sheldon police smallIn the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

Sheldon Police arrested and jailed 60-year-old Terry Lynn Bragg of Sheldon on Sunday, September 28th. According to the report, Bragg was charged with driving under the influence, a serious misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, September 30th, 36-year-old Jesse Armstrong of Everly, Iowa was taken into custody and jailed for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Thirty-six-year-old Clarence Paulsen of Humboldt, Iowa was arrested and jailed on Tuesday, September 30th. According to the Sheldon Police Department, Paulsen is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

A blue mountain bike was taken from  Old 60′s Steaks and Chops on Tuesday, September 30th. According to the report the bike was beside Old 60′s, next to the building in the back. The bike is valued at $180.

UPDATE: The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the woman who died in the crash. They report that 49-year-old Lisa Opheim of Maurice was the driver of the 1995 Dodge pickup that was struck by the 2013 Freightliner.  

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Maurice, Iowa – A woman has passed away as the result of a car crash on Wednesday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly before 8 AM, 22-year-old Mark Schmith of Hawarden was driving a 2013 Freightliner semi‐tractor pulling a loaded feed trailer southbound on Highway 75. A 49-year-old woman was driving a 1995 Dodge pickup eastbound on Fourth Street in Maurice. After stopping for the stop sign at Highway 75, she drove onto Highway 75, where her vehicle was struck by the Freightliner.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sioux County Medical Examiner. Her name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Maurice Fire Department, Maurice First Responders, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance crew.

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A fatal accident occurred just before eight this morning at Highway seventy-five and B fifty-eight at Maurice, according to Sioux County Chief Deputy Nate Huizenga.

A message sent from the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office about 8:20 AM this morning advised motorists that the road was partially blocked due to an accident.

Huizenga advises that next of kin are being notified at this time. We hope to have the details soon.

Sioux Rapids, Iowa — The Sioux Central School District has announced that it’s postponing its Homecoming activities until the week of October 13th. fatal ambulance II There will also be no school this Thursday and Friday (10/2 and 10/3) in the Sioux Central School District. The announcements are due to the fatal crash near Storm Lake on Monday that killed two Sioux Central Students. ********************************************************** Previous story: Storm Lake, Iowa – Two teens, one from Sioux Rapids and one from Marathon, were killed and four people were injured after an accident near Storm Lake. The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 10:45 AM on Monday, September 29, 2014, 17-year-old Caleb Smith was driving a car eastbound on 570th Street, a gravel road five miles northeast of Storm Lake. Forty-three year-old Kent Erickson was westbound on 570th, driving a pickup. The report says that the vehicles met head-on at the top of a hill. Smith and a passenger in his vehicle, 16-year-old Lexi Rydstrom, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers in the car were taken to hospitals. A 15-year old from rural Storm Lake suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Sioux City, and 19-year old Rose Joens of Schaller was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Erickson sustained minor injuries. A passenger in his pickup, 49-year old Trent Jackson of rural Alta, was trapped and needed to be extricated. The investigation continues. Both of the teens killed in the accident were students at Sioux Central High School. Some homecoming festivities there this week could be postponed or canceled as a result.

sheldon police smallSheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

On Wednesday, September 24th, the Sheldon Police Department charged Victor Fernandes of Sheldon with Harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was jailed later that afternoon.

Arvin Krahling of Sheldon was charged and jailed for improper use of lanes, a simple misdemeanor, no insurance, a simple misdemeanor, no seat belt, a simple misdemeanor, and OWI, a serious misdemeanor, on Thursday, September 25th.

A steel, multi-colored gazing ball was stolen from the front yard of a Sheldon resident on 9th Street sometime between 6:30 pm Saturday, September 26th and 4:30 pm Sunday, September 27th.

sheldon police smallA Sheldon man’s GMC and a Sheldon woman’s Dodge were damaged in an accident on Sunday, September 28th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 5:39 pm , 19-year-old Blake Mulder was driving a 2003 GMC Sierra westbound on Park Street, in Sheldon. Twenty-four-year-old Sarah Ammerman was also westbound on Park Street in a  2006 Dodge Dodge Dakota. According to the report, Ammerman stopped at the intersection of Park Street and Pleasant Drive to make a left turn. Mulder hit Ammerman in the back end. Mulder was not paying attention to what Ammerman’s actions were.

Mulder’s GMC received $5,000 damage. Ammerman’s Dodge received $4000 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

sheldon police smallTwo Sheldon women involved in an accident on Friday, September 26th in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that at about 8:34 pm, 69 -year-old Gloria Anderson was driving a 2011 Chrysler 200 eastbound on Park Street. Twenty -year-old Hannah Jinkinson was  also eastbound on Park Street in a 2010 Ford Ford Escape.
According to the report, Jinkinson slowed down and began to turn right onto 24th Avenue, when Anderson struck Jinkinson in the back of the vehicle. Anderson stated that she was looking to the south at a business and did not see the Ford slowing and turning.

Anderson’s Chrysler received $5000 damage. Jinkinson’s Ford received $1500 damage.

There were no injuries reported.

Ireton, Iowa — Two people were arrested after a crash was discovered near Ireton on Wednesday night.
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About 11:40 PM, Sioux County Sheriff’s deputies found a 2001 Toyota Tundra that had rolled into the east ditch on Fig Avenue, two miles east of Ireton. Prior to their arrival the driver left the area and could not be located. After nearly two hours of searching deputies located the driver of the Toyota, 23-year-old Maria Cortes of Le Mars at her home. Deputies determined that a four-year-old child had been inside the vehicle with Cortes when the accident occurred.

Cortes reported minor injuries but refused further medical treatment. The child was not injured. The Toyota sustained approximately $10,000 damage.

After the accident investigation, deputies believe Cortes had been driving the Toyota southbound on Fig Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled.

Cortes was arrested and charged with failing to report a personal injury accident, driving without a valid driver’s license and failure to maintain control of her vehicle. Forty-one-year-old Norma Topete-Duenas of Orange City was arrested and charged with providing false information to law enforcement officers.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Hawarden Police Department and the Ireton Ambulance.

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Block, age 35, from Rock Rapids, IA for disorderly conduct on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm. According to the report, the arrest stems from Block making loud and raucous comments in a public building.

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Sioux Center on Wednesday.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:45 AM, 57-year-old Richard Remillard of Sioux Falls, SD was driving a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Garfield Avenue, five miles northwest of Sioux Center, when he experienced an apparent medical issue and lost control of his vehicle. It entered the east ditch, went through a corn field and struck a MidAmerican Energy utility pole. The utility pole was knocked over, causing damage to some overhead power lines and a junction box at a home on Garfield Avenue. The pole also struck a nearby unattended 2004 GMC Envoy, owned by James White of Rock Valley.

The Jeep sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. The GMC sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages. Damage to the utility pole, electrical lines and junction box was estimated at $2,500.

Remillard was injured and the Sioux Center Ambulance transported him to the Sioux Center Hospital.

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