On 5/6/2018 at 8:28 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anastasia Marie Berkland, age 26 of West Bend, on a valid Palo Alto County Warrant. Berkland’s warrant charges her with Child Endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, a Class C Felony. Berkland was arrested in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue SW in West Bend and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident. Berkland is being held in the Palo Alto County Jail on a $7000.00 cash or surety bond until her initial appearance before a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.