Law Enforcement Reports

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Law Enforcement Reports

Pocahontas, IA (KICD)–An Eagle Grove man had to be extricated from his vehicle after a four vehicle accident.

At 10 Tuesday morning, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office responded to numerous calls about an accident three and a half miles north on Highway four outside of Pocahontas. According to authorities, 73-year-old Ronald Derscheid of Eagle Grove was traveling north in the southbound lane when he collided with 60-year-old Robert Erickson of Algona who was driving a semi trailer southbound. Derscheid’s vehicle then spun off and collided with 64-year-old James Luetje who also was driving a semi trailer southbound. After that, Derscheid then headed northbound out of control when 22-year-old Breannah Krips of Havelock swerved into the ditch avoiding his vehicle.

The Pocahontas Fire Department extricated Derscheid from his vehicle using the jaws-of-life. He was then transported by ambulance to the Pocahontas Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Agencies assisting were the Pocahontas Ambulance, Laurens Ambulance, and the Pocahontas Police Department.

Hull, IA (KICD)–A Hull woman was seriously injured in a Tuesday afternoon ATV accident north of Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Mary Boeve was backing a 2010 Yamaha Grizzly four wheeler when the throttle apparently became stuck. The ATV over-turned, trapping Boeve underneath it. A passenger, 6-year-old Joseph Freeman of Sheldon, was ejected from the vehicle.

Boeve received serious injuries. Freeman received minor injuries. Both were transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by Hull Ambulance. Boeve was later transferred to Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls by air ambulance

Hull Firefighters assisted.

Estherville, IA (KICD)–Two Estherville teens were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a firearm.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accidental shooting just after one in the afternoon Tuesday. 19-year-old Sierrah Rivera and 18-year-old Dylan Petersen were shooting a .22 caliber rifle one and a half mile southwest of Estherville at Cheever Lake. While holding the rifle, Rivera slipped and fell causing the rife to discharge. The bullet struck Petersen in the left bicep and Rivera injured an arm during the fall.

Both were treated for injuries at the Avera Holy Family Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–A Storm Lake man has been arrested after peeping in a residence’s windows.

Storm Lake police arrived at the residence of 1623 Violet Lane in response to a call of a man peeping in the windows. 63-year-old Dewayne Teepe was stopped by officers after attempting to flee the area.

According to police, Teepe used false information as to what he was doing in the area. He was then arrested for Criminal Trespass, Interference with Official Acts, and Peeping.

Teepe was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 bond.

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday evening.

Storm Lake Police were called to the intersection of Lake Avenue and 8th Street shortly after 5:00 p.m. and determined that 61-year-old Lynn Hogrefe of Storm Lake was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue when she struck 20-year-old Andrew Brown of Storm Lake, who was crossing the street near 8th Street.

Brown was injured and was transported to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

An investigation determined that Brown was crossing Lake Avenue on foot from the Super 8 Motel parking lot and moving towards East 8th Street and was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic when the Hogrefe struck him.

No charges were filed.

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–Police have arrested a former Liberty Food Service employee for theft.

Storm Lake Police responded to a report of a theft at Liberty Food Service in Storm Lake Monday. Staff advised police that 43-year-old Patrick Kruger of Alta allegedly stole around $2,000 of cash deposits between February and May.

Following an investigation, Kruger was arrested Tuesday and charged with Theft 2nd Degree. He was placed in the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The Lyon County sheriff says a farmer was within his rights to fatally shoot three St. Bernards that were eating one of the farmer’s show goats.

The incident occurred Sunday in Rock Rapids when Mike Bus discovered the dogs eating a goat in its pen. Bus got a gun and shot them, then called the authorities. Another of Bus’ goats had been killed the day before by a dog or dogs.

Amy Fluit says she and her family have known the neighboring Bus family for years and that Bus knew the dogs were her family’s pets.

Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep (stoop) says Bus had a right to protect his property from the dogs. No arrests are contemplated.

Sioux City, IA (KICD)–A Rock Rapids man who distributed child pornography, was a drug user in possession of a firearm, and destroyed evidence was sentenced last week to five and a half years in prison.

27-year-old Lennon Slade received the sentence after a February guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of destruction of evidence, and a May guilty plea to one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

Slade was sentenced to 66 months’ imprisonment and must also serve a five-year term of supervised release. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Forde Fairchild and Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.