ARREST

On 01/13/2022 at 8:00 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Petersen (19) of Emmetsburg on a Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for violation of probation. The warrant carried a $2000.00 cash only bond, and Michael was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

ACCIDENT

On 1/13/2022 at 6:35 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle vs. deer accident which occurred in the 4900 block of 380th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2017 Chevy Silverado owned by Ag Leader Technology Inc but driven by Brett Christopher Buehler, age 36 of Dallas Center, was traveling south on 380th Avenue when a deer emerged from the west ditch and onto the roadway. The 2017 Chevy Silverado made contact with the deer causing an estimated $5000.00 in damages to the Chevy Silverado. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident.

Warrant Arrest

On 01-12-2022, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35 year old Alicia McGuire, from Clarion, Iowa, on a 48 hour mittimus for an original charge of Theft in the 5th degree. McGuire was transported from Wright County and jailed.

Accident

On 01/09/2022 at 8:08 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4400 block of 280th St., Graettinger, Iowa for a car verses deer accident. A 2017 Ford Fusion, owned and operated by Thomas Weig of Graettinger, was west bound when a deer entered the roadway and collided with the vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage estimated at $1500.00, and was able to be driven from the scene. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident.

Accident

On 1/5/2022 at 1812 P.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4500 Block of 475th Street for a single vehicle deer accident. A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, owned and operated by Brent Burns(58) of Spencer, IA. was eastbound on 475th Street, in the 4500 Block when a deer emerged out of the south ditch and onto the roadway. The deer collided with the Jeep causing functional damage to the front passenger’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained an approximate $3000.00 worth of damage. There were no reports of injuries.

Arrest

On 12/30/2021 at 11:59pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3600blk of 480th Avenue, Emmetsburg, IA. As a result of the traffic stop, Matthew Krogman-Meyer (30) of Spirit Lake, IA was placed under arrest for driving while revoked-a serious misdeamnor, violation of a no-contact order and failure to provide proof of financial liability-both simple miseamors.

Krogman-Meyer was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail to await an initial appearance in front of a magistrate.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.

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 12/29/2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrest Teresa Lynn Hale (50) of Marathon on a valid Palo Alto County Mittimus. Hale was jailed to serve her 14 day mittimus on an original 2nd Offense Possession of Methamphetamine charge.

Accident

On 12/26/2021 at 4:24 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office located an accident which occurred in the 4300 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata owned by Juan Hernandez of Estherville but driven by Juan Jose Hernandez Jr, age 34 of Estherville, was traveling north on 460th Avenue. Hernandez Jr. failed to maintain control of the vehicle and left the roadway, entering the east ditch. The vehicle continued in a northeast direction before making contact with a barbed wire fence and coming to a stop. The Hernandez vehicle sustained an estimated $500 and there was an estimated $500 worth of damages to the fence. Hernandez Jr. was issued a citation for failing to have valid insurance-accident related as a result of the accident.

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 12/24/2021 at 6:32 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle deer accident which occurred in the 3400 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 owned by Kimberly Campbell of Emmetsburg but driven by Phoenix Henry James Campbell, age 21 of Emmetsburg, was traveling north on 460th Avenue when a deer emerged from the west ditch and onto the traveled portion of the roadway. The Campbell vehicle made contact with the deer causing an estimated $5000 in damages to the Campbell vehicle. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Wickman’s Towing.

Warrant Arrest

On 12/24/2021 at 1:28 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Edward Kajewski (34) of Emmetsburg on two valid Palo Alto County warrants. The first warrant was for failure to appear on the original charges of Public Intoxication, Interference with Official Acts and Disorderly Conduct, all simple misdemeanors, with a bond amount of $350.00 cash only bond. The second warrant was for failure to appear on the original charge of Trespassing 1st offense, a simple misdemeanor, with a bond amount of $350.00 cash only. Kajewski was unable to post the combined $700.00 cash only bond and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail 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.