Warrant Service

On December 15th, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Santi Keoninh (38) of Ruthven, Ia on a mittimus, original charge of driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor. Keoninh was currently held in the Palo Alto County Jail where he was served with the notice.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Single Vehicle Accident

At 8:27 p.m. on December 14, 2017, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Highway 18. A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer being operated by Deborah Long (56) of Ruthven was westbound when the vehicle lost control due to the ice covered road. The vehicle spun across the eastbound lane and entered the south ditch which caused the vehicle to roll on to the passenger’s side. A passenger, Megan Long (17) sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the accident and was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital by the Emmetsburg Ambulance Service. Damage to the 2004 Trailblazer was estimated at 5,000.

Possession of Alcohol

At 9:36 p.m. on Wednesday, December, 13, 2017, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an underage beer party at 309 South 6th Street, Mallard. Upon investigation the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited and released Cody Hapes (18) of Laurens for possession of alcohol 1st offense, a simple misdemeanor.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Domestic Assault and Drug Arrest

On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, at 8:58 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an assault located at 3142 530th Ave. Following an investigation at the scene, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Thompson (19) of Cylinder, Ia for Domestic Assault, serious misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Thompson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Car Deer Accident and Possession of Alcohol

On Sunday, December 10th, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a car/deer accident in the 4500 block of 415th Street. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Kolten Long (17), of Cylinder, was driving a 1997 Ford F350 westbound in the 4500 block of 415th Street. A deer entered the roadway from the south ditch and was struck by Long’s vehicle. Long and his passenger, Alex Kunz (18), of Emmetsburg, were not injured in the accident. Long’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500.00 damage in the accident.

While investigating the accident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office also cited Alex Kunz, age 18 of Emmetsburg, for possessing alcohol under the legal age.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Warrant Arrest

On 12/10/17 at 8:25am, the Palo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley J. Dahl, of Rolfe, Ia on a valid Palo Alto County arrest warrant for Contempt of Court, (Original Charge-Driving While Suspended). Dahl was unable to post the 500.00 cash, bond and was jailed.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Warrant Arrest

On Friday, December 08, 2017, at 10:44 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cody Olson (19), of Spencer, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court- failure to appear. The warrant stems from an original charge of public intoxication, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond was set for the warrant in the amount of $500.00 cash only. Olson was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Warrant Arrest

On Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:48 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Santi Keoninh (38) of Ruthven, Ia on a valid Palo Alto County arrest warrant for contempt of court, original charge of OWI 1st Offense. Keoninh was unable to post the $1500 cash only bond and was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County jail where he awaits his initial appearance before the judge.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two Vehicle Accident

On Thursday, December 07, 2017, at 12:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a two vehicle accident in the 4800 block of 380th Avenue. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Sandra Wells (64), of Fonda, was driving a 2017 GMC Denali northbound in the 4800 block of 380th Avenue. As Wells slowed for a vehicle ahead of her to turn west onto 480th Street she was struck from the rear by a 2016 Freightliner semi truck driven by Donald Eisenbacher (46), of Emmetsburg. There was an estimated $10,000.00 damage done to Wells’ vehicle and an estimated $3,000.00 damage done to Eisenbacher’s vehicle. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Donald Eisenbacher with failure to stop within an assured clear distance, which is a simple misdemeanor.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two Vehicle Accident

On 12/5/17 at approximately 8:01AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an accident that happened at the intersection of 490th Street and 525th Avenue. A 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Leanna Webel of Whittemore was traveling north in the 4900 block of 525th Avenue. A 2005 Ford 500 driven by Megan Brown of West Bend was traveling west in the 5200 block of 490th Street. As Webel approached the controlled intersection of 490th Street and 525th Avenue, she failed to see Brown’s vehicle until both vehicles were near the intersection. Both Webel and Brown attempted to avoid a collision but Brown’s vehicle slid into the ditch on the north west corner of the intersection. As Brown’s vehicle slid into the ditch, it rolled onto its top and collided with the ditch embankment. No injuries were reported at the scene. Brown’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Webel was able to avoid any collison and no damage was done to her vehicle. Webel was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Yield Sign at the intersection.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.