Sioux County Sheriff

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Motor vehicle accident south of Rock Valley – November 2

November 2, 2022

On Wednesday, November 2, at 3:41 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 360th Street (K-24) and Dogwood Avenue, five miles south of Rock Valley, IA. Gary Taylor, age 15, of Rock Valley, was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 southbound on Dogwood Avenue. Wendell Van … Read more

**Attention area farmers** Sioux County Firefighter’s Association to hold appreciation supper

November 1, 2022

The 2022 Fall Harvest has been in full swing and will soon be winding down. Over the past two years, area farmers and first responders have been dealing with extremely dry conditions that have sparked several large field fires. During those times, Sioux County Communications has relayed requests from fire departments for help from local … Read more

Sheriff’s Office to participate in “No-Shave November” as Fundraiser

November 1, 2022

 Sheriff’s Office to participate in No-Shave November as Fundraiser   Starting on Tuesday, November 1, and running through the month of November, deputies and all Sheriff’s Office employees have asked to sport a new look to support a local worthy cause. In observance of the No-Shave November movement seen across the United States, the Sioux … Read more

High school crime scene activity ends with office and Courthouse tour

October 31, 2022

The four freshman Physical Science classes from Western Christian High School participated in a crime scene activity October 24 – 28. The activity was facilitated by Physical Science teachers, Shawn DeStigter, Sarah Wilson and our School Resource Officer, Deputy Waylon Pollema. On the first day of the activity the students were given a scenario: acting as … Read more

Motor vehicle accident north of Maurice – October 28

October 28, 2022

On Friday, October 28, at 8:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 10, two miles north of Maurice, IA. Brevan Obbink, age 15, of Ireton, IA, was driving a 2011 Buick Lacrosse eastbound on Highway 10. Kimberly Rens, age 43, … Read more

Commercial motor vehicle accident northeast of Rock Valley – October 28

October 28, 2022

On Friday, October 28 at 8:05 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred  at the intersection of 280th Street and Goldfinch Avenue, five miles northeast of Rock Valley, IA. Levi Lang, age 21, of Tappen ND, was driving a 2022 International semi-tractor pulling a Wilson cattle trailer eastbound … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Hull – October 27

October 28, 2022

On Thursday, October 27, at 3:25 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 18, two miles west of in Hull, IA. Josselyn Martinez, age 22, of Sheldon, IA, was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey Northbound on Highway 75. Joseph Cave, age … Read more

One person arrested after fleeing from officer – October 27

October 28, 2022

On Thursday, October 27, at 3:15 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Camdyn Wilson, age 19, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on Monday, October 24, at 3:15, on Highway 75, three miles southwest of Hull, IA, when a deputy met a Ford F-250 pickup that was losing … Read more

Violation of no-contact order leads to arrest – October 26

October 27, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, at 7:20 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Nell, age 38, of Sheldon, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report from a person who received communications sent from Nell; the person who reported the incident was the protected party in a no-contact order in place against Nell. Upon further … Read more

Threat of terrorism made toward hospitals leads to arrest – October 26

October 26, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, at 3:18 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Betcke, age 58, of Granville, IA. The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred where Betcke called Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD and threated to shoot employees with an AK47 rifle. Due to the threats, Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls … Read more