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.

Semi Rolls Near Rock Valley

sioux county sheriff emblemRock Valley, Iowa — A semi-tractor rolled on it’s side near Rock Valley on Friday, September 18th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:03 am on Friday, 31-year-old Harris Kokulo of Sioux Falls, SD was driving a 1989 Freightliner semi-tractor pulling a trailer loaded with silage westbound on 330th Street, eight miles west of Rock Valley. According to the report, Kokulo turned north onto Chestnut Avenue, lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch, and the truck rolled onto its side.

The Freightliner received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported

Man Faces Identity Theft Charges

Lopez-Chavez,Martin 10051Orange City, Iowa — A Worthington, Minnesota man faces charges as the result of an investigation into a reported identity theft at a business in Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year old Martin Lopez-Chavez, of Worthington, is charged with Identity Theft and Forgery for allegedly using another person’s identity to gain employment.

Woman Suffers Minor Injuries In Accident

AccidentGeneric 2Granville, Iowa — A Paullina woman sustained minor injuries as the result of a one-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 10, one half mile west of Granville Monday morning.

According to the accident report, 88-year old Josephine Linn, of Paullina, was westbound on Highway 10 in a 2005 Dodge Stratus when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the eastbound lane, entered the south ditch and struck a ditch embankment.

Deputies say Linn was transported by the Granville Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Dodge sustained approximately $3,500 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Granville Ambulance, Granville Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol.

Deputies say Linn was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.


Hospers Woman Arrested On Theft Charges

Sioux Co JailHospers, Iowa — Sioux County authorities arrested a 19-year old Hospers woman as the result of a theft investigation.

According to authorities, the arrest of 19-year old Destiny Anderson stems from an investigation following a report of theft that occurred at the Kum N’ Go Convenience Store in Hospers.

The Sheriff’s Office says that Anderson is accused of stealing $652 over the course of three months, while she was employed at the convenience store.

Anderson is charged with 3rd Degree Theft, according to Sioux County authorities.

Doon Teen Charged Following Hull Disturbance

sioux sheriff emblem side of carHull, Iowa — A Doon teen faces charges of Criminal Mischief following an incident that took place in Hull Saturday night.

Sioux County authorities say that 18-year old Tyler De Bruin was arrested following an investigation into the report of a disturbance at a residence in Hull.

Deputies say that, upon investigation, it was discovered that De Bruin had been involved in a verbal altercation with the homeowner, and had allegedly kicked a door at the residence, causing damage to the door.