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Motor vehicle accident in Hull – September 11

September 11, 2022

On Sunday, Sept 11, at 5:19 p.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, in Hull, IA. Thayne Downs, age 19, of Rock Valley, IA, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of the vehicle and stuck a residential mailbox. … Read more

Violation of no contact order leads to arrest – September 9

September 10, 2022

On Friday, September 9, at 10:18 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Nell, age 37, of Sheldon, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report that Nell violated a no contact order by entering the residence of a person who has a Court ordered no contact order against him. Upon further investigation, it was … Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest near Boyden – September 8

September 9, 2022

On Thursday, September 8, at 6:23 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Albert, age 26, of Sioux Center, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 18 west of Boyden, IA. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered unlawful prescription medication in Albert’s possession. Albert was transported to the Sioux … Read more

Motor vehicle accident in Hull – September 6

September 6, 2022

On Tuesday September 6, at 9:03 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Division Street, in Hull, IA. Sean Robinson, age 30, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2019 Ram 1500 westbound on Highway 18; he stopped for other vehicle waiting … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Boyden – September 5

September 6, 2022

On Monday, September 5, at 10:49 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Jackson Avenue, three miles west of Boyden, IA. Brock Klarenbeek, age 17, of Rock Rapids, IA, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Jackson Avenue. Dawson Vis, age … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Orange City – September 5

September 5, 2022

On Monday, September 5, at 7:52 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, one mile west of Orange City, IA. Carol Smidt, age 84, of Orange City, was driving a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan westbound on Highway 10 when she struck a deer on … Read more

Report of assault near Maurice leads to assault – September 5

September 5, 2022

On Monday, September 5, at 3:17 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marcos Zavala-Martinez, age 45, of Alton, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of assault that occurred near Maurice, IA. Upon further investigation, it was discoverd that Zavala-Martinez assaulted another employee during a dispute at their workplace, causing bodily injury to the … Read more

Van Voorst appointed interim Sioux County Sheriff – September 1

September 1, 2022

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst was sworn in as Sioux County Sheriff. The new role for Van Voorst and the sheriff’s office comes after Dan Altena retired mid-term from the position of Sioux County Sheriff on August 31. Sheriff Van Voorst says, “I am excited for this opportunity and look forward … Read more

Motor vehicle accident northeast of Rock Valley – August 29

August 29, 2022

On Monday, August 29, at 7:43 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Garfield Avenue, five miles northeast of Rock Valley, IA. Carlee Lange, age 15, of Doon, IA, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Garfield Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the … Read more

Sioux County Sheriff’s Offices hires two new deputies

August 25, 2022

Please join us in congratulating the newest Sioux County Deputies: Deputy Sheriff Alex Bakker and Deputy Sheriff Agustin Martinez; both deputies began their careers and honorably served as Officers of the Sioux Center Police Department. We are very happy to now welcome them both to our law enforcement family here at the Sioux County Sheriff’s … Read more