Drug Arrest

On 11/17/20 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Elmer Clabaugh (62) of Rodman on a valid Kossuth County Arrest Warrant. Following his arrest, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged Clabaugh with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Failure to Comply With a Sex Offender Registry Requirement, 2nd or Subsequent Offense, a Class D Felony. Clabaugh was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before 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.

No Contact Order Violation

On November 18, 2020, at 3:44 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited John Bandomo (35) of Ruthven, IA., for violation of a domestic abuse order-no contact order. Bandomo was incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail when the violation occurred. Bandomo remains in the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an 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.

Warrant Arrest

On 11-16-20 at 3:30 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Dakota G Ladoux, of Fort Dodge, on 3 Palo Alto County warrants. Ladoux was charged with 5th Degree Theft, Drving While Suspended, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, all misdemeanor violations. Ladoux was not able to post the $1,500.00 cash only bond and was jailed.

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

Drug Arrest

On 11/15/2020 at 8:30 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Main St in Emmetsburg. As a result of the stop the driver of the vehicle, Jacob Poulin (23) of Graettinger, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper rear lamps. Jacob was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked in to await his initial appearance. 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 11/15/2020 at 1:19 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Main St., in Emmetsburg. As a result of the traffic stop the driver of the vehicle, Everardo Mendez (35) of Spencer, was placed under arrest for driving while suspended. He was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident and booked in to await his initial appearance before 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.

Traffic Violations

On 11/14/2020 at 12:23 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of W Robins St., Graettinger, Iowa. As a result of the stop the driver, Nathaniel Nasers (38) of Graettinger, was placed under arrest and charged with transporting an open container of alcohol, no proof of insurance, and speeding. The subsequent investigation as a result of the traffic stop is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.

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 11/14/2020 at 2:10 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident that had occurred at the Mallard Post Office. Upon investigation it was determined that Karen Ann Bachman of Mallard was exiting the parking lot in her white 2016 Dodge Dart when she struck a postal service drop box. The postal service drop box was forced into a large window on the post office breaking the glass.

Damage to the Dodge is estimated at $2,000.00, damage to the drop box is estimated at $1,200.00 and damage to the building is estimated at $1,000.00. There were no injuries reported on scene.

Accident

On 11/12/2020 at 5:39 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a car deer accident that occurred in the 3900 block of 420th St., Aryshire, Iowa. A 2013 Ford F150, owned and operated by Jordan Cody of Emmetsburg, was east bound when a deer entered the roadway and collided with the vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage estimated at $1500.00, and no injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

Warrant Arrest

On November 11, 2020, at 9:42 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ramon Valetti JR. (42) of Algona on a Palo Alto County arrest warrant. Valetti’s warrant was issued for theft 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor. Valetti was unable to post the $500 cash only bond and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an 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.

Accident

On 11/5/2020 at 10:33 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle deer collision that occurred in the 3800 block of 460th Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2003 Chevrolet 1500 owned and driven by Chadney Wojahn Clausen, age 54 of Mallard, was traveling south on 460th Avenue. A deer emerged from the east ditch and onto the traveled portion of the roadway where the Clausen vehicle struck the deer. The Clausen vehicle sustained an estimated $4000 worth of damages. There were no reported injuries as a result of the accident.