Sioux County Sheriff

Report of person inside vehicle in ditch leads to arrest – October 20

On Wednesday, October 20, at 11:40 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rigoberto Chilel-Ramirez, age 38, of Sioux Center, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a report from a passing motorist of a running vehicle in a ditch with Chilel-Ramirez inside it, who was unresponsive.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Chilel-Ramirez was under the influence of alcohol and discovered drug paraphernalia in his possession.

Chilel-Ramirez was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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