Reward Offered In Car “Keying” Case

Sheldon, Iowa — A $350 reward is being offered for information that leads Sheldon Police to whoever damaged some vehicles.
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The Sheldon Police Department is investigating two criminal mischief incidents during which suspects used a sharp instrument to scratch the paint on vehicles causing a significant amount of damage to the paint surface. They say the incidents occurred sometime on April 1 or 2, 2015 while the vehicles were parked either in the 500 block of Tenth Street or the 400 block of Ninth Street in Sheldon.

The Crime Dusters program is offering a $350 reward to anyone who provides information on this crime that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender.

You can provide information on this crime or any other crimes by calling the Sheldon Police Department at 712-324-2525. When you call, they’ll connect you with a police officer who will take your information.

People can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the “Hot Tip” link or “email” button on the O’Brien County Sheriff’s web site. Arrangements can also be made to assist anyone who wants to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.


Three Inwood Girls Transported To Hospitals After Crash

Inwood, Iowa — Three girls were injured in a crash near Inwood on Thursday, April 2nd.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:25 PM, a 14-year-old Inwood girl was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup, about three miles west of Inwood and a mile north.

The report says she was westbound on 220th Street, a half mile west of Beech Avenue, when she lost control of the vehicle going around a curve in the road. The report says the vehicle then entered the south ditch. It says the girl appeared to attempt to bring the vehicle back onto the road, at which time the vehicle rolled approximately two times, coming to rest on its top, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s report says that also in the vehicle at the time of the accident were two other girls, one of whom was thrown from the vehicle during the accident. The driver was transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. The other girls were transported to Canton/Inwood Hospital. One of them was then transferred to Sanford Sioux Falls for further tests.

The report says the vehicle was a total loss.

The deputy’s report says that none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The driver was charged with Operating without Owner’s Consent and was cited on charges of Failure to Maintain Control and Violation of Restricted License.

Inwood Fire & Rescue crews, the Canton/Inwood Ambulance crew, and Inwood Body Shop assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.


UPDATE: TWO Children Die As Result Of Crash

Brunsville, Iowa — A 9-year-old, and now an 8-year-old have died as the result of an accident near Brunsville on Sunday, April 5th.
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The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that their preliminary information says that about 8 PM, 37-year-old Shanna Boggs of Sioux City was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, eastbound on C-16, north of Brunsville. Twenty-year-old Sergio Beltran of Le Mars was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer northbound on K-42.

The report says that as the two vehicles entered the intersection they collided. Both vehicles rolled into the ditch landed on their roof tops.

The Sheriff’s Office says one of the passengers, 9-year-old Adan Perez-Antonio of Sioux City was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another child, 8-year-old Shawn Perez-Antonio was transported with life-threatening injuries by Mercy Air Care to Mercy Medical in Sioux City. The 8-year-old was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Omaha, where he died.

Six other people were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital.

The Iowa State Patrol; Le Mars Fire Department, Police Department and Ambulance crew; the Ireton Ambulance crew, Mercy Air Care personnel and the Plymouth County Medical Examiners Office assisted the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.

The cause and details of the accident are under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa State Medical Examiners Office.


Sheldon Man Dies After Accident

O'BrienSheriffSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man died after being ejected from his car in an accident north of Sheldon on Highway 60.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:50 AM on Saturday, April 4th, 20-year-old Raymond Wood of Sheldon was driving a 1997 Volkswagen Golf northbound on Highway 60, north of Sheldon.

The report says that Wood appeared to have fallen asleep or just went off the roadway, then went through the intersection of 270th Street and Highway 60 and then back off the roadway in the grass median. According to the report the Volkswagen then rolled what appeared to be multiple times and ended up back on the northbound lanes, where it came to rest on the opposite side of the roadway.

Wood was flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, where he later died.


Man Arrested After Report Of Reckless Driver

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sibley man has been arrested after a report of a reckless driver.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at about 5:05 PM, their dispatcher received a complaint of a reckless driver entering Rock Rapids on Highway 9 from the west.

After an investigation the driver, identified as 67-year-old Kenneth Fransen of Sibley was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; Interference With Official Acts Inflicting Bodily Injury, an aggravated misdemeanor; and Assault on a Peace Officer, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Fransen was booked into the Lyon County Jail on the charges. According to the Lyon County Jail roster, Fransen is no longer in jail.


Two Taken To Hospital After Accident

Alvord, Iowa — A Boyden juvenile and her passenger were taken to a hospital after an accident near Alvord on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 12:45 PM, a girl from Boyden was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora northbound on K42, three and a half miles east of Alvord at A 34. The report says she lost control as she was entering the gravel roadway, causing the car to enter the east ditch and roll onto its roof.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.

The Oldsmobile Aurora received approximately $3,000 in damage.

Alvord Fire and Rescue crews, Lyon County Ambulance personnel, and Trackside Towing assisted the Sheriff’s Office.