Sioux Center, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for another person involved in an accident. Sioux Sheriff Car 84-

They report that on Sunday morning, they investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 400th Street, two and a half miles west of Sioux Center.

A vehicle was traveling westbound on 400th Street when the driver lost control, and the vehicle entered the north ditch and struck a fence. After the accident, the vehicle left the area in an unknown direction. The accident likely occurred after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8.

It is unknown if the vehicle sustained any damages. The fence sustained an estimated $500 in damages.

The accident remains under investigation.

If anyone has information about this accident or has information about the driver’s identity you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon Police are investigating the theft of an orange 450 bushel Fricklin Model 4500 grain wagon that disappeared from the sheldon police pd car door logolot at Sheldon Power & Equipment.  The theft was reported Friday afternoon.  The wagon is valued at $7,500.  The investigation continues.

Sheldon Police also received a report of the theft of $140 worth of jeans from a residence on 11th Street.  They received a report of Criminal Mischief to a vehicle in the 700 block of 7th Street.  Police say about $200 in damage was committed to a 1997 Dodge Ram at that location.

Authorities made a couple of arrests recently in separate incidents.  Cops say they arrested 26-year old Zachary Dale Owen of Sheldon for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, a serious misdemeanor.  Authorities say Owen originally lost his license in connection with a previous drunk driving case.

Saturday, November 8th, Sheldon Police arrested 27-year old Brandon Lee Nelson of Archer, charging him with Criminal Trespass, and 4th Degree Criminal Mischief.  Police say both charges are serious misdemeanors.

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Hawarden, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help, trying to find a semi involved in an accident.

The Sheriff’s Office says they were investigating a report of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday that occurred on Highway 10, five miles east of Hawarden. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the accident actually happened on Wednesday, November 5, about 7:10 AM.

They report that 64-year-old David Jaminet of Remsen was driving a 2012 Freightliner semi‐tractor eastbound on Highway 10 when he met a semi‐tractor pulling a wide load mobile‐type home. When the trucks met, the mirrors struck each other. Jaminet was not able to identify the trucking company or plate number and neither truck stopped immediately.

No injuries were reported.

The Freightliner sustained approximately $1,000 in damages.

If anyone has information about this accident or the truck moving the mobile home you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:15 PM, 38-year-old Rene Medel of Ottumwa was driving a 2013 Polaris Ranger UTV southbound on Kingbird Avenue when he experienced a medical condition and lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch. He was ejected from the vehicle as it came to a stop.

Medel was transported by the Boyden Ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Boyden Ambulance crew.

Sioux Center, Iowa — Four people were taken to a hospital after an accident on Tuesday, November 4.Sioux Center Ambulance

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:40 PM, 16-year-old Alex Brower of Orange City was driving a 1999 Honda Odyssey minivan westbound on 400th Street, three miles east of Sioux Center. Seventeen-year-old Eric Van Laren of Sioux Center was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina westbound on 400th Street, behind Brower. Brower braked for an eastbound semi that was making a left turn onto a driveway and Van Laren struck Brower.

Brower and two passengers in his vehicle, 13-year-old Alex Brower and August Hubbard, both of Orange City; as well as Van Laren and a passenger in his vehicle, 15-year-old Blake Van Laren of Sioux Center were all transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital.

The Honda sustained approximately $7,000 in damages. The Chevrolet sustained an estimated $8,000 in damages.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.

Van Laren was cited for following to closely.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — What started out as a routine arrest on a driving while suspended charge turned into a drug arrest for a Rock Rapids woman.Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8

Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 34-year-old Amanda Lois Huisman of Rock Rapids last week. She was initially charged with driving while suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Huisman was then booked into the Lyon County Jail.

However, after further investigation Huisman was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Huisman was again booked into the Lyon County Jail on November 1st for these additional charges.

Remsen, Iowa — A Storm Lake woman and two people from Orange City were taken to hospitals after a fiery crash near Remsen. red ambulance_sxc

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:38 AM on Sunday, October 26, 2014, Jessica Valle-Zamudio was driving a 2004 Chevy northbound on L12, three miles north and a mile west of Remsen.

The report says that Valle-Zamudio was traveling northbound on L-12. The deputy says it appears that the vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with C-16. The hard-surfaced road turned into gravel road Quartz Avenue north of the intersection. The vehicle appears to have lost control on Quartz Avenue and entered the east ditch. He says the vehicle struck a culvert embankment in the ditch which caused the vehicle to flip end over end coming to a rest on the passenger side in the corn field.

The deputy says the occupants were able to exit the vehicle before it started on fire, which reportedly destroyed the vehicle. There was extensive damage to the front and rear of the vehicle as well.

The Remsen Ambulance crew took Valle-Zamudio to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Remsen ambulance crew also transported two passengers in the vehicle, 16-year-old Olais Armando and 18-year-old Lawrence Olais-Moreno, both of Orange City to the Orange City Health System hospital.

Valle-Zamudio ‘s Chevy sustained $ 4000 in damages,

She was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.

Orange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for clues to help solve a case of the theft of parts from a business. But it appears as though the perpetrator left investigators a big clue when a reciprocating saw was left at the scene.

Milwaukee Sawzall reciprocating saw found at scene

Milwaukee Sawzall reciprocating saw found at scene

The Sioux County Sheriff’s office says the report came in on Monday morning, October 20. The report was that thefts had occurred from a business in southern Sioux County.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that sometime prior to October 20th someone stole vehicle parts, aluminum tire rims and catalytic converters.

At the location of the crime, the perpetrator or perpetrators left a Milwaukee brand saw they apparently used to remove the car parts. It appears the saw’s battery has been
modified to run off of a standard car battery.

If you have information about this crime or about the owner of the saw you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office. You can also use their text-a-tip program. Directions can be found at

Sheldon, Iowa — A woman living in Sheldon is accused of identity theft.Sioux Sheriff Car 84-

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday evening, October 28, they arrested 50-year-old Ana Barrera of Sheldon. The arrest occurred at Premium Pet Health in Orange City.

The arrest stemmed from a report that Barrera was using another person’s identity to gain employment.

Upon further investigation, officers believe Barrera used the victim’s identity in 2013 to gain employment at SIG International in Boyden.

Barrera was arrested and charged with two counts of Identity Theft and two counts of Forgery.