Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man who was wanted on several Lyon County burglary warrants is now in the Lyon County Jail.
On Saturday (1/12) the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department took custody of 46-year-old Charles Lee Long of Sioux Falls from the Union County, South Dakota Jail. Long had several outstanding warrants in Lyon County. Long was arrested for burglary in the 3rd degree, a class D felony.
He is accused of committing a burglary of Wiersma Construction in Inwood in November. He was also charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, a serious misdemeanor and a simple misdemeanor.
These charges stem from Long’s possession of stolen property in Inwood in 2012. This property consisted of tools from an Inwood contractor and a lawn sprayer from a victim in Rock Valley.
Long is being held in the Lyon County Jail with no bond because of a probation violation warrant issued in Lyon County.
Sheldon, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in two recent incidents on drug-related charges near Sheldon and Hospers.
They report that on Friday evening (1/11), they investigated a report of a disturbance at an apartment complex near Northwest Iowa Community College, a mile west of Sheldon. As a result of the investigation, 22-year-old Bocephus Stell of Sheldon was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Then, in the early hours of Saturday, (1/12), they arrested 19-year-old Brandon Lund and 20-year-old Brett Stark both of Hospers on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrests stemmed from an investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant on Friday, (1/11) at a Hospers home.
Akron, Iowa — A standoff that lasted for hours in Plymouth County ended peacefully on Friday.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3 PM on Friday, Deputy United States Marshals and the Woodbury County Task Force Officers from the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Geovany Gonzales-Gonzales at a rural home near Akron on K18 in Plymouth County.
Gonzalez-Gonzalez was wanted for failing to appear as ordered for a court hearing. He had originally been charged with drug trafficking.
Marshals were told by family that Gonzalez-Gonzalez was in the house and had a .38 caliber pistol in his possession. Gonzalez-Gonzalez was ordered out of his home, but did not surrender. Family members indicated that Gonzalez-Gonzalez was suicidal.
U. S. Marshals requested the assistance of the Plymouth/Sioux/LeMars Police tactical team to assist with the arrest. Iowa State Patrol officers as well as the Tactical Team and the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist. At about 7:30 PM, an Iowa State Patrol negotiator, negotiated the safe surrender of Gonzalez-Gonzalez to law enforcement personnel. Gonzalez-Gonzalez was booked into the Woodbury County Jail, and is waiting for court hearings.
Officers on the scene were assisted by Siouxland Paramedics and the Akron Fire Department.
Sioux Center, Iowa — On Wednesday, January 9, at 1:41 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and 360th Street, two miles north of Sioux Center.
Pamela Hamberger, age 41, of Yankton, SD was driving a 2006 GMC Envoy eastbound on 360th Street. She stopped for the stop sign at Highway 75. Grada Raak, age 82, of Luverne, MN was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis southbound on Highway 75.
Hamberger turned left onto Highway 75 in the path of Raak’s vehicle, causing a collision.
No injuries were reported.
Both vehicles sustained about $4,000 in damages.
Hamberger was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.
Hospers, Iowa — On Wednesday, January 9, at 12:30 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 4th Avenue South in Hospers.
Mary Kruizenga, age 68, of Hospers was backing a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup southbound on 4th Avenue South. A 2008 Dodge Caravan, owned by Krista Bonestroo, of Alton was parked on 4th Avenue South. As Kruizenga was backing, the Ford struck the Dodge.