Rock Valley Man Arrested On Felony Count

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Valley man has been arrested on a felony charge after several incidents.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 53-year-old Michael Eugene Kats of Rock Valley early on Wednesday April 8, 2015.

Deputies say the arrest stems from a search after Kats allegedly made a 911 call to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and sent multiple text messages to Lyon County Deputies.

Kats was charged with Harassment of a Public Officer, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Threats of Terrorism, a Class C Felony.

The Rock Valley Police Department, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheldon PD News

sheldon police pd car door logoSheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Police have charged a 14-year old Sheldon juvenile with felony Forgery in connection with an incident that happened at a residence on Washington Avenue.  The youth was cited into juvenile court on the charge.


Sheldon Police took a report of stolen property early Sunday evening from a residence in the 500 block of Oak Street.  According to the report, the theft happened sometime on Saturday.


Authorities are also investigating a burglary that was reported Tuesday morning at the Girl Scout House in the Sheldon City Park.  Cops say the incident apparently happened sometime between April 1st and April 7th.


A 16-year old Sheldon girl faces charges after crashing her SUV on South 5th Avenue in Sheldon on Friday.  Police say Eliza Breuer of Sheldon was driving a 1998 GMC Envoy on South 5th Avenue, which is a gravel street, shortly after noon on Friday when she lost control and rolled the vehicle, causing her to suffer minor injuries.  The Envoy sustained about $5,000 in estimated damages.

Breuer was reportedly ticketed for Reckless Driving and No Driver’s License.

Man Faces Burglary & Drug Charges

Hand Cuffs sxcSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man faces several criminal charges after being arrested in connection with a trio of burglaries that reportedly took place over the past week in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department says 22-year old Andrew Burnette of Sheldon is charged with the felony of 2nd Degree Burglary after being arrested late Sunday afternoon.  Police say the charge stems from three separate burglaries at the same residence on 10th Street in Sheldon over a one week period of time.

In addition, police say they charged Burnette with 5th Degree Theft, a simple misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana, both serious misdemeanors, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Burnette was taken to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar following his arrest.

Sibley Resident Sentenced to Jail and Probation

osceolasheriffIn the latest from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Joel Michael Kruger of Sibley, IA, was found guilty of Harassment and Trespassing – both Simple Misdemeanors.  For each charge, Kruger is to pay a fine of $250 plus surcharges and fees.  In each conviction, Kruger is also sentenced to 30 days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a 2 year probation to the Magistrate Court.  During this probation Kruger is to have no contact with the victim.

Reward Offered In Car “Keying” Case

Sheldon, Iowa — A $350 reward is being offered for information that leads Sheldon Police to whoever damaged some vehicles.
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The Sheldon Police Department is investigating two criminal mischief incidents during which suspects used a sharp instrument to scratch the paint on vehicles causing a significant amount of damage to the paint surface. They say the incidents occurred sometime on April 1 or 2, 2015 while the vehicles were parked either in the 500 block of Tenth Street or the 400 block of Ninth Street in Sheldon.

The Crime Dusters program is offering a $350 reward to anyone who provides information on this crime that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender.

You can provide information on this crime or any other crimes by calling the Sheldon Police Department at 712-324-2525. When you call, they’ll connect you with a police officer who will take your information.

People can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the “Hot Tip” link or “email” button on the O’Brien County Sheriff’s web site. Arrangements can also be made to assist anyone who wants to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.

Three Inwood Girls Transported To Hospitals After Crash

Inwood, Iowa — Three girls were injured in a crash near Inwood on Thursday, April 2nd.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:25 PM, a 14-year-old Inwood girl was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup, about three miles west of Inwood and a mile north.

The report says she was westbound on 220th Street, a half mile west of Beech Avenue, when she lost control of the vehicle going around a curve in the road. The report says the vehicle then entered the south ditch. It says the girl appeared to attempt to bring the vehicle back onto the road, at which time the vehicle rolled approximately two times, coming to rest on its top, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s report says that also in the vehicle at the time of the accident were two other girls, one of whom was thrown from the vehicle during the accident. The driver was transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. The other girls were transported to Canton/Inwood Hospital. One of them was then transferred to Sanford Sioux Falls for further tests.

The report says the vehicle was a total loss.

The deputy’s report says that none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The driver was charged with Operating without Owner’s Consent and was cited on charges of Failure to Maintain Control and Violation of Restricted License.

Inwood Fire & Rescue crews, the Canton/Inwood Ambulance crew, and Inwood Body Shop assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.