.

Hernandez‐Martinez was arrested and charged with forgery and identity theft.


Tractor Hits Parked Truck

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, IA– A Boyden man struck a parked pickup on Tuesday, May 12th.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:13 pm, 22-year-old Dilan Moss of Boyden was driving eastbound on 410th Street, three miles west of Sioux Center, in a JCB farm tractor pulling a flat bed trailer loaded with bales. According the report, he struck a parked and unattended 2007 Ford pickup owned by Eagle Construction & Environmental Services of Panama City Beach, Florida.

The tractor received $200 damage; the Ford received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Two Vehicle Accident Near Lester

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8A South Carolina woman and a Rock Rapids man’s vehicles were damaged in an accident near Lester on Tuesday, May 12th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, 69-year-old Bridget Gorman of North Augusta, South Carolina was driving a 2011 Ford F 150 and turning into a residential drive 5 miles northeast of Lester. Twenty-three-year-old Derek Van Veldhuizen of Rock Rapids was driving east bound on a 2015 Can-Am Commander and was struck by Gorman.

The Ford received $1500 damage; Van Veldhuizen’s Can-Am received $500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Gorman was cited for Failure to Yeild Upon a Left Turn.