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Motor vehicle accident – December 4

December 5, 2021

On Saturday, December 4, at 10:59 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Brown Street, in Hull, IA.     Eric Bartels, age 55, of Orange City, IA, was parked in a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado on Brown Street. Audrey Hoftyzer , age 76, of Boyden, IA, was driving … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – December 3

December 3, 2021

On Friday December 3, at 11:23 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 420th Street and Eagle Avenue, five miles north of Ireton, IA. Aric Lampe, age 24, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado on 420th Street; he stopped for the … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – December 2

December 3, 2021

On Thursday, December 2, at 10:09 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Elmwood Avenue, three miles south of Rock Valley, IA. Shaylawn Van Wyhe, age 17, of Ireton, IA was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo southbound on Elmwood Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest – November 27

November 29, 2021

On Saturday, November 27, at 3:05 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Dimmick, age 27, of Le Mars, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Dipper Avenue, four miles southwest of Ireton, IA. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered that Dimmick was in possession of psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana and … Read more

Domestic disturbance reveals prior sexual assault, investigation leads to arrest – November 24

November 26, 2021

On Wednesday, November 24, at 8:29 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lucia Mejia-Rodriguez, age 41, of Sioux Center, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began in early October following a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred at a rural Sioux Center address. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Mejia-Rodriguez sexually … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest – November 23

November 24, 2021

On Tuesday, November 23, at 10:50 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Harrison, age 20, or Ireton, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 75, three miles south of Maurice, IA. Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that Harrison’s driver’s license was suspended and discovered marijuana in his possession. … Read more

Sioux County Telecommunications Operator recipient of prestigious award

November 23, 2021

Recently, Sioux County Telecommunications Operator (Dispatcher), Kevin Harskamp, was a recipient of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association’s Dispatcher of the Year Award. The award was a result of the nomination by members of the Sioux County EMS Association; the EMS association consists of members of 10 emergency response agencies in Sioux County. The … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest – November 19

November 19, 2021

On Friday, November 19, at 10:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Florentin Chilel-Ramirez, age 28, of Worthington, MN. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton, IA. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered Chilel-Ramirez’s driver’s license was suspended. Chilel-Ramirez also provided the deputy with … Read more

Granville woman arrested, charged with child endangerment following investigation

November 17, 2021

On Sunday, November 14, at 8:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina Fivecoate-Champion, age 20, of Granville, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a report to the sheriff’s office from Orange City Area Health stating that an 11 month-old child who was was brought there for medical attention for a dislocated … Read more

One injured after semi-trailer strikes building in Hospers – November 12

November 14, 2021

On Friday, November 12, at 11:54 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred at Premium Iowa Pork, 108 First Avenue South, in Hospers, IA.   Amir Salah, age 27, of San Francisco, CA, was driving a 2015 Volvo semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer on a driveway of … Read more