On 02/27/2021 at 11: 24 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report about an underage drinking party in the 4000 block of 570th Ave, Whittemore, Iowa. As a result of the investigation Adam Deitering (20) of Emmetsburg, was placed under arrest and charged with minor in possession of alcohol, minor in possession of tobacco, and interference with official acts. Colten Neusch (18) of Armstrong, was also placed under arrest and charged with minor in possession of alcohol, and interference with official acts. Both subjects were transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await their initial appearance before a judge.
The following individuals were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and released on their promise to appear in court on a later date: Tanner Van Wyhe (19) of Hartley, Katelyn Lahndorf (19) of Lone Rock, Courtney Berte (19) of Algona, Zaccary Mann (20) of Ringsted, Garett Fredericksen (20) of Estherville. Three juveniles were also cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.