Sioux County Sheriff

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One person suffers minor injuries after falling into well near Hawarden – November 12

November 14, 2021

On Friday, November 12, at 9:32 a.m., Sioux County Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting that someone fell into a well outside of a residence on Birch Avenue, four miles northeast of Hawarden, IA. The Hawarden Fire Department, Hawarden Ambulance, Hawarden Police Department and Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to the location. Upon further investigation, … Read more

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – November 7

November 8, 2021

On Sunday, November 7, at 12:45 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 315th Street and Dogwood Ave, two miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. Joshua Faron, age 34, of Hudson, SD, was driving a 1997 Ford Thunderbird westbound on 315th Street. As he entered … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest – November 6

November 7, 2021

On Saturday, November 6, at 11:43 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shaylee Van Den Berg, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA. The arrest stemmed from an incident where a deputy met Van Den Berg traveling westbound on 340th Street at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to stop Van Den Berg, … Read more

Domestic disturbance leads to arrest – November 3

November 4, 2021

On Wednesday, November 3, at 11:51 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karmin Jeltema, age 42, of Granville, IA. The arrest stemmed from a domestic disturbance that occurred at a residence in Granville, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Jeltema assaulted a victim. Jeltema was transported to the Sioux County Jail where she was … Read more

October 28 is National First Responders Day

October 28, 2021

On “National First Responder Day” I want to say a very big thank you to all of my staff (deputies, jailers and 911 dispatchers) for the great work they do every day. I also want to thank all of our police officers, fire fighters and EMS first responders in Sioux County – we have the … Read more

Crime Scene Investigation Class a success

October 27, 2021

Recently, our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema, helped lead a crime scene investigation (CSI) activity with Mr. John Holwerda with his law class at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, IA. Over the course of two weeks, students investigated a mock crime that occurred using evidence, interviews, and collaboration with classmates. The students … Read more

Report of dangerous driving leads to arrest – October 22

October 22, 2021

On Friday, October 22, at 1:32 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Halee Bliek, age 33, of Rock Valley, IA. The arrest stemmed from a 9-1-1-call earlier that same day from a motorist who reported  that Bliek was driving her vehicle in a dangerous manner on Highway 18 west of Rock Valley. Bliek was … Read more

Two arrested following motorist assist – October 21

October 22, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, at 2:29 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica Weisbrod, age 42, and Jorge Santos, age 35, both of Sioux City, IA. The arrest stemmed from an incident where a Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol on Highway 10 northwest of Maurice, IA, stopped to assist Weisbrod, who’s vehicle was pulled off … Read more

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 23

October 21, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is happening on Saturday, October 23, from 10am-2pm. We have a deposit box located in our public lobby at 4363 Ironwood Avenue. You can also get information and find a collection site near you: www.DEATakeBack.com This day reminds you to clean out your medicine cabinet of unused, unwanted Rx … Read more

Search warrant – October 20

October 21, 2021

On Wednesday, October 20, at 9:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on 340th Street, six miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. The search warrant was part of an ongoing drug investigation and search for a wanted person. As a result, Shelly Smit, age 57, of Rock Valley, … Read more