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PRESS RELEASES

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9/27/2020 ACCIDENT

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

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9/27/2020 DRUGS

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

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9/27/2020 ACCIDENT

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

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9/26/2020 ARREST

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

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9/21/2020 ARREST

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

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9/18/2020 ARREST

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

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9/16/2020 ACCIDENT

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

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

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

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

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9/16/2020 CITED

On 09/14/2020, Glen Meyer [55] of Boyden was charged with driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, for operating a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer in the 2600 Block of Jefferson Avenue. Meyer was cited into court and released. (SW)

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9/14/2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on L14, south of George, IA. The driver was identified as Jennifer Jahner, age 38, of George, IA. Jahner initially provided a false identification to law enforcement to attempt to conceal her suspended out of state license. Jahner was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Jahner was cited into court for the above violations.(MAB)

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9/14/2020

Pursuit/Arrests

On 9/12/2020, at approximately 5:40 PM, the Lyon County Communications Center received a report from Minnehaha County, SD, that officers from the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department were in a pursuit of a black Jeep Liberty bearing Minnesota license plate #417VBK on SD Highway 42/IA Highway 9 heading into Lyon County. SD Officers terminated the pursuit just inside the Iowa border with the suspect vehicle traveling SE on IA 9. Approximately 1 hour later, a Lyon County Deputy located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 170th Street and Ashley Avenue of rural Larchwood. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, attempting to elude the deputy and other responding officers. The pursuit continued on as the suspect vehicle went off-road into a corn field near the intersection of U.S. Highway 18 and Buchanan Avenue, west of Inwood. There, the suspect vehicle and a Lyon County Deputy’s patrol vehicle collided, ultimately ending the pursuit. Two suspects were taken into custody.

Anthony Thomas Sargent, 38, of Sioux Falls, SD, was charged with the following:

Aggravated misdemeanor:

Eluding-25 mph or over speed limit

Simple misdemeanors:  

Possession of Stolen Property-5th Degree

Criminal Mischief-5th Degree

Reckless Driving

Driving Without a License

Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle

Defective Tires

Failure to Display Registration Plate

Failure to Obey Stop Sign (11 counts)

Speeding (11 counts)

Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

Failure to Maintain Control

Vehicles on Sidewalks (Inwood City Ordinance)

Striking Fixtures on Roadway

Cassandra Dawn Adams, 27, of Sioux Falls, SD, was charged with the following:

Aggravated misdemeanor:

Eluding-25 mph or over speed limit (aiding and abetting)

Simple misdemeanors:

Allowing Unauthorized Person to Drive

Violation of Financial Liability Coverage-Accident

Littering (7 counts)

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lyon County Conservation, Inwood Fire and Rescue, the Iowa State Patrol, Inwood Vet Clinic, and Inwood Body.(AA)

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9/11/2020 CITED

On September 11, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 9. The driver was identified as Jesus Mata, age 24, of Larchwood, IA. Mata was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Mata was cited in to court and released. (SW)

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9/11/2020 CITED

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 75. The driver was identified as Joseph Kelley, age 19, of Spirit Lake, IA and the passenger was identified as Gracie Zemler, age 19 of Spirit Lake, IA. The occupants were found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Kelley and Zemler were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation.(AA)

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9/8/2020 ACCIDENT

On 9/2/2020, at approximately 3:20 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the intersection of County Road A52 (260th Street) and Ibex Avenue for a report of a 2 vehicle accident. Investigation at the scene determined that Melissa Swacker, of George was operating her 2008 GMC Acadia westbound on A52. John Boogerd, of Hull, was operating a 2005 Sterling 6x4 Acterr Silage Truck, owned by Boogerd Dairy Inc., northbound on Ibex Avenue. Boogerd failed to obey the stop sign and struck the driver side of Swacker’s GMC. The GMC was considered a total loss. The silage truck sustained and estimated $3,500 in damage. Boogerd was cited for Fail to Obey Stop Sign and Yield Right of Way. Assisting at the scene were Doon Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, and Warntjes Paint and Body. (SW)

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9/6/2020 UPDATE

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle at Westside Park in Rock Rapids, IA. The sheriff’s office identified the two occupants of the vehicle as Cody Balster, age 25, of Luverne, MN and Melissa Radley, age 26, of Luverne, MN. Balster and Radley were found to be in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Balster and Radley were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Balster was additionally charged with fraudulent practices. Balster and Radley were transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

-----PRESS RELEASE UPDATE----

The on-going investigation in this case has lead to Balster being charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and drug tax stamp violation. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in this investigation. (DK)

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9/6/2020 ARREST

On Sunday, September 6th, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Nathan Helwig, age 42, of Rock Rapids, Iowa.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop near north 4th street and north Story street, in Rock Rapids.  A deputy observed Helwig driving in Island Park and knew he did not have a valid license.  During the stop, K9 "Rizzo" indicated to the odor of drugs coming from Helwig's vehicle.  A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up THC wax, a marijuana derivative.  Deputies were also able to determine that Helwig had thrown items from the vehicle while he was being stopped.  This was more THC wax and methamphetamine.  Helwig was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  He was charged with 3rd offense possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, third offense possession of marijuana, an aggravated misdemeanor, failure to have an ignition interlock device and issued a citation for failure to have a valid license. (DK)

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9/5/2020 ARREST

On Friday, September 4, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in the 2400 mile of K42. The juvenile driver was cited for possession of vape products and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The juvenile was transported to the Lyon County Jail and was then released to a parent.  Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation.(DK)

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9/5/2020 ARREST

On Friday, September 4, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Made contact with Dylan Voigt, age 27, of Sioux Falls, SD. Voigt was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and the following controlled substances: methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Voigt was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation. (DK)

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9/4/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle at Westside Park in Rock Rapids, IA. The sheriff’s office identified the two occupants of the vehicle as Cody Balster, age 25, of Luverne, MN and Melissa Radley, age 26, of Luverne, MN. Balster and Radley were found to be in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Balster and Radley were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Balster was additionally charged with fraudulent practices. Balster and Radley were transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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9/3/2020 ACCIDENT

On September 2, 2020, at 07:56 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 3100 block of 210th Street.  Brad Engelkes (39) of George, IA was operating a 2001 Dodge van east bound and had fallen asleep, when vehicle left the roadway to the left and entered the ditch.  The vehicle went through an electric fence and into a bean field causing damage estimated at $300.00 dollars.  Engelkes’s vehicle sustained minor damage and no injuries were reported.  (MAB)

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9/2/2020 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday September 2, 2020 at approximately 8:30 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a car versus deer accident on A-26 near Beech Ave.  Zachary Thomas Determan, age 23, from Sioux Falls, SD was operating a 2013 Volkswagen GTI eastbound on A-26 when he struck a deer in the roadway.  The deer was killed and the Volkswagen received approximately $4,000 in damages.  No human injuries were reported. (DK)

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9/2/2020 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday September 2, 2020 at approximately 1:30 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a car versus deer accident on A-26 near Beech Ave.  Gary Harlyn Mydland, age 76, from Larchwood, IA was operating a 2015 white Chevrolet Colorado pickup westbound on A-26 when he struck a deer in the roadway.  The deer was killed and the Chevrolet received approximately $4,000 in damage.  No human injuries were reported. (DK)

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9/1/2020 ARREST

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Rachelle Liesinger, age 29, of Sioux Falls, SD. Liesinger was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). (MAB)

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8/31/2020  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On August 31, 2020, at 0806 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of S Adams Street and 1st Avenue in Rock Rapids, Iowa. James Trei (69) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2009 Ford F250 van North on S Adams and was attempting to cross 1st Avenue and was struck by Angela Brenneman (48) of Rock Rapids, who was operating a 2017 Ford Expedition Eastbound on 1st Avenue. Brenneman struck Trei after he failed to yield from a stop sign. Trei’s vehicle sustained approximately $7000  in damages, while Brenneman’s was considered a total loss. Brenneman was transported to Avera Rock Rapids to be treated for injuries. Assisting was Rock Rapids Fire and Lyon County Ambulance.  (LS)

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8/30/2020  OWI ARREST MADE

On 8/30/2020, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of U.S. Highway 75. As a result, William Hays, 34, of Bauxite, Arkansas, was arrested and charged with OWI-2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Speeding (71 mph in a 55 mph zone) and Driving Without a Valid License, both simple misdemeanors. Hays was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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8/29/2020  ARRESTED ON WARRANT

On 8/29/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Guadalupe Solis, 39, of Rock Rapids on a valid Osceola County warrant for Fafilure to Appear for a Probation Revocation Hearing. Solis was transported to the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond.  (LS)

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8/26/2020  ARREST MADE

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Dixon, age 48, of Steen, MN. Dixon was charged with driving while revoked, driving while suspended, operation without ignition interlock, and driving without SR-22 insurance.  (LS)

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8/25/2020 ARREST

On 8/25/2020, a Lyon County Deputy made contact with Eric Paye, 40, of Canton, SD, at the Gitchie Manitou State Preserve. It was discovered that Paye was wanted on an active warrant from Minnehaha County, SD, for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Paye was charged as a Fugitive from Justice and served with the warrant. Paye then appeared before the magistrate and waived extradition back to South Dakota. (SW)

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8/25/2020 ARREST

On 8/25/2020, Lyon County deputies were dispatched to the Lyon County Courthouse in Rock Rapids for a report of a disturbance reported by the Magistrate. As a result, Heather Olson, 35, of George, was arrested on a court order for Contempt of Court-Insolent Behavior. Olson was subsequently charged with Interference with Official Acts, and Loud, Unnecessary, or Unusual Noise (Rock Rapids City Ordinance), both simple misdemeanors. Olson was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County Courthouse Security personnel assisted at the scene. (SW)

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8/22/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 5:17 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle in the 1400 mile of Hark Blvd. The driver was identified as Robert Molitor, age 63, of Rock Rapids, IA. Molitor was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest. Molitor was charged with operating while under the influence 2nd offense. Molitor was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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8/22/2020 ARREST

On Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:43 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a ATV at 130th St and Chestnut Ave. The driver was identified as Aaron Berghorst, age 30. Berghorst was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest. Berghorst was charged with two ATV violations, failure to have a valid driver's license, and operating while under the influence 3rd of subsequent offense. Berghorst was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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8/22/2020 ARREST

On Saturday, August 22, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jared Taylor, age 46, of Larchwood, IA. Taylor was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Taylor was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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8/18/2020  OWI ARREST

On Monday, August 17, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of an intoxicated driver in Rock Rapids. The driver was identified as Aimee Eaton, age 48, of Kansas City, MO. Eaton was placed under arrest and charged with operating while intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense.  (LS)

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8/17/2020  CITED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

On Thursday, August 13, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Garrett Almond, age 44, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of a controlled substance.  (LS)

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8/15/2020 ARREST

On 8/15/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Kienast, 49, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a valid arrest warrant out of Rock County, MN. Kienast was charged as a Fugitive from Justice and transported to the Lyon County Jail. He was additionally charged with Speeding (21 mph or over) and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, both simple misdemeanors. The arrest stems from a traffic stop near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Nettle Avenue for a speeding violation that originally occurred in Lyon County. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. (MAB)

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8/13/2020  ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

On Saturday, August 8, 2020 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jaykie Harrington, age 30, of Spencer, IA. Harrington was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine), drug tax stamp violation, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of a controlled substance (THC oil), unlawful possession of a prescription drug, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Harrington was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.  (LS)

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8/11/2020 ACCIDENT

On 8/11/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of IA Highway 9 and 100th Street. Upon investigation, it was determined that Bernard VandeWeerd, 68, of Sibley was traveling southbound on IA 9 in a 2009 Honda CRV owned by Donnita DeBerg. Jonah Davis, 17, of Larchwood was eastbound on 100th Street in a 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis owned by Zachariah Davis. The Davis vehicle failed to yield at the stop sign before crossing IA 9. The Davis vehicle then collided with the passenger’s side of the VandeWeerd/DeBerg vehicle. The VandeWeerd/DeBerg vehicle sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage while the Davis vehicle sustained an estimated $750 in damage. A passenger from the DeBerg vehicle was transported to Sanford Sioux Falls with apparent minor injuries. Jonah Davis was cited for Failure to Obey Stop Sign, Improper Performance Ability of Motor Vehicle Brakes, and Minor Using Tobacco. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Larchwood EMS, the Larchwood Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance, the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, and Erwin’s Service and Towing. (DK)

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8/11/2020 ARREST

On 8/11/2020, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander DeLaPaz, 29, of rural Doon on an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, a serious misdemeanor. DeLaPaz was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond. (DK)

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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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