Alton Teen Arrested On Drug Charges

marijuana pot 2Alton, Iowa — An Alton teen has been arrested on drug charges.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2 AM Monday morning (2/25), they arrested 18-year-old Sierra Johnson of Alton on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton. Upon further
investigation, the deputy located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.


Paullina Man Arrested On Drug Charges

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Paullina, Iowa — A Paullina man has been arrested on drug charges.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 23-year-old Justin Kruse of Paullina early on Sunday. They report that Kruse was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Operating While Intoxicated/Drugged, second offense.

Kruse was transported to the O’Brien County Jail and was released on bond later that morning.


Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Truck That Hit Inwood Woman’s Car

Koedam hit and runRock Valley, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a truck that struck an Inwood woman’s car.

They report the accident happened on Monday (2/25) at 6:45 AM at the intersection of 300th Street and Highway 18, nine miles west of Rock Valley.

Twenty-four-year-old Kayla Koedam of Inwood was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Highway 18, and was beginning to turn left turn onto 300th Street. A white semi‐tractor pulling a grain trailer was southbound behind Koedam and was attempting to pass her when the truck struck the front driver’s side of Koedam’s vehicle. The truck continued southbound on Highway 18 without stopping.

The truck is described as having blue lettering on the door of the semi‐tractor. The semi‐tractor sustained damages to the passenger side of the semi‐tractor on the steps and rear drive wheels.

No injuries were reported.

The Pontiac sustained about $5,000 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.


Little Rock Man Admits He Was Driving Car In An Accident West Of Rock Rapids

Sheriff car rear genericRock Rapids, Iowa — A Little Rock man has admitted to driving a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run accident that occurred on Sunday February 10th, two miles west of Rock Rapids.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Kory Klaassen of Little Rock has identified himself as the driver of the vehicle that was traveling east on Highway 9 around 4:00 PM, when it entered the south ditch and went through a field fence. The vehicle then continued to travel through the field and exited back onto Highway 9 using a farm drive.

The fence, owned by Jerry Caswell of Rock Rapids received about $75 in damages.

The vehicle Klaassen was driving was a 1994 Ford Mustang owned by 15-year-old Samuel Delfs of Rock Rapids.

Klaassen was ticketed for failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor.


Car Driven By Rock Rapids Teen Slides, Strikes Transformer

Rock Rapids, Iowa — On Friday (2/22), at 6:30 pm, Wynter Roths, age 17, of Rock Rapids was driving a red 2009 Chevy Impala down 12th Street in Rock Rapids, when her vehicle slid and hit a transformer on South Tama street.

No injuries were reported.

The accident report does not include how much damage, if any, was done to the Impala or the transformer.


Vehicles Driven By Boyden Man, Ashton Woman Damaged In Accident Near Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — On Friday, February 22, at 8:16 AM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, two miles southwest of Sheldon.

Dustin DeWild, age 22, of Boyden was driving a 2002 Peterbuilt semi tractor pulling a livestock trailer southbound on Highway 60. Catherin Ward, age 36, of Ashton was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon southbound on Highway 60 following DeWild.

As DeWild began slowing to turn left, Ward lost control of her vehicle, entered the ditch and struck the livestock trailer in the median.

No injuries were reported.

The livestock trailer sustained about $500 damage. The GMC sustained about $2,000 in damages. Ward was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department