Rock Valley Teen Uninjured In Accident

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen’s vehicle was damaged in an accident on Friday, April 29th near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 12:40 pm on Friday, 16-year-old Jennifer Kamstra of Rock Valley was driving 2000 Toyota Camry eastbound on Highway 18, three miles east of Rock Valley. According to the report, Kamstra lost control, entered the north ditch and struck a ditch embankment.

The Toyota received $1400 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Minnesota Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

Sibley, Iowa — A Minnesota man has been arrested on a number of charges after his vehicle was stopped near Sibley.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, April 29th, 2016, an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 24-year-old Jared David Pomerenke of Lakefield, Minnesota on charges of operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; possession of controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Pomerenke was also cited on a charge of open container.

Pomerenke was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $3,300 bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop south of Sibley.


Two Taken To Hospital After Accident

Hawarden, Iowa — An Ireton man and a Wagner, SD woman were taken to the hospital after an accident near Hawarden.
Hawarden Ambulance
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 3:45 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 21-year-old Logan Vlotho of Ireton was driving a 2006 Volkswagon southbound on Highway 10, about a mile and a half north of Hawarden. Fifty-two year-old Judy Carpenter of Wagner, SD was also southbound on 10 in a 2014 Toyota SUV when the vehicles collided.

The Hawarden Ambulance took Vlotho and Carpenter to the Hawarden Regional Healthcare hospital.

Vlotho’s Volkswagon sustained $5000 in damages, which was enough to total the car. Carpenter’s Toyota SUV sustained $10,000 in damages.

The Hawarden Fire Department and Ireton Ambulance crew assisted at the scene.

No further details are available at this time.


Accident Claims Life Of Ashton Man

Hartley, Iowa — An Ashton man has died as the result of an accident near Hartley.

fatal ambulance IIThe O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:15 PM on Monday, April 25, 2016, 54-year-old Dale Vahl of Ashton was driving a Peterbilt semi tractor and trailer northbound on Tyler Avenue, two miles west of Hartley and a mile and a half north.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that Vahl experienced a medical condition which caused his semi to leave the roadway. It traveled through the ditch and into a field.

The Primghar Ambulance took Vahl to Spencer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Vahl’s semi was not damaged.


Man Leads Cops On Chase In A Car Reported Stolen

Primghar, Iowa — A Sioux City man faces numerous charges  for allegedly stealing a car and leading officers on a chase Monday night.

Keygan Egdorf Booking Photo
Keygan Egdorf Booking Photo

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report at 11:45 p.m. Monday, of a vehicle being stolen from a Primghar residence.  The vehicle, a black 2003 Ford Taurus, was reportedly spotted by a Sheriff’s deputy west of Primghar traveling at a high rate of speed.  Officials say another deputy sheriff and an Iowa State Trooper joined in the pursuit.

According to deputies, the driver of the vehicle attempted to elude officers and eventually ended up in a field.  Officers arrested the driver, who they identified as Keygan S. Egdorf, of Sioux City, in connection with the vehicle theft.

Authorities say Egdorf was charged with Theft 2nd Degree, a felony, Felony Eluding, Driving Under Suspension, Stop Sign Violation and Driving On Wrong Side of Highway.  Deputies say they transported Egdorf to the O’Brien County Jail, where he is being held on a $10,000 bond.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was recovered and returned to its owner.

Deputies say Edgord will appear in District Court at a later date.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.


Hawarden Man Sentenced On Burglary/Narcotics Charges

Orange City, Iowa — A 30-year old Hawarden man was sentenced to a total of up to 10 years in prison Monday, on burglary and drug charges, in Sioux County District Court.

Jeremy Langley
Jeremy Langley Booking Photo

According to the Sioux County Attorney’s Office, Jeremy James Langley’s sentence stemmed from an incident in October of last year when police responded to a Hawarden 911 hang-up call.  Authorities say they learned Langley had fled into a field and noticed something 100 yards into a nearby field of tall grass. Police say they approached to find Langley laying prone in the grass wearing a backpack.  He reportedly tried to flee, and police used force to detain him.  Authorities say the backpack contained drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and methamphetamine, as well as $5,600 in cash inside a bank bag that police reportedly later learned was burglarized on October 16 from a Sioux Falls Casino.  The Sioux County Attorney says that while these charges were pending,  Langley was arrested again for a Hawarden burglary that happened on January 31, 2016, when Langley was reportedly found in Le Mars with property stolen from Hawarden.

According to the Sioux County Attorney’s Office, Langley was sentenced Monday on charges of Burglary in the Third Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.  He was also simultaneously sentenced on Plymouth County Theft and Drug charges.

The Sioux County Attorney’s Office says Langley was sentenced to up to 10-years in prison for Possession with Intent to Deliver, and was given two 5-year prison sentences, respectively, on the Theft and Burglary convictions.  All sentences will run concurrently.  Authorities say Langley was also ordered to pay $2,300 in restitution for the burglary.