Sioux County Sheriff Deputies Arrest Two In Separate Incidents

(Orange City, Iowa) — An Ireton man has been arrested after he was allegedly found driving when he shouldn’t have been.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9 PM on Tuesday (4/24), they arrested 26-year-old Kyle Spencer of Ireton for driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Deputies were initially conducting an investigation from a citizen who reported that some people had wrongfully taken some of their property. During the course of the theft investigation, it was found that Spencer had driven to the person’s residence while he was barred from having a driver’s license.

A Hospers woman has been arrested after she allegedly assaulted someone.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:15 PM on Tuesday (4/24), they investigated a report of an assault that occurred at 112 Highland Avenue in Hospers. During the investigation, deputies found that 36-year-old Jessica Van Roekel of Hospers had committed the assault.

There were no serious injuries as a result of the assault and the victim refused medical treatment.

Van Roekel was arrested and charged with simple assault, a simple misdemeanor.

Sheldon Police Arrest One On Drug Charges; Cover Pickup Versus Building Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest Sheldon Police report,

The police advise that on Monday evening (4/23), they arrested 19-year-old Tyler Hodgins of Sheldon, and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was under the influence when he was arrested. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

A Sheldon man’s pickup was damaged in an accident on Tuesday (4/24) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 9:10 AM, 80-year-old James Short of Sheldon was eastbound, pulling in to park at the northwest corner of Cook’s Café in a 2001 Ford. The report says Short hit the gas instead of the brake and the pickup struck the northwest corner of the building.

Short’s Ford received $4000 damage, which was probably enough to total the vehicle according to the police report. The Cook’s Café building also sustained about $500 in damage.

There were no injuries.

SD Man Escapes Injury But Pickup Damaged In Saturday Accident North Of Rock Rapids

Rock Rapids, Iowa — On Saturday, April 21, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accident on Highway 75 just south of 110th Street, a little over a mile into the county from the north. Twenty-two-year-old Collin Fisher of Eureka, SD was northbound on Highway 75 driving a 1999 Ford F350 pulling a planter. He said he hit a bump on the road causing the planter to whip. The vehicle spun out and the planter broke the hitch and rolled over onto the passenger side of the truck. The truck received approximately $25,000 in damage. Fisher was not injured.

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help To Find Stop Sign Thieves

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is again asking for the public’s help — this time to try to solve the mystery of who stole some stop signs.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday (4/23), their deputies investigated a report of two stolen stop signs that were taken sometime between April 20 and April 23. These signs were located at 440th Street and Kennedy Avenue and 440th Street and Jefferson Avenue, about a mile north of Alton. During the investigation it was found that the stop signs were removed by sawing the wooden poles beneath the stop signs to remove them.

The stop signs are owned by the Sioux County Engineer’s Office and are valued at $150 each.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 737‐3307 or by using the Sioux County Sheriff text‐a‐tip program. You may remain anonymous.

Hawarden Man Escapes With Life After Being Pinned Between Equipment

(Rural Akron, Iowa) A Hawarden man escaped with his life after he was pinned between equipment near Akron on Monday.

Plymouth County Sheriff’s Officials report that they paged out the Akron Fire and Ambulance crews about 10:30 AM to a farm field near Akron, for the report of a man who had been pinned between a tanker truck and a sprayer unit owned by Sioux Fertilizer of Hawarden.

The victim was 39-year-old Chad Gosch of Hawarden. He was transported to Mercy Medical in Sioux City for treatment of injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

Sheldon Police Investigate Car Break-In

The Sheldon police report that someone apparently broke into a parked car on Fifth Avenue sometime between 10 in the evening on Tuesday, April 17 and 11 in the morning on Wednesday, April 18. The door on a 2007 Ford was forced open. Stolen was $130 in cash. Damage to the car was estimated at $150, for a total of $280. The police are investigating.