Sioux County Sheriff

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Report of erratic driving leads to arrest – August 28

August 28, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, at 12:07 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephen Van Grouw, age 51, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of erratic driving that occurred at the intersection of 390th Street and Hickory Avenue, one mile east of Sioux Center, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest – August 26

August 27, 2021

On Thursday, August 26, at 11:42 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leonis Bix-Ramirez, age 20, of Sioux City, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred the the intersection of 470th Street and Highway 75, in Maurice, IA. Upon further investigation, Bix-Ramirez provided the deputy with an identification card that had … Read more

Disturbance leads to arrest – August 14

August 14, 2021

On Saturday, August 14, at 4:35 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jair Arroyo-Hernandez, age 34, of Rock Valley, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance that occurred at a residence southwest of Rock Valley. Upon further investigation, Arroyo-Hernandez made attempts to enter a home in an effort to assault one … Read more

Theft of go-kart leads to arrest – August 7

August 8, 2021

On Saturday, August 7, at  3:02 p.m., The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Heuer, age 38, of Hawarden, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of theft and trespass that occurred at a Chatsworth, IA residence. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered a go-kart in Heuer’s possession that had been reported stolen. Heuer was transported … Read more

Project Lifesaver available in Sioux County

July 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that Project Lifesaver, a rapid response program designed to help quickly locate people who wander due to Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other cognitive impairment, is now available to Sioux County residents. If you are interested in learning more about this program and live in Sioux County or … Read more

Motor vehicle accident involves BNSF train – July 26 *Photos*

July 26, 2021

On Monday, July 26, at 3:25 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, two miles northwest of Sioux Center, IA. Elizabeth Blum, age 20, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2007 Buick Rainier westbound on 360th Street when she failed to yield to a train … Read more

Information sought in church vandalism – May 8 *Photo*

May 11, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, at 8:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of vandalism that occurred at the American Reformed Church, 911 1st Street, in Hull, IA. Upon further investigation, someone climbed up onto a flat roof portion of the church and spray-painted graffiti. If you have any information on this crime … Read more

Sheriff’s Office canine team performs well at dog trials

April 2, 2021

Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and K9 Sonny attended the 2021 United States Police Canine Association narcotic trials held in Fort Madison, IA. The sheriff’s office canine team passed with a score of 197.67 out of a possible 200 points. The test consisted of searching five cars and three rooms to locate a total of … 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