Alvord, Iowa — A Boyden juvenile and her passenger were taken to a hospital after an accident near Alvord on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 12:45 PM, a girl from Boyden was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora northbound on K42, three and a half miles east of Alvord at A 34. The report says she lost control as she was entering the gravel roadway, causing the car to enter the east ditch and roll onto its roof.
Both the driver and passenger were transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.
The Oldsmobile Aurora received approximately $3,000 in damage.
Alvord Fire and Rescue crews, Lyon County Ambulance personnel, and Trackside Towing assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were called to an accident north of Sheldon on Highway 60 early Saturday morning.
On-scene reports indicate it was a one-vehicle rollover accident. One person was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.
The scene was five miles north of the northern Sheldon exit on 60. On-scene reports also indicate that the vehicle started to roll while in O’Brien County, but ended up just across the border in Osceola County. The O’Brien County authorities are handling the accident.
Responding were SCAT, Sheldon Fire and EMA, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheldon, Iowa — An Ashton teen was taken to the hospital after an accident near Sheldon.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:30 AM on Friday, March 27, 2015, 18-year-old Damond Peters of Ashton was driving a Chevy southbound on Oakhill Avenue, a mile and a half east of Highway 60 on 18, and three miles north.
The report says that Peters became distracted and started crossing the centerline. It says he over-corrected, causing the vehicle to go into a skid. The deputy says the car entered the west ditch where it impacted the ditch thus causing it to spin around and flip onto the roof.
SCAT took Peters to Sanford Sheldon hospital.
Peters’ Chevy sustained $2000 in damages, which totaled the car.
Primghar, Iowa – A Paullina man has been arrested on several felony charges. He is accused of committing several burglaries in the four northwest Iowa counties.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 29-year-old Seth William Johnson of Paullina and he has been charged with six counts of Second Degree Theft, a class D felony; seven counts of Third Degree Burglary, a class D felony; and seven misdemeanor counts of Third Degree Burglary.
The Sheriff’s Office says that numerous northwest Iowa law enforcement agencies including the O’Brien, Osceola, Lyon and Sioux County Sheriff’s Offices and the Sheldon, Sutherland and Paullina Police Departments have worked jointly on a series of burglary and theft investigations. They say the investigations involved burglaries to businesses, homes, and vehicles between May and October, 2014 and involved items including guns, cash, jewelry, a motorcycle, tools and fishing equipment.
The charges which are a class D felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500. The charges that are aggravated misdemeanors are punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $6250. Johnson has been booked into the O’Brien County Jail on the charges and will make appearances in District Court in the respective counties at a later date.
The public is reminded that a criminal charge is merely an accusation. All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected as a part of this investigation.
Sheldon, Iowa — A 22-year old Sheldon woman was cited for Failure To Maintain Control in the aftermath of an accident that happened late Tuesday morning.
Sheldon Police say a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Elisa Kurth of Sheldon was southbound on 2nd Avenue, shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning, when she attempted to turn east onto 10th Street. According to the report, Kurth’s pickup struck a 2003 Ford Expedition owned by William Kepp, and a 2001 Ford Ranger owned by Douglas Vander Plaats. Police say that both the Kepp SUV, and the Vander Plaats Ranger were legally parked along 10th Street at the time of the collision.
Police estimate damage to Kurth’s Dodge at $2,000, with Kepp’s Expedition and Vander Plaats’ Ranger each sustaining an estimated $5,000 in damage. Kurth was ticketed for Failure To Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.