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June 15, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested David William White, age 60, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  White booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a report of a possible intoxicated driver on 2nd Ave in Sibley.

June 14, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Frank Carl Wellenstein, age 56, of Sioux City, IA for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated - 1st Offense and  Possession or Carrying of Dangerous Weapons while under the Influence, both Serious Misdemeanors, and Open Container.  Wellenstein was also issued a citation for Speeding.   Wellenstein was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 9 and Starling Ave.

On Saturday, June 13th, 2020, an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Terry Lee Hatting, age 47, of Hull, Iowa for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated, 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Hatting was booked into the Osceola County Jail and later released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 60 near 270th Street. 

On Friday, June 5th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old, Michael Anthony Hangman, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The arrest stemmed from a pursuit that began in southern Minnesota and ended in Sibley, Iowa.

A Nobles County Deputy observed Hangman’s vehicle traveling 120 mph during the pursuit. As the pursuit approached Sibley, an Osceola County Deputy observed the vehicle traveling 98 mph in a 55-mph zone. The vehicle was located behind a residence on 9th Street in Sibley. Hangman was found hiding in the garage of the residence and taken into custody. Witnesses in Minnesota observed Hangman fire a handgun out of the vehicle before the pursuit began.

Deputies located a sawed-off 12ga shotgun behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle driven by Hangman. Two baggies of plant material consistent with marijuana, a scale with methamphetamine residue and a package of new baggies were also located inside the vehicle.

Hangman was charged with several alleged offenses including; eluding, a class D felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony; possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, with intent to deliver, a class D felony; possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor; speeding and no valid driver’s license, both simple misdemeanors. Hangman was booked into the Osceola County jail and is being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

May 29, 2020, Wesley Gerald Hanson, age 29, of Ocheyedan, IA was convicted of the crime of No Driver's License, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $200.00, plus a 35% surcharge of $70.00, all court costs, and restitution of court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for four (4) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

May 24, 2020, at approximately 4:00am, Mark Edward Buley, age 22, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus southbound on L36 when it approached the curve for L36 at 230th St.  Buley failed to see the curve and the Taurus left the roadway and went airborne into the ditch then rolled on to it's top.  The Taurus received approximately $5,000 in damage. Buley received minor injuries.   Buley was cited for Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Failure to Maintain Control. 

May 23, 2020, Felipe Ambriz Becerra, age 29, of Worthington, MN was arrested on three Osceola County warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear - Contempt Hearing.  Ambriz Becerra was booked into the Osceola County Jail and is being held on a $4,300 bond.

May 22, 2020, Gary Ulyssess Stallings II, age 40, of Peterson, IA was arrested on two Osceola County warrants for Failure to Appear - original charges two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Theft 4th Degree.  Stallings was booked into the Osceola County Jail and is being held on a $2,000 bond.

May 21, 2020, Christopher Neal Hofmann, age 31, of Harris, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without the Owner's Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, committed on January 15, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for four (4) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  

May 18, 2020, Donna Patricia Macmain was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, committed on June 22, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $3,125.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $1,093.75, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for three hundred sixty-five (365) days with all but thirty (30) days suspended during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for five (5) days twenty-one (21) hours and fifty-seven (57) minutes already served.

May 4, 2020 at approximately 9:25pm, Victoria Marie Funk, age 40, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy HHR northbound Pierce Ave near the 260th St intersection when a deer entered the roadway.  The HHR struck the deer causing approximately $9,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported. 

 

On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020, after midnight, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen vehicle from Elm Dr in Sibley.  At approximately 3AM, an Osceola County Deputy located the vehicle in Sibley, driven by a juvenile male.  The juvenile was cited into court for operating without owner’s consent, an aggravated misdemeanor and issued a citation for driving without a valid driver’s license.

 

May 2, 2020, at approximately 7:25pm, Karlea Michelle Schmith, age 48, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu registered to Ronda Rogne of Hartley, IA.  Schmith was driving south in the 1700 mile of Polk Ave when she lost control of the vehicle and drove into the west ditch.  The vehicle then drove into a farm field and off a field driveway, coming to rest in the ditch.  Schmith was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance was possible injuries.  The Malibu received approximately $8,000 in damage.  

May 2, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Jacob Alyn Naviaux, age 29, of Ocheyedan, IA for Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Naviaux was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance in Ocheyedan.

April 30, 2020 at approximately 9:30pm, Paul Alan Hensch, age 58, of Harrisburg, SD was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on the 5500 mile of 220th St when a deer entered the roadway.  The Dodge struck the deer causing approximately $2,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

 

April 26, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Jaime Sergio Valerio Gutierrez, age 42, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Valerio Gutierrez was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on the 900 block of 3rd Ave in Sibley.

April 20, 2020 at 11:15am the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a tractor rollover accident in the 6500 mile of 240th St southwest of May City.  The Deputy was met by the Melvin and May City rescue teams at the scene.  The victim was still under the tractor in the north ditch.  The victim, 77 year old Kenneth Boernsen of rural Hartley, IA, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It appears the victim was transporting a section of an old loader with his loader bucket raised when he tipped over into the ditch.  The tractor then rolled over top of him.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Sibley Ambulance at the scene.

April 19, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Michele Renee Zeisler, age 50, of Milford, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Zeisler was also cited for Open Container and Speeding.  Zeisler was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $2,000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 9 and Hwy 59

Just after midnight  on Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Sibley after receiving a report of a possible fight in progress.  Deputies arrived and arrested Allen Rolfes, age 45, of Sibley, for allegedly assaulting the homeowner.  Rolfes was transported to the Osceola County Jail and held on a $300 bond for simple misdemeanor assault.

April 11, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Michele Renee Zeisler, age 50, of Milford, IA for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Zeisler was also cited for Open Container and Speeding.  Zeisler was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  She was later released on a $1000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop one mile east of Highway 9 and Highway 59.

April 9, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Daryl Dean Heibult, age 51, of Sibley, IA on an Osceola County warrant.  Heibult was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,300 bond.

April 7, 2020 Andrea Norine White, age 46, of Vermillion, SD was driving a 2014 Ford Focus registered to A&B Business Equipment of Sioux Falls, SD eastbound on Hwy 9 1/2 mile east of Taft Ave when a 5 foot piece of black plastic tile came off a trailer that was westbound on Highway 9.  The tile went into the eastbound lane and the Ford struck the debris causing approximately $1,400 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

April 6, 2020, at approximately 2:53pm, Richard William Engelkes, age 62, of Sibley, IA was driving a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan eastbound in the 200 block of 9th Street in Sibley.  Allen James Nelson, age 58, of Sibley, IA was backing a 2002 Buick Regal registered to Deanne Renee Nelson Vonwald of Owatonna, MN from a parking spot on 9th St.  Nelson failed to see the Buick driving eastbound and collided.  The Dodge received approximately $800 in damage and the Buick received approximately $4000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 27, 2020, James Allen Whittaker, age 44, of Sheldon, IA was found guilty of the crime of Eluding, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on September 20, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge or $218.75, all court costs,the Sheriff's room board and medical fees, if paid by the Sheriff, court appointed attorney's fees, and a $300.00 probation supervision fee.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for one-hundred eighty (180) days with all time suspended except for seven (7) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for eighteen (18) hours and thirty-seven (37) minutes already served.

On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received information that individuals were using marijuana at a residence on 10th Street in Sibley.  Deputies responded to the residence and made contact with two males in the residence.  During the contact, deputies located and seized plant material consistent with marijuana and drug paraphernalia commonly used to ingest marijuana.  As a result, Michael Augustus Scheidt, age 27, was cited into court for the alleged offenses; possession of a controlled substance 1st offense (a serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (a simple misdemeanor). 

March 21, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Bradley John Johnson, age 32, of Spirit Lake, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Johnson was also issued citations for Open Container and Expired Registration.  Johnson was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  Johnson was released the following day on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 180th St and White Ave.

March 20, 2020 at approximately 2:51am, Ronisha L Stennis, age 29, of Omaha, NE was driving a 2017 Volvo registered to Spee Dee Delivery Serv Inc of St Cloud, MN.  Stennis was traveling northbound on Hwy 60 1/2 mile south of the state line when she lost control due to the high winds and icy road.  The Volvo then jackknifed and went into the northbound ditch.  The Volvo received approximately $7,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 19, 2020 at approximately 6:50pm, Forrest Chadwick Biller, age 31, of Sheldon, IA was driving a 2018 Freightliner registered to the Cooperative Farmers Elevator of Rock Valley, IA.  Biller was driving eastbound in the 6100 mile of Hwy 9.  As the Freightliner was climbing a hill, it lost traction and began sliding off of the road.  The semi then jack knifed and came to rest in the north ditch.  The Freightliner received approximately $4,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported. 

March 17, 2020, Aiden James Ellis, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on October 27, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $315.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees. An additional drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10.00, and Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge of $125.00 are assessed.  The Defendant is further sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

On Sunday, March 15th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a juvenile during a traffic stop near Melvin, Iowa.  The juvenile was cited for driving without a valid driver's license and charged for allegedly possessing a controlled substance – marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, after green plant material consistent with marijuana and a marijuana roach were located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The juvenile was transported to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and later released to a guardian. 

March 14, 2020, at approximately 6:30pm, Allyson Beth Johnson, age 19, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2009 Saturn Vue eastbound on 230th St and lost control while navigating a left curve at the intersection of Olive Ave.  The Saturn entered the east ditch and rolled over.  The Saturn received approximately $8,000 in damage.   No injuries were reported. Johnson was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.  Sibley Ambulance assisted at the scene.

March 14, 2020 at approximately 10:35am, Peter Cornelius Runia, age 87, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2005 Buick Park Ave westbound on A22/170th St east of Hwy 59 when the vehicle went onto the right shoulder.  Runia then over corrected and lost control sliding backwards into the south ditch coming to rest under a barb wire fence.  The Buick received approximately $1,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 10, 2020 Jerry Lee Bosma, age 66, of Sanborn, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, committed on July 14, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $3,750.00, a thirty-five percent (35)% surcharge of $1,312.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for ten (10) days during a one (1) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for fourteen (1) hours and one (1) minute already served.

March 10, 2020, Peggy Jo Binkley, age 48, of Okoboji, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While License was Suspended, Denied, or Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on October 19, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,000.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $350.00, all court costs, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is further sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

March 8, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Sara Berihu Gebrehiwot, age 23, of Sibley, IA for alleged Assault and Public Intoxication, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Gebrehiwot was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at a residence in Sibley, IA.

March 4, 2020 at approximately 12:55pm, Ginger Marie French, age 47, of Spencer, IA was backing a 2017 Nissan Rogue from a parking stall on 3rd Ave near 9th St in Sibley when she turned too sharp and backed into the side of a legally parked 2014 Kia Forte owned by Jennifer Zamorano of Sibley.  The Nissan received approximately $900 in damage and the Kia received approximately $2,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 4, 2020, at approximately 11:00pm, Greg V McVey, age 60, of Lincoln, NE was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion northbound on Hwy 60 in the 2100 mile when a deer entered the roadway.  The Toyota struck the deer causing approximately $10,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

February 27, 2020, at approximately 12:57pm, Leroy Allen Hassebroek, age 65, of Little Rock, IA was driving a 2017 Ram 2500 westbound on Hwy 9 when he crossed the center line and struck a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Rachel Maria Leiting, age 59, of Worthington, MN who was eastbound on Hwy 9 head on.  Leiting had to be extracted from the vehicle by Sibley Fire and Rescue and transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center with possible incapacitating injuries by the Sibley Ambulance. The Ram received approximately $25,000 in damage and the Traverse received approximately $20,000 in damage.  Hassebroek did not report any injuries and was cited for Driving on the Wrong Side of a Two-Way Highway.

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020, an Osceola County Sheriff's Deputy arrested Tristan Dillon Yackley, age 22, of Worthington, Minnesota,  for the alleged offenses; Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 at Truman Avenue north of Ocheyedan.  During the traffic stop, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from Yackley.  Yackley admitted to smoking marijuana and that there was paraphernalia in his vehicle.  Yackley was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,300 bond.

February 25, 2020, Samuel Henry Seivert, age 42, of Royal, IA was found guilty of the crimes of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving While Barred as a Habitual Offender, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on July 24, 2019.  On the charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, the Defendant shall pay a fine of $315, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, the costs of this action and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse education surcharge of $10, and Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge of $125 shall be assessed.  On the charge of Driving While Barred the Defendant is to pay a fine of $625, a thirty-five percent surcharge of $218.75, all court costs, the Sheriff's room and board fees, and court appointed attorney's fees, however the fine and 35% surcharge shall be waived.  The Defendant is sentenced to one hundred twenty days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for eight (8) days, zero (0) hours, forty-four (44) minutes with credit for eight (8) days, zero (0) hours, forty-four (44) minutes already served.  The Defendant shall be placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for one (1) year.

February 15, 2020 at approximately 9:00am, Anibal Ronaldo Gonzalez Sebastian, age 31, of Worthington, MN was driving a 1993 Toyota SR5 registered to Esperanza Ramirez Sebastian of Worthington, MN.  The Toyota was traveling south on Hwy 60 south of the state line and lost traction as it attempted to maneuver the slight right curve.  The vehicle then entered the median, rolling over and ended up on the passenger side partially covering the inside lane of Hwy 60 northbound.  The Toyota received approximately $5,000 in damage.  Two juvenile females were transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley ambulance with possible minor injuries.  Gonzalez Sebastian was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and No Valid Driver's License.  The Sibley and Bigelow Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

February 13, 2020 at approximately 5:40am, Give Taka Lewi, age 25, of George, IA was driving a 2000 Buick Lesabre registered to Best Auto of Spencer, IA.  Lewi was driving eastbound on 210th St near McKinley Ave when he struck a snow bank and rolled the vehicle.  The Buick received approximately $4,000 in damage.  Lewi was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, Driving While Suspended, and Driving Under Suspension - No SR22.  

February 11, 2020, Margaret Mae Jakobson, age 30, of Maurice, IA Re: Case# AGCR006619 was found guilty of the crimes of Driving While Barred as a Habitual Violator, and Possession of Methamphetamine, Second Offense, both Aggravated Misdemeanors committed on May 25, 2019. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $940.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $329, all court costs, and restitution of any court appointed attorney's fees. On each count the Defendant is sentenced to one-hundred eighty (180) days with all time suspended except for fifteen (15) days.  Re: Case# AGCR006698 the Defendant was found guilty of the crime of Theft in the Fourth Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on November 15, 2019.The Defendant shall pay a fine of $315, a thirty-five percent (35) surcharge of $110.25, restitution of court appointed attorney's fees, and an additional Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge in the amount of $125.00.  However, the fine and 35% surcharge shall be suspended.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for sixty (60) days with all time suspended except for ten (10) days.  This sentence shall be imposed consecutively to the sentence imposed in Osceola Co Criminal No. AGCR006619.  The Defendant shall be placed on formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of two (2) years.

February 11, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Edgar Everardo Ramos Lopez, age 21, of Sioux Center, IA for allegedly Driving While License Under Suspension and Providing False Identification Information, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Ramos Lopez was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and later released after posting a $600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at A22/170th St and L40/Pierce Ave after receiving a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 60.

February 11, 2020 just before 3:00am, an observant Osceola County Deputy discovered a machine shed on fire on Walnut Ave north of Harris while out on patrol.  When the deputy arrived the machine shed was fully engulfed and partially collapsed.  The Harris Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the fire.   The Sibley Ambulance also assisted at the scene.

February 10, 2020, Seth Michael Jurrens, age 38, of Little Rock, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, committed on December 14, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,875, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $656.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees. An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10 is also assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time but seven (7) days suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

February 10, 2020, Jose Pinedo Curiel, age 26, of Sioux City, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, First Offense, committed on September 22, 2017.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10 is also assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

On Friday February 7, 2020 at 8:30pm the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 431 4th Street in Ashton. Johnny Pierce, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail. Pierce was charged with alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Pierce was held on a $1300 cash/surety bond. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

February 7, 2020 at approximately 1:08pm, Austin Lee Carlson, age 23, of Milaca, MN was driving a 2012 Toyota Prius registered to BRB Service Partners LLC of Fridley, MN.  Carlson was southbound on Hwy 60 near 170th St when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle.  The Prius then slid into the ditch and rolled onto it's side.  The Prius received approximately $2,000 in damage.  The Sibley Fire Department and Sibley Ambulance assisted at the scene.  

On February 4th, 2020, an Osceola County deputy made a traffic stop on a Red Chevy Silverado near Mile Marker 40 on Hwy 60 for crossing the center line several times.  Upon contact the deputy became suspicious of the driver, Cole Joseph Schnider, age 30, of Sheldon, IA, for allegedly being under the influence.  Upon investigation and assistance from the Sioux County Sheriff's Department Drug Recognition Expert, Schnider was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence-drugged.  Schnider was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1000 bond.

On February 3, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office charged Brooke Manitz, age 23, of Little Rock, IA with Theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Manitz allegedly took money and a gift card total over $300 from her employer Country View Manor.  The theft occurred some time around the middle of January 2020.

On February 1, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested John Michael Bugay, age 21 of Sheldon, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 west of Sibley. Bugay was arrested for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated –Drugged, 1st offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, 1st offense both Serious Misdemeanors. Bugay was booked into the Osceola County Jail and was later released after posting a $1000 cash or surety bond.

January 17, 2020 at approximately 11:30am, Daniel Martin Sasse, age 60, of Ashton, IA was driving a 2018 Ford F150 registered to Raveling Inc of Melvin, IA southbound on Hwy 60 1/2 mile south of mile marker 45.  Jeremy McKeown, age 42, of Pierce, NE was driving a 2020 Peterbilt registered to Vulcraft Carrier Corp of Norfolk, NEm also southbound.  Another semi passed the F150 creating a white out condition.  Sasse then collided with the trailer of McKeown's semi in the same lane.  The F150 received approximately $10,000 and the semi received approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  The Ashton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

January 14, 2020 at approximately 4:12am, Michael Allen Roth, age 54, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2004 Ford Freestar westbound on Hwy 9.  Jose Alejandro Zabala Rodriguez, age 21, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2017 Chevy Express G3500 registered to Annette Perez Kemper of Worthington, MN southbound on Tanager Ave.  Zabala Rodriguez failed to obey the stop sign and struck the Freestar in the right rear.  The Freestar then spun around and came to rest in the south ditch of Hwy 9.  The Express G3500 continued south on Tanager Ave and struck a utility pole in the left front.  The Freestar received  approximately $5,000 in damage and the Express G3500 received approximately $10,000 in damage.  Zabala Rodriguez was issued a citation for Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device.

January 14, 2020, Juan Jose Aguirre Gomez, age 26, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of Driving While Suspended.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $250, a criminal penalty surcharge of thirty-five percent (35%) and the court costs in the amount of $60.  Aguirre Gomez was also found guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall be confined to the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days with all time suspended except for two (2) days minus credit for time served. On this charge the Defendant is ordered to pay a fine of $65, applicable surcharge ($35), and domestic abuse surcharge of $100, court costs of $100

January 13, 2020,at approximately 5:45pm,  Logan Phillip Johnson, age 20, of Cresco, IA was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car southbound on Hwy 60 south of 100th St when he lost control due to the icy road conditions.  The Lincoln entered the west ditch and overturned causing approximately $2,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  The Bigelow Fire Department assisted at the scene.​

January 13, 2020, at approximately 4:15pm, Montchai Lilitanasab, age 62, of Bakersfield, CA was driving a 2011 Freightliner southbound on Hwy 60 north of 200th St and lost control due to the icy road conditions.  Lilitanasab then over-corrected the steering wheel causing the semi to jackknife in the center median.  The Freightliner received approximately $3,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

January 12, 2020, Allison Monica Lorenz, age 26, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the crime of Theft in the Fifth Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is assessed a fine of $65.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $22.75, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, court costs and victim restitution in the amount of $133.00.  

January 8, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Shaun Michael Arispe, age 29, of Ashton, IA and Heather Lynn Kruger, age 29, of George, IA.  Arispe was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and Driving While License Suspended.  Kruger was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and is also being held on a Clay County warrant for Violation of Probation.  Arispe and Kruger were transported to the Osceola County Jail where they are being held on $5,000 bonds each.

On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on 4th Street in Ashton.  Deputies arrested Tiffany May McKee, age 29, and Amanda Leigh Fairbanks, age 37, both of Ashton. McKee was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st offense-methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, both serious misdemeanors and also possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  McKee was transported to the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,300 bond; and later released on a surety bond. Fairbanks was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors.  Fairbanks was also booked into jail and held on a $600 bond; and later released by the Magistrate on her own recognizance.   The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted with the investigation. 

On January 7, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at 230th St and Nettle Ave.  Virgil Junior Martin, age 26, Ashley Sue Kizzire, age 31, Amanda Anderson, age 36, and Jackson Zackery Eickholt, age 23, all of Estherville, IA were arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail.  Martin, Kizzire, Anderson, and Eickholt were all charged with Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Martin and Eickholt were also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Anderson was issues a warning for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.  Martin was released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond and was transferred to Emmet County for a warrant.  Anderson was released after posting a $1,000 bond.  Kizzire and Eickholt are currently being held in the Osceola County Jail with their bonds set at $1,000 each.

On Saturday January 4, 2020 the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 520 10th Street in Sibley, Iowa. An Ipad that had been reported stolen from Minnesota was retrieved.  Jacob Harms, age 20, of Sibley was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, and Theft 4th Degree for possession of stolen property.

January 7, 2020 Nathan Andrew Barker, age 30, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Failure to Comply with Iowa Sex Offender Registry Requirements - First Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is sentenced to one-hundred eighty (180) days in the Osceola County Jail with all of that time suspended except for thirty (30) days which must be served.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, the costs of this action, and restitution of all court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant shall be placed on informal probation for a period of one (1) year to the Osceola County Sheriff.

January 6, 2020, Amanda Lynn Christine Denoble, age 33, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, all court costs, the Sheriff's room and board fees, and court appointed attorney's fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for ninety (90) days with eighty-six (86)days suspended with credit for time already served during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

On Friday, January 3rd, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on 2nd Avenue in Ashton.  Deputies arrested Alicia Marie Abrahamson, age 32, Justin David Haubrich, age 43 and Brandie Jo Vander Plaats, age 37, all of Ashton. 

Abrahamson was charged with possession of controlled substance 1st offense-methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Abrahamson was held on a $1,300 bond.

Haubrich was charged with possession of controlled substance 2nd offense – methamphetamine, an aggravated misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Haubrich was held on a $2,300 bond. 

Vander Plaats was charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd offense – methamphetamine, fail to affix tax stamp and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, all class D felonies.  She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Vander Plaats was held on $15,300 bond.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and the Division of Narcotics Enforcement.  

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