Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center man was taken to the hospital after an accident in Sioux Center.
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The Sioux Center Police reports that about 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 29 -year-old Todd Rozeboom was driving a 1990 Ford southbound on 20th Street NE. Sixty-four year-old Christopher Forest was southbound on a business drive in a 2003 Ford pickup.

The report says that Forest stopped to look both directions before entering 20th Street to go westbound. He says when he looked east he didn’t see Rozeboom. The officer’s report does say there was a large snow drift pushed up along the north side of the street. When Forest pulled out, Rozeboom attempted to stop, but was unable to, due to snow and ice on the road, and struck the back of the Forest vehicle.

The Sioux Center Ambulance took Rozeboom to Sioux Center Health Hospital.

Rozeboom ‘s Ford sustained $ 2200 in damages, and Forest ‘s pickup sustained $4000 in damages.

No charges were filed.

Orange City, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man was arrested after he allegedly showed up at the Sioux County Jail, drunk.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday evening, they arrested 43-year-old David Dixon of Sioux Falls.

Deputies say Dixon drove to the Sioux County Jail to turn himself in concerning an outstanding arrest warrant. When deputies took Dixon into custody, they say they suspected he was under the influence of alcohol.

He was subsequently charged with operating while intoxicated and public intoxication, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Storm Lake, Iowa — A Sioux Center teen was arrested in Storm Lake early on Sunday on a warrant.
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The Storm Lake Police Department says they were called to La Juanita’s restaurant on a disturbance call.

After investigating the situation, police arrested 18-year-old Alexandria Pratt of Sioux Center. She was wanted on a third-degree theft charge, an aggravated misdemeanor. The charge stemmed from a theft at the Storm Lake Walmart Store in January. They report that over 600-dollars in merchandise was reportedly stolen in that incident.

They also charged Pratt with providing false information to law enforcement. She was taken to jail and was held on a 23-hundred dollar bond.

Sheldon, Iowa — Three vehicles were damaged in a collision that happened shortly before 9 pm on Friday, February 6th, in the sheldon police pd car door logoparking lot of Taco John’s in Sheldon.

Sheldon Police report that a 2001 Mercury Sable, driven by 19-year old Riki Langfit of Sheldon was entering the Taco John’s parking lot when the car’s power steering apparently failed, causing it to strike a parked 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, owned by Roxana Nelson of Archer, which was then pushed into a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer owned by Samantha Culver of Matlock.

Damage to Langfit’s Sable was estimated at $500, with $1200 damage estimated to the Nelson Oldsmobile, and $1500 to Culver’s Mitsubishi.

No injuries were reported.

Hospers, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s office is warning of a scam after a recent incident in Hospers.
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The sheriff’s office says that on Tuesday afternoon, February 3, they investigated a report someone claiming to be an agent from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contacting a Hospers resident. The caller stated that the IRS was initiating a lawsuit against the resident.

The Sheriff’s Office says there have been similar calls in our area.

They advise that if you’re the recipient of a phone call where someone claims to work for the IRS, notifies you that you are the subject of an investigation, directs you to send any money, or provide the caller with any personal information, you should not respond to the request. Disconnect from the phone call and contact your local law enforcement.

siouxsheriff2Sioux Center, Iowa — A Ford pickup pulling a livestock trailer and a van were damaged in an accident on Wednesday, February 4th.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s office, 25-year-old Jerry Pickell of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Ford F350 pickup pulling a livestock trailer westbound on 360th Street. Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Vega-Argueta was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van westbound on 360th Street behind Pickell.

According to the report, Pickell began turning left onto a driveway as Vega-Argueta attempted to pass Pickel and Vega0Argueta struck Pickell.

Pickell’s Ford received $10000 damage. Vega-Argueta’s Chrysler received $6000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Pickell was cited for failing to use a turn signal and operating a motor vehicle with expired registration

sioux county sheriff emblemSheldon, Iowa — A Semi trailer and a pickup were damaged in an accident on  Tuesday, February 3rd.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Charles Strouth of Sheldon was driving a 1999 Ford F-250 westbound on Highway 18, one mile west of Sheldon. Sixty-four-year-old Jerry Kreykes of Sheldon was driving a 2014 Peterbuilt semi tractor pulling a tank trailer westbound on Highway 18 behind Strouth.

According to the report Kreykes attempted to pass Strouth on the right and when he re-entered the westbound lane, the trailer struck Strouth.

The Ford received $2500 in damages. The trailer recieved $100 damage.

No injuries were reported

Kreykes was cited for unlawful passing at an intersection.

Inwood, Iowa — An Inwood woman was taken to a hospital after an accident near Inwood on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 5:50 PM, 39-year-old Jody Van Regenmorter of Inwood was driving a 2008 Cadillac eastbound on A42, three miles east of Inwood. Twenty-three-year-old Marco De La Cruz of Inwood was southbound on Dipper Avenue. The deputy says De La Cruz failed to stop at the intersection and struck Van Regenmorter’s Cadillac on the front driver’s side.

The Canton-Inwood Ambulance transported Van Regenmorter to a hospital.

Her vehicle received about $10,000 in damages and De La Cruz’s Toyota received approximately $2000 in damages.

De La Cruz was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated, failure to have a valid license, failure to maintain control, and failure to obey a stop sign.

The Inwood Fire Department, Inwood Rescue crew, Canton-Inwood Ambulance crew, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted on the scene.

George, Iowa — A George man has been arrested on a drug charge.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s office report that one of their deputies arrested 30-year-old Fredrich Ludwig Trei III of George last week. They report the situation started when Trei had been stopped on January 13th, 2015 in George. It was discovered he was in possession of a controlled substance without a proper prescription. A warrant was subsequently issued and Trei was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor.

In other news from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, they report that a Sioux Falls man was booked into the Lyon County Jail last week.

They report that on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 43-year-old Richard Earl Taylor of Sioux Falls SD, was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail to the Lyon County Jail. Taylor had been arrested in Sioux Falls and it was then discovered that Lyon County had a valid warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from the allegation that in September of 2014 Taylor had committed a theft in Rock Rapids. Taylor was extradited back to Iowa where he now faces a charge of Theft in the Third Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor.