August 15, 2023 – News Release
On August 14, 2023, the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a stolen vehicle. At approximately 11:58 a.m., a Plymouth County Deputy located the vehicle in question on C60 just east of Hinton, Iowa. The deputy and the Hinton Police Chief attempted to make a traffic stop on this vehicle in the city limits of Hinton. The vehicle initially stopped but then fled the scene. A pursuit ensued ultimately ending when the vehicle entered a cul-de-sac in Hinton. At that time all three occupants fled the vehicle on foot. After a short foot chase, two of the three subjects were taken into custody. After a search of the area, the third subject was located and taken into custody about 30 minutes later. All three subjects were initially taken to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office for processing and then to the YES Center in Cherokee. All three individuals are juvenile males, two are 14 years of age and the third is 15 years of age. They were charged as follows.
Possession of stolen property in excess of $10,000, a class C Felony
Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a class D Felony
Failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a Class D Felony
Interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor
In addition, the driver was charged with Eluding with speeds 25 mph over the posted limit.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hinton Police Department, Plymouth County Conservation, the Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DNR law enforcement.