Sibley Fender Bender Damages Two Sibley Residents’ Vehicles

Sibley, Iowa — Two Sibley residents’ vehicles were damaged in an accident on Monday (2/4).

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that that 35-year-old Chad Jansma of Sibley was driving a 1997 Buick, on 4th Street, just west of 5th Avenue. Thirty-seven-year-old Rodolfo Dani Rosas-Rodriguez of Sibley was driving a 2001 Ford.

Both drivers were backing from their respective driveways at the same time and backed into each other in the middle of 4th Street. There were no injuries. Rosas-Rodriguez was written a citation for not having a valid driver license.

Jansma’s vehicle sustained $900 damage, Rodriguez’s sustained $500 damage.


Sixteen Teens Cited On Underage Alcohol Violations After Texted Tip

text-a-tipHospers, Iowa — Sixteen teens were cited for underage possession of alcohol near Hospers on Saturday (2/2), including one who was arrested on another charge.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were advised of the illegal activity via a Text-A-Tip report. The party was about three miles east of Hospers.

Deputies discovered that several people under the age of 21 were found to be in possession of alcohol.
Nineteen-year-old Trisha De Jong, 18-year-old Samantha Newborg, 18-year-old Rebecca Streff, all from Alton; 18-year-old Tyler Nielsen, 18-year-old Andrew Hoefling both from Marcus, and 18-year-old Margaret Schroeder of Granville were issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol.

Eighteen-year-old Jennifer Auchstetter of Hospers was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a child and minor in possession of alcohol.

Additionally, nine 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 Iowa State Patrol.


Two Sioux Falls Men Arrested, Accused Of Felony Theft Of Copper In George

Lyon County Sheriff Car DoorGeorge, Iowa — Two Sioux Falls men are charged with felony theft after authorities allege they stole copper wiring and pipe in Lyon County.

On Saturday (2/2), the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department arrested 45-year-old Robert Clare Max of Sioux Falls and charged him with Theft in the 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony; Possession of Burglar Tools, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and no Valid Driver’s License.

They also arrested 24-year-old Cody Lynn Peterson of Sioux Falls on charges of Theft in the 2nd Degree and Possession of Burglar Tools.

The men are accused of stealing copper wiring and pipe from George businesses and possibly homes.

Their vehicle was also allegedly seen in Larchwood.

The case remains under investigation and residents are urged to contact the sheriff’s office if they are missing copper or tools.


Sheldon Police Handle Accident, Arrest One On Public Intox Charge

sheldon police pdSheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

Officers report that they arrested 21-year-old Dillon Thomas Stave of Sheldon on Tuesday (1/29) on a charge of Public Intoxication. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

They also took a report of an accident:

A Sheldon woman was taken to the hospital after the accident on Tuesday (1/29) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 11:50 AM, 75-year-old Jeanne Feekes was northbound in the Prairie Court parking lot, in central Sheldon in a 2012 Ford SUV.

According to the report, Feekes reported that she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. The SUV struck a light pole in the lot. The pole was owned by Poppema-Sikma Construction.

Feekes was taken to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

Feekes’s Ford received $4000 damage. The pole sustained about $1500 in damage.


Sioux Center Police Arrest Two, Cite Four On Various Charges

Sioux Center PDSioux Center, Iowa — In the latest from the Sioux Center Police Department,

The police arrested two people on Wednesday, January 23rd on a charge of driving while their licenses were suspended. They arrested 48-year-old Raunel Cruz Jaramillo of Sioux Center, and 28-year-old Barbra June Ortega of George on that charge.

They also cited 20-year-old Dylan James Van Vliet of Oakdale, California on a charge of Misuse of License to Acquire Alcohol on Thursday, January 24th.

Plus, they cited three out-of-state teens on a charge of possession of alcohol under the legal age on Sunday, (1/27). All three of the teens were 19 years of age. Cited were Devin James Carberry of Lynden, Washington; Aaron John Visscher of Ariss, Ontario, Canada; and Nicolas Oak Enerson of Byron, Minnesota.


Sioux Falls Woman Arrested, Charged With Assault After Alleged Incident At Grand Falls Casino

Sheriff car rear genericLarchwood, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman was arrested early on Wednesday (1/30/13) at the casino near Larchwood.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that they arrested 22-year-old Ashley Marie Qualls of Sioux Falls on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, a serious misdemeanor. The arrest stemmed from an alleged altercation with her fiance at the Grand Falls Casino during the early morning hours of January 30, 2013.

Qualls was booked and jailed at the Lyon County Jail.