Remsen Man Injured After Hitting Deer

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookOrange City, Iowa — A Remsen man was injured after hitting a deer near Orange City on Tuesday, May 17th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:58 am on Tuesday, 41-year-old Steven Reiter of Remsen was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Jackson Avenue, four and one-half miles south of Orange City. According to the report, Reiter struck a deer on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $3000 damage.

Reiter reported minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to seek medical attention on his own

Man Taken To Hospital After Accident On Highway 60

Ashton, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man was taken to a hospital after an accident on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:45 AM, 59-year-old Mark Trevett of Sioux Falls, SD, was driving a 2012 Ford Econoline van southbound on Highway 60 just south of Ashton.

He reported that glare from the sunshine on the windshield blinded him for a few seconds. The report says he failed to see a 2012 Kenworth driven by 68-year-old Glen Gerritson of Ireton. Gerritson had also been southbound directly in front of the van. The van rear-ended the semi.

The Osceola County Ambulance took Trevett to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

The van, which was owned by Wheelchair Express of Sioux Falls, sustained about $15,000 in damage. The semi trailer, owned by Huebner Trucking of Hawarden received about $5000 damage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Trevett was cited on a charge of Following Too Closely.

The Ashton Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol assisted on the scene.

Domestic Violence Call Leads To High Speed Chase

Police lightbar chaseO’Brien County, Iowa — A Cherokee man faces several charges following a domestic violence report that ended in a high speed chase Saturday night.

According to authorities, about 8:20 Saturday evening (May 14th), the O’Brien County Communications Center received a report of an individual who was threatening family members in the Sutherland area.

According to authorities, Sheriff’s officers and Sutherland Police were dispatched to the Sutherland area, and reportedly discovered the suspect in a family vehicle.  When officers attempted to make contact, the suspect fled in the vehicle with officers in pursuit, according to police.

Sheriff’s officials say that, with the assistance of Sanborn Police & Iowa State Patrol Troopers, Stop Sticks were deployed near 350th & Silver Avenue. Authorities say the suspect vehicle hit the Stop Sticks, and for a short time the vehicle was running on a rim.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was eventually apprehended in Sanborn at Casey’s General Store.

Deputies say they arrested 27-year old Jeffrey Rohwer, of Cherokee, and charged him with OWI 2nd Offense , Felony Eluding, Domestic Abuse Causing Bodily Injury, Reckless Driving, Speeding (110 mph in a 55 mph zone), and two stop sign violations.  Authorities say the assault charge is a result of a family member sustaining a broken foot.

Officials say Rohwer was booked into the O’Brien County Jail on a bond totaling $10,000.

16-Year Old Faces Sexual Exploitation Charges

siouxsheriff2Hull, Iowa — A 16-year old Boyden male faces charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, following an investigation that began last month.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says the Boyden-Hull Jr/Sr High School in Hull reported that the teen, who is a student at the school, was allegedly found to be in possession of several inappropriate pictures of a juvenile female.  Authorities say that, upon further investigation, the Sheriff’s Office discovered that the juvenile female victim resides in New Mexico, and that the photos of her were allegedly kept by the student on a school computer.

The charges against the juvenile were filed last Friday, May 13th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer assisted in the investigation.

Accident at Larchwood Intersection

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderLarchwood, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged after a collision at a Larchwood intersection on Thursday, May 12th in Larchwood.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 29-year-old Miranda Myrlie of Lester was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country northbound on Highway 9, in Larchwood. Thirty-four-year-old Andrea Snyders of Larchwood was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima on South Street. According to the report, Snyders turned left and struck Myrlie.

The Chrysler received $2500 damage. The Nissan received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Two Vehicle Accident in Inwood

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Inwood, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident in Inwood on Thursday, May 12th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 75-year-old Celia Ten Napel of Sioux Center was stopped along the side of the street in a 2010 Mercury Mariner near US 18 and Main Street in Inwood. Sixty-nine-year-old George Caswell was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 past Ten Napel. According to the report, Ten Napel started to pull out and struck Caswell.

The Mercury received $2000 damage. The Ford received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Lyon County Deputies were assisted by Inwood Fire and Inwood Rescue.