Orange City, Iowa — A man from Arkansas has been sentenced in Sioux County District Court to a ten-year prison term for delivery of methamphetamine.
Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 30-year-old James Kent Skoglund of Saint Joe, Arkansas, has been sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crime of Delivery of Methamphetamine.
Kunstle’s office says that on November 8, 2014, an undercover officer made arrangements, through a confidential informant, to purchase an “8 ball” of methamphetamine from Skoglund for $325. Through the informant, they say Skoglund sold methamphetamine to the undercover officer in an apartment in Rock Valley. After the transaction, uniformed officers searched the apartment where the transaction took place finding methamphetamine, a scale, a pipe, and a butane lighter, all located near Skoglund.
He was sentenced to an indeterminate ten-year prison term, in addition to charges, surcharges, fees, costs, and other penalties.
Larchwood, Iowa — Two people from Doon were seriously injured in an accident on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Larchwood.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Darin Koedam of Larchwood was driving a 2003 International Semi owned by Midwest Livestock Service LTD of Larchwood westbound on Highway 9. A 2002 Chrysler van being driven by 84-year-old Nickolas Bloemendaal of Doon was eastbound on 9 when it crossed the center line colliding with the semi.
Bloemendaal and a passenger, 81-year-old Tressa Bloemendaal, were both transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls by Lyon County Ambulance. Their injuries were described as “serious.”
Bloemendaal’s van sustained about $5,000 in damages and is considered a total loss. Midwest Livestock Service LTD’s semi sustained approximately $10,000 in damages.
The Lyon County Ambulance personnel, the Larchwood Fire Department and Larchwood EMS personnel, the Iowa State Patrol, Track Side Towing, and Irwin’s Towing assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon teen faces burglary charges after allegedly entering an occupied home and stealing some personal possessions.
Sheldon 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, Iowa — A Doon man has died and the semi he was driving was damaged in an accident near Doon on Monday.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.