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February 14, 2024 at approximately 6:10pm, Darwin Dean Van Maasdam, age 73, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger eastbound on Hwy 9 near Taft Ave when he lost control due to wind and ice/snowy road conditions.  The Ranger entered the south ditch and overturned receiving approximately $5,000 in damage.  Van Maasdam was assisted out of the vehicle by a passerby and taken to his residence in Ocheyedan.  

February 12, 2024, Martin Bernard Struthers, age 47, of Sioux City, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating While Under the Influence, Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but seven (7) days suspended and with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a $1,875.00 fine, 15% crime services surcharge, courts costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.  The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation, and follow any treatment, rehabilitation, or monitoring program as recommended by said evaluation. The Defendant is placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.  The Defendant shall successfully complete a drinking driver's course as directed by the Defendant's probation officer.  If the Defendant's license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant's license.

February 10, 2024, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Tanner Albert Bendt, age 20, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Beldt was also issued citations for Possession/Purchase of Alcohol by Person 18/19/20, and Misuse of License or ID to Purchase Alcohol.  Bendt was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $1,000 unsecured signature bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 8th Ave and 6th St in Sibley.

February 7, 2024, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Kiley Ryan Akers, age 22, of Sibley, IA on a warrant for Nobles County, MN.  Akers was booked into the Osceola County Jail and later extradited to Nobles County Jail in MN.

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