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10/29/2020 ACCIDENT

On 10/28/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office covered a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 3800 block of 230th Street of rural George. Investigation at the scene determined Robert Lopau, of George, was westbound in his 2000 Ford Explorer when his vehicle left the roadway to the south. The vehicle then traveled through the ditch for approximately one quarter mile before the vehicle became airborne and apparently rolled one full rotation and came to rest in a small pond. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Minor injuries were sustained by Lopau. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, George EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, and Trackside Service and Repair. (AA)

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10/27/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jesus Mata, age 24, of Rock Valley, IA. Mata was arrested for failing to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Mata was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The sheriffs office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.(AA)

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10/25/2020 ARREST

On Sunday October 25, 2020 at approximately 3:30 AM Eric Tilstra, age 30, from Inwood, IA was arrested on Main St in Inwood for two active arrest warrants.  One warrant was from Lyon County for failure to appear on original charges of possession of a controlled substance.  The second warrant is from Plymouth County for violation of probation.  (AA)

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10/25/2020 ACCIDENT

On Sunday October 25, 2020 at approximately 1:40 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on A-26 near Birch Ave.  Melissa Marie Hall, age 18, from Superior, IA was operating her 2003GMC Envoy eastbound on A-26.  Due to the icy road conditions Ms. Hall lost control of the vehicle, spun in the roadway, and entered the north ditch where the Envoy turned it's passenger side.  

Joanne Lorraine Callaro, age 55, from Estherville, IA was a passenger of the Envoy.  Ms. Callaro was transported to Sanford of Sioux Falls, SD for possible injuries.  The Envoy received approxiamtely $4,500 in damages.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Larchwood Fire and Rescue and the Lyon County Ambulance. (AA)

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10/24/2020 ARREST

On 10/23/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and county road L14 (Kennedy Avenue) for a registration violation. As a result, Lloyd Anderson, 59, of Worthington, MN, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Display Registration Plates, both simple misdemeanors. Anderson was released after posting bond. A passenger in the vehicle, Sarah Janis, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-serious misdemeanor, and Providing False Identification Information, a simple misdemeanor. Janis was charged as a Fugitive from Justice after an active and extraditable warrant was found for her arrest from Minnehaha County, SD, for failure to appear on the original charges of Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Janis was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (SW)

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10/24/2020 ARREST

On 10/20/2020, a Lyon County deputy arrested Chad Riebeling, 41, of Rock Rapids, on a valid Lyon County warrant for failure to appear. Riebeling was additionally charged with 2 counts of Driving While Suspended, simple misdemeanors. Riebeling posted a $500 cash bond and was released with a court date. (SW)

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10/24/2020 ARREST

On 10/20/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Linda Penilla, 30, of Inwood, on active Lyon County warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance-serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Penilla posted bond and was released with a court date. (SW)

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10/23/2020 CAR DEER ACCIDENT

On 10/22/2020 at approximately 2345 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car deer accident in the 500 Block of North Union in Rock Rapids. Taylor Fluit of Doon, IA was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu Northbound when a deer came from the West side of the road. Fluit struck the deer which caused approximately $2,000 worth of damage. (SW)

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10/18/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael McGrew, age 39, of San Luis Obispo, CA. McGrew was arrested on warrants for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a class B felony and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class D felony. McGrew’s arrest stems from a February 8, 2020 incident in Lyon County that also resulted in the arrest of Daryl Blair and Marissa Weisbly. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (DK)

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10/18/2020 CITATION

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a erratic driver southbound on Highway 182. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Krista Hevern, age 27, of Inwood, IA. Hevern was cited for driving while license suspended and possession of a controlled substance. (DK)

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10/15/2020  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

At approximately 1:46 P.M. on Wednesday October 14, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reference a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Fir Avenue approximately 4 miles west of Rock Rapids. Upon investigation at the scene it was discovered that a 2012 Chevrolet Express G2500 van owned by Spee-Dee delivery from Saint Cloud, Minnesota and operated by 57 year old Jacquez Montel Johnson from Sioux City, Iowa was southbound on Fir Avenue and failed to stop at the stop sign. Johnson’s vehicle collided with a 1992 Ford Ranger pickup owned and operated by 51-year-old Juan Ramon Gonzalez from Luverne, Minnesota. The collision sent both vehicles into the south ditch where they both came to rest on their wheels. Gonzalez was transported to Avera in Rock Rapids for treatment of minor injuries. Johnson was uninjured. Both vehicles are considered a total loss. Johnson was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way. Gonzalez was cited for failure to provide proof of financial liability and operation of a motor vehicle with an expired license. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department and Dusty’s auto body.  (LS)

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10/15/2020 ACCIDENT

On 10/14/2020 at 4:33 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident at 1922 210th Street. Gabriel Caastillo (16) of Alvord, Iowa was operating a 2008 Saturn east bound on 210th Street and was distracted by a cell phone, when the vehicle left the roadway. Caastillo then over corrected and crossed over the roadway and entered the north ditch striking a power pole and trees. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was considered a total loss and damage to the power pole owned by Mid-American Energy was estimated at $1,500. Caastillo was cited for failure to maintain control. (SW)

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10/11/2020 ARRESTS

On 10/11/2020, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of A16 (180th Street) and IA Highway 182 for a speeding violation. As a result, Roberto Cruz Cespedes, 19, of Sioux Center was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Driving While Suspended and Speeding, all simple misdemeanors. Cruz Cespedes was additionally served with an active Sioux County arrest warrant for failing to appear on the original charges of Forgery, Theft 2nd Degree, Stalking, Harassment, and Violation of a No Contact Order. The bond on the warrants totaled $10,600. Additionally, a passenger in the vehicle, Andrea Garcia, 19, of Sheldon, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense-serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age-simple misdemeanor. Two other adult passengers,  Maria Garcia, 21, of Sheldon, and Alejandro Abundes, 18, of Sheldon, were released on citations for Open Container and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, respectively. Both Cruz Cespedes and Garcia were transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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10/11/2020 ACCIDENT

On 10/10/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident in the 1800 block of IA Highway 9. Investigation at the scene determined Dwayne Roemen, of Brandon, SD, was operating a Case IH 3288 farm tractor eastbound on IA 9. Lisa Nafziger, of Sioux Falls, SD, was operating her 2010 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on IA 9. The Nafziger Jeep rear-ended the Roemen tractor. The Nafziger Jeep sustained an estimated $15,000 in damage and the Roemen tractor sustained an approximate $10,000 in damage. Both Roemen and Nafziger were transported to Avera Sioux Falls for treatment of their injuries. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, and Trackside Service and Repair. (AA)

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10/11/2020 ARREST

On 10/6/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kassie Ringsaker, 27, of Luverne, MN, on a valid Lyon County warrant for Theft 1st Degree, a Class C Felony. Ringsaker was extradited from the Martin County Jail in Fairmont, MN, and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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10/11/2020 ARREST

On 10/10/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chad Wessels, 49, of George, on an active warrant from Obrien County for Theft 4th Degree, a serious misdemeanor. Wessels was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released with a court date. (AA)

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10/10/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday October 6, 2020 at approximately 8:47 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on 150th St just west of Highway 182.  Cristobal Velez Gonzalez, age 27, from Lester, IA was westbound on Highway 9 when he went through the intersection of 182, lost control of his vehicle on the gravel, and entered the north ditch.  Velez Gonzalez's 2004 Chevrolet Impala received approximately $2,500 in damages.  Velez Gonzalez was arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and cited for failure to maintain control and failure to obey a stop sign, both simple misdemeanors.  (AA)

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10/7/2020 ACCIDENT

On 10/6/2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to the parking lot of the Avera hospital for a single car accident. Upon arrival it was found that Carla Knoblock (54) of Lester was driving a 2011 Hyundai, was turning around in the parking lot and got blinded by the sun and struck a light pole in the parking lot. Knoblock was uninjured. Her vehicle sustained approximately $6000.00 worth of damage. (AA)

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10/7/2020 ARREST

On 10/6/2020 at approximately 2045 hours the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received 2 calls referencing an erratic driver. The vehicle was stopped and it was found that Diego Lara Cruz (39) of Lester was operating the motor vehicle while under the unfluence a Serious Misdemeanor. Lara Cruz was transported to the Lyon County jail where he was housed.

Also during the traffic stop David Luna (27) of Lester was arrested for Interference with Official Acts a Simple Misdemeanor. Luna was also brought to the Lyon County Jail where he is currently being housed. (AA)

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10/6/2020  TWO SEMI COLLISION

On 10/5/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Jay Avenue. Investigation at the scene determined that Valentine Jenniges, 64, of Ellsworth, MN, was operating a 2005 Peterbilt Semi Tractor pulling a 2009 Timpte grain trailer westbound on IA Highway 9. Anthony Bosch, 67, of Brandon, SD, was operating a 2011 Kenworth Semi Tractor pulling a 2016 Wilson grain trailer northbound on Jay Avenue. The Bosch tractor/trailer combination failed to yield to the stop sign at the intersection of IA 9 and Jay Avenue and collided with the Jenniges tractor/trailer in the intersection. Both vehicles were loaded with corn at the time of the collision. Both vehicles were considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the following: Rock Rapids Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, the Iowa Department of Transportation Road Crew, Cooperative Farmer’s Elevator, Stockton Towing, and Trackside Towing.  (LS)

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10/4/2020 ARREST

On October 3, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jamie Kalkman, age 39, of Sioux Falls, SD.  Kalkman was arrested on an outstanding Lyon County, Iowa warrant for burglary 3rd degree, a class D felony.  Kalkman was lodged in the Lyon County Jail and bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety. (DK)

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10/4/2020  DRUG ARRESTS MADE

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Santavion Metcalf, age 18, of Independence, MO and Arthur Depass, age 53, from Luverne, MN. Metcalf and Depass were charged with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute (cocaine and marijuana) and two counts of fail to affix a drug tax stamp (cocaine and marijuana). Metcalf and Depass were transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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9/28/2020 ARREST

On Monday, September 28, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Reva Burns, age 29, of Le Mars, IA. Burns was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine). Burns was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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9/27/2020 ACCIDENT

On 9/26/2020 at approximately 9:55 PM, a Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a car versus deer accident. A maroon 2013 Honda Accord being driven by Benjamin Zollinger [23] of Rock Rapids was headed eastbound just west of Indian Avenue on Highway 9 when a deer entered the roadway. Zollinger’s Accord struck the deer causing approximately $3,000 in damage. (SW)

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9/27/2020 DRUGS

On 9/26/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Deodise Bishop Jr., 64, of Aberdeen, SD, with Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa DCI.  (SW)

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9/27/2020 ACCIDENT

On 9/25/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident in the 1000 block of IA Highway 9. Michele Stewart of Rock Rapids was operating her 2015 Jeep Cherokee northbound on IA 9. Tony Anteneh, of Sioux Falls, was operating a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on IA 9, following the Stewart vehicle. The Stewart vehicle slowed to prepare to turn eastbound onto 100th Street and was rear ended by the Malibu driven by Anteneh. The Stewart vehicle received an estimated $3,500 in damage. The Malibu, owned by Anwere Badada of Sioux Falls, was considered a total loss. Anteneh was cited for failure to stop an assured clear distance. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Larchwood Fire Department and Trackside Towing.  (SW)

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9/26/2020 ARREST

On Friday September 25, 2020 Raeshon Lee Kaufmann, age 25, from Eagan, MN was arrested for Theft in the second degree - Class D Felony, Credit/Debit card Fraud-Class D Felony, and Theft in the fifth degree- simple misdemeanor.  The arrest stems from an investigation of a stolen motor vehicle west of Inwood, IA on 9/13/20.  The investigation showed that Mr. Kaufmann first stole a bicycle in Canton, SD and rode that bicycle just into Iowa where he found an unattended vehicle.  He then stole this vehicle and unlawfully used a debit card that was inside the vehicle multiple times while driving back to his hometown area.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Canton, SD Police Department and the West St. Paul Police Department.  (DK)

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9/21/2020 ARREST

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Blochowitz, age 20, of George, IA. Blochowitz was arrested for speeding (108 mph in a 55 mph zone), careless driving, reckless driving, eluding (OWI), and operating while intoxicated (3rd offense). Blochowitz was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (DK)

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9/18/2020 ARREST

On September 18, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of several people trespassing in the Rock Rapids public swimming pool.  The responding deputies located 4 subjects inside the fence.  Daniel Schriever, age 18, of Rock Rapids, was arrested and charged with trespassing and interference with an official act, both simple misdemeanors.  A 17 year old male from Rock Rapids, a 17 year old female from George, and 15 year old female also from George, were all cited for trespassing and released to their parents. (DK)

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9/16/2020 ACCIDENT

On 9/15/2020 at approximately 0803 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident in the 2100 block of 240th Street. Upon arrival at the scene it was found that Ashlyn Eilts of Inwood was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and had rear ended a 2008 Volvo payloader that was driven by Dwight DeNoble of Larchwood.

Eilts was transported to Canton-Inwood Hospital by the Canton-Inwood Ambulance for possible injuries.

Eilts vehicle sustained approximately $10,000 worth of damage and the payloader sustained approximately $1,600 worth of damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Inwood Fire and Rescue and Canton-Inwood Ambulance. (SW)

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