On 11/29/2020 at 11:44 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Dean Petersen, 23 of Graettinger, on two valid Palo Alto County warrants. The first warrant stems from an investigation into car burglaries that occurred in September of 2020 in Emmetsburg and Graettinger. The warrant charged Petersen with one count of Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a Class “B” felony and ten counts of Burglary in the 3rd degree, all aggravated misdemeanors. The bond was set at $12,000.00 cash only.
The second warranted stemmed from an investigation into a theft that occurred in September of 2020 in Graettinger. The warrant charged Petersen with one count of Theft in the 5th degree and one count of Criminal Mischief in the 5th degree, both simple misdemeanors. The bond was set at $750.00 unsecured signature.
Petersen was unable to post bond and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to wait his initial appearance before a judge.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.