Hospers, Iowa — A Sheldon man was taken to the hospital after an ATV accident near Hospers on Thursday, May 19.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:15 PM, they investigated an all‐terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that occurred on 370th Street, three miles northwest of Hospers.
They say it appears that 59-year-old Robert DeJong of Sheldon was driving a Polaris 425cc ATV eastbound on 370th Street when he lost control of the vehicle and it entered the south ditch. DeJong was ejected from the ATV in the ditch.
The Hospers Ambulance transported DeJong to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
Inwood, Iowa — An Inwood man struck a parked vehicle in Inwood on Thursday, May 19th.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Marcus Trickey of Inwood was backing a 2015 Hyundai Sonata in a private drive onto South Cherry Avenue. According to the report, Trickey backed into an unoccupied 2013 Chevrolet Impala.
The Hyundai and Impala each received $1500 damage.
Sanborn, Iowa — A Primghar woman was injured in an accident on Wednesday, May 18th near Sanborn.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:26 am on on Wednesday, 21-year-old Dawn Lichterman of Sanborn was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra eastbound on 300th Street, northwest of Sanborn. Thirty-five-year-old Holly Klink of Primghar was driving a 2014 Volkswagen Passat northbound on L40. According to the report, Lichterman failed to yield and pulled out from a stop sign and struck Klink.
The Nissan received $2500 damage. The Volkswagen received $28,000 damage.
Klink reported injuries, but declined medical treatment at the scene.
Sanborn, Iowa — A Rock Rapids woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Sanborn.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:15 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 36-year-old Joshua Biery of Paullina was driving a 1997 International dump truck westbound on Highway 18, a mile west of Sanborn. Ninety year-old Lucille Groendyke of Rock Rapids was also westbound on 18 in a 1997 Mercury.
The report says that Biery was signaling to turn south onto Redwing Avenue, but waited for the oncoming traffic to pass before completing the turn. Groendyke was behind Biery and failed to stop, and rear-ended the dump truck.
The Sanborn Ambulance took Groendyke to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
Biery’s International dump truck sustained $300 in damages, and Groendyke’s Mercury sustained $2500 in damages, which totaled the car.
Groendyke was charged with failure to maintain control.
Incidentally, law enforcement officers confirm that the dump truck and its driver in this accident (Joshua Biery) were also involved in a separate accident about an hour later. Find that report here.
Sheldon, Iowa — There are a couple of new scams floating around the area in recent days, and people are encouraged to be vigilant against those who would try to con you out of your money or private information.
The first involves a Sheldon lady who received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Medicare or Medicaid. The caller told the lady that they were going to deliver a package to her house, and that they would need to get into her home to update her Medicare/Medicaid information. The lady did not fall for the scam, and reported it to the authorities.
The second recent scam involves another Sheldon lady who received a telephone call, supposedly from Dish Network, that her Dish system needed to be upgraded. The caller said the upgrade would cost $150, and tried to persuade the lady that they needed her credit card information to proceed. Thankfully, this lady didn’t give them the credit card information they asked for. Instead, she called Dish Network to verify the situation, and was informed by Dish Network that it was, indeed, a scam.
Police say if you receive a call you believe to be a scam you should contact your local police. Also, they advise that you guard against providing personal information, including Social Security numbers, and credit card information.
Sanborn, Iowa — A Clarion, Iowa man was transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center following a 2-truck crash near Sanborn Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened about 2:15 pm Tuesday when a 1997 International Dump Truck, driven by 36-year old Joshua Biery of Paullina was westbound on Highway 18. Troopers say Biery attempted to make a left turn across traffic onto Polk Avenue, when the dump truck was struck from behind by a westbound 2007 GMC truck, driven by 53-year old Kevin Lehman of Clarion.
Troopers say Lehman was extricated from the vehicle, and taken to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by the Sanborn Ambulance, with what troopers describe as suspected non-incapacitating injuries.
Damage to Biery’s dump truck was estimated at about $500, while Lehman’s GMC truck was totaled in the crash.
Troopers say the crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.
Incidentally, law enforcement officers confirm that the dump truck and its driver in this accident (Joshua Biery) were also involved in a separate accident earlier that afternoon. Find that report here.