Driving while Revoked

On 10/7/2016 at 1747 hours, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Main Street in Ruthven. Upon an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan David Matthew Sutherland, age 31 of Ruthven, for operating a motor vehicle while license revoked.  Sutherland’s driving privileges were revoked by the Iowa DOT for a drug related conviction.  Sutherland was cited and released on the simple misdemeanor.  Sutherland was given a court date of 11/23/2016 to appear on the charge. 

 

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

O.W.I. 1st Offense

On Sunday, October 09, 2016 at 1:50 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2300 block of 7th Street, Emmetsburg, on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tyler Kliegl (26) of Emmetsburg. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Kliegl for possibly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kliegl for OWI 1st offense, which is a serious misdemeanor. Kliegl was also cited for failure to obey a stop sign, which is a simple misdemeanor. Kliegl 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.

Trespassing

On Monday, October 10, 2016 at 1:46 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about someone trespassing on POET/Project Liberty property at 4724 380th Street, Emmetsburg. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ron Ludwig Jr., 37, of Emmetsburg. Ludwig was charged with trespassing= simple misdemeanor. Ludwig was booked into the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office 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.

Driving While Suspended

On 10/10/2016 at 1335hrs the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3400 block of 360th Street. From the investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald Gene Moriarty, age 58, of Lake Park on a charge of driving while suspended.  Moriarty’s driving privileges were suspended by the Iowa DOT for non-payment of fines.  Moriarty was arrested, cited and released on the non-scheduled violation.  Moriarty was given a court date of 11/23/2016 to appear on the charge.

 

 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

On Monday 10/10/16 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office covered a vehicle vs deer accident north of Mallard. In the 4700 block of Highway 4, Tony Alvin Murray (59) of Graettinger, Iowa was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry northbound when he struck a deer in the road.  The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $2,000.  No injuries were reported.

Car/Deer Accident

 On 10/11/2016 at 7:12 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a car/deer accident in the 3500 block of 530th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 1999 Ford F350 driven by Matthew Steven Markley of Havelock was northbound on 530th Avenue when he struck a deer that had entered the roadway from the east ditch. Damage to the Ford is estimated at $1,600.00. There were no injuries reported on scene.

2 Vehicle Accident

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:50pm the Palo Alto County Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the 2800 block of Highway 4. A White 2015 Chevrolet Impala driven by Jorgen Horstmann (65) from the country of Denmark was stopped on the shoulder of the highway facing north.   A Gray 2001 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Joshua Alfred Petrich (17) of Graettinger, IA was northbound as well on Highway 4. The shoulder in this area is small and the Horstmann vehicle was close to the white line when Petrich misjudged his distance away from the Horstmann vehicle and side swiped it.

 

The Horstmann vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle. The Petrich vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

 

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

Arrest Warrant Served

 

On 08-23-15 at around 6:37 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Renae Steinkamp of Emmetsburg, on a valid Kossuth County Warrant on a mittimus for an original charge of OWI 1st.

 

She was taken into custody and was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail where she was turned over to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. This mittimus has no bond.

 

10-50

On August 3, 2015, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an accident which occurred on July 29, 2015. After the investigation it was determined that there was a one vehicle accident which happened in the 3400-blk of 400th ave.

 

A 2008 Ford F250 driven by Christopher Moritz of Terrill was northbound and was cresting a hill. As Moritz crested the hill, there was a 2004 GMC Envoy driven by James Cole Jr, of Emmetsburg was southbound, both vehicle swerved to get back in there lane. Moritz entered the east ditch and then collided with a field drive.

 

No damage to the GMC and $1000 damage to the Ford.  No injuries were reported