Sioux County Sheriff

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Students use the Fire Safety House to learn during Fire Safety Week

October 6, 2021

The week of October 3 – 9 is Fire Prevention Week. Recently, our School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Waylon Pollema, assisted the Hull Fire Department and Boyden Fire Department in bringing a valuable fire prevention education tool to the students at the Hull Christian School and the Boyden-Hull Elementary School. The Mobile Fire Safety house … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – October 5

October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, at 08:01 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 7th Street, in Hull, IA. Chalice Altena, age 87, of Hull, was driving a 2014 Toyota Avalon eastbound on 7th Street when she experienced a medical issue, lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway … Read more

Commercial motor vehicle and farm tractor accident – October 4

October 4, 2021

On Monday, October 4, at 11:27 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle and farm tractor accident that occurred on Highway 18 (310th Street), six miles west of Rock Valley, IA. Kenneth Wohlfarth, age 67, of Hartley, IA was driving a 2022 International HX semi-tractor pulling a grain trailer eastbound on … Read more

Two arrested following motor vehicle accident – October 3

October 3, 2021

On Sunday, October 3, at 12:29 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Fig Avenue, two miles northeast of Rock Valley, IA. Abraham Vander Waal, age 20, of Hull, IA was driving a 2007 Dodge Ram southbound on Fig Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – October 2

October 3, 2021

On Saturday, October 2, at 4:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 360th Street, six miles southwest of Rock Valley. Jared Van Veldhuizen, age 17, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 1997 Chrysler Concorde westbound on 360th Street. Travis Ymker, age 16, of Orange City, IA, was … Read more

Suspicious person call leads to arrest – October 1

October 1, 2021

On Friday, October 1, at 3:46 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Santana Serr, age 20, of Dallas, SD. The arrest stemmed from a report from a citizen who noticed a vehicle parked in the Boyden Centennial Park in Boyden, IA, where they believed criminal activity had occurred in the past. Deputies went to … Read more

Video: Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Response Program partners with sheriff’s office

September 29, 2021

We are very grateful for a new partnership with the Seasons Center for Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Program that has become available to the sheriff’s office and area law enforcement in Sioux County. This response team is available 24/7 and has already been assisting our deputies and area law enforcement on calls to better assess … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – September 28

September 28, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28, at 10:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the intersection of 320th Street (Highway 18) and Highway 75, two miles west of Hull, IA. Lance Oetken, age 59, of Alton, IA, was driving a 2021 Freightliner northbound on Highway 75. Matthew Blom, age … Read more

Successful Training Day held at Sioux County Regional Airport

September 27, 2021

On Saturday, September 25, several emergency response agencies from Sioux County and O’Brien County participated in an emergency exercise conducted in a joint effort between Sioux County Emergency Management, the Sioux County Reginal Airport, Northwest Iowa Community College and the Orange City Fire Department. The training day took place at the Sioux County Regional Airport. … Read more

Information sought in hit-and-run accident – September 27

September 27, 2021

On Monday September 27, at 8:12 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of Division Street and 310th Street, in Hull, IA. Kendra Slaughter, age 15, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry eastbound on 310th Street; she stopped for the stop sign at … Read more