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					BENJAMIN MACMILLAN DRUG POSSESSION SENTENCING
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Posted on December 6, 2011 at 04:01:53 PM by Webmaster




Sioux City, IA (KICD)---A Milford man will spend over five years in federal prison on federal meth charges.

At a previous guilty plea 26-year-old Benjamin MacMillan admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that distributed
more than 500 grams of methamphetamine which contained more than 50 grams of pure methamphetamine.
From mid-2010, through February 2nd every two to three weeks, MacMillan traveled from northwest Iowa to
Kansas City to obtain 1/2 ounce to 4 ounce quantities of methamphetamine, which he sold to customers in
northwest Iowa. On February 2nd of 2011, MacMillan traveled from northwest Iowa to Kansas City, Missouri, to
obtain methamphetamine. On the way back from Kansas City, MacMillan was stopped by law enforcement and
four ounces of methamphetamine was seized by law enforcement from a contact solution box which had been
thrown out of the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.

MacMillan was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien to 66 months’
imprisonment. He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in
the federal system. MacMillan is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a
federal prison.
Local agencies assisting include the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Estherville Police
Department, and Clay County Sheriff’s Office.



NOVEMBER, 2011 POLICE STATS
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ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: December 5, 2011
Ref: News Release

Estherville, IA

The Estherville Police Department had numerous calls for service during the month of November, keeping officers
very busy.

On November 1st, officers took a report of a motor vehicle stolen from 1508 North 6th Street. The complainant
reported that someone had removed the keys for the car from his house and had taken the car. The complainant
reported that he had heard that the car had been taken to the Minneapolis, St. Paul Minnesota area. On November
14th the stolen car was recovered by the St. Paul, Minnesota Police Department. Two suspects from the St. Paul
area were arrested and are currently in custody.

On November 14th, 2011 the Estherville Police Department responded to 4 business burglaries and 1 attempted
burglary of a business. An undisclosed amount of cash and coins were taken in the break- ins. These business
burglaries are currently under investigation.

On November 27th, officers of the police department concluded an investigation in regards to a sexual assault of a
juvenile female. Leo Lester Mittrucker, age 56, of Estherville, was taken into custody and placed in the Emmet
County Jail. Mittrucker is charged with 2 Counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault. Mittrucker is currently being held
in the Emmet County Jail on with a bond of $65,000 cash or surety. 2nd Degree Sexual Assault is a Class B
Felony. A Class B Felony is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a fine for each count.




On November 30, in the early morning hours, the Estherville Police Department responded to the call of a
Domestic Disturbance. During the investigation, the suspect, Charles LeRoy Smith, age 41, of Estherville, made
more than 16 calls to the Communication Center on the police department, and 911 Emergency phone lines, after
being told to stop. Smith was charged with 8 Counts of Harassment and 8 Counts of False Reports or
Communications to 911 Operator. Smith was also placed under arrest and charged with Domestic Assault
(Serious). Also charged in the incident, was 38 year old Tanya Helmick, of Estherville. Helmick was placed in jail
for Domestic Assault (Serious).
Smith and Helmick were both released after posting a bond.

In addition to these crimes, officers took reports and are currently investigating the following crimes:

5- Assaults
6- Burglary of Residence
2- Burglary of Vehicle
4- Child Abuse or Neglect
8- Criminal Mischief
2- Disturbing the Peace
6- Domestic Disturbances or Assaults
4- Drug or Drug Paraphernalia Cases
1- Child Custody Dispute
10- Truancy Violations
1- House Fire
6- Trespassing
2- Identity Theft
1-Violation of No-Contact Order
2-Interference With Official Acts
2- Forgery
2- Fraud
2-Sexual Assaults
10- Harassments
2- Hit and Runs
7-Liquor Violations
4- Miscellaneous Reports
1- Motor Vehicle Theft
2- O.W.I.
14- Theft – Other
7- Traffic Crime Reports
35- Traffic Citations Issued
Numerous Traffic Stops with verbal and written warnings.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

If you have any information on any crimes, please contact the Estherville Police Department at 712-362-3515 or
e-mail us at esthervillepd@yourstarnet.net.




REINEKE THANKS COMMUNITY FOR POLICE CANINE DONATIONS
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Posted on November 23, 2011 at 12:55:13 PM by Webmaster


The following link is for Matt's Letter to the Editor of the Estherville Daily News.

http://esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/514480/Reineke-thanks-community-for-police-canine-
donations.html?nav=5060




MORE TOWNS TAP COUNTIES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
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Posted on November 11, 2011 at 00:54:24 AM by Webmaster


Check this link from the Des Moines Register.


http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011310210061
ESTHERVILLE POLICE TO BEGIN FUNDRAISER FOR NEW K-9
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Posted on October 12, 2011 at 04:33:54 PM by Webmaster


ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: October 12, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515


Estherville, IA – In the wake of the recent death of the Estherville Police K-9, Max, the police department has
decided to honor the fallen K-9 by replacing him with another police dog. Max died on October 5th, 2011 from a
sudden onset of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. The disease attacked Max’s red blood cells causing his
internal organs to fail.

The police department purchased Max with funds donated by businesses and individuals within Emmet County.
Without the help of our community it would have been impossible to purchase Max and will be impossible to
purchase another police K-9.

This is the 13th year that the police department has had a K-9 on patrol. In three short years, Max assisted in the
confiscation of $59,000 in illegal drugs, $3,500 in cash from suspected drug dealers, and two vehicle
confiscations. Having a police K-9 has been great for our community.

Estherville PD K-9 Officer, Matt Reineke, has been in contact with our police dog supplier, Cindy, at Brodie’s K-9
Training Center. Cindy sent her regrets and sympathy in regards to Max’s death. Cindy has agreed to give the
Estherville Police Department a large discount toward the purchase of a new K-9. Officer Reineke has chosen a 15
month old yellow Labrador Retreiver, named “Max”, that is currently in training with Cindy. The cost of a new K-9
officer will exceed $5,000. New “Max” will not be an apprehension type police dog. He will be trained and certified
in narcotics detection, tracking of suspects or lost individuals, as well as article searches. The new K-9 will be
utilized on the streets, Estherville Lincoln Central Schools, Iowa Lakes Community College, local businesses, public
presentations, and available to the citizens upon request.

The police department has had great success with the K-9 program and would like to ask the assistance of the
public in raising funds to make the purchase of a new K-9. If you are willing or able to make a donation for the
purchase of a new K-9 or have questions, Officer Reineke would be available to speak to you, your group or
organization. Officer Reineke can be reached at 712-362-3515.

If you would like to send a donation, you can mail them to:
Estherville Police Department
114 North 6th Street Suite 1
Estherville, IA 51334
Attn: Matt Reineke




ESTHERVILLE POLICE ASK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE
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Posted on October 6, 2011 at 03:13:46 PM by Webmaster


ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: October 6, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

Estherville, IA - -The Estherville Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in regards to being
able to find your residence. The police department has noticed recently that there are a large number of houses
and businesses that do not have address numbers affixed to the outside of the building. This makes it extremely
difficult for emergency responders to find you.

The Code of Ordinances for the City of Estherville 810-308 states; All buildings now or hereafter erected or
fronting on any street shall have conspicuously placed on such buildings, the numbers provided by this chapter.
810-309 also says; the number plate placed upon any building shall be metal or wood or the number may be
painted, and all numbers shall be placed on the front of the building, door post, transom, or other place, and said
numbers shall be at least three (3) inches in height and so as to be easily seen from the street. The city ordinance
goes on to say that if any person fails to comply with the ordinance, following a 10 day written notice, the city will
place numbers on the premises and the cost thereof will be assessed against the taxes of the property owner.

The intent of this article is to make property owners aware that there is an ordinance and that having a number
on their property that Emergency Responders can find and read will make the response time much faster.
Responders may not be able to find you if you do not have numbers on your house or your numbers are not
readable.

If you have any questions regarding this or any City of Estherville Ordinance, you can contact the police
department at 712-362-3515 or esthervillepd@yourstarnet.net; or contact the City of Estherville Offices at 712-
362-7771, or you can find the Estherville Code of Ordinances online at cityofestherville.org and click the link for
Administration and then you will find City Code on the left hand side of the page.




ESTHERVILLE POLICE K-9 DIES
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Posted on October 6, 2011 at 02:49:38 PM by Webmaster




ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE - ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: October 6th 2011 Contact Information: Chief Eric Milburn
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515
The Estherville Police Department said farewell far too soon to one of its own on Wednesday, Oct. 5 with the
passing of Max, the 100 percent German shepherd officer, who was sworn in by Mayor Lyle Hevern on April 21,
2008.

The trained K-9 was born in Czechoslovakia and trained at Brodie's Kennels in Tennessee. He and his handler,
Estherville Police Officer Matt Reineke, underwent the final two weeks of training together before the 18-month-
old dog moved into the Reineke home and joined the police force.

“It was through the generosity of city residents as well as residents from all over Emmet County, including
Armstrong and Ringsted, who donated the necessary funds for the purchase of Max at $8,500.00,” said Estherville
Police Chief Eric Milburn.
In the three-plus years he was part of the force, Max helped in the confiscation of $59,000 worth of illegal drugs,
two vehicles involved in illegal drug activity and $3,500 in cash also from apprehended suspects accused of drug
dealing. Milburn said, “The head of the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task force described our K-9 unit and his handler
as a well-oiled professional canine team that possessed impressive and accurate narcotic detection skills.”

“Max also assisted in looking for missing persons and helped in the apprehension of hidden and fleeing suspects.”

Reineke added, “Max was a hardworking dog who never quit. He really loved his job.”
Milburn commented, “The reputation and work product provided by Officer Reineke and Max were well known
throughout Northwest Iowa, amazing drug enforcement officers with their abilities and skill. When Matt and Max
said yes, you knew it was there. When they said no, you could focus your investigation elsewhere, saving time
and resources.”
Everything humanly possible was performed to save the canine that was suffering from Immune Mediated
Hemolytic Anemia. Milburn said he was hospitalized for five days, had numerous IVs and endured two blood
transfusions.

“In the past week, he was attended by Dr. Arlyn Omtvedt and Dr. Lisa Dreeszen whose special care went above
and beyond the call of duty. Max also spent a couple of days at the Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Everyone did everything possible to save Max but the complications from the disease were too severe.”

When Max joined the force, he was filling the K-9 position that was vacated by the retiring Cyber. The police
department will begin considering whether to initiate a replacement process in the near future to fill this empty
spot
ESTHERVILLE POLICE CHARGE 19 IN DISORDERLY HOUSE
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Posted on September 26, 2011 at 07:30:59 PM by Webmaster
ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: September 26, 2011 Contact Information: Capt. Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

On Sunday, September 25th, at approximately 12:12 A.M., the Estherville Police Department was dispatched to a
loud party complaint coming from two residences. Officers were sent to the 500 Block of South 14th Street and
the 400 Block of South 13th Street. Neighbors reported that there was a loud party in the area and that the
suspects were moving between the back yards of the two houses.

Upon the officers arrival, they found persons that they knew to be under the age of 21 and that those persons
were in possession of alcohol. Due to the loud party complaint and the presence of underage persons with alcohol,
the following were charged under the City of Estherville Code of Ordinances with Disorderly House violations:

Keeping a Disorderly House, Brandon Jordan Tanner, age 21, and Ryan David Tjepkes, age 21 both of Estherville.

The following were charged with Frequenting a Disorderly House: Amy Marian Novak, age 21, of St. Charles, MN;
Bradley Eugene Cabrera, age 21 of Barnum, IA; Chelsea Sophia Simon, age 18 of Estherville, IA; Keaton Blair
Anderson, age 24, of Okoboji, IA; Mitchell John Turbes, age 19, of New Ulm, MN; Brandon Emray Price, age 21, of
Holyoke, CO; Jordan Louis Huston, age 21, of Wells, MN; Davis Eugene Jacobsen, age 20, of Avoca, IA; Brittney
Jean Jacobson, age 20, of Harrisburg, SD; Michael John Hansen, age 21, of Kingsley, IA; Raeanna Jean Muller,
age 18, of Estherville, IA; Emily Sue Swalve, age 19 of Estherville, IA; Leah Ranae Flaharty, age 21, of
Emmetsburg, IA; Courtney Kayann Pestka, age 20, of Goodthunder, MN; Kayla Mae Bortvidt, age 18, of
Estherville, IA; Brock James Blocker, age 21, of Bancroft, IA; Cameron Kenneth Custer, age 20 of Breda, IA. All
suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

The Estherville Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department.

Estherville Police would encourage anyone with information in regards to a party with underage drinking to
contact the police department at 712-362-3515 or e-mail esthervillepd@yourstarnet.net.

DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
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Posted on August 22, 2011 at 06:41:09 PM by Webmaster


ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE - ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: August 22, 2011 Contact Information: Capt. Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

Iowa Law Enforcement Participates in National Drunk Driving Campaign:
“DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER”

Estherville, IOWA - The Estherville Police Department and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department will join nearly
10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, August 25th-September 7th, in support of an intensive crackdown
on impaired driving and other traffic offenses. The effort has been dubbed, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Impaired driving is a serious problem. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the
number of alcohol-impaired, driving fatalities in America fell from 2008 to 2009, but the fatality totals are still too
high. In Iowa during 2009, there were 371 fatalities with 92 resulting from an alcohol related crash, according to
the Iowa Department of Transportation. Nationwide 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle
rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The age
group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the
21-to-24 age group.

“All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this
careless disregard for human life. Because we’re committed to ending the carnage, we’re intensifying enforcement
during the crackdown,” advised Larry Sauer – Bureau Chief for the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. “Since
twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend, and four times as many occur at night, we will
be especially vigilant during these high-risk times.”

Across the country, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.
According to the latest data, nearly a third of fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved a driver or
motorcycle rider with a BAC above the legal limit – an average of one fatality every 48 minutes.
Law enforcement around the state will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers and other traffic violators
during the crackdown. During last year’s special traffic enforcement period (sTEP), August 24–September 6, there
were 7 fatalities, two of which were alcohol related. Also during the enforcement effort, nearly 35,500 traffic
violations were reported by Iowa’s law enforcement.

If you have questions, concerns or want to report an impaired driver, call 911, or contact the police department at
712-362-3515 or the sheriff’s department at 712-362-2639.

For more information, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.




ESTHERVILLE SCHOOLS PARKING ENFORCEMENT DETAILS
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Posted on August 16, 2011 at 06:47:52 PM by Webmaster


ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: August 16, 2011 Contact Information: Chief Eric Milburn
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

The Estherville Lincoln Central School District begins the 2011/2012 school year on August 22nd for grades 9-12,
and August 23rd for the remainder of the grades. As in years past, the Estherville Police Department will be
enforcing traffic laws on the streets and roadways around the schools. In an effort to provide safe and efficient
traffic flow around the schools, and to avoid issuance of traffic citations, the Estherville Police Department wishes
to provide information on how to maneuver through these areas safely.

Roosevelt Middle School buses stops are set up to discharge students in the rear, and on the north side of the
school. Please avoid these areas. There is a drive through zone designated by yellow curb and signage on north
6th Street in front of the main doors. Please enter this zone from the north, pull parallel to the curb, and as far
forward as possible to allow other drivers to enter the zone behind you. Discharge your passengers, look for
oncoming traffic on 6th Street, and merge back onto 6th Street when it safe to do so.
At the Middle School on the 1500 block of 1st Avenue South, students are discharged from the buses in a bus
zone that is denoted by yellow curb, diagonal yellow stripes and curbside signs. There is no parking for vehicles
other than buses in this zone from 07:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Just to the west of this bus zone is a loading zone
designated by a white curb. This is the area for student discharge from personal vehicles. Please enter this zone
from the west, again pulling as far forward so as to allow other drivers to enter the zone behind you. Discharge
your passengers directly onto the sidewalk, look for traffic on 1st Avenue South, and merge back onto 1st Avenue
South when safe to do so. Students may also be dropped off in Circle Drive parallel to the curb.

Demoney is the most difficult area for traffic. Most parents walk their child into the building, so parking spaces are
heavily used. There is a bus zone on the north side of the school, the south side of the high school parking lot.
Please do not park in the bus zone. Allow sufficient time to maneuver through the Demoney area, and expect
delays getting through this area.

Finally, do not stop on the traveled portion of any street in the school zone and discharge any students. Stopping
on the traveled portion prevents the efficient flow of motor vehicles, and it puts students on the street where they
are exposed to the danger of vehicles in motion. Officers do not want to write a citation for the violation of
stopping on the traveled portion in a school zone, however it is the only way way it can be efficiently addressed.
The State of Iowa has placed a large scheduled fine on this violation, totaling $195.00. Stopping or parking in
areas that are reserved for bus usage is a $15.00 parking ticket. Know the areas that are reserved for bus
parking, and expect heavy traffic, and allow sufficient time to allow for this congested traffic.

The Estherville Police Department would like to remind motorist that this is a very dangerous time as children will
be crossing the streets while going to school and would like everyone to drive safely. If you have any questions
about these or any other laws or ordinances, please contact the Estherville Police Department at 712-362-3515 or
e-mail us at esthervillepd@yourstarnet.net.
ESTHERVILLE MAN JAILED FOLLOWING POLICE CHASE
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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 04:58:43 PM by Webmaster




ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: August 1, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

Estherville, IA - On Thursday July 28th, 2011 at about 3:45 p.m., officers from the Estherville Police Department
observed a suspect operating a motor vehicle in the 300 block of North 16th Street that they knew to be
operating the vehicle while having a suspended drivers license. Prior to officers activating their top lights and
siren, the suspect accelerated rapidly and drove through a yard. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the
driver fled from the area. The suspect drove recklessly, ran stop signs and sped through Estherville neighborhoods
with police in pursuit. The suspect eventually left the city limits and drove north and west of town. At the
intersection of 140th Street and Emmet County road N22 on the Emmet/Dickinson County line, the suspect
attempted to turn westbound into Dickinson County. Officers used the “PIT”(Pursuit Intervention Technique)
maneuver to turn the vehicle in the roadway. The suspect went into the ditch and continued to attempt to flee.
Officers were able to block the suspect in with the patrol vehicles and take the suspect into custody without
further incident.

Jarrod Jay Bandow, age 35, of Estherville was placed under arrest and transported to the Emmet County Jail.
Bandow faces numerous traffic charges including, 3-counts of Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, 7-Stop Sign
Violations, Failure to Prove Security Against Liability, Excessive Speed, Driving while License Suspended, Felony
Eluding or Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, Operation without Owners Consent, and Possession of
a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) 2nd Offense. Bandow remains in the Emmet County Jail on a bond of $17, 750
dollars cash or surety.

During the chase an Estherville Police Unit sustained $5,400 in damage.

The Estherville Police Department received assistance from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa
Department of Transportation (Motor Vehicle Enforcement).
ESTHERVILLE POLICE ARREST SPIRIT LAKE MAN ON SEVERAL CHARGES
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Posted on July 28, 2011 at 02:34:39 PM by Webmaster




ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN
Date:July28,2011
Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release
712-362-3515

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, at approximately 5:30 A. M., Estherville police officers were sent to an Estherville
residence in regards to an assault that had taken place during the overnight hours. Officers met with a female
victim of domestic violence that reported that she had been held by her ex-boyfriend in the house for nearly two
hours and that the suspect refused to let her leave. The victim also reported that the suspect had broken into her
house by entering through a window and was asleep in her bed when she arrived home. The victim said that she
was also pushed down the basement steps by the suspect and choked during the altercation.

Officers made contact with the suspect, 23 year old Justin Glick of Spirit Lake inside the victims’ residence.
Following an investigation of the reported incidents, the Estherville Police Department charged Glick with Burglary
in the 1st Degree, a Class B Felony, Domestic Abuse Assault, and False Imprisonment, both Serious
Misdemeanors. Glick was placed in the Emmet County Jail on the charges and made an initial appearance in front
of an Associate District Court Judge. Glick posted bond on Sunday July 24th by posting $1,000 cash and signing
an unsecured bond of $24,000 and was released.

ESTHERVILLE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN IDENTITY THEFT RING
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Posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:45:15 PM by Webmaster
ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Estherville, IA – On July 14th, 2011 the Estherville Police Department began an investigation into an identity theft
ring that resulted in the arrest of a California woman.

On Thursday, July 14th, Estherville police were dispatched to a local bank in regards to a possible identity theft.
Officers were advised by bank employees that they had received an e-mail from an Algona, Iowa branch of their
bank, that there were suspects in the area attempting to withdraw money from an account. The bank employees
advised that the subject was believed to be using the account and identity of a customer.

Estherville police officers asked the female suspect to accompany them to the law enforcement center for
questioning. The suspect was identified as 58 year old LaRhonda Ann Moore-Bias of Los Angeles, California.
Following the investigation, Moore-Bias was placed under arrest and placed in the Emmet County Jail. Moore-Bias
was charged with 3 counts of Forgery, and 1 count of Identity Theft, all are Class D Felonies. Moore-Bias remains
in the Emmet County Jail with a bond of $33,950.

Moore-Bias is also wanted on arrest warrants in Cerro Gordo County for Identity Theft, Forgery, and 2nd Degree
Theft with a total bond of $20,000 cash only.

The investigation is continuing and includes the Mason City Police Department, Clear Lake Police Department,
Portland Oregon Police Department, State of Oregon Attorney General’s Office, State of Iowa Attorney General’s
Office, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the LEIN Region 1 Fusion Center.

“This is a major identity theft ring operating throughout the United States.” “This arrest would not have been
possible without the assistance of the bank employees, who wish to protect their customers and communicate
with others in their company about possible criminal activity.” “Captain Brent Shatto commends the bank
employees and the officers for their work on this case.”

As always, suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
HOMEOWNERS BEWARE OF HOME REPAIR SCAMS
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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 04:06:00 PM by Webmaster


Date: June 30, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515
For Immediate Release

HOMEOWNERS BEWARE OF HOME REPAIR SCAMS

Estherville, IA – The Estherville Police Department would like to caution home and business owners of a possible
home repair scams. The police department has taken at least one complaint of an elderly person being taken
advantage of by a group of individuals trimming trees. The scam artists generally target the elderly. Police advise
to use caution when hiring contractors to do work for you at your home or business.

A female victim hired a group of suspects to trim some trees for her. The workers charged a higher than normal
amount for the work that was preformed. There have been numerous other reports of people being scammed.
There are currently groups in the Estherville area that are doing sub par painting of buildings, overcharging for
trimming trees, and doing sub–par driveway work.

The Estherville Police Department would encourage people to hire only local area contractors or hire someone that
you know. Traveling contractors are usually involved in some type of scam.

There are also scams on the internet and telephone scams asking for personal information. There have also been
phone scams of the elderly asking them for bail or bond money for a grandchild that is in another state. The police
department would like to remind everyone that there is no such thing as free money.
SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT
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Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:58:59 PM by Webmaster


Date: June 28, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

ESTHERVILLE POLICE AND EMMET COUNTY SHERIFF TO
PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT

Special Traffic Enforcement Project July 1-4

Coinciding with the Independence Day holiday, The Estherville Police Department and the Emmet County Sheriff’s
Department as well as a host of Iowa law enforcement agencies will be out in full force July 1-4, 2011. Officers
will work hard to crack down on alcohol or drug impaired drivers and other traffic violators to prevent crashes and
save lives.

Baseball games, fireworks, and parades can all be part of Iowans’ July 4th celebrations. Unfortunately some
people celebrate by consuming excess amounts of alcohol, and then electing to drink and drive, which can easily
lead to tragedy. The Iowa Department of Transportation recorded five fatalities during the 2010 Fourth of July
weekend, up from two in 2009. Iowa has been fortunate the past four years with no alcohol related crashes that
resulted in a death.

Iowa law enforcement continues to emphasize the importance of buckling up, driving the speed limit and obeying
all traffic laws, not only during increased travel periods like holidays but, throughout the year. Iowa’s safety belt
law has been in effect for 25 years. There is no excuse for not buckling up.

During a similar enforcement effort conducted in July of 2010, 214 agencies had contact with 353 alcohol/drug
impaired drivers, 1,008 safety belt violators and 4,592 speed violators. In all, over 11,228 violations were
recorded. In addition, officers assisted 965 motorists, investigated 366 crashes and apprehended 107 wanted
persons.
If you have any questions or would like to report a traffic offense, please call the Estherville Police Department at
712-362-3515 or the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department at 712-362-2639.

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 CHIEF OF POLICE - ERIC J. MILBURN



 Date: May 24, 2011 Contact Information: Capt. Brent Shatto
 Ref: News Release 712-362-3515




 ESTHERVILLE POLICE MAKE DRUG ARREST
 Estherville, Iowa – On Saturday May 21st, 2011 at approximately 1: 40 A. M., Estherville police officers stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation. While speaking
 with the driver of the vehicle, officers detected that the driver had been drinking. Following an investigation, officers took the driver into custody for an .02 Violation of
 the Iowa Drinking and Driving Law.




 Officers took 20 year old Austin Lindsay of Whitman, Massachusetts, into custody for the impaired driving violation and he was transported to the law enforcement
 center to submit to a breath test. Officers also impounded Lindsay’s vehicle. During an inventory of the property in Linday’s vehicle, officers found two bags of pills.
 The pills were determined to be prescription drugs possessed by Lindsay illegally.
Lindsay was booked into the Emmet County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, (Steroid), and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, (Adderall). Both
crimes are serious misdemeanors. Lindsay was released later on Saturday on his own recognizance. Lindsay is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

An .02 Liquor Violation, applies to persons under the age of 21, and states that a person under the age of 21 can not have a blood alcohol level above .02 and operate a
motor vehicle. The penalty for an .02 Violation is a suspension of driving privileges.

Captain Brent Shatto would like to remind everyone that possession of another persons’ prescription medication is illegal. All medications should be carried in the
original pharmacy container or have some documentation that the medication belongs to you. If anyone has any information about any crimes please contact the
Estherville Police Department at 712-362-3515 or by e-mail at esthervillepd@yourstarnet.net.

2011-05-24 16:59:14 - Estherville, Iowa

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ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN



Date: May 23, 2011 Contact Information: Capt. Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

Estherville Police and Emmet County Sheriff’s Department to Participate in Traffic Safety Initiative
Estherville, Iowa – Beginning today May 23rd through June 5th, 2011, the Estherville Police Department and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department will participate in
a traffic safety initiative to promote safe driving habits during the Memorial Day holiday weekend period. The departments will join law enforcement agencies across the
nation in the 2011 National Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear
their safety belts – both day and night, as well as all other traffic infractions.

Because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are among those least likely to buckle up and most likely to die in crashes when unrestrained, nighttime enforcement has
become a priority of the Click It or Ticket mobilization. In Iowa, of those who died in nighttime crashes in 2010, nearly two-thirds, or 62%, were not wearing safety belts
at the time of their fatal crashes. Additionally, 50% of Iowa’s traffic fatalities occur during the daytime when 88% of the motoring public is traveling. The remaining 50%
occur at night when only 12% of motorists are on the road.

Iowa law enforcement will be out en masse during the Click it or Ticket mobilization looking for violators. If an officer finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or
anywhere, you can expect to get a $127 ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions. High-visibility enforcement like the Click It or Ticket mobilization is
credited with increasing Iowa’s belt usage rate from 75% in 1997 to an observed daytime usage rate of 93% in 2010. Belt use saves thousands of lives each year across
America. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Life Toll program 6,458 lives have been saved wearing seat belts since the Iowa’s safety belt law took
effect in July, 1986.

Also, as a reminder, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month and with the onset of nice weather, there is an increase in motorcycles on our roadways. Please be
aware of their presence during this month and throughout the year.
2011-05-23 08:02:33 - Estherville, Iowa

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ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE - ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: May 12, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

Estherville Police Assist Estherville Lincoln Central High School with Search for Illegal Drugs
Estherville, IA – On Monday, May 9th, the Estherville Police Department was asked by the administrators of Estherville Lincoln Central High School to assist with a
search of the student lockers by utilizing the police K-9.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Estherville police officers and Estherville police K-9 officer, Max, arrived at the high school building to conduct a search using Max to assist
with the detection of any illegal drugs that may be stored in student lockers. At that time, school administrators asked that all students be kept in their classrooms and not
be allowed in the hallways, until the planned search was concluded.

The K-9 is led along the front of all lockers in the building. In the event that Max indicates that there are illegal drugs detected in a locker, Officer Reineke reports the
information to the school administrators who would have the option to conduct a search of the inside of the locker.
All of the student lockers and the lockers in the locker room were searched. There were no indications by Max that there were illegal drugs being stored in any locker at
the conclusion of the search.

2011-05-12 13:51:47 - Estherville, Iowa

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FOLLOW-UP NEWS
This is a follow-up to the Estherville Police Department news release dated 12-07-10 available at http://esthervillepd.net/2010archive.doc.

A Carroll man (formerly of Estherville) involved with distribution of methamphetamine for more than two years will spend at least 13 years in Federal Prison.

Beau Berge, age 29, received the prison term after pleading guilty to the charge in November, 2010. Berge admitted that he conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of
methamphetamine from 2008 through February 2010 in the Kossuth and Emmet County areas.




Berge was sentenced in Sioux City, Wednesday by United States District Court Judge Mark Bennett. In addition, Berge will be required to serve a five year term of
supervised release after his 165 month prison term is completed (there is no parole in the federal system). Berge is currently being held by the United States Marshals Service
awaiting transport to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Estherville Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Emmet County Sheriff, Kossuth County Sheriff and Clay County
Sheriff.



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ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: April 13, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release 712-362-3515

ESTHERVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ASSAULT
Estherville, IA – On Sunday April 10th, 2011 the Estherville Police Department began an investigation in regards to a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday April 9th in
the home of an Estherville man. The juvenile victim and her mother reported to police that the victim had received a ride to Estherville from St. James, Minnesota from the
suspect.
The suspect took the victim and her friend to his residence where the alleged assault occurred.

The investigation revealed that the juvenile victim and the suspect had been conversing on the internet for some time, and eventually made arrangements for the suspect to go
get the victim and her friend.
Following the investigation, Estherville Police took Jesse McIntyre, age 20 of Estherville into custody for Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree a Class C Felony. McIntyre was
placed in the Emmet County Jail on Sunday, April 10th, and was released on Monday, April 11th after posting a bond of $13,000 cash or surety.

Captain Brent Shatto would like to remind parents of children to monitor their internet and cell phone activity. Please take time to know where your children are, where they
are going and who they are with. Be informed and be involved with your children.




ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE - ERIC J. MILBURN

Date: April 12, 2011
Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release
712-362-3515

ESTHERVILLE POLICE ARREST TWO IN RASH OF BURGLARIES
Estherville, Iowa – The Estherville Police Department began taking reports of burglaries of garages and cars at numerous locations throughout the city on Thursday April 8th
through Sunday, April 10th. The victims reported thefts of fishing poles, car stereos, small electronic devices, and small amounts of money.

During the investigation, officers spoke with two witnesses that had not only observed a suspect in their vehicles on Saturday April 9th, but they also were able to capture
and identify the suspect. The witnesses later reported to police the name of the suspect and provided a photo of the suspect involved in their motor vehicle burglaries.

The investigation continued as the suspect was located at his residence in Estherville. While conducting the investigation, officers were able to locate a large quantity of the
items that had been reported stolen from the victims. Following the investigation, officers placed 21 year old Andrew Brackins of Waterford, Michigan under arrest.
Brackins was placed in the Emmet County Jail and charged with 14 counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree. A female suspect was also arrested and placed in jail. Amber
Zortman, age 19, of Estherville was charged with 6 Counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree.




Brackins and Zortman both remain in the Emmet County Jail with a bond of $16,250 cash or surety on each of them.
The Estherville Police Department would like to thank the witnesses, without their assistance, this case would have been much more difficult.

The police department would like to remind citizens to lock up all of their vehicles and valuables. This is the time of year that property crimes seem to increase and we
would encourage everyone to protect themselves by simply locking things up. The police department would also like to remind the citizens to call the police department if
they see anything suspicious or encounter someone breaking the law. Approaching and confronting suspects can be extremely dangerous, and law enforcement officials
would prefer that if you see something to call first, get a good description of the suspects or vehicles, and get the last known direction of travel. You can call 911, or 712-
362-3515 to report any criminal activity.
Date: March 29, 2011
Contact Info: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release
(712)362-3515

ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST CITIZENS ACADEMY
The Estherville Police Department will host another Citizens Academy April 21st 2011, through May 17th 2011. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from
6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Students of the academy will be instructed on several aspects of law enforcement including: investigations, SWAT, operating while intoxicated,
patrol operations, and firearms just to name a few.

The police department has been conducting citizens academies since 2000, instructing over 60 men and women of the community and students at Estherville Lincoln Central
High School. The academies were started in 2000 by now Retired Officer Terry Watters and will be led by Officers Dunlavy and VanRoekel.

The requirements to attend the course will be, that the applicant be 16 years of age or older, no felony or domestic violence charges or convictions pending and have a good
standing with law enforcement. It will be open to all people who live and work in the Estherville area. There is no cost to attend the academy. Academy graduates will
receive a Citizens Academy t-shirt.

There are two ways to obtain an application for the Citizens Academy:

Pick-up an application at the police department or fill-out the application online at http://www.esthervillepd.net/ . Applications must be returned or submitted no later than
Thursday, April 14th 2011.
We would like to invite anyone interested in a career in law enforcement or anyone that just wants to learn more about the job our officers do, to attend this class.
ESTHERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF OF POLICE – ERIC J. MILBURN



Date: March 15th, 2011 Contact Information: Captain Brent Shatto
Ref: News Release (712)362-3515


AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVED IN DRUG ARRESTS
Estherville – On Monday, March 14th, the Estherville Police Department with the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa
Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Iowa State Patrol made three arrests in connection with a narcotics investigation involving possession and possession with intent
to deliver methamphetamine (ICE) and cocaine.




The investigation led to a traffic stop of a suspect vehicle in the 400 Block of West Central Avenue in Estherville. The occupants of the suspect vehicle, a 2000 Ford
Expedition, were identified and interviewed. It was determined that Jose Barajas age 26 of Estherville was an illegal alien, had been deported from Estherville, and had
illegally re-entered the United States. Estherville Police K-9, Max was summoned to make an exterior search of the suspect vehicle. Max indicated to officers that there was
the presence of illegal drugs in the car and during a subsequent search, officers found a large quantity of methamphetamine (ICE) and cocaine. The estimated street value of
the methamphetamine and cocaine is $2,950 dollars. The illegal drugs and the 2000 Ford Expedition were seized by law enforcement officers.
Officers took Jose Barajas age 26 of Estherville into custody and he was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, and Drug Tax
Stamp Violation. Also arrested was Carlos Roberto Sorto, age 23 of Estherville for Forgery, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, a Drug Tax Stamp
Violation, and Failure to Post Security Against Liability.

Further investigation led officers to a residence located at 121 North 18th Street in Estherville. Events there resulted in the arrest of Juan Lozano Morales age 25, of
Estherville for Interference with Official Acts. K-9 Max was also involved in the apprehension of Morales as he attempted to flee from officers. Officers then conducted a
search of an apartment and items of interest were taken from that location. The investigation continues regarding that search.

Carlos Roberto Sorto remains in the Emmet County Jail with a bond of $147,500 cash or surety. Jose Barajas remains in the Emmet County Jail on a bond of $139,750 cash
or surety. Juan Lozano Morales was eligible for release on his own recognizance on the state charge of Interference with Official Acts, however, all three suspects are being
held in jail on Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainers.

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Clay County Sheriff’s Office
PRESS RELEASE
02-04-2011

On 2-3-2011 at 9:30pm, a Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of M27 and Hwy 18, on a 1996 Cadillac owned and operated by Benjamin
MacMillan (age 35) of Milford, Iowa. During the course of the traffic stop the Estherville Police Department K-9 unit was deployed, and the K-9 made a positive indication
for the presence of a controlled substance within MacMillan’s vehicle. Following further investigation it was found that MacMillan and passenger, James Shaughnessy (age
24) of Sioux City, Iowa, were in possession of approximately ¼ lb of crystal methamphetamine without the proper drug tax stamp affixed. The quantity of methamphetamine
seized has an approximate street value of $11,000. MacMillan and Shaughnessy have each been charged with Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver –
Methamphetamine (Class B Felony), and Failure to affix a drug tax stamp (Class D Felony). Both are being held in the Clay County Jail, each on a $100,000 bond.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Estherville Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Great
Lakes Drug Task Force.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding this case to call (712) 262-3221, or anonymously provide
the information via the “Text-a-Tip” link on www.claycountysheriffsoffice or by texting CSI21 to 274637.
“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY."




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