Wide Load Strikes Pole

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, IA — A Semi with a wide load struck a light pole in Rock Rapids on Tuesday, June 23rd.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 8:09 am, 42-year-old Jason Wolff of Merrill, Wisconsin was driving a 2015 Freightliner with a wide load. According to the report, Wolff struck a pole at Tama Street and IA 9.

One Dead After Bicycle Accident

Spirit Lake, Iowa — One person has died as the result of a car versus bicycle accident early on Wednesday.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about midnight, a 2000 Buick was southbound in the outside lane on Highway 71 south of 34th Street in Spirit Lake. The bicycle was also traveling south in the outside lane, ahead of the Buick. The Buick struck the car from behind.

Names are being withheld at this time pending notification.

The accident is still under investigation at this time, according to the State Patrol.

Stolen Vehicle Found In Des Moines

O'BrienSheriff obriensheriff O'Brien SheriffMoneta, IA — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office investigated a stolen vehicle in unincorporated Moneta on Friday, June 12.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, a black 1993 Chevrolet Suburban was taken from the 3500 block of Nielsen Avenue sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A suspect was developed and the vehicle was recovered in Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, June 16th. The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the matter.

Arrests For Child Endangerment, Drugs

Orange City, Iowa — In the latest from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sunday, June 21, at 12:53 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a disturbance that occurred at a residence, one and one‐half miles northeast of Ireton, IA.
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Upon further investigation it was found that Keri Emery, age 24, of Pipestone, MN assaulted a male victim at the residence. Following the assault, Emery requested an ambulance for minor injuries she sustained during the disturbance. Three children were present in the area the assault occurred and were not injured.

Emery was transported by the Ireton Ambulance to the Hawarden Hospital. Upon her release from the hospital, she was arrested for assault and child endangerment.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department and Ireton Ambulance.


On Saturday, June 20, at 12:10 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Juan Cervantes‐Pena, age 33, of Hawarden, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and 11th Street in Hawarden. Upon further investigation the deputy discovered illegal drugs in Cervantes‐Pena’s possession.

Cervantes‐Pena was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rock Rapids Woman Backs Into Vehicle

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Inwood, IA — A Rock Rapids woman backed into a vehicle on Tuesday, June 23rd in Inwood.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 10:19 am, 63-year-old Lois Kuehl of Rock Rapids was backing out of a parking spot in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, owned by New Century Press of Rock Rapids. Seventy-nine-year-old Clarene Burgers of Inwood was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, owned by Inwood Body Shop of Inwood, southbound on Main Street near Jefferson Street. According to the report, Kuehl was backing out of a parking spot onto Main Street and struck Burgers.

The Impala received $600 damage; the Malibu received $1500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Sheldon Man Backs Into Vehicle, Leaves

sioux county sheriff emblemGranville, IA — A Sheldon man backed into a vehicle on Monday, June 22nd in Granville.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:47 pm, 55-year-old Jeffrey Thompson of Sheldon was backing out of a residential driveway. According to the report, Thompson struck an unattended 2005 Pontiac owned by thirty-two-year-old Sheri Nibbelink of LeMars. Thompson left the scene, but was found later.

The Pontiac received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.