Two Vehicle Accident Near Sioux Center

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — Two Sioux County resident’s vehicles were damaged in an accident near Sioux Center on Thursday, September 24th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:41 am on Thursday, 56-year-old Connie Kirschten of Alton was driving a 2011 Kia Sol northbound on Highway 75, two miles north of Sioux Center. Twenty-seven-year-old Eduardo Hernandez of Hawarden was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse eastbound on 420th Street. The report states that Hernandez stopped for the stop sign at Highway 75, and as Kirschten turned west onto 420th Street, she struck Hernandez.

The Kia received $2000 damage. The Mitsubishi received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Accident Leads to Arrest

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, Iowa — ¬†A Hull man was arrested after an accident early Thursday morning in Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 12:05 am on Thursday, September 24th, 22-year-old Jesse Eppinga of Hull was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Highway 18. According to the report, Eppinga lost control of his vehicle, crossed the westbound lane and struck Iowa Department of Transportation on the north side of the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Eppinga was under the influence of alcohol.

Eppinga was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The Silverado received $10,000 damage.

Rock Rapids Teen Hits Parked Vehicle

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen struck parked car on Monday, September 21st in Rock Rapids.

The Lyon County Sheriff reports that on Monday, 15-year-old Reese Borman was driving a 2002 Volkswagon eastbound on 7th Avenue in Rock Rapids. According to the report, the sun was blinding her, so Borman was slowing down and pulling over to the side of the road when she struck a 1987 Ford Ranger owned by John Pap of Rock Rapids, which was parked alongside of the road.

Both vehicles received $2500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Two Vehicle Accident Near Larchwood

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderLarchwood, Iowa — Two Larchwood residents’ vehicles were damaged in an accident south of Larchwood on Thursday, September¬†17th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:39 pm on Thursday, 16-year-old Kira Immeker of Larchwood was driving a 1999 Buick Century northbound on Highway 182. Forty-Five-year-old Curtis Jones or Larchwood was driving a 2005 Honda Odyssey northbound on Highway 182. According to the report, Jones was coming to a stop behind a large line of cars stopped at the stop sign on Highway 182 and Highway 9. Immeker’s vehicle then struck Jones’s vehicle in the rear.

The Buick received $1500 in damage. The Honda received $1200 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Man Steals Stop Sign, Arrested

sioux county sheriff emblemSheldon, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Emmetsburg man on Monday, September 21st in Sheldon.

According to the report, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint earlier from a Hospers resident that they had witnessed occupants of a black Ford pickup steal a stop sign at the intersection of Fir Street and 6th Avenue South in Hospers. Upon investigation, the black Ford was located in Sheldon, stopped by the Sheldon Police Department, and the stolen stop sign was located in the possession of 20-year-old Cedric Henkelvig of Emmetsburg.

Henkelvig was arrested for theft, possession of a traffic control device, and was cited for underage possession of alcohol by the Sheldon Police Department.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

Car Hits Building

O'BrienSheriffRitter, Iowa — An Ashton man’s vehicle hit a building in Ritter on Saturday, September 19th.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:48 am, 22-year-old Jake Vander Pol was driving a 2003 Mazda Sedan southbound on Nest Avenue. According to the report, Vander Pol failed to stop at a posted stop sign and ran off the roadway straight forward. The report continues that he collided with a building owned by Farmers Coop Society causing the airbag to deploy. The Sheriff’s Office says fog was a factor at the time of the accident.

The Mazda received $3000 damage; the storage building received $500 damage.

No injuries were reported.