Sioux County Sheriff

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Traffic stop in Boyden leads to arrest – June 9

June 11, 2022

On Thursday, June 9, at 8:57 p.m., the Sioux County sheriff’s Office arrested Vernon Smit, age 58, of Boyden, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Colfax Street in Boyden. Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that Smit’s driver’s license was invalid and discovered illegal drugs in his possession. Smit was … Read more

Theft investigation in Hull leads to arrest – June 8

June 9, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, at 8:30 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cecilia Sanchez-Dominguez, age 32, of Chaska, MN. The arrest stemmed from a report of theft that occurred at the Pleasant Acres Care Center, in Hull, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Sanchez-Dominguez stole a Nintendo Switch game console from a resident … Read more

Information sought in hit-and-run motor vehicle accident south of Hull – June 7

June 8, 2022

On Tuesday, June 7, at 10:35 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that occurred on Hickory Avenue, three miles south of Hull, IA. Upon further investigation, a vehicle was being driven northbound on Hickory Avenue when the driver lost control, entered the west ditch and struck a steel livestock … Read more

Motot vehicle accident northwest of Rock Valley – June 7

June 8, 2022

On Tuesday, June 7, 8:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on County Road A54B, 15 miles northwest of Rock Valley, IA. Mason Laird, age 26, of Canton, SD, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on A54B when he reported he fell asleep, lost control of … Read more

Motor vehicle accident north of Hospers – June 5

June 7, 2022

On Sunday, June 5, at 2:34 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60 and 380th Street, two miles north of Hospers, IA. Barre Mahad, age 36, of Schuyler, NE, was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius southbound on Highway 60 when he struck a deer on the … Read more

Motor vehicle accident near Alton leads to arrest – June 4

June 7, 2022

On Saturday, June 4, at 2:14 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Butler, age 45, of Independence, MO. The arrest stemmed from a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton, IA. Butler was driving a 2008 Jeep northbound on Highway 60 when he lost … Read more

Motor vehicle accident south of Rock Valley – June 1

June 1, 2022

On Wednesday, June 1, at 12:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Fig Avenue and 320th Street, one mile south of Rock Valley, IA.  Jordan Oostra, age 17, of Rock Valley, was driving a 2002 Ford Focus southbound on Fig Avenue; he attempted to make a right turn onto … Read more

Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Southwest of Sioux Center – May 31

May 31, 2022

On Tuesday, May 31, at 7:48 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, four and one-half miles southwest of Sioux Center, IA. Ryan Hillman, age 50, of Muscatine, IA, was driving a 2022 Volvo semi-tractor pulling a freight trailer westbound on Highway 10 when he … Read more

Anonymous tip leads to underage alcohol violations in Hull – May 28 *UPDATED: Additional Charge filed*

May 29, 2022

*UPDATED RELEASE* As a result of the investigation that began when the individuals under the age of 21 listed in the original release below who were charged with alcohol violations; the sheriffs office charged an adult who was present with those who were found to in possession of alcohol. Todd Woelber, age 48, of Hull, … Read more

Motor vehicle accident northeast of Alton – May 28

May 29, 2022

On Saturday, May 28, at 10:16 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile northeast of Alton, IA. Mary White, age 74, of Melvin, IA, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 60 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries … Read more