Motorcycle Accident

On September 5, 2015 at 11:20 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office found a motorcycle laying on the side of the road in the 4500-blk of 370 St.

Upon investigating, a 1983 RX50 Yamaha driven by Lyle Frederick of Emmetsburg, was traveling east on 370 St, when the front brake started to lock up. Frederick was attempting to pull over on the shoulder when the front tire started to slide and caused the motorcycle to tip over.

The Yamaha susstained no damage and Frederick received minor injuries.

Warrant Arrest

On September 5, 2015, at 8:58am, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served an Emmet County warrant on Austin J. Stith of Granada, MN. Stith was stopped for a traffic violation and was able to post $500 cash for the Emmet County Warrant and was released. Warrant was for contempt of court, original charge, No valid Drivers License.

Drug and Warrant Arrest

On Friday September 4, 2015 at 11:49pm a Palo Alto County Deputy on patrol located a man wanted on a Palo Alto County Warrant. 44 year old Shawn Eric Pattison of Graettinger, Iowa was arrested on the warrant. The warrant was issued for Pattison to serve 5 days in the Palo Alto County Jail on the original charge of Driving While Suspended. After placing Pattison under arrest, the arresting deputy located a container of methamphetamine on Pattison.

Pattison was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked in to await his initial appearance before a judge. Along with the warrant, Pattison was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, which is a Class “D” Felony.

Warrant Arrest

On Tuesday September 1, 2015 Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office notified the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office of a active warrant on an inmate that was currently being held in the Palo Alto County Jail. A deputy served Kimberley Ann Priester (47) of Estherville, IA with a warrant for Contempt of Court for failing to pay fines. Priester’s bond was set at $705.50

Weapons Violation

On Saturday August 29, 2015 at 4:42pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Graettinger for a report of a group of individuals shooting Airsoft BB Guns at a group of juveniles at the City Park in Graettinger. The City of Graettinger has a city ordinance that prohibits the discharging of any kind of weapon including BB guns. 3 juveniles sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The Palo Alto Sheriff’s Office cited 3 juvenile males into juvenile court for the city ordinance of Discharging Weapons. 20 year old Victor Norman Handy of Graettinger was also among the group charged with Discharging Weapons.

Warrant Arrest

On 9/4/15 at 9:30 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Michael Payer (33) of Ackley, Iowa on a valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for Contempt of Court for failing to pay child support. Payer was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

Two Vehicle Accident

On 9/3/15 at 8:49 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a 2 vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of 410th Avenue and Highway 18. A 2008 Sterling truck driven by Marvin Deon Paul of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was driving east on Highway 18. As Paul reached the intersection of 410th Avenue, he started to turn south on 410th Avenue when his truck was struck from behind by a 2001 Sterling Semi-tractor driven by John Edward Miller of Graettinger. Miller didn’t see the truck driven by Paul turning and subsequently clipped the right rear corner. There was no damage reported to the Sterling truck that Paul was driving. Damage to the Sterling Semi-Tractor that Miller was driving was estimated at $250.00. Miller was issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to a Reasonable and Proper Rate.

Operating While Intoxicated

On 9/3/2015 at approximately 2:08 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of 370th Avenue on a vehicle owned and operated by Michael Edward Mann; 44, of Graettinger. During the investigation into the traffic stop, Mann was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated/Impaired (OWI) 1st Offense, serious mis. Mann was also cited for open container (driver) simple mis.

Mann was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, to await his initial appearance before a magistrate on the OWI-1st offense charge.

Driving While Revoked

Following a traffic stop on 8-28-2015 at 3:00 p.m., in the 4700 Block of 320th Street, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Tike Gustoff (32) of Spencer on charges of Driving While Revoked a Serious Misdemeanor. Following his arrest Gustoff was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

Arrested – Cited – Released

On 6/15/2015, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested, cited and released Michael Wallace Mitchell, age 59 of Ayrshire, on a charge of allowing an animal to run at large.  This is a violation of City Municipal Ordinance 10.04 of the City of Ayrshire.  Mitchell was cited to appear in Court on July 22nd, 2015 before a magistrate judge.  Mitchell was arrested, cited and released without incident.