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ARREST

posted 5/16/22

Sunday, May 15, 2022, Amanda J. McDonald (50) of Ashton Iowa was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest stems from a welfare check in which a Lyon County Deputy made contact with McDonald and she was found with the illegal substance. McDonald was transported and booked into the Lyon County jail on a serious misdemeanor and simple misdemeanor charges.

ARREST

posted 5/11/22

On Tuesday May 10, 2022 at approximately 2:20 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to a residence northwest or Larchwood, IA for a burglary in progress.  The burglar had fled the scene upon law enforcement's arrival.  At approximately 10:15 AM on May 10 the suspect was seen near the residence walking.  Law enforcement was able to make contact with the suspect and after a brief investigation Ricky Lee Blekestad, age 41, from Sioux Falls, SD was arrested for Burglary in the 3rd degree, a Class D Felony, Theft in the 3rd Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of Burglar tools, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and trespassing, a simple misdemeanor.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations. 

ARREST

posted 5/11/22

ARREST

posted 5/11/22

On May 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Russell Severson, age 46, of Inwood, IA. Severson was wanted for a mittimus out of O'Brien County.

 

ARREST

posted 5/8/22

On 5/7/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Todd Dykstra, 38, of George for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. Dykstra was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a traffic stop for an equipment violation in the 2000 block of Jay Avenue.

ARREST

posted 5/7/22

On 5/7/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Sneller, 34, of Luverne, MN, on 2 active Lyon County warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear on the original charges of Driving While Barred and Operation Without Ignition Interlock. Additionally, Sneller was charged with open container, a simple misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 75.

ARREST

posted 5/7/22

On 5/7/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile female from South Dakota. The juvenile female was charged with Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, Public Intoxication, Interference with Official Acts, and Simple Assault-3 counts. The juvenile was released to a parent and referred to juvenile court.

ACCIDENT

posted 5/2/22

April 28, 2022, at 6:37 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident at Hwy 9 and Chestnut Ave (K30). Janice F. Hoefert (73) of Rock Rapids, Iowa was operating a 2011 Cadillac westbound on Hwy 9 and was struck by Kim N. Harris (57) of Sioux Falls, SD. Harris was stopped at the stop sign and pulled out onto the highway attempting to cross and did not see Hoefert approaching and collided. Both vehicles were considered totaled. Hoefert was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids for non-life-threatening injuries. Harris and a minor passenger were un-injured. Harris was cited for driving while suspended, no proof of insurance, and failure to yield upon entering highway. Assisting was Lester Rescue & Fire, Lyon County Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, and Trackside Towing.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 4/29/22

On 4/28/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2300 block of Log Avenue of rural Ashton. Investigation at the scene determined Chase Duin of rural Ashton was operating a 2000 Ford Ranger southbound on Log Avenue when he lost control. The vehicle entered the west ditch, coming to a rest on its roof. The Ranger received disabling damage. No injuries were reported. Duin was cited for failure to maintain control. George Fire and George EMS assisted at the scene.

ARREST

posted 4/28/22

On April 27, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnathon Peters, age 32, of Little Rock, Iowa.  Peters was housed at the Lyon County Jail on the charge of violation of a no contact order.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 4/28/22

On 4/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2700 block of County Road A34 (210th Street) of rural Alvord. Investigation at the scene determined, Blake Bandstra, of Sioux Center was operating a 2005 Honda Accord westbound on A34 when the vehicle hit the shoulder. The vehicle then over corrected and lost control entering the north ditch. The vehicle then rolled over. The Accord received disabling damage. No injuries were reported. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Alvord Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside Towing.

ARREST

posted 4/27/22

On 4/27/22, at approximately 8:09 AM, Kent Vink [30] of George was arrested on outstanding warrants. Mr. Vink turned himself in on two warrants in the State of Iowa and one from the State of South Dakota.

ARREST

posted 4/27/22

On 4/27/22, Pamela Young [69] of Rock Rapids was arrested and charged with providing False Information, a serious misdemeanor. Ms. Young was booked at the Lyon County Jail and later released on a $1,000 signature bond.

ACCIDENT

posted 4/24/22

On 4/23/22 Lyon County Deputies were advised of a one vehicle collision near 210th and Birch. A 2007 Toyota Avalon driven by 16 year old Bonnie Rassi of Rock Rapids was traveling southbound on Birch. The road turned from blacktop to gravel and the vehicle rolled landing on its top in the east ditch. All occupants of the vehicle refused medical treatment. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Lyon County Ambulance.(TB)

ARREST

posted 4/24/22

On 4/24/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Lewi, 25, of rural Little Rock, on a Lyon County arrest warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of OWI 1st Offense. Lewi was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 4/24/22

On April 23, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort.  As the result Deng Ding, age 22, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Sheriff's Office on the charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and interference with official acts.  Ding also was housed on three failure to appear warrants out of  our county.(TB)

 

Arrest

posted 4/20/22

On 4/18/22 deputies were advised of an incident that occurred in the Security Savings Bank parking lot in Larchwood. Kenneth Linton II – 43 from Larchwood- was involved in an altercation with his ex-wife over some money. During the course of the dispute he held onto her arm while attempting to get the cash. During the altercation the victim sustained bruising to her wrist and possibly a broken bone. Linton was arrested in Larchwood on the 19th on Domestic Abuse Assault resulting in Injury- 1st offense and was lodged at the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

ARREST

posted 4/18/22

On 4/18/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dakota Strubbe, 22, of Archer, on a valid Lyon County warrant for Failure to Appear at Probation Revocation Hearing. Strubbe was transported to the Lyon County Jail from the O’Brien County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

ARRESTS

posted 4/14/22

On 4/14/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Todd Gilger, 35, of Rock Valley, on charges of Driving While Suspended and Driving While Revoked, both simple misdemeanors. Gilger was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Additionally, a passenger in the vehicle, Tyler Den Besten, 33, of Rock Valley was arrested and charged 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.

 

ARREST

posted 4/14/22

On 04/14/2022 The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Arrested Michael Lagg (30) of Luverne, MN on an outstanding warrant that he had from Lyon County. Lagg was also charged with Fugitive from Justice for an Outstanding warrant from the State of South Dakota.(TB)

ARREST

posted 4/14/22

On 04/13/22 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Arrested Moises Mendoza (20) from Denison, IA on a warrant for Violation of Parole.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 4/13/22

On 04/12/22, at approximately 11:45 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, George Fire Department, George Emergency Medical Service (GEMS), and the Lyon County Ambulance responded to a one vehicle accident at 230th and Kiwi. The driver, Alonna Nordbye [45] of Ashton, had to be extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means. Nordbye was transported to Sanford Sheldon by the Lyon County Ambulance. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by TrackSide of Alvord.(TB)

 

 

ARREST

posted 4/11/22

On March 10, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ervins Diaz Herrera, age 31, of Sioux Falls, SD. Diaz Herrera was charged with operating while intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense.

ARREST

posted 4/11/22

On 4/10/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Gustoff, 39, of Spencer on a Lyon County mittimus that was issued after Gustoff failed to turn himself in to serve his 30-day jail sentence. Gustoff was transported to the Lyon County Jail from the Clay County Jail to begin serving his sentence.

ARREST

posted 4/10/22

On April 9, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Tristen Engler, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD and Riley Cruz, age 18, of Sioux Falls, SD. Engler was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cruz was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ARREST

posted 4/9/22

On 4/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Beebe, 38, of Sioux Falls, SD, for No Valid Driver’s License and Operation Without Current Registration, both simple misdemeanors. Beebe was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released. The arrest stems from Beebe being caught driving less than an hour after he had been cited and released for No Valid Driver’s License.

ARREST

posted 4/7/22

On 4/06/22, Jill Erdman [38] of Slayton was arrested on two outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear. Erdman’s original charges were Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card under $1,500 and Theft 5th. Erdman’s bond for those two warrants is $2,500 cash or surety. Erdman also had a third outstanding warrant through Worth County, IA for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Identity Theft. The bond for that warrant is $5,000 cash only.(AA)

Arrest

posted 4/4/22

On April 3rd, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kimberly Baartman, age 49, of Rock Rapids.  Baartman was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for failure to appear.  She was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $1000 cash or surety bond. (SW)

Arrest

posted 4/4/22

On April 3rd, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Pablo Marchessini, age 35, of Sibley, Iowa.  Marchessini was arrested on outstanding warrants from both Lyon and Osceola Counties. (SW)

ARREST

posted 4/2/22

On April 2, 2022, at about 5:30pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Christine Larson, age 28, of Sanborn, Iowa.  The arrest stems from a report of a suspicious vehicle.  A deputy located the vehicle parked at a local business.  Larson was located nearby, by the deputy.  During contact with Larson it was determined that she had valid arrest warrants out of O'Brien and Clay Counties.  Larson was transported to the Lyon County Jail where it was discovered that she had introduced contraband into the facility.  Larson was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility, a class D felony.  She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)

ARREST

posted 4/1/22

On 3/31/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s office arrested Tristan Fraser, 23, of Rock Rapids, on a valid Lyon County warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of OWI 1st Offense. Fraser was released with a court date after posting a $1,000 cash bond.

ARREST

posted 4/1/22

On 3/31/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Juan Leonel Cuellar Bonilla, 28, of Rock Valley, for Driving While Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Cuellar Bonilla was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released with a court date.

ARREST

posted 4/1/22

On March 31, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley M. Thooft of Inwood Iowa for the following: eluding-speed 25 over limit, fail to provide proof financial liability, fraudulent registration, operate non-registered vehicle, reckless driving, no valid license, speed, fail to obey stop sign, and passing in no passing zone. The deputy attempted to initially stop Thooft for speeding and then eluded the deputy. A report from a private citizen provided deputies with a location. A search warrant was executed at this residence, where the motorcycle was discovered and Thooft was arrested and booked into the Lyon County Jail. (ML)

ARREST

posted 3/28/22

On 3/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barry Arends, 31, of Little Rock, on charges of OWI 3rd Offense (Class D Felony), Driving While Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), Possession of Controlled Substance-2nd Offense (serious misdemeanor), and Driving While License Suspended (2 counts), Failure to Obey Stop Sign, Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, and Littering, all simple misdemeanors. Arends was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was later released after posting an $8,000 surety bond.(TB)

 

ARREST

posted 3/28/22

On 3/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Arvin Krahling, 46, of Ashton, on charges of Driving While License Revoked, a serious misdemeanor, and Driving While License Suspended (No SR-22 on file), Fraudulent Use of Registration, and Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. Krahling was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 3/28/22

On 3/27/22 at approximately 2045 Lyon County Deputies were advised of a collision occurring in the 400 block of W Iowa in George. Marianne Cole, age 75 of George was driving eastbound when she struck a car trailer parked on the shoulder of the road. The car sustained substantial damage from the collision; the trailer was not damaged. There was no injuries as a result of the collision.(TB)

 

CITED INTO COURT

posted 3/28/22

On March 26, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of an intoxicated male outside of Last Call Saloon in George, Iowa causing problems.  As a result Resetumun Aisek, age 37, of George, Iowa was cited into court for public intoxication.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/24/22

On March 24, 2022 at approximately 6:51 P.M. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Hwy 182.  As the result Bobby Joe Simmons, age 46, of Sanborn, Iowa was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  Simmons was housed at the Lyon County Jail on the charges of driving while license suspended and speeding.(AA)

ARREST

posted 3/23/22

On 3/22/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lynelle Schemmel, 52, of Sioux Falls, SD, on 8 active Lyon County arrest warrants. The warrants were for 4 counts of Forgery (Class D Felony), 2 counts of Identity Theft (aggravated misdemeanor), and 9 counts of Theft 5th Degree (simple misdemeanor). Schemmel was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $21,000 bond after waiving extradition from South Dakota.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/23/22

On 3/23/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jorge Alvarado, 43, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a Lyon County arrest warrant for Eluding, a Class D Felony. Alvarado was transported to the Lyon County Jail from the Minnehaha County Jail after waiving extradition. Alvarado was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.(TB)

Accident

posted 3/23/22

On 3/23/2022, at 12:37 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Avenue and South Union Street in Rock Rapids. Audrey Postma (52) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2013 Chevy Malibu South from N Union and 1st Avenue and was attempting to cross the intersection and had slowed for a vehicle exiting the gas station and was struck by Rickey Winter (66) of Camby, MN who was operating a 2005 Peterbilt tractor/trailer. Winter was attempting to turn left onto 1st Ave and was unable to see that Postma had slowed and hit the rear of Postma’s vehicle, causing approximately $3,000 dollars damage. No injuries were reported and no damaged was done to Winter’s trailer. Winter was cited for failure to yield upon left turn. (SW)

 

Arrest

posted 3/23/22

  

On 03/23/22, at approximately 1:35 PM, a Lyon County Deputy did arrest Lindsay Richter [37] of Crooks, SD reference an incident which occurred on 03/12/22 at Grand Falls Casino. Richter was charged with Theft 2nd Degree, a class D Felony. (SW)

ARREST

posted 3/22/22

On 3/21/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Stofferan, 29, of George for the following: Dominion/Control of Firearm by Prohibited Person-Class D Felony, Assault While Participating in a Felony-Class D Felony, Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-aggravated misdemeanor, Harassment 1st Degree-aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)-serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-simple misdemeanor. Additionally, Tiffany Paulsen, 41, of George, was arrested for Driving While Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, and 2 counts of Driving While License Suspended, both simple misdemeanors. Both Stofferan and Paulsen were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The arrests stem from a search warrant executed in George.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/21/22

On March 20, 2022, at about 7:15pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received report of a reckless driver.  The vehicle in question was eventually stopped by Lyon County Deputies.  During the traffic stop, a deputy became suspicious the driver, identified as Andrew Klein, age 34, of Rock Rapids, was under the influence of alcohol.  Klein failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest.  Klein was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)

ARREST

posted 3/21/22

On 3/20/2022, Desta Tesfay of Sioux Falls was arrested on warrants for trespassing out of the state of Iowa. Tesfay was transported to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids.(AA)

ACCIDENT

posted 3/21/22

On March 21, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at S 10th Ave and S Union St in Rock Rapids, IA. Matthew Diener of Rock Rapids, IA was southbound on S Union St in a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. Lawrence Meester of Ellsworth, MN was northbound on S Union St in a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Diener failed to yield to Meester and the vehicles collided in the intersection. No injuries were reported. Meester’s vehicle sustained approximately $12,000 in damages and Diener’s vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 in damages.  The sheriff’s office was assisted by Dusty’s Auto Body.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/11/22

On 3/11/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Juan Leonel Cuellar Bonilla, 28, of Rock Valley on charges of OWI 2nd Offense-aggravated misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended and Speeding- both simple misdemeanors. Cuellar Bonilla was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was later released on an unsecured appearance bond. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on IA Highway 182 north of Inwood.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/9/22

On March 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Thomas Dotson, age 55, of Milford, IA. Dotson was charged with a possession with the intent to distribute (methamphetamine), failure to affix a drug tax stamp, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Cited into Court

posted 3/7/22

On March 7, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Joshua Allen, age 27, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of a controlled substance 2nd offense.

Arrest

posted 3/3/22

On March 3, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Stofferan, age 29, of George, IA. Stofferan was wanted out of O'brien County for failing to appear on the original charges of harassment and violation of no contact order.

ARREST

posted 3/3/22

On March 3, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Cleveland Ave.  As the result Joseph Stanley Bartosik, age 52, of Canton, South Dakota was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail.  Bartosik was charged with no valid driver’s license and speeding.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 3/3/22

On 3/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single vehicle accident in the 2500 block of Kennedy Avenue (County Road L14). Investigation at the scene determined Larry Denekas of George was operating his 1995 Chevrolet Silverado C15 northbound on Kennedy Avenue before losing control and leaving the roadway into the west ditch. The Denekas C15 and the trailer he was pulling became lodged in the grove and fenceline. Denekas then left the scene. The Denekas C15 pickup received disabling damage. The trailer, owned by Kevin Broesder, of Yankton, SD, was considered a total loss. Denekas was cited for Striking Fixtures Upon a Highway and Failure to Maintain Control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Trackside Towing.(TB)

ARREST

posted 3/2/22

On 3/2/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Hansen, 37, of Hornick, on a Lyon County warrant for Probation Violation. Hansen was transported to the Lyon County Jail from the Cherokee County Jail where he was served with the warrant which carried a $2,000 cash or surety bond.(TB)

 

Arrest

posted 3/1/22

On 3/1/2022, Paxter Medal, 32, of George was arrested on one count of Criminal mischief 5th, and one count of Trespassing. Medal was taken to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids. (SW)

Arrest

posted 2/27/22

On 2/27/22 at approximately 0205 hours Lyon County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Ford Explorer near 210th/Cleveland. The vehicle was stopped for speed and other violations. The driver, Henry Bosler age 30 of Alvord, admitted to consuming alcohol. He was booked into the Lyon County Jail for OWI 1st Offense.

ARREST

posted 2/27/22

On February 27, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Heladio Cortez Chavez, age 25, of Rock Rapids, IA. Cortez Chavez was charged with failure to have a valid driver's license, violation of financial liability coverage, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control device, and use of electronic device while driving. Cortez Chavez was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (TB)

 

CITED INTO COURT

posted 2/27/22

On February 27, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Martin Potter, age 39, of Larchwood, IA for failure to have a valid drivers license and operation without ignition interlock device. (TB)

ARREST

posted 2/27/22

On 2/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerry Waagmeester, 64, of Rock Rapids, for OWI 1st Offense-serious misdemeanor, and Dominion/Control of a Firearm by Felon, a class D Felony. Waagmeester was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was later released on a $5,000 cash bond. (TB)

ARREST

posted 2/27/22

On 2/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Kusler, 38, of Sioux Falls, SD, for False Report to Public Entity, a simple misdemeanor. Kusler was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (TB)

ARREST

posted 2/27/22

On 2/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eliot Ipa, 41, of George, for Domestic Abuse Assault-Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor. Ipa was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (TB)

ARREST

posted 2/27/22

On 2/27/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Rieger, 59, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a Lyon County warrant for Failure to Appear at Probation Revocation Hearing. Rieger was jailed on the $2,000 cash only warrant. Additionally, he was charged as a Fugitive from Justice for an active Parole Violation warrant out of South Dakota.(TB)

 

Cited into Court

posted 2/26/22

On February 26, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on 100th St for a speeding violation. James Eagle Chasing was a passenger in the vehicle and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Eagle Chasing was cited into court.

 

Arrest

posted 2/26/22

On 02/26/2022, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Brooklynn Radloff [22]. Radloff had four outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Radloff was turned over to the Lyon County Jail for booking. Radloff posted a bond of $1,200 and was released.

Arrest

posted 2/22/22

On 02/22/2022, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Krista Badhorse [55] of Primgar on two warrants for Violation of Probation. Badhorse was taken to the Lyon County Jail where she is being held on $4,000 cash or surety bond. (SW)

Arrest

posted 2/21/22

 

On February 21, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested John Ulrich, age 52, of Sioux Falls, SD. Ulrich was charged with theft 4th degree, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. (SW)

Cited into Court

posted 2/21/22

 

On February 21, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Jorge Padilla Serrano of Fairvew, SD for failure to have a valid driver's license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. (SW)

Arrest

posted 2/14/22

On February 14, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 9 near the intersection of Eagle Ave.  As a result, Elias Luis Cardenas, age 28, from Canistota, South Dakota, was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  Cardenas was charged with OWI 1st offense, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and no valid driver’s license. (MAK)

Accident

posted 2/14/22

On February 15, 2022, at about 3:25pm, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 2 vehicle, non-injury accident, at the intersection of Dakota Avenue and Virginia Street in George, Iowa.  An investigation at the scene determined that Ethan VanEngen, age 14, was northbound on Virginia Street, leaving a stop sign.  Derek Fredrick, age 54, of Derby, Kansas, was eastbound on Dakota Avenue and had just left a stop sign.  VanEngen failed to yield to the right of way, striking Fredrick’s 2019 Toyota Rav4 in the passenger side with his 2017 Ford F150.  Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven away from the scene.(AA

Accident

posted 2/10/22

On Wednesday, February 9th, at Approximately 3:45 Pm, a black Pontiac Bonnevile,  (vehicle 1) with a juvenile driver was stopped facing North at the stop sign of 250th Street and Hickory Ave. After stopping the driver failed to yield the right of way to  a White Chevy Silverado (vehicle 2) being driven by Lucas Free of Luverne MN who was heading west on 250th St. The front of vehicle 1 one struck the drivers side of vehicle 2 causing sever damage to vehicle 1 and minor disabling damage to vehicle 2. The driver of vehicle 1 was taken to the Rock Valley Hospital for minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.(AA)

Arrest

posted 2/8/22

On February 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was notified that there was a pursuit that entered Lyon County from South Dakota, which South Dakota terminated.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s started the pursuit again near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Dipper Ave.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks on the vehicle east of Garfield Ave on Hwy 9.  The vehicle came to rest on 120th St. north of Rock Rapids.  The driver was identified as Wacinhin Waste Win Rae Bearstops, age 31, from Pierre, South Dakota.  Bearstops was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail.  Bearstops was charged with eluding while participating in a felony, theft 2nd degree, theft 5th degree, reckless driving, possession of controlled substance – marijuana 1st, possession of drug paraphernalia and five other traffic offenses. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Falls Police Department and Trackside Towing out of Alvord.(MAK)

Arrest

posted 2/7/22

On 02-05-2022, at 11:50 PM, a Lyon County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple traffic infractions near the intersection of 260th St. and Garfield Ave. The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy resulting in a short pursuit. The vehicle eventually stopped in the 2700 blk. of Garfield Ave. As a result, Justin Mark VanTilbug, 35, of Rock Valley was charged with: Operating while under the influence-1st offense, Eluding (injury, OWI, drugs or participating in a felony), Open Container (Driver 21yrs. old and older), Failure to obey stop sign, and Driving on wrong side of two-way highway. VanTilburg was also wanted for an out of county arrest warrant. (DK)

Arrest

posted 2/7/22

On February 7, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident at Grand Falls Casino. The driver was identified as Ronald Webb of Bloomington, MN. Webb was driving a 2003 Dodge Durango when he drove off the roadway and into the landscaping owned by Grand Falls Casino. Webb's vehicle drove over a light pole and became lodged against a tree. Webb was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated. Webb was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Webb's vehicle was totaled in the accident and Grand Falls Casino property sustained approximately $5,000 in damages. (MAK)

Juvenile Court

posted 2/4/22

On 1/29/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Inwood for a theft report. As a result, two juveniles from Canton, SD, were cited into juvenile court for Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age and Theft 5th Degree.(AA)

Arrest

posted 2/4/22

On 2/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Warren Jr., 34, of Rock Rapids, for Driving While License Revoked-a serious misdemeanor, and Driving While License Suspended (No SR-22 on file), a simple misdemeanor. Warren Jr. was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released with a court date.(AA)

Arrest

posted 2/1/22

On February 1, 2022, at about 3:00pm, Lyon County Communications Center received a 911 call of a reckless/disoriented driver located at 800 1st avenue in Rock Rapids.  Responding deputies learned the driver left the area prior to arrival.  Information gathered at the scene led to contact with Tristan Fraser, age 23, of Rock Rapids.  During that contact, deputies determined Fraser was under the influence of alcohol.  Fraser was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)

Arrest

posted 1/29/22

On January 29, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 9, near the Cleveland Ave intersection. The juvenile driver was found to be in possession of two controlled substances. The juvenile was cited into juvenile court and released to a guardian.(AA)

Arrest

posted 1/26/22

On Wednesday January 26, 2022 at approximately 3:00 PM a Lyon County Deputy went to a residence in Inwood to serve arrest warrants on Jess Matthew Brenk, age 35, from Inwood.  Mr. Brenk resisted arrest, but was ultimately taken into custody without incident.  Mr. Brenk was charged for Interference With Official Acts and Fugitive from Justice.  (LS)

Arrest

posted 1/25/22

On January 25, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested John Carr, age 25, from Hawarden, Iowa at the Plymouth County Jail in Le Mars, Iowa on an active Lyon County arrest warrant.  The arrest warrant was for Violation of Probation.  Carr was housed at the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

Arrest

posted 1/25/22

On 01/25/22, a Lyon County Deputy did arrest Melissa A. Radley [27] of Luverne, MN on an active warrant for Failure to Appear for a Probation Revocation Hearing. Radley was transported to the Lyon County Jail and held on a $1,000 cash or surety bond.(TB)

Arrest

posted 1/24/22

On 1/24/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jaime Trotter, 39, of Minot, ND, for Eluding-serious misdemeanor, and Theft 5th Degree, Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of Flashing Lights, simple misdemeanors. Trotter was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

Cited into Court

posted 1/17/22

On January 16, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Moises Mendoza, age 20, of Rock Valley, IA for speeding, failure to prove financial liability, and driving while suspended. (TB)

Arrest

posted 1/16/22

On 1/15/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Luis Alonso Chicas, 45, of Worthington, MN, on an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Theft 5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. Chicas was booked into the Lyon County Jail and released after posting a $500 cash bond. The warrant stems from a theft report taken in April 2021. (DK)

Arrest

posted 1/14/22

On January 12, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Milthon Montes Garcia, age 19, of Sioux Falls, SD. Montes Garcia was arrested and charged with the following - operating while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, interference with official acts, driving while license suspended, failure to file SR-22 insurance, speed (58 in a 35 zone), speed (100 in a 55 zone), and five Lyon County arrest warrants for failure to appear. (MAK)

Arrest

posted 1/14/22

On 01/13/22 Lyon County Deputies conducted a search warrant on a residence in Rock Rapids, IA. Laurence James Stock IV [38] of Rock Rapids was subsequently arrested on four charges: Indecent Contact with a Child an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Drug Distribution to a Person Under 18 a Class B Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st-Marijuana a Serious Misdemeanor. He is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail with a bond of $25,000. (DK)

Arrest

posted 1/13/22

On 01/13/22, a Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Jeremy L. Eben [37] of Little Rock on an outstanding warrant for Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree, a class C Felony. The warrant was issued after an investigation of an incident occurring in October 2021. (DK)

Arrest

posted 1/12/22

On 1/12/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Concepcion Garcia Garcia, 40, of Sioux Falls, SD, on 3 active Lyon County warrants for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Public Intoxication. Garcia Garcia was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 bond. (AA)

Arrest

posted 1/12/22

On 1/11/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Rieger, 59, of Sioux Falls, SD, on an active Lyon County warrant for Failure to Appear at a Probation Revocation Hearing. Rieger was extradited from the Minnehaha County (SD) Jail and transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted a $1,000 bond.(AA)

Accident

posted 1/12/22

On 1/10/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle accident that occurred in the 2900 block of 260th Street (County Road A52). It was determined that Nicky Greene, of Rock Valley was operating his 2017 Chevy Silverado eastbound on 260th Street when he stopped for crossing deer. Greene’s Silverado was then rear-ended by an eastbound 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Kyson Van Surskum of Doon. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage with the Van Surksum vehicle being considered a total loss. Van Surksum was transported for treatment of minor injuries. Van Surksum was cited for Following Too Closely. Assisting at the scene was the Doon Fire Department, Doon Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance, The Iowa State Patrol, Lems Auto Recyclers, and K&J Body Shop. (AA)

Misdemeanor

posted 1/11/22

On 01/07/22, a Lyon County Deputy made a routine traffic stop in the 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue north of George. Through further investigation at the stop, Robert Pierce [43] of Luverne, MN, was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana 1st, a serious misdemeanor. (MAK)

Accident

posted 1/11/22

On January 11, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people following a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Dustin Fodness of Harrisburg, SD and the passenger was identified as Kasandra Rossiter of Sioux Falls, SD. Fodness and Rossiter were both charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine). (AA)

Accident

posted 1/9/22

At 11:43pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, Megan Badudu, of Sioux Center Iowa, was driving southbound in the 2100 block of highway 75. Badudu states she fell asleep at the wheel of her 2006 Chevrolet Suburban causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and enter the east ditch. The vehicle made contact with a residential driveway causing the vehicle to leave the ground and come to a rest in a farm field. The Vehicle is a total loss. Both Occupants were transported to Avera Rock Rapids for suspected injuries. (AA)

Arrest

posted 1/8/22

On January 4, 2022, Penny Johnson of Larchwood, IA, was arrested on 1 count of domestic abuse assault, a simple misdemeanor, and Interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. Johnson was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK) 

Arrest

posted 1/6/22

On 1/6/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leonard Doiel, 28, of Rock Valley, formerly of Doon. Doiel was arrested and charged with Sex Offender Registry Violation-2nd Offense, and Knowingly Providing False Information-Sex Offender Registry-2nd Offense, both Class D felonies. Doiel was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (ML)

Cited Into Court

posted 1/5/22

On January 5, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited a juvenile for possession of vapor products, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. (MAK)

Arrest

posted 1/5/22

On January 2, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Pablo Marchessini of Sibley on a Lyon County failure to appear arrest warrant. (MAK)

Arrest

posted 1/3/22

On 1/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Kruse, 62, of George, after a search warrant was executed at his residence. Kruse was taken into custody on 2 Lyon County warrants for Probation Violation which carried a total of a $5,000 cash or surety bond, 1 Osceola County warrant for Probation Violation which had a $1,000 cash or surety bond, 1 6-day Osceola County Jail mittimus, and 1 Sioux County warrant for Contempt of Court which carried a $5,000 cash or surety bond. Kruse was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine, 2nd Offense- an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Kruse was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (MAK)

Arrest

posted 1/3/22

On 12/23/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue near Larchwood. As a result, Jose Visoso-Marino, 36, of Sheldon, was arrested and charged with Providing False Identification Information and No Valid Driver’s License, both simple misdemeanors. Visoso-Marino was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted a $300 cash bond and was released with a court date. (MAK)

Arrest

posted 1/2/22

On January 2, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Hector Dominguez Flores, age 41, from Inwood, Iowa at his residence on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant.  The arrest warrant was for assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. Dominguez Flores was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was housed without bond. (AA)

Arrest

posted 12/31/21

On December 31, 2021 at approximately 10:51 P.M. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on K60 and 210th St.  As the result Damien Fleming, age 21, from George, Iowa was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  Fleming was housed at the Lyon County Jail for reckless driving, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and speeding 55 or under zone (21 or over).(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/29/21

On December 29, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jema James, age 26, at his residence in George, Iowa on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for domestic abuse assault - 1st offense.  James was transported and housed at Lyon County Jail. (TB)

Cited into Court

posted 12/24/21

On December 23, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Garfield Ave.  As a result Katrina Lyn Spencer, age 28, of Doon, Iowa cited into court for possession of controlled substance – marijuana.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/24/21

On 12/23/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Adams Avenue (County Road K10) of rural Larchwood. As a result, Terry Simunek, 56, of Sioux Falls, SD, was arrested and charged with Trespassing-1st Offense, Driving While License Suspended, Operation Without Ignition Interlock, and No Insurance, all simple misdemeanors. Simunek was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/18/21

On 12/17/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy Erickson, 51, of Doon. Erickson was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Class D Felony, and Sex Offender Registry Violation-1st Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Erickson was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (ML)

Arrest

posted 12/14/21

On December 13, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Hwy 75.  As the result Cody Allen Matney, age 34, from Sioux City, Iowa was placed under arrest and housed at the Lyon County Jail for driving while barred and an out of county arrest warrant.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/13/21

On December 13, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Allen Van Beek of Rock Rapids, IA. Van Beek was charged with driving while license barred and was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(ML)

Accident

posted 12/13/21

December 13, 2021, at 8:26 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a minor two vehicle accident at the intersection of North Second Street and North Boone Street. Bill Vandekop (46) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2009 Ford owned by the City of Rock Rapids. Mike Elbert (55) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2020 Chevy Silverado owned by Moon Creek Vet. Vandekop was sanding intersections and was unaware Elbert was behind his vehicle when Vandekop started to back up and struck the front of Elbert’s vehicle. Minor damage was reported to the city vehicle and approximately $2000.00 dollars in damage was sustained to Elbert’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. (ML)

Arrest

posted 12/13/21

On December 13, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lee Meyer, age 38, of Rock Rapids.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop that took place in the 2300 block of K52, about 8 miles south of Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop, a deputy became suspicious of alcohol usage by the driver.  After field sobriety testing, Meyer was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.  He was also issued a citation for speeding.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/13/21

On December 11, 2021 the deputies with Lyon County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.  As the result Erica Torres, age 30, of Dakota City, Nebraska was arrested.  Torres was booked into the Lyon County Jail on the charges of trespass 1st offense and interference with official acts.(AA)

Cited into Court

posted 12/9/21

On December 9, 2021, Allen Van Beek of Rock Rapids, IA was cited into court for driving while barred. (mak)

Arrest

posted 12/6/21

On December 5, 2021 at approximately 2:26 A.M. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office discovered a 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T partially in the ditch at the intersection of 240th Street and Coolidge Ave.  As the result Dustin Joseph Brown, age 24, of Inwood, Iowa was placed under arrest and housed at the Lyon County Jail for operating while under the influence 1st Offense and failure to maintain control.(AA)

Accident

posted 12/6/21

On 12/6/21 at approximately 10:12 AM, two vehicles traveling in the 1200 Block of US 75 Highway were involved in a sideswipe accident. A 2007 Lincoln MKX driven by Douglas Beckering of Edgerton, IA sustained approximately $6,000 in damage and was totaled. A 2021 Peterbuilt semi owned by Eisma Express, driven by Steven Flint of Sutherland, IA, had less than $1,000 damage. There were no injuries reported. (ML)

Cited into Court

posted 12/4/21

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Stephen Cox, 28, of Tea, SD, into court for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Fraudulent Use of Registration, both simple misdemeanors.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/4/21

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chace Hulstein, 30, of Dell Rapids, SD, for Public Intoxication, a simple misdemeanor. Hulstein was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

Arrest

posted 12/4/21

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessy Neth, 21, of George on a valid Lyon County Warrant for Failure to Appear at a Probation Revocation hearing. Neth was booked into the Lyon County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 cash bond.(AA)

Arrest

posted 11/28/21

On November 24, 2021, Lyon County Sheriffs Office responded to an accident in the 1100 block of Dogwood Ave. Upon arrival it was noted that Kimberly Noheart (47) of Hills Minnesota was driving a 2009 Honda Odyssey southbound on Dogwood Ave. It was found  that the vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch. Noheart was arrested and transported to the Lyon County jail on the charges of OWI 1st, a Serious Misdemeanor, Failure to maintain control of a vehicle, a Serious misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident a Simple misdemeanor.(AA)

Arrest

posted 11/26/21

On November 25, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a son being unruly and is refusing to leave the property.  As the result Michael John Kirchner, age 27, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail on the charge of trespass 1st offense.(AA)

 

Accident

posted 11/22/21

On November 22, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of S. 5th and S. Boone, in Rock Rapids.  During the investigation, it was learned that Jolene Ennenga, age 64, of Worthington, MN was eastbound on S.5th, in a 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer.  Bryan Hoogendoorn, age 46, of Rock Rapids, was northbound on S. Boone, in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.  Ennenga failed to yield to the vehicle to the right and was struck broadside on the passenger side of the vehicle.  As a result of the impact, Ennenga’s vehicle rolled one-quarter revolution coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  Lyon County Ambulance and Rock Rapids Fire Department assisted at the scene. (ML)

Arrest

posted 11/22/21

On 11/16/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dane Long, 30, of Inwood, on charges of Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations and Possession of a Controlled Substance-2 counts, serious misdemeanors, and Public Intoxication, Interference With Official Acts, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, simple misdemeanors. (DK)

Arrest

posted 11/19/21

On November 19, 2021 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatch to the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort for a habitual trespass offender being on the property.  As a result Tula Rai, age 31, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail where Rai was housed for trespass 1st offense.(AA)

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