Law Enforcement Reports

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Law Enforcement Reports

Worthington, MN (KICD)—Multiple injuries were reported early this morning in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 near Worthington.

The Minnesota State Patrol said around 1:30 this morning, 29-year-old Altayeb Arbab-Azzein of Sioux Falls was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Express van eastbound when he lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went into the median and rolled.

Investigating officers said there were 15 people in the van; 13 of them were ejected. No names were immediately available. Arbab-Azzein was taken to Sanford Worthington Hospital by Worthington Ambulance. The number of other people injured in the crash was not immediately available.

The van was totaled. Assisting at the scene was the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Fire Department & Worthington Ambulance, Adrian Ambulance and the Worthington Police Department.

Sioux Center, IA (KICD)–An Alton woman was life flighted following a noon hour accident on Monday south of Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old Brian Fryhe of Cushing was was driving a 2011 Peterbuilt semi-tractor pulling a gravel trailer northbound on Highway 75 at 12:49 p.m. Fryhe stopped the truck and was waiting for oncoming traffic before turning west onto 420th Street. 19-year-old Shea Van Surksum was behind Fryhe, was not able to stop in time, and struck the rear of the gravel trailer.

Van Surksum became trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by the Sioux Center Fire Department. Van Surksum was transported by the Sioux Center ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was later flown by helicopter to Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD for further medical treatment.

Sioux Center Police also assisted.

Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–A father and son were arrested on felony charges following investigation into a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon.

Storm Lake Police were called to a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman who said she called her ex-husband. The man told Police he was worried the ex-husband would show up at the apartment armed.

57-year-old Thomas Matheson and 18-year-old Jonathon Matheson of Rembrandt arrived on scene in a vehicle at a high rate of speed and got out of the car. Thomas refused officers commands to stay in the vehicle and had to be physically subdued. He was found to be armed with a knife in a sheath on his belt with a five-and-a-half inch blade. Jonathon was armed with two knives, one with a nine-and-a-half inch blade and one with a five-inch-blade. All of the weapons were seized and both men were taken into custody.

Both men were charged with a class D felony count of going armed with intent and the father was charged with interference with official acts. Thomas was held in Buena Vista County jail on a $5,300 bond and his son was held on a $5,000 bond.

No injuries were reported.

Newell, IA (KICD)–A rural Newell man was jailed on theft charges on Wednesday.

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Monty Grote had been contracted to raise feeder pigs for a Minnesota company who filed a complaint of several head of hogs missing. Grote claimed they died. It is alleged that Grote sold the pigs claiming they were his. The total value of the livestock was over $25,000.

Grote was subsequently arrested on two class C felony counts of 1st degree theft and one class D felony charge of 2nd degree theft. He was booked into Buena Vista County jail on a $10,000 bond