15-Year Old Charged In Residential Burglary

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon teen faces burglary charges after allegedly entering an occupied home and stealing some personal possessions.

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon Police say the incident happened Wednesday, February 18th, when the 15-year old male is accused of entering a home on 23rd Avenue in Sheldon through an unlocked door, while the home’s residents slept.  Police say the teen then stole undergarments from the home.

According to authorities, the teen was taken into custody on Monday, February 23rd, and charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree.  Police say he was transported to the Youth Emergency Services Juvenile Detention Center in Cherokee, where he is currently being held.

Sheldon Police remind the public that a criminal charge is merely an accusation, and that all persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


Doon Man Dies, Semi Damaged In Accident

Doon, Iowa — A Doon man has died and the semi he was driving was damaged in an accident near Doon on Monday.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:40 PM, it is believed that 52-year-old Edwin Sneller of Doon was driving a semi on 260th street, when he had a medical issue behind the wheel, about a quarter mile east of Doon. That resulted in his semi entering the north ditch and traveling into the field where it came to a stop.

Sneller was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi owned by Farmers Elevator Coop sustained approximately $4,000 in damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Doon Fire, Doon Rescue, and the Lyon County Ambulance.


Eighteen-Year-Old Charged In Locker Room Thefts

Spencer, Iowa — A Hartley 18-year-old has been arrested in Clay County on charges stemming from the investigation into a string of locker room thefts at Clay Central Everly High School in January.
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Clay County authorities say that during a traffic stop Saturday evening, February 21st, a Clay County Deputy arrested the driver of the car, 18-year-old Kathryn Carroll of Hartley.

In the investigation during the stop, the deputy says he noticed a pair of shoes that were similar to a pair that had been reported stolen in January. When the deputy went back to the car to give Carroll traffic tickets and question her about the shoes, he says he saw that the shoes were missing.

Carroll was reportedly questioned about the shoes and the Sheriff’s report says she allegedly initially lied to the deputy about any knowledge of the shoes. The report says she later allegedly confessed they were stolen and she had them hidden in her boots.

After continued investigation at the jail, deputies say they now believe Carroll was involved in five separate Everly Girls High School locker room thefts, including the theft of an iPod Touch, a pair of jeans, a pair of shoes, $70 cash and $50 cash.

Deputies say Carroll was cited into magistrate court on speeding and no insurance charges, and jailed on five counts of Fifth Degree Theft, all simple misdemeanors. She was held on a $1,500 cash or surety bond.


Sheldon Police Investigating Package Thefts

Sheldon, Iowa — Are you missing a package that should have been delivered? If you’re in Sheldon, the Sheldon Police Department would like to know about your missing package.
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The police are investigating thefts of delivered packages to homes in Sheldon. The police are asking for you to contact them if you have expected delivery of a package and did not receive that package. The police say that it is common for some retailers to ship a new package once the customer has called them to notify them that they had not received the original package. Police are asking that you call even though you may have been compensated via a new or reshipped package.

You can reach the Sheldon Police by dialing 324-2525 and you are asked to leave a message at extension 253.


Passing Ambulance Takes Crash Victim To Hospital

Larchwood, Iowa — A passing ambulance gave aid to a crash victim near Larchwood and took him to a hospital, and then he was taken into custody on an OWI charge.
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On Friday, February 20th at approximately 8:30 PM, the Lyon County Ambulance was driving to Rock Rapids when they observed a car in the ditch at the intersection of Highway 9 and Cherry Avenue near Larchwood. The ambulance stopped and EMT’s provided medical assistance to the driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Justin Schwarz of Worthington, MN. Schwarz was then transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

After he was released from the hospital, he was subsequently arrested by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and charged with Operating While Intoxicated.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Larchwood Fire, Larchwood Rescue, and the Lyon County Ambulance.


Man Who Hit Sheriff’s Pickup Sentenced

Sibley, Iowa — The man who authorities say rammed his vehicle into a Sheriff’s pickup in Sibley last year has been sentenced.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Ricky Robert Jeppesen of Sibley pled guilty to Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor. He had been originally charged with First Degree Criminal Mischief, a Class “C” Felony.

On October 13, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office says Jeppesen intentionally drove his 1997 Lincoln into a parked and unattended 2014 Ford Pickup belonging to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Jeppesen allegedly drove into the pickup twice causing the 2014 Ford to strike another parked and unattended 2007 Ford belonging to an on-duty dispatcher. The incident occurred in front of the sheriff’s office in the parking/driveway area.

Jeppesen was immediately taken into custody by an Osceola County Deputy. All three vehicles involved received extensive damage.

In addition to other fines and fees, Jeppesen was ordered to pay restitution to the Osceola County Sheriff in the amount of $597. He was sentenced to a year in the Osceola County Jail with all of that time suspended except for 15 days which must be served. He will also serve two years probation.