Warrant Arrest

On 5/24/2018 at 11:01 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pauline Rene Fulton, age 56 of Ruthven, on a valid Pocahontas County Warrant for failing to appear for show cause hearing and failure to pay financial obligations on an original charge of Theft 3rd degree. Fulton was arrested in the 1400 block of Highland Street in Ruthven and transported to the Pocahontas County line where she was transferred to the custody of the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office.

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 Thursday May 25, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica Gardner (33) of Ruthven, IA on a valid Pocahontas County arrest warrant for Failure to Appear, original charge of O.W.I – 1st offense. Gardner was unable to post the $1000 cash-only bond and subsequently transported to Pocahontas County authorities.

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 05/24/2018 at 9:57 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lawrence Charles Ruotolo Sr., 48, of Emmetsburg on a valid Palo Alto County warrant charging him with Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. The warrant was a no bond warrant. Ruotolo was subsequently booked into jail 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.

Warrant Arrest

On 05/24/2018 at 8:22 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley Kae Moore, 25, of Graettinger on a valid Palo Alto County warrant charging her with aiding and abetting the violation of a protective order, simple misdemeanor. Moore was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Moore was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was subsequently booked into jail 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.

Drive While Suspended

Following a traffic stop in Emmetsburg, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amber Marie Polson (41) of Ayrshire on charges of Driving While Suspended. Polson was issued a citation and released to appear in court at a later date.

Car Deer Accident

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 04:52, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident in the 5400 block of 475th Street. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Deborah Bruellman, of Mallard, was driving her 2007 Mercury Montego eastbound in the 5400 block of 475th Street. Bruellman’s vehicle then collided with a deer, which was standing in the middle of the roadway. There were no injuries reported in the accident. Bruellman’s vehicle sustained an estimated $500.00 damage.

Car Deer Accident

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:34 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred in the 4400 block of 360th Street. Jordan Spaw (26) of Emmetsburg, Ia was driving her 2002 GMC Envoy eastbound in the 4400 block of 360th Street when a deer exited the ditch, striking the vehicle. Damages are estimated at $4000 to the Spaw vehicle. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Single Vehicle Accident

On 05/22/2018 at 6:25 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of one vehicle accident at the intersection of 470th Avenue and 380th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that a 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight, driven and owned by Theodore Gertz Wellendorf of Ellsworth, Minnesota, was northbound on 470th Avenue. Wellendorf failed to notice the stop sign at the T-intersection of 470th Avenue and 380th Street. Wellendorf crossed over 380th Street entering a drainage ditch on the north side of the intersection. The Oldsmobile struck two culverts before coming to rest in the bottom of the ditch.

Estimated damage to the Oldsmobile is $7,500.00 and damage to the culverts is estimated at $2,000.00. No injuries were reported on scene.

Wellendorf was issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign.

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 Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5:04 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Emmetsburg Police Department with the execution of two arrest warrants at 601 Harrison Street. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley Moritz (39), of Emmetsburg, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for theft 4th degree, which is a serious misdemeanor. The original charge stems from an investigation conducted by the Emmetsburg Police Department. Bond was set in the amount of $1,500.00 cash only. Ashley was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Ashley was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked into jail 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.

No Contact Order Arrest

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 12:00, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a violation of a protective order at 201 West Lost Island Street, Graettinger. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew McGrauth (22), of Graettinger, for violation of a protective order, which is a simple misdemeanor. McGrauth was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and 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.