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11/12/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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11/9/2019 ARREST

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

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11/8/2019 ARREST

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

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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11/7/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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

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

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11/6/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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11/3/2019 ARREST

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

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10/29/2019 ARREST

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

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10/27/2019 ARREST

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

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10/23/2019 ARREST

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

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10/23/2019 ARREST

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

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10/22/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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10/21/219 ARREST

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

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10/19/2019  OWI ARREST MADE

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

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10/13/2019 ACCIDENT

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

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10/13/2019 ARREST

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

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10/13/2019 ARREST

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

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10/13/2019 ARREST

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

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10/13/2019 ARREST

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

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10/12/2019 Arrest

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

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10/09/2019  ARRESTED ON WARRANT

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

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10/09/2019  DOMESTIC ASSAULT ARREST

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

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10/08/2019  JUVENILE CHARGED

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

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10/08/2019 ARREST

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

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10/06/2019 DRUGS

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

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

Warrants requested for:

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) Serious Misdemeanor

Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) Serious Misdemeanor

2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Simple Misdemeanor

Providing False Information Simple Misdemeanor

Fraudulent Practices 5th Degree Simple Misdemeanor

Forgery D Felony

Fail to Provide Financial Security Simple Misdemeanor (DK)

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10/03/2019 ARREST

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

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9/30/2019  DRUG ARREST

On Sunday, September 29, 2019 a Lyon County Deputy was on foot patrol and while walking past a motor vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. Two bags of marijuana could be seen inside of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle,Gregory Gainey, age 29, of Sioux Falls, SD was located and admitted to ownership of the controlled substance. Gainey was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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9/27/2019 ARRESTS

On Friday, September 27, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deployed K9 Rizzo around a vehicle where a person had been seen acting suspicious. K9 Rizzo alerted to the odor of illegal narcotic odor. The sheriff’s office made contact with the person that had been seen by the vehicle and found him to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. During the investigation it was also discovered that there was another person involved. As a result of the investigation the following people were arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.

Scott Ehde, age 50, of Hardwick, MN was charged with the following –

Possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia

Possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia

Possession of cannabinoid oil

Possession of marijuana

Possession of methamphetamine

Introducing drugs to a correctional facility

 

Khamphone Thammalong, age 30, of Worthington, MN was charged with the following –

Possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia

Possession of methamphetamine

Drug tax stamp violation

Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana

Fugitive from justice for having a valid Minnesota arrest warrant (TR)

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09/27/2019 ARREST

On 9/27/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Eagle Avenue for a registration violation. As a result of the stop, Jevier Cruz Sanchez, 18, of Sioux Falls, SD, was arrested and charged with the following:

Possession of a Controlled Substance- {2 counts} (serious misdemeanors)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- {2 counts} (simple misdemeanors)

Driving While License Suspended- simple misdemeanor

Operating Without Current Registration- simple misdemeanor

Cruz Sanchez was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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9/27/2019 ACCIDENT

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:10 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident in the 2900 mile of county road A26. Alex Breuer, age 19, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2000 Freightliner FLD120 and pulling a trailer full of silage. Breuer was westbound on A26 and drove on to the north shoulder and lost control of the unit. The unit entered the north ditch, where it came to a rest on its side. Breuer did not report any injuries. The unit sustained approximately $45,000 in damages. Approximately $3,000 in silage was spilled in to the ditch. (AA)

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9/26/2019 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday September 26 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the 2600 block of Elwood Ave/K30. Gertrude Rozeboom of Alvord was operating a 1999 Ford 150 south bound. Darrin Cleveringa of Rock Valley was operating a 2005 McCormick tractor pulling a Kuhn feed trailer south on K30. Cleveringa was stopped waiting to turn into a driveway when Rozeboom ran into the rear of the feed trailer. Rozeboom was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Rock Valley Fire and Ambulance and Track Side Towing. (TR)

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9/26/2019 ARREST

On 9/25/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan Halma, 35, of Inwood for Violation of a No Contact Order, a simple misdemeanor. Halma was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was released on a $300 cash or surety bond the next day. (MAB)

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9/25/2019 Traffic Stop

On Tuesday September 24, 2019 at approximately 4:10 PM a Lyon County Deputy stopped a motor vehicle for traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone.  The vehicle came to a stop and the driver was identified as Kenneth David Fransen, age 72, from Sibley, IA.  After the Deputy identified Mr. Fransen and learned that he was barred from driving Mr. Fransen drove off.  He led deputies on a low speed fourteen-mile pursuit before being stopped with the assistance of a tire deflation device on A-34 near Highway 75.  A standoff then occurred for approximately 55 minutes.  Mr. Fransen was then brought in for a mental evaluation. Charges are pending for driving while barred, interference with official acts, failure to have SR22 insurance, speeding, failure to yield to emergency vehicles, and failure to have an interlock ignition device. (SW)

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09/21/2019 ARREST

On 9/21/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of IA 9 and Ironwood Avenue. As a result, Tammi Kremin, 50, of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd Offense, a class D Felony. Kremin was also charged with failure to yield half of roadway and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, both simple misdemeanors. Kremin was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was later released on an unsecured bond.(AA)

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09/20/2019 ARREST

On 9/20/2019, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of IA 9. As a result, Geri Boadwine, 54, of DeSmet, SD, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Boadwine was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she posted a $300 cash bond. Boadwine was also released on citation for failure to have a valid driver's license and violation of financial liability coverage, both simple misdemeanors. (AA)

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9/24/2019 ARREST

On Tuesday, September, 24, 2019 at 11:17 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 9 near Buchanan Ave. During the traffic stop the driver provided false identification information in an attempt to conceal an arrest warrant that she believed she had. The driver was eventually identified as Darice Cook, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Cook was found to have no outstanding warrants but was arrested and charged with providing false identification information and failure to have a valid driver’s license. Cook was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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9/23/2019 ACCIDENT

On Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:20 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident in the 200 block of N 2nd Ave in Rock Rapids, IA. Julie De Ruyter of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2011 Buick Enclave and Shirley Vander Woude of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2019 Buick Lacrosse. Both vehicles were backing from a parking position when they collided on the roadway. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained approximately $1,000 in damages.  (TR)

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9/20/2019  DRUG ARREST

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:57 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a suspicious vehicle in Doon. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Tayler Coombs, age 26, of Alta, IA. Coombs was found to be in possessionof drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Coombs was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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9/18/2019 Arrest

At approximately 8:00 PM on 9/17/2019, a Lyon County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a speeding violation in the 3900 block of IA 9. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated, leading Lyon County deputies on a pursuit. A Lyon County Deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks near the intersection of IA 9 and County Road K52 on the east edge of Rock Rapids before the pursuit was terminated. Several hours later, the suspect and vehicle were located. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. As a result, Shaye Horacek, 20, of Sioux Falls was arrested and charged with the following:

Eluding (aggravated misdemeanor)

Trespassing (simple misdemeanor)

Reckless Driving (simple misdemeanor)

Speeding- 100 mph in a 55 mph zone {2 counts} (simple misdemeanors)

Speeding- 100 mph in a 45 mph zone {2 counts} (simple misdemeanors)

Speeding- 100 mph in a 35 mph zone {2 counts} (simple misdemeanors)

Speeding- 100 mph in a 25 mph zone (simple misdemeanor)

Dark Window or Windshield (simple misdemeanor)

Defective or Unauthorized Muffler System (simple misdemeanor)

Horacek was transported to the Lyon County Jail on the above charges and was later released on a $2,600 cash bond. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by TracksideTowing. (SW)

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9/17/2019 Accident/Arrest

On 9/17/2019, at approximately 3:22 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a 2-vehicle accident in the 2800 block of Iowa Highway 9. An investigation at the scene determined Tanya Moffitt of Estherville was operating a 2005 Buick LeSabre westbound. Mitchell Janssen of Harrisburg, SD, was operating a 2006 Saturn Ion eastbound when Moffitt’s vehicle crossed the center line causing a partial head-on collision with Janssen’s vehicle. Both Janssen’s Saturn and Moffitt’s Buick were considered total losses. Moffitt was arrested on 4 counts of Driving While License Suspended and Failure to Yield Half of Roadway, all simple misdemeanors. Moffitt was held in the Lyon County Jail on a $1,500 bond. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside Towing. (AA)

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9/14/2019  DRUG ARREST

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5:47 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle near the intersection of Highway 75 and 220th St. During the traffic stop, K9 Rizzo was deployed and indicated to the odor of an illegal narcotic coming from the vehicle. The juvenile driver was subsequently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The juvenile was also cited for speeding. The juvenile was transported to the Lyon County Jail and then released to a parent.  (LS)

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9/13/2019  ARRESTED ON WARRANT

On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:41 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to a dispute in Rock Rapids. Catherine Peterson, age 59, of Rock Rapids was identified as one of the persons involved in the dispute. Catherine was found to have a valid arrest warrant for probation revocation. Catherine also interfered with her arrest and was additionally charged with interference with official acts. Catherine was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

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9/13/2019 ACCIDENT

On 09/10/19 at 10:47 am, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a one vehicle accident in the 3500 Block of 210th Street. Teighlor Lonning [25] of Sheldon was travelling Eastbound when a deer entered the roadway. Lonning swerved to miss the deer and entered the south ditch. Lonning was transported to Avera Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lonning’s car, a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is expected to be a total loss. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance and Warntjes Paint & Body of George. (SW)

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9/9/2019 ARREST

On 9/8/2019, a Lyon County Deputy made contact with a vehicle near the intersection of 1st Avenue and S Bradley Street. As a result, Juan Alexander Vasquez-Guzman (30) of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with Interference with Official Acts, Driving Without a Valid License, Fraudulent Use of Registration, and Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. Vasquez-Guzman was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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9/5/2019 ARREST

On 09/05/19 at 9:16 pm, Lyon County Deputies responded to a domestic situation in progress in Rock Rapids, IA. Upon arrival, deputies conducted an investigation regarding the involved parties. Kristina Podraza [27] of Rock Rapids was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail for Domestic Abuse Assault a simple misdemeanor. (SW)

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9/5/2019 ARREST

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 1005 hrs the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cory Reiter, age 40, of Sibley, IA. Reiter was arrested after pleaded guilty in Lyon County District Court to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.Reiter was given a 20 year sentence and is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail awaiting transport to the Iowa Department of Corrections. (SW)

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9/5/2019 ARREST

On Thursday September 5, 2019 at approximately 2:10 PM Lyon County Deputies were called to a residence in Rock Rapids for a domestic situation.  Catherine Louise Peterson, age 59, from Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with criminal mischief 5th degree,a simple misdemeanor; interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor; domestic assault, a simple misdemeanor; and assault on a peace office, a serious misdemeanor.  (SW)

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9/02/2019 ARREST

On 9/2/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Gudiel Martin Chavez, 19, of Sioux Center, on charges of driving while barred (aggravated misdemeanor) and driving while suspended (simple misdemeanor). Martin Chavez was transported to the Lyon County Jail and held on a $2,000 bond. (AA)

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09/02/2019 ARREST

On Monday September 2, 2019 Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Leroy Coleman (28) of Sioux Falls for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense a Serious Misdemeanor. (TR)

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09/01/2019 ARREST

On Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:50 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Angela Hanson, age 40, of Larchwood, IA for false report 911 call. Hanson was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)

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8/28/2019 CHARGED

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a person that had intentionally ran over a dog. Evidence at the scene and a follow up investigation has lead to Darwin Vink, age 55, of Doon, IA being charged with animal cruelty, an aggravated misdemeanor. The dog died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. (SW)

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08/26/2019 ARREST

On Monday, August 26, 2019 at approximatley 2:15pm Michael Gene Lemon, age 28, from Inwood, IA was arrested while driving suspended a simple misdemeanor. (AA)

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08/26/2019 ARREST

On Monday, August 26, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Don Buss, age 49, of Sioux Falls, SD. Buss was wanted by the sheriff's office for failing to appear for arraignment on an original charge of operating while under the influence, 2nd offense.(AA)

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8/26/2019 ARREST

On 08/25/19 at 9:28 pm, a Lyon County Deputies checked on a vehicle parked and running at the George Car wash. Deputies observed two females in the vehicle. Rose Lewi [23] of George was placed under arrest for operating while under theinfluence-1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and driver with an open container, a simple misdemeanor. Lewi was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Adrienne William [23] of George was charged with passenger with an open container, a simple misdemeanor,and released on citation. (SW)

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08/23/2019 ACCIDENT

On August 23, 2019 at about 5:00pm the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of HWY 9 and N. 3rd Avenue in Rock Rapids.  A 1974 Caterpillar wheelloader/payloader owned and operated by Harlan Classen was northbound crossing HWY 9.  The loader lost power as it was crossing the highway causing the steering and brakes to fail.  The loader continued north until it struck a utility box and light pole owned by Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities.  The estimated cost of repairs to the utility box is $25,000.  The loader was not damaged.(AA)

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8/22/2019  ARREST MADE

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 a deputy observed Kyle King, age 33, of Inwood, IA standing outside his residence. The deputy knew King to have multiple arrest warrants. King was placed under arrest and charged with interference with official acts. He was also served arrest warrants for parole violation, sex offender registry violation (2nd or subsequent offense), and operating while intoxicated. King is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail without bond.  (LS)

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8/22/2019 ARREST

On Thursday August 22, 2019, at approximately 6:38 AM Jevier Samuel Cruz Sanchez, age 18, from Sioux Falls, SD was arrested just north of Inwood, IA.  He was charged with driving while suspended, failure to have SR-22 insurance and speeding; all simple misdemeanors. (MAB)

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08/21/2019 ARREST

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at approximately 5:15 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to the Grand Falls Casino for a disorderly and intoxicated person that was with a infant child. Law enforcement located the person and identified her as Wihe Tonga, 29, of Sioux City, IA. An investigation determined that she had also unlawfully drove a Grand Falls Casino golf cart and crashed it on the property and then assaulted Grand Falls Casino staff. Tonga was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with child endangerment and operating without owners consent, both aggravated misdemeanors. She was also charged with assault, interference with official acts, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, and criminal mischief, all simple misdemeanors. The infant child was placed in the custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services. (TR)

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08/13/2019 EOW

In the early morning hours of Friday, August 9th the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle accident involving Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, a 24-year veteran. Deputy Schreurs sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for injuries sustained in the accident. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened to report that in the early afternoon hours of August 13th, Deputy Schreurs succumbed to her injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. A technical collision investigation is being completed by the Iowa State Patrol.

At this time, the family is requesting privacy. A memorial fund has been established in honor of Deputy Schreurs at Security Savings Bank in Larchwood, Iowa. This is the only official memorial fund in existence. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the outpouring of support they have received from the surrounding law enforcement agencies, first responders, medical staff, and community. Funeral arrangements are pending and details will be released when available.(AA)

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8/11/2019 ARREST

On August 11, 2019 at about 8:15pm Lyon County Deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress in Larchwood.  Prior to deputies arriving both parties involved left the scene in a vehicle.  Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle.  The vehicle was located in the 1200 block of Cherry Avenue, just northwest of Larchwood.  The vehicle was occupied by Bailee Schackart, age 19, of South Portsmouth, Kentucky and Haylee Hennings, age 18, of Sioux Falls,SD.  While investigating the original complaint, deputies discovered both Hennings and Schackart were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Both subjects were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) a serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  They were lodged in the Lyon County Jail with a bond of $1300 cash or surety each. (SW)

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8/9/2019 ACCIDENT

LYON COUNTY, Iowa -- On the morning of 08-09-2019 the Lyon County Sherriff’s office requested the Iowa State Patrol investigate a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident involving a Deputy.

The preliminary investigation shows that crash occurred on K52/Hickory Ave. JSO 160th St.  A Lyon County Deputy was operating a 2018 Ford Explorer Police SUV NB in non-emergency status on K52 entering a sharp curve to the right.  The SUV left the roadway to the left, entered the ditch, vaulted a private driveway, and rolled.  The SUV came to rest on the driver's side on the gravel driveway.  

The Deputy sustained incapaciting injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, SD.

This crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.  A technical collision investigation is being completed by the Iowa State Patrol.

Other agencies assisting at the scene were the Lyon County Ambulance, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Rapids Fire and Rescue.

Please direct any media inquiries to Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep or Lieutenant Matthew W. Williams. (AA)

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8/6/2019 ARREST

On 8/6/2019, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathan Raman (38) of Hull on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for Criminal Mischief-4th Degree, a serious misdemeanor. Raman was originally arrested by the Sioux CountySheriff’s Office before being transported to the Lyon County jail on a $1,000 bond. (MAB)

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8/4/2019 ARREST

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:30 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office located a vehicle parked at the intersection of Highway 9 and Garfield Ave. The deputy made contact with the driver and identified him as Philip Lorch, age 27, of Harris, IA. Lorch was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense. He was also cited for stopping on traveled highway. Lorch was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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8/4/2019 ARRST

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12:03 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office made contact with Kristopher Kennedy, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Kennedy was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Kennedy was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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8/2/2019 ARREST

On August 1, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Kevin Crafton, age 26, of Sheldon, Iowa.  Crafton was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for violation of probation.  He was lodged in the Lyon CountyJail. (SW)

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8/2/2019 ARREST

On August 1, 2019 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a property dispute in Rock Rapids.  While investigating the incident the deputy on scene discovered one of the involved parties had an outstanding arrest warrant from Washington County, Minnesota.  As a result the deputy arrested Ciara Anderson, age 25, of Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Anderson was also charged with being a fugitive from justice. (SW)

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8/1/2019 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at approximately 1:15 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from Isaac Koch (16) that he put his pickup in the ditch and it rolled over. Mr.Koch was driving a 2007 Chevy Silverado westbound on 270th Street just west of U.S. Highway 18 when he lost control. The vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 damage. Neither Mr.Koch, nor his two passengers received any injuries. (SW)

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