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sheldon police pdSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman struck a light pole in the East Elementary parking lot on Wednesday, March 9th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 2:59 pm on Wednesday, 35-year-old Jamie Meendering of Sheldon was driving a 2008 Cadillac Escalade southbound in the Middle School north parking lot in Sheldon. According to the report, Meendering reported that she entered the parking lot to pick up her child. As she started to park, she stated that a child ran out in front of her. Meendering swerved to miss the child and struck a light pole in the parking lot.

The Cadillac received $5000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

A Sheldon woman backed into a Sheldon woman’s car on Wednesday, March 9th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 6:35 pm, 30-year-old Jennifer Wallinga of Sheldon was backing up from an angled parking spot in a 2007 Pontiac Grand Am onto 3rd Avenue. Fifty-seven-year-old Loretta Beldin of Sheldon was driving a 2004 Buick LeSabre northbound on 3rd Avenue. According to the report, there was a large pickup parked to the south of Wallinga as she backed up. Walling was unable to see Beldin and struck the Buick.

The Pontiac received $1200 damage; the Buick received $1800 damage.

No injuries were reported.


South Dakota Man Faces Felony Theft Charges

rock valley police badgeRock Valley, Iowa — A Centerville, South Dakota man faces felony theft charges following the investigation into an incident earlier this week at a Rock Valley vehicle dealership.

According to Rock Valley Police Chief Monte Warbutron, sometime during the overnight hours of Sunday into Monday, someone removed and made off with the rims and wheels from a 2016 Chevrolet pickup truck that was sitting at Hi-Way Chevrolet in Rock Valley.  Warburton says the theft was reported Monday morning.

The Chief says a multi-agency investigation led to the arrest of 32-year old Timothy Wellenstein of Centerville, South Dakota.  Wellenstein was reportedly charged with Theft in the 2nd Degree, which is a Class D Felony.

Warburton says the stolen wheels and rims were recovered during the course of the investigation, and were returned to the vehicle dealership.

Rock Valley Police were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Turner County, South Dakota Sheriff’s Office.

Wellenstein was taken to the Sioux County Jail in Orange City before being released on bond.


Tire Falls Off, Hits Truck

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHull, Iowa — A vehicle was struck by a stray tire on Tuesday, March 8th in Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:28 pm 25-year-old Dustin Rens of Hull was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Main Street in Hull. Seventy-three-year-old Larry Bylsma of Hull had parked his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado on Main Street. According to the report, Rens’ front tire dislodged from his pickup, rolled across the roadway and struck Bylsma’s pickup.

The 2015 Silverado received $3900 damage. The 2002 Silverado was not damaged.

No injuries were reported


Ireton Man Rolls Van

sioux county sheriff emblemIreton, Iowa — An Ireton man rolled his vehicle on Saturday, March 5th near Ireton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:27 pm 49-year-old Kevin Fant of Ireton was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar westbound on 470th Street, two miles west of Ireton. According to the report, Fant lost control of his vehicle, entered the north ditch and rolled.

The Ford received $2500.

No injuries were reported.

Fant was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.


Canton Boy Apprehended After Police Chase

Inwood, Iowa — A Canton, South Dakota boy has been apprehended after he led Canton Police and Lyon County Sheriff Deputies on a chase.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday March 6, 2016 at about 2:10 AM a pursuit entered into Lyon County on Highway 18 west of Inwood. A stolen vehicle was being pursued by the Canton Police. The Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle had been stolen out of Sioux Falls, and had a loaded hand gun inside of it.

The pursuit continued to Inwood and went north on Highway 182. A Lyon County Deputy was able to deploy stop sticks which the vehicle struck, flattening the front two tires. Lyon County Deputies and Canton Police pursued the vehicle until it stopped in front of the West Lyon High School.

The driver, a juvenile male from Canton was taken into custody without incident.

The boy was charged with eluding, a serious misdemeanor and operating without owner’s consent, an aggravated misdemeanor. The juvenile was then released to his mother in Canton, and subsequently taken into custody by the Canton Police Department.


Driver Misses Dog, Ends Up in Field

sioux county sheriff emblemRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman’s vehicle was damaged in an accident near Rock Valley on Wednesday, March 2nd.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:59 am on Wednesday, 28-year-old Maria Van’t Hul or Rock Valley was driving a 2007 Ford Focus northbound on Dove Avenue, three miles southwest of Rock Valley. According to the report, Van’t Hul swerved to avoid a dog on the roadway, lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch, struck a field driveway and a fence. The vehicle then came to rest in a farm field.

The Ford received $3000 damage. The fence received $100 damage.

No injuries were reported