Sibley Man Arrested

Osceola Co SO CarSibley, Iowa — A Sibley man was arrested on July 26th in Sibley.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested Edward Mahlon Gonshorowski Jr., age 45, of Sibley, IA. Gonshorowski is charged with allegedly Operating While Intoxicated – 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 5th Ave and 5th Street in Sibley. Gonshorowski was also cited for Failure to have a Valid Driver’s License. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail and is currently being held on a $5000 bond.

Man Taken To Hospital After Motorcycle Accident

Ashton, Iowa — A Sibley man was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident on Sunday afternoon, July 26, 2015.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:35 PM, 25-year-old Levi Garrett Christensen of Sibley was driving a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on L40, three miles east and a mile north of Ashton. They report that 17-year-old Virginia Joann Reyes of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee registered to David Greene of Sioux City eastbound on A34. Reyes stopped at the stop sign at the intersection but thought it was a four-way stop and continued east through the intersection.

Christensen attempted to stop but the motorcycle slid on its left side and struck the rear of the Jeep.

The Sibley Ambulance took Christensen to the Osceola Community Hospital. Reyes was not injured.

The Kawasaki received approximately $4,000 in damage. The Cherokee received approximately $500 in damages.

Storm Lake Man Guilty Of Possession

Osceola County Courthouse Closeup_SVASibley, Iowa — Christian Lee Wunder, 34, of Storm Lake, IA, plead guilty to Possession of Marijuana, 2nd Offense, which was committed on May 26, 2015.

Wunder is to pay a fine of $625, a 35% surcharge of $218.75 (however, this fine and surcharge are suspended) the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  He is also to pay an additional drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10 and a law enforcement initiative surcharge of $125.

Wunder is sentenced to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Dept. of Corrections for a term not to exceed 2 years, however, this sentence of incarceration is suspended except for 58 days and Wunder is placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of 2 years.

Two Vehicle Accident Near Hartley

O'Brien co sheriff emblem2Hartley, Iowa — A two vehicle accident was investigated by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, July 26th east of Hartley.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:42 pm, 38-year-old Andrew Stockinger of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota was driving a 2008 Honda Odyssey westbound on Highway 18. Fifty-five-year-old Lawrence Bartley of Lake Park was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus westbound on Highway 18 behind Stockinger. According to the report, Bartley attempted a U-Turn and Stockinger swerved into the eastbound lane in an attempted to avoid Bartley’s Taurus. The Honda struck the Ford and they both came to rest up against a guardrail.

The Honda received $4617 damage; the Ford received $2314 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Minnesota Man Rolls Vehicle

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Minnesota man rolled his vehicle on Thursday, July 23rd near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:25 pm, 69-year-old George Gusler of Lake Benton, Minnesota was driving a 1999 F-350, that was pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with hay bales, southbound on Elmwood Avenue, five miles west of Sioux Center. According to the report, Gusler approached the stop sign at 390th Street, was not able to stop, abruptly turned right on 390th Street, entered the east ditch and rolled.

The Ford received $5000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Sibley Woman Pleads Guilty

Osceola_County_Courthouse_(Iowa)Sibley, Iowa — Brisa Ivone Ramos DeLa Cruz, 29, of Sibley, IA, plead guilty to Driving While Barred as a Habitual Offender, which was committed on March 20, 2015.

Ramos DeLa Cruz is to pay a fine of $625, a 35% surcharge of $218.75, all court costs, the Sheriff’s room and board fees, and court appointed attorney’s fees.

She is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for 90 days with 86 days suspended during a 2 year formal probation to the Sheriff.