Car Deer Accident

On Friday, February 1st, 2019, at 11:45 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident in the 4000 block of 460th Avenue (Hwy 4). Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Alison Coakley (54) of Estherville, was driving her 2011 Infiniti QX56 north in the 4000 block of 460th Avenue when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by Coakley’s vehicle. There was no injuries reported in the accident. Coakley’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000.00 damage in the accident.

Single Vehicle Accident

At 11:37 p.m. on February 1, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident located in the 2900-Block of 460th Avenue. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Dillon Kaneer (21) of Graettinger was northbound on 460th Avenue when a deer appeared in the roadway. Kaneer swerved to avoid the deer and lost control of his vehicle due to the roadway being frost/ice covered. Kaneer entered the east ditch just north of the intersection of 300th Street and rolled the vehicle on to its driver’s side.

The 2007 Ford Taurus Kaneer was operating is considered a total loss. Kaneer was not injured in the accident. Kaneer was issued a citation for operating a non-registered vehicle, 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 Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, at 8:18 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served two valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrants on Gabriel Bishop (23) of Laurens, Ia. Bishop turned himself into Palo Alto County authorities on the charges of Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor. Bishop was unable to post the combined $1500 cash-only bond and susequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits his initial appearance before the judge. These charges were the result of an investigation into a fight that occurred on January 20th, 2019 in Ayrshire, Ia.

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 01/29/2019 at 1:04 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dane Aaron Garman, 35, of Laurens on a valid Palo Alto County Warrant. The warrant was for failure to appear on the original charge of Driving while Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Garman was unable to post the $350.00 cash only bond and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before the 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 1-23-2019 at 3:40 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Alicia M Abrahamson of Estherville, on two Palo Alto County Warrants. The warrants were for Failure to Appear and for Theft in the 5th Degree. Abrahamson was not able to post the $850 bond and was jailed. Abrahamson had been detained in the Dickinson County Jail and was tranferred to our custody from Dickinson 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.

Car Deer Accident

At 11:10 p.m. on January 23, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car deer accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined David Hatch (64) of Emmetsburg was northbound in the 3700 Block of 525th Avenue when a deer emerged from the east ditch and ran into the path of the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic he was operating. Hatch was not injured in the accident. Damage to Hatch’s vehicle was estimated at $4,000.

Domestic Assault Arrest

At 9:25 p.m. on January 22, 2019, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 909 Inman Street in Mallard, IA. to investigate an domestic assault. As a result of the investigation, Kelsy Miller (26) of Mallard was charged with domestic abuse assault 1st offense, a simple misdemeanor. Miller was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where she was held until 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.

OWI Arrest

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:06 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2700 block of 450th Avenue on a 2005 Ford F250 driven by Joel Jacobson (52) of Graettinger. During the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated Jacobson for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacobson, charging him with OWI 1st Offense= serious misdemeanor; speeding= simple misdemeanor and driving on the wrong side of the roadway= simple misdemeanor. Jacobson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, 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.

Warrant Arrest

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 9:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Asmar Abdul Saleem (31) of Graettinger on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for failure to appear for trial on an original charge of failure to provide proof of financial liability, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond was set in the amount of $350 cash only. Abdul Saleem was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident. Abdul Saleem was able to post bond and was subsequently released from jail and given a court date to appear at a later time.

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 Friday, January 18, 2019, at 4:15 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Landon Schiek (22) of Emmetsburg, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for possession of controlled substance- marijuana 1st offense= serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia= simple misdemeanor. Bond was set in the amount of $1,000 cash only for the possession of controlled substance and $350 cash only for the possession of drug paraphernalia. Schiek was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail 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.