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2/19/2018 ARREST

On 2/18/18, at approximately 1:00 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible drunk driver in a white car eastbound on county road A-26 near Dove Ave.  While the reporting party was giving the information the white car went into the ditch.  Lyon County deputies discovered the vehicle with Hayden Anthony Anderson, age 18, from Morris, MN inside of it.  Mr. Anderson was subsequently arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and cited for failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor.  (MAB)

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2/15/2018  MINOR INJURIES INCURRED  (UPDATED on 2/16/18)

On Wednesday, January 14, 2017 at 10:38 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a driver that an object had come through her windshield. The location of the accident was the 2800 mile of 260th St (A52). The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located a black 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer parked on the side of the roadway. The Trailblazer had a handle from a large ratchet strap stuck in the windshield. Sharai Garcia, age 33, of Rock Rapids was identified as the driver of the Trailblazer. At the scene the sheriff’s office also located a 2002 Freightliner truck tractor that was pulling a load of round bales. The driver of the Freightliner was identified as Wayne Den Hartog, age 57, of Sheldon, IA. An investigation determined that the ratchet strap holding the round bales broke resulting in the handle becoming lodged in the windshield and two of the round bales to roll off on to the roadway. Garcia was transported by Lyon County Ambulance to Sanford Rock Rapids for minor injuries. Den Hartog was cited for spilling loads on a highway. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Doon Fire Department, Doon Rescue Unit, Lyon County Ambulance, and the Lyon County Engineers Office.   (LS)

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2/15/2018  ARRESTS MADE

On 2/14/2018 at about 11:00 pm a Lyon County deputy made a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Lincoln Street in Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop the deputy discovered the four occupants of the vehicle were in possession of illegal drugs.  After an OWI investigation conducted by Lyon County's drug recognition expert, the driver was additionally charged with operating while intoxicated.  The following subjects were arrested during this traffic stop:

 

Bailey Stettnichs, age 19, of Rock Rapids

-Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor

-Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor

-Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

Amber Nyblom, age 19, of Rock Rapids

-Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor

-Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

Dylan Robertson, age 19, of Rock Rapids

-Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor

-Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

A 17 year old juvenile male from Rock Rapids

-Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor

-Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

(LS)

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2/15/2018  JUVENILES CITED

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office received several harassment complaints originating from the 600 block of North Union Street in Rock Rapids.  On February 10, 2018, after conducting a brief investigation into the incidents, three juvenile males from Rock Rapids were cited in to juvenile court for possession/use of fireworks, which is a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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2/14/2018  ARREST MADE

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8:20 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle at South Main St and Highway 18 in Inwood, IA. The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Schleis, age 37, of Inwood, IA was subsequently placed under arrest for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor and was also cited for violation of financial liability coverage, a simple misdemeanor.    (LS)

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02/12/2018 ARREST

February 8, 2018, at 01:55 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call in reference to a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of 110th Street and Apple Avenue.  Deputies responded to this location and located the vehicle and made contact with the driver Nicholas C Kruse (37) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The deputy observed signs of intoxication and initiated an OWI investigation.  As a result of this investigation, Kruse was arrested for Driving While Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense (Class D Felony).  Kruse was also issued traffic citations for failure to maintain control and failure to provide insurance. (MAB)

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02/11/2018 ARRESTS

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 305 Indiana East Ave in George, IA. As a result of the search warrant the following people were arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

Jeffrey Warner, age 36, of George, IA was charged with:

 

-          Distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana), a class D felony

 

-          Drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony

 

-          Gathering where controlled substances (methamphetamine) unlawfully used, a class D felony

 

-          Gathering where controlled substances (marijuana) unlawfully used, a serious misdemeanor

 

-          Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a serious misdemeanor

 

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

 

-          Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

Jason Boone, age 36, of Sheldon, IA was charged with:

 

-          Enhanced possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine) within certain real property, a class B felony

 

-          Drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony

 

-          Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a serious misdemeanor

 

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

 

Brian Corey, age 37, of Sioux City, IA was charged with:

 

-          Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), an aggravated misdemeanor

 

-          Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), an aggravated misdemeanor

 

-          Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

 

Heather Kruger, age 28, of Sibley, IA was charged with:

 

-          Unlawful possession of a prescription drug (lorazepam), a serious misdemeanor

 

-          Unlawful possession of a prescription drug (oxycodone), a serious misdemeanor

 

-          Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor (MAB)

 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

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02/10/2018 ARREST

On Thursday, February 1, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of illegal drug use that had previously occurred at 605 S Maple St in Inwood, IA. An investigation lead to a search warrant being executed on Friday, February 9, 2018. During the search warrant deputies located a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Amy Leu, age 51, of Inwood, IA was subsequently arrested and charged with the following:

Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

Contributing to delinquency of a minor, a simple misdemeanor

Possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor

Gathering where controlled substances unlawfully used, a serious misdemeanor

Distribution to person under age eighteen, an aggravated misdemeanor  (HS)

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02/05/2018 ARREST

On 2/5/2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding suspicious activity.  The caller provided a description of the vehicle and the license plate for that vehicle.  A deputy located and stopped the vehicle in question on South Carroll Street near the intersection of South 8th Avenue.  During the traffic stop the deputy observed signs of intoxication and initiated an OWI investigation.  As a result of this investigation, Joshua Denekas, age 40, of Ashton, Iowa, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. (HS)

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02/01/2018

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 1:17 PM a Lyon County Sheriff's deputy while on patrol observed Anthony Espinoza, age 29 standing outside at 106 Hubbard Ave in Doon, IA. The deputy knew that Anthony had a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for failure to appear on a prior possession of a controlled substance. Anthony fled into the home when the deputy attempted to make contact with him. Anthony was arrested a short time later and during the arrest it was suspected that illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were in the home. The sheriff's office obtained a search warrant for the home. As a result of the search warrant the following people have been charged

Vanessa Beaubien, age 53, of Doon was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, serious misdemeanors and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

Albert Espinosa, age 55, of Doon was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, serious misdemeanors and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor

Anthony Espinoza, age 29, of Doon was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (MAB)

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01/27/2018 OVERNIGHT SHOOTING IN LARCHWOOD

On Friday January 26, 2018 at approximately 2am the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a shooting at a residence in Larchwood. As a result of this the subject shot was transported to a Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD to be treated for his injuries. Assisting the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Larchwood Rescue, Larchwood Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. At this time the shooting is still under investigation. (HS)

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01/27/2018 ARREST

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Sneller, age 29, of Doon, IA. Sneller was charged with operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and driving while license revoked, a serious misdemeanor. Sneller was additionally cited for violation of financial liability and registration violation.  (HS)

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1/26/2018  ARRESTED FOR OWI

On 1/26/2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Zachery Timmer, age 24, of Ellsworth, MN.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on 1st Avenue near Buncombe Drive in Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop a deputy noticed signs of intoxication and initiated an investigation for possible drunk driving.  As a result of the investigation Timmer was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  He was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, and issued a citation for careless driving.  (LS)

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01/25/2018 ARREST

On Thursday Jan 25, 2018 at 1:45 am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of an intoxicated person at Grand Falls Casino that was being aggressive towards staff and being disorderly. Sarah Bernard (35) of Sisseton SD was placed under arrest and charged with Public Intox 1st Offense, a Simple Misdemeanor. Bernard was transported to the Lyon County Jail for that charge. (HS)

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01/24/2018 ACCIDENT

On 01/23/18, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car accident on Highway 75 at the intersection of 250th Street. Thomas Watzke [62] of Des Moines was travelling northbound in a 2011 BMW 535XL when his vehicle hit a patch of snow/ice, causing it to spin out of control. Watzke struck John Van Velzen [29] of Doon who was travelling southbound in 2014 Jeep Compass. Both vehicles had extensive damage and are expected to be a total loss. (MAB)

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01/22/2018 1154am

TRAVEL NOT ADVISED

Sheriff Vander Stoep is advising no travel on any Lyon County roads. Visibility is near zero in most places. The Sheriffs Office will be responding to emergency calls only untill conditions improve. The National Weather Service is expecting 8-12" of snow to fall throughout the day.

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01/18/2018 ARREST

On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:52 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped at motor vehicle on W Dakota Ave in George, IA. Robert Olson, age 30, of George, IA was identified as the driver and the front seat passenger was identified as Kyle Wilkerson, age 28, of Rock Rapids, IA. Both Wilkerson and Olson were found to be in possession of a controlled substance and also drug paraphernalia. Both Wilkerson and Olson were subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. Olson was suspected of being under the influence of a drug other than alcohol so Lyon County's drug recognition expert was called to perform a drug evaluation.  As a result of the evaluation Olson was additionally charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.  They were also issued citations for traffic violations.  (SW)

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01/17/2018 ARREST

On 01/14/18, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 710 S. Adams in Rock Rapids reference a domestic situation. Upon investigation of the incident, Keisha Van Veldhuizen [21] of Rock Rapids was arrested for domestic assault, a simple misdemeanor, and two counts of child endangerment, aggravated misdemeanors. Van Veldhuizen was released on $1,000 bond.  (MAB)

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01/16/2018 ARREST

On Sunday January 14, 2018 at 11:51 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Amy R. Huisman (45) of Rock Rapids as a result of a traffic stop. Huisman was charged with Driving While Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, Driving While Suspended and Fail to File SR-22 insurance, both simple misdemeanors. Huisman was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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01/09/2018 ARREST

On 1/9/2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Molitor, age 61, of Rock Rapids, Iowa.  The arrest stems for a traffic stop near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and highway 9, 5 miles west of Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop a deputy observed signs of intoxication.  After further investigation Molitor was placed under arrest and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.  (HS)

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01/09/2018 CHARGES FILED

On Tuesday January 9, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff''s Office charged 29 year old Christopher Huffy from Sioux Falls,SD with Tampering with a Witness (Agg Misd) and 2 counts of Violation of Restraining/No Contact order. Huffy is currently in the Lyon County Jail on charges from another jurisdiction also. (SW)

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01/08/2018 ARREST

On Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:15pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped Joseph Kruger (35) of Chandler, MN for a moving violation SE of George. It was discovered that Kruger was suspended from driving in Iowa and was under the influence of alcohol. Kruger was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony, Failure to have Ignition Interlock Device, Driving While Suspended, Failure to File SR-22 Insurance and Excessive Speed (74 in a 50) all simple misdemeanors. Kruger was transported to the Lyon County Jail for those charges. (MAB)

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1/6/2018  ARREST MADE

On Friday January 5, 2018 at approximately 11:00 PM a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Main Street in Doon for a registration violation.  It was discovered that the driver, Brandon Sneller, age 29, from Doon was suspended from driving and under the influence of alcohol.  Sneller was subsequently arrested for Driving While Suspended, a simple misdemeanor, and Operating While Intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.   (LS)

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01/04/2018 CHARGES FILED

On January 4, 2018, the Lyon County Sherif's Office filed charges on 50 year old Artis Kattenberg and a juvenile male of Brandon, SD which stem from a house being shot in rural Lyon County on December 17, 2017. Kattenberg was charged with the following: Criminal Mischief 2nd/Aiding and abetting (D Felony), Reckless use of a Firearm/Aiding and abetting (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Contributing to edelinquecy of a minor (Simple Misdemeanor). The juvenile was charged with Criminal Mischief and and Reckless use of a firearm also.

 

These chargers stem from a call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office took on December 21, 2017 about bullet holes in a house in rural Lyon County.

 

Assisting in the investigation was the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, the Brandon Police Department, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, the Sioux Falls Police Department, the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).    (bjs)

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01/03/2018 ARREST

On January 3rd, 2018 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested 38 year old James Chatwell of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 18 near Able Avenue, west of Inwood.  During the stop a deputy observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  K9 "Rizzo" alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.  A search warrant was executed on the vehicle later in the day.  During the search warrant more drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine was located.  As a result of this incident, Chatwell was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd violation, a class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor as well as the following traffic offense: driving while suspended, failure to have valid insurance card, and speeding.  Chatwell is currently in the Lyon County Jail with a $5400 bond. (bjs)

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01/02/2018 ARREST

On Thursday December 28, 2017 a Lyon County Deputy observed a vehicle west of Larchwood on K-12 (Beech Ave) near Highway 9 parked along the road.  When the deputy approached the vehicle it began traveling south and then pulled into a driveway.  The deputy made contact with the vehicle in the driveway and discovered the driver, Scott Hassel, age 47, from Spirit Lake, IA was revoked from driving.  Mr. Hassel was subsequently arrested for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor. (SW)

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01/01/2018 ARREST

On Monday, January 01, 2018 at 12:50 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance at 202 S Tama St in Rock Rapids, IA. An investigation at the scene lead John Rivadeneira-Mosquera being placed under arrest for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor. Mr. Rivadeneira-Mosquera was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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01/01/2018 ARREST

On Jan 1, 2018 at 12:40 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a person laying in the snow in the 400 block of S 3rd Ave in Rock Rapids. Upon contact with Tristan Fraser (19) of Rock Rapids it was determined that he was very intoxicated. Fraser was placed under arrest for Public Intox 1st Offense and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. (SW)

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01/01/2018 ARREST

On 12/17/2017 Lyon County deputies made contact with a vehicle being operated by Kevin Crafton of Sioux Falls, SD.  During the contact deputies became suspicious of drug activity.  As a result, Lyon County K9 "Rizzo" was deployed and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.  The vehicle was then impounded.  Deputies applied for a search warrant based on the information learned during the contact and the K9 deployment.  During the execution of the search warrant deputies located methamphetamine and marijuana inside the vehicle.  Arrests warrants were later issued for Kevin Crafton for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, both serious misdemeanors.  On 12/29/2017 Crafton was arrested on the outstanding arrest warrants. (SW)

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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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