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4/15/2021 ARREST

On April 15, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Edy Morales Morales. He was charged with speeding, driving while license suspended, and failure to file SR-22 insurance.(MAB)


4/14/2021 ARREST

On April 14, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Bryian Hamilton, age 50, of Inwood, IA. Hamilton had a valid arrest warrant for failing to appear for a 30 day mittimus.(MAB)

4/14/2021 ARREST

On April 14, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Kimberly Baartman, age 48, of Rock Rapids, IA. Baartman had an arrest warrant for operating while intoxicated. Baartman was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)

4/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On April 11, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a trespassing complaint in George. Suspect was found in a nearby front yard and admitted to consuming a six pack. Kickpack Karuo was arrested for public intoxication. (DK)


4/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On April 8, 2021 at 10:27 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident at 2431 Ironwood Ave. Michael Keith Bennet of Spencer, IA was northbound on Ironwood Ave operating a 2000 International semi pulling a tanker trailer half-full of milk. Bennet attempted to make a wide left-hand turn into a farm residence when the shoulder of the gravel roadway gave away causing the semi/trailer to roll onto its top in the ditch/creek leaking milk and oil. Bennet was checked out and medically released without injury. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George Fire Department, George EMS, Lyon County Engineer’s Office, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Trackside Towing and Service. (DK)

 


4/11/2021 ARREST

On 4/11/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryce Bickerstaff, 21, of Rock Rapids, for OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Bickerstaff was booked into the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

 


4/10/21 CITATION

On 4/10/2021, at approximately 7:00 PM, a Lyon County Deputy initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of HWY 9 and N Smith street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Joseph Collins, 41, of Rock Rapids, was cited into court for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor. (AA)


4/9/21 ARREST

On 4/9/2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of County Road K52 of rural Rock Rapids for a registration and speeding violation. As a result, the passenger, Frederick Kurt Buckalew Jr., 23, of George, was arrested and charged with Violation of a No-Contact Order, a simple misdemeanor. Additionally, the driver, Heather Kruger, 37, of George, was arrested and charged with OWI 1st Offense-serious misdemeanor, and Violation of a No-Contact Order (aiding and abetting), Operating Without Current Registration, and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, all simple misdemeanors. Both individuals were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Trackside Towing.(AA)


4/9/21 ARREST

On 4/6/21 Lyon County Deputies stopped a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 in Rock Rapids. The driver was identified as Justin Van Otterloo, 24, of Rock Rapids. Van Otterloo was booked into the Lyon County Jail for driving with his license revoked, operating with no ignition interlock device in the vehicle, and driving with no SR-22 insurance. (AA)


4/9/21 ACCIDENT

On April 9, 2021 at 9:48 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at K30 (Elmwood Ave) and 270th St. Janette Dissing-Boer, age 48, of Alvord, IA was northbound on K30 in a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. Daniel Vander Broek, age 58, of Canton, SD was southbound on K30 in a 2012 Peterbuilt and was pulling a 2016 Jet Co side dump trailer. The Peterbuilt and Jet Co trailer were owned by Valley Sand & Gravel Inc of Rock Valley, IA. Dissing-Boer crossed the centerline and struck Vander Broek. Both vehicle’s overturned and became disabled off of the roadway. Dissing-Boer’s vehicle sustained approximately $10,000 in damages and Vander Broek’s vehicle sustained approximately $125,000 in damages. Dissing-Boer and Vander Broek were transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, IA for treatment of their injuries. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Engineer’s Office, Doon Fire Department, Doon EMS, Trackside Towing and Service, and Inwood Body Shop.

 

The investigation is on-going at the time of this release.


4/9/21 ACCIDENT

On April 9, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at 1st Ave and Union St in Rock Rapids. Ashleigh Benz, age 28, of Rock Rapids, IA was westbound on 1st Ave in a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL. Paul Metzger, age 69, of Alvord, IA was leaving a private driveway and attempting to turn westbound on 1st Ave in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Metzger struck Benz as he entered the highway, causing damage to both vehicles. Benz vehicle sustained approximately $6,000 in damages and Metzger’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,500 in damages.(MAB)


4/6/21 ARREST

On April 6, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1137 Broadway St in Larchwood, IA. The James Lockwood Jr. was found at the address and was found to be in possession of less than 50 kg of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The defendant was placed under arrest for unlawfully manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)


4/6/21 ARREST

On April 6, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested David Plooster, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Plooster was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for failing to appear. Plooster was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)


4/5/21 ACCIDENT

On April 5, 2021, at approximately 3:36 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a single vehicle, single occupant accident near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Beech Avenue (County Road K12) in rural Larchwood. As a result, the 37-year old female driver from Sioux Falls, SD, was transported to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls with life threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation and the name of the driver is being withheld pending family notification. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Larchwood EMS, Larchwood Fire Department, MedStar and Erwin’s Towing. (MAB)


4/2/2021 ARREST

On 04/01/21, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Robert J. Camack [31] of George on an outstanding warrant for two counts Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree (C Felonies) and two counts Indecent Contact with a Child (Aggravated Misdemeanors). Camack was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was held on $25,000 cash or surety bond. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/31/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benjamin Weig, 32, of Emmetsburg, IA, for Driving While License Suspended and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, both simple misdemeanors. Weig was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted bond. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Dusty’s Auto Body. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/20/2021, at approximately 3:00 AM, Lyon County deputies responded to a call at 704 E Iowa ave in George, IA. As a result, Frederick Buckalew, 23, of George, IA, was arrested for criminal mischief 3rd degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, and theft 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor. Buckalew was taken into custody and transported to the Lyon County jail. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/05/2021, at approximately 9:20 PM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st avenue and Boone street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Isaac Aeschliman, 19, of Lester, was charged with possess/purchase alcohol by person 18/19/20- 1st offense. (DK)


3/29/2021 ARREST

On March 27, 2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Hickory Avenue for a registration violation. As a result, the driver, Jayson Wiley, 47, of Sanborn, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Additionally, the passenger, Chase Hagedorn, 30, of Spencer was arrested and charged with Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, Title Transfer Violation, Fraudulent use of Registration, and Allowing Unauthorized Person to Drive, all simple misdemeanors. Both subjects were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Dusty’s Auto Body. (MAB)


3/27/2021 ARREST

On March 26, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jackson Sally, 21, of George, on an active O’brien County arrest warrant. The warrant was for Violation of Probation on the original charge of Aggravated Assault. Sally was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


3/25/2021 ARREST

On 03/22/21, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a burglary in the 700 Block of E. Iowa in George. After speaking to all parties involved, Frederick Buckalew Jr. (23) of George was arrested for Burglary 2nd Degree, a class C felony. (DK)

 


3/23/2021 ARREST

On 3/23/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Four Lewi, 20, of George on an active Lyon County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault-strangulation with injury, a class D Felony. Lewi was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $7,500 bond. (MAB)

 


3/22/2021 ARREST

On 3/22/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glen Meyer, 57, of Boyden, on a valid Lyon County warrant for failure to appear at pretrial conference on the original charge of Driving While Barred. Meyer was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. (DK)

 


3/22/2021 ARREST

On 3/19/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Monaghan, 31, for Driving While License Suspended (2 counts), Violation of Financial Liability, Title Transfer Violation, and Defective/Unauthorized Muffler, all simple misdemeanors. Monaghan was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a suspicious person report in Little Rock. (DK)

 


3/20/2021 ARREST

On March 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 182. The driver was identified as Anton Alsip, age 40, of Sibley, IA. The passenger was identified as Pablo Marchessini, age 34, of Sibley, IA. Alsip and Marchessini were found to be in possession of two controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Alsip and Marchessini were placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. Alsip and Machessini were charged with drug tax stamp violation, possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana 3rd or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lyon County K9 Athos assisted in the investigation. (MAB)

 


3/19/21 ARREST

On 3/19/2021, a Lyon County deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person/vehicle in the 1700 block of 200th Street of rural Inwood. As a result, Matthew Farstead, 23, of Inwood, was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. Farstead was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Division of  Criminal Investigation.(MAB)

 


3/19/21 ARREST 

On March 18, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Highway 9 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Fahy West, age 57, of Harrisburg, SD. West was cited for failure to have a valid driver’s license and registration violations. West was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of prescription drug. The passenger was identified as Linda Penilla, age 31, of Harrisburg, SD. Penilla was cited for failure to maintain safety belt. Penilla was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Penilla also had a valid Lyon County warrant for failing to appear for possession of controlled substance. (MAB)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On 3/15/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marcene Tingle, 53, of Sioux Falls, SD, and Meredith Rekstad, 40, of Garretson, SD.

Tingle was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd Degree- Class D Felony

Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) 1st Offense- Serious Misdemeanor

Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor

Rekstad was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd Degree- Class D Felony

Unauthorized Possession of Prescription Medication- Serious Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance (other) 1st Offense- Serious Misdemeanor

Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor

Both individuals were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Inwood Body.(AA)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On 3/15/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Jorge Arturo Padilla Tavares, 45, of Fairview, SD, with Driving While Revoked-OWI, a serious misdemeanor, and Operation Without Ignition Interlock and Driving While Suspended (No SR-22), both simple misdemeanors. The charges stem from Padilla Tavares driving himself to the sheriff’s office to serve time on his OWI sentence.(AA)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On Tuesday March 16, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of 190th St and Highway 182 south of Larchwood.  As a result, Jacqueline Aereovenus Evans, age 28, from Sioux Falls, SD and Lucas Michael Gettier, age 19, from Sioux Falls, SD were both arrested for public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.   (LS)


3/17/21  ARREST

On March 16, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Solis, age 39, of Rock Rapids.  Solis was arrested on a Lyon County arrest warrant for a bond revocation.  Bond on the warrant was set at $5,000 cash only.  (LS)


3/17/21  ARREST

On March 15, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jimmy Solis, age 35, of Rock Rapids.  Solis was arrested following a traffic stop when the deputy discovered his license was suspended for non-payment of Iowa fines.  Solis was transported to the Lyon County Jail and charged with driving while suspended.  (LS)


3/17/21  SNOW REMOVAL ACCIDENT

On 3/15/21 Arthur Flier (75) of Rock Rapids was operating his 2010 Gehl Skidloader removing snow from the parking lot of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.  Flier was moving a pile of snow and was backing up and struck a 2009 Suzuki SX4 which is owned by Doyle Schubert (59) of Rock Rapids.  Schubert's vehicle sustained approximately $2000 worth of damage.  (LS)


3/12/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Wanbli Larson, age 33, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. (AA)


3/12/2021 ARREST

On March 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Joseph Collins, age 41, of Rock Rapids, IA. Collins was charged with  operating while intoxicated. Collins was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


3/10/2021 ACCIDENT

On 3/9/2021, at approximately 7:15 PM, Taunia Vande Stouwe, 31, of Inwood, was travelling southbound in the 1900 block of Birch avenue near Inwood when her vehicle struck a deer. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident. Vande Stouwe’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,500 of damage. (MAB)


3/8/2021 CITATION

On March 8, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Tyler Ober, age 29, of Rushmore, MN for failure to have a valid driver's license, violation of financial liability coverage, registration violations, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Jana Thammavongsa, age 39, of Fairmont, MN was cited for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).(MAB)

 


McGrew conspired to distribute 3 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine plead guilty on January 27, 2021 to 10 years in state prison.

Michael Aaron McGrew, 39, from Los Osos, California, received the prison term in January after a guilty plea to one count of manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.

McGrew was found to have been involved with trafficking 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to McGrew and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, McGrew and his coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

McGrew was sentenced in the Third Judicial District of Iowa by Judge Carl Petersen.  Blair was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. 

The case was prosecuted by the Lyon County Attorney’s Office and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


Blair conspired to distribute 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on February 22, 2021, to more than 11 years in federal prison.

Daryl David Blair, 36, from Los Osos, California, received the prison term after a September 18, 2020, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At sentencing, Blair was found to have been involved with trafficking 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to Blair and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, Blair and his coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

Blair was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Blair was sentenced to 140 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala Steenholdt and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


Weisbly conspired to distribute 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

Weisbly conspired to distribute 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on January 20, 2021, to more than 7 years in federal prison.

Marissa Weisbly, 34, from Los Osos, CA, received the prison term after an August 19, 2020, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At sentencing, Weisbly was found to have been involved with trafficking 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to Weisbly and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, Weisbly and her coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

Weisbly was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Weisbly was sentenced to 93 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala Steenholdt and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


3/5/2021 ARREST

On 3/05/2021, at approximately 9:20 PM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Boone street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Haleigh Kruger, 22, of George was charged with supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor. Kruger was cited into court. (MAB)


3/7/2021 ARREST

On 03/07/21 at approximately 3:58 PM, a Lyon County Deputy took Leann Schroeder [48] of Archer, IA into custody on outstanding warrants. Schroeder was arrested for OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Failure to Obey a Stop Sign, a scheduled traffic offense. Schroeder was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Her bond was set at $1,300 cash or surety.(DK)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On March 6th, 2021, a Lyon County deputy was on patrol in George.  The deputy observed a red Chevrolet Avalanche being operated by Daniel Wessels of George.  The deputy was aware Wessels had extraditable warrants out of Arkansas.  Contact was made and Wessels was arrested on the warrants.  Wessels was also charged with being a fugitive from justice. (DK)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On February 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Stahl (36) of Chamberlain, SD. Stahl was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Also arrested was, Alexander DeLaPaz, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. DeLaPaz was charged with unlawful use of a license and had a valid Sioux County warrant for unauthorized use of a credit card. Stahl and DeLaPaz were transported to the Lyon County Jail.

--UPDATE--

On March 4, 2021, Desirea Tulio, age 41, of Pipesone, MN was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Lyon County K9 Rizzo and the Iowa DCI assisted in the case.(AA)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On March 3, 2021, Jessica Jensen, age 35, of Sioux Falls, SD was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jensen also had a valid trespass warrant. Jensen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


3/3/2021 ARREST

On 03/02/2021 at approximately 5:07 p.m., Lyon County Deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated person at Casey’s General Store in George, IA. Deputies arrived and arrested Miller A Liwis [51] of George for Going Armed With Intent, a class D felony, and Consumption of Alcohol in a Public Place, a simple misdemeanor. A Liwis was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)



3/3/2021 ACCIDENT

On 3/2/2021, at approximately 8:40 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident at the T-intersection of 130th street and Elder Ave near Lester. Investigation at the scene determined that Bernardo Barrera Aguilar, 35, of Rock Rapids, and Lloana Barrera Aguilar, 30, of Chasta, Minnesota, were southbound on Elder Ave in a 2014 Ford Fusion. Bernando Barrera Aguilar lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch of 130th street at the intersection. Upon entering the ditch, the vehicle was overturned and came to a stop on the roof of the car. Lester EMS and Lester Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, where they were able to extricate the occupants of the vehicle. The occupants were transported to Avera in Rock Rapids by the Lyon County Ambulance. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the accident.  (MAB)


2/15/2021 ARREST

On February 15, 2021, at about 6:45 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls regarding an erratic driver in Rock Rapids.  Deputies responded to the area and located Jose Solis.  After an investigation at the scene, Solis was arrested for operating while intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense, a class D felony and driving with a revoked license (OWI related), a serious misdemeanor.  He was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


2/28/2021 ARREST

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1900 mile of Highway 75. The driver was identified as Romel Vasquez-Lopez, age 21, of Rock Rapids, IA. Vasquez-Lopez was arrested for failure to maintain control and operating while intoxicated. Vasquez-Lopez was transported to the Lyon County Jail. No injuries or damages were reported from the accident. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, and Trackside Service. (AA)



2/27/2021 PURSUIT

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 9 and Beech Ave. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit went eastbound through Larchwood and then southbound to Inwood. In Inwood, the vehicle turned westbound on Highway 18, towards South Dakota. While in Iowa, the Iowa State Patrol deployed spike strips and was able to deflate one of the vehicle’s tires. Once the pursuit entered South Dakota, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office took over and was assisted by the Canton Police Department. The vehicle eventually became disabled on Highway 11 and 281 St. The driver was identified as Janie Salines-Urquilla, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Salines-Urquilla was found to have multiple felony arrest warrants in Minnehaha County. Salines-Urquilla is facing additional charges in South Dakota that are related to the pursuit and for her involvement in Iowa she is charged with the following –

Registration violation

Equipment violation

Driving on wrong side of highway – 2 counts

Passing violations – 3 counts

Speed – 3 counts

Fail to obey traffic control devices – 2 counts

Reckless driving – 2 counts

Aggravated eluding (AA)


2/28/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On Friday, February 26, 2021, Joshua Allen of Sioux Falls, SD was cited for possession of a controlled substance. (MAB)

 


2/23/2021 ARREST

On February 23, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Israel Hewitt, age 22, of Sioux Falls, SD. Hewitt was charged with driving while revoked, fail to file SR-22 insurance, and open container. Hewitt was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


2/18/2021 ARREST

On 2/18/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Kennedy Avenue (County Road L14) south of George. As a result, Jessy Neth, 21, of George was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Driving While License Suspended and Dark Window or Windshield, all simple misdemeanors. Neth was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


2/17/2021 ARREST

On 2/17/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office charged Nathan Hanson, 26, of Rock Rapids, with Sex Offender Registry Violation-2nd Offense, a Class D Felony. Hanson was already in custody in the Lyon County Jail at this time. (AA)


2/18/2021 ARREST

On 2/18/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jair Arroto-Hernandez (33) of Rock Rapids. The defendent was charged with driving while license suspended and registration violations. (AA)


2/19/2021 ARREST

On 2/19/2021, at approximately 1:15 AM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Carroll Street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Christopher Gustoff, 38, of Spirit Lake was arrested and charged with driving while revoked, operating a motor vehicle without ignition interlock device, violation of conditions of restricted license, and failure to provide proof of financial liability. Gustoff was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The incident is still under investigation. (AA)


2/18/2021 ACCIDENT

On 2/18/2021 at approximately 6:15 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident on the 400 block of North Oak Street in Inwood. Investigation at the scene determined that Kayla Roemen, 27, of Inwood, was southbound on Oak Street in her 2010 Ford Fusion. Roemen was stopped on the roadway and was waiting for northbound traffic to clear so that she could make a left turn into the driveway of her residence. Richard Roozeboom, 29, of Inwood, was also southbound on Oak Street. Roozeboom did not see that Roemen was stopped on the roadway, and he collided with the back end of Roemen’s vehicle. There were no injuries apparent at the time of the accident. Roemen’s vehicle sustained approximately $3000 of damage, and Rozeboom’s vehicle sustained approximately $2500 of damage.(AA)


2/17/2021 ARREST

On 2/17/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Stahl (36) of Chamberlain, SD. Stahl was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Also arrested was, Alexander DeLaPaz, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. DeLaPaz was charged with unlawful use of a license and had a valid Sioux County warrant for unauthorized use of a credit card. Stahl and DeLaPaz were transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo and the Iowa DCI assisted in the case. This case is on-going. (AA)


2/14/2021 ARREST

On 2/14/2021, a Lyon County Deputy located an occupied vehicle in the ditch in the 2100 block of US Highway 75 at approximately 2:10 AM. As a result, the driver, a 16-year-old juvenile from Sioux Center was arrested and charged with operating without owner's consent, OWI 1st offense, possession of alcohol under legal age, failure to maintain control, driving without a valid license, violation of financial liability coverage, and failure to carry registration card. The juvenile was processed and released to a guardian in addition to being referred to juvenile court. Additionally, the passenger, Mario Martin Martin (54) of Sioux Center, was arrested and charged with supplying alcohol to a minor (a serious misdemeanor), and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and open container-passenger, both simple misdemeanors. Martin Martin was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Sioux Center PD and Trackside Towing. (DK)


2/13/2021 ARREST

On 2/13/2021, a Lyon County Deputy observed Ryan George Halma of Inwood, IA driving his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in the city limits of Inwood. It is known that Halma's driver's license status is revoked. A traffic stop was initiated in the 200 block of South Main Street. Halma was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including: driving while license denied or revoked, driving while license under suspension, operate without interlock device, and a registration violation. Halma was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


2/13/2021 ARREST

On 2/13/2021, the Lyon County Communications center received a call for a 1-vehicle accident located at the intersection of Beech Avenue and IA Highway 9 west of Larchwood. The individual (later identified as CJ Eaglefeather Pigney of Sioux Falls, SD) became combative with the arriving first responders. Pigney then left the scene of the accident and walked to a residence located south of the intersection where Larchwood firefighters tried to stop him from going further onto the residence. Pigney became more combative getting into a physical altercation with a Larchwood firefighter pushing him and spitting in his face. After deputies arrived, Pigney was quickly taken into custody and brought to Avera Merrill Pioneer hospital in Rock Rapids where he was medically cleared. PIgney was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including: operating while intoxicated 1st offense, possession of controlled substance 1st offense, interference with official acts, assault on person in certain occupations, no valid driver's license, trespass 1st offense, and failure to provide proof of financial liability-accident. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance, Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, and Trackside Towing. (DK)


2/12/2021 ARREST

On 2/12/2021, a Lyon County Deputy took a report from a local Rock Rapids gas station clerk. The clerk at the gas station were concerned with an individual's behaviour and his driving performance after he left the gas station. A deputy observed the individual (identified as Scott Christopher Rydell of Rock Rapids) driving erratically with multiple traffic infractions. The deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Marshall Street. Rydell had heavily slurred speech, and trouble balancing. Rydell failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was booked for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence, and fail to yield upon left turn. (DK)


2/12/2021 ARRESTS

On Friday, February 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of the following:

Jesse White Eagle (30) of Wolsey, SD was charged with providing false identification information and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Carly Holden (26) of Rapid City, SD was charged with providing false identification information, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and fugitive from justice. Holden was found to have a valid extraditable arrest warrant from South Dakota for failing to appear for possession of methamphetamine.

Dillon Harrington (26) of Wolsey, SD was charged with obstructing prosecution.

Lyon County K9 Rizzo, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iow DCI assisted in the investigation. (DK)


2/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On 2/12/2021 at approximatedly 10:30 PM, the LYon County Sheriff's Office responded to a 1-vehicle rollover accident at the south junction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and County Road A34 (210th Street). Investigation at the scene determined LeAnn Schroeder (48) of Archer, was westbound on A34 in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country when she failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle left the roadway off the T-intersection, entered the ditch, and rolled several times before becoming stuck in the timber. Schroeder was transported by ambulance for treatment of possible injuries. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, Trackside Towing, and Avera Rock Rapids. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and this incident is still under investigation. (DK)