Public Awareness: Be aware of increased reports of burglaries and thefts to buildings and vehicles in rural areas

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to secure outbuildings and vehicles when not using them.

Over the past few weeks, the sheriff’s office has investigated multiple reports of vehicle/out building burglaries and thefts. These burglaries have happened in the south, southwest and rural Rock Valley area of the county. Neighboring counties have had several similar burglaries where the suspects entered hog confinements.

Please keep items secured and report suspicious activity when you see it. If you have cameras, even if you haven’t noticed criminal activity, check them periodically to see if you notice anything unusual. If you believe you have been a victim of crime, please call us at 712-737-3307.