Sioux County Sheriff

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Two charged following Nixle Tip – April 3

April 3, 2021

On Saturday, April 3, at 1:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Fodness, age 56, of Hudson, SD. The arrest stemmed from a Nixle Tip reporting people carrying property into an apparent campsite in the Rock River Wildlife area, eight miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Fodness was … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – April 2

April 3, 2021

On Friday, April 2, at 6:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 350th Street, five miles southwest of Boyden, IA. Rudy Morales-Martin, age 24, of Sioux Center, IA was driving a 2010 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on 350th Street when he lost control and entered the north ditch. … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – April 2

April 3, 2021

On Friday, April 2, at 3:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred  at the intersection of 290th St and Highway 18, nine miles northwest of Rock Valley, IA. Leonard Doiel, age 27, of Doon, IA was driving a 2002 Mercury Cougar northbound on Highway 18. Wayne Leuning, age … Read more

motor vehicle accident – April 2

April 2, 2021

On Friday, April 2, at 9:57 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, one mile east of Hull, IA. Jeffery Verhoef, age 41, of Hull, IA was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a 2014 Lightning enclosed trailer westbound on Highway 18 when high winds … 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

Motor vehicle accident – March 27

March 29, 2021

On Saturday, March 27, at 10:05 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 12, two miles south of Hawarden, IA. Kendra Van Buskirk, age 25, of Hawarden was driving a 2014 Dodge Dart northbound on Highway 12 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries … Read more

Commercial motor vehicle accident – March 23

March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, at 3:38 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Dipper Avenue, five miles southwest of Ireton, IA. Douglas Vermilyea, age 37, of Akron, IA was driving a 2005 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a grain trailer southbound on Dipper Avenue when he lost control, entered the … Read more

Traffic violations lead to arrest – March 20

March 21, 2021

On Saturday, March 20, at 10:06 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nick Te Slaa, age 22, of Boyden, IA. The arrest stemmed from an incident where an off-duty deputy sheriff observed Te Slaa operating an unlicensed dirt bike motorcycle in a dangerous manner in Boyden. When the deputy confronted Te Slaa about the … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – March 19

March 19, 2021

On Friday, March 19, at 5:14 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Highway 18, two  miles east of Rock Valley, IA. Ellie Regnerus, age 19, of Doon, IA was driving a 2006 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Highway 18. Samantha Greyn, age … Read more

Burglary and theft investigation leads to arrest – March 17

March 18, 2021

On Wednesday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelly Scofield, age 42, of Sioux City, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of burglary that occurred at a residential garage in Hospers, IA and another residential property in Granville, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Scofield stole a go-cart, … Read more