sioux county sheriff emblemAn Orange City man’s Toyota was damaged in an accident on Tuesday, September 2nd near Alton.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:16 pm, 27 -year-old Fredy Carpio-Esquivel  of Orange City, was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion southbound on Highway 60, onto exit ramp #16, one mile east of Alton. Forty-nine -year-old Leon Kleinwolterink of Sheldon, was southbound on Highway 60 in a Ford F150 behind Carpio-Esquivel. According to the report,  Carpio‐Esquivel stopped at the stop sign and was struck by Kleinwolterink.

Carpio-Esquivel’s Toyota received $1,000 damage. Kleinwolterink’s Ford received no damage.

There were no injuries reported.

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Hospers, Iowa — A Worthington, Minnesota woman has been arrested in Sioux County and accused of identity theft.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday, September 4, they arrested 27-year-old Maria Flores-Flores of Worthington.

She was arrested at her place of employment, a packing plant in Hospers.  Flores-Flores was charged with Identity Theft and Forgery.

The arrest occurred after the deputy’s investigation discovered that Flores-Flores was illegally using the identity of another person.

George, Iowa – Several people were arrested after the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office broke up a party in George.

On August 30th, 2014, about 3:00 AM, beer cup underage drinking_sxcthe Lyon County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of people being loud at 315 East Ohio Avenue in George.

Deputies discovered a party where minors were consuming alcohol.

Six people were charged with Minor In Possession of Alcohol, including 20-year-old Zachary P. Timmer of Ellsworth, MN; 19-year-old Nathan L. Hoiland of George; 19-year-old Austin L. Cole of Rock Rapids; 20-year-old Kylie A. Hanson of Orange City; 19-year-old Alex D. Ohling of George; and a 17-year-old girl from Hills, MN.

O'BrienSheriffA Paullina woman’s Nissan was damaged in an accident on Wednesdays, September 3rd.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:49 am,  60-year-old Theresa Harshbarger of Paullina was driving northbound on Highway 59/Silver Avenue in the 4500 block, in a 2011 Nissan Rogue. When Harshbarger was going over a bridge and struck a deer that was in the northbound lane.

Harshbarger’s Nissan received $6,500 damage

There were no injuries reported

Royal, Iowa — Three people, one of them from Hartley were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle accident near Royal on Sunday.Ambulance Front Generic

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ron Sadler of Ida Grove was southbound on M27, two miles west of Royal going through the B40 intersection. His pickup was struck by a westbound SUV driven by James Getzfred of Elgin, Nebraska who allegedly didn’t stop for the stop sign. These two vehicles then collided with a pair of motorcycles, which were stopped at the west stop sign of the intersection. They were driven by Kevan and Lisa Kaiser of Hartley.

Sadler, Getzfred and Kevan Kaiser were all taken to Spencer Hospital.

Getzfred was cited for failure to obey a stop sign.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man was injured, then arrested on a felony count after an accident on Saturday.Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Ulises Luna-Navarro of Rock Rapids was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac southbound on Fir Avenue, a quarter mile south of Highway 9, about four miles west of Rock Rapids. The report says he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and rolled.

The driver reported minor injuries and the vehicle sustained a estimated $6,000 in damages.

During the accident investigation deputies also learned that Luna-Navarro allegedly gained employment illegally at a dairy operation near Rock Rapids.

Luna-Navarro was subsequently arrested and charged with forgery, a class D felony and was also issued citations for failure to have a valid driver’s license and failure to maintain control, both simple misdemeanors.

Rock Valley, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in the case of a safe that was found near Rock Valley.keep safe

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday morning, August 31, Someone reported found property in a farm field driveway on Grant Avenue, three miles east of Rock Valley.

Deputies located a “Keep/Safe” brand safe. The safe is tan in color with a brown door with red spray paint on the back.

If you saw suspicious people or vehicle in the area or know who owns the safe you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office. If you wish to remain anonymous you can use the Text-a-Tip program.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Luverne, Minnesota man had a medical condition that caused a crash south of Rock Rapids on Sunday.lyonsheriff

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:45 PM, 41-year-old Casey McKenzie of Luverne, Minnesota was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu northbound in the 1700 mile of Highway 75, two miles south of Rock Rapids, when he fainted.  His car entered the west ditch and vaulted into the field where it eventually came to a stop.

Minor injuries were reported to the driver and a minor passenger. The vehicle sustained about $3000 in damages.  Damage to crops were also reported in the accident.

McKenzie was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to prove security against liability.

Inwood, Iowa — One person is dead and two are injured after an accident Friday night near Inwood.fatal ambulance II

The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened about 11:30 PM at the intersection of Highway 182 and county road A34, two miles north of Inwood, or three miles south of the West Lyon School.

The patrol says a 2008 Dodge Charger collided with a 2004 Dodge Caravan. One person was killed in the accident, and two were injured. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Assisting at the scene were both Lyon and Sioux County Sheriffs’ Offices, Inwood Fire and Rescue, Canton-Inwood Ambulance, and a medical helicopter from Sioux Falls.