Trespass Citation

On 6/28/2020 at 11:19 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance located at 303 S. First Street in Mallard. As a result of the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Aaron Phillip Krusen, age 31 of Mallard, on the charges of Trespass-1st Offense (a simple misdemeanor).

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 06/28/2020 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Adam Enockson (31) of Aryshire for violation of a no contact order. Adam turned himself in at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office. He was subsequently booked into jail and then released on a $500.00 unsecured bond.

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 06/27/2020 at 7:00 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Marie Buettner, 25, of Ayrshire on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for Violation of a Protective Order, simple misdemeanor. The warrant was a no bond warrant. Buettner was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to wait 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.

Drug Arrest

On 06/23/2020 at 7:55 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3900 block of 460th Ave., Emmetsburg, Iowa. Upon completion of an investigation and search of the vehicle the driver of the vehicle, Kurtis Duchaine (20) and a passenger, Cody Cates (20), both of Dassel, Minnesota, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance-marijuana 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both cited and released at the scene on their promise to appear in court at a later date.

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

Two Vehicle Accident

On 06/18/2020 at 6:35 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a two-vehicle injury accident in the 5100 block of 370th ST., Cylinder, Iowa. A 2001 Ford Taurus, owned and operated by Dale Reed of Emmetsburg, was west bound when it crossed the center line and collided with a tire on a 2730 Combination Ripper belonging to K. C. Nielsen of Algona, that was being hauled as an oversized load on a flat-bed semi-trailer. The semi was identified as a 1999 Peterbilt, owned and operated by Edward Phillips of Weatherford, Texas. The Peterbilt and driver of the semi reported no injuries or damage. The semi-trailer sustained minor damage estimated at $200.00. The Combination Ripper sustained damage to one of the wheels estimated at $1000.00. The Taurus was deemed a total loss. Dale reported minor injuries and was checked by EMS on scene and released. Dale was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Emmetsburg Fire Department, Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, and Wickman’s Towing. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank all of the citizens and passing motorist’s that stopped to assist and check on those involved in the accident.

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

Cr Deer Accident

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 12:35 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident in the 4500 block of 460th Avenue (Hwy 4). Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Kathy Rubel (62) of Plover, was driving her 2018 Subaru Outback southbound in the 4500 block of 460th Avenue. A deer entered the roadway from the west ditch and was struck by Rubel’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported in the accident. Rubel’s vehicle sustained an estimated $18,000.00 damage as a result of the accident.

Public Intoxication Arrest

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 8:28 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint reference to an intoxicated male trying to engage in fighting behavior in the 400 block of East Robins Street, Graettinger. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Kajewski (33) of Cylinder, charging him with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, both simple misdemeanors. Kajewski was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office 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.

STEP Wave

Celebrate With a Plan

The last few months have brought incredible challenges for our communities. As our nation begins to reopen, many Americans will be eager to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office want to remind drivers to not let the celebration turn dangerous by driving impaired.

Nationally, during the 2018 July 4th holiday period (the most recent statistics available) 193 people died in motor vehicle crashes and 78 of these fatalities occurred in an alcohol-impaired crash. On the fourth of July in 2018, one person lost their life in Iowa due to an alcohol related crash. On July 4, 2019, Iowa experienced 112 crashes which involved 2 fatalities and 9 serious injuries. These fatalities and injuries are certainly nothing to celebrate.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 71 percent of those who died in alcohol related crashes were in vehicles involving a driver with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .15 or higher, almost two times the legal limit of .08. Law enforcement agencies across Iowa will be participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from July 3 to July 7, 2020.
In an effort to combat impaired driving, officers will be exhibiting zero tolerance for impaired drivers.

Impaired driving is not only dangerous but illegal, and it puts everyone on the road in jeopardy. There is also a financial aspect of driving impaired. An OWI arrest can cost up to $10,000. You could lose your license, your car, and your job. Before you set out to celebrate this holiday weekend, make a plan – have a designated driver, call an Uber, or other rideshare service.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office reminds you that it is never okay to drink and drive!

Accident

On 6/19/2020 at 02:10 a.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a semi tractor and trailer that were in the ditch. The location of the accident was said to have occurred at the intersection of 480th Avenue and 280th Street. As a result of the investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined that a 2019 Kenworth tractor pulling a 2019 Pacer feed trailer was traveling west on 280th St and slowing for a right turn onto 480th Avenue. The semi was operated by Carlos Manuel Naite, age 34 of Sioux City. As Naite turned right, the attached trailer entered the northeast ditch causing the load to shift. Consequently, the trailer and tractor rolled and came to rest on the passenger side of both units. Naite was checked on scene by medical personnel. Naite was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Graettinger Fire and Rescue, the Palo Alto County Health System and Mitch’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.

Interference with Law Enforcement Arrest

On 06/17/2020 at 10:39 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Rolling St., Ruthven, Iowa for a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. Upon completion of an investigation the driver of the vehicle, Casey Pomeroy (36) of Ruthven, was placed under arrest and charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to provide proof of financial liability, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, driving while license revoked, transporting an open container of alcohol, and interference with law enforcement. Casey was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was 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.