Press Releases

On Friday, March 19th, 2021, Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Christopher Michael Bosma, age 48, of Lake Park, Iowa on a valid felony warrant for Vehicular Homicide – Intoxication, a Class “B” felony and Vehicular Homicide – Reckless Driving, a Class “C” felony.  Bosma was booked into the Osceola County jail and held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.  The alleged charges stemmed from the technical investigation of the July 18th, 2020 fatal crash west of Harris, Iowa which resulted in the death of Kelsie Kae Sturm.  The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.

March 12, 2021, Ronald Tribble, age 33, of Sioux Falls, SD pled guilty to the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve 30 days in the Osceola County Jail with all but 48 hours suspended with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,250, and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of one (1) year. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete a drinking driver's course.

March 12, 2021, Jeffrey Scott Ferdig, age 53, of Carroll, IA pled guilty to the crime of Theft, 1st Degree, a class C Felony.  The Defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years. The Defendant is committed to the custody of the Director, Iowa Department of Corrections. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,370.00, a fifteen percent (15%) surcharge of $205.50. Fine and Criminal Services Surcharge are suspended. The Defendant shall receive credit for 133 days time served.

March 9, 2021, Kayla Marie Hofer, age 33, of Sioux Falls, SD was found guilty of the crime of Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Judgment shall enter against the Defendant in the amount of $65.00 in satisfaction of the penalty, plus applicable surcharge(s) and court costs.

March 5, 2021, at approximately 7:00pm, Theodore Edward Souvignier, age 33, of Canton, SD was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram eastbound on Hwy 9 and hit a deer crossing the road near Sorrell Ave.  The Ram received approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 5, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Ilyas Abdulrahman Berento, age 30, of Minneapolis, MN for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Berento was also issued a citation for Speeding.  Berento was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 60 and 240th St.

March 2, 2021, Mark Allen Kruse, age 61, of George, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Barred, as a Habitual Offender committed on August 30, 2020. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $855.00, a fifteen percent (15%) surcharge of $128.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  Said fine and surcharge are suspended. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for ninety (90) days with eighty-six (86) days suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant is presently required to serve four (4) days with credit given for any time already served.

February 18, 2021, Justin David Haubrich, age 45, of Ashton, IA was found guilty of the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $65.00, a criminal penalty surcharge of fifteen (15) percent and the court costs of this case.

February 16, 2021, Melvin Charles Locke, age 53, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Harassment, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is ordered to pay a fine of $65.00, a criminal penalty surcharge of thirty-five (35) percent and the court costs of this case.  The Court orders that the Defendant pay court costs in the amount of $60.00.  The applicable surcharge shall be 15% as opposed to the 35% stated above.

February 16, 2021, Jeremiah Hosea Prieto, age 20, of Sibley was convicted of the crime of Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is fined $60.00, plus the applicable surcharge of 15%, and court costs of $60.00

February 16, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Sixto Ramirez, age 21, of Worthington, MN for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, and Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1st Offense, both Serious Misdemeanor.  Ramirez was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Ramirez was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 60 Exit 48.

February 14, 2021, at approximately 7:35pm, Eva Lopez Gomez, age 24, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy Traverse, registered to Abimael Lopez Gomez, of Sibley, IA eastbound on 7th St in Sibley. According to Lopez Gomez, an unidentified gray Ford pickup was driving northbound on 5th Ave and failed to stop at the intersection, colliding with the rear passenger door causing the Traverse to spin out.  The Traverse received approximately $1,500 in damage.  The accident remains under investigation.

February 14, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Perry Evans Helms Jr, age 23, of Sibley, IA on active Osceola County warrants for Sex Offender Registration Violation - 1st Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Violation of No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Helms was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 bond.

February 14, 2021, shortly after midnight, an Osceola County Deputy observed a black 2011 Ford Fusion driving northbound on Northwest Blvd.  The driver failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Hwy 9, veered through the intersection and struck a street sign, causing approximately $5,000 in damage to the vehicle.  The driver, identified as Calin Larios Gutierrez, age 24, of Sheldon, IA was arrested for alleged Forgery, a Class D Felony, Identity Theft under $1,500, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Larios Gutierrez was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  He was released after posting a $5,000 cash bond. A passenger in the vehicle, Domingo Ralios Gomez, age 21, of Sheldon, IA was also charged with Forgery and Identity Theft under $1,500.  Ralios Gomez also posted a $5,000 cash bond.

February 14, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Tyler Lynn Ober, age 29, of Rushmore, MN for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine 1st Offense, and Operating While Under the Influence 1st Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors.  Ober was also issued a citation for No Valid Driver's License.  Ober was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $1,000  cash bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop in the 1400 mile of Oriole Ave.

February 9, 2021, Christian Lee Schrier, age 19, of Sibley, IA pled guilty to Driving While License Suspended and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability.  The Court orders that the Defendant pay a fine of $575.00, a criminal penalty surcharge of thirty-five (35) percent, and the court costs of this case.  The applicable surcharge shall be 15% as opposed to the 35%.

February 9, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Tila Ann Passow, age 46, of Sheldon, IA for alleged Violation of No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Passow was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  She was released on a $300.00 unsecured appearance bond.  

February 9, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested James Daniel Shaughnessy, age 34, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Shaughnessy was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $500.00 unsecured appearance bond.

February 8, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Suzi Fae Lingle, age 36, of Ashton, IA for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Lingle was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,300 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop in the 5900 mile of A22.

February 8, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Mark Allen Kruse, age 61, of George, IA for allegedly Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Kruse was also cited for Open Container, No Insurance, Operation of Unregistered Vehicle, and No Driver's License.  Kruse was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from  a traffic stop at Hwy 60 and 200th St.

February 7, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrest Wendy Hernandez Martinez, age 19, of Bellevue, NE for alleged Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Hernandez Martinez was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 60 and 120th St.

February 6, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at Hwy 60 and 230th St on a speeding vehicle.  The traffic stop resulted in the arrests of Isis Akasa Schreiber, age 23, of Green Bay, WI ; Jermain Tyler Catfish, age 19, of de Pere, WI ; Sean Lee Schreiber, age 24, of Green Bay, WI ; and Grant James Gomeyosh, age 23, of Neopit, WI.  The four were all charged with Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  They were transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on bonds of $1,300.

On the evening of Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Cody Michael Crews, age 20, of Ocheyedan Iowa for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated – 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. Crews was transported and booked into the Osceola County jail. Crews was also cited for driving while suspended and possession of tobacco under legal age, both simple misdemeanors.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 east of Ocheyedan.

January 28, 2021, James Daniel Shaughnessy, age 34, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of No Driver's License and sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail, with twenty-six (26) days suspended, with four (4) days to be served, during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff with credit for one (1) hour and twenty-five (25) minutes already served.  The Defendant is assessed a fine of $260.00, a 15% surcharge of $39.00, all court costs, nd restitution of court appointed attorney's fees.

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 shortly after midnight, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Nickoless Martin Heidebrink, age 41, of Sibley, Iowa for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated – 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Heidebrink was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop in Sibley. Heidebrink was held on a $1,000 bond. 

On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Heide Marie Jacobsma, age 50, of Allendorf, Iowa for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated – 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Jacobsma was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  She was released on her own recognizance.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop west of Ocheyedan on Highway 9.

 

January 15, 2021 at approximately 3:50pm, Tobias Andrew Cosgrove, age 57, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2015 Chevy Traverse northbound on 9th Ave in Sibley.  Landon Michael Edward McConnell, age 19, of Sibley, IA was driving a 1997 Mercury Sable registered to Jordan Klein of Sibley eastbound on 7th St.  The Sable was unable to stop for the stop sign.  Cosgrove attempted to avoid the collision and left the roadway colliding with a tree.  The Sable proceeded and left the scene and was later located.  The ice and snow covered roads contributed to the accident.  The Traverse received approximately $5,000 in damage and the Sable was not damaged.  No injuries were reported.

January 15, 2021 at approximately 1:45am, Jeremy Ryan VanMiddendorp, age 32, of Doon, IA was driving a 2003 Peterbilt loaded with hogs eastbound on Hwy 9 near Nest Ave.  Due to blizzard conditions and poor visibility, VanMiddendorp lost sight of the road and was driving on the south shoulder.  VanMiddendorp stopped, and got out of the vehicle to assess the situation.  The Peterbilt was leaning and tipped over into the south ditch. The Peterbilt and trailer received approximately $10,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

January 11, 2021, Arnulfo Neri Escamilla, age 43, of Storm Lake, IA was convicted of the crime of No Valid Driver's License.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $260.00, and a fifteen percent (15%) surcharge of $39.00.  The Defendant shall also pay the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees. The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with twenty-five (25) days suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.   The Defendant shall receive credit for any time previously served.

January 9, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Sheila Joanna Benz, age 59, of Melvin, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Benz was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  She was released on a $1,000 unsecured signature bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 250th St and Starling Ave. She was also issued a citation for Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability.

January 3, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Forrest Chadwick Biller, age 32, of Ashton, IA for alleged Domestic Abuse Assault Impeding Flow of Air/Blood, and Child Endangerment, both Class D Felonies.  Biller was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a domestic disturbance in Ashton.

January 1, 2021, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Boyer Saddam Nason, age 29, of Sibley, IA for alleged Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Nason was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 bond. The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at a residence in Sibley.

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