Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Injury Accident Near Wahpeton 10-29-21

On October 29, 2021 at around 7:38pm, the DCSO responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles near the intersection of Highway 86 and 190th Street near Wahpeton.

Sarah Yotter (25) of Cottonwood, MN was southbound on Highway 86 in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.  Marilyn Dirks (67) of Sergeant Bluff, IA was stopped at 190th Street and Highway 86 in a 1999 Nissan Altima.  Dirks pulled out in front of Yotter and was struck on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Dirks was extricated from the vehicle by non-mechanical means and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.  Dirks was suspected of sustaining serious injuries.  Yotter was uninjured.

The DCSO was assisted by the Milford Police Department, Milford Fire Department, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, and Boji Tow.

The following is a press release issued by the Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Association

Recent news of the pending law suit against Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard, filed on behalf of Gary DeMercurio and Justin Wynn (Coalfire Labs, a Colorado-based cybersecurity firm) after they were rightfully arrested being caught having broken into the Dallas County Courthouse, has the Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association left scratching our heads and frustrated. By all accounts, a crime was committed and the proper crime prevention/deterrence protocols detected the breach and allowed for law enforcement intervention.