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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)

Accident

posted 6/5/22

On June 4, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at the intersection of Kennedy Ave and 180th St.  Upon investigation it was learned that a 2013 Chrysler 200 driven by Tayla Hinrichs, of George, Iowa, was in process of turning south on Kennedy Ave when she was struck by a northbound 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Mason Koster, of Ashton, Iowa.  Both vehicles received approximately $15,000 in damages.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance, George Fire Department, George EMS, Little Rock Ambulance, and Trackside Towing.

Arrest

posted 6/5/22

On 6/5/22 at approximately 1600 hours Lyon County Deputies arrested Tichelle Erickson, 42, of Rock Rapids. Erickson was charged with False Report to a Public Entity and booked into the Lyon County Jail.

Arrest

posted 6/5/22

On 6/5/22 Lyon County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near Cherry and Jefferson in Inwood. The driver of the vehicle, Nicole Rozeboom (42) of Inwood, was subsequently placed under arrest for OWI. The passenger of the vehicle, Devin Kruse of Inwood, was cited for open container. Rozeboom was booked into the Lyon County Jail.

CITED INTO COURT

posted 5/31/22

On May 31, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Martin Potter, age 39, of Larchwood, IA for failure to have a valid drivers license and operating without ignition interlock device.(TB)

ARREST

posted 5/31/22

On 05/31/22, a Lyon County Deputy responded to the 300 Block of East Dakota for a domestic situation. Reporting parties stated a male had tried to run over a female with his car. The male party left prior to law enforcement arrival. After further investigation, Bradly Engelkes [41] of George was arrested on Domestic Abuse 1st Offense-Using a Weapon and Domestic Abuse-Impeding Flow of Air/Blood, both Aggravated Misdemeanors. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department in locating the male party.(TB)

ACCIDENT/ARREST

posted 5/30/22

On 5/30/22, at approximately 1800 hours, Lyon County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover collision near 160th and Garfield. As a result of the investigation Blake Meyer, 21, of Rock Rapids, was arrested. He was lodged at the Lyon County Jail for Operating Under the Influence 1st offense, Child Endangerment, and Failure to Maintain Control.

 

ARREST

posted 5/30/22

On 5/30/2022, Lyon County Deputies placed Mandy Davis, 44, of Rock Rapids, under arrest. Davis was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Interference with Official Acts- Dangerous Weapon, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations using a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Driving, Improper Brake Light & Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle.  

Arrest

posted 5/27/22

On 5/27/2022 Dane Long 30, of Inwood IA. Was arrested on a warrant that stemmed from a probation violation in Lyon County. Long was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

ARREST

posted 5/26/22

On May 25, 2022, at approximately 8:40 PM, a Lyon County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Lily Avenue for a registration and equipment violation. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit followed. The pursuit continued westbound on IA Highway 9. Another Lyon County Deputy was able to successfully deploy stop sticks near the intersection of Highway 9 and Indian Avenue. The suspect vehicle then went off road and became stuck in a field/ditch and the suspect took off on foot. The suspect was apprehended a short time later and was identified as Daniel Lingar, 24, of Sioux Falls. Lingar was charged as follows:

 

Class D Felony

Eluding

Fugitive from Justice

 

Serious Misdemeanors

Criminal Mischief 4th Degree

OWI (drugged) 1st Offense

Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)

 

Simple Misdemeanors

Interference with Official Acts

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Reckless Driving

Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway (2 counts)

Defective Tires

Window or Windshield Requirements

Speeding (100 in 55 mph zone)

No Valid Driver’s License

Failure to Maintain Control

Failure to Display Registration Plates

 

Lingar was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was additionally served with 2 outstanding warrants from Minnehaha County, SD. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Trackside Towing.(TB)

ARREST

posted 5/26/22

On May 23, 2022, at approximately 1:52 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office where dispatched to a residence outside of George.  As a result Kent Vink, age 30, of George, Iowa was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for violation of a no contact order.

ACCIDENT

posted 5/26/22

May 24th, 2022, at 2:00 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident near 1st Ave and S. Union Street in Rock Rapids. Cora Koel (87) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2006 Buick and attempting to turn onto S Union Street and did not see Stanley Sasker (76) of Luverne, who was operating a 2013 Silverado and trailer traveling south. Koel’s vehicle struck the rear of Sasker’s trailer causing approximately $4,000.00 dollars in damage to her vehicle. No damage was caused to Sasker’s trailer.

ARREST

posted 5/26/22

On 5/26/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested LeAnn Helwig, of Rock Rapids. Helwig was transported to the Lyon County Jail on charges of Driving While License Suspended, No Insurance, and Operating With Expired Registration, all simple misdemeanors.(TB)

 

ARREST

posted 5/24/22

On 5/24/2022, The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lindsey Jensen, 36, of Sioux Falls SD. Jensen was wanted for Failure to Appear in Lyon County.

Arrest

posted 5/23/22

On 5/23/2022, Melissa Radley, 28, of Luverne MN. was arrested on one count of Possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of criminal mischief 5th degree, and one count of interference with official acts. These charges stemmed from a report of vandalism at Island park in Rock Rapids IA. which resulted in Deputies discovering controlled substances in Radley’s possession. Radley was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (SW)

 

ARREST

posted 5/22/22

On May 21, 2022 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on 180th St. near Eagle Ave.  As the result Heraldo Jhoy Najarro De Leon, age 25, of Sheldon, Iowa was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for driving while license revoked and no SR-22.(TB)

ACCIDENT

posted 5/22/22

On May 20, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriffs Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the 260th St and Hickory Ave intersection. Lane Driesen of Hull, IA was driving a 2004 Ford F150 eastbound on 260th St. Christopher Schwartze of Rock Rapids, IA was driving a 2016 GMC Yukon XL northbound on Hickory Ave. The vehicles collided in the intersection resulting in approximately $8,000 in damages to the Ford and approximately $16,000 in damages to the GMC. Schwartze was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Doon Fire and Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside Repair.

ARREST

posted 5/22/22

On 5/22/2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Moises Santiago Rodriguez, 40, of Huron, SD, for No Valid Driver’s License and Providing False Identification Information, both simple misdemeanors. Santiago Rodriguez was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(TB)

ARREST

posted 5/21/22

On May 20, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ervin Lopez Sis, age 24, of Sioux Falls, SD. Lopez Sis was charged with failure to have a valid drivers license and failure to comply with order of a peace officer.

 

ARREST

posted 5/21/22

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Marvin Lopau, age 49, of Sibley, IA. Lopau was charged with driving while suspended, failure to file SR-22 insurance, and registration violations.

ARREST

posted 5/19/22

On May 18, 2022, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Korey Nelson, age 52, of Alvord.  Nelson was arrested for driving while license revoked, a serious misdemeanor.  (dv)

 

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 uninjured. 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)

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