Arrested On Identity Theft Charges

Hospers, Iowa — A woman living in Sioux City has been arrested on identity theft charges.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 21-year-old Adela Martin‐Ramirez of Sioux City on Monday.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a complaint from a person in Weslaco, TX reporting that someone was falsely using her identity.

Upon further investigation, it was found that Martin‐Ramirez was illegally using the Texas resident’s identity to gain employment in Hospers.

Martin‐Ramirez was arrested and was charged with two counts of forgery and identity theft.


UPDATE: Felon Fails To Return From Work Release

Update: The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that Bottorff was back in custody as of late Tuesday night, May 12.

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Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to try to find a person who failed to return to their custody.
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They report that 18-year-old Kyle Bottorff of Hawarden failed to return to the Sioux County Jail from work release. According to court records, Bottorff plead guilty in a plea agreement to felony burglary charges a week ago.

Sheriff’s officials say he was last seen driving a tan 1999 Chrysler Concorde, with Iowa license plate CVK 378.

If you know his wherabouts, you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 737-3307. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can use the text-a-tip option. Directions can be found at siouxcountysheriff.com.


Man Backs Into Vehicle

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Inwood, Iowa — A Sioux Center man backed into an Inwood woman’s vehicle on Saturday, May 9th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:10 pm, 41-year-old Traci Stubbe of Inwood was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu southbound on Main Street near Jefferson Street. Sixty-seven-year-old Jan Bucks of Sioux Center was backing out of a parking spot in his 2001 Ford F150 and struck Stubbe’s Malibu.

Stubbe’s Malibu received $4500 damage. The F150 received $300 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Bucks was cited for unsafe backing.


Woman Hits Deer Near Alvord

deer_sxcAlvord, Iowa — A Rock Valley Woman’s vehicle was damaged when she hit a deer on Monday, May 11th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:00 am, 30-year-old Shaybrielle Van Schepen of Rock Valley was northbound on K-30 near 220 Street, two miles southeast of Alvord, in a 2008 GMC Arcadia when she struck a deer in the roadway.

The GMC received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Two Vehicle Accident Near Sioux Center

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman and a Sioux Center man were in an accident on Saturday, May 9th.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:01 pm, 61-year-old Karen Hulstein of Rock Valley was driving a 2001 Dodge Caravan eastbound on 360th Street. Thirty-eight-year-old Salvador Mojica of Sioux Center was backing out of a residential driveway onto 360th Street in a 2003 GMC Denali. Mojica entered onto 360th Street and struck Hulstein on the roadway.

The Dodge received $1500 in damage; the GMC received $500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Mojica was cited for failing to yield when entering a highway.


Alton Man Rolls Pickup And Trailer

sioux county sheriff emblemOrange City, Iowa — An Alton man escaped injury when he wrecked his truck on Monday, May 11th near Orange City.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:28 am, 24-year-old Joshua Van Wyk of Alton was driving east bound on 400th Street, four miles north of Orange City in a 2004 Ford F250 while pulling a 2014 PJ Utility trailer. According to the report, a tire on the trailer ruptured causing the trailer to sway. Van Wyk lost control of the pickup and entered the south ditch and rolled.

The Van Wyk’s Ford received $5000 damage, and the trailer received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.