Teens Injured In Spencer Accident

Spencer, Iowa — Three Spencer nineteen-year-olds were taken to the hospital after an accident near Spencer.
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The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 9:30 AM on Friday, May 29, 2015, 19-year-old Samuel Van Berkum of Spencer was driving a 2010 Chevy southbound on Highway 71, south of the north Y. Thirty-four year-old Aaron Skatges of Dakota City, NE was southbound on 71 in a 2010 semi.

The report says that Van Berkum failed to yield the right of way to the semi as it slowed down to turn. Van Berkum rear-ended the semi, says the report.

The Spencer Ambulance took Van Berkum and two passengers in his vehicle, 19-year-old Benjamin Fox and 19-year-old Kaleb Dandy, both of Spencer to the Spencer Hospital.

Van Berkum’s Chevy was totaled. The semi sustained $2500 in damages.

The Spencer Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and the Spencer Fire Department also assisted at the scene.


Orange City Woman Hits Two Parked Cars

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, IA — An Orange City Woman struck two parked cars in Orange City on Wednesday, May 27th.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 11:00 am on Wednesday, 75-year-old Audrey Van Grouw of Orange City was backing up in the Dollar General Store parking lot in a 2002 Mercury Sable. According to the report, Van Grouw backed out of her spot on the north side of the parking lot, and backed into a 2011 Chrysler 300 and a 2013 Ford Taurus that were directly parked across the parking lot. Van Grouw was unaware that she struck the vehicles and left the parking lot. Van Grouw was later located at her residence.

Van Grouw’s Sable received $600 damage. The Chrysler received $300 damage; the Taurus received $600 damage.

No injuries were reported


Boyden Woman Injured In Accident

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Hull, IA — A Boyden woman was injured in an accident on Wednesday, May 27th near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:56 am, 16-year-old Emily Van Ginkel was driving a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on 310th Street. Thirty-one-year-old Shirley Van Engen of Boyden was driving a 2006 Mercury Montego northbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Van Ginkel stopped for the stop sign at Highway 75 and then drove into the intersection and Van Engen struck Van Ginkel.

Van Engen reported minor injuries but declined further medical attention.

The Pontiac received $800 damage. The Mercury received $2000 damage.


Maurice Man Injured In Accident

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, IA — A Maurice man reported minor injuries after an accident near Sioux Center on Wednesday, May 27th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:05 am on Wednesday, 21-year-old Bryce Moss of Hull, was driving a 2006 Ford F150 westbound on 410th Street. Thirty-six-year-old Joel Scholten of Maurice was driving southbound on Grant Avenue in a 2008 Ford F250. According to the report, Moss and Scholten met in the intersection and Moss struck Scholten.

Scholten reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.

Moss’s and Scholten’s Fords each┬áreceived $6000 damage.

Moss was cited for failing to yield right of way.


Two Vehicle Accident Near Sioux Center

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, IA — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Sioux Center on Monday, May 25th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 3:30 pm, 46-year-old James Walling of Inwood was driving a 2013 Ford Focus southbound on Garfield Avenue, two miles west of Sioux Center. Seventeen-year-old Austin Van Zee of Rock Valley was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Garfield behind Walling. According to the report, Walling slowed for a vehicle ahead of him that was turning onto a business driveway and Van Zee struck Walling.

The Ford Focus received $1000 damage. The Pontiac received $1000 damage.

Van Zee was cited for following too close.

No injuries were reported.


Hawarden Man Arrested After Chase

Sioux City, Iowa — A Hawarden man was arrested after leading Plymouth County Deputies on a chase early on Monday morning.
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Deputies report that just before 2:30 AM, 22-year-old Ramon Caro of Hawarden fled from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office by vehicle and by foot on C-80 near K-22 — also known as the Perry Creek Road, about a mile north of the city limits of Sioux City.

They say he was later apprehended at his home in Hawarden and was transported to the Plymouth County Jail in Le Mars.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, manner of conveyance, driving while barred, and interference with official acts, along with additional traffic violations.