Car / Deer Accident

     

 

On 07-02-15 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car / deer accident in the 4300 block of 360th St. west of Emmetsburg. A 2004 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Tanya Lee Zeman of Whittemore, was heading west in the above location when she struck a deer that entered the roadway. Damage was estimated at $5000 to the vehicle. No injuries were reported in this accident.

 

 

Trespass – Interference with Official Acts

On Saturday June 27, 2015 at 4:46am the Palo Alto Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dispute at 302 S Jackson in Graettinger, IA. Deputies arrived and spoke to all involved.

 

Kevin Paul Wallin (37) of St. Peter, MN was placed under arrest for Serious Misdemeanor Trespassing. Wallin was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked and released on a promise to appear citation for Trespass. Stephanie Ray Hanson (34) of Graettinger, IA tried to mislead the investigating deputy during his investigation and was subsequently cited for Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.

1 Vehicle Accident / Semi Rollover

 

On 06-30-15 at approximately 6:50 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a semi rollover at the intersection of 390th St. and 580th Av. in Palo Alto County at the county line with Kossuth County.

 

A 2007 Kenworth semi driven by Marty Ray Loken of Blue Earth, Minnesota was pulling a trailer loaded with hogs. He was heading west bound on highway 18 coming to the intersection of highway 15 where Kossuth County and Palo Alto County meet and was going to turn south on highway 15. Loken was unable to negotiate the turn properly and turned the semi and trailer over onto the passenger side.

 

Loken was checked out by the Whittemore Ambulance service and was not transported. He received minor injuries in this accident. The semi that he was driving had an estimated $15,000 damage. The trailer had significant damage and was a total loss as the top had broken open and some of the hogs got out. The roof of the trailer had to be removed to get the rest of the hogs out and transported by another truck and trailer.

 

Loken was cited for failure to maintain control. There were approximately 9 hogs lost in this accident. No other injuries were reported.

 

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office along with the Whittemore Fire Department and Ambulance services.

 

Arrest Warrant

On 06/29/2015 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan David Matthew Sutherland, 30, of Ruthven on a valid Palo Alto County Mittimus Warrant. The 10 day mittimus warrant stems from the original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sutherland was already in the custody of the Palo Alto County Jail on unrelated charges.

Accident

On 06/29/2015 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a two vehicle accident that had occurred in the 2700 block of 420th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Barbara Jean Croxdale of Ames was traveling northbound on 420th Avenue when she experienced a medical issue. The result of the medical issue caused Croxdale to rear end a 2012 GMC Savana driven by Lauren Ann Johnson of Mason City as she was attempting to make a right hand turn into the driveway at 2741 420th Avenue. The impact forced the GMC into the east ditch were it rolled once and came to rest back on its wheels. The Ford crossed the roadway and entered the west ditch where it came to rest. Johnson was treated for minor injuries on scene. Croxdale was transported by ambulance to Palo Alto County Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles are considered a total loss. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.

10-50 Deer

On June 6, 2014 at 12:50pm, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident 3 1/2 miles east of Ruthven on Highway 18.

 

A 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by Janet Griffin of Omaha , NE was driving west on Highway 18 and collided with a deer which entered the roadway from north ditch.

 

No injuries reported and damages to Nissan $4,900.

Public Intoxication

On Sunday June 28, 2015 at approximately 5:30am the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a naked women was walking on River Road toward Graettinger. Deputies arrived to find Jessica Mae Brennan (35) of Graettinger, IA walking westbound in the 4200 block of 290th St. After questioning Brennan about the situation, Brennan told the deputy she was just out for a walk. Brennan was found to be intoxicated and subsequently arrested for Public Intoxication which is a simple misdemeanor.

 

Brennan was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where she was booked in to await her initial appearance before a judge.

Arrest

 

On 06-26-15 at approximately 4:42 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a dog call at 1302 Lincoln St. in Ayrshire. A 911 call was received at the same area shortly after. The 911 call reported that someone shot a gun towards another person and that no one was injured.

 

Following the investigation into this incident, it was determined that Dirk Alan Rouse of Ayrshire, did shoot his handgun at or towards an area occupied by another person. Rouse was arrested and charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class “C” felony. He was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and placed in jail to await his appearance before the magistrate.

 

 

Arrest Warrant Served

On 6/26/2015 at approximately 4:49 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Krista Marie Picht, age 37 of Marathon, IA, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant. The warrant, which dates back to 6/11/2010, is a contempt of court warrant for fail to appear/fail to pay on an original charge of public intoxication. Picht was transferred from Clay County authorities to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office where she was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Picht was unable to post the $300.00 cash bond and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await her appearance before a magistrate judge.

3 Vehicle Accident

 

On 06-24-15 at around 3:30 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a three vehicle accident south of Emmetsburg at the intersection of 390th St. and 460th Av.

 

A 1993 Dodge Dakota driven by Keagan John Barrett of Emmetsburg was headed north and was stopped at the above intersection. He was waiting to turn west onto 390th St. when a vehicle driven by David Pettinger of Dakota City slowed and due to the vehicles coming up behind him, turned west to avoid a collision with the vehicles. The vehicle behind Pettinger, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am owned and driven by Alicia Marie Reisdorfer of Ida Grove, was not able to stop in time and struck the back of the Barrett vehicle. A 1999 Mercury Sable owned and driven by Tiffany Ann Bonnesen of Emmetsburg, was not able to slow down enough to avoid the Reisdorfer vehicle and struck the back end.

 

Damage to the Barrett vehicle was estimated at $8000 and no injuries were reported. Damage to the Reisdorfer vehicle was estimated at $15,000 and was considered a total loss. There were minor injuries reported from that vehicle. Damage to the Bonnesen vehicle was estimated at $6000 and no injuries were reported in that vehicle.

 

Reisdorfer and Bonnesen were both issued citations for failure to stop within an assured clear distace and failure to maintain control.

 

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Fire Department and the Emmetsburg Ambulance services.