Car Deer Accident

On 4/15/2019 at 10:25 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car deer accident that occurred in the 4000 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, a 2009 Buick Lacrosse, owned by Eric Todd Sipress but driven by Leeann Elaine Sipress, age 37 of Mallard, was traveling southbound on 460th Avenue when a deer emerged from the east ditch and onto the traveled portion of the roadway and made contact with the driver’s side of the Sipress vehicle. The Sipress vehicle sustained an estimated $2500.00 worth of damage. There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision.

Car Deer Accident

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, at 9:18 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident in the 4100 block of 460th Avenue (Hwy 4). Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Heath Petersen (53) of Emmetsburg was driving a 2017 Ford Edge, northbound on 460th Avenue (Hwy 4), when a deer entered the roadway from the west ditch and was struck by Petersen’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported in the accident. There was an estimated $1,600.00 damage done to Petersen’s vehicle as a result of the accident.

Single Vehicle Accident

On 4/12/2019 at 4:47 a.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle non injury property damage accident that occurred in the 4400 block of 280th Street. Upon an investigation conducted at the scene, it was determined that a 2007 Toyota Corolla owned and driven by Herlinda Lopez Ramirez was traveling east on 280th Street. Herlinda Lopez Ramirez failed to maintain control of her vehicle, crossing the centerline of the undivided roadway. The Lopez Ramirez vehicle ran off the road and into the north ditch area of the roadway where is made contact with the ditch embankment. The Lopez Ramirez vehicle sustained an estimated $1500.00 worth of damages. There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision. Lopez Ramirez was issued citations for failing to have a valid driver’s license and failure to maintain control.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Palo Alto County Health System and the Palo Alto County Secondary Roads.

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

OWI Arrest

On 4/11/2019 at 10:36 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in the 4100 block of 430th Avenue. As a result of that traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Eugene Mammen, age 27 of Mallard, on the charges of Operating while Intoxicated/Impaired-1st Offense (serious misdemeanor) and Open Container (simple). Mammen was booked into 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.

Single Vehicle Accident

On 4/11/2019 at 1:03 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch south of Ayrshire. According to the investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, a 2011 Nissan Cube, owned by Joshua Allen Lieb but driven by Rikki Marie Lieb, age 22 of Laurens, was traveling south in the 4400 block of 380th Avenue. Lieb failed to maintain control of the vehicle, crossing the centerline and exit the roadway into the east ditch. The Lieb vehicle made contact with the ditch surface and an adjacent fence before coming to rest.

The Lieb vehicle sustained an estimated $2000.00 worth of damages and the fence sustained an estimated $150.00 worth of damages. There were no reported injuries sustained as a result of the collision. Rikki Marie Lieb was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

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

Single Vehicle Accident

On 04/06/19 at 16:26pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Offie investigated a one vehicle rollover 1 1/2 miles SW of Mallard. A 2011 Subaru Outback, driven by Paul Schulz of Mallard, was north bound in the 5000-blk 450 ave and lost control and entered the west ditch. The Subaru then collided with a field drive which caused it to flip end for end, coming to rest on it’s top.

Schulz was transported to Palo Alto Hospital by private vehicle after being seen by the Emmetsburg Ambulance. The subaru was deemed a total loss.

Car Deer Accident

On April 5th 2019 at 9:38pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/ deer acccident approximately 5 miles west of Mallard on 490 St. A 2005 Ford Freestyle, driven by Kay E. Auten of Mallard, was east bound in the 4000-blk of 490 St and collided with a deer, causing $1,200.00 in damage to the Ford. No injuries reported.

Warrant Arrest

On April 5, 2019 at 5:20pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Offcie arrested Jerry Lee Lockhart Jr., age 31 of Estherville, on a Mittimus requiring him to serve a 60 day jail sentence for a Contempt of Court Charge. Jerry is currently serving the 60 day sentence and will be released once completed.

Warrant Arrest

On April 4, 2019 at 9:42am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carey L. Ross age 22 of Estherville on a valid warrant for Contempt of Court (Original Charge/ Driving while license suspended). Ross posted bond of $350 cash and was released with a 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.

Public Intoxication Arrest

On April 7, 2019 at 3:57 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department observed a male subject walking in the 2000 Block of 11th Street in Emmetsburg. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office identified the male subject to be Daniel Brodie (48) of Emmetsburg, IA. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office learned Brodie had a warrant for his arrest out of Kossuth County stemming from a prior operating while intoxicated charge. During the warrant execution, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Brodie was intoxicated and placed him under arrest for public intoxication 3rd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Brodie was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail on the public intoxication charge.

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