Ashton Man Arrested On Felony OWI, Other Charges After His Vehicle Was Found In Middle Of The Road

law lightbar blueGeorge, Iowa — An Ashton man has been arrested on several charges, one of them a felony, after a deputy found the man’s vehicle parked in the middle of the road.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that early on Sunday morning (3/3), about 4:15 AM, one of their deputies saw a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway at the intersection of 170th Street and Kingbird Avenue — about four miles north and a mile east of George.

Upon further investigation it was determined that 22-year-old Rocky K. Kruse of Ashton had been operating the vehicle.

Kruse was arrested and charged with Parking on the Traveled Portion of the Roadway, a Simple Misdemeanor, Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor, and OWI 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony.


Rock Rapids Teen Faces Several Charges After Leading Lyon County Deputy On Chase

Lyon County Sheriff Car DoorRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen faces several charges but only sustained minor injuries after leading a Lyon County deputy on a chase and then rolling the pickup he was driving.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that early on Sunday, about 1:45 AM, one of their deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Indian Avenue for a minor traffic violation. The vehicle, a 1998 Chevy S-10 pick up, turned off it’s headlights and proceeded north at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway just north of 130th Street. The pickup traveled through a field to the east. At that point the Deputy stopped the pursuit.

On Sunday afternoon the Sheriff’s Department was notified that the vehicle was involved in an accident shortly after it left the roadway during the pursuit. The driver, 17-year-old Alex David Ohling of Rock Rapids hit a terrace out in a field and the pickup rolled about 4 times.

Ohling sustained minor injuries.

He is being charged with aggravated eluding, driving without headlights, reckless driving, violation of restricted license, and driving on wrong side of the highway.

The pickup, owned by David Ohling sustained about $8,000 in damage.


Washington State Man Taken To Hospital After Accident On State Line

Ambulance rear blue and whiteRock Rapids, Iowa — A Spokane, Washington man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Friday (3/1) at the state line near Rock Rapids.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that early Friday morning, 34-year-old Jose Chalchi-Vela was southbound on Highway 75, at the Minnesota-Iowa state line in a 2001 Pontiac, when he lost control and the vehicle hit a sign. The accident came to the attention of law enforcement about 7 AM.

Chalchi-Vela was taken to Sanford Luverne Hospital by Rock County Ambulance.

Chalchi-Vela’s Pontiac received an unknown amount of damage.

The Lyon County, Iowa and Rock County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Offices assisted at the scene.


Sibley Woman, Grimes Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident In Sibley

AmbulanceSibley, Iowa — A Sibley woman and a Grimes, Iowa woman were taken to the hospital after an accident in Sibley on Saturday (3/31).

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:40 AM, 31-year-old Sally Forrester of Grimes was driving a 2005 Chrysler eastbound on Seventh Street. Thirty-nine-year-old Michelle Perry of Sibley was driving a 2001 Ford southbound on Fifth Avenue. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

The Osceola County Ambulance Service transported both drivers to the Osceola Community Hospital.

There was $7,000 damage to the Chrysler and $3,000 damage to the Ford.

Perry was cited for Failure to Yield to Vehicle on the Right.

The Sibley Fire Department also assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


Sheldon Woman Transported To Hospital After Accident; Police Cover Another Accident, Arrest One, Cite Another

sheldon pd police car rearSheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

A Sheldon woman was taken to the hospital after an accident on Monday in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 4:25 PM, 59-year-old Linda Jansma of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18 near Eighth Avenue in a 2006 Subaru. Nineteen-year-old Aaron Wiste of Moville was also westbound on 18 in a 1995 Chevy pickup.

Jansma was slowing down and stopping to make a left turn onto Eighth Avenue, when her car was rear-ended by the Wiste pickup.

Jansma was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Jansma’s Subaru received $6000 damage. Wiste’s pickup received $500 damage.

Wiste was cited for failure to maintain control.


An SUV and a car driven by Sheldon teens were damaged in an accident last Friday (2/22) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police report that about 9:50 AM, 19-year-old Shelby Houtsma of Sheldon was westbound in the 1500 block of East Fourth Street in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Eighteen-year-old Christopher Balster of Sheldon was eastbound in a 2008 Ford.

Houtsma lost control on the snowy road after negotiating a curve, which caused the rear of the vehicle to slide to the left, causing the vehicle’s front tire to hit the north curb. Houtsma tried to counter steer, but the vehicle went left across the center line, sliding sideways into the path of the Balster vehicle.

Houtsma’s Jeep received $1700 damage. Balster’s Ford received $2200 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Houtsma was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.


The Police arrested 27-year-old Luis DeJesus of Sheldon last Friday (2/22). He was charged with Simple Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor. He was taken into custody and transported to jail.


Sheldon officers cited 30-year-old Jose Jimenez of Sheldon on Tuesday (2/26) on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. He was cited and released.


Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Cites Nine On Alcohol Charges, One On Interference Charge

underage drinkingAlton, Iowa — Nine young people were cited on alcohol charges and one on and interference charge early Tuesday morning at a place southeast of Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 1 AM, their deputies investigated a report of people under the legal age in possession of alcohol at a residence four miles southeast of Alton.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that several people under the age of 21 were found to be in
possession of alcohol.

Eighteen-year-old Braden Van Heuvelen of Alton and 19-year-old Matthew Vande Kieft of Orange City were cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Kisara Kooi of Alton was arrested for interference with official acts.

Additionally, seven juveniles were issued Juvenile Court citations for minor in possession of alcohol and were
released to their parents.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.