Juvenile Taken To YES Center After Pursuit

Police lightbar chaseRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen was apprehended after leading law enforcement on a pursuit.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call regarding people trespassing and possibly burglarizing vehicles about six miles northwest of Rock Rapids. A responding deputy observed a vehicle leaving the area.

When the deputy turned his patrol car around to investigate further, the Sheriff’s Office says the driver shut off the vehicle’s head lights and began traveling at a high rate of speed, in excess of 80 miles per hour, on foggy gravel roads.

They say the vehicle was pursued by the deputy for about four miles, when the suspect vehicle entered an acreage site and the driver attempted to conceal the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was called to the scene to track the suspect. The 17-year-old male suspect, from rural Rock Rapids, was apprehended.

He has been charged with eluding law enforcement, a class D felony; operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor; a concealed weapons violation, an aggravated misdemeanor; failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to use headlamps when required.

The sheriff’s office reports that at the conclusion of the investigation the juvenile offender was transported to the Youth Emergency Services center in Cherokee.

Hawarden Woman Taken To Hospital After Striking Cow

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden woman was taken to a hospital after an accident near Hawarden on Thursday, October 13th.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about at 11:26 p.m., 50-year-old Theresa Sabin of Hawarden was driving a 2001 Buick Regal northbound on Highway 12, about a mile south of Hawarden, when she struck a cow on the roadway.

The Hawarden Ambulance crew took Sabin to the Hawarden Hospital.

The Buick sustained about $2,000 in damages.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Fire Department and Hawarden Ambulance crew assisted them.

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Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookInwood, Iowa — A Holstein man’s pickup and a Sioux Falls man’s Semi were damaged in an accident on Thursday, October 13th near Inwood.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 1:31 pm on Thursday, 52-year-old Eugenio Moncada of Sioux Falls was driving a 2005 Sterling semi-tractor pulling a manure spreader northbound on Highway 18, four miles south of Inwood. Fifty-seven-year-old Timothy McGuire of Holstein was driving a 2001 Ford F-350 northbound on Highway 18 behind Moncada. According to the report, Moncada attempted to turn right onto a field driveway; McGuire was unable to stop, attempted to avoid striking Moncada by passing him on the right side and struck the front of the Sterling.

The Sterling received $4000 damage. The Ford received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Boyden, Iowa — An Orange City woman’s vehicle was damaged after striking a deer on Thursday, October 13th near Boyden.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:16 am on Thursday, 29-year-old Griselda Gonzalez of Orange City was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse eastbound on Highway 18. According to the report, Gonzalex struck a deer on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $9,000 damage,

No injuries were reported.

Sioux County Authorities Arrest Two For Identity Theft, Forgery

Orange City, Iowa — On Wednesday of this week (October 12th) the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men, in separate incidents, for Identity Theft and Forgery.


The first arrest happened shortly after 2:30 Wednesday morning, when a Sioux County Deputy made a traffic stop on 400th Street, east of Sioux Center.  Deputies say the driver, 23-year old Cirilo Gomez‐Pablo, of Orange City, allegedly provided a false Oklahoma identification card to the deputy. Upon further investigation it was reportedly discovered that Gomez‐Pablo used another person’s identity to gain employment
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Authorities say Gomez‐Pablo was arrested for forgery,  identity theft, providing false information, falsifying an identification card and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.  Forgery and Identity Theft are felonies, while the other charges are misdemeanors.


In the second incident, officials report that they received a report from a resident of Michigan that their identity was being used illegally.  Deputies say that, upon further investigation, they discovered 39-year old Jose Garcia, of Worthington, was using the victim’s identity to gain employment at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers.  Shortly before 2:30 Wednesday afternoon Garcia was arrested, and charged with Identity Theft and Forgery, both felonies.

Primghar Man Rolls Vehicle

O'BrienSheriffA Primghar man’s vehicle rolled in the early morning hours on Friday, October 14th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 1:00 am on Friday, 60-year-old William Adams of Primghar was driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier eastbound on 440th Street. According to the report, Adams had been doing fieldwork all night and had just finished for the night. Adams was drowsy and hit the right shoulder of the road, over corrected and entered the south ditch coming to rest on the cars roof.

The Chevy received $1,500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Canadian Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Lyon County AmbulanceDoon, Iowa — A Canadian woman was taken to a hospital after an accident in Doon.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Hannah Veldman of British Columbia, Canada was driving a 2005 Honda Civic owned by Gina Nelson of Jefferson, Oregon eastbound on 260th Street. The Sheriff’s Office says she failed to stop at the intersection and struck a 2000 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by 16-year-old Brentyn Krohn of Orange City, who was driving southbound on Gere Avenue.

Veldman was transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley. No injuries were reported by Krohn and a passenger in his vehicle.

The vehicle Veldman was driving was estimated to be a total loss while Krohn’s vehicle sustained about $9000 in damages.

Veldman was cited on a charge of failure to obey stop sign.

The Sheriff’s Office says Doon Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance personnel assisted on this accident.