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


Women Escape Injury in Accident

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Larchwood, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Larchwood on Monday February 29th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 37-year-old Friederike Gedge of Brandon, South Dakota was driving a 2007 Buick Terraza southbound on Highway 9. Sixty-nine-year-old Mary Giles of Larchwood was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla and turning south onto Highway 9 from Grand Falls Boulevard. According to the report, Gedge was unable to stop and struck the minivan.

The Buick received $3000 damage; the Toyota received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

The Larchwood Fire Department and Larchwood Emergency Medical Services units assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene.


Le Mars Woman Taken To Hospital After Crash

Orange City, Iowa — A Le Mars woman was taken to the hospital after an accident in Orange City..
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The Orange City Police Department reports that about 11:15 AM on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 60-year-old Connie Ruggles of Le Mars was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup northbound on Albany Place Southeast. Sixty-four year-old Jerry Den Hartog of Orange City was also northbound on Albany in a 1995 Ford pickup, but in the center turning lane. The police report that 35-year-old Jamie Fluit of Doon was southbound on Albany in a 2009 Ford pickup.

The report says that Ruggles lost control of her pickup and struck the other two pickups. The report does mention the road conditions were snowy at the time.

The Orange City Ambulance took Ruggles to Orange City Health System Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Ruggles’ Dodge pickup sustained $8600 in damages, and Fluit’s Ford pickup sustained $7500 in damages, totaling both vehicles. Den Hartog’s Ford pickup was not damaged. A light pole owned by the city of Orange City was destroyed too. It was valued at $500.

The police report Ruggles was charged with failure to maintain control.


Two Vehicle Accident in Hospers

sioux county sheriff emblemHospers, Iowa — Two vehicles backed into each other in Hospers on Sunday, February 28th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:38 am, 26-year-old Megan Walburg of Hospers was backing a 2008 Chevrolet from a residential driveway onto 5th Avenue South in Hospers. Nineteen-year-old Zachary Dykstra of Orange City was backing a 1997 Saturn SL1 from a residential driveway onto 5th Avenue South, across the roadway from Walburg. According to the report, the two vehicles struck on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $1000 damage. The Saturn received $1500 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Woman Arrested On Identity Theft Charges

Hospers, Iowa — A woman living in Worthington and working in Hospers has been arrested on two felony charges.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday morning, February 29, their officers arrested 33-year-old Efifania Lopez‐Ramirez, of Worthington, MN.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation of a report of an identity theft that occurred at a business in Hospers.

Upon further investigation, deputies believe that Lopez‐Ramirez was illegally using a Texas resident’s identity
for the past three years.

Lopez‐Ramirez was charged with forgery and identity theft, which are both class “D” felonies.


Sheldon Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Primghar, Iowa — A Sheldon woman was taken to the hospital after an accident recently near Primghar.
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The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Chelsie Meyeraan of Sheldon was driving a 1988 Cadillac westbound on B40, about four miles west of Primghar.

The report says that Meyeraan became distracted adjusting the climate control and crossed over the centerline before the car entered the south ditch. The report says she attempted to drive back onto the roadway and over-corrected causing the car to roll and come to rest on its top partially on the roadway and partially in the north ditch.

The Primghar Ambulance took Meyeraan to Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital.

Meyeraan’s Cadillac sustained over $1800 in damages, which was enough to total the vehicle.