Law Enforcement Agencies Involved With High Speed Chase To Stop Suspect Driving Stolen Car
(Le Mars) — Local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high speed pursuit that happened Friday afternoon that even went through downtown Le Mars. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a stolen vehicle from Sioux City at around 2:45 p.m. The vehicle was reported to be on county road K-22 near county road C-44. Deputies and Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to the area. Plymouth County Deputies located the vehicle traveling east on Highway 3 from county road K-42 about five miles west of Le Mars. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle near Jet Road or West Le Mars. The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle travelled through Le Mars on Highway 3, or Plymouth Street and continued heading east on 180th Street. The vehicle continued to travel on rural Plymouth County roads until it started east on county road C-16 north of Remsen. Near the intersection of county road C-16 and Almond Avenue, the Iowa State Patrol used the pursuit intervention technique or PIT maneuver, and the vehicle ended up in the ditch. The driver was taken into custody without further incident. The driver has been identified as 27-year old Denise Sanchez of South Dakota. Sanchez has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, which is a class C felony; eluding while participating in a felony, a class D felony; and a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on a first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says that additional traffic charges will also be filed after the investigation is complete. Speeds during the pursuit in the rural part of Plymouth County reached approximately 112 mph. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Le Mars and Remsen Police Departments and the Iowa State Patrol.
Sioux County Authorities Investigate Fatal Bicycle Accident
(Orange City) — Sioux County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal accident involving a bicycle rider and a vehicle. The accident happened early Friday evening at about 5:53 p.m. on Hickory Avenue, two miles north of Hull. Lorna Moss, 69, of Sioux Center was traveling in the northbound lane on her bicycle on Hickory Avenue. 27 year old Seth DeJong of Doon was driving a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan also heading northbound on Hickory Avenue behind Moss when he struck the bicycle. Moss was transported by the Hull Ambulance to Sioux Center Health where she was pronounced deceased by the Sioux County Medical Examiner. Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that DeJong was under the influence of alcohol. DeJong was transported to the Sioux County Jail and was charged with homicide by vehicle caused by operating a vehicle while intoxicated and homicide by vehicle caused by reckless driving.
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(Ames, IA) — E-S-P-N’s College GameDay is coming to Ames once again for the Iowa State-Iowa football game Saturday. GameDay was in Ames for the first time for the 2019 Cy-Hawk football game. Both teams come in at 1-0 after the Cyclones held on to beat U-N-I 16-10 Saturday, and the Hawkeyes blew out Indiana 34-6 in Iowa City.