sheldon police smallA Canton, Missouri man’s Ford and a Boyden man’s Dodge were damaged in an accident on Friday, September 19th, in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 1:30 pm , 18-year-old Bryce Burnett was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger eastbound on Park Street, in Sheldon. Twenty-three -year-old Cody Meendering was  also eastbound on Park Street, behind Burnett in a Dodge Dodge Van. According to the report, both vehicles were waiting for a train to pass when traffic ahead started moving forward as some vehicles turned south on Pleasant Drive.  The Ranger moved ahead and Meendering also moved and struck Burnett’s Ranger when it stopped

Burnett’s Ford received $1500 damage. Meendering’s Dodge received $1200 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Sheldon, Iowa — Two more Sheldon businesses were burglarized over the weekend, one for the second time in about sheldon police pd car door logoa week.

Sheldon Police report that O’Brien County Implement on Sheldon’s east side was burglarized sometime over the weekend.  According to the report, burglars gained entry to the building by breaking a small window in a walk-in door.  Once inside the establishment, they made off with about $80.00 in cash.  The break-in was discovered Monday morning.

Also Monday morning, police were called to investigate a burglary at the Verizon Wireless store in east Sheldon.  This break-in marks the second time in about a week that this Verizon store has been burglarized.  According to authorities, burglars gained entry to the building by breaking a small window.  Once inside they reportedly damaged an interior door to gain access to the store’s office.  Police say that the burglars caused about $450 in damages at the store, and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

These two break-ins are only the latest in a string of burglaries of Sheldon businesses that have happened in the past several weeks.  Police say the investigation continues.


Northwest, Iowa — A chase that started in Orange City and went all the way into Minnesota ended south of Rock Rapids Tuesday night, September 23, 2014.
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The Orange City Police Department says that at about 8:17 pm, an officer attempted to stop a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Seventh Street Northeast in Orange City. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that was involved in an earlier incident that occurred in Sioux Center. The driver was also wanted on several outstanding warrants. The driver refused to stop for the officer and a pursuit began. The vehicle traveled eastbound on Seventh Street Northeast, continued eastbound on 440th Street, went northbound on Kingbird Avenue, and entered into Lyon County.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says that they were advised as the chase was nearing Lyon County. At about 8:45 PM the pursuit came into Lyon County southeast of George, where Lyon County Deputies joined in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The pursuit continued into Minnesota and began traveling west where stop sticks were deployed partially disabling the vehicle. The vehicle then continued west before going south. The pursuit successfully ended with the vehicle becoming disabled near the intersection of A-34 and K-52, about five miles southeast of Rock Rapids.

The driver, 36-year-old David Cyril Cephas Wilson of Orange City, was arrested and in Lyon County was charged with eluding a peace officer, an aggravated misdemeanor; six stop sign violations, all simple misdemeanors, and careless driving, a simple misdemeanor.

Wilson is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail.

This incident is still under investigation and charges are pending from the Orange City Police Department.

The Orange City Police Department was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

New Ulm, Minnesota — A Sibley man has been arrested on a felony Osceola County warrant in Minnesota.Hand Cuffs sxc

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 32-year-old Craig Ammerman of Sibley was arrested in New Ulm, MN on an outstanding Osceola County Warrant.

They report that Ammerman is charged with Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, a Class C Felony, as well as Assault Causing Serious Injury, a Class D Felony.

The charges stem from an incident on August 13, 2014. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit and run accident in Sibley on that date. The investigation led to Ammerman’s home where deputies found evidence that an assault had taken place.

Ammerman is being held in the Osceola County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Sioux City, Iowa — Three law enforcement agencies in our area had a hand in an investigation, through which a Le Mars man has now been sentenced to eleven years in prison.gavel_sxc

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Jason Moore of Le Mars received the prison term after pleading guilty in April to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Moore admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about June of 2012 through March 2013, that distributed more than 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. During the time period of the conspiracy, Moore lived in northwest Iowa and sold methamphetamine to various customers in northwest and central Iowa. According to court documents, Moore traveled to Des Moines one or two times a week to obtain methamphetamine for resale in central and northwest Iowa.

In addition to the 11 years in prison, Moore must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, police departments from Spirit Lake, Le Mars, Hawarden, and Sheldon, the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, and the Central Iowa Drug Task Force.

Hull, Iowa — A Boyden man was taken to a hospital after an accident on Monday morning near Hull.Ambulance Front Generic

The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that about 7:10 AM, 32-year-old Justin Hoogland of Orange City was driving a 2004 Ford F‐250 pickup northbound on Indian Avenue, three miles southeast of Hull. Forty-two-year-old Craig Van Briesen of Boyden was driving a 1996 Ford F‐150 pickup westbound on 340th Street. The two met in the intersection and Van Briesen’s pickup struck Hoogland’s.

The Hull Ambulance transported Van Briesen to the Sioux Center Hospital.

Hoogland’s vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 in damages. Van Briesen’s vehicle sustained an estimated
$5,000 in damages.

Hoogland was cited for failing to yield to vehicle on the right.

The Hull Fire Department and Hull Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

Orange City, Iowa — An aluminum sculpture of a seated pig — that’s what was reported stolen in a recent theft report from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.Sioux Sheriff Car 84-

They report that they investigated the complaint on Sunday afternoon, September 21. It was reported to have happened at a home four miles north of Orange City.

The sculpture of the seated pig is made of aluminum, painted black and white, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and measures four feet long and three feet tall. The theft is believed to have occurred after 10:00 PM on Saturday, September 20.

The value of the property is estimated at $300.

If you have any information about this crime you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office. If you wish to remain anonymous you can use the Text‐a‐Tip Program.

O'Brien Sheriff 71-6Calumet, Iowa — A Wycoff, Minnesota man’s semi was damaged in an accident on Friday, September 19th, near Calumet.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:08 pm 45-year-old Leslie Peterson of Wycoff, Minnesota was driving southbound on Tanager Avenue, south of Calumet, in a 2001 Kenworth Semi when he struck a steer in the roadway owned by John Nitz of Cherokee, Iowa.

Peterson’s Kenworth received $2,017 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

o'brien county Sheriff EmblemPrimghar, Iowa — A Pilot Mound woman’s Cadillac was damaged in an accident on Friday, September 19th, near Primghar.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:42 am, 24-year-old Desiree Freese of Pilot Mound, Iowa was driving northbound on Highway 59, just south of Primghar, in a 2005 Cadillac CTS when, according to the report, a southbound vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound lane and sideswiped Freese’s vehicle. The other vehicle in question did not stop.

Freese’s Cadillac received $4,000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.