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

November 16, 2020

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

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Veterans Day Thank you

November 10, 2020

This Veterans Day, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the men & women who currently serve and have served our country. We would also like to recognize the staff members of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office who are also veterans & service members. We salute all of you for your long-standing commitment … Read more Veterans Day Thank you

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Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day – November 5

November 6, 2020

November 5 is Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day. While most dislike this topic, now is the time to prepare. You can sign up for NIXLE, our emergency notification system, by going here: https://siouxcountysheriff.com/nixle-sign-up/ Take a few moments today to review your winter driving checklists: make sure your vehicle emergency kits are supplied, keep a shovel in … Read more Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day – November 5

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

October 26, 2020

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

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Sgt. Justin De Bruin and canine Sonny attend USPCA certification

October 22, 2020

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

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Sheriff Altena updates death investigation involving body found in burned vehicle

October 5, 2020

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

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Deceased person discovered in burning vehicle near Ireton – October 2

October 3, 2020

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

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Fatal motor vehicle accident near Rock Valley – September 22

September 23, 2020

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

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Sioux County burn ban

September 22, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22, fire chiefs representing each fire department in Sioux County requested the Iowa State Fire Marshal to prohibit open burning in Sioux County. The State Fire Marshal found that conditions are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life and property. Effective Wednesday, September 23, at 6:00 a.m., no person in … Read more Sioux County burn ban

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

September 11, 2020

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

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Iowa COVID-19 website

May 27, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office wants to keep all of our citizens informed by sharing a very useful website with information and resources about COVID-19 in Iowa. You can access that website here: COVID-19 in Iowa

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Shooting death leads to arrest – May 9 *UPDATED*

May 27, 2020

*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*

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Weapon Permits now issued online through new system

March 31, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office hopes to improve the concealed weapon pistol permit process by allowing residents to now fill out an application online. You can now apply online for a concealed weapon permit and also a permit to acquire a pistol or revolver through the Sheriff’s Office website: Application for Iowa Permit to Carry … Read more Weapon Permits now issued online through new system

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Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

March 12, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to introduce the Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association Institute Honorary Membership Program. This unique opportunity allows citizens of Sioux County to become Honorary Members and have an active role in helping make our community a safer place by providing resources and services to the Sheriff, Deputies and … Read more Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

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Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

January 11, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has used its drone for various events that have occurred in our area. Some examples are: train derailments, flooding, fires, explosions and searching for lost or missing persons. We have compiled a short video that shows some of these events and it includes a brief description of the particular event … Read more Sheriff’s Office Drone Highlight Video

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