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Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – December 16

December 17, 2019

On Monday, December 16, at 11:36 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Dogwood Avenue, seven miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA. Kyle Vande Vegte, age 29, of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota southbound on Dogwood Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered … Read more Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – December 16

Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

December 16, 2019

Sheriff Dan Altena announced several changes that will take place at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Jail Commander, Judy Plendl, will retire effective December 31, 2019. Plendl has been an employee with the sheriff’s office since 1987. She has served in a variety of roles. In 2005, newly elected Sheriff Altena appointed Plendl to the … Read more Sheriff Altena announces several staff changes

Disturbance leads to arrest – December 14

December 16, 2019

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 9:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joel Griffith, age 51, of Hospers, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance that occurred at Moe’s Mart convenience store, 107 Hospers Drive South, in Hospers. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered Griffith assaulted a person during an altercation … Read more Disturbance leads to arrest – December 14

House fire near Hull – December 14

December 15, 2019

On Saturday, December 14, at 2:40 p.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a house fire that occurred at 3484 Ibex Avenue, two and one-half miles south of Hull, IA. The Hull Fire Department and Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the residence and found the porch area of the house … Read more House fire near Hull – December 14

Motor vehicle accident – December 13

December 14, 2019

On Friday, December 13, at 4:52 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile east of Alton, IA. Kayla Hohbach, age 28, of Omaha, NE was driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla northbound on Highway 60 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries … Read more Motor vehicle accident – December 13

Motor vehicle accident – December 9

December 13, 2019

On Monday, December 9 at 5:05 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18 in Hull, IA. Sybrena Van Veldhuizen, age 17, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2005 Chevyrolet Silverado eastbound on Highway 18. Katie Ketelsen, age 30, of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a … Read more Motor vehicle accident – December 9

Motor vehicle accident – December 9

December 13, 2019

On Monday, December 9, at 8:58 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, five miles southwest of Orange City, IA. Sharon Kruse, age 61, of Sheldon, IA. Was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 60 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No … Read more Motor vehicle accident – December 9

Suspicious person investigation leads to arrest – December 7

December 10, 2019

On Saturday, December 7, at 2:17 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Chiodini, age 26, of St. Louis, MO. The arrest occurred after an Orange City Police Officer checked on a 2020 Dodge Durango parked at a county-owned park, one-half mile south of Alton, IA. Chiodini, the driver of the Dodge, accelerated the … Read more Suspicious person investigation leads to arrest – December 7

Traffic stop leads to arrest – December 6

December 9, 2019

On Friday, December 6, at 12:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Angela Latham, age 38, of Sioux Falls, SD. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred in Hospers, IA. Latham fled from the deputy and was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered methamphetamine and … Read more Traffic stop leads to arrest – December 6

High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office

December 9, 2019

Recently, the Unity Christian High School Law Class toured the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Waylon Pollema facilitated the tours for the classes taught by Mr. Jon Holwerda. The students were able to see the general working areas of the sheriff’s office, the jail and communications center. They were also able … Read more High School Law classes tour Sheriff’s Office