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8/9/2020 ARREST

On 07/27/2020, Dawson Wade Keller [21] of Larchwood was arrested for domestic abuse. Keller was transported to the Lyon County Jail and held on $2,000 cash only bond.(AA)

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8/7/20 ARREST

August 7, 2020, at 12:18 PM, the Lyon county Sheriff’s Office investigated a minor traffic accident on N. Union Street in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Brayden Stoecker (18) of Little Rock, IA was operating a 2011 Chevy Impala and was pulling out of the Casey’s parking lot and struck Joshua Elbert (16) of Rock Rapids, IA, who was operating a 2013 Chevy south bound on N. Union Street. Elbert’s vehicle had approximately $500.00 dollars damage, while Stoecker’s sustained approximately $1500.00 dollars in damage. Stoecker was cited for failure to yield.(MAB)

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8/6/2020 ARREST

On 8/6/2020, Lyon County deputies responded to a report of an erratic driver. Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 75. As a result, Ronald Tribble, 32, of Sanborn, IA, was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd Offense-aggravated misdemeanor, Speeding (71 in 55 mph zone), and Failure to Carry Registration Card, both simple misdemeanors. Tribble was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (AA)

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8/5/2020  ARREST MADE

On 8/5/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cole Zimbelman, 29, of Rock Rapids for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Domestic Abuse Assault and Parking Where Prohibited, both simple misdemeanors. Zimbelman was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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8/5/2020  PART TIME DISPATCHER WANTED

  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of a part time dispatcher.  Shifts will include nights, weekends, and holidays.  Starting pay is $16.62 an hour with a raise to $17.62 an hour once you are certified (which is done within 6 months of your start date).

  Applications can be found on this website or may be picked up at the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at

410 South Boone Street in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  (LS)

 

 

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8/4/2020 ARREST

On 7/31/20 Lyon County Deputies were advised of a vehicle driving through the Beyenhof Trailer Court almost striking multiple parked vehicles. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and identified the driver as Marchessini, Pablo age 33 of Sibley. Marchessini was arrested for Operating under the influence 3rd offense and operating a motor vehicle without ignition interlock device and booked on his charges. (DK)

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8/3/2020  ACCIDENT/OWI ARREST

On 8/2/2020 at approximately 8:18 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a one vehicle accident in the 2300-block of Harrison Avenue.  Upon arrival it was determined that Keaton Wessels (20) of George, Iowa had been in a roll over accident at an unknown location and then drove to a driveway and parked the vehicle.  Wessels was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  His 1999 Dodge pickup sustained approximately $6000 in damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Doon Fire and Rescue, and the Lyon County Ambulance.  (LS)

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8/2/2020  ARRESTED

On Sunday August 2, 2020 at approximately 7:00 PM Jonathan Ian Matthew Rainwater, age 37, from Sioux City, IA was arrested for driving while license is revoked, driving without an ignition interlock device, and driving without SR-22 insurance.  He was arrested following a traffic stop on Main St in Inwood.  (LS)

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7/31/2020 ACCIDENT

On 07/30/2020 at approximately 1635 hours the Lyon County Sheriffs Office responded to a car vs. pedestrian accident in the 300 Blk of North Story Street in Rock Rapids. Michael Dyer (45) of Rock Rapids was backing out of a driveway in his 2006 Kia Sportage and did not see Charlotte Palmer (57) of Rock Rapids walking. Dyer struck Palmer. Palmer was taken to Avera Rock Rapids by Lyon County Ambulance and later flown to Avera Sioux Falls.  Lyon County Sheriffs Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance and Rock Rapids Fire Department. (AA)

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7/30/2020 ARREST

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible intoxicated driver that was southbound on Highway 182. The sheriff's office stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 18, south of Inwood, IA. The driver was identified as Juan Cuellar-Bonilla, age 26, of Sioux Falls, SD. Cuellar-Bonilla was arrested and has been charged with failure to yield half of the roadway, open container, driving while under the influence, and forgery. The passenger was identified as Luis Henriquez-Marquez, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA. Henriquez-Marquez was arrested and has been charged with possession of alcohol under legal age and forgery. (DK)

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7/28/2020 ARREST

On July 28, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Dirks, 52, of Rock Rapids, IA, on an active Lyon County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Theft-5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. Dirks was transported to the Lyon County jail where he was served with the warrant. (SW)

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7/26/2020 ARREST

On July 26, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Olson, age 32, of George, IA. Olson was wanted in O'brien County Iowa for failing to appear for a sentencing hearing. Olson was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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7/26/2020 ARREST

On 7/25/2020, at approximately 10:30 PM, Lyon County deputies responded to the 2500 block of 240th Street (County Road A42) for a report of an intoxicated male walking down the roadway, wearing all dark clothing. As a result, Alejandro Rafael Barrera, 25, of Alcester, SD, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Walking Down the Wrong Side of Roadway, both simple misdemeanors. Barrera was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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7/26/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance in Inwood, IA. As a result of the investigation, Katelyn Greene, age 24, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse (bodily injury), a serious misdemeanor. Lyle Fluit, age 34, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse (impeding air flow), a class D felony. (SW)

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7/24/2020  PICKUP/ATV ACCIDENT

On Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:41 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident one

mile south of George, Iowa on Kennedy Avenue. Joel Rosenboom (67), of George was operating a 2013

Kawasaki side by side and was being followed by Junell Grady (53) of Ashton who was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup. Rosenboom had pulled over to the side of the road on the right and then attempted to make a left turn into a field drive and did not observe Grady’s vehicle. Grady then struck Rosenboom’s ATV. Rosenboom was cited for improper left turn. Grady’s vehicle sustained approximately $4000 in damage while Rosenboom’s sustained approximately $400 in damage. Minor scratches were sustained by both parties.  (LS)

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7/20/2020 ARREST

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 18 and Birch Ave to assist the Canton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with a possible impaired driver. The sheriff’s office responded and identified the driver as Devon Frederick, age 31, of Yankton, SD. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rizzo was called to the scene to assist. As a result of the investigation Frederick was placed under arrest and charged with failure to have a valid driver’s license, possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine. Frederick was transported to the Lyon County Jail and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond. (SW)

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7/18/2020 ARREST

On 7/17/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kyle Wilkerson, 30, of Rock Rapids on a valid Lyon County warrant for Violation of Probation. Wilkerson was later released after posting a $5,000 cash or surety bond. (AA)

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7/17/2020 ARREST

On 7/17/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Kiwi Avenue for a registration violation. As a result, Nicolette Anderson, 29, of Worthington, MN, was arrested on an active Lyon County Warrant held by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor. Anderson was subsequently charged with Providing False Identification Information, Driving Without a License, Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Responsibility, and Failure to Display Registration Plates, all simple misdemeanors. Anderson was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a combined $1,600 bond. Once at the jail, Anderson was found to have a valid warrant from Cottonwood County, MN, for driving offenses. She was charged as a Fugitive from Justice, served with the warrant, and will await extradition proceedings. (AA)

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7/16/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, July 14, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Anthony Espinoza of Doon, IA, on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Mills County, Iowa. Espinoza was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

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7/14/2020 ARREST

On 7/14/2020, Lyon County deputies arrested Alexander Casey DeLaPaz, 29, of rural Doon on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant. The warrant was for failure to appear on the original charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Providing False Identification Information, both simple misdemeanors. DeLaPaz was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $500 cash only bond. (DK)

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7/13/2020 ACCIDENT

On Friday July 10, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office covered a two vehicle accident at the intersection of K30 and A34 east of Alvord IA. Derek Kreykes(16) of Rock Valley IA was operating a Ford 500 Northbound on K30, Corey Halstenson(46) of Sioux Falls, SD was operating a Ford 150 Westbound on A34. Kreykes stopped at the stop sign and continued to turn west onto A34. The two vehicles collided in the intersection and the Ford 500 came to rest in the north ditch. Both drivers reported minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Kreykes was cited for failing to yield from stop sign.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Alvord Fire and Rescue, Doon Rescue, Trackside Towing from Alvord and K&J Body Shop from Rock Valley. (MAB)

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7/13/2020  ARREST MADE ON WARRANTS

On 07/12/2020, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Sarah L. Graves [35] of Hartley for outstanding warrants. Graves was arrested for controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, lottery-forgery or theft of ticket, and theft in the 4th degree. Graves was transported to the Lyon County Jail and is being held with a total bond of $105,300.00 cash or surety.  (LS)

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7/12/2020 ARREST

On July 12th, 2020, at about 8:35pm, a Lyon County Deputy made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Harrison Avenue in Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop the deputy observed clues of intoxication and began an investigation for OWI.  After administering field sobriety tests the deputy placed the driver, Jose Solis, age 39, of Rock Rapids, under arrest.  Solis was charged with operating while intoxicated 3rd offense, a class D felony.  He was also issued a citation for driving while suspended and served with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Osceola County.  (DK)

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7/11/2020 ARREST

On 07/07/2020 at approximately 8:22 PM, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a complaint of an erratic driver in the 2600 Block of 75 Hwy. Betsy Stubbe [60] of Rock Rapids was arrested for Operating While Under the Influence-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. (DK)

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7/7/2020  OWI ARREST

On 7/6/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Inwood for a highly intoxicated person parked in their driveway. Deputies found Dustin Fox, 29, of Sioux Falls, SD to have blood shot watery eyes, slurred speech, was unstable on his feet barely able to walk, and was very sluggish. Fox was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated-2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Open Container – Driver 21 Yrs. Old and Older. Fox was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Inwood Body Shop assisted for at the scene.  (LS)

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7/5/2020 ARREST

On 7/4/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist a Lyon County Conservation Park Ranger with a traffic stop at the Lake Pahoja Recreation Area. As a result, Patience Moberg, 22, of Sioux Falls, SD, was arrested and charged with OWI (Drugged) 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, a simple misdemeanor. Additionally, the Lyon County Conservation charged Moberg with Careless Driving and Parking in the Travel Portion of a Roadway, both simple misdemeanors. Moberg was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was later released on an unsecured bond after appearing before the magistrate. Erwin’s Service and Towing assisted at the scene. (AA)

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7/4/2020 ARREST

On Saturday July 4, 2020, at 1:45 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ashley Van Briesen of Sioux Center for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense. Van Briesen was cited for Open Container. (MAB)

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7/3/2020  THREE SUBJECTS ARRESTED

On 7/3/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Jefferson Avenue. As a result, the driver, Gabriel Mendez Matias, 20, of Sioux City, IA, was arrested and charged with the following: Driving Without a License, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, Speeding (69 in 55 mph zone), and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device, all simple misdemeanors. Additionally, two passengers, Luz Clara Ramirez Mendez, 18, and Eugenio Mendez Matias, 18,  of Sioux City, were arrested and charged with Possession or Use of False Identification Card, a simple misdemeanor. All three individuals were lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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7/2/2020 DRUGS

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with two juveniles at the Gitchie Manitou State Park. The juveniles were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Both juveniles were charged and transported to the Lyon County Jail. The juveniles were then released to a guardian. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (SW)

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6/30/2020 Arrest

On 6/29/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the unincorporated community of Beloit. As a result, Kip Hartwick, 25, of Williamsburg, NM, was arrested on a valid failure to appear warrant originating from Emmet County, IA. Hartwick was transported to the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond and served with the warrant. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Canton (SD) Police Department. (AA)

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6/27/2020 CITED

On June 26th, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office along with the Rock Rapids Fire Department responded to a hay bale on fire in the 200 block of S. Pearl St. in Rock Rapids.  As a result of investigation made at the scene, by the Rock Rapids Department, it was determined the bale had been lit on fire intentionally.  The deputy on scene then launched an investigation into the fire.  A witness reported seeing 3 juveniles in the area of the hay bale just prior to the bale starting on fire.  The deputy canvassed the area and was able to locate the 3 juveniles.  After interviewing the juveniles, it was determined that only two of them were present at the time the fire was lit.  As a result of this investigation, a juvenile male and a juvenile female were both cited in to juvenile court for reckless use of fire, a serious misdemeanor.  The bale was a total loss and is estimated to be worth about $60. (SW)

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6/27/2020 ARREST

On Friday June 26, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Eric Canning of Sioux City Iowa for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense an aggravated misdemeanor. Canning was additionally cited for unsafe stopping and stopping in the traveled portion. (SW)

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6/26/2020 ARREST

On June 26, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Angel Ellingson, age 40, of Avoca, MN. Ellingson was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance (THC oil, marijuana, methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Ellingson was also charged with tax stamp violation. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (MAB)

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6/24/2020

On June 23, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Barry Bult, age 54, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of drug paraphernalia. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (AA)

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06/21/2020 ARREST

On Friday, June 19, 2020 at approximately 11:15 p.m. a Lyon County Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 1400 blk of highway 9 just South of Larchwood. The driver was identified as David Allen Dixon of Steen, MN. Dixon was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while intoxicated -2nd offense. Dixon was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. He was also cited for no valid driver’s license and no proof of financial liability insurance(AA)

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6/19/2020   ARREST MADE

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle at 5th Ave and S Union St in Rock Rapids. The driver was identified as Logan Schulze of Omaha, NE. Schulze was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Schulze was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. He was also cited for operating a non-registered vehicle, violation of financial liability coverage, and open container.  (LS)

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6/17/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 02:12 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with Adam Whitson, age 41, of Hudson, SD. Whitson was found to have a parole violation arrest warrant out of Arizona. Whitson was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Whitson was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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6/17/2020 ARREST

On Monday June 15, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher Huisman of Rock Rapids for two counts of assault causing bodily injury; a serious misdemeanor, simple assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication; simple misdemeanors. Scott Wylie of Ashton was additionally charged with disorderly conduct. (MAB)

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6/17/2020 ARREST

On Monday June 15, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Seth Deatsch of Rock Rapids for two counts of domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury; a serious misdemeanor, and one count of child endangerment; an aggravated misdemeanor. (MAB)

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6/15/2020 ARREST

On 6/15/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Manuel Canseco Zurita, 22, of Rock Rapids, for driving without a valid license and failure to yield upon a left turn, both simple misdemeanors. Zurita was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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6/15/2020 ACCIDENT

On 06/15/2020 at approximately 4:13 PM, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a car and a deer. The 2007 GMC Acadia being driven by Tichelle Erickson [40] of Rock Rapids was estimated to have $10,000 in damage. (AA)

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6/15/2020 ACCIDENT

On 06/10/2020 at approximately 11:44 PM, Lyon County Deputies responded to an accident involving a car and a deer in the 3300 Block of Highway 9. A 2016 Ford Focus, driven by Americus Virtue [18] of Little Rock, struck the deer causing approximately $3,000 in damages. (MAB)

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On 6/10/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Carter Sprock, 18, of Rock Rapids with Trespassing, Harassment-3rd Degree, and Fireworks, all simple misdemeanors. Additionally, two juveniles were charged identically in juvenile court and were released to parents. (DK)

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6/9/2020  ROAD CLOSURE IN SOUTH DAKOTA

On June 11, 2020 South Dakota will be replacing a culvert west of Klondike on County Rd 116 (276th St.).  In Iowa it is A26 (180th St) that leads to that road in SD.  It will be closed from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM that day.  (LS)

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6/8/2020  ARREST MADE

On 6/6/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Larry Greenwood, 55, of Inwood, for Misuse of 911 and Walking on Wrong Side of Highway, both simple misdemeanors. Greenwood was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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ARREST 6/5/2020

On 6/5/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Greene Street in Rock Rapids for equipment and moving traffic violations. As a result, Jessy Neth, 20, of George was arrested and charged with OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, both simple misdemeanors. Neth was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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6/1/2020 ACCIDENT

On 6/1/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 1-vehicle accident on 100th Street near the 487th Avenue (SD) intersection. It was determined that Cassandra Beverage, 32, of Sioux Falls, SD, was operating her 2020 Honda CRV westbound on 100th Street when a deer entered the roadway from the south ditch. Beverage’s CRV struck the deer. Beverage’s vehicle sustained an estimated $6,000 worth of damage. No injuries were reported. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, and the Rock County (MN) Sheriff’s Office. (DK)

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5/30/2020 ACCIDENT

On May 30, 2020 at 5:30 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a single vehicle accident at 12th Ave and Union St in Rock Rapids, IA. Keisha Van Veldhuizen of Rock Rapids was northbound on Highway 75 and entering Rock Rapids when she fell asleep. After leaving the roadway, Van Veldhuizen struck a utility pole and a tree that were owned by the City of Rock Rapids. Van Veldhuizen reported minor injuries. Van Veldhuizen's 2019 Jeep Compass sustained approximately $8,000 in damages. (DK)

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5/29/2020 ARREST

On May 29, 2020, at 4:29 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped at motor vehicle at Elmwood Ave and Highway 9. The driver was identified as Brandy Ackerman, age 43, from Rock Rapids, IA. Ackerman was placed under arrested and charged with driving while suspended, failure to file SR-22 insurance, driving while revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (3rd of subsequent offense) . Danny Simons, age 63, of Rock Rapids, IA was cited into court for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (3rd of subsequent offense). (MAB)

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5/26/2020 ARRESTS

On Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:38 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office checked on a disabled vehicle. While speaking with the occupants, the deputy became suspicious of illegal activity. Lyon County K9 Rizzo was called to the scene and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Sarah Barnes, age 31, from George, IA and Alexander De La Paz, age 29, of George, IA were both arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail. They were charged with providing false identification information and possession drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine).  (SW)

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5/25/2020

On May 25, 2020, at 12:15 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle in George, IA for a registration violation. The driver was identified as Derek Johnson, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. Johnson was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Johnson was released and issued a court date to appear. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (MAB)

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5/24/2020  ARREST MADE

On 5/23/2020, Lyon County deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of E Michigan Avenue in George for a report of a disturbance. As a result, Four Lewi, 19, of George was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault-Strangulation with Bodily Injury, a Class D Felony, and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, a simple misdemeanor. Lewi was lodged in the Lyon County Jail pending his appearance before the magistrate.

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5/23/2020  DRUG CHARGES

On 5/22/2020, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of A52 and K52 for a speeding and equipment violation. As a result of the stop, Eric Aragon, of Ethan, SD, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.   (LS)

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5/20/2020 ARREST

On 5/19/20, Lyon County Deputies responded to 511 S Maple in Inwood for reports of a verbal domestic. Deputies arrived on scene and upon subsequent investigation Jeffrey Schleis- age 39- of Inwood was arrested for Domestic Abuse first offense. Schleis was booked into the Lyon County Jail on his charges.  (MAB)

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5/18/2020 ARREST

On 5/18/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Log Avenue for a registration violation. As a result, Steven Bergeson, 57, of Buffalo Center, IA, was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, Open Container, and Failure to Display Registration Plates, all simple misdemeanors. Bergeson was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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5/18/2020 ARREST

On Sunday, May 17, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryan Stroud, age 55, of Doon, IA. Stroud was charged with sex offender registry violation, 2nd or subsequent offense. (SW)

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5/16/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, May 16, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Alex Ohling (25) of Rock Rapids for operating while intoxicated 1st offense. Ohling was additionally cited for stopping in the traveled portion of roadway. (DK)

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5/13/2020 COMPLAINT

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office filed complaints on Sarah De Jong, age 36, of Hull, IA for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. The complaints stem from an incident on January 26, 2020 in Rock Rapids. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (DK)

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5/10/2020 AAREST

On 5/10/20 at 0130 hours Lyon County Deputies responded to a collision near 220th St and Eagle near Alvord. Hayley Van Grootheest, 19 of Hull, was traveling eastbound when she entered the ditch and the vehicle rolled onto its side. Van Grootheest was able to exit the vehicle prior to aid arriving. The F150 she was driving was totaled as a result of the collision. Van Grootheest was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, Minor in possession of Alcohol, Failure to maintain control, and unlawful use of a license. Lyon County Deputies were assisted on scene by Alvord Fire, Doon Fire, and Lyon County Ambulance. (AA)

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5/6/2020 CITED INTO COURT

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Ethan Moresco, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD. Moresco was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (TR)

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5/4/2020  DRUG ARRESTS MADE

On April 26, 2020 at approximately 7:30 PM Jay Micheal Cardenas, age 20, from Sioux Falls, SD and Pete Stone, age 24, from Sioux Falls, SD were found to be in possession of a controlled substance at the Gitchie Manitou State Park.  Cardenas was charged with possession of a controlled substance-marijuana (serious misdemeanor), failure to affix a drug tax stamp (Class D felony), and minor in possession of alcohol (simple misdemeanor).  Stone was charged with possession of a controlled substance- marijuana (serious misdemeanor).  (LS)

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5/4/2020  DRUG ARRESTS MADE

On April 16, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people in a car acting suspiciously in Rock Rapids.  Deputies made contact with the vehicle near Dollar General in Rock Rapids.  As a result Justin Michael Bentley, age 24, from Sioux Falls, SD and Ashley Winn Mortimer, age 33, from Sioux Falls, SD were arrested.  Both were charged with Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-serious misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana)-serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia- simple misdemeanor.   (LS)

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5/1/2020 ACCIDENT

On 05/01/2020, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a one-vehicle accident which occurred on 140th Street at the South Dakota State Line. Joshua Taralson [28] of Harrisburg, SD was driving eastbound into Lyon County when a deer entered the roadway. Taralson struck the deer, causing damage to his white 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Taralason’s vehicle had an estimated $2,500 in damage. (DK)

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4/30/2020 ARREST

On 4/30/2020, a Lyon County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for a speeding violation that occurred in the 2800 block of county road A34 (210th Street). The vehicle did not pull over and continued traveling eastbound on A34 before turning southbound onto Jay Avenue. The vehicle then stopped in the 2200 block of Jay Avenue where the driver was taken into custody. The driver was identified as Mark Kruse, 60, of George. Kruse was charged with the following:

Aggravated Misdemeanor: Driving While Barred

Serious Misdemeanor: Eluding

Simple Misdemeanors: Speeding, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Driving While Suspended (4 counts), Open Container, Littering, No Insurance, Operating Without Current Registration, Fraudulent Use of Registration, Operating Without Ignition Interlock, and Failure to Stop at Stop Sign.

 

Kruse was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff's office was assisted by Trackside Towing. (AA)

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Lyon County Reminds Residents Social Distancing is Important Outdoors, Too

Lyon County Public Health thanks all residents that are following social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is important to remember to follow these guidelines even when outside.

“We encourage residents to spend time outdoors when possible because it’s beneficial to mental health and physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle,” said Lyon County Public Health Director Melissa Stillson. “Everyone needs to continue following social distancing guidelines when outdoors because close contact, even outside, can spread the virus that causes COVID-19.”

When spending time outdoors, all people should:

Stay in vehicles during community drive night events

Avoid social gatherings in community parking lots such as businesses, churches and schools.

Maintain social distancing by keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone you encounter outdoors.

Spend time outdoors alone, or only with members of your household. This is not the time for team sports or recreation.(AA)

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4/27/2020 DOMESTIC

On 4/22/20 at approximately 0330 hours Lyon County Deputies were advised of an ongoing domestic occurring in Larchwood. Deputies arrived on scene and subsequently placed Angela Hanson (41) under arrest for Felony Domestic Assault. Hanson was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was booked on her charges. (DK)

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4/25/2020 ARREST

On 4/25/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Durant Kruger, 59, of Sioux City, IA, on an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Burglary-3rd Degree, a Class D Felony. Kruger was initially arrested by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office before being transported to the Lyon County Jail. The warrant stems from an incident on 4/4/2020 at a rural Larchwood farm place. Kruger's bond on the warrant was $5,000 cash or surety. (TR)

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4/13/2020 ARREST

On Friday April 10, 2020 at approximately 7:35 am, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible burglary in progress at an apartment building in Larchwood. As a result of the initial response and an investigation, Dustin Lee Schlenker, age 34, from Larchwood was arrested for two counts of Felon in possession of a firearm/offensive weapon, both Class D felonies. (MAB)

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4/7/2020 ACCIDENT

On 04/03/2020, a Lyon County Deputy observed a white 2009 Ford F250 in the ditch on 210th Street near K52. Joshua Bathke [39] of Sioux Falls, SD was westbound on 210th Street when the vehicle left the roadway due to icy conditions. The vehicle had approximately $15,000 in damage. (SW)

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4/7/2020 ARREST

On 04/07/2020, a Lyon County Deputy did arrest Carmine Immediato [67] of Jasper, MN on an active warrant for Probation Violation. Mr. Immeidato’s original charges was Indecent Exposure, a serious misdemeanor. Mr. Immediato is being held at the Lyon County Jail with no bond. (SW)

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4/3/2020 ACCIDENT

On Friday April 3, 2020 at 7am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office covered a single vehicle roll over accident on A34 East of George Iowa. The driver Francisco Garcia of Ocheyedan Iowa was driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado westbound on A34 when it lost control on the ice and entered the south ditch and came to rest on its side after striking a power pole owned by Alliant Energy. The truck sustained major damage and is totaled. Garcia was transported to Avera Rock Rapids for minor injuries. There was minimal damage to the power pole. Garcia was cited for Fail to Maintain Control.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by George Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, Stockton Towing, Warntjes Paint and Body, Alliant Energy and the Iowa State Patrol. (SW)

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4/1/2020 ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

At approximately 2:15 AM on 3/29/2020, the Lyon County Communications Center received a call from the 300 block of S Adams Street in Rock Rapids for a male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Avera Rock Rapids with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation at the scene revealed the incident to be accidental in nature. As a result, Lance Earl Morgan Bryant, 28, of Mitchell, SD, was charged under the Rock Rapids city code with Discharging a Weapon Within City Limits,a simple misdemeanor. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance.  (SW)

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Weapon Permits 4/1/2020

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office will begin issuing permits to Acquire and permits to Carry as of April 1, 2020. I ask that you go to our web page and fill out the proper form and then mail it to our office. If you are renewing please send a check for $25.00 and a copy of a picture identification card. If you are applying for a new permit, please enclose a $50.00 check along with a copy of a picture identification card and a copy of your certificate that proves you took the required course. You will then receive your new permit in the mail. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely , Stewart W Vander Stoep, Sheriff. (SW)

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3/31/2020 ARREST

On March 31,2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Philip Wynia, age 30, of George, Iowa.  Wynia was arrested following an investigation of alleged domestic abuse.  After conducting the investigation, deputies determined an assault had occurred.  Wynia was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault, a simple misdemeanor and lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

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3/21/2020  ARREST MADE

On 03/19/2020, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Brittany Freeman [30] of Rock Rapids on an active warrant for Forgery, which is a class D Felony. Freeman was transported to the Lyon County Jail for booking.  (LS)

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3/20/2020  NOT ISSUING GUN PERMITS

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is suspending issuing gun permits until April 1, 2020.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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3/17/2020 ARREST

On 03/11/2020, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Rachel Spencer [38] of Fairmont, MN on multiple warrants. Spencer was arrested with the charges of: 2 counts Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fraudulent Practice 5th Degree, Provide False Identification Information, Forgery, Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine 1st Offense, Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana 1st Offense, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability. Spencer was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (MAB)

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3/17/2020

ATTENTION: COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICE

Until further notice, to reduce exposure to our staff, we are asking everyone that you do not enter the Sheriff's Office unless your visit is necessary.

We will be limiting the hours to puchase a gun permit. For the next two weeks gun permits will be available on Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We are suspending all finger printing until further notice. Sex offender regisitry questions should call directly to Deputy Nyron Moore at 712-400-9705.

If you do come to the Sheriff's office, you will be asked to wash your hands thoroughly before conducting any business with any of the staff.

Thank you for your consideration in the matter to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 472-8300.

Sincerely,

Stewart W. Vander Stoep

Lyon County Sheriff

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3/16/2020 ARREST

On Monday, March, 16, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office charged Lucas Strassburg, age 32, of Hardwick, MN with public intoxication. Strassburg was booked into the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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3/15/2020 ARREST

On 3/15/2020, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation that occurred in the 2400 block of U.S. 18 outside of Inwood. As a result, Iram Jesus Ayala Rodriguez, 40, of Inwood, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended(2 counts), Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, and Speeding (11-15 mph over), all simple misdemeanors. Ayala Rodriguez was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted bond and was released. (MAB)

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On Saturday March 14, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jared Thomas for Driving While Barred, he was additionally cited for Driving While License Suspended. (MAB)

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3/14/2020

On Saturday March 14, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of 100th St and Rock County Road 17 north of Larchwood.  Kerbee Polenychko of Spirit Lake was Southbound on Rock County Road 17, was slowing for the stop sign and slid though the intersection due to snowy conditions. Polenychko entered the south ditch and struck a stop sign owned by Lyon County Secondary Roads. Polenchko was cited for fail to maintain control. (MAB)

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3/9/2020

On March 9, 2020, Lyon County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Us75/Ia9 for a brake light violation. The driver of the vehicle, one Ronald Morrison, age 58, of New Boston, Illinois, had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver admitted to recently consuming marijuana and marijuana was located in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for OWI, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, and the open container and was booked into the Lyon County Jail on his charges. (MAB)

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3/9/2020 Arrest

On 3/9/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation at the Grand Falls Casino. As a result, Debra Grosvenor, 45, was arrested on an active Minnehaha County (SD) warrant. Grosvenor was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice in the state of Iowa in addition to Providing False Identification Information, a simple misdemeanor. Grosvenor was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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3/5/2020 ACCIDENT/ARREST

On 3/5/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a 1-vehicle accident near the intersection of K12 (Beech Avenue) and A26 (180th Street). Upon investigation, it was determined that Jayden VanZee, 23, of Platte, SD, was operating his 2005 GMC Sierra southbound on K12 when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the "T" intersection with A26. VanZee's vehicle left the roadway into the south ditch and struck a box owned by Alliance Communications. As a result, VanZee was arrested and charged with the following: OWI 3rd or Subsequent Offense, a Class D Felony and Public Intoxication, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, Failure to Maintain Control, and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage-accident, all simple misdemeanors. VanZee was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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3/5/2020 ARREST

On 3/4/2020, Lyon County deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in Inwood. As a result, Michale Lemon, 28, of Inwood was arrested and charged with the following:

Aggravated Misdemeanor: Harassment 1st Degree

Serious Misdemeanors: Assault On Persons Engaged in Certain Occupations-4 counts

Simple Misdemeanors: Public Intoxication, Interference with Official Acts, Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, and Interference with Emergency Communications

Lemon was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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03/04/2020 ARREST

On 3/4/2020, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road A34 (210th Street) and IA 182 for a registration violation. As a result, Elmer Alexi Monge Navarro, 24, of Inwood was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, and Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. Navarro was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Trackside Towing. (TR)

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2/29/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Bradly Dykstra of George for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Dykstra was additionally cited for speed and open container. (DK)

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2/25/2020 ARREST

On 02-25-2020, Eric James Tilstra was seen at the Lil’ Chubs Gas Station located at 712 S. Oak Street in Inwood. Eric was arrested on a Plymouth County Warrant stemming from a Probation Violation. (AA)

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2/21/2020 DRUGS

On Friday, February 21, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a juvenile and Ethan McManus, age 18, of Brandon, SD. The juvenile and McManus were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. The juvenile was released to a parent and McManus was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (DK)

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02/19/2020 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday February 19, 2020 at approximately 1:30 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and county road A-10.  Angela Marie Reckert, age 39, from Larchwood, IA was operating her 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan northbound on Highway 9.  James Lee Woods, age 66, from Sioux Falls, SD was operating a 2017 Chevrolet Spark eastbound on A-10 (100th St).  Woods entered Highway 9 to continue eastbound on 100th St when he was struck by the minivan.  

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark and the 2014 Chrysler Town and Country were complete losses.  One individual was transported to a local hospital for possible injuries.  Woods received a citation for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign, a simple misdemeanor.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Larchwood Fire and Rescue, the Lyon County Ambulance, the Iowa DCI, and the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency. (AA)

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02/16/2020 ACCIDENT

On 2/16/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 1-vehicle accident near the intersection of Kennedy Avenue (County Road L-14). Investigation at the scene determined that Colten Blochowitz, 22, of Little Rock, was operating his 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty northbound in the 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway to the west. The vehicle traveled through the west ditch for approximately 1/4 mile before striking the embankment of the ditch of 200th Street and rolling several times. Blochowitz was transported by ambulance for treatment of his injuries and an adult passenger was transported by personal vehicle for treatment of his. The vehicle was considered a total loss. This accident remains under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, Trackside Towing, and Avera Rock Rapids. (AA)

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2/19/2020  CHARGED WITH POSSESSION

On 02/18/20, a Lyon County Deputy accompanied the Department of Correctional Services, Parole and Probation, on a home compliance check in George, IA. As a result of the check, Bobby J. Sprock [50] of George was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.

(LS)

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02/18/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Miguel Garcia Garcia, age 24, of Rock Valley, IA. Garcia Garcia was charged with false information for citation and provide false identification informations, both simple misdemeanors. (AA)

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2/17/2020 ARREST

On Sunday February 16, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jacob Desmet (37) for domestic abuse assault, a serious misdemeanor. (DK)

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2/15/2020  OWI ARREST

In the early morning hours on 2/15/2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office had a report of a vehicle in the ditch south of Hwy 9 on IA 182.  Jeffrey Nibbelink (51) of Sioux Center was arrested on OWI 1st.   (LS)

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02/13/2020 ACCIDENT

On February 13th, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle non-injury accident on Main Street in Inwood.  Greg Hanson was backing out of a diagonal parking spot in his 2020 Chevrolet Silverado.  Michael VanBeek was backing from a diagonal parking space on the opposite side of the roadway.  The 2 vehicles made contact at the center of the roadway with their rear-ends.  Hanson’s vehicle sustained about $3500 in damage.  VanBeek’s vehicle sustained about $1500 in damage. (DK)

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2/12/2020

On 02/12/2020, a Lyon County Deputy did serve Erin Vanden Bosch [40] of Rock Rapids an additional charge of Violation of a No Contact Order (a simple misdemeanor). Vanden Bosch was already in custody at the Lyon County Jail on other outstanding warrants. (MAB)

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02/11/2020 ARREST

On 2/11/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Terry Lee Paul Snyder, 21, of Rock Rapids on a valid arrest warrant for failing to appear for initial appearance on the original charge of Violation of a No Contact Order, a simple misdemeanor. Subsequently, a search warrant for the residence was executed and Snyder was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance- 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Snyder was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $1,600 bond. (AA)

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02/08/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with Daryl Blair, age 35, of Los Osos, CA. Blair was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. Blair was charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a class B felony and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class D felony. Blair was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation.  (DK)

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02/07/2020 ARREST

On Friday, February 7, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Barry Coleman, age 34, from Kissimmee, FL. Coleman was charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and a drug tax stamp violation, both class D felony. Coleman was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Athos assisted in the investigation.The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was also assisted by the Iowa State Patrol. (SW)

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02/06/2020 ARREST

On 2/5/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Dirks, 51, of Rock Rapids on an active Sioux County arrest warrant for Theft-4th Degree, a serious misdemeanor. Dirks was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted a $1,000 bond and was released.  (SW)

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02/04/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Crystal Riemersma of George, IA. Riemersma was wanted out of Woodbury County for forgery and theft 2nd degree. Riemersma was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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2/3/2020 ARREST

On 2/1/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sarah DeJong, 35, of Hull, on a valid Sioux County arrest warrant. The warrant was for failure to appear on the original charge of Theft 5th Degree. DeJong was booked into the Lyon County Jail where she was later released on a $550 bond. (DK)

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1/30/2020 CITED INTO COURT

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Benjamin Garret, age 24, of Sioux Falls, SD. Garrett was found to have a controlled substance in his vehicle. Garrett was cited into court for the offense. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (AA)

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1/29/2020 ARREST

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40 year old Chad Riebeling, of Lester, Iowa.  Riebeling was arrested on a Lyon County arrest warrant for violation of probation.  Bond on the warrant was set at $2,000.(AA)

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1/29/2020 ARREST

On 01-27-2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of S. Marshall St. in Rock Rapids. The driver was identified as Nolan Jensen,19, of Rock Rapids. Upon making contact with the driver, there was a very strong odor of marijuana being emitted into the air from inside the vehicle. An investigation lead to Jensen being placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance -1ST offense. Jensen was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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1/28/2020 ARREST

On 1/28/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Rude, 48, of Sioux Falls, SD, for Trespassing-1st Offense, a simple misdemeanor. Rude was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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1/24/2020 ARREST

On Friday, January 24, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on 100th St near Cherry Ave. The driver was identified as Jamison Lawrence of Brandon, SD. Lawrence was found to not have a valid drivers license and also had a active arrest warrant in Iowa for possession of methamphetamine. Additionally, Lawrence was found to be in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia items. Lawrence was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (TR)

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1/21/2020 ARREST

On January 21, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested 26 year old Nathaniel May.  May was arrested at the O'Brien County Jail where he was being held on a Lyon County arrest warrant for violation of the sex offender registry.  Bond on the warrant wasset at $2,000 cash or surety. (SW)

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1/21/2020 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6:14 AM, Robert Vander Bush of Doon, IA was operating a 1997 GMC Sierra eastbound on 260th St, ½ mile east of Doon, IA. Vander Bush struck a deer in the roadway causing approximately $2,000 in damages. No injuries were reported. (MAB)

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1/20/2020 ARREST

On 1/18/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of U.S. 75. As a result, Jacob Hunefeld, 30, of Graettinger, IA, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Sioux and Emmet counties. Hunefeld was also charged with Driving While License Suspended, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, and Failure to Display Registration Plates. Hunefeld was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (SW)

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1/20/2020 ARREST

On Saturday January 18, 2020, at approximately 1:40 AM Jorge Arturo Padilla Tavares, age 44, from Fairview, SD was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicate second offense, an aggravated misdemeanor and cited for failure to maintain control, a simplemisdemeanor.(MAB)

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1/15/2020  ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On January 15, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1900 block of state highway 182.  Trey Lenz, 14, of Inwood was northbound in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix.  Lenz lost control of the vehicle on the ice covered roadway causing the vehicle to enter the east ditch, spin 180 degrees and come to rest.  The vehicle received about $5000 in damages.  There were no injuries reported in this accident.  (LS)

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1/15/2020  ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

On January 15, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2200 Block of Garfield Avenue.  Julie VanTilburg of Rock Rapids was northbound in a 2004 Ford F350 pickup.  As she was traversing uphill, the vehicle lost traction causing VanTilburg to lose control and enter the east ditch.  As the vehicle entered the east ditch it partially rolled on to the driver’s side causing about $5,000 in damage.  (LS)

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1/15/2020 ARREST MADE

On 1/14/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle stopped facing the wrong way in the travel portion of the roadway in the 1600 block of county road A-18 (140th Street). Upon arrival, it was discoveredthe vehicle was reported stolen out of Sioux Falls. The driver initially refused to identify herself and tried to drive away. The driver was eventually identified as Kara Greger, 19, of Lake Andes, SD. Greger was charged with the following:

 

1) Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree (Class D Felony)

2) Interference With Official Acts (Simple misdemeanor)

3) Providing False Identification Information (Simple misdemeanor)

4) Driving Without License (Simple Misdemeanor)

5) Violation of Financial Liability (Simple Misdemeanor)

6) Stopping on Paved Portion of Roadway (Simple Misdemeanor)

7) Reckless Driving (Simple Misdemeanor)

8) Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device (Simple Misdemeanor)

 

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the following: Larchwood EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation’s Drug Recognition Expert, Avera Rock Rapids,K9 Athos, and Trackside Towing.  (LS)

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1/14/2020 ARREST

On 1/14/2020, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of IA 9 for a registration violation. As a result, Denilson Jose Lopez Garcia, 20, of Rock Valley was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Driving While License Suspended and one count of Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. Lopez Garcia was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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1/13/2020 Arrest

On 1/13/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office charged Morgan Lorang, 39, of Sioux Falls, SD, for Driving While License Revoked (OWI), a serious misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended (No SR-22 on file), a simple misdemeanor. The charges stem from Lorang driving to the Lyon County Jail to serve time on an OWI charge. (MAB)

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1/13/2020 ARREST

On 1/9/2020, Lyon County deputies were dispatched to a residence in Inwood. As a result, Terry Lee Paul Snyder, 21, of Inwood was arrested for Violation of a No Contact/Protection Order, a simple misdemeanor. Snyder was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was later released on an unsecured bond. (MAB)

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1/13/2020 ACCIDENT

On 1/13/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 700 block of S Tama Street for a one vehicle accident. Investigation at the scene determined that Cameron Borman, 16, of Rock Rapids was operating a 2002 Volkswagon Passat southbound on S Tama Street. The vehicle lost control and left the roadway to the east, striking a tree and damaging landscaping of a private residence. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway before leaving the roadway to the west and striking a light pole and electrical box owned by the Rock Rapids Utilities. The tree and landscaping sustained an estimated $150 in damage while Borman's Passat sustained an estimated $4,500 in damage. The light pole and electrical box did not sustain any damage. Borman was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Careless Driving. No injuries were reported. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Rock Rapids Utilities. (MAB)

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1/13/2020 ACCIDENT

On Monday January 13, 2020, at approximately 4:25 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on Highway 9 near Fig Ave.  Zakary Allen Kleinsasser, age 20, from Sioux Falls, SD was operating a 2003 GMC Envoy west bound on Highway 9 when he lost control due to ice on the road.  The Envoy entered the south ditch, rolled, and came to a rest on it's tires on top of an electrical box owned by Lyon Rural Electric Company. The Envoy, owned by Wayne Satterlee from Mitchell, SD was a complete loss.  No injuries were reported. The Rock Rapids Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance assisted. (MAB)

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1/13/2020 ACCIDENT

On Monday January 13, 2020, at approximately 6:40 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on A-18 near Apple Ave.  Myrnia Ann Wagner, age 54, from Sheldon, IA was operating her 2017 Mercedes GLE eastbound on A-18 when she lost control due to ice on the road.  The Mercedes entered the north ditch, struck a culvert, rolled  and came to a rest on it's tires.  There were no injuries reported and the Mercedes was a complete loss. (MAB)

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1/12/2020 ACCIDENT

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident near the intersection of L14 and Highway 9. Hailey Van Hull, age 20, of Sioux Falls, SD was westbound on Highway 9 in a 2006 Dodge Durango when she lost control due to weather and road conditions. Van Hull entered the north ditch and struck a road sign. Van Hull reported injuries and was transported for medical treatment by personal vehicle. The Durango sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Trackside Service and Repair. (MAB)

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1/12/2020 JUVENILE ARREST

On 1/11/20 Lyon County Deputies stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign in Inwood. Upon investigation the juvenile driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of marijuana. The juvenile was processedat the jail and released to their legal guardian. (DK)

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1/12/2020 CITATION

On January 11, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle near the Highway 9 and 100th St intersection. During the traffic stop the passenger was identified as Jillian Kruger, age 42, of Luverne, MN. Krugerwas found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Kruger was cited in to court for the possessions. (DK)

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1/11/2020 ARREST

On Friday, January 10, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 9 near the 130th St intersection. The driver was identified as Bryan Cowdin, age 37, of Worthington, MN. An investigation lead to Cowdin being placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Cowdin was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted with the investigation. (DK)

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1/7/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in George, IA. The driver was identified as Larry Denekas, age 69, of George, IA. Denekas was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Denekas was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. Denekas was charged with possession of methamphetamine 3rd offense, a class D felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (MAB)

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1/4/2020 ARREST

On 1/3/2019, Lyon County deputies were dispatched to Inwood for a domestic disturbance. As a result, Terry Lee Paul Snyder, 21, of Inwood was arrested and charged with Harassment-2nd Degree, a serious misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Snyder was held on bond in the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

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1/4/2020 ARREST

On 1/3/2019, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of L26 (Marsh Avenue) for multiple registration and equipment violations. As a result, Jeremiah Postma, 39, of Sheldon was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense and Carrying Weapons While Intoxicated, both serious misdemeanors, and Operating Without Current Registration, a simple misdemeanor. Postma was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

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12/31/2019 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and Dove Ave. Zachary Hamann, age 19, of Inwood, IA was driving a green 1997 Chevrolet K1500 westbound on Highway 9 and was preparing to turn southbound on Dove Ave. Terry DeBeer, age 44, of Ellsworth, MN was driving a 2007 Freightliner with an attached 2020 Timpte trailer. DeBeer was also westbound on Highway 9 and was unable to stop for Hamann’s vehicle which resulted in a collision in the intersection. No injuries were reported. Hamman’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damages and DeBeer’s sustained approximately $1,000 in damages. (DK)

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12/28/2019 ARREST

On 12/28/19 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Dylan Bucher of Little Rock, Iowa.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop which occurred in the 2400 block of US HWY 18.  During the traffic stop, 19 year old Jacob Foote, of Rock Valley, was found in possession of alcohol under legal age.  It was further discovered that a 16 year old male passenger in the vehicle was also in possession of alcohol under legal age.  While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle it was determined that Bucher had purchased the alcohol and allowed the consumption of it while in his vehicle.  Bucher was charged with two counts of supplying alcohol to persons under legal age, both serious misdemeanors, and lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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12/24/2019 ARREST

On 12/24/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of S Boone Street for an equipment violation. As a result, Ricky Johannson, 58, of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Violation of FinancialLiability, both simple misdemeanors. Johannson was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (SW)

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12/23/2019 ARREST

On 12/23/2019, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a semi tractor/trailer combo in the 300 block of S Union Street in Rock Rapids for an equipment violation. As a result, the driver, Rhonda VanRuiten, 52, of Inwood was found to have an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault-bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. VanRuiten was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was served with the warrant. (AA)

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12/24/2019 ARREST

On 12/24/19 at 0014 hours a Lyon County Deputy stopped Tyler Bruns (35) of Rock Rapids for driving with no headlights and speed. Subsequent investigation led to Bruns being arrested for OWI first offense. Bruns was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was booked on his charge. (AA)

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12/21/2019 ARREST

On December 20, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Sandra Groen (70) of Little Rock for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense a Serious Misdemeanor. (DK)

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12/20/2019 ACCIDENT/ARREST

On 11-25-19, Lyon County Sherriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident on the 2100 Block of Cherry Avenue. Jeffery Bryan Kruse of Inwood, IA was operating a 2018 John Deere Tractor pulling a liquid manure tank northbound on Cherry Avenue just South of 210th St. when the vehicle went off of the East shoulder of the road, came back on to the road, and then going off the west side of a County bridge. The tractor and manure spreader came to rest in a stream on the west side of the road. The tractor and manure spreader sustained approximately $150,000 worth of damages and the county bridge has approximately $25,000 worth of damages resulting from this accident. The accident remained under investigation until 12/13/2019 when arrest warrants were issued for Kruse. On 12/19/2019, Kruse was served with arrest warrants for the following charges: OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Failure to Maintain Control and Open Container-Driver, both simple misdemeanors. Kruse was released from the Lyon County Jail on a $1,600 bond. The Lyon County Sherriff’s Office was assisted in the accident by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Inwood Fire and Rescue, Canton-Inwood Ambulance, and Trackside Towing. (TR)

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12/19/2019 ARREST

December 14, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dawson D. Leenderts (19) of Hills, MN, for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, serious misdemeanor and was given a citation for minor in possession of alcohol, simple misdemeanor.  The arrest was made after the vehicle Leenderts was operating was stopped for speeding.  A passenger in Leenderts vehicle was also cited for minor in possession. (DK)

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12/19/2019 ARREST

On 12/18/19, a Lyon County Sheriff Deputy arrested Michele Grant [47] of George on an outstanding arrest warrant. Grant was arrested of Theft-5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. Grant was transported to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office for booking. (DK)

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12/19/2019 ARRESTS

On 12/18/2019, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of IA 9 and U.S. 75 in Rock Rapids. As a result, James Kierstead, 27, of Larchwood was arrested for Violation of a No-Contact/Protection Order, a simple misdemeanor. Danielle Gladsee, 24, also of Larchwood was also arrested for aiding and abetting the crime of Violation of a No-Contact/Protection Order and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, both simple misdemeanors. Both Kierstead and Gladsee were transported to the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff's office was assisted by Trackside Towing. (DK)

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12/18/2019 ARRESTS

On 12/15/19 Lyon County Deputies responded to a domestic incident in Larchwood. James Kierstead (28) was arrested for Domestic Assault 2nd offense and for child endangerment and booked into the Lyon County Jail. Danielle Gladsee (24) of Larchwood was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Lyon County Jail. A search warrant was done for the residence and subsequently Douglas Gladsee was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Lyon County Jail.

 

On 12/15/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in Larchwood. As a result, James Kierstead, 27 of Larchwood was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault-2nd Offense and Child Endangerment, both aggravated misdemeanors.Douglas Gladsee, 63, of Larchwood was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor and 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors. Danielle Gladsee, 24, of Larchwood was arrested for Possessionof a Controlled Substance-1st Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. All 3 individuals were transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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12/17/2019

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 5:44 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with Eric Tilstra, age 30, of Inwood, IA. Tilstra was found to have a controlled substance in his vehicle. Tilstra was cited in to court for the possession. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (TR)

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12/17/2019 ARREST

On 12/16/19, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the alleyway of the 200 Block of E. Michigan in George, IA. Upon arrival, deputies contacted a female victim who stated she had been confronted by an angry male who kicked her car and threatened her. After further investigation, Maner Lewi [22] of George was arrested for Assault, a serious misdemeanor. Lewi was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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12/16/2019  ARREST MADE

On 12/13/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elizabeth Olson, 31, of Rock Rapids on a Lyon County warrant for 2 counts of Theft 5th Degree, both simple misdemeanors. Olson was transported to the Lyon County Jail and released on an unsecured appearance bond the next day.   (LS)

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12/13/2019 ACCIDENT

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 3:56 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident in the 2000 mile of Highway 75. Glenn Roemen, age 59, of Sherman, SD was operating a 2015 Ford F-250 northbound on Highway75 when he fell asleep and entered the east ditch.  Roemen’s vehicle came to a stop after becoming stuck in the ditch. Roemen did not report any injuries and the vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 in damages. There was also a traffic control sign owned by the State of Iowa that was damaged in the accident. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Rapids Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance, and Trackside Repair. (SW)

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12/12/2019 ARREST

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Armando Martin Morales, age 34, of Worthington, MN. Martin Morales was wanted out of Sioux County, IA for probation violation and multiple traffic offenses. He was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

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12/7/2019 ARREST

On Saturday December 7, 2019 The Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Nuzum (57) of Sioux Center for Operating While Intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense and Eluding both Class D Felonies. Nuzum was additionally charged with Operating without ignition interlock device and open container. (AA)

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12/7/2019 ARREST

On Saturday December 7, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Tichelle Erickson (39) of Rock Rapids,  for Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  (MAB)

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12/4/2019  ARREST MADE

On 12/4/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathan Hanson, 25, of Rock Rapids on a Lyon County warrant for the charge of Sex Offender Registration Violation- 1st Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Hanson turned himself in where he was served with the warrant which carried a $2,000 cash or surety bond.  (LS)

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12/4/2019 ACCIDENT

On December 1, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office covered a 2 vehicle accident in the Grand Falls Casino parking lot.  Derald Weihl, of Sioux Falls, SD, was stopped at the stop sign at the casino entrance in a 2019 Subaru.  Deshawnte Lloyd, of Sioux Falls, SD, was approaching the stop sign, in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.  Lloyd's vehicle lost traction on the ice covered roadway as he was attempting to stop.  Lloyd's vehicle struck the rear of Weihl's vehicle.  Weihl's vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damage.  Lloyd's vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damage.  There were no injuries reported in this accident. (TR)

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12/4/2019 ACCIDENT

On November 29, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office covered a single vehicle accident in the 2100 block of US highway 75.  Chang Yao of Lincoln, Nebraska, was northbound on HWY 75, in a 2010 Honda CRV, when he lost control of his vehicle on the ice and snow covered roadway.  The vehicle entered the east ditch where it struck a small creek bank and came to rest.  The vehicle sustained about $5,000 in damage.  Yao was not hurt in the accident. (TR)

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12/2/2019 ACCIDENT

On Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:59 AM hrs the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the 1400 mile of Chestnut Ave. Brock Van Oort, age 16, of Brandon, SD was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Emily Terwee, age 15, of Larchwood, IA was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Terwee was following Van Oort southbound on Chestnut Ave when Van Oort began to brake for a disabled vehicle that was partially blocking the southbound lane. Van Oort lost control of the vehicle and spun around due to slick road conditions. Terwee and Van Oort collided in the southbound lane. Approximately $5,000 in damages were sustained to each vehicle. No injuries were reported. (TR)

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11/29/2019 ACCIDENT

On Friday, 11/29/2019 at approximately 1:25 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of county road A-26 and county road A-12. The vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Marlo Arp from Inwood, was eastbound on A-26 when it lost traction on the icy roadway and entered the north ditch where it rolled before coming to rest on the driver's side. Arp and her three minor passengers were all taken by ambulance to Canton/Inwood Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The pickup was considered a total loss. Deputies were assisted on scene by Larchwood Fire and Rescue and by Lyon County Ambulance. (TR)

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11/28/2019 ARRESTS

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office recieved a 911 call of an individual violating a no contact order in Inwood. Upon investigation Ryan George Halma, age 35 from Inwood was arrested and charged with violating a no contact order, a simple misdemeanor. Brittany  Marie Halma, age 31, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the violation of a no contact order, a simple misdemeanor. (MAB)

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11/27/2019 ARREST

On 11/15/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of county road A34 and Coolidge Avenue. As a result, Job Vega Gonzalez, 20, of Rock Valley was arrested and charged with Driving While Suspended, Violation of Financial Liability, and Speeding (75 mph in 55 mph zone), all simple misdemeanors. Further investigation led to the execution of a search warrant on the vehicle in which arrest warrants were later issued for Vega Gonzalez for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Vega Gonzalez was arrested on the arrest warrants on 11/27/2019. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by K9 Rizzo. (TR)

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11/27/2019 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at approximately 8:00 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident one mile west of Rock Rapids, IA.  Jeandre Swanepol, age 38, from Rock Rapids was operating her 2005 Chevrolet Equinox westbound on Highway 9.  Jeffrey Wilke, age 63, from Lester, IA was operating his 1999 Pontiac Montana eastbound on Highway 9.  Due to snow and ice on the roadway Swanepol lost control of her vehicle, entered the eastbound lane, and struck Mr. Wilke's vehicle.  

Swanepol and Wilke were transported to Avera Hospital in Rock Rapids for non life threatening injuries.  Both vehicles were a total loss.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance and the Rock Rapids Fire Department.  (SW)

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11/26/2019 ACCIDENT

On 11/26/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to a 2-vehicle accident in the 2300 block of IA 182. Upon investigation, it was determined that Michael Payne of Inwood was traveling southbound in a 2017 Chevrolet Silveradoowned by Van Zee Enterprises of Rock Valley and Joel Van Veldhuizen of Rock Valley was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado owned by himself. The Silverado operated by Payne struck the Silverado operated by Van Veldhuizen in the rear, causing Van Veldhuizen’sSilverado to go into the east ditch. Van Veldhuizen’s Silverado sustained an estimated $1,500 in damage and the Van Zee Enterprises Silverado sustained approximately $2,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.  (SW)

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11/25/2019  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and Indian Ave. Richard Fagan, age 35, of Winfield, KS was northbound on Indian Ave. Fagan wasoperating a 2015 Kenworth T680 and pulling a 2013 Wabash trailer. Dianne Kass, age 55, of Sibley, IA was westbound on Highway 9. Kass was operating a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. Fagan failed to stop for the stop sign and entered the intersection in front of Kass.Kass struck the side of Fagan’s trailer causing both vehicles to become disabled north of the intersection. Fagan did not report any injuries and sustained approximately $55,000 in damages to his unit. Kass and her passenger both sustained serious injuriesand were extricated from the vehicle by the Rock Rapids Fire Department. They were then transported to the hospital by the Lyon County Ambulance. Kass' vehicle sustained approximately $12,000 in damages. Trackside Repair also assisted with the accident scene.   (LS)

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11/22/2019 ARREST

On Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:49 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with Kaleb Graff, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD. Graff was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Graff was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (TR)

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11/21/2019  FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE

On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested George Wheeler, age 48, of Stockton, California.  Wheeler was arrested after the vehicle he was operating was stopped for numerous equipment violations.  During the traffic stop the deputy learned that Wheeler did not have a valid driver's license and that he had an active warrant out of the State of California for violation of parole.  The State of California was contacted and confirmed the warrant was valid and that they wanted Wheeler held on the warrant.  Wheeler was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  He was additionally charged with being a fugitive from justice and issued a citation for failure to have a valid driver's license.  Wheeler is currently incarceratedin the Lyon County Jail awaiting extradition back to California.  (LS)

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11/20/2019 ACCIDENT

On 11/20/19, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a two vehicle accident at 180th Street and Fig Avenue. Bruce Hasche [57] of Rock Rapids was driving a 2010 John Deere 9570 when he failed to yield at an intersection. Hasche’s combine collided with a 2019 Ford F150 being driven by Bruce Weller [65] of Parker, SD. Both vehicles sustained minor damages.  SW

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11/20/2019 ARREST

On Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at about 8:00 a.m. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested April Fish, age 45, of Renner, SD.  The arrest stems from a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a business in the 1500 block of 100th street, about 5 miles northwest of Larchwood.  Upon making contact with the vehicle and lone occupant, the responding deputy noticed signs of impairment.  Field sobriety tests were administered and the driver, April Fish, was subsequently arrested.  Fish was charged with operating while intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense, a class D felony.   (SW)

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11/19/2019 ARREST

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 400 W Indiana Ave in George, IA. As a result of the search warrant the following two people were arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.

Walker Hollenbeck, age 19, of George, IA was arrested and charged with:

Possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia

Possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia

Possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense

Possession of a firearm by a felon

A juvenile was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. The juvenile was released to the custody of a family member. The Lyon County Sheriff's office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Corrections. (MAB)

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11/12/2019 ACCIDENT

On 11/11/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to an accident at the intersection of S Union Street and 10th Avenue in Rock Rapids. Joseph Tilstra, 18, of Rock Rapids was stopped in traffic awaiting to turn eastbound onto 10th Avenue. Tilstra was operating a 2013 Honda Accord owned by Robert or Barbara Tilstra of Rock Rapids. Bryce Vande Weerd, 18, of Rock Rapids was traveling southbound in the 900 block of S Union Street when he struck Tilstra's Accord from the rear. Vande Weerd was operating a 2008 Chevy Silverado. Tilstra's Accord sustained approximately $4,500 in damage while Vande Weerd's Silverado sustained an estimated $4,500 in damage. No injuries were reported. (MAB)

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11/9/2019 ARREST

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Lucas Strassburg, of Hardwick, MN. Hardwich was charged with possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. Strassburg also had a valid arrest warrant out of Rock County, MN for failing to appear on a possession of methamphetamine offense. (TR)

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11/8/2019 ARREST

On Friday, November 8, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Cory Van Tilburg, age 40, of Rock Rapids, IA for operating while intoxicated 1st offense and child endangerment.(TR)

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident one mile south of George on Kennedy Avenue at approximately 6:41 AM on November 6, 2019. The vehicle, a black 1995 Chevrolet Blazer owned and operated by Gary Lynn Grabill, was southbound on Kennedy Avenue when it encountered ice on the bridge. The vehicle lost control skidding across the roadway and entered the east ditch where it rolled several times before coming to rest on the passenger side. Grabill wasextricated using the jaws of life and transported to Avera hospital in Rock Rapids for treatment of minor injuries. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Lyon County Deputies were assisted on scene by the Iowa State Patrol, George Fire and Rescue, the Lyon County Ambulance and Warntjes Paint and Body. (DK)

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a one vehicle accident one half mile south of Doon on 260th Street at approximately 4:55 AM on November 6, 2019. The vehicle, a black 2003 Jeep Liberty owned and operated by Cesar Omar Guardado Renteria from Rock Valley, was northbound on 260th St. when slick road conditions caused the vehicle to lose control. The vehicle then struck the bridge railing causing it to spin in the roadway before striking the bridge railing on the opposite side of the road. The vehicle came to rest on it’s wheels in the west ditch. Guardado Renteria was uninjured and was cited for failure to maintain control. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Lyon County Deputies were assisted on scene by Sioux County Deputies, Doon Fire and Rescue, and Trackside towing. (DK)

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle roll over accident on A34/210th street just east of the intersection of the City of Alvord's Main Street.  Dennis Netten, age 70, of Doon, Iowa, was eastbound on A34/210th street in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.  As Netten was crossing a bridge, his vehicle lost traction caused by the ice covered surface.  Netten's vehicle went off the roadway and entered the south ditch and rolled one complete rotation.  Netten was transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by the Lyon County Ambulance.  Netten's vehicle was a total loss. (DK)

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to two separate one-vehicle rollover accidents in the 2400 block of K42/Elmwood Avenue.  

In the first accident, Avidail Alebon Ramirez, age 46, of Rock Valley, was northbound on K42/Elmwood Avenue in a 1998 Toyota 4 runner.  The ice covered roadway caused his vehicle to loose traction as he was traversing uphill.  After losing traction his vehicleslid sideways, crossed the southbound lane of travel, entered the west ditch and rolled one-half rotation coming to rest on it's top. There were no injuries reported in this accident.  The Toyota was a total loss.  Alebon Ramirez was cited for failure to have a valid license.

In the second accident, which occurred at about the same time as the first accident, Nester Hernandez, age 33, of Rock Valley, was northbound in a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado.  The ice covered roadway caused his vehicle to lose traction as he was traversing uphill as well.  After loosing traction his vehicle spun 180 degrees, entered the east ditch backwards and rolled one-quarter rotation coming to rest on the passenger side.  There were no injuries reported in this accident either. The Chevrolet Colorado sustained about $5,000 in damage.  Hernandez was cited for failure to have a valid license and failure to maintain control. (DK)

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11/6/2019 ACCIDENT

On 11/6/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 2400 block of 240th Street (A42) for a one vehicle rollover accident. An accident investigation determined that Jason Koedam, 18, of Canton, SD, was operating a 2004 GMC Sierra westbound on 240th Street when road conditions caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the north ditch and overturned several times before coming to a rest on its wheels. The vehicle was considered a total loss. A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Doon Rescue. (TR)

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11/3/2019 ARREST

On 11/3/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 100th Street and Cherry Avenue for a speeding violation. As a result of the stop, a passenger in the vehicle, Anthony Malloy, 19, of LuVerne, MN, was arrested on a valid arrest warrant originating in Osceola County. The warrant was for failure to appear on the original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Malloy was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted a $300 cash bond and was given a court date in Osceola County. (AA)

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10/29/2019 ARREST

On 10/29/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ipsain Jimenez-Barajas, 25, of Hawarden on 2 Lyon County arrest warrants for failure to appear on the original charges of Driving While Suspended. Jimenez-Barajas was initially arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office before being transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted a cash bond and was released. (AA)

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10/27/2019 ARREST

On October 27, 2019 at 10:14 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Highway 9. As a result of the traffic stop the following persons were transported to the Lyon County Jail. The driver, identified as Michael Montoya-Mendez, age 18, of Worthington, MN was charged with possession of a controlled substance and contributing to juvenile delinquency. A juvenile passenger was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released to a guardian.(AA)

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10/23/2019 ARREST

On October, 22, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Linda Penilla, age 29, of Inwood, IA for possession of drug paraphernalia. Penilla was booked in at the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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10/23/2019 ARREST

On October 17, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on S Lincoln St in Rock Rapids, IA. The driver fled the scene and was apprehended a short time later. The driver was identified as Michael Winter, age 48, of Remsen, IA. Winter was cited for driving while license suspended, defective muffler, violation of financial liability coverage. He was also arrested and charged with interference with official acts causing bodily injury, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance (3rd offense). Lyon County K9 Rizzo and K9 Athos both assisted in the investigation. (SW)

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10/22/2019 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, October 22, at 10:05 am the Lyon County Sheriffs Office responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Marsh and A34, 6 miles east of George. Jared Weber of Spirit Lake was operating a 2010 Freight liner truck and trailer westbound on A34. Weber attempted to pass a slowing vehicle when the strong winds pushed Weber's vehicle off the road and he over corrected. Weber lost control and the truck rolled onto its side, and slid into the south ditch. Weber was transported to the hospital for his injuries. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by George Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, Iowa DNR and Trackside Towing of Alvord. (MAB)

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10/21/219 ARREST

On October 21, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Stephen Martin-Hall, age 37, of St. Paul, MN. Martin-Hall was wanted in Lyon County for a probation violation. (TR)

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10/19/2019  OWI ARREST MADE

On 10/19/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ebert Aguirre-Martinez, 39, of Rock Valley for Operating While Intoxicated- 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. Aguirre-Martinez was also charged with Driving Without a License and Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, both simple misdemeanors. The arrest stems from a traffic stop for a violation that occurred in the 2600 block of U.S. 18. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department. Aguirre-Martinez was lodged in the Lyon CountyJail.   (LS)

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10/13/2019 ACCIDENT

On 10/12/2019 the Lyon County Sheriff''s Office responded to a car vs deer accident on Highway 18 near the Iowa/South Dakota Stateline. Bernard Ver Steeg (84) of Sioux Center, IA was Eastbound on Highway 18 driving his 2018 Ford F150 when he struck a deer in the roadway. Ver Steeg's vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 worth of damage (SW)

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10/13/2019 ARREST

On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:23 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Scott Hassel, age 49, of Spirit Lake, IA. Hassel was wanted out of Dickinson County for failing to appear for a plea hearing. Hassel was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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10/13/2019 ARREST

On Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:57 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in George, IA. As a result of the investigation, Walker Hollenbeck, age 19, of George, IA was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense. Walker also had arrest warrants out of O’Brien County, IA for interference with official acts and probation violation. Riley Wichers, age 22, of Hospers, IA was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and introducing contraband into a correctional facility. Both were transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the case. (SW)

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10/13/2019 ARREST

On Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:13 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in George, IA. As a result of the investigation, Jessica Chinn, age 24, of Hull, IA was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Chinn was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(SW)

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10/13/2019 ARREST

On Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:52 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 75 and A34 for a speed violation. David Burton Jr, age 28, of George, IA  was identified as a passenger in the vehicle. Burton was found to have a valid arrest warrant in Sioux County and was placed under arrest on the warrant. He was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and introducing a controlled substance into a correctional facility. (SW)

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10/12/2019 Arrest

On 10/10/19, Lyon County Deputies responded to a report of an assault at 505 E. Minnesota Ave in George, IA. Devin Burgers [20] of George was arrested for Domestic Assault 1st Offense, a simple misdemeanor. Burgers was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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10/09/2019  ARRESTED ON WARRANT

On 10/9/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Scheidt, 27, of Little Rock, IA, on a valid arrest warrant from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. The warrant was for 2 counts of Purchase/Possess Depiction of a Minor in Sex Act-1st Offense, aggravated misdemeanors. Scheidt was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond.  (LS)

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10/09/2019  DOMESTIC ASSAULT ARREST

On 10/5/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence in Lester for a report of an assault. As a result of the investigation, Felipe Noriega, 49, of Lester, IA, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Domestic Abuse Assault and Interference With Official Acts. Noriega was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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10/08/2019  JUVENILE CHARGED

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle at the intersection of Birch Ave and 130th St. The driver was identified as a juvenile. The juvenile was found to be in possession of tobacco under legal age, drug paraphernalia, and a controlled substance. He was charged accordingly and released to a guardian.  (LS)

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10/08/2019 ARREST

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 7:46 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle at Blaine St and Holder St in Larchwood, IA. As a result of the traffic stop the driver, Andrea Snyders, age 37, of Larchwood was placed under arrest and charged with driving while suspended, fail to file SR-22 insurance, and providing false identification information. (MAB)

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10/06/2019 DRUGS

On Saturday October 5, 2019 Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with an individual in the parking lot of the Grand Falls Casino. Drug use was suspected, K9 Athos indicated to the odor of illegal drugs. A search warrant was applied for the vehicle and illegal drugs were located.

Arrest Warrants were requested for Rachel Spencer (38) of Fairmont MN.

Warrants requested for:

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) Serious Misdemeanor

Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) Serious Misdemeanor

2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Simple Misdemeanor

Providing False Information Simple Misdemeanor

Fraudulent Practices 5th Degree Simple Misdemeanor

Forgery D Felony

Fail to Provide Financial Security Simple Misdemeanor (DK)

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10/03/2019 ARREST

On Thursday, October 3, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Cherie Mayes, age 36, of Sioux Falls, SD. Mayes was charged with providing false  identification information, a simple misdemeanor and possession of a controlled substance,a serious misdemeanor. (SW)

 

 

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