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IOWA SHERIFF 

11/13/2018 ACCIDENT

November 12, 2018, at 8:24 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident at 1933 Cherry Avenue.  Jonathon A Beek (16) of Inwood, Iowa was operating a 2007 Chevy Impala in the 1900 Block of Cherry Avenue. Beek swerved to miss an animal in the roadway losing control and entered the west ditch.  Beek was transported to Canton Hospital for possible injuries.  Beek’s vehicle sustained approximately $1500.00 dollars in damage. (sw)

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11/09/2018 ACCIDENT

On 11/08/2018 at approximately 1810 hours the Lyon County sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle roll over on A-18 approximately 1/8 mile east of Ashley Avenue. Maleah Doeden of Sibley who was driving a 2007 GMC Canyon was eastbound on A-18 when she lost control of her vehicle on the ice/snow covered road and went into the ditch and rolled. Doeden's vehicle sustained approximately $10,000 worth of damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Larchwood EMS and Larchwood Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance. (HS)

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11/09/2018 ACCIDENT

On 11/08/2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car deer accident on HWY 75 about 1/2 mile south of 160th. Sam Sona of Sioux Falls, South Dakota who was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan struck a deer. Sona's vehicle sustained approximately $2500 worth of damage. (HS)

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11/07/2018 Tobacco compliance

 

LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS PATRNERED WITH IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION FOR TOBACCO, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE AND VAPOR PRODUCT EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT SINCE 2001.

 

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Lyon County youth.

 

Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws.  

 

Since the program’s inception in 2000, the statewide tobacco compliance rate has grown to 91%. By participating in the program, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has committed to do its part to increase the compliance rate even more this year.

 

I-PLEDGE places emphasis on retailer training. Clerks who successfully complete an online training course and then pass an exam will become I-PLEDGE certified. This allows a retail establishment to use an affirmative defense against a civil penalty if the certified clerk makes an illegal sale.

 

Lyon County Deputies will also be conducting compliance checks on local establishments as part of the I-PLEDGE program. Underage customers, under the supervision of law enforcement officials, will enter establishments and attempt to buy tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products. Clerks who make the illegal sale will be cited on the spot.

 

Criminal penalties for selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to a minor include a $100 fine for a first offense, a $250 fine for a second offense and a $500 fine for third and subsequent offenses.

 

To take the I-PLEDGE training or search certification records go to https://abd.iowa.gov/.

 

The core objective of the program is to prevent illegal sales of tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products by educating retailers and increasing awareness of changes in Iowa's tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws. The I-PLEDGE Retailer Training is offered online at no costs. After successfully passing the final test, participants will receive a printable certificate. The certificate is valid for a period of two years. Establishments choosing to participate in I-PLEDGE Retailer Training are granted an affirmative defense, which may be used once in a four-year period. A business may avoid civil prosecution if a tobacco, alternative tobacco or vapor product sale-to-minor occurs in their establishment. In order for the business to take advantage of the affirmative defense, the employee guilty of the violation must have been I-PLEDGE certified prior to the time the offense occurred. Only the business is eligible to avoid civil penalty, the guilty employee will still be subject to a fine and his/her certification will be revoked. However, the training may be retaken for recertification.

 

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office recently completed county wide tobacco compliance checks. All tobacco retailers in the county are checked for compliance with Iowa’s age restriction on tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product sales. There is a total of twenty retailers in Lyon County that sell tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products.

 

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2015 THERE WAS 100 PERCENT COMPLIANCE WITH IOWA’S TOBACCO, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE AND VAPOR PRODUCT LAWS. Congratulations and thank you to all the tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product retailers in Lyon County for doing your part to keep these products out of the hands of Lyon County’s youth.

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11/05/2018 ARREST

On Friday November 2, 2018, at approximately 12:27 PM, Lyon county deputies were called to George reference 3 males throwing rocks and pumpkins at passing cars. When deputies arrived the males had left the area. Deputies located the males at 219 E. Iowa Ave. in a garage. During the course of the investigation a deputy was assaulted with fists and a chair. Lyon County Deputies deployed a Taser to take 1 subject into custody. As a result 18 year old Four Lewi was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol under 21 a simple misdemeanor, interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor and assault on a police officer, a serious misdemeanor. Lewi was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids by a Lyon County Deputy for Taser barb removal and to be medically cleared. There were no injuries to either party.  Deputies were assisted on scene by George EMS. (MAB)

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11/05/2018 ACCIDENT

On Friday November 2, 2018, at approximately 10:42 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a one vehicle roll over accident in the 2300 block of Franklin Boulevard north of Doon. 35 year old Wade Evan DeGroot was north bound on Franklin Boulevard with his 5 year old son in a car seat in the back seat. When DeGroot reached back to take the phone his son was handing to him he drifted to the shoulder of the roadway, dropping the right front wheel off a culvert which caused the vehicle to roll over. DeGroot and his son both received minor injuries and were treated at the scene and released. The 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup was totaled in the accident. Lyon County Deputies were assisted on scene by Doon Fire and rescue. (MAB)

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11/5/2018 ACCIDENT

On 11/03/2018 at approximately 1659 hours, the Lyon County Sheri'ff Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 3600 Block of A-34. Bryce Vanderweerd (17) of Rock Rapids was driving a 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup westbound on A-34 when his wheel locked up causing him to go into the north ditch and hit a creek embankment. One of the passengers in the vehicle was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital for possible injuries. The 2013 Chevy sustained approximately $15,000 worth of damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by George Rescue and the Lyon County Ambulance. (SW)

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11/04/2018 ARREST

On Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 9:09 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle in the 1700 mile of Highway 182. The driver was identified as Jorge Dominguez Flores, age 29, of Hudson, SD.  Mr. Dominguez Flores was subsequently placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor. He was also cited driving while license suspended, violation of financial liability coverage, and speeding 86 mph in a 55 mph zone, all simple misdemeanors. (SW)

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11/3/2018  ARREST MADE

After conducting an investigation regarding allegations of child abuse, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathon Meemken [38] of Larchwood, IA. Mr. Meemken was arrested on a warrant for Child Endangerment resulting in bodily injury, a class D felony. Mr. Meemken is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail with a bond of $5,000 cash or surety.   (LS)

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10/29/2018 ARREST

On Monday, October 29th, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office served Christopher Huffey, age 30, with an outstanding arrest warrant.  The warrant was from the State of South Dakota with original charges of stalking and violation of a protection order.  Huffey was also charged with being a fugitive from justice.  (HS)

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10/28/2018  ARREST MADE

On Sunday, October 28, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Noah Robert Hellerud, age 18, from Hills, MN for possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.  Hellerud was also cited for speeding, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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10/26/2018 DRUG TAKE BACK

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the lobby at the sheriff's office which is located at 410 S Boone St, Rock Rapids, IA.

 

Events such as these are another way the the Lyon County Sheriff's Office is working in a collaborative effort with the public to remove unwanted medications before they fall into the hands of people who may abuse them.

 

For your convenience, the sheriff's office has provided a safe and ecological way for residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications.

 

How to dispose of unwanted medications:

 

• Empty the contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag (please recycle your pill bottles at home and remember to scratch out all personal identification information).

 

• Leave liquids, gels, or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag.

 

• Chemo Drugs will be accepted at this event.

 

• Sharps such as needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic tests will not be accepted.

 

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone not to dispose of waste medication down drains or toilets or in the trash. The drug receptacle container is open to the public 24/7 in the sheriff's office lobby to those that are unable to make it on Satuday, October 27, 2018. Since starting the program in 2016 the sheriff's office has collected 144 pounds of medications.  (SW)

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10/26/2018 ARREST

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:28 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 9 near Lester, IA. A deputy located and stopped the vehicle that was reported. The driver was identified as Karissa Matheason, age 33, of Graettinger, IA. The passenger was identified as Barry Grause, age 48, of Sioux City, IA. Matheason was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Grause was cited for open container.  Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (SW)

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10/20/2018 ARREST

On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:19 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Artis Kattenberg, age 51, from Larchwood, IA on warrants for criminal mischief 2nd degree, reckless use of a firearm, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Jennifer Bickett, age 36, of Sioux Falls, SD was also arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Both women were arrested at the Minnehaha County Jail and transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

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10/19/2018 ARREST

On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:13 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryian Hamilton, age 47, from Inwood, IA on a Sioux County contempt of court warrant. Hamilton was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (SW)

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10/19/2018

October 18, 2018, Graylin B Tanner (35) of Sioux Falls, SD was arrested at the Lyon County Jail on a charge of assault on a corrections officer (Aggravated Misdemeanor).  The arrest stems from an incident involving Mr. Tanner and him pushing an officer from behind, causing the officer to fall and injure their arm requiring medical treatment.  Mr. Tanner was being held on a separate charge at the time of the incident.  (MAB)

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10/15/2018  FARM FATALITY

On Friday, October 12, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a farm accident northwest of Inwood, Iowa.  The accident consisted of a tractor that rolled over and pinned the operator, Paul DeBoer (59), underneath it.  DeBoer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lyon County Coroner.  Assisting at the scene was the Inwood Rescue, Inwood Fire Department, and the Canton-Inwood Ambulance.  (LS)

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10/10/2018 ARREST

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Kruse, age 59, of George, IA. Mr. Kruse was charged with driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor and operating a motor vehicle without ignition interlock device, a simple misdemeanor. Kruse was additionally cited for violation of financial liability coverage and improper use of registration, both simple misdemeanors. (SW)

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10/09/2018 ARREST

On Tuesday October 9, 2018, Bryan Michael Tran, age 25, from Sioux Falls, SD was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdeameanor. (MAB)

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10/09/2018 ARREST

On Sunday, October 07, 2018 at 1:08 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 18, south of Inwood, IA. The driver was identified as William Van Wingerden, age 23, of Doon, IA.  Mr. Van Wingeren was subsequently placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor. He was also cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, a simple misdemeanor.  (SW)

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10/06/2018 Train/Pedestrian Accident

On October 5th, 2018 at about 7:27pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a train versus pedestrian accident that occurred in Alvord, Iowa.  Upon investigation at the scene deputies were able to determine the victim, Savannah Flynn, age 32, of Marion, SD, had entered the railroad system in an area where two (2) sets of tracks run parallel with one another.  Evidence at the scene suggests that Flynn believed the southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train was on the east set of tracks.  Flynn attempted to cross the west set of tracks as the train was approaching and was struck by the train.  Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene.  Alcohol is being considered a factor in this incident.  The investigation is on-going.

 

Agencies assisting at the scene were the Iowa State Patrol, Alvord Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance. (SW)

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10/02/2018 ARREST

On Monday, October 1, 2018, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Casazza, age 23, of Luverne, MN for operating while intoxicated (drugged), a serious misdemeanor. A passenger in the vehicle, Faren Earring, age 38, of Sioux Falls, SD was arrested on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of violation of a drug tax stamp, all class D felonies. Both individuals were transported to the Lyon County Jail. The Lyon County Sheriff Office Drug Recognition Expert and K9 Unit assisted in the case. (MAB)

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