Sioux County Sheriff

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Investigation leads to arrest – May 15

May 16, 2022

On Sunday, May 15, at 7:50 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jamie Arens, age 49, of Hawarden, IA. The charges stemmed from a joint investigation between the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, who were investigating Arens’ suspected involvement in criminal activity in the two counties. The investigation led to … Read more

National Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15

May 15, 2022

We want to remember and honor all federal, state, county and local officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of … Read more

Motor vehicle accident east of Rock Valley – May 14

May 15, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, at 4:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, three miles east of Rock Valley, IA. Shawna De Kam, age 19, of Chamberlain, SD, was driving a 2015 Ford F150 eastbound on Highway 18. Brandon Kooima, age 19, of Hull, IA, was … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Rock Valley – May 14

May 15, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, at 12:13 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’ Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and 290th Street, seven miles west of Rock Valley, IA.   Dillon Altena, age 28, of Fairview, SD, was driving a 2020 Ram 3500 northbound on Highway 18. Katherine Crumrine, age … Read more

Four vehicles involved in motor vehicle accident near Orange City – May 12

May 13, 2022

On Thursday, May 12, at 5:17 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 400th street, three miles north of Orange City, IA. Santos Fragoso, age 60, of Albuquerque, NM, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on 400th Street.  Kyle Strom, age 28, of Granville, IA, was driving … Read more

Four vehicles involved in motor vehicle accident north of Hawarden – May 12

May 13, 2022

On Thursday, May 12, at 5:01 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Cherry Avenue, two miles north of Hawarden, IA. Charles Houlton, age 15, of Ireton, IA was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry northbound on Cherry Avenue.  Karsen Van Oort, age 17, of Ireton, was driving a … Read more

Two arrested as a result of traffic stop in Hawarden – May 7

May 10, 2022

On Saturday may 7, at 6:15 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chase Ranschau, age 21, and Kylen Powelson, age 18, both of Hawarden, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and Avenue E, in Hawarden. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered  that Ranscau’s driver’s … Read more

Traffic stop in Hawarden leads to arrest – May 6

May 9, 2022

On Friday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott Maher, age 18, of Hawarden, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Avenue M, in Hawarden. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered illegal drugs in Maher’s possession. Maher was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Hull – May 3

May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, May 3, at 12:11 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Hickory Avenue, one mile south of Hull, IA. Belinda Miller, age 44, of Boyden, IA, was driving a 2020 Subaru Legacy southbound on Hickory Avenue when she reported she a medical emergency, left the roadway … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Sioux Center – May 3

May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, May 3, at 9:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Elmwood Avenue, five miles west of Sioux Center, IA. German Gutierrez, age 48, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 2018 Ford F-150 southbound on Elmwood Avenue. Keith Mantel, age 25, of Orange City, IA, was … Read more