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11/23/2017 ARREST

On 11/22/2017 at about 3:50pm a Lyon County deputy made contact with Catherine Peterson, age 57, of Rock Rapids, Iowa in the 200 block of South Story Street, in Rock Rapids.  During the contact Peterson was found to have a suspended driver's license in Iowa for failure to pay fines.  She was also found to be under the influence of alcohol.  As a result, Peterson was arrested for operating while intoxicated 3rd offense, a class D felony and driving while suspended, a simple misdemeanor.  Peterson also had a valid warrant out of Osceola County, Iowa that was served.  The warrant was for failure to appear in reference to a previous OWI charge. (MAB)

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11/20/2017 ACCIDENT

On 11/18/17 at 11:09 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at Buncombe Drive and Highway 75/9 in Rock Rapids. A 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by John Verbeek [83] of Rock Rapids, turned east from Buncombe Drive, striking a 2002 Dodge Dakota, driven by Marcia Essman [72] of Magnolia, MN. Verbeek’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500 in damages, while Essman’s suffered approximately $1,500 in damages. No one was injured and both vehicles were driven from the scene.  (SW)

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11/20/2017 ACCIDENT

On 11/19/17 at 11:15 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at Highway 9 and Beech Avenue. Newell Chambers [62] of Sioux Falls was travelling eastbound on Highway 9, turning onto Beech Avenue, when his vehicle was struck from behind by Jaselyn Wissink [31] of Rock Rapids. Each vehicle suffered approximately $1,000 damage. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driven from the scene.  (SW)

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11/19/2017 ARREST

On Sunday, November 19, 2017 at12:16 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped at motor vehicle at Garfield St and Oak St in Inwood, IA. An investigation determined that the driver, Joshua Van Veldhuizen, age 24, of Steen, MN, was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Van Veldhuizen was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail (SW).

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11/18/18 ARREST

On 11/18/2017 a Lyon County deputy made a traffic stop on 1st avenue in Rock Rapids.  During the course of the traffic stop the deputy was able to determine there was probable cause to conduct a vehicle search.  During the search alcohol and drug paraphernalia was located.  As a result of the traffic stop, Dallas Wiersma, age 19, of Little Rock, Iowa, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and person under legal age in possession of alcohol (3rd violation), both simple misdemeanors.  He was lodged in the Lyon County Jail and bond was set at $600 cash or surety.(bjs)

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11/18/2017 ACCIDENT

On 11/18/17 at 10:36 AM, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at Highway 9 and Coolidge Avenue. Alex Kooistra [19] of Larchwood was traveling westbound on Highway 9 attempting to turn southbound with a non-functioning turn signal when struck from behind by Kathy Matthiesen [58] of Harris, IA. Matthiesen’s vehicle, a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, suffered approximately $2,500 in damage. Kooistra’s 1995 Chevrolet pick-up had damages estimated at approximately $100. Neither party was injured and both vehicles were driven from the scene.  (bjs)

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11/14/2017  ARREST

On Monday, November 13, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 507 2nd Ave South in Rock Rapids, IA. As a result of the search warrant Amy Huisman, age 45 was arrested and charged with the following offenses -

Two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple misdemeanors

Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), a serious misdemeanor

Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 3rd offense, a class D felony  (bjs)

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11/12/2017 ACCIDENT

On Saturday, November 11,2017, at approximately 10:55 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the Verizon Telematics Call Center that one of their clients had been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Deputies responded to the scene along with Alvord Fire/Rescue, Lester Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance.

Conner Peterson (17) of rural Alvord, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville southbound on Elmwood Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch. The vehicle rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. The vehicle sustained $2,000 damage.

Mr. Peterson was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital by the Lyon Couny Ambulance. (SW)

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11/09/2017 ARREST

On Tuesday November 7, 2017 at approximately 1:45 PM a Lyon County Deputy, while on routine patrol, encountered a vehicle traveling at 116 MPH on 210th St 3 miles east of George. The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle continued east on 210th St. into the city of George where it turned south on Kennedy Ave., running a stop sign and nearly hitting two other vehicles. The vehicle then stopped at a residence where deputies made contact with the driver, 27 year old Lucille Ann Clay from Rock Valley, Iowa. As a result Clay was arrested and charged with eluding law enforcement, an aggravated misdemeanor, and transported to the Lyon County Jail. Clay was also cited for speeding, failure to prove security against liability, and a stop sign violation. (MAB)

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11/09/2017 ARREST

On Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 11:02 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped at motor vehicle at 2nd Ave and Story St in Rock Rapids, IA. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Koleby Harshfield, age 28, of Larchwood, IA. Koleby was subsequently placed under arrest for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor.  (MAB)

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11/8/17 MINORS IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL

On Sunday, November 5 at 1:19 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office came in to contact with multiple vehicles at the intersection of 260th St (A52) and Fig Ave. An investigation determined that multiple people were under age and under the influence of alcohol. It was also found that a stop sign at the intersection had been taken down and removed from the post. As a result of the investigation the following people have been charged –

 

Ross Van Bemmel, age 18, of Doon, IA was charged with .02 violation and minor in possession of alcohol, both simple misdemeanors.

 

Nathan Bloemendaal, age 18, of Doon, IA was charged with minor in possession of alcohol, a simple misdemeanor.

 

Trevor Scholtens, age 19, of Oranage City was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and unlawful possession of a traffic control device, both simple misdemeanors. (bjs)

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11/06/2017  BE AWARE OF CATTLE OUT NEAR THE WEST LYON SCHOOL

There are still about 65 head of cattle roaming loose out in the area of the West Lyon School.  If you are travelling in that area be very careful.  They could be out on the road anywhere from the West Lyon School to Lake Pahoja or from the West Lyon School south for a couple of miles.  (LS)

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11/03/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 24 year old Bryan Tran of Sioux Falls, SD turned himself into the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Tran had an outstanding warrant out of Iowa for Theft 3rd (Class D Felony). The warrant stemmed from a theft of a handgun out of a vehicle in Lyon County. Tran did post a $5,000.00 bond and was released on Thursday.  (HS)

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11/02/2017 ARREST

On Friday October 27, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jesse Eugene Visser, age 21, from Inwood, IA.  Visser was arrested on two valid warrants of Probation Violation.  He was arrested at a residential treatment facility in Sioux City and transported to the Lyon County Jail where he is being held without bond.   (HS)

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11/01/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday October 25, 2017 at approximately 1:45 PM. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from Casey’s General Store in George, Iowa regarding theft of money. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that an employee stole cash from the cash register on numerous occasions. On Sunday October 29, 2017, as a result of the investigation, Lyon County Deputies arrested 18 year old Brandon James White from George and charged him with theft in the third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor. White was transported to the Lyon County Jail and was later released on $2000 bond.  (SW)

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11/1/2017 ARREST

On 10/31/17, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lawrence Jacob Bauer [28] of Spencer, IA. Mr. Bauer was arrested on outstanding warrants at his residence. Mr. Bauer is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail on a bond of $100,000 cash only for nine counts of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree (C Felony), one count of Enticing a Minor (C Felony), and three counts of Indecent Contact with a Child (Aggravated Misdemeanor). The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Spencer Police Department.  (bjs)

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10/31/2017 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:24 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Brown St and Edgerly St in Larchwood, IA. Paul Steenblock, age 75, of Larchwood was driving a 2000 Chevrolet S10 northbound on Edgerly St and failed to yield to a 1998 Oldsmobile LSS driven by Beth Dubbelde, age 44, of Larchwood. Steenblock’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damages and Dubbelde’s sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. Steenblock was cited for failure to yield right of away. Larchwood EMS assisted at the accident scene. (SW)

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10/31/2017 ACCIDENT

On 10/31/2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car/deer accident west of Larchwood on HWY 9.  Timothy Lund, age 61, of Larchwood was westbound on HWY 9.  A deer entered the roadway and was struck by Lund's vehicle.  It is estimated to cost $2500 to repair Lund's vehicle.(SW)

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10/30/2017 ACCIDENT

On Saturday October 28, 2017 at 8:20pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2300 block of Jefferson Ave, SW of George. The driver, Brianna Modder of George lost control of her vehicle and entered the east ditch and rolled at least one time. Modder was not wearing her seatbelt at the time and sustained minor injuries

 

Modder was cited for failure to maintain control.

 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by George Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside towing. (SW) ____________________________________________________________________________________

10/30/2017  ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 8:11 AM Lyon County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle accident that occurred in the 4200 block of County Road A-34. 25 year old Tanner L Cole from Omaha, Nebraska was eastbound on A-34 in a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 delivery van when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle then entered the north ditch where it struck a culvert and went airborne for approximately 54 feet before coming to rest upright in a cornfield. Cole was uninjured and was cited for failure to maintain control. Lyon County Deputies were assisted on scene by George Fire and EMS and Trackside Towing from Alvord, Ia.  (LS)

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10/26/2017 ACCIDENT

On 10/26/2017 at about 6:55pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a traffic accident.  Joseph Slade, age 32, of Rock Rapids, Iowa was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado when he struck the gas pumps owned by COOP gas and oil of Rock Rapids.  Slade's vehicle received minor damage in the amount of $100.  The COOP gas and oil property received approximately $25,000 in damages.  This accident remains under investigation and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. (MAB)

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10/26/2017  OWI ARREST

On 10/23/2017 at about 6:20am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received two different 911 calls regarding an erratic driver.  Lyon County deputies and Iowa State Troopers made contact with the vehicle in the 300 block of South Union Street in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Officers on scene noticed signs of impairment but did not believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.  The officers then contacted Lyon County's drug recognition expert and requested he perform an evaluation on the driver.  As a result of the evaluation, Lyon County's drug recognition expert determined the driver, Ruby Fothergill, age 32, of Sibley, Iowa was under the influence of a central nervous system depressant and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.  These results were turned over to the State Trooper in charge of the traffic incident investigation.  The state trooper did file charges for Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor as well as Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medications, also a serious misdemeanor.  (LS)

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10/26/2017  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On October 25, 2017 at 11:39 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a two vehicle personal injury accident. Dean Kruger, age 51, was driving a 1994 Ford F350 southbound on Log Ave and appeared to have failed to yield to a 2005 Mack concrete pumper driven by Samuel Struecker, age 25, of Algona, IA which resulted in a collision at the intersection causing the Mack truck to roll on its side, blocking 240th Street. The Ford F350 came to a rest in the southeast corner of the intersection. Kruger was severely injured and it is unknown if either were wearing seatbelts. This accident is currently under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement. Also assisting in the accident was the George Fire Department, George EMS, and Lyon County Ambulance.  (LS)

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10/26/2017  ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

On Wednesday, October 25 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of suspicious activity that had occurred at the Four Seasons Motel in Rock Rapids IA. A male occupant had been assaulted. The female occupant, Vanette Todd, of Alvord, IA was charged with Willful Injury, a Class C Felony and Assault with Intent to Cause Injury, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  She is being held in the Lyon County Jail with bond of $8000 cash or surety.  This case is still under investigation.   (LS)

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10/26/2017  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On October 25, 2017, at 8:33 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of IA 9 and Cherry Avenue in Larchwood, Iowa.  Heather M. Brooks (35) of Larchwood was operating a 2001 Dodge Caravan east on IA 9 and was struck by John Van Gammeren (90) of Inwood.  Van Gammeren was operating a 2003 Ford F250 south on Cherry Avenue and had stopped at the stop sign and proceeded to cross the highway and did not observe Brooks approaching.  After the initial collision, Brooks entered the northeast ditch where the vehicle came to rest.  Brooks was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Van Gammeren was not injured.  Brooks' vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damages while Van Gammeren’s sustained approximately $1,500.  Van Gammeren was cited for failure to yield.  Brooks was cited for failure to use safety belt.  

Assisting was the Lyon County Ambulance, Larchwood Rescue and Larchwood Fire Department.   (LS)

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10/26/2017  CAR ACCIDENT/ARREST

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:50 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office came across an unoccupied vehicle stuck in the fence line in the 1900 mile of Highway 75. The vehicle sustained approximately $800 in damages and there was approximately $300 in property damage to the fence line and crops. An investigation determined that Mark Kruse, age 58, of George, IA was the driver of the vehicle when the accident occurred. Mr. Kruse was arrested on October 26, 2017 and charged with habitual violator (driving while barred), an aggravated misdemeanor. He was also cited for failure to maintain control. (LS)

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10/25/2017 DRUG TAKE BACK

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 in the sheriff’s office lobby.

 

Rock Rapids – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to sheriff’s office lobby at 410 S Boone St, Rock Rapids, IA.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. In 2016 the sheriff’s office collected 37 pounds of unwanted prescription and has already collected over 50 pounds in 2017.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

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10/22/2017  CAR/DEER ACCIDENT

On 10/22/17 at approximately 1100 hours the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car vs deer accident on L14 (Kennedy Avenue) approximately 3/4 mile south of George.  Conner Jurrens (19) of George was driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger northbound on L14 when a deer came out of the east ditch and Jurrens struck the deer.  Jurrens' car sustained about $3500 worth of damage.  (LS)

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10/22/2017  CAR/DEER ACCIDENT

On 10/22/17 at approximately 0750 hours the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car vs deer accident in the 2600 block of Arthur Avenue.  Gregory Stratmeyer (31) of Sioux Falls, SD was southbound on Arthur Avenue in his 2006 Ford F250 Super Duty truck when a deer came out of the east ditch and Stratmeyer struck the deer which caused approximately $3000 worth of damage.  (LS)

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10/22/2017 ARRESTS

Due to an increase in crime in the Grand Falls Casino parking lot, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation on October 21, 2017. The operation netted 11 total arrests.  All of the arrests were for possession of controlled substances, a serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  A list of those arrested is below.

Richard Peter Kress, age 56, of Sibley, Iowa

Pamela Mary Kuntz, age 53 of Dubuque, Iowa, PCS 3rd offense (aggravated misdemeanor)

Javier Trejo Garcia, age 35, of Worthington, Minnesota

Heidi Lynn Grahn, age 40, of Fulda, Minnesota

Steven Joseph Jandl, age 51, of Rock Rapids, Iowa

Yvonne Marie Morissette, age 52, of Aberdeen, South Dakota

Shadwell Allen Smith, age 25, of Brandon, South Dakota

Landon Jerome Entinger, age 25, of Brandon, South Dakota

Jesse Ray Scheetz, age 36, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Abby Anne Hubbard, age 26, of Mitchell, South Dakota

Wade Forrest Peterson, age 40, of Mitchell, South Dakota (MAB)

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10/21/2017 OWI DRUGGED AND DRUG ARREST

On Saturday October 21st 2017 at 12:45 a.m. Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in Rock Rapids Iowa. The driver Mason Lovelace (21) of Orange City Iowa was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Upon further investigation Lovelace was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Lovelace was charged with Operation While Intoxicated Drugged first offense a serious misdemeanor. Possession of Controlled Substance first offense serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor. (SW)

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10/20/2017 DRUG INVESTIGATION

On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with two people in a vehicle in front of the Doon Community Center. An investigation revealed that the passenger in the vehicle, Christopher Hughes, age 33, from Doon, Iowa was in possession of a controlled substance and also drug paraphernalia. He was released from the scene and cited into court for the drug violations. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office K9 unit assisted in the investigation. (HS)

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10/20/2017 DRUG ARREST

On Friday October 20th 2017 Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped Kyle Peterson (29) of Rock Rapids for a traffic violation. It was discovered that Peterson was in possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Peterson was charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd offense an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor, operating without registration and no insurance both simple misdemeanors. (HS)

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10/20/2017 ACCIDENT

On 10/20/2017 at approximately 9:50 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident just east of Kiwi Avenue on 230th Street. John Donnaker ( 42) of George was driving a 2003 Chevy pick up pulling a combine head cart. Donnaker attempted to make a turn into a farm drive and was rearended by John Lamfers (80) of Ashton driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota. There were no injuries. Damage to both vehicles totaled approximately $2,000. (SW)

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10/18/2017 ACCIDENT

October 18, 2017, at 6:21 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 220th Street and Birch Avenue.  Jason L Koedam (44) of Inwood, Iowa was operating a Case IH tractor pulling two grain wagons owned by Chester Thompson west on 220th Street, while Travis A Jensen (37) of Inwood, Iowa was operating a 2004 Chevy Silverado owned by Scholten Inc. east bound on 220th Street.  Both vehicles met at the crest of a hill and made contact by side swiping each other in the middle of the roadway.  No injuries were reported.  Thompson’s tractor and wagons sustained approximately $900.00 dollars in damages, while Scholten’s vehicle was estimated to be a complete loss.  (HS)  

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10/18/2017 ACCIDENT

On October 18,2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's office investigated a 2 vehicle accident just west of US 75 on 240th. Involved were a tractor pulling 2 gravity wagons driven by Bruce Vogel and a 2010 Chevy Malibu driven by Keanna Postma. Vogel was attempting to enter a field driveway when Postma ran into the back wagon causing approximately $3000 total damage. No injuries were reported. Postma was cited for following to close. (MAB)

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10/16/2017 ACCIDENT

October 16, 2017, at 11:20 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Fir Avenue and 130th Street.  Maria Abigael Acaxtenco (29) of Rock Rapdis was operating a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix west on 130th Street and failed to stop for a stop sign and struck Kirk Smith (24) of York NE, who was operating a 2014 Chevy Malibu, owned by Teresa Royer, north bound on Fir Avenue.  Both vehicles sustained approximately $4,000.00 dollars in damages.  Smith was uninjured.  Acaxtenco was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital to be seen for pain complaints.  Acaxtenco’s four passengers were uninjured.  Acaxtenco was cited for not having a valid driver’s license and failure to obey stop sign.  

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Rock Rapids Fire & Lyon County Ambulance.(MAB)

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10/12/2017 ARREST

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of a vehicle in the ditch on Marsh Avenue in the 1200 Block. Once the deputy arrived, it was discovered that Robert L Brommer (65) of Ellsworth, MN was operating the vehicle with a revoked license. Brommer was arrested for driving while revoked and after further investigation he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Brommer was transported to the Lyon County Jail on these charges. (SW)

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10/10/2017  CAR/DEER ACCIDENT

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a van vs deer accident which occurred on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM just south of Rock Rapids.  Brayden Alex Janssen, age 14, from George, IA was operating a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan southbound on Highway 75 between 160th St and 170th St when a deer entered the roadway.  The van, which is owned by Randall and Tabitha Janssen, struck the deer causing approximately $2,500 in damages to the vehicle.  No injuries were reported from the vehicle's three occupants.   (LS)

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10/09/2017 ACCIDENT

Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a motor vehicle accident in the alley behind Union Jack's in Rock Rapids on October 9th. A vehicle owned by Dale Schoenemen was parked behind Union Jack's when a vehicle driven by Jonathon Penkava was going around the Schoenemen vehicle and turned too quickly causing his vehicle to hit the Schoenemen vehicle. Approximately $2000 total damage was done to both vehicles. (HS)

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10/09/2017 ACCIDENT

On 10/09/2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a 1 vehicle accident at Greene St. and 1st Ave in Rock Rapids. Mary Schultz of Luverne MN lost control of her vehicle and struck some landscaping at Vision Source and then crossed 1st Ave and struck a street sign before coming to a stop. Schultz was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  (HS)

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10/06/2017 ***SCAM ALERT***

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to be on high alert for scams. The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating cases of a scammer saying they work for the Warrant Division of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer is advising the individual to stay on the line and drive to a location other than the jail and send money to them or they will be immediately arrested and put in jail.  Please be aware that our office does not contact people by phone in regards to arrest warrants. If you receive such a call please hang up and immediately notify the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. (HS)

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10/05/2017JUVENILE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

On Sunday September 17, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vandalism on Main St in Inwood.  On Monday September 18, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a tip of a vandalism which occurred in Inwood on August 21, 2017.  Both incidents were investigated and more incidents were di

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overed during the investigation.  A total of six juveniles were charged as a result of the investigation.  One juvenile was charged with two counts of criminal mischief in the 5th degree and one count of trespassing, all simple misdemeanors.  Four juveniles were charged with one count of criminal mischief in the 5th degree and one count of trespassing.  One juvenile was charged with trespassing.  All of them were referred to juvenile court and released to their parents or guardians.   (HS)

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10/03/2017  OWI -DOMESTIC ASSAULT

On 10/3/2017 at about 3:25 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to the Grand Falls Casino for a fight in progress.  The fight was occurring in the parking lot near a vehicle.  When the deputy arrived the parties had separated and one of them was behind the wheel of a 2016 Kia.  As the deputy approached the vehicle it began attempting to leave the scene.  After stopping the vehicle to conduct the investigation for the original call the deputy became suspicious that the driver, identified as Feather Horse, age 29, of Rosebud, SD, was under the influence of alcohol.  As a result of the contact Feather Horse was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and domestic simple assault, a simple misdemeanor.  She was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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10/03/2017  WEAPONS VIOLATION ARREST

On 9/26/2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Samuel Henry Seivert (age 39) for Carrying Weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Class D Felony.  The arrest stems from a complaint of a suspicious person sleeping in a car at the intersection of 190th Street and Kingbird Avenue.  Seivert is currently being held on $8000 bond.  (LS)

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9/25/2017 ARREST

On 9/24/2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Dennis Zufelt (33) of Rock Rapids for Domestic Abuse Assault. The arrest took place after a report of an altercation in the 200 Block of South Lincoln Street in Rock Rapids. Zufelt is being held in the Lyon County Jail on a $300 bond. (SW)

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09/19/2017

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has received seven anonymous letters since June of this year. Some of the information contained in these letters has been corroborated but the sheriff’s office would like to speak with the person sending these letters. Can the person writing the letters please contact the sheriff’s office at (712)472-8313 to speak with the investigating officer for this case. You may continue to remain anonymous in this investigation. Thank you. (MAB)

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09/19/2017 ARREST

On Tuesday September 12, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Larry Denekas (66) of George. Denekas was arrested on a Lyon County arrest warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offene - methamphetamine, an aggravated misdemeanor. (MAB)

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9/17/2017  ACCIDENT/OWI ARREST

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 4:43 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to a two vehicle minor accident on Main Street in Doon, Iowa.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that one of the drivers was intoxicated.  As a result Ronnie Dean Wallenburg (age 61) of Doon was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, an aggravated misdemeanor.  (LS)

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09/10/2017 ACCIDENT

On 09/09/2017 at approximately 2020 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a minor accident in the 500 block of S. 2nd Ave. in Rock Rapids. Kelli Hamilton (30) of Rock Rapids was driving a 2003 Buick Rendezous and was backing out of a driveway when she backed into Cody Hoy's parked 2002 Ford Mustang. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. (MAB)

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09/08/201 ACCIDENT

On 09/03/17 at approximately 11:42 PM, Gavin Young [20] of Spencer drove around road closed barricades and traveled eastbound on 210th Street. Mr. Young saw a small animal in the roadway and swerved, causing his vehicle, a 2003 Dodge Dakota, to hit the right shoulder. Due to the road construction, Mr. Young was unable to recover and went across the road into the left ditch before traveling up an embankment, coming to rest partially on Lily Avenue. The vehicle was a total loss. Mr. Young was cited for fail to obey a traffic control device and no financial liability coverage. (HS)

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09/04/2017 ARRESTS

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gas drive off on Thursday evening from the Oak Street Station in Inwood. While checking into this matter it led to a Search Warrant being executed at an apartment in Inwood on Saturday. ShantiAnne Addengast 21, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. ShantiAnne was booked into the Lyon County Jail.  Also found in the apartment was a runaway Juvenile from Canton who had a probation hold on him out of South Dakota. This juvenile was also charged in juvenile court with the same charges and was transported to the YES Center in Cherokee. (HS)

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09/04/2017  TWO SUBJECTS ARRESTED

On Sunday September 3, 2017 at approximately 4:20 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to a field on 270th St near Ashley Ave for a vehicle which was stuck in the field.  A Lyon County Deputy and an Iowa State Trooper responded and found a vehicle with two occupants in it.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that the vehicle was stolen from Flandreau, SD.  The occupants gave officers false names but they were eventually identified as Christopher Keith Wakeman-Barse, age 31 and Yvonne Marie Hoffman, age 22, both from Sioux City, IA.  Mr. Wakeman-Barse had an active arrest warrant out of Woodbury County and Ms. Hoffman had an active arrest warrant out of Minnehaha County.  

 

Ms. Hoffman was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Both subjects were arrested.  Ms. Hoffman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor; possession of stolen property, a class D Felony; and operating without owner's consent, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Mr. Wakeman-Barse was charged with possession of stolen property, a class D felony, and operating without owner's consent, an aggravated misdemeanor.  

 

Additional charges for providing false identifying information, a simple misdemeanor and trespassing, a simple misdemeanor are pending.   (LS)

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09/04/2017  OWI ARREST

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 7:48 AM a Lyon County Deputy saw a vehicle sitting against a building at 301 S Virginia St in George, IA. The driver, Nathan Dekam (20) of George, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and had hit the building with his car. Dekam was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor; Minor in Possession of Alcohol 3rd Offense, a Simple Misdemeanor; and Failure to Maintain Control, a Simple Misdemeanor. The building sustained approximately $3000 in damage.  (LS)

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09/02/2017 ARREST

On Friday September 1, 2017 at approximately 7:37 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of an individual harassing a number of people at a rural residence near Doon, IA.  Deputies responded and as a result Joel Allen Griffith, age 49, from Hospers, IA was arrested on the following charges: Trespass, a simple misdemeanor; assault, a simple misdemeanor; driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor; and operating while intoxicated 3rd offense, a class D felony.  (MAB)

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08/30/2017 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, 8/29/2017 at approximately 1440 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident in the alley by 212 1st Avenue, Rock Rapids, IA. Upon investigation of the accident it was found that Shane Boetel (47) of Spencer, IA was driving a 2016 Volvo Semi truck and trailer and was making a right turn into the alley. While making the right turn into the alley, Boetel's trailer struck the corner of Dr. VanderZee's Dental Office. No injuries were reported. Boetel's trailer received approximately $200 worth of damage and the Dental Office received approximately $1,500 worth of damage. (SW)

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08/29/2017 ACCIDENT

On Monday, 8/28/2017 at approximately 0948 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle roll over in the 1900 block of 240th Street. Emanuel Lucas-Millan (33) of Villard, MN was driving a 2000 Sterling Semi pulling a trailer of straw bales when he dropped the tires off the side of the road. When Lucas-Millan pulled back on the road it caused its load to sway and the semi and trailer tipped over on the road and slid into the north ditch. There was approximately $20,000 worth of damages. There were no injuries. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Inwood EMS and Fire. (SW)

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08/27/2017 ARREST

August 26,2017, at 9:57 PM, a Lyon County Deputy observed a vehicle parked at Gitchie Manitou with two subjects inside.  The deputy approached the vehicle and observed alcoholic beverages inside and further investigation revealed the owner/driver, Jessica Lauridsen (22) of Brandon, SD had a suspended license.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and located was a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.  The passenger Kyle Lehner (32) of Sioux Falls, SD was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.  Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail for possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  (SW)

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08/26/2017

On Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:56 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of suspicious persons at the Gitchie Manitou State Park. Deputies responded and entered the park. They located three individuals walking on one of the trails in the park. An investigation determined that they had recently used illegal drugs and were in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The three juveniles from Sioux Falls, SD were cited in to juvenile court for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the investigation they were released to their guardians. (MAB)

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08/24/2017

The Lyon county sheriff's office is investigating several car burglaries which occurred in Lester and Inwood during the night of Tuesday August 22 into the morning of Wednesday August 23. If you saw anything suspicious during this time or have found any personal items along the streets or yards please contact the Lyon county sheriff's office at 712-472-8300. (MAB)

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08/23/2017 ACCIDENT

August 22, 2017, at 4:40 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US Hwy 75 and 180th Street.  Ashley P. Wulf (29) of Harrisburg SD was operating a 2016 Ford Fusion North on Hwy 75 and was attempting to make a left turn on to 180th Street and was struck by Christopher L Graber (37) of Dodgeville, WI, who was operating a 2009 Buick Lucerne Southbound on Hwy 75.  Graber, the three occupants of his vehicle and Wulf were transported to Sanford Hospital and were treated for their injuries.  Both vehicles were estimated as being a total loss.  Wulf was cited for failure to yield upon making a left turn.  Assisting was Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, and Dusty’s Auto.  (MAB)

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08/23/2017 ACCIDENT

On 8/20/2017 at approximately 0840 hours the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch on A-34 just West of Highway 75. Upon arrival the Lyon County Sheriff's Office found a 2001 Ford Escape that went in the ditch and rolled. There was no driver found at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Lottman (33) of Alvord, IA said that he swerved to miss a deer, lost control and went into the north ditch and rolled the vehicle. The vehicle sustained approximately $7,000 woth of damage and Lottman was transported to the hospital by personal vehicle for minor injuries. Lottman was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device. (SW)

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0822/2017/ARREST

On August 21, 2017 at 9:18 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of go-karts driving on Main Street in Inwood, IA. Jacob Meendering, age 20, of Inwood was identified as the driver of one of the go-karts. He found to to be under the influence of alcohol and was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Meendering has been charged with careless driving, possession of alcohol under legal age, and operating while intoxicated. (SW)

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08/19/2017 ARREST

On Friday August 18, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Marshal Redd (33) of George for Public Intoxication after he appeared at the Sheriff's Office to serve time for a previous offense. Redd was charged with Public Intoxication 3rd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Redd was booked into the Lyon County Jail for that charge. (SW)

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08/19/2017 OWI ARREST

On Friday August 18, 2017 at 19:40 pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call about an erratic driver westbound on Iowa Highway 9. A Lyon County Deputy located the vehicle near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Jefferson Ave. The driver Gerald Feist (70) of Sioux Falls SD was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Mr Feist was placed under arrest and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd offense a Class D Felony and excessive speed 78 miles per hour in a 55 miler per hour zone (simple misdemeanor). Feist was transported to the Lyon County Jail for those charges. (SW)

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08/18/2017  ARREST MADE

On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30 AM the Lyon County SRT Team arrested Joseph M Pedersen (37) of Little Rock, Iowa on two oustanding arrest warrants.  Pedersen was a passenger in a vehicle in Little Rock when he was taken into custody.  Pedersen's warrants were for Violation of Conditions of Bond which included seven counts of Dominion/Control of Firearm/Offensive Weapon by a Felon and one count of Child Endangerment.  Bail on this warrant was set at $5000 cash only.  The second warrant was for Probation Violation on original charge of Carrying Weapons with bail set at $2000 cash or surety.  Pedersen was transported to the Lyon County Jail and is being held on these warrants.  (LS)

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08/17/2017 UPDATE FROM JULY 30TH ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

*UPDATE*

As a result of the investigation in to the accident on July 30, 2017, the driver, Brandon Driesen has been cited for failure to maintain control and open container. He has also been charged with operating while intoxicated.  (HS)

*ORIGINAL*

On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 1:42 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle rollover accident in the 3200 mile of 260th St (A52). Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the scene. An investigation determined that Brandon Driesen, age 22, of Boyden, IA was operating a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on 260th St when he entered the south ditch and the vehicle became disabled after rolling. Driesen was transported by Lyon County Ambulance to the Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital and was then taken by Avera Careflight to Sioux Falls, SD for further treatment. The vehicle sustained approximately $6,000. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Ambulance, Doon Fire and Rescue, Doon EMS, and K&J Body Shop.  The investigation is still on going at the time of this release.

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08/17/2017 CITATIONS ISSUED

On Monday, August 14, 2017 at 1:08 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle parked in the Gitchie Manitou parking lot. Deputies entered the park and located a group of people. An investigation revealed that Devin Johnson, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was cited into court for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (HS)

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08/17/2017 MINORS CITED INTO COURT

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:19 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Highway 9. During the course of the traffic stop two minor occupants in the backseat were found to have consumed alcohol. Both minors were combative with deputies and interfered with the investigation. They were subsequently cited in to juvenile court for possession of alcohol under legal age and also interference with official acts. Following the traffic stop they were released to a guardian. (HS)

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08/13/2017 CITATIONS ISSUED

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:26 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a group of people acting suspicious at the Oak St Station in Inwood, IA. An investigation led to several people receiving citations. Braedyn Meffert, age 18, from Larchwood, IA was cited for possession of alcohol under legal age. A minor received a citation for possession of tobacco under legal age and also a juvenile referral for possession of alcohol under legal age. An additional minor was also issued a juvenile referral for possession of alcohol under legal age. (SW)

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08/13/2017 ARREST

On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:32 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Driesen, age 33, of Inwood, IA. Driesen was arrested on a sex offender registry violation warrant that was issued by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. (SW)

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08/12/2017 ARREST

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:51 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles parked in the Gitchie Manitou parking lot. Deputies entered the park and located six people. A investigation lead to the following people being arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

Steven Irwin, age 19, of Yankton, SD was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Elisabeth Ketterer, age 26, of Sioux Falls, SD was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (SW)

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08/12/2017 ARREST

On 08/11/17 at approximately 10:08 AM, a Lyon County Sheriff Deputy stopped an individual for speeding. The subject was unable to provide any identification, insurance or registration information for the vehicle she was driving. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Lyon County Jail to post bond on the citations. After arriving at the jail, further investigations were continued into the identity of the subject. Florinda Niz Chavez [32] of Sioux City, IA was charged with providing false identification information and as a fugitive from justice from outstanding warrants in two counties in Minnesota. Ms. Niz Chavez also had an outstanding US Department of Homeland warrant for her arrest. Ms. Niz Chavez is being held at the Lyon County Jail for her outstanding warrants. (MAB)

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08/09/2017  ARREST MADE

On July 31, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call from a 17 year old juvenile female stating that she and her father had gotten into an argument the previous evening and he had struck her in the face and she now has a black eye.  Deputies conducted an investigation and found that 37 year old Daniel Ryan Maassen from rural Doon had struck his daughter in the face causing the black eye and had also thrown her cell phone at her which struck her in the leg causing a bruise.  Maassen was subsequently arrested and charged with Child Endangerment, a Class D felony.  He was transported to the Lyon County Jail and later released on a $5000 bond.  (LS)

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08/08/2017  ARREST MADE

On 8/8/2017 a Lyon County Deputy stopped a vehicle on 100th street just west of US Highway 9 for an equipment violation.  During the stop the deputy discovered the driver of the vehicle, Tho Nguyen (52), of Sioux Falls, SD did not have a valid driver's license.  After further investigation, the deputy discovered Nguyen was in possession of methamphetamine.  Nguyen was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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08/08/2017  ASSAULT ARREST

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of an assault that had taken place in Lester IA. Brendan Ryan (23) of Lester was charged with Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Ryan was transported to the Lyon County Jail for that charge.   (LS)

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08/07/2017 ARREST

On 08/07/17 at 6:37 PM, Lyon County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 200 Block of Clothier Street in Little Rock reference an accident involving one vehicle and one bicycle. A male juvenile was travelling eastbound on a bicycle while using a cell phone when his bicycle struck the side of a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Melissa Mammenga (46) of Little Rock. Mammenga’s vehicle sustained damages of less than $1,000. The male juvenile was transported by Little Rock EMS to Sanford Rock Rapids.  (MAB)

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8/07/2017 ARREST

On 08/05/17 at approximately 5:21 pm, Christina E. Gonzalez (27) of Sioux Falls was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Lyon County for theft in the 2nd degree, a Class D Felony. Gonzalez was transported to the Lyon County Jail and is being held on a $3,500 bond. (HS)

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08/03/2017 STOLEN VEHICLE/ARREST MADE

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:12 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1134 Dement St in Larchwood, IA for a report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies responded and located a gray 2013 Ford F-150 at the residence. Deputies identified it as the stolen vehicle that was reported to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on July 27, 2017 from Novartis Animal Clinic Inc. in rural Larchwood. Crystal Ulibarri, age 26, of Sioux Falls, SD was located at the resulted and was found to be in possession of the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement observed a gray 2012 Ford F-350 at the Larchwood City Park. Law enforcement believed this vehicle was stolen from Harrisburg, SD. Deputies went to approach the Ford F-350 in the parking lot and a collision occurred between the Ford F-350 and a Lyon County patrol car. A citizen was near the two vehicles when they collided. The suspect vehicle then sped off through the grass area of the park and on to William St. When entering Highway 9 the vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and drove in a careless manner Deputies pursued the vehicle on to Highway 9 with their lights and sirens activated. The pursuit continued on Highway 9 reaching speeds near 100 mph. The pursuit entered South Dakota, came back in to Iowa for a short period, and then went back in to South Dakota. The vehicle was found unoccupied in Sioux Falls and was confirmed as the stolen vehicle out of Harrisburg, SD. The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the collision at the Larchwood City Park. Assisting in the pursuit was the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

 

 

Ulibarri has been arrested and charged with the following offenses:

 

Theft 2nd degree – class D felony

 

Possession of firearms or offensive weapons by felons – class D felony

 

Possession of a controlled substance – serious misdemeanor

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