Press Releases

Motor vehicle accident west of Sheldon leads to arrest – February 2

February 4, 2024

On Friday, February 2, at 9:53 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, one mile west of Sheldon, IA. Alex Lopez-Morales, age 18, of Sioux Center, IA was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer westbound on Highway 18. Helen Golden, age 78, of Sioux Falls, SD was … Read more

Residential fire in Rock Valley – February 2

February 2, 2024

On Friday, February 2, at 12:25 a.m., Sioux County Communications received a report of a residential fire that occurred at 1617 13th Ave, in Rock Valley, IA. The Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance and Rock Valley Police Department were dispatched to the location; automatic aid was requested from the Hull Fire Department. One … Read more

Motor vehicle accident west of Sioux Center – January 31

February 1, 2024

On Wednesday, January 31, at 8:15 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriffs Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Garfield Avenue, one mile west of Sioux Center, IA. Maria Duenas-Arce, age 43, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 2005 Toyota Tacoma northbound on Garfield Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the … Read more

Residence south of Boyden destroyed in fire – January 28

January 28, 2024

On Sunday, January 28, at 12:28 p.m., Sioux County Communications received a 9-1-1 call report of a garage on fire at 3420 Kennedy Avenue, approximately two and one-quarter miles south of Boyden, IA. Upon arrival, the Boyden Fire Department discovered a two-stall garage on fire, which was attached to the residence; they requested mutual aid … Read more

Motor vehicle accidents south of Rock Valley – January 27

January 28, 2024

On Saturday, January 27, at 7:41 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Elmwood Avenue, two miles south of Rock Valley, IA. Alexander Hader, age 24, of Norfolk, NE, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Elmwood Avenue. Jordan Dowson, age 39, of Orange City, IA, was … Read more

Passing of stopped school bus near Boyden leads to arrest – January 26

January 27, 2024

On Friday, January 26, at 4:12 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Wessels, age 28, of George, IA. The arrest stemmed from a report of a vehicle that failed to stop for a school bus that was dropping off students north of Boyden, IA. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Wessel’s driver’s … Read more

Motor vehicle accident in Hull – January 24

January 25, 2024

On Tuesday, January 24, at 10:03 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Chestnut Street, in Hull, IA. Larry Wielenga, age 70, of Hull, was driving a 2014 Ford F150 eastbound on 1st Street. Emma Van Middendorp, age 19, of Hull, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus northbound … Read more

Motor vehicle accident north of Sioux Center – January 23

January 24, 2024

On Tuesday, January 23, at 3:39 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75 , one mile north of Sioux Center, IA. Bonnie Boone, age 63, of Sheldon, IA, was driving a 2018 Ford F-150 northbound on Highway 75; she was following a school bus that slowed … Read more

Motor vehicle accident in Hull – January 23

January 24, 2024

On Tuesday, January 23, at 11:20 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 4th Street, in Hull, IA. Michael Soodsma, age 20, of Hull, was backing a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix from a residential driveway onto 4th Street. Peggy Steinmetz, age 76, of Sibley, IA, was driving a … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Hospers – January 22

January 24, 2024

On Monday, January 22, at 8:07 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, two and one-half miles south of Hospers, IA. Chantel Caskey, age 27, of Sioux City, IA, was driving a 2017 Buick Envision southbound on Highway 60 when she lost control of the vehicle, … Read more