Tractor vs tractor
BOYDEN, Iowa | Nothing runs (into each other) like a Deere.
The Sioux County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident involving two farm tractors on Kennedy Avenue five miles south of Boyden on Nov. 2.
After an investigation, it was determined Jerad Kats, 17, of Hull, Iowa, was driving a 1997 John Deere tractor pulling two wagons loaded with corn northbound on the road. Adam Tyler, 36, of Alton, Iowa, was driving a 1984 John Deere tractor southbound. The two met on the roadway and side-swiped each other's rear tires. That caused Tyler to hit the rear wagon of Kats' tractor and enter the ditch.
No injuries were reported.
Kats' tractor and wagon sustained approximately $4,000 in damage. Tyler's tractor had $20,000 in damage.
Siouxland woman arrested across the border
FREEMAN, Wis. | Wonder if they make you say cheese when you get your mugshot taken in Wisconsin?
A Sergeant Bluff woman stopped for a traffic violation Oct. 31 in Wisconsin was arrested on identity theft charges after police allegedly found numerous stolen ID cards in her possession.
Sheila Ross, 32, was taken into custody by a Crawford County (Wis.) deputy after being stopped on Highway 82 in the town of Freeman, the Sheriff's Office said.
The report said Ross was nervous and not answering questions correctly, so the deputy investigated a little more and discovered she was allegedly in possession of numerous false ID cards, all with different names and states, but with her photo attached.
"The false ID cards had corresponding blank checks in the same name," said Sheriff Dale McCullick. "She had numerous other items relating to ID theft, fraud and larceny."
A computer check showed Ross had an outstanding warrant for larceny in Iowa.
"It appeared she was committing these crimes in numerous cities and states," McCullick said.
Freeman is a town located along the Mississippi River across the state border from Lansing, Iowa.