Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderAlvord, Iowa —  An Alvord man rolled his vehicle in an accident north of Alvord on Sunday, July 12th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 1:35 am on the 12th, 16-year-old Darin Knobloch of Alvord was driving a 2009 Chevy Impala on Fig Avenue, about 1/4 miles north of A-26(180th) street. According to the report, Knobloch lost control and went into the east ditch and rolled.

No injuries were reported.

Ashton, Iowa — A woman and a child were taken to the hospital after an accident near Ashton on Tuesday, July 14th.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:10 AM, 34-year-old Jason Lee Johnson of West Bend, Iowa was driving a 2000 Kenworth Semi southbound on Olive Avenue. They report that 31-year-old Kayla Ann Mastbergen of Melvin was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan eastbound on 240th Street.

The deputy says Johnson had stopped at the stop sign on Olive Avenue and pulled into the roadway, failing to see the Mastbergen vehicle. The Johnson vehicle hit the Mastbergen vehicle broadside.

Mastbergen and a child passenger were transported to the Osceola Community Hospital. Johnson was not injured.

The semi received about $5000 in damage. The Caravan also received about $5000 in damage.

Johnson was cited on a charge of Failure to Yield from a Stop Sign.

The Sheriff’s Office says responders from the Ashton and Sibley Ambulance teams assisted at the scene.

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Rock Valley, Iowa — A two vehicle accident occured on Monday, July 13th, near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 10:22 am, 21-year-old Maria Vander Plaats of Sioux Center was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox westbound on 280th Street, 15 miles northwest of Rock Valley. Eighty-one-year-old Ramona Schlup of Hudson, SD was driving a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville soutbound on A54B. According to the report, Vander Plaats drove onto A54B and struck Schlup.

The Chevrolet received $5000 damage. The Pontiac received $3000.

No injuries were reported.

Hospers, Iowa — A Matlock woman has been arrested after an accident on OWI charges.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports that about 3:15 PM on Friday, July 10, 49-year-old Steven Miller of Boyden was driving a 2001 Freightliner pulling a grain trailer southbound on Highway 60, a mile south of Hospers. Twenty-eight-year-old Lindsay Kruse of Matlock was driving a 2003 Saturn southbound on Highway 60 behind Miller, when she struck the grain trailer on the roadway.

No injuries reported.

The Saturn sustained approximately $2,000 in damages.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Kruse was under the influence of illegal drugs.

She was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated/drugged.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Iowa State Patrol assisted on the scene.

Doon, Iowa — A Dell Rapids, South Dakota man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop this past weekend.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday July 11, 2015, just before midnight, one of their deputies stopped a vehicle in the 2100 block of Highway 75 for an equipment violation. That’s about six miles south of Rock Rapids, near the Lakewood Corner.

They say that during the traffic stop it was discovered that the driver of the vehicle, 48-year-old John Wayne Miedema of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, was driving without a valid driver’s license. Deputies issued Mr. Miedema a citation on a charge of Driving Without a Valid License.

Deputies also obtained consent to search the vehicle. During the course of the search deputies allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Miedema was placed under arrest and was charged with Possession of Marijuana, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor. He was taken to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids .

Lyon County, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help.
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They are looking for any information related a string of vandalism reports in Geroge. Officials say that multiple reports of vandalism have been reported in different parks in George this summer. They ask that if anyone has any information on this they call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department at 712-472-8300.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is also asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject seen in a video. While they are not saying why they want to know, or if the person is a suspect in any crime, they have released what appears to be a security camera video of the subject who appears to be attempting to gain enterence into a building of some sort. They report the video was taken in Inwood during the night of June, 26, 2015.

Anyone that recognizes the subject is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department at 712-472-8300.

sioux county sheriff emblemHospers, Iowa — A Hospers woman’s vehicle and a Paullina man’s vehicle were damaged in an accident on Wednesday, July 8th in Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 2:05 pm on Wednesday, July 8th, 27-year-old Nichole Huete of Hospers was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz westbound on Locust Street in Hospers. twenty-two-year-old Keith Thompson of Paullina was driving a 2006 GMC Yukon northbound on 2nd Avenue North. According to the report, the two vehicles met in the intersection, and Thompson struck Huete.

The Chevrolet received $2000 damage; The Yukon received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

sioux county sheriff emblemBoyden, Iowa — A two vehicles and a stop sign were damaged in an accident in Boyden on Sunday, July 5th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 10:17 pm, 26-year-old Michale Ten Clay of Rock Valley was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia westbound on Highway 18. Sixteen-year-old Michael Frick of Boyden was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on Highway 18. According to the report, Frick attempted to turn left onto Colfax Street and struck Ten Clay. After the accident, the GMC struck a stop sign on the corner of Colfax and Highway 18.

The GMC received $8000 damage; the Pontiac received $8000 damage. The stop sign and post received $250 damage.

No injuries were reported.

sioux county sheriffBoyden, Iowa — A Boyden man hit First Reformed Church in Boyden on Sunday, July 5th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 9:06 am, 76-year-old John Beek of Boyden was driving a 2013 Ford Edge on the parking lot of First Reformed Church. According to the report, Beek experienced a medical condition, lost control of the vehicle and struck the church building.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford received $3000 damage.

Beek was transported by the Boyden Ambulance to the Sheldon Hospital for treatment of his medical condition.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Boyden Fire Department and Boyden Ambulance.