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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 Information sought in theft investigation – October 21

Motor vehicle accident – October 19

October 20, 2020

On Monday, October 19, at 6:26 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Marsh Avenue in Sheldon, IA. Edward Petitt, age 67, of Boyden, IA was driving a 2016 Ram Truck 1500 southbound on Marsh Avenue when he struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries were reported. … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 19

Motor vehicle accident – October 17

October 18, 2020

On Saturday, October 17, at 10:41 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Edith Street in Hull, IA. Upon further investigation the accident actually happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. that same date. Joshua Witvoet, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA was backing a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup from … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 17

Motor vehicle accident – October 16

October 18, 2020

On Friday, October 16, at 9:52 p.m., the Sioux county Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kennedy Avenue, two miles north of Boyden, IA. Madison Dreesen, age 18, of Little Rock, IA, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox northbound on Kennedy Avenue when she struck a deer on the roadway. No … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 16

Motor vehicle accident – October 15

October 16, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, at 9:12 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 420th Street, four and one-half miles northwest of Ireton, IA. Ross Bushby, age 18, of Hawarden, IA was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango westbound on 420th Street when reported that he swerved to miss an … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 15

Motor vehicle accident – October 14

October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, at 5:09 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kennedy Avenue, one and one-half miles south of Boyden, IA. Emma Wells, age 18, of Boyden was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Kennedy Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle and … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 14

Motor vehicle accident – October 14

October 14, 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, at 5:51 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 400th street and Highway 60 in Hospers, IA Alexandra Fischer, age 26, of Archer, IA was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Impala westbound on 400th Street; she stopped for the stop sign in … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 14

Sheriff Altena gives update on jail and deputy operational status

October 13, 2020

Over the course of the last two months I have been asked numerous times what the status of our jail and patrol deputy division is; in light of the current pandemic. As of July 20, 2020, our jail and patrol deputy division have been operating back at normal status. When the pandemic became very real, … Read more Sheriff Altena gives update on jail and deputy operational status

Motor vehicle accident – October 11

October 11, 2020

On Sunday, October 11, at 7:24 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, nine miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. Don Weberg, age 90, of Inwood, IA was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town and County minivan eastbound on 360th Street when he struck a deer on … Read more Motor vehicle accident – October 11

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 School bus accident – October 9