Sheldon Police Make Arrests, Citations, Handle Accidents

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:
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Officers advise that they cited a 14-year-old girl on a charge of simple assault on Thursday, April 23rd. She was cited and released to a parent.

They report that on Friday, April 24th, they arrested 58-year-old Peter Wood of Sheldon on a a Dickinson County warrant. He was transported to jail in Primghar.

Sheldon officers report that they cited 35-year-old Irvin Williams of Sheldon on Saturday, April 25th. He was charged with Driving Under Suspension. He was cited and released.

The police also report they arrested 30-year-old Brianna Holmberg of Boyden on Saturday, April 25th. She was charged with Contempt of Court and was taken to jail in Primghar.

Officers advise that they also arrested 54-year-old Lowell Williams, Jr. on Sunday, April 26th. He was taken to jail on an O’Brien County Mittimus.

A Sioux Center man’s car and a Sheldon man’s SUV were damaged in a crash on Friday, April 24, 2015 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:40 PM, 26-year-old Logan Van Den Berg of Sioux Center was driving a 2006 Chevy southbound on Fourth Avenue. Twenty-three year-old Michael King of Sheldon was eastbound on Sixth Street in a 1998 GMC.

The report says that Van Den Berg entered the intersection without yielding and struck the King SUV. It says King was not required to yield.

Van Den Berg’s Chevy sustained $1500 in damages, and King’s GMC sustained $200 in damages.

Van Den Berg was charged with Failure to Obey Stop or Yield Sign.

A minivan driven by a Calumet teen and an SUV driven by a Sheldon woman were damaged in a crash on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 6:05 PM, 16-year-old Zachary Riedemann of Calumet was driving a 2005 Dodge minivan, which had been parked northbound on Sheldon High School Parking Lot. Thirty-six year-old Heather Katt of Sheldon was westbound in the lot in a 2004 Dodge SUV.

The report says that Katt stopped for passing traffic. The officer says Riedemann did not see the Katt SUV stop behind him and backed into it.

The report says the Riedemann minivan sustained $2400 in damages, and the Katt SUV sustained $2800 in damages.

A car driven by a Primghar teen and a car driven by a Granville man were damaged in a crash on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:50 AM, 18-year-old Jacob Rook of Primghar was driving a 1999 Lincoln northbound in the NCC Parking Lot. Twenty-year-old Alex Lange of Granville was westbound in the lot in a 2004 Chevy.

The report says that Lange was attempting to turn left from a parking lane and travel southbound. It says the vehicles collided while Lange was negotiating the turn.

The Rook Lincoln sustained $100 in damages, and the Lange Chevy sustained $1000 in damages.

Rook was charged with no proof of insurance – accident-related.

George Man Taken To Hospital After Accident

Matlock, Iowa — A George man was taken to the hospital after an accident southeast of Matlock on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:00 PM, 18-year-old Brendan Gonnerman of Sioux Center was driving a 2007 Ford F‐250 pickup southbound on Lily Avenue, a mile southeast of Matlock. The report says 49-year-old Timothy Walker of George was driving a 1992 Ford F‐150 pickup northbound on Lily Avenue.

According to the deputy’s report, Walker’s pickup crossed the center of the roadway, entered the southbound lane and struck Gonnerman’s pickup.

Walker was transported by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
Gonnerman’s 2007 Ford pickup and Walker’s 1992 Ford pickup sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages, each.

Walker was cited on charges of failure to use seat belt and failure to yield half the roadway when meeting a vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office reports the Matlock Fire Department, Matlock Rescue and SCAT assisted at the scene.

Doon Teen Taken To Hospital After Accident

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Doon teen was taken to the hospital after an accident near Rock Valley on Thursday, April 30.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 12:30 PM, 62-year-old Richard Waddington of Luverne, Minnesota, was driving a 1999 Volvo semi‐tractor northbound on Garfield Avenue, four miles southeast of Rock Valley. They say 19-year-old Jacob Pollema of Doon was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina eastbound on 340th Street.

The report says Pollema failed to stop for the stop sign at Garfield Avenue where and was struck by Waddington.  

The Rock Valley Ambulance took Pollema to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.
The Chevrolet sustained approximately $2,500 in damages. The Volvo sustained an estimated $6,000 in damages.

Pollema was cited for failure to obey a stop sign.  

The Sheriff’s Office says the Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance assisted at the scene.  

Teen Arrested On Sex-Related Warrants

Inwood, Iowa — An Inwood teen has been arrested on several sex-related warrants.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that one of their deputies arrested 19-year-old Jesse Eugene Visser of Inwood on Thursday, April 30th, on several warrants.

They report that the charges are a result of an investigation that began on April 6, 2015.

Visser is charged with eight counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, all Class C Felonies; five counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, all Class C Felonies; and one count of Assault causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.

They report that Visser is being held in the Lyon County Jail on a $131,000 bond.

Arrest Made In Spencer Bomb Threat Case

Spencer, Iowa — An arrest has been made in the Spencer Hy-Vee bomb threat case.
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The Spencer Police Department reports that on April 30, 2015, they arrested a 17-year-old boy from Spencer on charges of Terrorism and Arson Threats, which are both Class D felonies. The arrest stems from an investigation into a bomb threat to the Spencer HyVee on April 9th. After their investigation, officers believe that the boy had made the bomb threat while attending the Lakes Partnership School located in Spencer. They believe the boy posted the threat on a chat session with the HyVee customer care center located in West Des Moines.

Officers say the boy was taken into custody and later transported to the Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee.

The Spencer Police Department reports that the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted in the investigation.

Drug Enforcement Operation Nets 73 Arrests

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office advises that their deputies recently participated in a drug enforcement operation, which covered several counties in multiple states and netted 73 arrests.

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They report that it took place from April 1, 2015 to April 21, 2015. We are told it included law enforcement agencies from federal, state, and local levels, covering Omaha Nation and Winnebago Nation Tribal Lands, Plymouth, Woodbury, Sioux, and Monona counties in Iowa, Union County in South Dakota, and Dakota County in Nebraska. The Operation was called “Blue Fog,” an enforcement operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tri‐State Drug Task Force which targeted low level drug dealers/users.

The Operation made 73 arrests and issued 19 drug citations; additionally, seven search warrants were executed.

Drugs seized were crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, marijuana wax, THC chocolate candies, THC gummy bears, Molly (Ecstasy,) Adderall, Hydrocodone, and Xanax pills. Other items seized were a meth lab, 30 drug pipes, 14 drug scales, a marijuana grinder, MSM (cutting agent for methamphetamine), a false bottom container, baggies, and other misc. drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is on‐going and additional drug arrests are pending.