Sioux Center, Iowa — An Ireton man was transported to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday (1/9) near Sioux Center.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:10 PM, 23-year-old Eric Faber of Sioux Center was driving a 2004 Peterbuilt semi-tractor pulling a 2012 Wilson livestock trailer northbound on Highway 75, about a mile and a half south of Sioux Center. Faber stopped and was waiting for southbound traffic before attempting to make a left turn onto a business driveway. Eighty-two-year-old Martin Prins of Ireton was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 75 behind Faber and struck the rear of the trailer.
Prins was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.
The Wilson trailer sustained about $4,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained about $10,000 in damages.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.
Prins was cited for following too closely.
Hospers, Iowa — A Hospers man has been arrested on a harassment charge.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday evening (1/6), one of their deputies arrested 53-year-old David Vande Weerd of Hospers on a charge of Third Degree Harassment.
The arrest stemmed from a complaint received by the Sheriff’s Office on January 8 in the 4 PM hour, stating that Vande Weerd was harassing someone by sending repeated messages.
Bond was set at $500. Vande Weerd was released the next day.
Sibley, Iowa — A Le Mars man and his passenger were taken to the hospital after an accident near Sibley on Wednesday (1/9).
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 11:30 PM, 60-year-old Patrick DeRocher of Le Mars was driving a 1999 Ford F350 pickup eastbound on Highway 9, about a half mile west of Oakhill Avenue, northwest of Sibley, when he fell asleep. The vehicle crossed the centerline, entered the north ditch, ramped an embankment and went airborne until it crashed into the east creek embankment. The vehicle traveled in the ditch for about 100 yards and was airborne for about 25 yards before hitting the creek embankment.
Both DeRocher and his passenger were transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Osceola County Ambulance Service.
There was $6000 damage to the pickup.
Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man’s SUV and a Sheldon woman’s car were damaged in an accident on Wednesday (1/9) in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:55 PM, 59-year-old Ricky Cannoy of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, on Sheldon’s west side in a 2000 Jeep. Twenty-year-old Alexandria Hunt of Sheldon was northbound on Western Avenue in a 2001 Pontiac.
Hunt was stopped for the stop sign, facing north. Cannoy attempted a left turn onto Western, but the sun was in his eyes, according to the report, and he misjudged the turn and nearly struck the Hunt Pontiac head-on.
Cannoy’s Jeep received $2000 damage. Hunt’s Pontiac received $4000 damage.
There were no injuries reported.
Cannoy was cited for failure to have control.
Sioux Center, Iowa — On Wednesday, January 9, at 8:25 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 430th Street and Harrison Avenue, two miles south of Sioux Center.
Matthew Loutsch, age 38, of Remsen was driving a 2011 Freightliner pulling a milk tanker westbound on 430th Street. Jared Bomgaars, age 23, of Hull was driving a 1991 International straight truck southbound on Harrison Ave. The Freightliner struck the International in the intersection.
No injuries were reported.
Both vehicles sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.
Loutsch was cited for failure to yield to the right.
Spencer, Iowa — Details are sketchy at this time, but two Spencer residents have been charged with incest.
The Spencer Police report that they arrested 35-year-old Jarrold Marble and 18-year-old Elizabeth Welch on Sunday (1/6) in connection with the case.
Spencer Police officials could say that the investigation continues and that the Department of Human Services is involved, but that was all they could say.
Officials report that more information may become available after the investigation is complete, which may take a week or two.