Cars Driven By Two Young Sheldon Women Damaged In Monday Accident

Cars driven by two young Sheldon women were damaged in an accident on Monday (4/9) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 12:40 PM, 19-year-old Samantha Klatt of Sheldon was southbound on Second Avenue in a 2006 Chevy. Twenty-year-old Meghan Teepe of Sheldon was westbound on Eighth Street in a 1996 Pontiac, and had just stopped at the stop sign.

When she pulled out to go, the report says she pulled out in front of Klatt.

Klatt’s Chevy received $1000 damage. Teepe’s Pontiac received $2000 damage.

There were no injuries.

Teepe was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign, no insurance and expired license plates.


Sheldon Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident On Friday

A Sheldon woman was transported to the hospital after an accident on Friday (4/6) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:35 PM, 64-year-old Deanna Nagel of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, near Washington Avenue in a 1998 Ford. Fifty-two-year-old Cindy Warntjes of Boyden was also westbound on 18, behind Nagel in a 2007 Dodge.

Nagel stopped at the Washington Avenue Intersection, and was waiting for traffic to pass before turning south on Washington. Warntjies looked down briefly and when she looked up she saw Nagel stopped in front of her waiting to turn. She attempted to stop but struck the Nagel vehicle.

Nagel was transported to Sanford Sheldon by personal vehicle.

Nagel’s Ford received $3500 damage. Warntjes’s Dodge received $3500 damage.

Warntjes was charged with failure to maintain control.


Two From Sheldon Taken To Hospital After Accident

Two Sheldon people were taken to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday (4/4) in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:24 PM, 75-year-old Norman Reekers of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18,near Country Club Road and Nest Avenue in a 2008 Ford. Fifteen-year-old Rachel Abele of Sheldon was eastbound on 18 in a 2004 Chevy.
Abele was making a left turn onto Nest Avenue, when, according to the report, she turned in front of Reekers. The Reekers vehicle struck the Abele vehicle in the passenger side.
Abele and a passenger in her vehicle, Kaci Kruger of Sheldon, were transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.
Reekers’s Ford received $2500 damage. Abele’s Chevy received $6500 damage.
Abele was charged with failure to yield on left turn.

Sanborn Man The Apparent Victim Of Drowning In West Lake Okoboji

A Sanborn man has died, the apparent victim of a drowning in West Lake Okoboji.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the call of a missing person in the West Okoboji Harbor area, at about 8:10 PM Monday night.
Upon investigation it was determined that the person may have fallen from a dock. The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team was notified and began a search of the area with the Spirit Lake Fire Department. Shortly after 9:40 PM, divers recovered the body of 85-year-old Frederick Boer of Sanborn. The body was found in about six to seven feet of water at the end of a dock where it was believed Boer had been fishing earlier in the day.
The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team, The Spirit Lake Fire Department, The Lakes Regional Hospital Ambulance personnel, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dickinson County Emergency Management, and the Dickinson County Communications Center assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

High Speed Chase In Lyon County Ends In Arrest

A George man is behind bars after threatening people with a knife and then leading authorities on a high-speed chase.
About 10:15 PM Tuesday night (4/10) Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a disturbance at 417 West Michigan Avenue in George. While at that home, 23-year-old Ryan Earl Klein of George displayed a knife and threatened bodily harm. Klein then left in his 1998 Pontiac Bonneville and led the deputies on a pursuit through the city streets of George. The pursuit left George and continued 15 miles to Rock Rapids. During the pursuit speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour. The pursuit came to a stop in the 400 block of South Boone Street, near the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center, where Klein was arrested without incident.
Klein is charged with Eluding, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, six counts of Failure to Obey Stop Signs, one count of Speeding, and one count of Careless Driving for the pursuit.
It was also discovered that Klein had two valid warrants for his arrest for an incident that took place on March 25th of this year in George. Klein was arrested on warrants for Domestic Abuse Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Reckless Use of a Firearm, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Klein is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on a $2,300 bond.

Two Men Sentenced In Two Osceola County Cases

A Sibley man avoided a prison sentence but will pay a large fine and spend a while on probation in addition to other penalties for drug possession and OWI.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31-year-old Dustin Lee Gust of Sibley pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, a Class ā€œDā€ Felony; and Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Gust is to pay a fine of over $2,000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. On the Possession charge, Gust was sentenced to a suspended 5-year prison term, and will serve 3 years’ probation. He was also ordered to successfully complete a substance abuse treatment program, anger management and victim empathy classes, and comply with the treatments’ recommendations.

On the OWI charge, Gust was sentenced to a year in jail, with all time suspended except 2 days and will also serve 2 year’s probation. He also needs to successfully complete a course for drinking drivers.

The case stems from a traffic stop on June 8, 2011.


A Worthington, Minnesota man will serve some jail time, pay a fine, and serve probation after he pled guilty to drug possession.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Mitchell David VonHoltum of Worthington, Minnesota, pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.

He is to pay a fine of over $1000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. He was sentenced to a 180-day jail term, with all but 2 days suspended and will serve 2 years’ probation.

The case stems from a September, 2011 traffic stop.