Warrant Arrest

On 07/26/2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Rosburg (34) of Charter Oak, Iowa pursuant to a Palo Alto County Mittimus. Joshua was transferred from the custody of the Crawford County Sheriff to the Palo Alto County Sheriff and was booked into Jail to serve the 15 day mittimus.

Warrant Arrest

On 07/25/2021 at 6:50 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a moped in the 3600 block of 360th St. (HWY 18). As a result of the traffic stop the driver of the moped, Lori Miller (45) of Emmetsburg, was placed under arrest and charged with operating without a valid driver’s license, fraudulent use of registration, no proof of insurance, failure to display a moped safety flag, and improper operation of a low speed vehicle, all of which are simple misdemeanors. Lori also had an active warrant for her arrest through Palo Alto County for contempt of court failure to appear for a probation revocation hearing, and the warrant carried a $1500.00 cash only bond. Lori was placed under arrest and transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await her 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.

Arrest

On 07/24/2021 at 7:51 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4300 block of 360th St., Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536. As a result of the traffic stop the driver, Melvin Ramirez Chavarria (18) of Webster City, Iowa was placed under arrest and charged with driving while suspended, speeding and no proof of insurance. Melvin was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail 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.

Drug Arrests

On 07/24/2021 at 1:40 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of harassment occurring in the 900 block of Inman St., Mallard, Iowa. As a result of the investigation Jason Langschwager (48) of Primghar, Iowa, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance 2nd offense methamphetamine – aggravated misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance 2nd offense marijuana – serious misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor, harassment 3rd degree – simple misdemeanor, driving while license suspended – simple misdemeanor. Ashley Sorensen (35) of Okoboji, Iowa was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st offense methamphetamine – serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor. Jesse Colhour (24) of Ruthven, Iowa was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense methamphetamine – D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor. Mark Shaughnessy (64) of Mallard, Iowa was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense marijuana – aggravated misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance 1st offense methamphetamine – serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia – simple misdemeanor.

All of the subjects were transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await their initial appearance before a judge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department, the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit, and Wickman’s Towing.

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 7/23/2021 at 4:08 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s received a complaint about a vehicle that was unable to maintain lane. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted in the 4700 block of 370th St., Emmetsburg, Iowa. Upon conducting an investigation the driver of the vehicle, Cara Paulsen (43) of Whittemore, Iowa, was placed under arrest and charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, and driving on the wrong side of the road.

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 Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 4:23 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of 490th Street and 460th Avenue (Highway #4) in Mallard for a two-vehicle accident. After investigation it was determined a 2014 Dodge Caravan, owned and operated by Joleen Helbig (59) of Cumberland, WI. was westbound on 490th Street and stopped at the stop sign intersecting with 460th Avenue. Helbig was attempting to turn south on 460th Avenue when she was stuck by a northbound 2017 Buick Envision, owned and operated by Jane Nielsen (65) of Arnolds Park, IA. After the collision in the intersection, Nielsen’s vehicle would enter the east ditch and strike a utility box owned by Windstream.

Damage to Helbig’s vehicle was estimated at $5,000. Damage to Nielsen’s vehicle was estimated at $10,000. Damage to Windstream’s utility box has not been determined. Helbig and Nielsen complained of minor injuries, were both checked out by the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, and released from the scene with minor injuries. Helbig was issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way, a simple misdemeanor.

Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was the Iowa State Patrol, Mallard Fire Department, Mallard First Responders, Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, and Wickman Towing.

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 07/19/2021 at 9:45 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy Dallas Elliott, 21, of Emmetsburg on a valid Palo Alto County 2 day Mittimus Warrant. Following his arrest, Elliott booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to serve his 2-day jail sentence on the original charge of Driving while Barred.

Accident

On On 7/18/2021, at 10:53 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single vehicle accident in the 4800 Block of 525th Avenue. After an investigation it was determined that a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, owned by Ken Krause Motors Inc, driven by a juvenile male, was southbound on 525th Avenue when a deer emerged from the west ditch and onto the roadway. The driver swerved to miss the deer and lost control of the vehicle, and ended up in the west ditch in the 4800 block of 525th Avenue. The vehicle sustained an estimated $1000.00 worth of damage. There was a report of minor injuries due to the accident. The juvenile male driver was cited 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.

Warrant Arrest

On 07/19/2021 at 9:45 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy Dallas Elliott, 21, of Emmetsburg on a valid Palo Alto County 2 day Mittimus Warrant. Following his arrest, Elliott booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to serve his 2-day jail sentence on the original charge of Driving while Barred.

Warrant Arrest

On 7/18/2021 at 1:01 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Wright (31) of Ruthven on valid Dickinson County warrants. The warrants had a $4000.00 cash or approved surety for domestic abuse assault 2nd offense, child endangerment, and contempt – violation of no contact order/protective order. Wright was transported to the Dickinson County line and turned over to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

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