Warrant Arrest

At 8:05pm on April 11, 2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Curtis Rierson(43), of Algona, on a valid Palo Alto County mittimus. Rierson turned himself in and he was booked in to the Palo Alto County Jail where he is to serve a 30 day mittimus for probation violation.

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

Assault Arrest

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 11:36, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of an assault at 103 South Sixth Street, Mallard. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandy Robbins (41) of Mallard. Robbins was charged with assault = simple misdemeanor and trespassing = simple misdemeanor. Robbins was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked 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.

Accident

On Friday, April 9th, 2021, at 11:46 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 560th Avenue and 390th Street (Hwy 18). Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Benjamin Kollasch (26) of Cylinder, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 south on 560th Avenue and approaching the intersection of 390th Street and 560th Avenue. Kollasch failed to obey the stop sign at the intersection of 390th Street and 560th Avenue, entered the intersection, and collided with an eastbound 2015 Dodge Ram driven by Yovany Ciero (44) of Algona. Both vehicles were deemed a total loss in the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Whittemore Ambulance, Whittemore Fire Department, and Iowa DOT. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office issued a citation to Benjamin Kollasch for failure to obey traffic control device, which is 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.

Warrant Arrest

On 4/5/2021 at 4:44 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served a valid Palo Alto County warrant on Miguel Ronald Sanculi, age 40 of Cylinder, charging him with Violation of Probation. Sanculi was incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail at the time of the service. Bail was set in the amount of $2500 cash only. Sanculi was 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.

Public Intox Arrest

On 4/4/2021 at 01:58 a.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident near the Side Street Saloon in Graettinger. As a result of that incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Robert Boswell, age 34 of Spencer, on the charge of Public Intoxication-1st (a simple misdemeanor). Boswell was transported to 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.

Drug Arrest

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:39 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by a female sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Ford Fusion, which was sitting, facing north in the southbound lane in the 1000 block of Monroe Street, Emmetsburg. Upon making contact with the female and a male front seat passenger, Deputies were notified that the male passenger, Miguel Sanculi (40), was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Following a further investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Miguel Sanculi, charging him with possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequent = class D felony and possession of drug paraphernalia = simple misdemeanor. Sanculi was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.

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

Accident

On 03/29/2021 at 4:00 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a single vehicle accident in the 4300 block of 360th St., Emmetsburg, Iowa. A 2003 Buick Rendezvous, operated by Gregory Olson (20) of Spencer, was east bound when the vehicle blew a tire, forcing the vehicle into the ditch. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident, and the only damage apparent to the vehicle was the flat tire.

Drug Possession

On 03/24/2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of 1st St., Emmetsburg, Iowa. As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation Benjamin Weig (32) of Emmetsburg, was placed under arrest and charged with speeding, failure to provide proof of insurance, and driving while suspended. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense – D felony. Benjamin was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.

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 03/23/2021 at 9:30 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amber Apolito (30) of Laurens, Iowa, on a Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for failure to appear for initial appearance on original charge of driving while suspended. Amber was located and taken into custody by the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office. Custody was transferred to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and she was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail. Amber was able to post the $350.00 cash only bond and was released from jail with a new court date.

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

Accident

On 03/21/2021 at 9:47 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3500 block of 420th St., Ayrshire, Iowa for a single vehicle car deer accident. A 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, owned by Dawn Buettner and operated by a juvenile, was east bound when a deer entered the roadway and collided with the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained an estimated $1500.00 in damage, and there were no reported injuries as a result of the accident.