Press Releases

Motor vehicle accident south of Orange City – April 27

April 29, 2023

On Thursday, April 27, at 3:05 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, five miles south of Orange City, IA. Hailie Rosales, age 19, of Le Mars, IA, was driving a 2012 Honda CRV northbound on Highway 60 when a she struck a deer on the … Read more

Hull man arrested for sex offender violation – April 24

April 26, 2023

On Monday, April 24, at 8:34 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald Bonestroo, age 69, of Hull, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a report that Bonestroo was violating the conditions of being a registrant of the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered Bonestroo sent a friend request … Read more

Motor vehicle accident three miles west of Sioux Center – April 24

April 25, 2023

On Monday, April 24, at 10:45 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 390th Street and Garfield Avenue, three miles west of Sioux Center, IA. Angelica Hiykel, age 37, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 1999 Buick Regal southbound on Garfield Avenue; she stopped … Read more

Job opening: three Sheriff’s Deputies

April 15, 2023

We will be testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. Testing will be held at Northwestern College at the Rowenhorst Student Center, 208 8th Street SW, in Orange City, IA. Testing will begin with the physical agility test followed by the POST test. Our team is looking … Read more

One person receives minor injuries, five fire departments fight large fire west of Hospers – April 13

April 13, 2023

*UPDATED RELEASE* 4/142023 Updated information from the Hospers Fire Chief: In the original release, it was incorrectly reported by a caller to Sioux County Communications that a propane tank exploded during the fire. The tank didn’t explode; the propane tank was venting, the venting gas was on fire. The cause of the fire was determined … Read more

Motor vehicle accident in Maurice – April 13

April 13, 2023

On Thursday, April 13, at 7:13 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and 470th Street, in Maurice, IA. Janelle Hillrichs, age 43, of Akron, IA was driving a 2021 GMC Sierra pickup northbound on Highway 75. Victoria VanDam, age 27, of Le … Read more

*New Scam Alert* the Facebook Marketplace/Venmo Scam

April 11, 2023

Avoiding Marketplace Scams Sioux County and area law enforcement have observed an uptick in scams being completed online using Facebook Marketplace and other online “swap” pages. The most common scam occurring involves the fraudster advertising an item or service, with a price that is “too good to be true.” The fraudster then engages the victim … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Sioux Center – April 10

April 11, 2023

On Monday, April 10, at 6:37 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 10, three miles south of Sioux Center, IA. Emma Allison, age 19, of Harrisburg, SD, was driving a 2015 Dodge Ram eastbound on Highway 10. Aimee Plasier, age … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Rock Valley – April 10

April 11, 2023

On Monday, April 10, at 5:10 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle that occurred at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and 380th Street, six miles south of Rock Valley, IA. Andrea Clough, age 30, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2015 GMC Terrain northbound on Elmwood Avenue. Giovanis Ponze-Mejia, age … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Orange City – April 10

April 11, 2023

On April 10, at 4:55 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Jackson Avenue, two miles north of Orange City, IA. Tyler Kroese, age 35, of Orange City, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a flatbed trailer southbound on Jackson Avenue; he slowed to turn right onto … Read more