Hull Teen Backs Into Gas Meter

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Hull, Iowa — A Hull teen struck a gas meter in Hull on Sunday, May 1st.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:31 pm on Sunday, 13-year-old Carson Zandstra of Hull was driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade on private property in Hull. According to the report, as Zandstra was backing, he struck a MidAmerican Energy Company Gas Meter.

The Cadillac received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Fairmont Woman Hits Dog

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHospers, Iowa — A Fairmont, Minnesota woman’s vehicle was damaged after she struck a dog near Hospers on Sunday, May 1st.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:02 am, 47-year-old Michelle Norstrom of Fairmont, Minnesota was driving a 2011 Ford Escape northbound on Highway 60, three miles north of Hospers. According to the report, Norstrom struck a dog in the roadway.

The Ford received $2500 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Two Vehicle Accident Takes Out Water Valve

sioux county sheriff emblemIreton, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Ireton on Saturday, April 30th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 12:02 pm on Satuday, 32-year-old Michael Timmer of Hawarden was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pulling an enclosed trailer northbound on Dipper Avenue, two miles west of Ireton. Sixteen-year-old Adam Viet of Hawarden was driving a 2008 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Dipper behind Timmer. According to the report, Timmer attempted to turn left onto 470th Street as Viet began passing him and Viet struck the Chevrolet in the intersection. After striking Timmer, Viet lost control of his vehicle, entered the west ditch and struck a Southern Sioux County Rural Water System water valve.

The Silverado received $9000 damage, the Jeep received $7000 damage, and the water valve received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Sibley Man Arrested After Investigation Into Abandoned Duffel Bag

handcuffs - subject inSibley, Iowa — What started as a complaint about an abandoned duffel bag, culminated with the arrest of a Sibley man.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says they received a complaint from a Sibley resident that someone had left a duffel bag by her house. ┬áDeputies responded to the complaint, and upon further investigation, discovered the bag belonged to 36-year old Daniel Ralph Riley of Sibley. ┬áDeputies say that after interviewing Riley, he was placed under arrest on charges of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, which is a Serious Misdemeanor, and 5th Degree Theft, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Authorities say he was booked into the Osceola County jail in lieu of $1300 bond.


Orange City Man Arrested After Car Thefts

Le Mars, Iowa — An Orange City man was arrested after authorities say he took two different cars.
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On Saturday, April 30th, at 4:30 pm the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 25-year-old Geoffrey Dean Oolman of Orange City on charges of operating a motor vehicle without owners consent and driving while license barred.

At approximately 2 PM, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in Merrill for a report of a vehicle theft. The caller also stated that another vehicle was abandoned in their driveway. Upon investigation, deputies believe the vehicle abandoned in the driveway was stolen out of Sioux City earlier that afternoon. That vehicle was released to the owner from Sioux City.

The vehicle from Merrill was entered as stolen. A short time later, the vehicle was located by the Orange City Police Department at 105 St. Paul Avenue in Orange City. Deputies from the Plymouth and Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange City Police Department went to the home and arrested Oolman. He was transported to the Plymouth County Jail and booked in on the charges of operating a motor vehicle without owners consent, and driving while license barred. Both charges are aggravated misdemeanors. Bond was set at $2,000.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says the Sioux City Police Department will likely be filing charges for the incident that occurred in Sioux City.


Sioux Center Woman Strikes Telehandler

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman’s vehicle was damaged after striking a JCB Telehandler on Thursday, April 28th near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:28 pm on Thursday, 34-year-old Jon Burt of Hawarden was driving a JCB Telehandler northbound on Garfield Avenue, two miles west of Sioux Center. Sixty-six-year-old Janet Bajema was driving a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe northbound on Garfield Avenue behind Burt. According to the report, Burt began turning left onto a business driveway as Bajema attempted to pass when she struck the telehandler on the roadway.

The Hyundai received $3500 damage; the JCB was not damaged.

No injuries were reported.