Warrant Arrest

On 1/13/2019 at 2110 hrs, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Esther E Poeppe, age 23 of Emmetsburg, in which she was charged for Contempt of Court on an original charge of Public Intoxication 3rd or subsequent offense. Poeppe was located by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, transferred to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail until her 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

At 12:25 a.m. on January 11, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Hunefeld (29) of Emmetsburg on a valid Palo Alto County Warrant. The warrant was issued for Hunefeld on an original charge of Theft in the 5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. Hunefeld was unable to post the $500 cash bond and was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail until his initial appearance in front of 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.

Search Warrants Conclude With Drug Arrests

On 1/7/18 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1708 11th Street, Apartment #1, in Emmetsburg. While executing the search warrant, Deputies seized approximatley 327 grams of Marijuana and approximately $2,000.00 in cash. Subsequently, Mark Steven Lange II (19) of Emmetsburg was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, a Class D Felony; Drug Tax Stamp Violation, a Class D Felony; Possession of Marijuana Wax, a Serious Misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor; and 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Following the initial search warrant, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office executed a second search warrant at 1708 11th Street, Apartment #6, in Emmetsburg. While executing the search warrant, Deputies seized approximately 107 grams of Marijuana and approximately $1,000.00 in cash. Subsequently, Anthony Holey (19) of Emmetsburg was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Class D Felony; Drug Tax Stamp Violation, Class D Felony; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office also arrested Mahamed Noor (20) of Emmetsburg. Noor was with Possession of Controlled Substance, Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple misdemeanor.

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.

Car Deer Accident

At 7:11 p.m. on January 5, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a car deer accident located in the 3500 block of 300th Street north of Ruthven. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Brian Graettinger (49) of Waverly, IA. was traveling west on 300th Street when a deer emerged in the roadway and ran into the path of Graettinger’s vehicle. The 2011 Toyota Corolla Graettinger was operating sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage. Graettinger and a passenger were not injured in the accident.

Single Vehicle Accident

On January 5, 2019 at 9:06 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident in the 3800-blk 450 Ave. A Ford Taurus driven by Elim C. Nickelson of Havelock was traversing a curve and lost control on a frost spot and entered a steep ditch causing $5000.00 in damage to the Ford.

Warrant Arrest

On January 4th, 2019, at 11:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerimeh Kretlow (43), of Storm Lake, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court- failure to pay fines, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond for the warrant was set at $500.00 cash only. Kretlow was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Kretlow was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked in to await his 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.

Car Deer Accident

At 5:36 p.m. on January 4, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3700 block of 525th Avenue near Cylinder for a car deer accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Stacy Reedy, (36) of Cylinder, IA., was northbound in a 2018 Honda Odyssey when a deer emerged from the west ditch and ran into the path of Reedy. Reedy and her four passengers were not injured in the mishap. Damage to the Reedy vehicle was estimated at $7,500

Criminal Mischief Arrest

On 01/03/2019 at 7:10 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged LaDawn Elaine Colvin, age 49 of Mallard, on the charges of Criminal Mischief-4th Degree. Colvin, who was incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail on an unrelated charge, caused damage to a water line within the cell in which she was held in. As a result of the damaged water line, water began being dispersed in her cell, an adjacent cell and a cell on the first floor of the jail. Damage was estimated at $350.00. Colvin was held in the Palo Alto County Jail on the serious misdemeanor until 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.

Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct Arrest

On 01/03/2019 at 5:01 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious female who was knocking on a resident’s door located at 209 Godwit Street in Curlew. This female was not known to the reporting party who lived at this residence. Shortly after receiving the first phone call, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received another report of this same female threatening someone in the 200 block of Godwit Street. After an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested LaDawn Elaine Colvin, age 49 of Mallard, on the charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. Colvin was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked on the two simple misdemeanor charges.

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 01/03/2019 at 4:32 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Russell Warren Kohman, 43, of Hartley on a valid Palo Alto County Mittimus. The mittimus was for failure to pay child support and requires Kohman serve 30 days in the Palo Alto County Jail. Kohman was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to serve his 30 days.

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