Sioux County Sheriff

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Three juveniles charged with drug offenses following medical assistance call – June 17

June 20, 2022

On Friday, June 17, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office cited three juvenile females into Juvenile Court for drug offenses. The charges stemmed from a report made to the sheriff’s office on Thursday, June 16, at 9:46 p.m., by parents who transported their 14 year old daughter to Orange City Area Health for a possible overdose … Read more

Motor vehicle accident in Hull – June 17

June 20, 2022

On Friday, June 17, at 10:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Maple Street and 6th Street, in Hull, IA. Cara Van Den Top, age 24, of Hull was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus southbound on Maple Street. Noah Jansma, age 17, of Rock Valley was driving … Read more

Information sought in hit-and-run motor vehicle accident north of Boyden – June 17

June 17, 2022

On Friday June 17, 2022 at 8:21 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at 2869 Kingbird Avenue, three miles north of Boyden, IA. Sometime in the overnight hours of June 16 or June 17, an unknown vehicle being driven northbound on Kingbird Avenue entered the west ditch, drove through … Read more

Sex assault investigation near Rock Valley leads to arrest – June 16

June 17, 2022

On Thursday, June 16, at 1:45 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Van Veldhuizen, age 33, of Inwood, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a residence southwest of Rock Valley. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Van Veldhuizen assaulted the victim several years ago; the … Read more

Motor vehicle accident near Rick Valley – June 15

June 17, 2022

On Wednesday, June 15, at 1:16 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, three miles west of Rock Valley, IA. Douglas Moulton, age 60, of Canton, SD, was driving a 2020 Honda CRV westbound on Highway 18 when he struck a deer on the roadway. No … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Orange City leads to arrest – June 12

June 13, 2022

On Sunday June 12, at 8:35 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriffs Office arrested Jose Gutierrez, age 48, of Orange City, IA. The arrest stemmed from the investigation a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Jackson Avenue, four miles south of Orange City. Gutierrez was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup southbound on Jackson Avenue when … Read more

Information sought in hit-and-run motor vehicle accident north of Sioux Center – June 12

June 13, 2022

On Sunday, June 12, at 7:31 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit-and-run  motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, two miles north of Sioux Center, IA. A vehicle described as a red Dodge passenger car traveling southbound entered the ditch, struck a fence at a farm residence and left the area … Read more

complaint of illegal drugs in Orange City leads to arrest of three people – June 11

June 13, 2022

On Saturday, June 11, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Farrah La Flamme, age 26, Keagan Robinson, age 27, and Daryl Dailey, Jr., age 42, all of Orange City, IA. The arrests stemmed from a complaint from someone reporting they found illegal drugs that belonged to La Flamme, who was at the Hampton Inn in, … Read more

Sex abuse investigation leads to arrest – June 11

June 11, 2022

On Saturday, June 11, at 8:27 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darren Nicholson, age 18, of Sioux Center, IA. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began earlier this year following a report of a sexual assault. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Nicholson had intermittent sexual contact with a female child-victim since … Read more

Motor vehicle accident near Hospers – June 11

June 11, 2022

On Saturday June 11, at 2:38 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated an accident that occurred on Highway 60, two miles north of Hospers, IA Ashley Austin, age 29, of Hartley, IA was driving a 2019 KIA Sorento northbound on Highway 60 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries were reported. … Read more