Out of State Felony Warrants

On 11-30-15 at 7:40 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessie Lee Martin (28) of Lind Minnesota on two valid Minnesota arrest warrants for Parole Violation and Felony Theft/Operation Without Owners Consent. Martin was taken into custody at EPS in Graettinger and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail to await extradition to Minnesota.
The two warrants on Martin were No Bond warrants.

Single Vehicle Accident

On Friday November 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated an accident in the 4200 block of 420th St. A 2003 GMC Envoy driven by Tasha Igou of Ayrshire, IA., lost traction on the road and drove into the ditch. While going into the ditch Igou struck a No Passing Sign.
The vehicle had little damage and approximately $100 damage was done to the sign. No injuries were reported.

Single Vehicle Rollover

On Friday November 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover east of Ayrshire. James Carl Schmidt (81) of Ayrshire, IA was westbound in the 4200 block of 420th St. in a 2013 Dodge Ram when he lost traction on a patch of ice. Schmidt entered the south ditch causing his vehicle to roll, ending up on its side.
Schmidt was transported by private vehicle to the Palo Alto County Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The Dodge sustained an estimated $20,000 damage and is considered a total loss.

Two Vehicle Accident

November 28, 2015 at 9:10 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of West Olive St. and North Cameron Ave. in Graettinger. A 2005 Chevy Classic driven by Alex T. Peterson (20) of Graettinger, IA was northbound on N. Cameron Ave and a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Marlicia D. Brewster (28) of Billings MT, was westbound on W. Olive St and collided in the intersection.

The Chevy received $700 in damage and the Hyundai received $1000 in damage.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

Peterson was issued a citation for fail to yield to the right.

Single Vehicle Accident

On 11-27-15 at 8:34 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car in the ditch in the 4800 block of 380th Av. south of Ayrshire. A 2008 Chrysler 300 owned and driven by Cole Jacob Fricke of Kansas City, MO was heading north in the above location when he started to slide on the ice covered roadway. Fricke entered the east ditch, coming to rest facing south.
Damage was estimated at $300 to the front bumper of the vehicle. There were no injuries reported in this accident

Car Deer Accident

On 11/24/2015 at 7:09 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle vs. deer collision located in the 4400 block of 370th Street. According to the investigation conducted at the scene, a 2006 Chrysler Sebring driven by 18 yr. old Tess Hannah Van Den Hurk-Moran and owned by Michael Marvin Moran, was traveling east on 370th Street when a deer was present on a bridge in the middle of the road. The Moran vehicle collided with the deer causing approximately $1500.00 worth of damages. There were no injuries reported at the time of the investigation.

Car Deer Accident

On Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 6:30pm the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to take a report of a car vs. deer accident in the 3700 block of Highway 18 north of Cylinder. A 2009 Ford F150 driven by Matthew Wencil Smith of Mason City was unable to avoid a deer that ran in front of the vehicle. There was an estimated $1000 damage to the truck.

Car Cow Accident

On 11/24/2015 at 6:14 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle accident involving a cow. According to the information provided, a 1996 Ford F250 owned and driven by 57 yr. old Steven Allen Helmke of Ruthven was traveling northbound in the 3600 block of 350th Avenue when a cow emerged from a field drive on the west side of 350th Avenue. The Helmke vehicle collided with the cow causing $2000.00 worth of damages. There were no injuries reported as a result of the accident.

Car Deer Accident

On 11-23-15 at 9:25 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car / deer accident in the 3800 block of 460th Av. south of Emmetsburg. A 2002 Buick Lesabre, owned and driven by Russell August Johnson of Emmetsburg, was heading north when he struck a deer that entered the roadway. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5000. There were no injuries reported in this accident.

Car Deer Accident

On Monday November 23, 2015 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle vs. deer accident. Samnan Khamphavongsa (63)of Storm Lake, Iowa was westbound in the 4000 block of 420th St., driving a 2015 Honda Pilot and struck a deer.. No injuries were reported in the accident.