Pocohontas County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pocohontas County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 99 Court Square, Suite 9, Pocahontas, 50574 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 712-335-3308
Fax: 712-335-4300
Email:

Pocohontas County Sheriff's Office is located at 99 Court Square, Suite 9, Pocahontas, 50574 IA. The Pocohontas County Sheriff's Office phone number is 712-335-3308.

Pocohontas County Sheriff's Office News

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Jailer. Pocahontas County offers a professional working enviorment with competive salary and IPERS retirement benefits. Hours vary and will include nights and weekends. Applications may be picked up at the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office during regular business hours. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Pocahontas County is an equal oppurtunity employer. Jail duties include but are not limited to booking, documenting and supervision of prisoners. Supervision does include direct contact with prisoners, direct control of movement and release of prisoners.

On Tuesday October 16, 2018 approximately 12:57 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident without injuries. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen the accident took place at the rural gravel road intesection of 550th street and 160th avenue southwest of Pocahontas. The accident occured when a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup operated by Hannah Nagengast of Pocahontas was traveling west on 550th Street and came to a stop sign at the intersection with 160th Ave. She then entered the intersection to continue westbound and struck the rear passenger side of a northbound 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup operated by Cheyne Christensen of Manson. Both vehicles received minor damage and were driven away from the scene. Nagengast was cited for Failing to Yield the Right Of Way from a Stop Sign. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On October 13, 2018 approximately 3:19 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident just north of the intersection of 160th avenue and 560th Street. Investigation at the scene showed the driver, Darrell Campell of Lawrenceville Georgia was northbound on 160th Avenue in a 2019 Peterbuilt semi. Campbell stated that a deer ran into the roadway and that he swerved to miss the deer and ended up in the south ditch. The tractor trailer rolled over onto the passenger side. Campbell was not seriously injured and was cited for Failing to Maintain Control a simple misdemeanor. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office will not be accepting any permit to carry or permit to aquire applications until October 18th due to office staff being gone

On October 4, 2018 approximately 1:23 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's office responded to a report of a rollover accident near the intersection of County Road C49 and 230th Avenue. An investigation determined that Steven Johnson Jr of Gilmore City was traveling west bound on C49 in a 1998 Volkswagon Beetle. As Johnson neared the intersection a 1998 International 4000 truck driven by Steven Lawler of Fort Dodge entered the intersection north bound after stopping at the stop sign. Johnson swerved to the right to miss the truck and then over corrected causing him to cross the highway and enter the south ditch. Johnson's vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. Johnson and Lawler refused medical treatment.

On Wednesday September 26, 2018 at approximately 7:42 am the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries involving a semi and a farm tractor. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen, the accident took place on County Highway C15 1/2 mile west of 200th Avenue. A 2013 International 235 tractor operated by Paul Crotty of Havelock was leaving the farm drive at 19535 420th Street pulling two loaded grain wagons. Crotty attempted to make a left turn to go east and pulled into the path of a westbound 2000 Freightliner semi operated by John Peters of Emmestburg. Peters was pulling a loaded 1996 Load King rock hauler trailer. Peters attempted to swerve to the right to avoid a collision and struck the second grain wagon. The semi continued on to the northwest and came to rest in a field. The grain wagon came to rest on the roadway. Peters was transported to the Pocahontas Hospital by the Pocahontas Ambulance where he was treated and released. Crotty was not injured. Crotty was cited for Failure To Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway. The semi and grain wagon were total losses. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Laurens Police Department, Havelock Fire Department, Plover Fire Department and Pocahontas County Secondary Roads. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On August 29, 2018 at 7:49 am the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 10 east of Havelock. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen an investigation determined that both vehicles were east bound on Highway 10 approaching the stop sign at Highway 4. A 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by Dalton Teepe from Laurens rear ended a 2009 GMC Sierra driven by Richard Ehlers of Laurens. Teepe was cited for Failure to Stop in a Clear and Assured Distance and No Drivers License. There was an estimated 800 dollars damage to each vehicle. No injuries were reported. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

ON August 26, 2018 approximately 1:50 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on Highway 15 on the curve just north of Rolfe. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen an investigation at the scene determined that a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander had just left Rolfe going north on Highway 15 and missed the curve entering the east ditch. The driver of the vehicle was Elizabeth Bell of Machesney Park Illinois. Bell was cited for Failure To Maintain Control of her vehicle. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at 2500 dollars. Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the scene was the Rolfe Ambulance and Rolfe Fire Department. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On September 8, 2018 approximately 11:28 am the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single motorcycle accident on 450th Street and 270th Avenue. An investigation determined that the driver, Teddy Jenney of Rolfe, had been traveling east on 450th Street when he swerved to avoid hitting a pheasant and lost control of his motorcycle. He crossed into the opposing lane and came to rest in the ditch. Jenney received minor injuries from the accident and was transported privately to seek medical attention. Jenny was issued citations for Failure to Maintain Control, Operating Without a Valid Motorcycle License and Failure to Provide Proof Of Financial Liability. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guility in a court of law.

On Saturday September 1, 2018 approximately 11:39 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office was notifed by the Pocahontas Community Hospital of an individual that had arrived with injuries from a motor vehicle accident. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen, an investigation determined that a 2007 Kia Spectra operated by Cecil Caudill of Early was traveling west on County Road C29 and swerved to miss a deer. Caudill lost control of his vehicle and entered the south ditch just west of 190th Ave coming to rest in the creek that travels along C29. Caudill was the only occupant of the vehicle and received minor injuries and was treated and released from the Hospital. The vehicle was a total loss. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Pocahontas Police Department.

On August 20, 2018 at approximately 11:58 am, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office took a report of an assault that had occured at 48557 220th Avenue. After an investigation an arrest warrant was issued for Andrew Dayton of Pocahontas, charging hiim with Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon which is an Aggravated Misdemeanor. On August 27, 2018 Dayton was located at 201 2nd Ave NE #4 and was taken into custody and transported to the Pocahontas County Jail without incident and held for bond. The Pocahontas Police Department assisted with the investigation and arrest. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innoncent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On Wednesday August 15, 2018 approximately 12:04 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a semi and grain trailer in the ditch at the intersection of Highway 4 and 470th Street north of Pocahontas. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen an investigation was made at the scene and determined that a New Coop Inc 2016 Freightliner semi operated by Kenneth Axman Jr of Pomeroy was traveling south on Highway 4. A second vehicle, a 1997 Dodge Dakota operated by Dennis Callon of Rolfe was also traveling southbound on Highway 4 in front of Axman. Callon slowed with the intention of making a left turn onto 450th Street. Due to oncoming traffic Callon was forced to yield before making the turn and came to a stop on the roadway. When Axman realized Callon had stopped on the roadway, he attempted to stop but was unsucessful. Knowing he would not get stopping in time, Axman swerved to the right to avoid hitting Callon. The semi slid off the roadway and entered the west ditch. The semi continued into the ditch and came to rest in a jackknifed position just into the field. There were not any injuries reported in the accident.

On Saturday August 18, 2018 approximately 3:27 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident with injuries at the intersection of Highway 10 and 450th Street outside of Laurens. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen the accident occured when a 1988 Chevrolet pickup operated by William Mather of Laurens was traveling west on Highway 10. Mather attempted a left turn onto 450th Street and into the path of an eastbound 2006 Honda motorcycle operated by Anthony Morey of Royal. Morey struck the passenger side of Mather's pickup and was thrown from the motorcycle. Morey was transported to the Pocahontas Hospital by the Laurens Ambulance where he was treated for non life threatening injuries. Mather was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Making a Left Turn. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Laurens Ambulance, the Laurens Fire Department, the Laurens Police Department and Pocahontas Ambulance. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innoncent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On August 21, 2018 approximately 7:09 pm, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of single vehicle accident at the intersection of 570th Street and 180th Avenue. The vehicle came to rest in the south ditch and was not occupied when the deputy arrived on the scene. After an investigation it was determined that the driver Brandie Simacek of Alta was traveling westbound when she swerved to avoid a deer and lost control of her vehicle. Simacek was not injured and was issued a citation for Failure To Maintain Control. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Pocahontas Ambulance, Pocahontas Fire Department and Pocahontas Police Department. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On August 20, 2018 approximately 11:49 am the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 470th Street and 190th Avenue, southwest of Havelock. An investigation determined that a westbound Chevrolet Lumina failed to yield to a southbound rendering truck. The truck was loaded with dead pigs and struck the Lumina and overturned, coming to rest in the southeast ditch. Both drivers were injured in the accident and were transported by Pocahontas Ambulance to Pocahontas Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Des Moines. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Havelock Fire Department, Pocahontas Ambulance, Pocahontas County Secondary Roads and the Iowa State Patrol. The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

On August 9, 2018 the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office was called to 204 Walnut Street in Rolfe for a report of an assualt. After an investigation at the scene, Jennifer Leigh Jones Sproston of Rolfe was arrested and transported without incident to the Pocahontas County Jail. Sproston was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault a Simple Misdemeanor. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Pocahontas Police Department. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On August 8, 2018 approximately 8:36 pm, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office took a report of harassment that had occured at the 200 block of SW 1st Street in Gilmore City. After an investigation, Shane Lewis of Gilmore City was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct a Simple Misdemeanor. Lewis was issued a court date and released. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guility in a court of law.

On June 21, 2018 approximately 3:25 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a commercial straight truck rolled over on its side on County Road C49 just east of County Road N65. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen an investigation at the scene determined that the 2018 Isuzu operated by Tristan Coronel of Omaha was traveling east when he noticed a large field tractor pulling a plow approaching ahead of his vehicle. Coronel slowed and attempted to pull onto the shoulder early in anticipation of meeting the tractor. Coronel pulled over to far to the right and slid into the south ditch. The vehicle then rolled onto its right side. Coronel and his two passengers were not injured.

On June 23, 2018 at 6:41 pm, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident just west of Highway 15 on 430th Street. Investigation at the scene showed that the driver Glenn Winthers, 46 of Rolfe lost control of the John Deere tractor he was driving. The tractor entered the south ditch and rolled over. Winthers and a 12 year old female passenger were pinned under the tractor and pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Rolfe Fire Departmet, Pocahontas Ambulance, Pocahontas Police Department, Pocahontas County Conservation and the medical examiners office.

On Tuesday June 19 2018 at approximately 4:47 pm, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of County Roads C66 and P19. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen the accident occured when a 2015 Buick Lacrosse operated by Eldon Stall of Palmer was traveling north on P19. Stall stopped for the stop sign at the intersection with C66 and then pulled away to make a left turn to travel west. As Stall entered the intersection he drove into the path of an eastbound 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty pickup operated by Parker Slagle of Eagle Grove. Stall was stuck broadside in the rear drivers side. Stall sustained minor injuries from the accident and was treated at the scene by the Pocahontas Ambulance. He was later taken by a third party to the Pocahontas Hospital as a precaution. A passenger in the Stall vehicle was not injured. Slagle and his passenger were not injured. Stall was cited for Failing to Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway in connection with accident.

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A Havelock man has been charged following a reported theft in Rolfe. According to Pocahontas County Sheriff Brian Larsen, his office was notified of the theft of two tires that had been stolen off a 2005 Dodge Magnum overnight on June 2, 2018. The vehicle had been damaged in a previous accident and was being stored in an open lot in the 300 block of Grant Street in Rolfe. Following an investigation of the theft, the two tires were located at 1260 Brenton Ave in Havelock on a 2005 Dodge Chrysler 300 registered to Caitlyn Gord. Michael Gord of Havelock was charged with 3rd Degree Theft an Aggravated Misdemanor. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

On June 11, 2018 approximately 11:39 pm the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch one mile east of Fonda on Highway 7. Upon investigation Brandon Kies of Fonda was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated a Serious Misdemeanor and Failing to Maintain Control a Simple Misdemeanor. Kies was transported without incident to the Pocahontas County Jail and held in lieu of 1300 dollars bond. The Sheriff's Office was assisted with the arrest by the Fonda Police Department. An arrest is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of full time 911 Dispatcher. Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse 99 Court Square in Pocahontas from 8am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Applications must be returned no later than 4:30 pm July 6, 2018. Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of Iowa, 18 years of age at the time of appointment, have a valid Iowa Drivers License, not addicted to drugs or alcohol, be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search, be a high school graduate or hold a GED Certifcate, have knowledge of basic computer skills, have good communication skills, be able to multi task, and be able to work rotating shifts of nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant must also be able to meet additional job qualifications required by the Sheriff's Office. Pocahontas County is an equal opportunity employer.