Hospers Man Hits Deer

deer_sxc2Alton, Iowa — A Hospers man struck a deer on the morning of Tuesday, May 4th near Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:01 am on Tuesday, 40-year-old Joshua Boersma of Hospers was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Highway 60, one mile south of Hospers. According to the report, Boersma struck a deer on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $5000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Rock Valley Man Facing Felony Drug Charges

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man faces felony drug charges after an arrest earlier this week.
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The Rock Valley Police Department reports that they arrested 20-year-old Andres Alberto Ramos of Rock Valley on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.

Officers say they executed a search warrant at 1215 14th Street Lot #4 in Rock Valley, after which Ramos was charged with Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver Marijuana – less than fifty kilograms and Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, both class D felonies; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, which is a simple misdemeanor.

In Iowa, a Class D Felony is punishable by a prison term of five years and a fine of between $750 and $7500.  Those are the penalties Ramos faces if he’s convicted.

Officers say it is an ongoing investigation, and more charges are expected to be filed.


Hull Man Taken To Hospital After Accident

Hull, Iowa — A Hull man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hull.
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The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 6:45 AM on Monday, May 2, 2016, 25 -year-old Jesse Wielenga of Hull was driving a 2002 Chevy on K52, about a mile north of Hull.

The report says that Wielenga was attempting a turn to go west on 310th Street. But it says he turned too short and the vehicle went down into the ditch and rolled onto its top on the cement culvert in the ditch on the northwest side of the intersection.

The Hull Ambulance took Wielenga to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

Wielenga’s Chevy sustained $2000 in damages.

He was charged with failure to maintain control.


Student On Moped Struck By Car

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen was taken to a hospital after an accident in Rock Rapids on Monday, May 2.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 8 AM, 61-year-old Joann Sheldon of Brandon, SD was driving a red 2015 Ford Explorer eastbound in the Central Lyon parking lot on the north side of Central Lyon High School. They say 15-year-old Kaden Sprock of Rock Rapids was driving a green 2015 Yamaha Moped westbound in the same parking lot.

According to the report, Mrs. Sheldon did not see the moped because of the glare from the sun and she began to pull into a parking spot. She struck the moped on the left side and knocked Sprock off onto the ground.

Sprock was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance crew.


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.