Accident

At 2:39 p.m. on April 25, 2021, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a single vehicle accident in the 4900 block of 370th Street. Upon investigation, it was determined a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, being operated by Jacqueline Holt (60) of Lake Mills, IA, was eastbound pulling a homemade camper trailer when the trailer became unattached to the hitch causing the trailer to hit the ground and be dragged down the shoulder of the road by its safety chains. Holt applied the brakes to the Trailblazer causing the trailer to rear end the Trailblazer.

The trailer was reattached to the Trailblazer and driven away. No injuries were reported at the scene. Damage to the Trailblazer was estimated at $2,000 and damage to the camper was estimated at $1,000.

Accident

On 4/23/2021 at 21:17, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3100 Block of 420th Avenue, for a single vehicle deer accident. A 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Linda Carlson(42) of Estherville, was northbound when several deer emerged out of the west ditch and onto the roadway. One of the deer collided with the front driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained an estimated $3000.00 worth of damage. There were no reports of injuries.

Warrant and Drug Charges

On 4/20/2021 at 11:04 P.M. the Palo Alto Count Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4800 block of 370th St., Emmetsburg, Iowa. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Amy Terry (37) of Ft. Dodge, Iowa was placed under arrest pursuant to a Wright County arrest warrant for failure to appear for probation revocation. The warrant carried a bond of $2000.00 cash only. Amy was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail. Once at the Jail Amy was found to be in possession of marijuana. Amy was additionally charged with possession of marijuana 2nd offense – aggravated misdemeanor, possession of contraband into a correction facility – D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Amy was also cited for failure to illuminate the rear license plate, failure to possess/display a valid driver’s license while operating a motor vehicle, and failure to provide proof of insurance. Amy was jailed to await her initial appearance before a judge.

The Palo Alto Count 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.

OWI Arrest

On April 19, 2021, at 8:11 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3100 block of 420th Avenue near Graettinger for a report of a vehicle swerving all over the road. While officers were responding, they were advised the vehicle had ran out of gas and the driver was trying to get a ride into Graettinger.

At 8:29 p.m. a Palo Alto County Deputy observed the vehicle in question at the Country Store in Graettinger. Upon investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Juarez Medrano Genaro, (35) of Graettinger, for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, open container – driver, a simple misdemeanor, and driving without a license, a simple misdemeanor. Genaro was placed 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

At 8:05pm on April 11, 2021 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Curtis Rierson(43), of Algona, on a valid Palo Alto County mittimus. Rierson turned himself in and he was booked in to the Palo Alto County Jail where he is to serve a 30 day mittimus for probation violation.

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

Assault Arrest

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 11:36, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of an assault at 103 South Sixth Street, Mallard. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandy Robbins (41) of Mallard. Robbins was charged with assault = simple misdemeanor and trespassing = simple misdemeanor. Robbins was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked to await 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.

Accident

On Friday, April 9th, 2021, at 11:46 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 560th Avenue and 390th Street (Hwy 18). Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that Benjamin Kollasch (26) of Cylinder, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 south on 560th Avenue and approaching the intersection of 390th Street and 560th Avenue. Kollasch failed to obey the stop sign at the intersection of 390th Street and 560th Avenue, entered the intersection, and collided with an eastbound 2015 Dodge Ram driven by Yovany Ciero (44) of Algona. Both vehicles were deemed a total loss in the accident. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Whittemore Ambulance, Whittemore Fire Department, and Iowa DOT. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office issued a citation to Benjamin Kollasch for failure to obey traffic control device, which is 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 4/5/2021 at 4:44 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served a valid Palo Alto County warrant on Miguel Ronald Sanculi, age 40 of Cylinder, charging him with Violation of Probation. Sanculi was incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail at the time of the service. Bail was set in the amount of $2500 cash only. Sanculi was 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.

Public Intox Arrest

On 4/4/2021 at 01:58 a.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident near the Side Street Saloon in Graettinger. As a result of that incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Robert Boswell, age 34 of Spencer, on the charge of Public Intoxication-1st (a simple misdemeanor). Boswell was transported to 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.

Drug Arrest

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:39 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down by a female sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Ford Fusion, which was sitting, facing north in the southbound lane in the 1000 block of Monroe Street, Emmetsburg. Upon making contact with the female and a male front seat passenger, Deputies were notified that the male passenger, Miguel Sanculi (40), was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Following a further investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Miguel Sanculi, charging him with possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequent = class D felony and possession of drug paraphernalia = simple misdemeanor. Sanculi was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate. 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.