Press Releases

Motor vehicle accident west of Hull – February 28

February 29, 2024

On Wednesday, February 28, at 8:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 75; two miles west of Hull, IA. Riley Vant Hul, age 26, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Highway 75. Myron … Read more

“Go Buckets” coming soon to every Sioux County School classroom

February 27, 2024

We continue to work on the first ever “Go Bucket” collaborative initiative in Sioux County! This is a reminder from prior media released about the project. Since the start of the “Go Bucket” initiative in November, 2023, the School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in Sioux County and Sioux County Community Health Partners have been receiving monetary … Read more

Stolen vehicle investigation leads to arrest and several charges for Hospers man – February 26

February 27, 2024

On Monday, February 26, at 3:51 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aydan Joslin, age 18, of Hospers, IA. The arrest stemmed from a vehicle that was reported stolen in Plymouth County, and then later located in Hospers having been driven there by Joslin. Upon further investigation, Joslin also took a vehicle from a … Read more

Sex Offender registry check Orange City leads to arrest – February 26

February 27, 2024

On Monday, February 26, at 3:01 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Kooiker, age 37, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from a deputy conducting a routine compliance check of Kooiker’s status with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Kooiker failed to disclose a social media … Read more

Rock Valley man arrested for felony assault on an officer charges during arrest stemming from a disturbance near Rock Valley – February 24.

February 27, 2024

On Saturday, February 24, at 3:09 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benjamin Van Otterloo, age 22, of Rock Valley, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance that occurred at a residence west of Rock Valley. Upon further investigation, Van Otterloo initially reported the disturbance, but deputies discovered another victim who had … Read more

Sex assault investigation leads to arrest – February 22

February 24, 2024

On Thursday, February 22, at 9:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Onofre Bernardo-Mendez, age 47, of Sioux Center, IA. The arrest stemmed from a sexual abuse report that occurred a mile southeast of Sioux Center, IA. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Bernardo-Mendez used force to have sexual intercourse with a 20-year-old … Read more

Failure to move over for emergency vehicles south of Hospers leads to arrest and several charges – February 22

February 23, 2024

On Thursday, February 22 at 3:47 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Robert Soodsma, age 42, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Hospers, IA. A deputy was providing traffic control and assisting the Iowa State Patrol and Hospers Fire … Read more

Maurice Couple Charged with Neglect of a Dependent Person, Mandatory Reporter Violations and False Report to Law Enforcement

February 22, 2024

JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF AND SIOUX COUNTY ATTORNEY                      Today, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation filed seven counts of Neglect of a Dependent Person, Class C Felonies; two counts of Mandatory Reporter Violations, Simple Misdemeanors; and one count of False Report to … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Ireton – February 16

February 17, 2024

On Friday, February 16, at 10:15 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Eagle Avenue and 510 Street:four miles south of Ireton, IA. Lucas Erickson, age 16, of Le Mars, IA, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala westbound on 510th Street when he lost control … Read more

Motor vehicle accident north of Sioux Center – February 16

February 17, 2024

On Friday, February 16, at 10:14 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, three miles north of Sioux Center, IA. Brighton Morris, age 23, of Blanchester, OH, was driving a 2020 Jeep Compass northbound on Highway 75; he stopped for other vehicles before attempting to turn … Read more