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Motor vehicle accident – March 14

March 15, 2020

On Saturday, March 14, at 10:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 420th Street and Highway 75, one mile south of Sioux Center, IA. Russell Coons, age 20, of Ireton, IA was driving a 2004 Buick LeSabre eastbound on 420th Street; he stopped for … Read more Motor vehicle accident – March 14

Traffic stop leads to driver’s arrest, several passengers charged – March 14

March 15, 2020

On Saturday, March 14, at 2:01 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Dunn, age 21, of Le Mars, IA and charged several others. The arrest and charges stemmed from a sheriffs’ deputy’s discovery of an occupied vehicle in the ditch on 430th Street, two miles south of Sioux Center, IA. The vehicle had … Read more Traffic stop leads to driver’s arrest, several passengers charged – March 14

Traffic stop leads to arrest and several charges – March 13

March 15, 2020

On Friday, March 13, at 5:55 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Krista Rutledge, age 27, of Lancaster, CA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, Alton, IA. Upon further investigation, the deputy determined Rutledge’s driver’s license was not valid, suspected she was under the influence of drugs and … Read more Traffic stop leads to arrest and several charges – March 13

Motor vehicle accident – March 11

March 13, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, at 8:16 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 400th Street, one mile west of Hospers, IA. Dennis Vander Plaats, age 73, of Sioux Center, IA was driving a 2013 Ford Taurus westbound on 400th Street when he struck a deer in the roadway. … Read more Motor vehicle accident – March 11

Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

March 12, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to introduce the Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association Institute Honorary Membership Program. This unique opportunity allows citizens of Sioux County to become Honorary Members and have an active role in helping make our community a safer place by providing resources and services to the Sheriff, Deputies and … Read more Information about upcoming Iowa Sheriffs’ & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program

Public safety reminder: manually activate your vehicle’s headlights when fog is present

March 11, 2020

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all motorists to use your low-beam headlights during foggy conditions. Spring season is also a time when we encounter dense fog more often during our morning commutes; we want all motorists to practice this safety tip: Manually turn on your headlights when foggy conditions are present. Many … Read more Public safety reminder: manually activate your vehicle’s headlights when fog is present

Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 23-27

March 11, 2020

The Sioux County Emergency Management Agency would like to invite your agency to participate in a Tornado Drill that is planned for Wednesday, March 25. The exercise will consist of a test tornado watch being issued around 10:00 a.m.,  followed by a test warning at a 10:10 a.m. when the sirens will be activated.  If … Read more Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 23-27

Trespassing complaint leads to arrest – March 6

March 7, 2020

On Friday, March 6, at 3:22 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Ellis, age 42, of Alton, IA. The arrest stemmed from a trespassing complaint that occurred at a rural residence north of Alton where Ellis entered onto the property without permission, walked around the residence without permission and tampered with the residence … Read more Trespassing complaint leads to arrest – March 6

Motor vehicle accident – March 5

March 6, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, at 7:19 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Sheldon, IA. Chad Rahn, age 47, from Moville, IA was driving a 2017 Ford Flex northbound on Highway 60 when he struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries were … Read more Motor vehicle accident – March 5

Motor vehicle accident – March 4

March 5, 2020

On Wednesday, March 4 at 11:14 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton, IA. Richard Borgman, age 77, from Sheldon, IA was driving a 2015 Ford Edge northbound on Highway 60 when he struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries … Read more Motor vehicle accident – March 4