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5/22/2017:  GRANT AWARDED

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Spring 2017 Lyon County Riverboat Foundation Grant to purchase first aid kits for the deputies patrol vehicles. The STORM first aid kits enable deputies to have life-saving tools present in the event of a tactical emergency. This kit would be used in extreme situations such as active shooters or natural disasters. The compact emergency kit contains the necessary tools to deal with injured causalities which can reduce unnecessary loss of life. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation for assisting with the funding of an additional tool to help deputies and others survive high intensity situations.

 

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5/20/17 ACCIDENT

On 5/19/2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident that occurred on 270th street at the intersection of Dogwood avenue.  Kary Holliday-Stiens was eastbound on 270th street, in a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban, when her vehicle veered toward the north ditch.  Upon entering the ditch she struck a utility pole belonging to Northwest REC of Orange City.  Her vehicle then entered a crop field, traveled about 100 yards through the field and struck a creek embankment before coming to rest.  The crop field, owned by Lance VanderPol, sustained about $500 in damage.  The utility pole is estimated to cost $1000 to repair.  Damage to Stiens' vehicle is estimated at $10000.  This accident remains under investigation. (bjs)

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5/20/17 VANDALISM

On Friday May 19, 2017 at 9:00pm a Lyon County Sheriff's Office Deputy made contact with 4 juveniles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Gitchie Manitou State Park in the northwest corner of Lyon County. It was found that 3 of the juveniles had vandalized some of the large rocks in the parking lot. 3 of the juveniles were charged with Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. All of the juveniles were released to their parents. (bjs)

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5/18/2017  ARREST MADE

On Wednesday May 17, at 8:30 am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Aaron VanKley (34) of Rock Rapids for Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. VanKley was transported to and booked into the Lyon County Jail for that charge.   (LS)

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5/18/2017  SEMI/CAR ACCIDENT

On Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a car vs semi accident at the intersection of 260th(A52) and Hickory(K52) approximately 5 miles east of Doon. Courtney Maassen (18) of rural Doon was operating a 2004 Dodge Stratus southbound on K52 where she stopped at the stop sign and then continued south through the intersection. Milton Timmer (38) of Sioux Center was operating a 2006 Peterbuilt semi pulling a feed trailer westbound on A52. Maassen's vehicle was struck on the driver's side after she failed to yield to the semi. Maassen's vehicle ended up in the SW ditch as a result of the impact. Maassen was transported by the Lyon County Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley with suspected serious injuries. The Dodge sustained heavy damage and is a total loss and the Peterbuilt sustained approximately $10,000 in damages.    The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Doon Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and Trackside Towing out of Alvord.   (LS)

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05/16/2017 ACCIDENT

         On Saturday May 13, 2017 at approximately 6:19 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a 2 motorcycle accident in the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 75. The two motorcycles involved were part of a group riding dirt bikes in the ditches along U.S. Highway 75. 16 year old Cade Vander Wall of Sheldon was southbound in the ditch approaching a field drive and at the same time 25 year old Kent Vink of George was northbound approaching the same field drive. Vink attempted to ramp the field drive and did not see Vander Waal approaching from the north. Vink ramped the drive and his motorcycle collided head on with Vander Waal’s motorcycle. Both riders were wearing helmets. Vink and Vander Waal were transported to Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. As a result of the accident Vander Waal was cited for operating an ATV on a highway. Vink was cited for operating an ATV on a highway, careless driving, operating a non-registered vehicle, failure to have a valid license, and violation of financial liability accident related. The remaining riders in the group were all cited for operating an ATV on a highway. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Doon Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that the road right of way is from fence line to fence line and it is illegal to ride ATV’s and dirt bikes in a public road right of way. (SVM)

 

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05/15/2017 ACCIDENT

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 8:43 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call advising an accident occurred at the corner of Iowa 182 and 180th Street (A26). Annie Harris (84) Harrisburg, SD was driving her 2008 Ford Edge northbound on Iowa Highway 182, and attempting to turn left (westbound) onto 180th Street. Karenna DeWeerd (16) Inwood, IA, was driving a 2000 Dodge Intrepid southbound on Iowa Highway 182 and was unable to avoid striking Ms. Harris' vehicle. No one in the accident was seriously injured. Ms. Harris' vehicle received $10,000 in damage and the DeWeerd vehicle received $6,000 damage. Responding to the scene were Larchwood Emergency Medical Service, Larchwood Fire, Lyon County Ambulance,and Lyon County Deputies. (SW)

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05/14/2017 ARREST

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested 24 year old Nikarra MacMain, from Ashton, IA, on Friday May 12, 2017 at approximately 7:18 PM on active Lyon County warrants.  Mac Main was being held at the Sioux County Sheriff's Office on separate charges before being released to Lyon County.  The arrest stems from a forgery and theft incident in late December 2016.  Mac Main had forged checks on a closed account of another individual at a convenient store in Inwood and another in Larchwood.  Mac Main is charged with two counts of Forgery, class D Felony's, and two counts of Theft in the 5th degree, simple misdemeanors.  Mac Main is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000.00 bond.  (MAB)

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05/14/2017 ACCIDENT

On Saturday, May 13,2017 at approximately 8:43 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff's Office recieved a 911 call advising an accident occurred at the corner of Iowa Highway 182 and 180th St.(A26). Annie Harris of Harrisburg, SD was driving her 2008 Ford Edge northbound on Highway 182 and attempting to turn westbound onto 180th St. Karenna DeWeerd of Inwood, Ia, was driving a 2000 Dodge Intrepid southbound on  Highway 182 and was unable to avoid striking Ms. Harris' vehicle. No one in the accident was seriously injured. Ms. Harris' vehicle recieved $10,000 damage and the Deweerd vehicle recieved $6,000 damage.

Responding to the scene were Larchwood Emergency Medical Service, Larchwood Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance and Lyon County deputies. (MAB)

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05/14/2017 ARRESTS

On 05/14/2017 at approximately 5:45 am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an altercation that had happened in the 3600 block of Highway 9. Upon arrival and investigating the incident it was found that Shidawn Little Thunder (21) of Sioux Falls,SD and Alicia Vera-Flores (20) also of Sioux Falls,SD had been in a physical altercation along the side of the road. Both females were arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct (Simple Misdemeanors) and are currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on $300.00 Bond (SW)

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5/11/2017 ARREST

On 5/11/2017 Lyon County deputies responded to a complaint of a protection order violation in George, Iowa.  Upon arrival deputies discovered Marshall Redd (32), of George, was at the residence of the protected party.  Redd was placed under arrest for the violation and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (HS)

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05/11/2017 ARREST

On 5/11/2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Amber Vonk of Rock Valley on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant.  The warrant was for failure to appear for a scheduled court date.  Vonk posted the $300 cash only bond and was released. (HS)

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5/10/2017  OWI ARREST

On 05/09/17 at approximately 5:19 PM, a Lyon County Deputy was dispatched to reports of an erratic driver southbound on Highway 75, last seen turning west on 230th Street. The Deputy located a vehicle matching the description approximately a quarter of a mile west of Highway 75 parked on the west-bound driving portion of the gravel road. After further investigation, it was found that Deborah Molitor (48) of Rock Rapids was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Molitor was charged with OWI-1st Offense and Open Container.  (LS)

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05/09/2017

On Sunday April 23, 2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accidental gunshot call at the Joe Pedersen residence in Little Rock. During the investigation it was found that Joe Pedersen was not allowed to have firearms in his possession. It is also believed that the gun shot was self-inflicted and Mr. Pedersen recieved injuries from it.

Mr. Pedersen was charged with 7  counts of Felony Possession of Firearms (D felonies) and 1 count of Child Endangerment (Aggravated Misdemeanor). He was arrested and jailed in the Lyon County Jail on May 8, 2017 where he later posted a $10,000 bond and was released. (MAB)

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05/07/2017 ARREST

On Saturday May 6, 2017 at 7:36 p.m. a Lyon County Deputy observed a vehicle stopped 1/4 mile south of Highway 18 on Able Blvd. The driver was identified as Jodine Lee, age 45, of St. Cloud, MN  and the passenger was identified as Jacob Hardy, age 27, of St. Cloud, MN. Lee was found to have a revoked MN drivers license. She was cited for failure to have a valid driver's license, a simple misdemeanor and was released. Hardy was found to be in possession of several drug paraphernalia items. He was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (SW)

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05/06/2017 ACCIDENT

On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:10 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle vs deer accident in the 2900 mile of 260th St. John Van Velzen, age 29, of Spencer, IA was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion westbound on 260th St when a deer entered the roadway from the north shoulder. Van Velzen struck the deer with the front of his vehicle. Van Velzen did not report any injuries and his vehicle sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. (SW)

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5/4/2017 SCAM

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to be on high alert for scams.  We are currently investigating a case in which the scammer identified themselves as an IRS agent.  This scammer then called the victim using a spoof caller ID app so that it appeared as if the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was calling them.  Please be aware that local law enforcement does not contact people for the IRS.  If you are in question about whether a call is legitimate please contact your local law enforcement.  (bjs)

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05/02/2017 ARREST

On Monday May 1, 2017 at approximately 19:41 hours a Lyon County Deputy stopped a motor vehicle on US 75 at 240th St for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation it was found that the driver Beth Palmer (39) of Hastings Nebraska was under the influence of alcohol. Palmer was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, Excessive Speed, Operating Without Registration both Simple Misdemeanors. Palmer transported to the Lyon County Jail for her charges. (SW)

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4/30/2017  UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the early morning hours, Lyon County deputies discovered a party in the rural Alvord, Iowa area where numerous underage persons were in possession of, and consuming, alcohol. As a result of the investigation the following were cited for Underage Consumption:

Dylan Thiner, 18, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Kelwin Knobloch, 19, Alvord, Iowa

Joseph Ifft, 20, Benson, Illinois

Braedyn Meffert, 18, Larchwood, Iowa

Darin Knobloch, 18, Alvord, Iowa

Toby Metzger, 18, Lester, Iowa

There were also four juvenile subjects who were cited into juvenile court and released to their parents.   (LS)

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4/30/2017 ARREST

On 4/29/2017 at approximately 3:49 PM a Lyon County Deputy observed a black motorcycle traveling at 101 mph northbound on Highway 182 from Inwood. The motorcycle eluded deputies but after a short period of time the driver, identified as Thomas Andrew Fluit, age 19, from rural Doon, IA and the motorcycle were found at a farm place near Alvord, IA. Mr. Fluit was arrested and charged with eluding, an aggravated misdemeanor, and cited for the following simple misdemeanors: violation of restricted license, careless driving, and speeding. (SVM)

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4/28/2017 ARREST

On 4/27/2017 a Lyon County deputy made contact with Tyler Hanson (21) of Sioux Falls, SD at Gitchie Manitou State Park.  While speaking with Hanson the deputy became suspicious of criminal activity.  The deputy eventually discovered Hanson was concealing a loaded .380 pistol and drug paraphernalia.  Hanson was arrested for carrying concealed weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  He was taken to the Lyon County Jail and bond was set at $2000 cash or surety. (MAB)

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4/23/2017   ROLLOVER ACCIDENT

        On Saturday April 22, 2017 at approximately 9:54 AM Lyon County Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred in the 1200 block of Harrison Ave. The driver of the vehicle, 47 year old David DeNoble of Rock Rapids, was southbound on Harrison Avenue in a 2008 Toyota Corolla when he fell asleep and drifted onto the west shoulder of the roadway where he traveled for 402 feet before waking up and over correcting back onto the roadway. The vehicle then skidded across the roadway for approximately 113 feet before entering the east ditch where the vehicle rolled two times before coming to rest on its top approximately 141 feet from where it entered the ditch. DeNoble was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by non-mechanical means and transported to Sanford Rock Rapids by Lyon County Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. DeNoble was cited for failure to maintain control. Deputies were assisted on scene by Rock Rapids Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance.  (LS)

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4/23/2017    FIREARM INCIDENT

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office along with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are currently investigating a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm at 308 Clothier Street in Little Rock, Iowa at approximately 1:35 AM on April 23, 2017.  Joseph Michael Pedersen, age 36, suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.  He was transported to the Sibley Hospital by the Little Rock Ambulance.  He was then flown to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls where he is recovering.  (LS)

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4/23/2017 ARREST

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dallas Dodge, age 38, of Sheldon, IA. Dodge was arrested earlier in the day by the Sheldon Police Department for an active Lyon County failure to appear warrant and was being held at the O’Brien County Jail. Dodge was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he is currently being held.(SVM)

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04/22/2017 ACCIDENT

On 4/20/2017 at approximately 20:08 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 1900 block of L-26. Eldrid Smith (25) of Poplar Bluff, MO was south bound when he reached to the back seat of the vehicle and lost control of his Ford Explorer. Smith went into the east ditch and ended up coming to a stop in the water way. Smith was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Little Rock Fire Department and Little Rock EMS. (MAB)

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04/22/2017 ARREST

On 4/22/2017 at about 4:30pm a Lyon County deputy responded to a neighbor dispute in Rock Rapids.  While investigating the situation, the deputy discovered one of the men involved in the dispute had an active felony warrant out of California.  Robert Charles Smith (45), formerly of San Diego, California, whom is currently residing in Rock Rapids, was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)

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04/22/2017 ELUDING/ARREST

On Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:42 PM a Lyon County Deputy observed a vehicle passing in a prohibited area at the S Union (Hwy 75) and 12th Ave intersection in Rock Rapids, IA. The deputy continued to follow the vehicle in to the county and observed it numerous times failing to drive on the right hand side of the roadway. At 10:54 PM the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle on Garfield Ave (K42). The vehicle failed to yield to the emergency vehicle and continued driving. The vehicle turned westbound on 240th St (A42) and reached speeds in excess of 90 MPH. The vehicle turned around at 2287 240th St and quickly accelerated, squealing its tires, and nearly striking both patrol cars that were in pursuit. The vehicle went eastbound until Eagle Ave and then turned southbound. When turning on to Eagle Ave, the vehicle again quickly accelerated, spinning its tires, sliding, and nearly losing control. The vehicle continued for six more miles on gravel at high rates of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver pulled in to a driveway at 2595 Eagle Ave and exited the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with the deputies which resulted in the deputies deploying their tasers. He was then taken in to custody and identified as Julian Barrientos, age 23, of Doon, IA. He was transported to the sheriff’s office where he performed field sobriety test and failed. Mr. Barrientos has been charged with the following offenses:

Class D Felony

- Eluding

Aggravated Misdeamnor

- Operating while intoxcated 2nd offense

Simple misdemeanor

- Driving while license suspended

- Passing to near intersection

- Driving on wrong side of two-way highway

- Speed (90 mph in a 55 mph zone)

- Reckless driving

- Careless driving

- Failure to obey a traffic control device

- Interference with official acts

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Sioux County Conservation, Trackside Towing, and Doon Fire and Rescue. (MAB)

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04/21/2017 INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST

On February 21st, 2017, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding the theft of medication.  During the course of the nearly 2 month long investigation, investigators from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals- Medicaid Fraud division charged the following persons:

Cassandra Joy VanBerkum (30) of Rock Rapids was charged under Iowa code section 155A.23 prohibited acts - schedule 1, 2, or 3 controlled substance, a class C felony.  She was additionally charged under Iowa code section 715A.5 tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Amber Marie Vonk (24) of Rock Valley was charged under Iowa code section 714.2 theft, a simple misdemeanor.

On April 21,2017, VanBerkum was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for the above charges and lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  Her bond was set at $10,000 cash only.  Vonk was cited in to court for her charge. (MAB)

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04/18/2017 ARREST

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:53 AM the Lyon County Sheriffs Office investigated a suspicious vehicle parked behind Security Savings Bank in Larchwood. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Neil Hutson, age 39, of Sioux City, IA. Hutson was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and also a controlled substance(methamphetamine). Hutson was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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04/17/2017 ARREST

On Saturday April 15, 2017 around 2:15 am a Lyon County Deputy was on patrol north of Rock Rapids in the 1400 block of Harding Ave. The deputy observed a vehicle enter the east ditch and continued through the field, after failing to negotiate the slight curve in the road. The vehicle came to rest in a lot on the north side of Hark Blvd.  The driver Alex Biesler (29) of Rock Valley was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense a serious misdemeanor. Additionally Biesler was charged with supplying alcohol to a person under age, a serious misdemeanor, driving without a valid license, and failure to maintain control. His passenger Alyssa Kuyper (19) of Rock Valley was charged with minor in possession of alcohol.(SW)

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4/17/2017 ASSAULT/ARREST

On Sunday morning, April 16,2017, at approximately 12:27 am, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call from Grand Falls Casino security staff that there had been a fight between two patrons. One of the patrons wanted to press charges. A deputy responded to the scene and met with the victim, Enver Meho. Meho stated that he was assaulted and that he did not feel well. Meho refused an ambulance, but was transported by private vehicle to Sanford Sioux Falls. Meho was treated for minor injuries, including a broken nose.

 

Arrested and charged with Serious Assault, a serious misdemeanor, was Fatos Dragusha from Sioux Falls, SD. Dragusha was booked into Lyon County Jail and later released on bond. (SVM)

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04/15/2017 ACCIDENT

April 12, 2017 at 2315 hrs, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and 140th Street.  Upon Larchwood Rescue, Larchwood Fire Department, and Lyon County Deputies arrival it was determined the driver of the vehicle had left the scene.  The vehicle involved in the accident was a 2014 Ford Fusion and sustained approximately $9,000.00 dollars in damages.  The accident is still under investigation.    

(SW)

 

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04/23/2017 ARREST

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dallas Dodge, age 38, of Sheldon, IA. Dodge was arrested earlier in the day by the Sheldon Police Department for an active Lyon County failure to appear warrant and was being held at the O’Brien County Jail. Dodge was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he is currently being held. (SVM)

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04/10/2017 ACCIDENT/ARREST

On April 5, 2017, at 22:17 hrs, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a vehicle rolled over near the address of 4161 100th Street.  Upon rescue personnel and deputies arrival at the scene, it was determined the driver had left the scene.  After further investigation, it was determined the driver of the vehicle which was a 2002 Ford pickup was Christine L Miller (32) of Ellsworth MN.  Miller was operating a 2002 Ford pickup and had swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway, losing control and entered the south ditch and rolled onto its top.  Miller had left the scene and was located at a residence in Little Rock IA by a Lyon County Deputy.  Miller was checked medically by Little Rock Ambulance and was cleared from any injuries.  An investigation as to the cause of the accident revealed that Miller was operating while intoxicated.  Miller was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail and was issued citations for failure to maintain control, open container, and failure to provide proof of insurance.  

The Lyon County Deputies were assisted by Little Rock EMS, Little Rock Fire Department, and Nobles County Sheriff’s Office.  (MAB)

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04/09/2017 ARREST

On 4-7-2017 at about 8:30pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to the Sports Center in Larchwood for a possible hit and run accident.  During the investigation at the scene the deputy was able to determine that Koleby Harshfield (28) of Larchwood, whom was parked next to the vehicle struck, was responsible for causing the damage to the victim's vehicle.  The deputy suspected Harshfield was under the influence of alcohol and began an investigation for operating while intoxicated.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Harshfield was arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense and possession of a controlled substance, both serious misdemeanors.  He was also cited for having an open container in a motor vehicle.

(HS)

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04/09/2017 ELUDING/ARREST

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:41 PM a Lyon County deputy was northbound in the 2100 Highway 75. The deputy met a southbound vehicle traveling 106 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren and pursued the vehicle. The vehicle attempted to elude the deputy by turning westbound on 220th St and then turning south on Franklin Blvd. The vehicle eventually pulled over on Franklin Blvd. The vehicle was operated by a juvenile female and she was subsequently charged with the following offenses.

 

Simple misdemeanor

•Speeding (106 MPH in a 55 MPH zone)

•Fail to slow down/move over for certain vehicles

•Violation of a restricted license

•Possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Serious misdemeanor

•Eluding

 

Upon completion of the investigation she was transported to Estherville and released to Forest Ridge Youth Services.

The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Grant Zevenbergen, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA. He was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.(SW)

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4/7/2017 ACCIDENT

On Friday 4/7/2017 at about 2:10 a.m. Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident near the state line by Gitchi Manitou. Waylin Buss of Brandon South Dakota was operating a 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 pickup Southbound on 481st Avenue in South Dakota and failed to negotiate the curve at the State Line onto 100th Street into Iowa. The vehicle entered the front yard of a residence, struck a tree and  large landscaping rock and came to rest on its side up against a tree. Buss was transported to Avera-Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls for his injuries. The GMC sustained heavy damage and is a total loss. The landscaping sustained approximately $2000 in damages. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Larchwood Fire, Larchwood EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, and Erwins Towing of Hills MN. This accident remains under investigation. (MAB)

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3/31/2017 ACCIDENT

On Friday March 31, 2017 at approximately 4:25 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident on South Dickinson St in Rock Rapids, IA.

Dylan Robertson, age 19, from Rock Rapids was backing out of a residential driveway in his 1999 Dodge Dakota when he struck an unoccupied and legally parked 2016 Dodge Journey owned by Mandy Robertson-Kliever.  The 2016 Dodge received approximately $2,100 in damages and the 1999 Dodge did not receive any cumulative damage.

No injuries were reported.  Dylan Robertson was issued a citation for unsafe backing, a simple misdemeanor.(SW)

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3/25/2017 ACCIDENT

On March 24th, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a car versus cow accident.  Haleigh Kruger (18) of Rock Rapids was westbound on 260th street, driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, when a cow entered the roadway.  Kruger's vehicle struck the cow causing disabling damage estimated to exceed the value of replacing the Blazer.  The owner of the cow, Elwyn Hoogendoorn, was present at the scene and took care of the cow. (MAB)

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3/25/2017 ARREST

On March 24th, 2017 a Lyon County deputy made contact with 2 people at Gitchie Manitou State Park.  During the contact the deputy discovered Julian Crawford, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD, was concealing a semi-automatic pistol on his person.  Crawford was arrested and charged with possession of a concealed weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.  The deputy also discovered the serial number had been filed off the weapon.  The investigation into this incident is on-going and more charges are possible. (MAB)

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3/22/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday March 22, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM Casey Sommers, age 37, from Sioux Falls, SD was arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear.  The warrants originated from failing to appear for the following charges from an incident at the Grand Falls Casino in 2012: Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor; Public Intoxication, a simple misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (MAB)

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3/21/2017 ARRESTS

On March 5, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 110 5th avenue in Doon.  While at the residence, Anthony Espinoza was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant and also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  During the execution of the search warrant numerous drugs and drug related items were seized.  On March 21, 2017, as a result of further investigation following the search warrant execution, Katrina Spencer (23) and Natasha Walling (22), 1both of Doon, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Tyler Espinoza (21) of Doon was also arrested.  He was charged with a drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, all serious misdemeanors, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simplemisdemeanor.(SW) ____________________________________________________________________________________

03/18/2017 ARRESTS

March 16, 2017, Adam M Javers (25) of Rock Rapids was arrested for simple assault and interference with official acts after deputies were called to the residence of 301 S Randall Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.  Javers was transported to the Lyon County Jail and is being held on a $1,000 bail.  

 

March 17, 2017, Robert J Molitor (60) of Rock Rapids was arrested for making a false report via 911 and during this investigation it was discovered that Molitor was violating a no contact order.  Both charges are simple misdemeanors.   (HS)

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03/17/2017  ARREST MADE

On 03/15/17 at approximately 7:30 pm, Lyon County Sheriff’s arrested Robin Matson (35) of George as a result of an incident which occurred on 01/20/17. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ms. Matson on charges of possession of controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor. Matson was transported to the Lyon County Jail and released on bond.   (LS)

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03/10/2017 ARREST

Monday, February 27, 2017, at approximately 9:48 Pm, a Lyon County Deputy clocked a vehicle traveling 97 MPH in a 55 MPH zone in the 1900 Block of Dove Avenue and the vehicle failed to stop attempting to elude the deputy.  The pursuit continued south on Dove Avenue until 240th Street where the vehicle left the roadway and became disabled due to hitting an embankment.  Contact was made with a juvenile male and after further investigation the male was charged with eluding, failure to have a valid driver’s license, speeding, failure to maintain control, and three counts of failure to obey a stop sign.  The male was transported to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and was released to a family member.  The vehicle the male was driving sustained approximately $6,000 dollars in damages. (SW)

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03/10/2017 ARREST

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at approximately 11:04, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received several calls from residents around the 200 Block of E. Minnesota Avenue in George, Iowa reporting gunshots.  While investigating these reports deputies were able to determine the gun shots come from the residence at 214 E Minnesota Ave after Daniel J Gisolf (36) was witnessed by a deputy standing by a back door holding a rifle.  Deputies made contact with Gisolf and he was transported to the Lyon County Jail and was charged with Reckless Use of a Firearm and Discharging Weapons in city limits. (sw)  

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03/07/2017 Arrest

 

On 03/03/17 Lyon County Deputies responded to the West Lyon School reference a concerned parent. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with the reporting party who stated a male juvenile student had been sending threatening text messages to his juvenile daughter. The LCSO Deputy spoke with several school employees, students, and parents. The male juvenile was cited into juvenile court for Harassment 1st Degree. (SVM)

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03/06/2017  ACCIDENT

Saturday, March 04, 2017, at 9:00 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident on Harrison Ave in the 1600 Block.  Zackery P Timmer (23) of Ellsworth MN was operating a 2004 Dodge Ram southbound on Harrison Ave and failed to negotiate a curve then the vehicle entered the ditch and struck some utility wires.  Timmer’s vehicle sustained approximately $18,000 dollars in damages.  The utility pole and wires are owned by Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities and sustained approximately $30,000 dollars in damages.  The investigation into this incident found the accident occurred sometime between 1:00-2:00 AM.  Timmer was transported by a passerby to his residence and was then taken to the hospital after complaints of arm soreness.  Timmer was cited for failure to maintain control.   (bjs)

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03/01/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 20:15 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Deven Vanveldhuizen (24) of Rock Rapids on a Lyon County arrest warrant for supplying alcohol to a minor. Deven was booked into the Lyon County Jail. The warrant stems from an incident on January 13, 2017. (SW)

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03/01/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday, March 01, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Lloyd, age 35, of George, IA. Lloyd was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for operating while intoxicated, 2nd offense. The warrant stems from an accident in George on February 11, 2017. (SW)

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03/01/2017 ARREST

On Sunday, February 26, 2017 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Cooper, age 29, of Sioux City, IA. Cooper was being held at the Woodbury County Jail in Sioux City on a Lyon County warrant. Cooper was transprorted to the Lyon County Jail.(SW)

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02/26/2017 ARREST

On 02/25/17 at approximately 9:20 PM, a Lyon County Deputy checked an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of 401 N. Story Street in Rock Rapids. Upon contact, the deputy discovered three male juveniles in the car, two of which were in possession of a controlled substance. One subject was in possession of paraphernalia, and one subject was in possession of a spring-loaded knife. Two of the male juveniles were cited into juvenile court and all three juveniles were released to their parents.  (MAB)

 

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02/24/2017 ACCIDENT

February 24, 2017, at 08:45 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident in the 1900 block of 210th Street.  Ryan D. Kleinjan (26) of Canton, SD was operating a 2002 GMC Sierra east bound on 210th Street and lost control due to road conditions when the vehicle entered the North ditch and rolled onto its top.  Kleinjan was uninjured and his vehicle sustained approximately $8,000.00 dollars in damages. (SW)

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02/23/2017 DO NOT TRAVEL

Due to the deteriorating weather and the possibity of blizzard conditions, no travel is advised after dark through the night in Lyon County. Please stay home when you get home. (SW) ____________________________________________________________________________________

02/23/2017 UPDATE

Update on incident in Inwood from 2/14/17.  Daniel Lee Cleary, age 35, from Inwood was additionally charged with Assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, and criminal mischief in the 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor.  Cleary turned himself in on and was arrested on Friday February 17, 2017 at approximately 10:00 PM.(SW)  

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02/23/2017 ARREST

On Wednesday February 22, 2017 at approximately12:30 PM a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Highway 75 near 210th St.  The driver, Justin Van Otterloo, age 20, from Rock Rapids, IA was revoked from driving.  Van Otterloo was subsequently arrested for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor and cited for speeding, a simple misdemeanor.(SW) ____________________________________________________________________________________

02/19/2017 ARREST

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Valora S Debruin age 46 of Rock Valley, Iowa. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop 3 miles west of Larchwood on Highway 9. Upon further investigation the deputy discovered Debruin’s license was suspended and was operating while intoxicated. Debruin was charged with driving with a suspended license (simple misdemeanor) and operating while intoxicated 3rd offense (class D felony), and cited for an open container. (SVM)

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02/18/2017 ACCIDENT

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 1:10 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a motorcycle accident. Lee Hubbard was driving his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Iowa Highway 9, when he encountered mechanical problems and the motorcycle skidded out of control. Mr. Hubbard was thrown from the vehicle. He received minor injuries. The motorcycle sustained $2500 in damage.

Responding to the scene were members of the Larchwood Emergency Medical Service, Larchwood Fire Department and a Lyon County deputy.  (hs)

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02/16/2017 ARREST

On 02/16/2017 Daniel Cleary (35) of Inwood, Iowa was arrested on a warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault a Serious Misdemeanor.  The charge stems from an incident that occurred on 02/14/2017 at a residence in Inwood.  Cleary is currently out on a $1000 bond awaiting his next court which is 03/14/2017.  The incident is still under investigation. (hs)

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02/11/2017 ARREST

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 01:56 am the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in the 1700 mile of 150th St for a speeding and failure to obey a traffic control device. The driver was identified as Michelle Spawn, age 47, of Sioux Falls, SD. Ms. Spawn was subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and was also cited for speeding and failure to obey a traffic control device, both simple misdemeanors. (SW)

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02/09/2017 FARM ACCIDENT

February 9, 2017, at approximately 5:56 PM Inwood Rescue, Inwood Fire Department, and deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2678 Chestnut Avenue in reference to a farming accident involving Marcus Blom (10) of Inwood Iowa.  Due to the extent of injuries sustained Blom died at the scene.  Also assisting were Canton/Inwood Ambulance and Sanford Air-Med.   (hs)

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On February 7, 2017 at about 8 a.m. a Lyon County Deputy had contact with Shilo Drake (36) of Rock Rapids.  Drake had been operating a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette when the contact took place.  During an investigation into Drake's driver's license status it was determined that she was violating the driver's license-work permit she had been issued.  Drake was arrested and booked in to the Lyon County Jail for driving while revoked, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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02/06/2017 ARREST

February 1, 2017, Johnathon G Peters (27) of Little Rock was arrested and charged with public intoxication (simple misdemeanor).  The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred outside the Bucksaw Bar in Little Rock.  Peters was transported to the Lyon County Jail and held on a $300.00 dollar bond.  (hs)

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02/06/2017 ACCIDENT

On 02/05/2017 at approximately 6:35 p.m. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, along with the Lyon County Ambulance and  the Rock Rapids Fire Department, responded to a 2 vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Hwy 75.

Melony Jackson (42) of Marcus, Iowa was driving a 2011 Ford Edge northbound on Hwy 75. Jackson fell asleep and crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2012 Buick Enclave driven by Teresa Nemmers (46) of LeMars, Iowa.

Jackson and Nemmers were transported by Lyon County Ambulance to Sanford Rock Rapids for minor injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled in the accident. (MAB)

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01/31/2017 WEAPON PERMIT CARDS

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is now offering identification cards for weapon permit holders, whether they are new or existing permits. The cost of the card is $10.00 and appointments must be made during regular business hours. Call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at 712-472-8300 to set up an appointment.

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01/30/2017 ARREST

Updated press release:

The investigation in to the ATV accident that occurred 1/15/2017 has been completed.  On 1/29/2017 Edward Palmer was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, failure to maintain control, and operating an ATV on the highway, both simple misdemeanors.  

 

On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:47 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident involving an ATV on 180th Street just east of US 75, two miles south of Rock Rapids. During the investigation it was found that three ATV's were traveling westbound on 180th St with approximately 1/8th of a mile spread between them. The lead ATV, a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 800 being operated by Edward Palmer (46) of Rock Rapids lost control on the road and rolled with the ATV landing on top of him. Palmer received non life threatening injuries and was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids for treatment. Alcohol is being considered as a factor in this accident and the accident remains under investigation. (HS)

 

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01/28/2017 UNDER AGE PARTY

On 1/27/2017 at about 10:15pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received information from the Sioux County Sheriff's Office regarding an underage drinking party at 2677 Fir avenue, Doon, Iowa.  As deputies arrived in the area of the party, they made contact with 2 different vehicles.  There were persons under the age of 21 in both vehicles with alcohol being present.  After the traffic contacts the deputies went to the residence at 2677 Fir avenue.  While at the residence the deputies discovered several persons under legal age in possession of alcohol.  The following people were charged with person under legal age:

Cole Rozeboom (18) of Rock Valley

Roger VanZee (19) of Rock Valley

Cheyenne Berkenpas (18) Rock Valley

Dennica VanderWeide (18) Rock Valley

Elizabeth Richter (19) Rock Valley

Bradley VanVeldhuizen (18) Rock Valley

Austin Maassen (18) Rock Valley

Jacob Meendering (19) Inwood

Spencer Post (18) Doon

Tyler Niemeyer (18) Hull

Additionally there was a 17 year old male from Rock Rapids and a 17 year old female from Rock Valley cited in to juvenile court for person under legal age in possession of alcohol.

Through the investigation it was determined that Christopher Bloemendaal (22) of Doon was responsible for the residence.  He was charged with permitting a person under the age of 18 to consume alcohol. (HS)

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01/26/2017 ACCIDENT

On 01/25/2017 at approximately 12:05 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident at the intersection of 3rd Ave and Greene Street in Rock Rapids, IA.

Brandon Englert (36) of Rock Rapids was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban westbound on 3rd Avenue. Englert came to the intersection of 3rd and Greene, Englert attempted to yield for Bradley Reynolds (56) of Rock Rapids who was driving a 2015 Fiat northbound on Greene Street. Englert slid through the Yield sign and into the intersection and Reynolds struck Englert's vehicle on the driver's side of his vehicle.

There was approximately $5,000 worth of damages to the vehicles. (SW)

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01/21/2017 ARREST MADE

On 01/20/17 at approximately 12:01 a.m., Lyon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to 206 E. Calumet in George in reference to a domestic disturbance. Robin Matson (35) of George was arrested for domestic assault and released on bond. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the George Emergency Medical Service and the Lyon County Ambulance. (MAB)

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01/16/2017  ARREST MADE

On 01/11/17, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a sexual abuse allegation involving a minor child in Rock Rapids. After conducting a thorough investigation, Christopher D. Ehrig (42) of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree.  Mr. Ehrig remains in custody at the Lyon County Jail with a $10,000 bond.   (LS)

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01/15/2017  ATV ACCIDENT LEADS TO AN ARREST

 

On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:47 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident involving an ATV on 180th Street just east of US 75, two miles south of Rock Rapids. During the investigation it was found that three ATV's were traveling westbound on 180th St with approximately 1/8th of a mile spread between them. The lead ATV, a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 800 being operated by Edward Palmer (46) of Rock Rapids lost control on the road and rolled with the ATV landing on top of him. Palmer received non life threatening injuries and was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids for treatment. Alcohol is being considered as a factor in this accident and the accident remains under investigation.

 

The operator of the third ATV, Timothy Sprock (33) of Rock Rapids was arrested in relation to this accident.  Sprock was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors. He was also charged with  Driving while License Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference with Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors. Sprock was transported to the Lyon County Jail for those charges.   (LS)

 

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1/15/17 ACCIDENT

On Saturday January 14, 2017 at approximately 1:19 PM Lyon County Deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 75 and county road A-34. A 2004 Peterbilt semi pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with round bales driven by 41 year old Jason Klingenberg from George was northbound on Hwy 75 and attempting to turn west onto A-34. At the same time 48 year old Jean Wilder Cajuste from Ocala Fl., driving a 2014 Volvo semi-tractor, attempted to pass Klingenberg. Cajuste struck Klingenberg just as he was beginning to turn sending the Volvo into the west ditch, Klingenberg was able to complete his turn before coming to a stop. The semi-tractor driven by Cajuste had extensive damage and was towed away by Ace Towing and is considered a total loss. Klingenberg’s semi was towed away by Trackside towing of Alvord with approximately 8,000 damage. Cajuste was cited for passing too near an intersection. There were no injuries to either driver.

 

Lyon County Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Trackside Towing and Ace Towing. (bjs)

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1/14/2017  VEST FOR K9

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rizzo to get body armor

 

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rizzo will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rizzo’s vest is sponsored by Shannon and Greg Dwozan of Sandy Springs, SC and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Protect the one that protects us by S & G Dwozan”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

 

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/13/2017  CITED INTO COURT

In the early morning hours of Friday, January 6, 2017, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls of which only one was a legitimate emergency. All of these calls were placed by 55 year old Dale Ann Parker of George.  When emergency crews arrived at the residence Parker stated that she did not remember calling 911 and that she did not need any medical treatment. Parker was subsequently cited into court on the charge of making a false report to 911, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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01/10/2017 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:54 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of S Adams St and S 8th Ave in Rock Rapids, IA. John Schulte Jr, age 69, of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2008 Lincoln MKX westbound on S 8th Ave. Jael Dahlsten, age 20, of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala southbound on S Adams St. The vehicles collided in the intersection, causing approximately $4,000 in damages to each vehicle. A passenger in Schulte’s vehicle was transported by private vehicle to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital for reported injuries. Schulte was cited for fail to yield entering intersction and Dahlsten was cited for violation financial liability coverage – accident. Dusty’s Auto Body assisted at the scene. (SW)

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1/10/2017 ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:18 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident in the 1200 mile of 260th St. Susan Kooi, age 40, of Inwood, IA was driving a 2007 GMC Acadia eastbound when a deer entered the roadway. Kooi struck the deer, causing approximately $5,000 in damages. (SW)

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01/10/2017 ACCIDENT

January 9, 1017, at 4:31 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident in the 1700 blk of Chestnut Avenue.  Cynthia L. Koch (61) of Larchwood Iowa was operating a 2001 Chevy Impala north bound on Chestnut Avenue.  Koch crossed the center-line and struck Steve J. McCarty (54) of Sioux Falls SD, who was operating a tractor/trailer owned by Pan O Gold Black Hills Company south bound on Chestnut Avenue.  Koch was transported to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls to be treated for her injuries.  McCarty reported no injuries.  Koch’s vehicle was estimated as a total loss, while the tractor/trailer sustained an estimated $10,000.00 dollars in damages.  Assisting were Larchwood Fire and EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, Inwood Body, and Trackside Towing.  This accident is still under investigation.   (HS)

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01/07/2017 ACCIDENT

On Friday January 6, 2017 at approximately 4:45 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a three vehicle accident in Rock Rapids at the intersection of S Union St and S 12th Ave.  Cheryl Van Beek, age 47, from Rock Rapids, IA was operating her 1997 Buick Le Sabre stopped on S Union St facing south waiting for oncoming traffic before turning east onto S 12th Ave.  Eric Kupferschmid, age 41, from Rock Rapids, IA was operating his 1997 Ford F-150 stopped on S Union St facing south behind Van Beek's vehicle.  Joanne Kringen, age 82, from Rock Rapids, IA was operating her 2004 Mecury Monterey southbound on S Union St.  Kringen began to pass both stopped vehicles while a non contact vehicle was traveling north on S Union St.  Kringen seen this vehicle, swerved to the right and struck both Kupferschmid's and Van Beek's vehicles.  

Kringen's 2004 Mercury received approximately $3,000.00 in damages, Kupferschmid's 1997 Ford received approximately $90.00, and Van Beek's 1997 Buick received approximately $2,000.00 in damages.  

Kringen was cited for unsafe passing, a simple misdemeanor.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Rock Rapids Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance.(SW)

 

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1/5/2017 ACCIDENT

On Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 7:57 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 182. Jaden Snyder, age 17, of Larchwood, IA was driving a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville westbound on Highway 9. Snyder attempted to slow and turn northbound onto Highway 182 but lost control of the vehicle due to poor road conditions. Snyder’s vehicle struck a stop sign at the intersection and then entered the west ditch. No injuries were reported. Approximately $1500 in damages was done to Snyder’s vehicle. The cost to replace the stop sign is estimated at $250.  

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1/4/2017 ARREST

January 1, 2017, at 02:35 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cody J Bauman (21) of Inwood, Iowa. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at the intersection of Dove Avenue and 180th Street where Bauman was stopped for speeding and upon further investigation it was determined the Bauman was operating while intoxicated. Bauman was charged with 1st offense operating while intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and cited for speeding. (SVM)

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1/4/2017 ARREST

On 12/30/16 at approximately 11:20 AM, Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified of a fight in the Lyon County Jail. Deputies responded and conducted interviews of several subjects. After a thorough investigation, Marlon Cardona (20), of Worthington, MN was charged with going armed with intent for his role in the altercation. (SVM)

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1/2/2017 ACCIDENT

On Monday, January 2, 2017, at approximately 6:37 a.m. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office recieved 911 calls reporting an accident on Highway 9 in front of Grand Falls Casino. Lyon County deputies, along with Larchwood FIre, Larchwood Emergency Medical Service, Lyon County Ambulance and Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene.

A 2007 Honda Civic driven by 36 year old John Oleyo, from Worthington, MN, was driving northbound on Iowa 9 when he lost control and struck a 2014 Nissan Altima driven by 42 year old Steven Van Zee from Luverne, MN. Mr. Van Zee was southbound on Iowa 9 attempting to turn into the Grand Falls Casino. The Honda Civic received $8,000 damage and the Nissan Altima received $10,000 damage.

Mr. Van Zee was transported to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Mr. Oleyo was charged with Operating While Intoxicated. (MAB)

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1/1/2017 CAR VS. DEER ACCIDENT

On 01/01/17 at approximately 0011 hours, Joshua Haak (19) of Hills, MN was traveling northbound on Harding Avenue when two deer entered the roadway. Mr. Haak struck a female deer causing disabling damage to a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 owned by LDH Construction Inc of Ellsworth, MN. Mr. Haak arranged for a private tow.  (bjs)

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12/31/2016 ACCIDENT

On Friday December 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident that had occurred at the intersection of 240th St/A42 and Eagle Ave 6 miles east of Inwood. Michael Taft (57) of Sioux Falls was operating a 2006 Sterling feed truck owned by Farmers Cooperative Society of Rock Valley. Taft attempted to turn south onto Eagle Ave when and he was not able to control the truck as he made the turn and as a result the truck entered the east ditch and rolled on its side spilling the feed that it was carrying. The truck sustained approximately $40,000 in damages.  Taft was cited for failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor. The Lyon County Sheriffs Office was assisted by Alvord Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside Towing.(SW)

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12/31/2016 ARRESTS

On 12/27/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for drugs at 205 S. Benton in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  During the search warrant drugs and numerous drug related items were located.  The two people residing in the house, James Schabacker, Jr, age 24, and Stacey Myhrum, age 29, were both arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  Additionally, Schabacker was a served an outstanding arrest warrant from Lyon County. (SW)

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12/31/2016ACCIDENT

On 12/28/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident in the 3000 block of A34/210th street.  Afton Grady, age 16, of Sibley, Iowa, was eastbound on A34/210th street driving a 1998 Ford Ranger.  Grady looked away from the roadway to check directions on a cellular device.  Her vehicle drifted to the shoulder of the road, struck a field approach and rolled 1 full rotation, landing on the wheels.  Grady was wearing her seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.  The Ford Ranger sustained over $6000 in amage. (SW)

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12/31/2016 ACCIDENT

On December 30, 2016, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident involving a deer.  Linda A. Kruger (54) of Tea SD was operating a 2004 Dodge Durango west on 140th Street and struck a deer that entered the roadway approximately ¼ mile west of Apple Avenue.  No injuries were reported and Kruger’s vehicle sustained approximately $2000.00 in damages.  (HS)

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12/31/2016 ACCIDENT

On Friday, December 30, 2016 at 5:13 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident in the 800 block of Westview St in Larchwood, IA. Nicolette Kock, age 36, of Larchwood, IA was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. Kock was backing out of a driveway when she struck a 2008 Ford Fusion. The Fusion was owned by Taylor Hanson, age 24, of Sioux Falls, SD. Each vehicle sustained approximately $750 in damages. No injuries were reported.  (HS)

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12/29/2016  ARRESTED

On Tuesday December 28, 2016 Melissa Lori Jones, age 31, from Ashton, Iowa was arrested by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office for Theft in the Fifth Degree, a simple misdemeanor, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor.  The arrest stems from an investigation of a theft from a residence in George, IA that occurred on December 19, 2016.  (LS)

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12/28/2016 ACCIDENT

On December 27, 2016 at approximately 17:50 pm the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a personal injury accident at the intersection of 210th Street and Highway 182, three miles north of Inwood. Jess Rose of Alvord along with Kristin Kruger of George were both sitting in their own vehicles facing south waiting for oncoming traffic before turning left onto 210th Street when Tyler Hofer of Inwood, driving a 2000 Chevy pickup came upon the Kruger vehicle (2012 Jeep) and ran into the back of her which then caused her to run into the back of Rose's 2002 Dodge. Damage to Hofer’s vehicle was estimated at $2500, an estimated damage of $7500 to the Kruger vehicle and $250 to the Rose vehicle. Kruger did go to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital to be checked out. Hofer was cited for Following to Closely. (SW)  

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12/22/2016 TWO ARRESTED

On 12/21/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Mulder (31) of Rock Rapids for Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Ammunition by a Felon. He is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Jeremy Gerloff (25) was also arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently out of jail on a $1,000 bond.

The arrest came after a search warrant was served at their residence that is located at 508 S Greene Street, Rock Rapids,IA. (SW)

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12/22/2016 ARREST

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10:26 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle stuck in the ditch in the 4000 mile of A46. The sheriff’s office located the vehicle and identified the driver as Patrick Morehead, age 24, of Sheldon, IA. Mr. Morehead was subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and was also cited for failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor.  (SW)

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12/22/2016 ARREST

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle in the 1600 block of Highway 9. Austin Erickson, age 31, of Sioux Falls, SD was identified as the driver of the motor vehicle. An investigation has lead to the following charges being filed –

 

D Felony –

- Possession, transportation, or control of firearms or offensive weapons by a felon

Serious Misdmeanor –

- Possession of a controlled substance (methampetamine)

Simple Misdmeanor –

- Possession of drug paraphernalia

- Failure to have a valid drivers license

- Violation of financial liability coverage

- Speeding

 

Erickson is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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12/20/2016 TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On 12/20/16 at 5:37 AM, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Rock Rapids Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Garfield. Vickie Fowler (56) of Rock Rapids was traveling westbound when she lost control of her vehicle, causing the vehicle to strike the rear axle of a semi-truck and trailer driven by William Senkle (48) of Sioux Falls. Ms. Fowler was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids with non-life threatening injuries. Ms. Fowler’s 2005 Pontiac Grand Am is estimated to be a total loss. Mr. Senkle’s truck, owned by Bennett Trucking Inc. of Windom, is estimated to have $10,000 in damage. (MAB)

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12/18/2016 ARREST

On 12/18/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Sara Gardner, age 43, of Beloit, Iowa.  Gardner was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear/contempt of court.  She was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she posted the $300 cash bond and was released from custody. (HS)

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12/12/22016 PURSUIT/ACCIDENT/ARREST

On 12/9/2016 at approximately 1933 hours a pursuit of a stolen vehicle entered Lyon County from Nobles County Minnesota.  Two Worthington police cars were involved in a minor accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and Jefferson Avenue.  The pursuit continued southbound on Jefferson Avenue and then westbound on 220th Street.  The pursued vehicle left the road and rolled on 220th Street approximately ½ east of Ironwood Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle was ejected.  The female passenger in the vehicle was extricated by the George Rescue and Fire Department.  Both individuals were taken to the Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital.  The driver, Marlon Cardona, age 20, from Worthington Minnesota has been charged in Iowa with Possession of a stolen vehicle, a class D felony, and Eluding with Bodily Injury, a class D felony.  Charges from Minnesota are expected in the near future.  He is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail.  Officers involved in the incident were from the Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Highway Patrol and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.  The Iowa Highway Patrol conducted the accident investigations.  The George Fire and Rescue Units responded as did the Lyon County Ambulance Service. (HS)

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12/10/2106:  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On December 10, 2016, at 12:20 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of South Carroll Street and South 7th Avenue in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Carter J Krull (15) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2007 Dodge Ram east on S 7th Ave and was unable to stop at the stop sign due to snow packed roadway and slid through striking Wyatt Stubbe (35) of Rock Rapids.  Stubbe was operating a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica southbound on S Carroll Street.  Krull’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,000 in damage while Stubbe’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  (LS)

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12/10/2016 CHARGES FILED

Update on November 13, 2016 single vehicle accident involving Juan Ramos.

On Tuesday December 6, 2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Juan Ramos, age 19, from Rock Valley, IA for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and the following simple misdemeanors: Failure to Maintain Control, Failure to have a Valid Drivers License, Failure to Have Insurance-accident related, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.  The arrest stems from the investigation of the single vehicle accident involving Juan Ramos on November 13, 2016. (SW)

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12/07/2016 ACCIDENT

On 12/06/16 at approximately 5:11 PM, a 1990 Ford F150 driven by a 16 year old male was traveling northbound on Larch Ave just north of 270th Street when the driver failed to maintain control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway to the right and overturn in a field. The driver was transported to the hospital by friends and a private tow was arranged. The vehicle is estimated to be a total loss due to extensive damage. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Matlock First Responders, George Fire Department, George Emergency Medical Service, the Lyon County Ambulance, and the Iowa State Patrol. (HS)

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12/5/2016 ARREST

On 12/4/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested 31 year old Brandon Redd of George, Iowa.

The arrest is a result of a traffic stop for a speed violation.  During the traffic stop a deputy observed indicators of intoxication along with an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle.  As a result of the stop Redd was charged with operating while intoxicated 2nd offense and issued a citation for the speed violation.  A passenger in the vehicle, Ronald Froseth, also of George, was charged with having an open alcohol container, as well. (SW)

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12/01/2016 ACCIDENT

On 12/01/16 at approximately 08:29 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident on Kennedy Avenue approximately one mile south of George. Brady Peters (29) of Sanborn was operating a 2004 Ford F250 owned by Sheldon Power and Equipment. Mr. Peters was pulling a disc when his vehicle left the roadway to the left causing the disc to strike the bridge guardrail. The guardrail had minor damage. The disc then jackknifed into the truck causing damage to the bumper and left side of the truck with little or no damage to the disc. No injuries were reported.  (SW)

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11/27/16 ARREST

On 11/26/2016 at about 8:15am the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle in a creek just outside of Inwood.  As a result of the investigation, Nathan Antrim, age 28, of Inwood, was arrested for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.  In addition to the OWI charge, Antrim was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.  Antrim was transported to the Lyon County Jail and bond was set at $2000 cash or approved security. (bjs)

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11/25/2016 ADDITION

Reference: press release dated 11/23/2016 Pursuit ends in arrest. Garcia was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. (bjs)

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11/25/16 ARREST

On 11/21/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Carrie Mier, age 51, of Ocheyedan, Iowa for operating while intoxicated 1st offense (serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  The arrest stemmed from a report of a possible intoxicated driver at the Casey's General Store in Rock Rapids.  A Lyon County Deputy responded to that location and observed Mier pulling away from the gas pumps.  Contact was made with Mier and the deputy observed signs of intoxication.  Lyon County's drug recognition expert conducted an evaluation on Mier and determined she was under the influence of drugs and was unsafe to have been operating a vehicle. (bjs)

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11/24/2016 ARREST

On Wednesday November 23, 2016 a Lyon County Deputy was at the Grand Falls Casino and Resort following up on a call for service earlier in the day.  While encountering a suspect the Deputy discovered that he, Donald West Jr, age 30, from Sioux Falls, SD had an active arrest warrant out of Minnehaha County SD for escaping custody.  West was placed under arrest for Fugitive from Justice and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

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11/23/2016 PURSUIT ENDS IN AN ARREST

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicous vehicle parked on the side of the road near the Highway 75 and 220th St intersection. As a Lyon County deputy arrived in the area the vehicle left the scene. It was observed traveling at a high rate of speed and passing in a prohibited area. The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles in prohibited areas. Another Lyon County deputy  deployed his spike strips on the south edge of Rock Rapids city limits. The vehicle struck the spike strips and continued in to the city at a high rate of speed and again passing in a prohibited area. The vehicle attempted to turn westbound on Highway 9 but was unable to make the turn as all four tires had been deflated by the spike strips. The driver was subsequently arrested by Lyon County deputies. The driver was idenfitied as Bayron Revolorio Garcia, age 21.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office K9 unit assisted in the investigation. Revolorio Garcia was charged with the following offenses -

 

Class D Felony

 - Eluding

 - Forgery

Aggravated Misdemeanor

 - Identity Theft

Serious Misdemeanor

 - Operating while under the influence

Simple misdemeanor

 - Failure to have a valid drivers license

 - Operation without registration

 - Violation of financial liability coverage

 - Speed (120 mph in a 55 mph zone)

 - Speed (120 mph in a 50 mph zone)

 - Speed (80 mph in a 40 mph zone)

 - Speed (80 mph in a 30 mph zone)

 - Prohibited passing (4 counts)

 - Fail to slow down/move over for certain vehicles

 - Fail to yield to emergency vehicles

 - Reckless driving

 

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.   (LS)

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11/22/2016  ACCIDENT

  On Friday November 18, 2016 at approximately 12:30 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Harding Ave and Hark Blvd just north of Rock Rapids.  

  Terry Lamar, age 50, from Little Rock, IA was operating a 2000 Sterling cement truck owned by Tri State Ready Mix of Rock Valley.  Lamar was turning north onto Harding Ave from Hark Blvd when he lost control of the vehicle due to the snow and slush on the roadway.  The 2000 Sterling entered the west ditch and overturned onto the driver's side.  

  Lamar was transported by personal vehicle to Sanford of Rock Rapids for possible injuries.  The 2000 Sterling was a complete loss with $37,000 in damages.  Lamar was cited for failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)

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11/21/2016 ARREST

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested 31 year old Emmanuel Herrera of Rock Valley for Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Serious Misdemeanor). SVM

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11/21/2016 DRUG ARREST

On Sunday November 20, 2016 at 4:10 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation on IA 9 at the US 75 junction one mile west of Rock Rapids. It was found that the driver Stacey Myhrum (29) of Rock Rapids driver license was suspended. It was also found that Myhrum was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Myhrum was charged with Posession of Controlled Substance a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Suspended, Fail to File SR-22 Insurance, and Excessive Speed; all Simple Misdemeanors. Myhrum taken into custody and transported to the Lyon County Jail for her charges. Lyon County's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) also assisted with this case. (SW)

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11/18/2016  TRUCKS BE ADVISED

The Lyon  County Sheriff's Office is advising that truckers that are empty should not be travelling Highway 9 in Lyon County.  It is impassable as the ice is keeping them from making it up the hills.  The state plows will also be pulled off the road so the condition will not change tonight.  (LS)

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11/17/2016 ARREST

On 11/17/2016 at about 9:10am a Lyon County Deputy stopped a vehicle on HWY 9 just outside of Little Rock, Iowa.  During the traffic stop the deputy discovered a loaded pistol concealed in the vehicle.  The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Joseph Pedersen, age 36, of Little Rock, was arrested for a carrying concealed weapons violation, an aggravated misdemeanor.  He was transported to the Lyon County Jail where bond was set at $2000 cash or approved surety. (HS)

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11/14/2016 ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On Sunday November 13, 2016 at approximately 8:25 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on Hwy 182 near 160th St.  Juan Ramos, age 19, from Rock Valley, Iowa was operating a 2007 Toyota Rav4 southbound on Hwy 182 when he lost control, entered the east ditch, and rolled the vehicle coming to a rest on it's top.  Ramos was transported to Sanford of Sioux Falls by the Lyon County Ambulance where he was treated for minor injuries.  Alcohol was a factor and the accident remains under investigation.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance, the Larchwood EMS, and the Larchwood Fire Department. (SW)

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11-09/16 Accident

On 11/8/2016 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle versus cow accident.  Eric Wynia, age 22, of Rock Rapids was northbound in the 1700 block of Ibex avenue.  A cow entered the roadway from the east ditch and was struck by Wynia.  Wynia's vehicle sustained an estimated $7000 in damage.  The value of the cow lost in the accident is estimated at $1000. (bjs)

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11/08/16 Arrest

 

On 11/08/16 at approximately 1:25 PM, Lyon County Deputies responded to Sunshine Grocery Store in Rock Rapids reference individuals trying to steal from the deli. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with store employees and Kaylie Blakey (24) of Rock Rapids. During the investigation, it was determined that Ms. Blakely did in fact take items from the deli and leave without paying. Ms. Blakey was placed under arrest for theft in the 5th degree and transported to the Lyon County Detention Center.  (bjs)

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11/08/2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016, at approximately 1:44 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two vehicle accident in the 3700 block of 210th Street.  Lowell E Platter (79) of Graettinger Iowa was operating a 2000 Chevy Silverado east bound on 210th Street and had crossed over the center line and struck Julia A Steenhoven (42) of George Iowa who was operating a 1999 Chevy C25 pickup west bound.  Steenhoven was taken to Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids by family members after complaining about neck pain.  Steenhoven sustained non-life threatening injuries while Platter and his passenger reported no injuries.  Both vehicles were estimated to be totaled.  Platter was cited for Driving on wrong side of a two-way highway.  George Rescue, George Fire Department, and Lyon County Ambulance assisted with this accident. (bjs)

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11/6/2016 ARREST

On Sunday, November 06, 2016, at approximately 2am the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a hit and run accident at Park and Washington Streets in Inwood.  With the help of a witness deputies were able to locate the vehicle involved four miles east of Inwood.   Sonia A. Oyervides De La Torre, age 25, from Kirkhoven, MN was the driver of the vehicle.  It was discovered that Ms. Oyervides De La Torre was leaving a residence in Inwood when her boyfriend attempted to enter the vehicle while it was moving.  The boyfriend was drug for approximately one half of a block before falling into the road.  Ms. Oyervides De La Torre did not stop and left the scene.  The boyfriend was transported to the Canton Inwood Hospital with serious injuries.  Ms. Oyervides De La Torre was arrested and charged with reckless driving, a simple misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a personal injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor.  

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Canton-Inwood Ambulance and the Inwood Rescue. (HS)

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11/5/2016 OWI ARREST

On Friday,  November 4, 2016 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an erratic drive on Highway 9. The sheriff’s office located the vehicle and a traffic stop ensued. The driver was identified as Lane Schreurs, age 19, of Harrisburg, SD.  Mr. Schreurs was arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and was also cited for possession of alcohol under legal age, a simple misdemeanor. (SVM)

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11/03/2016 ACCIDENT

On Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:38 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle vs cow accident in the 2500 mile of Marsh Ave. Gavin Engelkes, age 18, of Rushmore, MN was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus southbound in the 2500 mile of Marsh Ave when a cow entered the roadway from the west shoulder. Engelkes struck in the cow causing his vehicle to become disabled. Engelkes did not report any injuries and his vehicle sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. The cow died from its injuries in the accident and was valued at approximately $500. (HS)

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11/01/2016  OWI ARREST

On Monday October 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle at the corner of 4th Ave and Fisher St in Little Rock, Iowa for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation it was found that the driver, Blair Klaahsen, 56, of Little Rock was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with OWI 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Klaahsen was transported to the Lyon County Jail for his charge.   (LS)

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