According to the Orange City Police Department, at approximately 9:00 pm, Orange City officers were called to a suspicious male walking around the golf course, up and down several streets and pacing on the neighbors porch in Alton. After further investigation Cornelio Vega, age 48, of Orange City was arrested for Public Intoxication.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:17 pm, 58-year-old Lowell Bittner of Sioux Falls was driving a 2005 Freightliner, pulling a mobile home, northbound on Highway 75, three miles northwest of Hull. According to the reports, Bittner missed his turn to go westbound on 310th Street, he began backing on Highway 75, and struck a State of Iowa owned light pole. The pole became detached and fell onto Highway 75.
The light pole received $1700 damage. The mobile home received $50 damage.
No injuries were reported.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:50 pm, the sheriff’s office received a complaint of an erratic driver eastbound on Highway 9 near Grand Falls Casino. 45-year-old Gloria Rockhill was stopped a couple miles west of Rock Rapids by a deputy. According to the Sheriff’s Office, it was found that Rockhill was under the influence of alcohol and was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.
Rockhill was booked into the Lyon County Jail.
Peterson, Iowa — A Peterson man has died as the result of a crash near Peterson.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:55 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 16-year-old Steven Taylor of Peterson was driving a 2002 Chevy southbound on M27, about a mile and a three quarters north of Peterson. Thirty-seven year-old Steven Kozelka of Peterson had been driving a 2006 Ford that had become disabled and was parked southbound on M27. They report that there was a third vehicle, a 2001 Chevy Blazer, parked facing northbound in front of the disabled Ford.
The report says that Kozelka was out of his vehicle and working on it when Taylor struck the rear Kozelka’s Ford, which hit the Blazer and Kozelka.
Kozelka’s injuries were fatal.
The Spencer Ambulance took Taylor to the Spencer Hospital.
Emergency responders from Spencer and Peterson assisted at the scene.
Le Mars, Iowa — A Nebraska man was taken to a hospital after a fiery crash near Le Mars early on Saturday morning.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:15 AM, emergency responders were called to a single-vehicle accident about two miles west of LeMars on Highway 3 near Kestrel Avenue. When deputies arrived on scene, they report that the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the single occupant had been pulled away from the vehicle by passers-by. Le Mars Ambulance and Fire assisted on scene.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver was 40-year-old Jesse David Compton of Decatur, NE. They say his condition is considered serious at this time, and that the investigation into the cause of the accident continues.
Rock Valley, Iowa — A Le Mars woman was taken to a hospital after an accident on Thursday near Rock Valley.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:45 PM, 48-year-old Sue Jennings of Le Mars was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on Elmwood Avenue, two miles south of Rock Valley, when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and rolled.
Jennings was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.
The Chrysler sustained approximately $7,000 in damages.
Jennings was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance crew, and the Rock Valley Police Department.