Text-A-Tip Results In Alcohol Violations

Hawarden, Iowa — Twelve young people were charged with alcohol violations after the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a “Text-a-Tip.”
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They report that early on Sunday, at 12:35 AM, their officers investigated the report that said that a large group of people under the age of 21 were consuming alcohol at a farm building at 2081 400th Street, five miles northeast of Hawarden.

Upon further investigation, deputies did locate several people under the age of 21 consuming alcohol. Deputies charged 12 individuals under the age of 21 with illegal consumption of alcohol; of those 12 people, three were juveniles who were cited and released to their parents.

Additionally, 18-year-old Chantel Caskey of Hawarden was charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department and Sioux County Conservation Office.


Sibley Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley woman has been arrested on drug charges.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday April 9, 2015, one of their deputies arrested 32-year-old Nicole Lynn Ruffcorn of Sibley.

They say she was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Deputies report that the arrest stemmed from a traffic stop north of Sibley.

They say Ruffcorn is currently being held in the Osceola County Jail on a $2300 bond.


Rock Valley Man Arrested On Felony Count

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Valley man has been arrested on a felony charge after several incidents.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 53-year-old Michael Eugene Kats of Rock Valley early on Wednesday April 8, 2015.

Deputies say the arrest stems from a search after Kats allegedly made a 911 call to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and sent multiple text messages to Lyon County Deputies.

Kats was charged with Harassment of a Public Officer, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Threats of Terrorism, a Class C Felony.

The Rock Valley Police Department, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.


Sheldon PD News

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Police have charged a 14-year old Sheldon juvenile with felony Forgery in connection with an incident that happened at a residence on Washington Avenue.  The youth was cited into juvenile court on the charge.

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Sheldon Police took a report of stolen property early Sunday evening from a residence in the 500 block of Oak Street.  According to the report, the theft happened sometime on Saturday.

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Authorities are also investigating a burglary that was reported Tuesday morning at the Girl Scout House in the Sheldon City Park.  Cops say the incident apparently happened sometime between April 1st and April 7th.

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A 16-year old Sheldon girl faces charges after crashing her SUV on South 5th Avenue in Sheldon on Friday.  Police say Eliza Breuer of Sheldon was driving a 1998 GMC Envoy on South 5th Avenue, which is a gravel street, shortly after noon on Friday when she lost control and rolled the vehicle, causing her to suffer minor injuries.  The Envoy sustained about $5,000 in estimated damages.

Breuer was reportedly ticketed for Reckless Driving and No Driver’s License.


Man Faces Burglary & Drug Charges

Hand Cuffs sxcSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man faces several criminal charges after being arrested in connection with a trio of burglaries that reportedly took place over the past week in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department says 22-year old Andrew Burnette of Sheldon is charged with the felony of 2nd Degree Burglary after being arrested late Sunday afternoon.  Police say the charge stems from three separate burglaries at the same residence on 10th Street in Sheldon over a one week period of time.

In addition, police say they charged Burnette with 5th Degree Theft, a simple misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana, both serious misdemeanors, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Burnette was taken to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar following his arrest.


Sibley Resident Sentenced to Jail and Probation

osceolasheriffIn the latest from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Joel Michael Kruger of Sibley, IA, was found guilty of Harassment and Trespassing – both Simple Misdemeanors.  For each charge, Kruger is to pay a fine of $250 plus surcharges and fees.  In each conviction, Kruger is also sentenced to 30 days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a 2 year probation to the Magistrate Court.  During this probation Kruger is to have no contact with the victim.