Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrest Of Missouri Man On Multiple Charges

Wed 12-11-2019

(Orange City)-- An investigation into a suspicious vehicle at a northwest Iowa park this past Saturday resulted in the arrest of a Missouri man on multiple charges.

Authorities in Sioux county an Orange City police officer was checking on a vehicle at a park around 2:17 am about a half mile south of Alton. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Daniel Chiodini of St. Louis, Missouri, accelerated the vehicle, which collided with several wooden posts. Chiodini then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Authorities say Chiodini went to a nearby residence and stole a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. He later arrived at the Hawarden hospital to seek treatment for injuries sustained after he fled the officer. Officers were called to the hospital after his behavior became suspicious and he allegedly gave a false name.

Chiodini was taken into custody and was taken to the Sioux county jail where he was charged with 2nd degree theft, burglary, interference with official acts and trespassing.

Authorities say the case is still under investigation.