Press Releases

Injury accident 8-25-13

DCSO investigated a two vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 1:31PM on 8-25-2013 at the intersection of Hwy 9 & M-27, near Lake Park.

Chanelle Gembler (34) of Rossi IA was driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on M-27.  She stopped at the intersection with Hwy 9 and then proceeded into the intersection intending to turn east.  The Cherokee struck a 2005 Honda motorcycle driven by Hugh Schiphoff (52) of Sibley IA.  Schiphoff was transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare by Ambulance with incapacitating injuries.  Gembler was cited for failure to yield.


DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

Spirit Lake Ambulance

Lake Park Ambulance & Rescue

Lake Park Fire Department



Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946