Press Releases

Personal injury accident

The DCSO investigated a two car accident in the 2000 block of Hwy 86 on Aug 2, 2011 that occurred at 6:28PM. A 2005 Buick was driven southbound by Bonni Herpst (39) of Minneapolis, MN, when it was struck from behind by a 2010 Buick driven by Elissa Ripperger (23) of Spencer, IA.

Herpst was transported to LRH by ambulance with possible injuries. Ripperger received possible injuries but was not transported.  Both vehicles were totaled with Herpst's vehicle having an estimated $5000 damage and Ripperger's vehicle having an estimated $9000 damage.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

  • Milford Police
  • Okoboji Police
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Milford Fire & Rescue
  • LRH Ambulance

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