Help Needed Solving Accident Case

George, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with a hit and run accident that occurred southwest of George on Saturday night, March 7, 2015.
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On Sunday afternoon, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single motor vehicle hit-and-run accident on a private drive in the 2300 mile of Jay Avenue. That’s about a mile and a half south of George and two miles west. The previous night, investigators believe a red Pontiac Grand Prix with a model year sometime between 1997-2003 was southbound on Jay Avenue. The vehicle is believed to have the words “Grand Prix” stickered on top of the front windshield.

Deputies believe the vehicle crossed the 230th Street intersection and entered a dead end private drive. They believe it then struck a utility pole and gate causing damage to both.

Deputies say the vehicle sustained significant front end damage and appears to have been removed from the scene by someone using a pickup, trailer and possibly a Case skid loader.

The vehicles left the accident scene eastbound on 230th Street and were last seen going southbound on L-14 (Kennedy Avenue) near the Sioux County/Lyon County border.

If anyone has information about the accident, they are asked to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (712)472-8300.


Sibley Man Taken To Hospital After Accident

Allendorf, Iowa — A Sibley man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Friday, March 6, 2015 near Allendorf.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:00 AM, 32-year-old Patrick Webb of Sibley was driving a Volkswagen Passat eastbound on Highway 9. Sixty-two-year-old Julio Mora-Vargas of Draper, UT was driving a Freightliner semi owned by Hilt, Incorporated of Salt Lake City, UT.

The report says Mora-Vargas was stopped at the northbound stop sign on Highway 59 and pulled the semi into the highway, failing to see the Webb vehicle. The Passat hit the Freightliner broadside.

Webb was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Sibley Ambulance. Mora-Vargas was not injured.

Webb’s vehicle received approximately $10,000 in damage. The Freightliner received approximately $20,000 in damage.

Also assisting at the scene were the Sibley Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol.


Four Face Drug Charges In Sibley

Sibley, Iowa — Four people were arrested on drug charges on Friday, March 6, 2015 at a Sibley motel.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports they carried out a search warrant on four rooms and two motor vehicles at the Sibley Inn Motel in Sibley. Four people were taken into custody. Three of them were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, alleged to be marijuana; a serious misdemeanor.

Arrested were 28-year-old Raphael Dewayne Holyfield of Moody, Alabama; 23-year-old Ranzell Marquez Jones of Montevallo Alabama; and 28-year-old Printice Leon Banks, who had no address. Twenty-two-year-old Dejuan Henry Ramsey Andrews of Central Point, Alabama was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Holyfield and Jones were also charged with alleged Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Holyfield and Jones are being held on a $1300 bond, Banks on a $1000 bond, and Andrews on a $300 bond. The Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force assisted with the investigation.


Sanborn Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Alton, Iowa — A Sanborn man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop early on Thursday, March 5.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says that just after midnight, they arrested 48-year-old Michael Rydstrom of Sanborn as the result of a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, two miles south of Alton.

Upon further investigation deputies say they discovered a controlled substance in Rydstrom’s possession.

Rydstrom was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance.

K9 units from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.


Fender Benders Occupy Cops

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Police have been kept busy the past couple of days with a series of minor traffic accidents.

sheldon police pd car door logoThe first was reported shortly after 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at Sheldon Community High School.  According to the report, the accident happened when a 2002 Dodge Intrepid, driven by 17-year old Ashlynn Cavin of Sibley backed from a parking space into the front of a 1995 Mercury Sable driven by Nicholas Bomgaars of Sheldon.  Cavin told officers she hadn’t seen the Bomgaars car before backing from the space.  Damage to each vehicle was estimated at $1,000, and there were no injuries.

Shortly before 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon police were called to the report of a collision on Highway 18 near the railroad tracks in Sheldon.  Police say the accident happened when a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 25-year old Margaret Dagel of Sibley struck the rear of a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 50-year old Brad Smith of Primghar.  Dagel was reportedly cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  Damage to Smith’s Suburban were estimated at $750, with $1000 damage estimate assessed to Dagel’s Tahoe.  No injuries were reported.

Then, just after 6 pm Thursday, an accident happened at the corner of 7th Avenue and 5th Street in Sheldon.  According to the report, 17-year old Haley Jungers of Sheldon was southbound on 7th Avenue in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala.  Jungers’ car entered the intersection where it was struck by a westbound 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 23-year old Bryce Nelson of Boyden.  There were no injuries reported, but Nelson’s Cavalier sustained approximately $1500 in damage, with $2500 damage reported to Jungers’ Impala.  Police say they ticketed Nelson for Failure To Yield To Vehicle On The Right.


Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Larchwood, Iowa — A Larchwood woman was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after an accident in Larchwood on Thursday, March 5, 2015. And it’s the second accident to occur near that location in the past 10 days.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:55 AM, 53-year-old Michael DeJager of Doon was driving a 2000 Kenworth Semi owned by Farmers Elevator Cooperative of Rock Valley westbound on Highway 9 near the ball fields. A 2004 Chrysler Sebring being driven by 22-year-old Alexandria Kollis of Larchwood, was southbound on Edgerly Street.

The report says Kollis stopped at a stop sign then proceeded into the intersection, colliding with the semi.

The Lyon County Ambulance transported Kollis to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Kollis’ vehicle sustained about $2,500 in damage. Farmers Elevator Cooperative’s semi did not appear to have any reportable damage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel from the Lyon County Ambulance crew, Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, and Erwin’s Towing assisted the Sheriff’s Department at the scene.