Dog At Large

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at 8:29 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 200 block of West Island Street in Graettinger for an incident involving a dog at large. After investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Stacy Ebel (45) of Graettinger for allowing a dog to run at large, a Simple Misdemeanor. Ebel was issued a citation and given a court date to answer to the charge.


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

Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant

On 09/17/2022 at 7:06 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew Lee Bell (50) of Sheldon, on a valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree. Bell was unable to post the $2500.00 cash only bond and was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge. 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 9/17/2022 at 12:24 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 Block of Elm Street in Ruthven. As a result of the traffic stop, Ryan Todd Stearns (41) of Spencer, was placed under arrest for Driving While Suspended. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Hayley Yvette Byerly (26) of Spencer, was placed under arrest pursuant to a valid Adams County arrest warrant. Streans was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge. Byerly was able to post the $300.00 cash only bond and was released from custody. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.


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

Driving While Suspended

On September 15, 2022 at 8:29 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 2900 block of 370th Avenue. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Autume Lynn Haar (38) of Estherville, for Driving While License Suspened-a Simple Misdemeanor, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability-a Simple Misdemeanor. Harr was given a court date to appear 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.

Dog At Large

On 9/12/22 at 6:19 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 400 block of South Washington Street in Graettinger, for a report of 2 dogs running at large. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Justin Richard Johnson (31) of Graettinger, for allowing the dogs to run at large, 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.

Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant

On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Alan Petersen (20) of Pocahontas on a valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation on an original charge of Assault With Intent to Commit Sex Abuse, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Petersen was unable to post the $5000.00 cash or surety bond and was placed in 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.

Trespassing

On 9/6/2022 at 4:30 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of Trespass, which was occurring in the 5400 block of 490th Street. Following an investigation, Jordan Anthony Kleen (40) of West Bend, was cited and released on the charge of Trespass (1st Offense), a Simple Misdemeanor. Kleen was released to appear in court at a later date. Kleen was also issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.


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

Violation of Protection Order

On 9/3/2022 at 11:57 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Wayne Dunbar, (40) of Graettinger, on charges of Violation Of An Order of Protection. Following his arrest, Dunbar was placed in 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.

Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant

On 9/2/22 at 10:14 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Curtis R. Bahr (63) of Cylinder, on 3 valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrants for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Trespass and 2 counts of Driving while License Denied, Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked. Bahr was unable to post the total cash bond of $750.00 and he was placed in jail to await his intial 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.

Palo Alto County Mittimus

On August 30th, 2022 at 12:10 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brayde Koos (25) of Fort Dodge, on a valid Palo Alto County mittimus warrant stemming from a conviction of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Following his arrest, Koos was placed in jail to serve the 48 hour mittimus.


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