Sioux County Sheriff

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Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – April 17

April 18, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, at 1:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one-half mile south of Hospers, IA. Nicholas Harper, age 32, of Portsmouth, VA was driving a 2010 Ford F-350 pickup northbound on Highway 60 when he drove off the west side of the … Read more

Three involved in motor vehicle accident – April 13

April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13, at 8:18 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, two miles west of Orange City, IA. Lucas Van Berkel, age 17, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima eastbound on Highway 10. Issac Baart, age 17, of Sioux Center … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – April 13

April 15, 2021

On Wednesday, Tuesday, April 14, at 3:27 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 360th Street and Cleveland Avenue, twelve miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. Courtney Zomer, age 18, of Rock Valley was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger southbound on Cleveland Avenue when she … Read more

School bus involved in motor vehicle accident – April 12

April 12, 2021

On Monday, April 12, at 7:55 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 310th Street and Harrison Avenue, one mile west of Hull, IA. Leona Vander Vegte, age 73, of Hull was driving a 2009 Bluebird school bus northbound on Harrison. Sarah Grevengoed, age 39, … Read more

Information sought in Motor vehicle accident – April 7

April 7, 2021

On Wednesday, April 7, at 11:56 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, two miles north of Sioux Center, IA. Lauren Kleyer, age 28, of Sioux Center was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Highway 75. Kleyer reported unknown vehicle entered her lane; she swerved … Read more

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – April 6

April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, at 10:07 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Janelle De Jong, age 41, of Alton, IA. The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kennedy Avenue, one half-mile east of Alton. De Jong was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Kennedy Avenue when she lost control … Read more

School bus involved in motor vehicle accident – April 6

April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, at 4:11 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 380th Street and Garfield Avenue, three miles west of Sioux Center, IA. Gary Van Engelenhoven, age 63, of Sioux Center, IA was driving a 2021 Thomas school bus owned by the Sioux … Read more

Sex abuse investigation leads to arrest – April 6

April 7, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, at 9:56 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Jacobs, age 64, of Akron, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began in January, 2021 after deputies received a report that Jacobs had illegal sexual contact with a child. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that the sexual assault occurred … Read more

Motor vehicle accident – April 5

April 5, 2021

On Monday, April 5, at 9:48 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, four miles northwest of Hull, IA. Faith Wester, age 19, of Meridian, ID was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry southbound on Highway 75. Brett Westra, age 30, of Hull was driving a 2004 … Read more

Vehicle strikes fire hydrant in Boyden – April 4

April 5, 2021

On Sunday, April 4,  at 9:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Prairie Street, in Boyden, IA. Noah Jansma, age 16, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup eastbound on Prairie Street when he reportedly drove the vehicle carelessly, left the traveled portion … Read more