George Man Backs Into Vehicle

osceolasheriffSibley, IA — A George man backed into a Sibley woman’s vehicle on Sunday, June 7th.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:00 pm on June 7th, Tanner Nagel of George was backing a Buick Regal from a driveway in Sibley. According to the report, Nagel struck a legally parked Chevy Impala belonging to Karen Jansen of Sibley.

The Impala received $1000 damage. The Buick received $1800 damage.

Nagel was cited for Failure to have insurance and Unsafe Backing.

Two Vehicle Accident Near Sioux Center

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, IA — A Sioux Center woman was rear ended by a South Dakota woman on Monday, June 8th near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:16 pm, 33-year-old Abby Van Zee of Sioux Center was driving southbound on Garfield Avenue in a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, about two miles west of Sioux Center. Forty-four-year-old Judy Hooyer of Hudson, SD was driving a 2014 Cadillac XTS southbound on Garfield Avenue behind Van Zee. According to the report, Van Zee stopped for the stop sign at 390th Street and Hooyer struck Van Zee.

The Suburban received $500 damage. The Cadillac received $8000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Two NW Iowans Indicted On Sex Trafficking Charge

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Five men, including two northwest Iowans, have been indicted and are now facing charges following an undercover sex trafficking operation in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an online operation to identify people who attempt to buy sex acts with children. Five people were indicted, including a couple of men from northwest Iowa; 27-year-old Nathanuel Downs of Sioux City and 29-year-old Lance Hunter, Jr. of Little Rock. Both men have pleaded not guilty to attempted commercial sex trafficking in federal court in South Dakota. The crime carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. South Dakota authorities announced the arrests in mid-April.

The other men facing charges in the case are 26-year-old Jose Oxlaj of Guatemala, and 25-year-old Benjamin Iverson and 29-year-old Scott Larson, both of Sioux Falls.

Parking Lot Accident In Orange City

OC PD Orange City PoliceTwo Orange City residents’ vehicles were damaged in an accident on Monday, June 8th.

According to the Orange City Police Department, 84-year-old Norma Tvedte of Orange City was backing up a 2008 Toyota. Twenty-four-year-old Brittany Van Wyk of Alton¬†was driving a 2009 Ford Escape in the traffic lane of the parking lot. According to the report, Tvedte backed out of the parking spot and struck Van Wyk’s Ford.

Tvedte’s Toyota received $2000 damage; Van Wyk’s Ford received $1200 damage.

No injuries were reported.


Two Vehicle Accident In Larchwood

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderA Larchwood woman’s vehicle and South Dakota woman’s vehicle were damaged in an accident on Saturday, June 6th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, 15-year-old Kiana Roemen of Larchwood, was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Dement Street. Thirty-three-year-old Brandi Grace of Garretson, South Dakota was driving eastbound on Brown Street in a 2000 Saturn. According to the report, Roemen’s vehicle struck Grace’s vehicle in the intersection.

The Saturn received $2000 damage. The Pontiac received $2500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Larchwood Woman Hits Parked Car

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8A Larchwood woman’s vehicle and a parked vehicle were damaged in an accident on Sunday, June 7th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 10:48 am, 36-year-old Amber Hess of Larchwood was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle northbound on Hyland Avenue. According to the report, Hess became distracted by adjusting her seat, went off the roadway and struck a parked 2001 Chevy Tahoe, owned by Robert Tracy of Larchwood.

Hess’s Volkswagen received $6000 damage. Tracy’s Tahoe received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Larchwood EMS