Sioux County Sheriff

Press Releases

Suspicious person report leads to arrest – November 17

November 18, 2020

On Tuesday, November 17, at 4:20 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Koerselman, age 36, of Sheldon, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a suspicious person complaint that occurred at a residence on 340th Street west of Sheldon where Koerselman and another person entered onto a residential property after their vehicle … Read more

Sex abuse investigation leads to arrest – November 15

November 16, 2020

On Sunday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Luis Mateo-Jose, age 32, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began in August, 2020 when deputies received a report that Mateo-Jose had illegal sexual contact with a child. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that the sexual assault … Read more

Sex abuse investigation leads to arrest – November 12

November 13, 2020

On Thursday, November 12, at 12:22 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daison Ramirez-Pu, age 27, of Granville IA. The charges stem from an investigation that began in early 2020 where Ramirez-Pu is alleged to have had illegal sexual contact with two minor female victims. Ramirez-Pu was charged with two counts of third degree … Read more

Information sought in burglary investigation at storage units

November 12, 2020

On Monday, November 9, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of burglary and theft that occurred at the K-64 Rentals, 4685 Jackson Avenue, one mile south of Orange City, IA. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the perpetrator(s) cut padlocks to gain entry to storage units. Once entry inside the units was gained, … Read more

School bus accident – November 10

November 10, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10, at 4:11 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a school bus accident that occurred on 390th Street, five miles west of Sioux Center, IA. Duane Ver Mulm, age 62, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2009 Freightliner Thomas 59 passenger school bus westbound on 390th Street … Read more

Information sought in theft investigation – October 21

October 22, 2020

On Wednesday, October 21, at 12:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of theft that occurred at Franken Implement, 2782 360th Street, eight miles southeast of Rock Valley, IA. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that someone stole an injection fuel pump from a 2001 Gleaner R62 Combine. The pump is valued … Read more

School bus accident – October 9

October 11, 2020

On Friday, October 9, at 4:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a bus accident that occurred on Garfield Avenue, three miles northeast of Rock Valley, IA. Marlin Westra, age 66, of Hull, IA was backing a 2009 Bluebird school bus from a residential driveway onto Garfield Ave when the rear of the bus … Read more

We are seeking information regarding debris hung from railroad bridge near Hull – September 30

September 30, 2020

On Wednesday, September 30, at 3:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of items found hanging from the BNSF Railway railroad bridge on 320th Street (Highway 18), two and one-half miles west of Hull, IA. Upon further investigation it was discovered that someone intentionally hung wood boards, steel items and rocks from the … Read more

Recovered stolen pickup has tires stolen from it – September 15

September 16, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15, at 11:46 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a theft that occurred on Jefferson Avenue, three miles south of Boyden. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that someone stole four tires from a Ford pickup that was parked on the roadway. Through the course of the investigation, … Read more

Information sought in vandalism to cornfield properties – September 2

September 2, 2020

On Monday, August 28, at 11:58 a.m., and Tuesday, September 1, at 1:34 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of vandalism that occurred in cornfields on Indian Avenue, four and one-half miles northwest of Orange City, IA and on 410th Street, three and one-half miles north of Alton, IA. Upon further investigation, someone … Read more