Doon, Iowa — Getting stuck in the ditch on a dead-end road has turned into a trip to the Lyon County Jail for a Doon man.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:30 Sunday morning, June 14th, 2015, their dispatcher received a phone call in regards to a vehicle in the ditch. The vehicle had gone through a couple of fences and was stuck in the 2100 block of Grant Avenue. That’s about two and three-quarter miles northeast of Doon.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old James Bruns of Doon, told authorities he had been driving on Grant Avenue around 2:00 AM. He said he didn’t realize that it was a dead end road until he saw the sign. Bruns says he tried to stop but was unable to and his car entered the west ditch. He attempted to drive out of the ditch, he says and went through a second fence, across a field drive, into that field, and then back over the field drive where he got stuck.
Bruns was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. His 2001 Chevy Cavalier sustained about $3,000 in damages.
Officers at the scene say they located a small amount of marijuana in the Bruns vehicle. Bruns was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana 2nd offense.
The Sheriff’s Office says he was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was held on the Aggravated Misdemeanor charge.
Rock Rapids, IA — A Hull woman was arrested after a traffic stop on Sunday, June 14th near Rock Rapids.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 2:10 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle at the intersection of Highway 75 and 230th Street south of Rock Rapids. Upon investigation, deputies say they determined that 33-year-old Jamie Sue Curiel of Hull was intoxicated.
According to the report, Curiel was placed under arrest, charge with Operating While Intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor, and transported to the Lyon County Jail.
Hull, IA — A mailbox was damaged in an accident on Thursday, June 11th near Hull.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 4:00 pm on Thursday, 18-year-old Jayden Hugie of Rock Valley was driving a 2002 GMC pickup pulling a flatbed trailer eastbound on 290th Street. According to the report, Hugie drove onto a farm residence driveway, stopped, began backing the trailer and trailer struck a mailbox.
The mailbox received $400 damage.
No injuries were reported.
Hull, IA — Bales dislodged from a trailer and damaged reflectors and posts on Thursday, June 11th near Hull.
According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:25 pm 18-year-old Jayden Hugie of Rock Valley was driving a 2002 GMC pickup pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with hay bales westbound on Highway 18, two and a half miles west of Hull. According to the report, some bales dislodged from the trailer an struck several Department of Transportation reflectors and posts mounted on a guardrail for a railroad bridge.
The reflectors and posts received $1000 damage.
No injuries were reported.
Sheldon, Iowa — A Schaller man was taken to a hospital after a cement truck rolled near Sheldon.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2:30 PM on Friday, June 12, 41-year-old Kelly Sturtevant of Schaller was driving a 2002 Kenworth cement truck southbound on Lily Avenue, four miles southwest of Sheldon, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled onto its side.
Sturtevant became trapped in the vehicle and was freed by emergency personnel. After he was removed from the truck, the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team took Sturtevant to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.
The Kenworth sustained an estimated $180,000 in damages.
The Sheriff’s Office reports the Boyden Fire Department, Boyden Ambulance team, the Sheldon Fire Company, SCAT, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.
They say the accident remains under investigation.
Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City teen was taken to a hospital after an accident on Thursday, June 11th, 2014.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 7 AM, 18-year-old Mitchell Yaw of Orange City was driving a 2008 Ford Fusion westbound on 400th Street (B40), four miles north of Orange City, when he lost control of the car, says the Sheriff’s Office.
They say the car entered the south ditch and rolled.
We’re told the Orange City Ambulance took Yaw to the Orange City Health System Hospital.
The Ford sustained about $8,000 in damages.
The Sheriff’s Office says the Orange City Fire Department, Orange City Ambulance crew, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted them at the scene.