Assault Arrest

On 5/06/2022 at approximately 12:57 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Graettinger Community School to investigate an alleged assault that happened at the school. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged a 15 year old male student from Ruthven, with Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Misdemeanor and False Imprisonment, a Serious Misdemeanor. Following his arrest, the juvenile was released to a parent to await contact from the Juvenile Courts.

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 Barred

On 5/5/2022 at 11:10 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 4300 block of 460th Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Permanson Peter, age 25 of Storm Lake, on the charges of Driving while License Barred. Peter was also issued a citation for Speed and Fail to Prove Security Against Liability (No Accident). Peter was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a judge.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by 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.

Warrant Arrest

On April 28, 2022 at 6:42p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to 5432 300th St. west of Fenton. After an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Eric Allen Young (42) of Saint Ansgar, IA was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant from the United States Marshall’s Service. The warrant was issued for Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1).

Young was transported to the Chickasaw County Jail, where he will await extradition to the custody of the United States Marshall’s Service.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Fenton Ambulance Service, and the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.

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 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 03:06 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Peterson (44) of Emmetsburg on 3 valid Palo Alto County warrants for violation of Graettinger City Ordinance 55.06 allowing a dog to run at large within the city limits of Graettinger. Peterson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, given an unsecured bond, and released on her promise to appear in front of a magistrate 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.

Accident

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 7:24 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single vehicle rollover accident in the 3800 block of 440th Avenue near Emmetsburg. After investigation into the accident, it was determined a 17 year old female was northbound in the 3800 block of 440th Avenue, operating a 2003 Ford Escape, was using an electronic communication device – cell phone, and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The vehicle entered the west ditch causing the vehicle to roll on to its top. The driver was checked at the scene by the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service and was released from the scene with minor injuries. The 2003 Ford Escape is considered a total loss. The driver was issued citations for use of electronic communication device – restricted license, and failure to maintain control both simple misdemeanors.

Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the Emmetsburg Police Department, 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.

Arrest

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 3:35 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathan Cowell, (22) of Emmetsburg, on valid Woodbury County warrants stemming from a conviction of operating while intoxicated 1st offense, which is a serious misdemeanor. Cowell’s warrants include a sentencing order to serve a 2 day mittimus in Woodbury County and also voluntary absence from custody, which is a serious misdemeanor. Cowell was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and subsequently booked in to await extradition to Woodbury County.

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 Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 3:35 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle accident in the 5100 block of 280th Street. After investigation into the accident, it was determined Tyler Martin Krenz (30) of Windom, MN., was eastbound on 280th Street operating a 2001 Peterbilt semi, owned by Dayton Hartung of Fairmont, MN., when Krenz fell asleep causing the semi and livestock trailer to enter the north ditch. The unit would come to rest in the north ditch after getting hung up on a farm drive located at 5131 280th Street. Damage to the Peterbilt was estimated at $10,000. No injuries were reported at the scene. Krenz was cited for failing 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.

Accident

On 4/21/2022 at 8:34 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle, personal injury and property damage accident. The accident occurred in the 4100 block of 360th Street. According to the investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, a 2003 Ford F150, owned and driven by Shane Michael Girres, age 37 of Graettinger, was traveling west on 360th Street and crossed the center line, making contact with an eastbound 2019 Peterbilt accompanied with a 2021 Pola trailer in tow owned by Anthony P & L Inc of Le Mars and driven by Sebastian Case Holzman, age 29 of Spencer. The Girres vehicle continued to travel west on 360th Street until a portion of the vehicle made contact with the road shoulder causing the vehicle to turn and roll over 180 degrees coming to rest on a portion of the frame of the truck. The 2019 Peterbilt continued to travel east crossing the center line of the roadway before entering the north ditch.

Girres was taken to the Palo Alto County Hospital with undisclosed injuries while Holzman was treated by medical personnel at the scene. The accident remains under investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Emmetsburg Fire Department, the Palo Alto County Health System, Wickman’s Towing, Stockton Towing (Le Mars) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Maintenance Division).

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 04/21/2022 at 6:26 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car deer accident in the 3000 block of 420th Avenue. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2014 Buick Lacrosse driven by and registered to Danielle Kay Carrigan of Emmetsburg was northbound on 420th Avenue when a deer emerged from the west ditch. The Buick and deer would collied in the roadway. Damage to the Buick is estimated at $4,500.00. There were no injuries reported on scene.

Warrant Arrest

On 04/20/2022 at 9:56 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Barbara Colleen Tevis, 40, of Milford on a valid Palo Alto County warrant. The warrant was for two counts of Sex Offender Registration Violations, both Class “C” felonies with no bond allowed. Tevis was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail 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.