January 11, 2016 - 11:48 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Maurice, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in a collision at an intersection in Maurice on Saturday, January 9th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:38 pm on Saturday, 53-year-old Boyd Erickson of Maurice was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla eastbound on 2nd Street in Maurice. Fifty-seven-year-old Nancy De Jager of Maurice was driving a 2015 GMC Terrain southbound on Main Street. According to the report, the accident happened when the two met in the intersection.

The Toyota received $3000 damage. The GMC received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported

January 11, 2016 - 11:44 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemAlton, Iowa — A Sibley woman was injured in an accident on Saturday, January 9th near Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:35 am on Saturday, 25-year-old Eva Sanchez of Sibley was driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber southbound on Highway 60, two miles north of Alton. According to the report, Sanchez lost control of her vehicle, entered the west ditch and rolled.

The Dodge received $9000 damage.

Sanchez reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Alton Ambulance.

January 11, 2016 - 11:31 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookRock Valley, Iowa — An Inwood woman’s vehicle was damaged after striking a farm tractor northwest of Rock Valley on Friday, January 8th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:31 pm on Friday, 47-year-old Jerome Vande Stroet of Inwood was driving a 1991 Case International farm tractor pulling a bail processor southbound on Beech Avenue, about 10 miles northwest of Rock Valley. Thirty-nine-year-old Crystal Klarenbeek of Inwood was driving a 2010 Chevy Traverse northbound on Beech Avenue. According to the report, both vehicles were driving on a narrow, snowplowed portion of the roadway when they met and struck each other.

The Chevy received $3500 damage.

No injuries were reported

January 8, 2016 - 8:56 am - Posted in News

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, Iowa — A Granville man hit a parked car in Orange City on Thursday, January 8th.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 8:54 pm, 57-year-old Dennis Ormond of Granville was backing a 2013 Chevy Silverado out of a parking lot on 6th Avenue in Orange City. According to the report, Ormond did not see a 2013 Hyundai Elantra sitting on the roadway unattended, ans struck the side of the Hyundai.

The Chevy received $1200 damage. The Hyundai received $1500 damage.

No injuries were reported

January 7, 2016 - 4:07 pm - Posted in News

Orange City Iowa — A special free kids’ weather day is coming up in Orange City.
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Sioux County will be hosting Discover 4-H STEM “Cloudy with a chance of…FUN!” on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The free meteorological event will take place from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Orange City and is open to Kindergarten through 4th grade students and their parents and/or guardians.

We talked to Sioux County ISU Extension kids specialist Danielle Zuidema, and she gives us a little background.

She says the event will also show kids what Discover 4-H is about, and tells us what kids and their parents can expect.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Registration is required and can be done online by January 20, 2016 by clicking here or by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Sioux County at 712-737-4230. Any questions can be directed to Danielle Zuidema at dzuidema@iastate.edu.

January 7, 2016 - 3:24 pm - Posted in News

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden teen has been arrested in connection with a 2014 burglary after collected DNA evidence allegedly placed him at the scene at the time in question.
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The Hawarden Police department reports that they arrested 18-year-old Brendan Schurman of Hawarden on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 on charges of Third Degree Theft and Third Degree Criminal Mischief, both aggravated misdemeanors; and Third Degree Burglary, a class D felony.

Court records indicate that the break-in in question was investigated on July 31, 2014. They say it happened at DARS, an automotive repair shop in Hawarden. The investigation showed that entry was gained by breaking out a plate glass window. The criminal complaint says officers noticed blood on the broken glass and elsewhere around the scene, and they sent a sample to the DCI crime lab. They got an initial response 16 months later, in November, 2015 that indicated it could be Schurman’s blood. They also took a DNA sample from Schurman on December 15th, 2015, and sent that to the DCI lab as well. On December 31st, they received a lab report indicating a match.

Taken in the burglary were an iPad and a rifle scope valued at a combined total of between $500 and $1000. Damage to the building was also estimated at between $500 and $1000.

Schurman is alleged to have also stolen some items from the Sioux Center Walmart, according to Sioux Center Police Chief Paul Adkins. He says a search warrant was carried out at Schurman’s home on Wednesday night, January 6th, 2016. Charges have been filed in that case as well.

Schurman was released from the Sioux County Jail after posting bond.

January 7, 2016 - 11:25 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, Iowa — A semi trailer jackknifed near Hull on Tuesday, January 5th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:36 am, 56-year-old Mark Prevett of Homer, Nebraska was driving a 2007 Volvo semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer westbound on Highway 18, two and a half miles northwest of Hull. According to the report, the trailer jackknifed, and the truck and trailer became stranded on the roadway.

The Volvo received $5,000 damage.

No injuries were reported

January 7, 2016 - 11:21 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookMaurice, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident at an intersection in Maurice on Tuesday, January 5th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:00 pm, 33-year-old Lidia Rodriguez of Sioux Falls was driving a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Highwya 75, in Maurice. Seventy-three-year-old Russel Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska was driving a 2008 Toyota Prius southbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Rodriguez began turning left onto 470th Street where Anderson struck Rodriguez in the intersection.

The Dodge received $10,000 damage; the Toyota recieved $5,000 damage.

No injuries were reported

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maurice Fire Department, Maurice First Responders and Sioux Center Ambulance.

January 6, 2016 - 10:59 am - Posted in News

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, Iowa — Orange City Police were called to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital late Monday night to investigate a case of theft and criminal mischief.

Orange City Police Chief Jim Pottebaum, says security video footage at the hospital showed two individuals stealing money from the wishing fountain, and one was observed urinating in a trash can, and on the floor in the clinic area.

Pottebaum says officers were able to identify the subjects in the video, and upon further investigation, arrested 18-year old Andrew Jasper Orozco of Orange City, along with a juvenile subject.  Orozco was reportedly arrested on charges of 5th Degree Criminal Mischief and 5th Degree Theft, and was booked into the Sioux County Jail.  The juvenile was charged with 5th Degree Theft, and released to a parent, according to Pottebaum.

January 5, 2016 - 9:59 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman was arrested after an accident near Hull on Sunday, January 3rd.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:54 pm, 60-year-old Mary Abrahamson of Rock Rapids was driving a 2005 Buick Lacrosse northbound on Highway 75, four miles southwest of Hull. Twenty-six-year-old Kaysha Nibbelink of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was driving a 2003 Saturn L200 southbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Nibbelink crossed the center of the roadway and struck Abrahamson.

The Buick and Saturn each received $8,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

The report continues that upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Nibbelink was under the influence of alcohol. Nibbelink was arrested on a charge of third offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was also cited with a charge of failing to yield half of the roadway, and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Hull Fire Department, and the Hull Ambulance crew.

The accident remains under investigation.