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Releases from the Sheriff's Office are posted here and will remain for up to 6 months. Please note that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

ARREST

posted 12/5/22

On December 4, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Kneifl Jr, age 66, of Larchwood, IA. Kneifl was charged with assault while participating in a felony, going armed with the intent, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, harassment 1st degree, child endangerment, domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, and interference with official acts. Kneifl was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 12/5/22

On 12/05/2022, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Hannah Olson [27] of Inwood on two counts of Child Endangerment, class C Felonies. Olson’s arrest stems from two separate investigations occurring in May and August 2022. (ML)

ARREST

posted 12/4/22

On December 4, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Assali Mussa, age 22, of Sioux Falls, SD. Mussa was charged with improper use of a handicap parking spot, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and operating while under the influence. Mussa was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

ACCIDENT

posted 12/3/22

On 12/01/2022 at approximately 0500 hours the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover at the intersection of 180th and Buchanan Ave.  Upon arrival on scene, it was found that Aaron Healy (41) of Sioux Falls, SD was Eastbound on 180th Street driving a 2012 Ford F350. Healy hit a patch of black ice which caused him to go into the north ditch and roll. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Larchwood EMS, Larchwood Fire Department and Lyon County Ambulance.

ARREST

posted 12/3/22

On 12/2/2022, Ashley Goeman(39) of Sioux Falls, was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation. Goeman was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

CITED INTO COURT

posted 12/3/22

On December 3, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Harold Hasche, age 85, of Rock Rapids, IA for driving while suspended.(TB)

Accident

posted 11/30/22

On Saturday November 26 at approximately 12:43PM, Lyon County Deputies covered an accident on South East St. just south of Rock Rapids. Upon arrival it was found that a 2003 Chevy Astro van operated by Zachary Sassman of Sioux City, entered the Northeast ditch before rolling 1 time and coming to rest on its wheels. Sassman was transported to Avera hospital with minor injuries. The van sustained sever damage and was towed away. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire, and Sunshine Towing.  (SW)

CITED INTO COURT

posted 11/29/22

On November 22, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Shyanne Hunt, age 21, of Sibley, IA for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 11/29/22

On November 29, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 9 near Highway 75.  It was learned that a 2010 Chevy pickup, driven by Venus Van Tilburg of Larchwood, Iowa, was westbound on Highway 9 and lost control because of the icy roads.  The pickup came to rest on its driver’s side on the north shoulder.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department and Sunshine Towing out of Rock Rapids.

ACCIDENT

posted 11/29/22

On 11/29/22, at approximately 10:00 AM, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Dickinson Street and S 2nd Ave in Rock Rapids. Due to inclement weather, Lisa Davidson [54] of Rock Rapids and Marilyn Reck [76] of Rock Rapids collided in an intersection. Davidson was driving a 2009 Buick Lucerne which had approximately $7,500 in damages. Reck was driving a 2016 GMC Terrain which was extensively damaged and expected to be a total loss. No one was injured. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Dusty’s Auto Body of Rock Rapids.

ARREST

posted 11/26/22

 

On 11/26/22, Kent Vink [31] of George turned himself in at the Lyon County Jail on an outstanding mittimus. Mr. Vink’s original charges were Possession of Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor. (SW)

 

ARREST

posted 11/22/22

On 11/21/2022 The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barry Arends of Little Rock. Arends was arrested on 2 warrants for Violation of Probation out of Lyon County. Each warrant had a bond set at $2,000. (ML)

ARREST

posted 11/20/22

On November 20, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle in Rock Rapids, IA. As a result of the stop, Jonah Davis, age 19, of Larchwood, IA was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and person ineligible to carry dangerous weapons. Timothy Hollenbeck, age 38, of Rock Rapids, IA was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 

ARREST

posted 11/19/22

On November 19, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Edy Morales Morales, age 23, of Sioux Center, IA. Morales Morales was charged with unlawful registration, failure to file SR-22 insurance, failure to have a valid drivers license, driving while license suspended and driving while barred. Morales Morales was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

CITED

posted 11/19/22

On November 19, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Jorge Padilla Taveras, age 47, of Fairview, SD for operation of a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

ARREST

posted 11/18/22

On 10/30/2022 at approximately 0800 hours the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 Blk of East Indiana in George for the report of a person that had been stabbed.

Upon arrival at the scene, it was found that Devin Gerloff (24) of Rock Rapids, had been stabbed numerous times.  Also present at the scene was a 16-year-old juvenile.

The investigation found that Gerloff was caught committing a burglary in the 300 Blk of S. Virginia in George.  Gerloff was followed down the alley by the 16-year-old Juvenile, where an altercation took place. During the altercation the 16-year-old Juvenile stabbed Gerloff numerous times.

The 16-year-old Juvenile was arrested and charged with Willful Injury (Class C Felony).  The juvenile is currently being housed in Juvenile Detention center in Cherokee, Iowa.

Gerloff was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious Misdemeanor), Theft in the 4th Degree (Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor), Theft in the 5th Degree (Simple Misdemeanor), theft in the 4th Degree (Serious Misdemeanor), Theft 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), Burglary in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony). Gerloff was arrested and is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George EMS, George Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Transportation Traffic Enforcement, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

ARREST

posted 11/16/22

On November 16, 2022, at about 9:30am, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Stofferan, age 30, of Sheldon, Iowa.  Stofferan was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for probation violation.  Bond on the warrant was set at $5,000 cash or surety. (ML)

ARREST

posted 11/13/22

On November 12, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff Office conducted a traffic stop in the Grand Falls Casino parking lot.  As a result Leonard Nathan Young of Larchwood, Iowa was placed under arrest for OWI 3rd offense, fail to dim, fail to yield to emergency vehicle, and no valid driver’s license.  Young was housed at the Lyon County Jail on those charges.

ARREST

posted 11/12/22

On 11/12/22, a Lyon County Deputy responded to the call of an erratic driver. Upon further investigation, Andrew Permann was charged with OWI 2nd Offense (an aggravated misdemeanor), No Valid Driver’s License, and Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility (a class D felony). A second individual in the vehicle, Allen Snook, was charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st (a serious misdemeanor). Permann was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Snook was cited and released. (ML)

ARREST

posted 11/10/22

On November 10, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Mason Laird, age 26, of Canton, SD for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and fentanyl) and one count of unlawful possession of a prescription drug.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 11/7/22

On November 6, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a single vehicle accident near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Dove Ave.  It was learned that Robert Gentry, of George, Iowa, was westbound on Hwy 9 in a 2014 Ram pickup pulling a utility trailer.  The utility trailer unhooked from the pickup and came to rest in the ditch after hitting a tree.  The utility trailer was totaled and there was no damage to the pickup.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Trackside Towing out of Alvord, Iowa.(TB)

CITED INTO COURT

posted 11/4/22

On November 4, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Rudi Gamez Ramos, age 24, of Rock Valley, IA. Gamez Ramos was cited for failure to have a valid drivers license and failure to comply with order of a peace officer.(TB)

 

OWI ARREST

posted 11/2/22

On October 28, 2022 the Lyon County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the corner of N. Union Street and 1st Avenue in Rock Rapids.  As a result, Rowena Coe of Alvord was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and transported to the Lyon County Jail.

ACCIDENT

posted 11/2/22

On October 28, 2022 @ 16:54 the Lyon County Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle injury accident at the Little Rock corner on Highway 9. A black 2021 Jeep Wrangler operated by a female juvenile driver was waiting for a vehicle to turn as a blue 2011 Chevy Silverado, operated by Rocky Schlichter of George approached from the rear. The Silverado rear-ended the Jeep causing approximately $5,000 in damage to the Silverado and $5,000 of damage to the Jeep. Schlichter was taken to the Sibley Hospital with minor injuries. Sunshine Towing from Rock Rapids assisted with a tow. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Little Rock Fire and Rescue.

NEWS

posted 10/30/22

On 10/30/2022 at approximately 0800 hours the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to 300 block of East Indiana in George for a party that had been stabbed. Upon arrival at the scene, it was found that the 24 year old victim had been stabbed numerous times. The victim was transported to Avera Rock Rapids and then was air lifted to Sioux Falls.

The incident is still under investigation.There is no threat to public safety.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George EMS, George Fire Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Transportation Enforcement Division, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. (ML)

ARREST

posted 10/30/22

On 10/29/2022, around 23:30pm, a Lyon County Deputy was dispatched to the Grand Falls Casino for assistance with a drug related manner. Upon Investigation, Timothy John Trimble, age 58, of Sioux Falls, SD was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine 1st offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Trimble was transported and booked into the Lyon County Jail and held on a $1,300 bond.

ARREST

posted 10/30/22

On October 30, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melissa Weisser, age 31, of Spencer, Iowa.  The arrest stems from several erratic driver complaints stating the defendant was all over the roadway, at times in the opposite lane with on-coming traffic.  A deputy was westbound on highway 9 looking for the suspect vehicle, which was eastbound on highway 9.  When the deputy approached the area the vehicle was in, he observed half of the defendant’s vehicle in his lane, coming at him.  After stopping Weisser, it was determined she was over the legal limit and was arrested.  She was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.  She was also written a citation for use of a cell phone while driving. (ML)

 

ARREST

posted 10/29/22

On 10/29/22, Jose Solis [41] of Rock Rapids was transported to the Lyon County Jail on an outstanding warrant. Solis was charged with Violation of Probation His bond is $5,000 cash or surety.

ARREST

posted 10/23/22

On October 23, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Riley Morton, age 30, of Ruthven, IA. Morton was charged with failure to have a valid drivers license, driving while suspended, unlawful parking in a handicap zone, open container, and interference with official acts.

 

ARREST

posted 10/23/22

On October 21, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Joel Salazar from North Sioux City, SD and charged him with driving while suspended, failure to have a valid driver's license, failure to use child restraint device, failure to provide proof of financial liability, interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

 

ARREST

posted 10/18/22

On October 17, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jed Desmet of Larchwood, Iowa on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant.  The arrest warrant was for violation of probation.  Bail was set a $1,000 cash or surety.

ARREST

posted 10/18/22

On October 18, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Johanna Peterson, age 27, of Sioux Falls, SD and charged her with violation of financial liability coverage, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and operating while under the influence (drugged). Lyon County K9 Versa assisted in the investigation.

 

ARREST

posted 10/17/22

On October 11, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Justin Mwareluk, age 26, of Sioux City, IA. Mwareluk was found to have an arrest warrant out of Sioux City, IA. The defendant was placed under arrest and additionally charged in Lyon County with driving while revoked, failure to have SR-22 insurance on file, and failure to have a valid drivers license.(TB)

CITED

posted 10/14/22

On October 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Jorge Padilla Tavares, age 47, of Hudson, SD with operation with ignition interlock, driving with an expired license, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and operating a non-registered vehicle. (ML)

ACCIDENT

posted 10/14/22

On 10/14/22 at approximately 12:46 PM, Lyon County Deputies responded to an erratic driver who crashed in the 400 Block of North Second Ave East in Rock Rapids. A 2014 Maroon Dodge Grand Caravan SE owned by Stone White Cab LLC suffered approximately $2,000 in damages. The Cab was driven by George Letscher [67] of Spirit Lake, who experienced a medical condition causing the accident. Letscher was driven to the hospital by a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Dusty’s Autobody for the tow. No other property was damaged. (ML)

NEWS

posted 10/12/22

On 10/11/22, Lyon County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Chase Anderson, 33, of Doon. Subsequent investigation resulted in locating marijuana in the vehicle and multiple weapons on Anderson. Anderson was lodged at the Lyon County Jail. He was charged with OWI 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon while intoxicated.

ACCIDENT

posted 10/11/22

October 8, 2022, at approximately 5:09 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 1500 block of 180th Street. Toni L. Frahm (32) of Inwood Iowa was operating a 2016 Dodge Caravan West bound and struck a deer that was in the roadway. Vehicle airbags were deployed due to impact and Frahm was transported to Avera Rock Rapids with leg pain. The vehicle sustained approximately $20,000 dollars damage. Assisting was Larchwood EMS & Fire, Lyon County Ambulance, and Trackside towing. (ML)

CITED

posted 10/8/22

On October 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Zamu Sado, age 36, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of a controlled substance.(TB)

ARREST

posted 10/7/22

On October 3, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Alex Rosa, age 36, of Saint Paul, MN. Rosa was charged with theft 2nd degree, a class D felony.(TB)

Accident

posted 10/5/22

On 10/05/2022 at approximately 11:22 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle injury accident. A male juvenile driver was believed to have been westbound on 135th Street just west of Larchwood when his 2005 Ford F250 left the roadway. The pickup and driver traveled through a bean and cornfield before coming to a rest on Buchanan Avenue. The driver was transported to the hospital by Lyon County Ambulance. Larchwood Fire and Emergency Medical Services (LEMS) were both paged and responded to the scene as well. The pick-up suffered disabling damage worth approximately $10,000. (SW)

 

ARREST

posted 10/4/22

ARREST

posted 10/3/22

On 09/30/2022 at approximately 1635 hours the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Responded to accident at the intersection of E. Minnesota Ave and S. Virginia Street in George. Norwood Geerdes (85) of George was driving a 2006 International pulling a grain trailer was Southbound on S. Virginia Street when a young child ran into the street and Geerdes struck the child.

The child was transported to Avera Hospital in Rock Rapids and then to Sioux Falls.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George Rescue, George Fire Department and the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

ACCIDENT

posted 10/3/22

On 09/30/2022, at approximately 1635 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Responded to accident at the intersection of E. Minnesota Ave and S. Virginia Street in George. Norwood Geerdes (85) of George was driving a 2006 International pulling a grain trailer and was Southbound on S. Virginia Street when a young child ran into the street and Geerdes struck the child. The child was transported to Avera Hospital in Rock Rapids and then to Sioux Falls. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George Rescue, George Fire Department and the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

ARREST

posted 10/3/22

On September 29, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Debra Grosvenor, age 47, of SIoux Falls, SD. Grosvenor was charged with trespass. Additionally, Grosvenor had Lyon County arrest warrants for trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Grosvenor was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 10/3/22

On 10/2/22, around 01:00, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2021 GMC Sierra near the intersection of S Tama and S 9th Ave in Rock Rapids. Upon investigation, Todd Wayne Jansma, age 56 of Rock Rapids, was arrested and charged with Operation While Intoxicated 1st Offense. Jansma was booked into the Lyon County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond. (ML)

ACCIDENT

posted 9/28/22

On 9/28/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 18/240th Street (County Road A42)/and S Oak Street (IA Highway 182) in Inwood. Investigation at the scene determined Egan Schreurs, 18, of Harrisburg, SD, was operating a 2003 Kenworth Semi pulling a flatbed trailer, owned by Dan Funke. Schreurs was attempting to navigate a turn northbound onto S Oak Street from 240th Street and cut the corner too short. The flatbed trailer struck the stop sign and an adjacent utility pole, causing disabling damage to both. The stop sign, owned by the Iowa Department of Transporation received an estimated $250 in damage and the utility pole, owned by MidAmerican Energy, received an estimated $1,000 in damage. Schreurs was cited for failure to maintain control. No injuries were reported. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Inwood Fire Department, Iowa DOT, and MidAmerican Energy.

 

ARREST

posted 9/22/22

On 09/21/22, Mhmd Kinan Altayyan [34] of Sioux Falls, SD turned himself in for an outstanding Lyon County warrant. Altayyan’s warrant was for Theft-3rd Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor. Altayyan posted bond and was released. (ML)

CITED

posted 9/21/22

On 09/21/2022, Lyon County Deputies charged Amy Dammer [40] of Rushmore, MN with Operating while Under the Influence 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. On 08/04/2022, Dammer was involved in an injury accident which lead to the OWI investigation. Dammer has a court date of 10/18/2022. (ML)

ARREST

posted 9/19/22

On 9/18/2022 a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 210th street and Ibex Ave. As a result the Driver, Jennifer Raines Jackson, 46, of George, was arrested for driving while revoked, and possession of a controlled substance 1st offense. Raines Jackson was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 9/16/22

September 13, 2022, at approximately 4:23 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a twovehicle accident at the intersection of Dove Avenue and 180th Street. Mavis Niebrugge (83) of George, Iowa was operating a 2018 Buick Envision East bound and stopped at the intersection, then entered the intersection not seeing a 1994 GMC Sierra being operated by Thomas Hooyer (58) of Sioux Center. Hooyer’s vehicle struck Niebrugge’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Damage to Niebrugge’s vehicle is estimated at $5000.00 dollars, while Hooyer’s received approximately $1500.00 dollars. Assisting was Lester Fire and Lester Rescue (ML)

ARREST

posted 9/16/22

On 09/16/2022, Tyler Den Besten [33] of Inwood was charged with 16 counts of Violation of a No Contact Order and 1 count of Harassment-3rd Degree, all simple misdemeanors. Den Besten was already incarcerated at the Lyon County Jail on other pending charges. Den Besten is being held with a total bond of $29,400, which is the total for all Mr. Den Besten’s charges combined. (ML)

Charged

posted 9/16/22

On 09/16/2022, Tyler Den Besten [33] of Inwood was charged with 16 counts of Violation of a No Contact Order and 1 count of Harassment-3rd Degree, all simple misdemeanors. Den Besten was already incarcerated at the Lyon County Jail on other pending charges. Den Besten is being held with a total bond of $29,400, which is the total for all Mr. Den Besten’s charges combined. (SW)

ARREST

posted 9/12/22

On September 11, 2022 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Highway 182.  As a result Dylan Thiner of Rock Rapids, Iowa was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  Thiner was housed at the Lyon County Jail for OWI 1st offense, defective muffler, and speeding.(TB)

CITED

posted 9/10/22

On September 10, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Betsy Hernandez, age 22, from Estherville, IA for registration violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

ARREST

posted 9/10/22

On September 10, 2022 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Olson of Doon, Iowa at his residence on a valid Sioux County arrest warrant. (SW)

WARRANTS

posted 9/9/22

On 09/07/22 and 09/09/22, Tyler Den Besten [33] of Inwood, was charged with six counts of Violation of Probation. Den Besten was already incarcerated at the Lyon County Jail on other pending charges. Den Besten is being held with a total bond of $24,300, which is the total for all Mr. Den Besten’s charges combined.

THEFT

posted 9/9/22

On September 9, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited a juvenile for theft 5th degree and possession of alcohol under legal age.(TB)

ARREST

posted 9/8/22

On Wednesday September 7, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of illegal property being possessed by Tyler Joe Den Besten, age 33, from Inwood, IA.  After a search warrant was conducted Den Besten was charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a class D Felony, and possession of stolen property fifth degree, a simple misdemeanor.  Den Besten had stolen a firearm from a Rock Valley, IA resident and was storing it at a residence in Rock Rapids, IA.  Den Besten was already in the Lyon County Jail for other charges. (ML)

ARREST

posted 9/6/22

 

On September 6, 2022 at approximately 5:56 P.M. a deputy with a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Fig Ave.  As a result Nicole Ann McCarty of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was placed under arrest.  McCarty was housed at the Lyon County Jail on the charges of operating without interlock, driving while license suspended, and speeding.(TB)

ARREST

posted 9/5/22

On September 3, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler DenBesten, of Inwood, Iowa.  The arrest stems from two separate investigations that began the day prior.  As a result of the investigations, DenBesten was charged with the following charges:

1) Felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition, a class D felony

2) Criminal mischief 2nd degree, a class D felony

3) Possession of a controlled substance 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor

4) Possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

ARREST

posted 9/5/22

On 9/5/22 at 1552 hours Lyon County Deputies responded to the Klondike Bridge near Ashley/180th for a report of a naked female under the influence of drugs in the water. The woman was eventually able to be helped to shore where Larchwood EMS and Fire assisted with getting her safely to the parking lot where Lyon County Ambulance took her to Avera Rock Rapids. The woman’s vehicle was located in South Dakota where it had been involved in a collision. At approximately 2100 hours deputies were called back to the hospital where the female was now causing a scene. Jennifer Chatwell, age 35 of Canton, was placed under arrest for public intoxication and transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 9/4/22

On 9/4/22, around 16:00p.m., a Lyon County Deputy Arrested Kyle John Petersen, age 30, of Sioux Falls, SD. Petersen was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a urine specimen was collected and sent to the DCI Crime lab for analysis. Petersen was held on $1,300 bond at the Lyon County jail. Petersen was also cited for Speed (98/55) and Operating Non-registered Vehicle. (SW)

ARREST

posted 9/1/22

On September 1, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Alexander Owen from Ellsworth, MN. Owen was charged with harassment 1st degree.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/30/22

On August 27, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Christina Johnson, age 41, of Sioux Falls, SD. Johnson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine). (SW)

 

Reminder

posted 8/29/22

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and we celebrate with barbecues and road trips. AAA indicates the 100 deadliest days of driving occur from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that forty six percent of traffic fatalities involve alcohol. The Iowa Department of Transportation reports seven fatalities occurred over the 2021 Labor Day holiday period. 

 

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is working with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office to put extra officers on the road the next week to increase patrol during the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign from August 29-September 5. The goal is to reduce the number of alcohol related collisions and fatalities in the state. This coming weekend will be a multi-jurisdictional project in Lyon County.

 

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver and have a safe Labor Day Weekend!

 

ARREST

posted 8/29/22

On August 26, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Trish Waagmeester, age 45, of Inwood, IA for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating while intoxicate (drugged). (SW)

ARREST

posted 8/29/22

On August 27, 2022 at approximately 5:58 A.M. deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office were dispatch to the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.  As the result Justin Anderson of Harrisburg, South Dakota was placed under arrest for assault.  Anderson was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

ARREST

posted 8/29/22

On August 26, 2022 the Juma James was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for criminal mischief 4th degree.  James was housed at the Lyon County Jail on a $1000 cash or surety bond.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Iowa DCI. (SW)

Arrest

posted 8/28/22

On August 26, 2022 the Juma James was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for criminal mischief 4th degree.  James was housed at the Lyon County Jail on a $1000 cash or surety bond.  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Iowa DCI.

Arrest

posted 8/28/22

Arrest

 

On August 27, 2022 at approximately 5:58 A.M. deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office were dispatch to the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.  As the result Justin Anderson of Harrisburg, South Dakota was placed under arrest for assault.  Anderson was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 8/27/22

On 8/26/2022, Lyon County deputies observed a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer traveling north on Marsh out of Little Rock. The vehicle was stopped for speed, lane travel and equipment violations. The driver of the vehicle, Hunter Baker, age 19 of Luverne, was arrested for OWI 1st offense, Unlawful use of ID card and person under 21 in possession of alcohol. The passenger of the vehicle, Johnathon Heidebrink, age 20, of Luverne, was placed under arrest for unlawful use of ID card and person under 21 in possession of alcohol. Both men were transported and lodged at the Lyon County Jail.

 

ARREST

posted 8/27/22

On August 24, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel Viereck of Larchwood, IA. Viereck had outstanding warrants for controlled substance violation, theft 2nd degree (2 counts), burglary 3rd degree (3 counts), theft 3rd degree (2 counts), dominion/control of firearm/offense weapon by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine). During Viereck's warrant arrest he was also possession drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Viereck was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

Accident

posted 8/26/22

On 8/26/22 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident in Little Rock, IA. A Yamaha golf cart, being driven by Erma Hayenga [80] of Little Rock, was northbound by the Town and Country building. The golf cart struck a portable power supply unit being used to power the amusement rides, which in turn struck a pedestrian, Valera Kroese [80] of Sioux Falls. Kroese was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Little Rock Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.(TB)

Accident

posted 8/24/22

On 08/24/22 at approximately 08:08 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at Highway 9 and Lily Avenue just west of Little Rock. A 2006 Ford F350, driven by Tyler Rypkema [19] of George, was westbound on Highway 9 when it struck the rear end of a trailer being pulled by a 2003 Peterbuilt, driven by Matthew Nagel [28] of Little Rock. The Ford F350 was estimated to have $25,000 in damage, while the trailer was estimated to have $15,000 in damages. There were no reported injuries. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa DNR and Lyon County Emergency Management. (SW)

ARREST

posted 8/23/22

On August 23, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Chad Christopher, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Christopher was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), failure to have  a valid drivers license, violation of financial liability coverage, defective muffler system, and violation of windshield requirements. Christopher was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/23/22

On August 18, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Mason Laird, age 26, of Canton, SD. Laird was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating while intoxicated (drugged), failure to have a valid drivers license and stopping where prohibited. Laird was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The investigation is on-going.

 

ARREST

posted 8/22/22

On August 18, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Sandra Groen, age 73, of Little Rock, IA. Groen was arrested on two Lyon County failure to appear warrants and was cited for driving while license suspended. Groen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

CITED

posted 8/22/22

On August 14, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Colby Davis, age 31, of Sioux Falls, SD for failure to have a valid drivers license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. Shelby Lunn, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

 

ARREST

posted 8/18/22

On 8/18/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elizabeth Smith, 55, of Sutherland, IA, for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a report of an erratic driver on Highway 9. Smith was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

Arrest

posted 8/15/22

August 12, 2022, Dale A. Hilbrands (71) from Rock Rapids, IA was arrested for driving while suspended, failure to provide SR 22 insurance, and interference with official acts. Hilbrands was transported to the Lyon County Jail and was booked in on misdemeanor charges. (SW)

ARREST

posted 8/15/22

On August 15, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1400 block of Jefferson Ave.  As a result Alex Ohling, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for public intoxication.(TB)

CITED

posted 8/14/22

On August 12, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Santianne Addengast, age 26, of Sioux Falls, SD. Addengast was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.(TB)

 

ARREST

posted 8/14/22

On 8/13/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nazareth Sutton, 28, of Dallas, TX, on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating Without Current Registration, and Speeding (71 in 55 mph zone), all simple misdemeanors. Sutton was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released with a court date. The arrest stems from a traffic stop near IA Highway 9 and Garfield Avenue.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/14/22

On 8/13/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rowena Coe, 52, and Dustin Grimstead, 50, of Alvord for Domestic Abuse Assault, a serious misdemeanor. The arrests stem from a call of a domestic disturbance in Alvord.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/14/22

On 8/14/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michaela Vande Stroet, 23, of Hull, on an Ida County arrest warrant for Violation of Probation. Vande Stroet was transported to the Lyon County Jail on the warrant which carried a $1,000 cash or surety bond.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/14/22

On August 15, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1400 block of Jefferson Ave.  As a result Alex Ohling, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for public intoxication.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/11/22

On August 11, 2022, at about 8pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Michelle Mitchell, age 34, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The arrest stems from an incident in Larchwood where Mitchell was found to be highly intoxicated and in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.  Mitchell was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.(AA)

ARREST

posted 8/10/22

On August 9, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested William Versailles, age 42, of Overlin, CO. Versailles was charged with failure to affix a drug tax stamp (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine and marijuana). Versailles was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

CITED

posted 8/10/22

On August 10, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Brennen Wilkie, age 22, of Huron, SD for possession of drug paraphernalia.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/8/22

On 8/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anton Alsip, 41, of Little Rock on an active Lyon County warrant for Violation of Probation. The warrant carried a $5,000 cash or surety bond. Additionally, Alsip was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)-3rd Offense, a Class D Felony, Possession of Marijuana 3rd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and No Insurance, both simple misdemeanors. Alsip was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/7/22

On 8/5/22 around 19:30pm, a Lyon County Deputy was called to the scene of an accident near the intersection of 210th Street and Harrison Ave. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a white passenger van on its side in the North ditch. Upon investigation, Scott Alan Zomer, age 53 of Sioux Falls was arrested for Operation while Intoxicated 1st offense. Zomer was booked into the Lyon County Jail and bond was set at $1,000 dollars. Zomer was also issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control in lieu of the accident.(AA)

ARREST

posted 8/6/22

On Saturday August 6, 2022 at approximately 3:00 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report from an Inwood, IA resident of an intoxicated man who had walked into his house, appeared to be lost, and left on foot.  A deputy responded and attempted to locate the male on foot.  The deputy then saw an emergency response minivan owned by Inwood Fire and Rescue traveling westbound on Monroe Ave.  The deputy found this quite strange since the Inwood Fire and Rescue was not on a call so he made contact with the vehicle.  The driver, Hunter-Payne Jerred Tennant, age 22, from Hartford, SD was arrested for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, operating without owner's consent, and failure to have a valid driver's license.  Mr. Tennant was identified as the male who had walked into an Inwood residence. (AA)

ARREST

posted 8/4/22

On 8/3/21, Lyon County Deputies responded to a two vehicle non injury collision near Greene and Highway 9 in Rapids. Gary Vogel, age 71 of Rock Rapids, was traveling northbound on Greene St. He attempted a left turn onto Highway 9. Hannah Hulstein, age 19 of Hull, was traveling westbound on Highway 9. Vogel failed to yield and the passenger side of his vehicle struck the back driver side of Hulstein’s vehicle. Both vehicles sustained approximately $5000 in damage. Vogel admitted to consuming intoxicants and after an investigation was completed was subsequently placed under arrest for OWI First Offense; he was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.

 

 

ARREST

posted 8/4/22

On 7/31/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clay Williams, 29, of Milford. Williams was charged with Providing False Identification Information, Fraudulent Use of Registration (2 counts), Driving While Suspended, No Insurance, Title Transfer Violation, and Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on A34 east of George.(TB)

ARREST

posted 8/4/22

On 8/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth McDonough, 57, of Fairmont, MN, for OWI 1st Offense- a serious misdemeanor, Driving While License Suspended, Title Transfer Violation, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, and Title Transfer Violation, all simple misdemeanors. Additionally, McDonough was served with a Failure to Appear warrant from Sac County on the Original Charge of OWI 1st Offense. The arrest stems from a traffic stop at West Side Park in Rock Rapids.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 8/4/22

On 08/04/2022, at approximately 0858 hours, Lyon County Deputies responded to the intersection of Union Street and 1st Avenue in Rock Rapids for a two car accident. Amy Dammer [39] of Rushmore, MN was westbound in a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu when she struck a 2015 Buick Enclave driven by Irene Gacke [63] of Ellsworth, MN. Gacke and her passenger were transported by ground EMS to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles are considered a total loss. Charges are still under investigation. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Rapids Fire Department, the Lyon County Ambulance, and Dusty’s Auto body.

 

Accident

posted 8/2/22

On 8/1/22 a Lyon County Deputy investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Chestnut Ave and 110th, north of Larchwood. It was determined that Isaac Koch age 19 of Larchwood was following to closely and ran into a semi owned by Idlenot Farms, which was driven by Guy Klosterbuer age 58 of Hills, MN. Koch was taken to Sanford Sioux Falls with minor injuries via ambulance. Koch was also issued citations for: Following to Closely and Failure to use Seatbelt. SW

Arrest

posted 8/2/22

On 8/1/22 Lyon County Deputies were called upon to assist DCI agents at the Grand Falls Casino in regards to a fleeing individual. Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iowa State Patrol, Sheldon PD K9 and Lyon County Emergency Management’s Drone before calling off the search. That individual, Rigoberto Lopez Lopez, age 25 of Worthington MN, was arrested at 9:40am on 8/2/22 by multiple Lyon County Deputies in the 1000 block of 110th Street near Gitchie Manitou State Preserve. SW

Arrest

posted 7/30/22

Arrest

On 7/30/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carolyn Muiruri, 44, of Sheldon for OWI 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Speeding (79 mph in 55 mph zone) a simple misdemeanor. Muiruri was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

ARREST

posted 7/30/22

On 7/30/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carolyn Muiruri, 44, of Sheldon for OWI 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Speeding (79 mph in 55 mph zone) a simple misdemeanor. Muiruri was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 7/25/22

On July 25, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Bailey Schweitzer, age 25, of Luverne, MN for providing false identification information. Schweitzer was additionally cited for failure to have a valid drivers license, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and operating a non registered vehicle.

ARREST

posted 7/18/22

On July 17, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 182 and 180th St.  As a result Juan Orlando Orellana-Diaz, of Rock Valley, Iowa was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  Orellana-Diaz was charged with violation of no contact order, provide false identification information, interference with official acts, speeding, failure to use child restraint device, and no valid driver's license.  Orellana-Diaz also had a valid Sioux County arrest warrant for violation of probation.(TB)

ARREST

posted 7/17/22

On 7/17/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Damean Kelderman, 20, of Rock Rapids for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, a simple misdemeanor. Kelderman was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

CITED INTO COURT

posted 7/17/22

On July 16, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Sandra Groen, age 73, of Little Rock, IA for driving while suspended.

CITED INTO COURT

posted 7/17/22

On July 17, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Samantha Neuman, age 44, of Little Rock, IA for driving while suspended.

ACCIDENT

posted 7/17/22

On 7/16/2022 Lyon County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle collision in rural Alvord in the 2100 block of Elmwood. The driver, a 16 year old male, was going down a hill on private property when he lost control of the side by side resulting in it rolling. There was a total of four occupants in the vehicle including the driver. One of the passengers, Amanda Neyens of Sioux Falls, was fully ejected from the vehicle. The side by side landed on Neyens resulting in substantial injuries; the rest of the passengers were not injured. Neyens was transported to Rock Valley Hospital.

 

Deputies were assisted by Alvord Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance.(TB)

 

ARREST

posted 7/16/22

On 7/16/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Van Engen, 32, of Inwood for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. Van Engen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

MINOR IN POSSESSION

posted 7/15/22

On 7/10/22, Lyon County Deputies received an anonymous tip regarding a party with minors consuming alcohol. Deputies responded to the address outside Inwood where a party was taking place. Noah Rickenberger, Carin Knobloch, Sara Boogerd, Levi Van Whye, Heath Driesen, Donavan Leenderts, and one 17 year old minor where all charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The 17 year old female was also charged with Interference with Official Acts.

 

ACCIDENT

posted 7/15/22

On 7/15/22, Brandon Bennett [23] of Sioux City was northbound on 75 Hwy when he failed to negotiate a turn onto 180th Street. Bennett slid on gravel into the northeast ditch. Damage on his 2014 Nissan Rogue is estimated at $10,000.

Arrest

posted 7/14/22

On Thursday July 14, 2022 at approximately 1:45 PM Kimberly Ann Baartman, age 50, from Rock Rapids, IA was arrested for driving while revoked and no insurance. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 near Highway 75 in Rock Rapids.  (SW)

ARREST

posted 7/13/22

On 7/12/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Martin Lopez, 27, of Sioux Center for Driving While Suspended and Operating Non-Registered vehicle, both simple misdemeanors. Martin Lopez was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 7/13/22

On 7/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jaime Estenson, 41, of Sioux Falls, SD, on charges of Theft 1st Degree, a class C Felony, and No Valid Driver’s License, Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, and Violation of Financial Liability. The arrest stems from Estenson driving a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Worthington, MN, to the sheriff’s office to bond out another inmate. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.(TB)

ARREST

posted 7/13/22

On 7/7/2022, Haleigh Kruger, 23, of George turned herself in on a Lyon County warrant for Probation Violation. Kruger posted bond and was released with a court date.(TB)

ARREST

posted 7/13/22

On 7/6/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barry Arends, 31, of Little Rock. Arends was charged with Driving While Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), Driving While Revoked (serious misdemeanor), Driving While License Suspended-2 counts, No Insurance, Fraudulent Use of Registration, and Operating Non-Registered vehicle, simple misdemeanors. Arends was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Trackside Towing.(TB)

ARREST

posted 7/8/22

On 07/08/22 at approximately 7:38 PM, Samantha Haugen [35] of Sioux Falls was arrested at Larchwood Family Day’s for Disorderly Conduct and Interference with Official Acts, both simple misdemeanors. Haugen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

 

Arrest

posted 7/4/22

 

On 7/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jema James, 27, of George on 2 Lyon County arrest warrants. The first warrant for was for Violation of Probation and carried a $1,000 bond. The second warrant was for a new charge of Assault, a simple misdemeanor and carried a $300 bond. James was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

 

 

Arrest

posted 7/4/22

On 7/3/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brayden Janssen, 19, of George. Janssen was charged with OWI 1st Offense-serious misdemeanor, and Reckless Driving, Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, and Failure to Obey Stop Sign, all simple misdemeanors. Janssen was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

ARREST

posted 7/3/22

On July 2, 2022, at approximately 9:15 P.M. a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 9 near the intersection of Coolidge Ave.  As a result Juan Carlos Silva Garcia of Lester, Iowa was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, no valid driver’s license, windshield not permitting clear vison and speeding.  Silva Garcia was housed at the Lyon County Jail on those charges.

Arrest

posted 7/1/22

On July 1, 2022 at approximately 4:09 P.M. a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Cherry Ave and 160th St.  As a result Lynette Ellen Hildring, age 52, of Larchwood, Iowa was arrested for driving while suspended, no proof of financial responsibility, and no valid registration.  Hildring was housed at the Lyon County Jail on those charges.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Trackside Towing out of Alvord, Iowa.

ARREST

posted 6/29/22

June 28, 2010, Brent J. Reinke (38) of Rock Rapids, IA was arrested on a warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault-Bodily Injury 1st Offense. Reinke had turned himself in to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and he was then served an arrest warrant for Violation of Parole and was booked into jail.(AA)

ARREST

posted 6/27/22

On June 27, 2022 at approximately 7:13 A.M. a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of 240th St. and Coolidge Ave.  As a result Nester Gabriel Hernandez of Sioux Center, Iowa was arrested.  Hernandez was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail for driving while suspended, failure to provide proof of financial responsibility, and speeding.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/25/22

On 6/25/2022, Lyon County Deputy’s arrested Vinny Lewi, 19, of George on one count of Simple Assault. The arrested stemmed from a call of yelling coming from a residence in George. Lewi was transported to the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 6/22/22

On 6-21-22, around 00:20 am, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Rigoberto Perez Cruz, age 21, of Rock Rapids for alleged Public Intoxication 1st offense. Perez Cruz was transported to the Lyon County Jail and was held on a $300 bond.

ARREST

posted 6/19/22

On June 18, 2022 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation.  As the result Molly Marie Hawk, age 40, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested for OWI 2nd offense, neglect or abandonment of dependent person, open container, speeding, and failure to provide proof of financial liability.  Hawk was transported and housed at the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/19/22

On June 19, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check on a male subject who was walking near Sunshine Foods in Rock Rapids.  As a result Michael Shawn Cain, age 51, of Lake Park, Iowa was arrested for public intoxication.  Cain was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/19/22

On June 18, 2022 Lyon County Deputies arrested Andrea Jansma, 41, of Rock Rapids. Jansma was arrested for OWI 1st offense and booked into the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/19/22

On June 19, 2022 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Nissan Altima for traffic violations in the 1500 block of Coolidge Ave.  As the result Zane Wesley Kirkwood of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested for a valid O’Brien County arrest warrant.  Kirkwood was also issued citations for no valid registration and no proof of insurance.  Kirkwood was handed over to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/19/22

On June 18, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronnie Wallenburg, age 66, of Doon, IA for domestic abuse assault.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/18/22

On June 17, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Tyler Den Besten, age 33, of Inwood, IA. Den Besten had 5 warrants for violation of pretrial release.(TB)

ARREST

posted 6/18/22

On June 18, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the George Campgrounds for a possible domestic.  As the result Blake Bengard, age 41, of Alton, Iowa was arrested for domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness 1st offense.  Bengard was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

 

ARREST

posted 6/18/22

On June 17, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Joshua Allender, age 43, of George, IA. Allender was wanted for violation of probation.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 6/15/22

On June 14, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 135th Ave and Highway 9. Darlene Sheeler of Larchwood, IA was driving a 2015 Toyota Rav4 and Mayo Mccarthy of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2010 Lincoln MKZ. Sheeler had been eastbound on Highway 9 and made a U-turn at the intersection with 135th St. As Sheeler attempted to merge onto Highway 9, she struck the passenger side of Mccarthy. Sheeler’s vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damage and Mccarthy’s vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 in damages. Sheeler was cited for failure to yield upon entering a highway. The sheriffs office was assisted by Larchwood Fire, Larchwood EMS, and Trackside Towing.

ARREST

posted 6/14/22

On June 14, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatch to a residence in the 1000 block of S. Tama St. in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  As a result Christopher Robin Smith, age 49, of Rock Rapids, Iowa was placed under arrest for public intoxication.  Smith was transported to and housed at the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 6/13/22

On 6-11-22, A Lyon County Deputy arrested Brian Anthony Ebright, age 41 of Sioux Falls South Dakota, for allegedly Eluding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Interference w/ Official Acts. Ebright was also issued citations for Speeding (90/55), No Valid Drivers License and Operating unregistered vehicle. Ebright  transported to the Lyon County Jail and is being held on a $3,000 bond.

 

Following arrest of Ebright, a brief investigation was done at Camper Site #46 at Lake Pahoja, Linda Marilyn Frie, age 40 of Sioux Falls was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Frie was cited into court for her charges.(AA)

ACCIDENT

posted 6/10/22

On June 9, 2022 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident just south of 180th St. on Dove Ave.  It was learned that a 2017 Volvo L70H, driven by Henry Bosler of Alvord, was towing a 2013 Peterbilt 386 south on Dove Ave.  Bosler lost control and entered the ditch.  The vehicles came to rest on the side. 

CITED INTO COURT

posted 6/9/22

On June 8, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Robert Rodriguez, age 54, of Sioux Falls, SD with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic urine and urine additives - defrauding drug or alcohol test, and operating a non registered vehicle.

CITED INTO COURT

posted 6/9/22

On June 9 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Rofli Perez Vicente, age 33, of Sheldon, IA for driving while suspended, operating a non registered vehicle, and failure to secure a child. (TB)

CITED INTO COURT

posted 6/9/22

On June 9, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Sandra Groen  of Little Rock, IA for driving while suspended and operating a non registered vehicle.

ARREST

posted 6/9/22

On 6/9/2022, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of S 3rd Avenue and S Tama Street in Rock Rapids for an equipment violation. As a result, Jonah Davis, 18, of Larchwood was arrested for Driving While License Revoked (OWI test failure), a serious misdemeanor, and Driving While License Suspended (No SR-22), a simple misdemeanor. Davis was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.

ARREST

posted 6/8/22

On 6/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anwere Badada, 28, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a valid Lyon County warrant for Violation of Probation. Badada was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls to the Lyon County Jail where he was served with the warrant. Badada posted a $2,000 bond and was released with a court date.

 

ARREST

posted 6/8/22

On 6/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander Smith, 30, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a valid Lyon County warrant for Violation of Probation. Smith was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls to the Lyon County Jail where he was served with the warrant which carried a $2,000 bond.

ARREST

posted 6/8/22

On 6/8/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander DeLaPaz, 31, of Sioux Falls, SD, on 13 Lyon County warrants. DeLaPaz was transported from the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls to the Lyon County Jail where he was served with the warrants. The warrants carried a total bond of $14,900.

 

Arrest

posted 6/6/22

On June 6, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Maynor Martin Perez, age 20, of Sioux Center, IA. Martin Perez was charged with providing false identification information and cited for failure to have a valid drivers license, violation of financial liability coverage, and operating a unlawful registered vehicle. (SW)

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