Hospers, Iowa — A woman living in Sioux City has been arrested on identity theft charges.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 21-year-old Adela Martin‐Ramirez of Sioux City on Monday.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a complaint from a person in Weslaco, TX reporting that someone was falsely using her identity.

Upon further investigation, it was found that Martin‐Ramirez was illegally using the Texas resident’s identity to gain employment in Hospers.

Martin‐Ramirez was arrested and was charged with two counts of forgery and identity theft.

Update: The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that Bottorff was back in custody as of late Tuesday night, May 12.

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Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to try to find a person who failed to return to their custody.
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They report that 18-year-old Kyle Bottorff of Hawarden failed to return to the Sioux County Jail from work release. According to court records, Bottorff plead guilty in a plea agreement to felony burglary charges a week ago.

Sheriff’s officials say he was last seen driving a tan 1999 Chrysler Concorde, with Iowa license plate CVK 378.

If you know his wherabouts, you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 737-3307. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can use the text-a-tip option. Directions can be found at siouxcountysheriff.com.

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Inwood, Iowa — A Sioux Center man backed into an Inwood woman’s vehicle on Saturday, May 9th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:10 pm, 41-year-old Traci Stubbe of Inwood was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu southbound on Main Street near Jefferson Street. Sixty-seven-year-old Jan Bucks of Sioux Center was backing out of a parking spot in his 2001 Ford F150 and struck Stubbe’s Malibu.

Stubbe’s Malibu received $4500 damage. The F150 received $300 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Bucks was cited for unsafe backing.

deer_sxcAlvord, Iowa — A Rock Valley Woman’s vehicle was damaged when she hit a deer on Monday, May 11th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:00 am, 30-year-old Shaybrielle Van Schepen of Rock Valley was northbound on K-30 near 220 Street, two miles southeast of Alvord, in a 2008 GMC Arcadia when she struck a deer in the roadway.

The GMC received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman and a Sioux Center man were in an accident on Saturday, May 9th.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 12:01 pm, 61-year-old Karen Hulstein of Rock Valley was driving a 2001 Dodge Caravan eastbound on 360th Street. Thirty-eight-year-old Salvador Mojica of Sioux Center was backing out of a residential driveway onto 360th Street in a 2003 GMC Denali. Mojica entered onto 360th Street and struck Hulstein on the roadway.

The Dodge received $1500 in damage; the GMC received $500 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Mojica was cited for failing to yield when entering a highway.

sioux county sheriff emblemOrange City, Iowa — An Alton man escaped injury when he wrecked his truck on Monday, May 11th near Orange City.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:28 am, 24-year-old Joshua Van Wyk of Alton was driving east bound on 400th Street, four miles north of Orange City in a 2004 Ford F250 while pulling a 2014 PJ Utility trailer. According to the report, a tire on the trailer ruptured causing the trailer to sway. Van Wyk lost control of the pickup and entered the south ditch and rolled.

The Van Wyk’s Ford received $5000 damage, and the trailer received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City man has been arrested after officers say he took a vehicle without asking.
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The Orange City Police Department reports that on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM, their officers were dispatched to 213 Seventh Street Northeast in Orange City. The reporting party told officers that her 1997 Chevy Suburban had been taken, damaged and then brought back.

Upon further investigation, police arrested 21-year-old Richard Daniel Ortiz of Orange City and charged him with Operation Without Owner’s Consent and Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree.

According to Sioux County Jail records, Ortiz was booked into jail and at last report was being held without bond.

Hawarden, Iowa — A woman from Honduras and a Hawarden woman were taken to the hospital after an accident on Thursday near Hawarden.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:45 PM, 26-year-old Cassandra Cooper of Hawarden was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on Highway 10, a mile and a half east of Hawarden. Thirty-year-old Gladys Bonilla of Honduras was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on Highway 10, according to the report. They say Cooper crossed the center of the roadway and struck Bonilla.

Cooper and Bonilla both were transported by the Hawarden Ambulance to the Hawarden Hospital.

The Pontiac sustained about $10,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained an estimated $8,000 in damages.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Hawarden Police department, Hawarden Ambulance crew and Hawarden Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department is requesting help from the public with identifying who is responsible for damaging several street and traffic signs in Sheldon during the past month. Officers say most of the signs have been struck by a vehicle and have either been broken off or bent over. They say a double arrow sign was also stolen from the intersection of Country Club Road and East 9th Street.
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The police also advise that a person or persons have been vandalizing the men’s restroom at the Sheldon City Park. The toilets were plugged in an attempt to make them overflow and the toilet paper dispenser was destroyed. The most recent incident at this restroom involved setting the trash can on fire.

It is unknown if the incidents are related.

Anyone with information on the identity of any of the people involved with these crimes is asked to contact the Sheldon Police Department. Callers will be able to remain anonymous.