Sioux County Sheriff

Press release and Covid-19 update from our Emergency Management Director

With our Covid-19 numbers and hospitalizations going up, Sioux County Emergency Management continues to support our local first responders, health care workers, schools and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Emergency Management Director Huizenga echoes the request from our local health care professionals to help keep our communities safe by practicing social distancing and wearing … Read more Press release and Covid-19 update from our Emergency Management Director

Drug Take Back Day nets over 27 pounds of unused prescription drugs

On Saturday, October 24, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office took part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The sheriff’s office has a green ‘MedReturn’ collection box located in its public lobby and is available 24/7/365. On this year’s Take Back Day, 27.4 pounds of drugs were collected for disposal by the United States … Read more Drug Take Back Day nets over 27 pounds of unused prescription drugs

Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certification

On October 18-29, 2020, the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) held its annual narcotic detection certification. This year, the certification was hosted by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attended this year’s certification. The certification consists of two parts: vehicles and rooms with a total of four drug … Read more Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certification

Sheriff Altena updates death investigation involving body found in burned vehicle

Investigation update from Sheriff Altena The victim of the vehicle fire on October 2 has been identified as Rudolph Martinez, age 78, from Hawarden, IA. Upon further investigation the sheriff’s office was able to determine that the victim most likely had a medical incident, which caused him to leave the roadway he was traveling on. … Read more Sheriff Altena updates death investigation involving body found in burned vehicle

Deceased person discovered in burning vehicle near Ireton – October 2

On Friday, October 2, at 8:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a vehicle on fire that occurred one-quarter mile into a corn field, one and one-half miles north of Ireton, IA. Upon further investigation, responders discovered a 2007 Jeep Commander fully engulfed by fire. The body of a person was … Read more Deceased person discovered in burning vehicle near Ireton – October 2

Fatal motor vehicle accident near Rock Valley – September 22

On Tuesday, September 22, at 10:16 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 340th Street and Eagle Avenue, three miles south of Rock Valley, IA. Stephen Richter, age 61, of Rock Valley was driving a 1995 Freightliner straight truck westbound on 340th Street. Robert … Read more Fatal motor vehicle accident near Rock Valley – September 22

*Scam Alert* Calls from people claiming to be from Apple Support

Scammers claiming to be from Apple Support are calling people and telling them that their account has been breached. They then ask you to give them your personal information. The calls came are coming from local numbers, i.e. 712-441-XXXX. Do not respond to the requests for any personal information and disconnect the call; this is … Read more *Scam Alert* Calls from people claiming to be from Apple Support

Shooting death leads to arrest – May 9 *UPDATED*

*UPDATED RELEASE: MAY 27* The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the murder of Grant Wilson, has led to a change in the original charge of 2nd degree murder that was filed against Gregg Winterfeld. After discussion with the Sioux County Attorney, on Friday, May 22, the attorney’s office amended the charge against Winterfeld to … Read more Shooting death leads to arrest – May 9 *UPDATED*