Single Vehicle Accident

On 3/16/19 at 8:40am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident at the intersection of 420 Ave and W Patterson St., in Graettinger. A 2016 Toyota Camry, driven by Tammy Kinnetz of Graettinger, was north bound in the 2800-Blk 420 Ave and was attempting to make a right turn on Patterson St when the sun obstructed her and she collided with a stop sign. Damages were approximately $900.00 to the Toyota and $150.00 to the the stop sign.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

Semi Accident

On 2/26/2019 at 8:44 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident involving an overturned semi located at the intersection of 280th Street and 380th Avenue. Upon an investigation at the scene, it was determined that a 2007 Peterbilt hauling a 2019 Walinga feed trailer owned by Thilges Bros. LLC but driven by Troy Donald Hanson, age 52 of Leland, IA, was traveling west on 280th Street and approaching the intersection of 280th Street and 380th Avenue. Hanson attempted to turn the tractor and trailer north onto 380th Avenue however due to the length of both units, the trailer dropped off the roadway and into the snow packed ditch area. The 2019 Walinga trailer was completely loaded with hog feed at the time which caused the weight to shift and eventually overturning the tractor and trailer onto its passenger side. As a result of the trailer coming to rest in the ditch area of the roadway, a street sign owned by Palo Alto County was damaged. Hanson was checked by medical personnel at the scene. Damage is estimated at $20,000 on the 2007 Peterbilt and 2019 Walinga trailer. Damage to the street sign is estimated at $150.00. The accident is still under investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Palo Alto County Health System and the Graettinger Fire Department.

Disorderly Conduct Arrest

On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 4:04 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at the Beaver’s Den in Ayrshire, Ia. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ladawn Colvin (49) of Curlew, Ia for Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor, and Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor. Colvin was subsequently transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked and is currently awaiting her 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.

Trespassing Arrest

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 02:12 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a woman screaming outside an apartment building in the 1000 block of Campbell Street, Ayrshire. While investigating this incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a resident at the apartment that he was awoken by a woman inside of his apartment, which she did not have permission to be in. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ladawn Colvin (49) of Curlew. Colvin was charged with disorderly conduct= simple midemeanor and trespassing= simple misdemeanor. Colvin was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and booked in to await her 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.

Two Vehicle Accident

On February 25, 2019, at 6:53 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was call to a two vehicle accident at Sparky’s One Stop in Mallard. Upon investigation the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Jeffery Reinders (36) of Curlew, IA. was attempting to cross Highway #4 (460th Avenue) in a 1969 John Deere 4020 Tractor. Reinders did not see a northbound 2007 GMC Sierra pickup being operated by Brock Kreft (19) of Sac City, IA. Kreft attempted to turn his vehicle left in an attempt to avoid the collision. Kreft’s vehicle would make contact with Reinders tractor at the intersection of Highway #4 and Inman Street.

Damage to the Kreft vehicle was estimated at $8,500. Damage to Reinders’ tractor was estimated at $2,500. No injuries were reported at the scene. The investigation into the accident remains under investigation.

Warrant Arrest

On February 27th, 2019 at 10:42 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served a valid Palo Alto County Warrant on Ladawn E. Colvin (49) at the Palo Alto County Jail. The warrant stemmed from an investigation into Driving while Barred that occurred on February 23rd, 2019 during the blizzard. Colvin was unable to post the $6500 cash-only bond and subsequently arrested on the charge of Driving while Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and remains in 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.

Drive While Suspended

On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 2:59 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 2900 block of 420th Ave. Upon investigation, it was determined that Shaheed Bell (20) of Fort Dodge, Ia had lost control of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee and slid into the west ditch. No damage was reported on the vehicle. During the investigation, it was determined that Bell had a suspended driver’s license and he was subsequently arrested and released with a court date for Driving while Under Suspension, 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.

Alcohol Violations

At 10:14 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd, 2019, the Palo Alto County Communications Center took a report of an under-age party taking place at 4361 350th Ave near Ayrshire, Ia. Upon investigation, the following subjects were cited and released for the charge of Minor in Possession of Alcohol under the Legal Age.

Dawson Frink (20) of Spirit Lake, IA
Kody Smith (20) of Terril, IA
Elijah Sande (19) of Humboldt, IA
Dalton Kulp (20) of Albert City, IA
Treyton Hamrick (18) of Spencer, IA
Garrett Funk (18) of Milford, IA
Andrew Krieg (20) of Ayrshire, IA
Jacob Lawson (18) of Emmetsburg, IA
Carson Clark (20) of Emmetsburg, IA
Samuel Wood (19) of Webb, IA
Devyn Anderson (18) of Spencer, IA
Dakota Woodard (18) of Milford, IA
Payton Woodall (19) of Royal, IA
Johnathan Colling (19) of Milford, IA

Johnathan Colling was also issued a citation for Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor, due to his actions during the investigation. Two Juveniles were also given juvenile referrals for Possession of Alcohol under the Legal Age and released without incident.

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

OWI Arrest

On 2/22/2019 at 9:54 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of 460th Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Matthew Schany, age 52 of Graettinger, on the charges of Operating while under the Influence (O.W.I.)-1st Offense. Schany was also issued a warning citation for the traffic violation. Schany was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.

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 2/22/19 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brittley Renae Talamantes (24) of Fairmont Minnesota on 2 valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrants. The first warrant was for 2 counts of Conspiracy to Commit an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and the 2nd warrant was for 2 counts of Accessory After the Fact. Talamantes was unable to post the total cash bond of $5350.00 and was placed in jail to await 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.