On 4/1/20 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office with an interview of a male subject at 312 South Washington in Graettinger. Following the interview, it was found that a female at the resident was wanted out of Clay County. Subsequently, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Jo Baas (42) of Emmetsburg, on a valid Clay County Arrest Warrant for 3rd Degree Burglary and 3rd Degree Theft. She was unable to post the $5000.00 cash or surety bond and was released to Clay County authorities.
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