George Man Arrested Saturday Morning In Little Rock, Charged With Assault, OWI, And More

Jail Door2Little Rock, Iowa — A George man is behind bars in Rock Rapids after a report of reckless driving and and assault in Little Rock.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:45 AM on Saturday (3/30), their communications center received a 911 call that someone in a black SUV almost ran into another vehicle on Main Street in Little Rock. The driver was reportedly then out of the car and starting a fight with another driver.

A Lyon County deputy, an Iowa State Patrol trooper and a DNR officer responded to the scene.

They arrested 28-year-old Dustin Kramer of George. He was charged with

  • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd offense
  • Serious assault
  • 2 counts of simple assault
  • public intoxication
  • careless driving

Kramer was being housed in the Lyon County Jail.


Lyon County Deputies Bust Doon Party, Arrest Four

beer alcohol boozeDoon, Iowa — Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies broke up a Doon party early on Saturday (3/30) and arrested four people on alcohol violations.

About 2 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office along with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office got a tip of a large party in Doon. As officers arrived at the home on South Fourth Street in Doon, they noticed young people running away from the home.

Officers pursued several of them, running south. After a short foot pursuit three subjects were apprehended.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Morgan Groeneweg, 19-year-old Brittany Laman, and 20-year-old Devin Groeneweg, all of Rock Valley and charged them all with interference with official acts and minor in possession.

The home owner, 22-year-old Chad VandenTop of Doon was charged with supplying alcohol to a minor.

All four subjects were transported to the Lyon County Jail.


Sioux County Law Enforcement, School Officials Meet To Discuss School Safety

Law and School MtgSioux Center, Iowa — The idea was to make our schools a safer place for our kids to be.

This past week, law enforcement and education officials from Sioux County met at the Sioux Center Public Library to discuss issues of safety confronting our schools.

Sioux County Chief Deputy Nate Huizenga says nearly 30 people attended the meeting, which was facilitated by Sioux County Sheriff Dan Altena. He tells us why the meeting was held.

The attendees consisted of area College Administrators, College Campus Life and Security personnel, High School and Elementary School Administrators, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Resource Officer and sheriff’s administrative deputies, Sioux County Emergency Management, Iowa State Patrol office s and the Iowa State Patrol Safety Education Officer, Police Chiefs from Hawarden, Orange City, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, and the Sioux County Attorney.

Sheriff Altena says he felt it was necessary to meet and discuss planning, prevention and response to these issues. He says that some very positive things came from this initial meeting. The sheriff says QUOTE, “We all believe it will help make our schools safer.”

Huizenga says they plan to continue to meet, twice a year, once in March and once in August to discuss school safety and ideas that they could put into practice.


Sheldon Chamber Releases Names Of Bike Winners In Annual Easter Egg Hunt

easter-bunnySheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Chamber and Development is pleased to recognize winners of the bikes from the Children’s Egg Hunt on Saturday morning (3/30):

Ages 2-4:
Taylor McPeek-Sheldon, Iowa
Jacob Oldenkamp- Sheldon, Iowa

Ages 5-7:
Emma Wynja- Sheldon, Iowa
Drew Sauer- Sheldon, Iowa

Ages 8-9:
Jordyn Lich-Sheldon, Iowa
Johnathan VanMeeteren- Sheldon, Iowa

Ages 10-12:
Kallie Poppema- Archer, Iowa
Eric Heibult- Sheldon, Iowa


Orange City Teen Arrested, Charged With Drug Offenses

Andrew HemmelmanOrange City, Iowa — An Orange City teen was arrested on drug charges after an investigation.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday evening (3/28), their office and the Orange City Police Department conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Second Street Northwest and Colorado Avenue in Orange
City.

The traffic stop stemmed from an ongoing joint investigation between the two agencies.

As a result of the investigation, 18-year-old Andrew Hemmelman of Orange City was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a minor, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Rock Valley Man Charged With Animal Negligence

BolksRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man was arrested and charged with animal negligence after an investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Officials report that the investigation into the incident began on Saturday, March 23. That afternoon, deputies investigated a report of animal negligence that occurred at a residence southeast of Rock Valley.

Upon further investigation, deputies determined that 80-year-old Harvey Bolks of Rock Valley allegedly illegally disposed of animals that belonged to another person.

As a result of the investigation, on Thursday, March 28, Bolks was arrested and charged with three counts of animal negligence.