News of Record, Feb. 19, 2014

Information sought in Ruthven burglary

RUTHVEN – The Palo Alto County sheriff’s office is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in a burglary in Ruthven early Sunday morning.

Deputies began investigating the incident on Sunday.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, at least one person broke into Lakeland between 12 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. by breaking the south window of the business.

Once inside, the suspect stole “several cartons of cigarettes, several packs of beer and several food items,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators aren’t sure how many suspects were involved in the burglary.

Anyone with information on the Lakeland burglary is asked to call the Palo Alto County sheriff’s office at (712) 852-3535.

Sheriff’s Log


Feb. 11

A person reported sexual exploitation of a child.

Feb. 15

Troy Stockwell, Laurens, reported a theft.

Feb. 16

A person reported harassment.

Robert Andrews, Stratford, reported criminal trespass.

Magistrate Court



Serious assault – Dominic D. Diekman, 29, 1782 Becker Drive, No. 6, preliminary hearing set for March 6.

Assault causing bodily injury – William P. Presswood, 35, 2027 Third Ave. N., sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft, two counts – Cassandra D. Adkins, 43, no address provided, 10 days in jail suspended and $370 in surcharges and court costs.

Driving under suspension – Nicole R. Dickerson, 41, no address provided, $397.50.

No insurance – Nicole R. Dickerson, 41, no address provided, trial set for March 19.

Operating a non-registered vehicle – Nicole R. Dickerson, 41, no address provided, $127.50.

Assault – Kevin D. Lowery, 55, no address provided, trial set for March 11.

Criminal trespass – Stephanie M. Steburg, 25, no address provided, five days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs; Alex Dille, 20, no address provided, trial set for March 12.

Fifth-degree theft – Benjamin Vasquez, 22, no address provided, $320 and five days in jail suspended.

Speeding – Dwain E. Serjeant, 61, no address provided, $114.

Police Log



Fort Dodge Community Schools, David Rodarte and Richard Kuhlman each reported criminal mischief.

Walmart reported a theft.

Darlene Dencklau reported a burglary and criminal mischief.


Margaret Jackson and Leslie Castor each reported a burglary.

Kay Brown reported a theft.


Peter Oppedahl and Action Realty each reported criminal mischief.


William Hoft, Cato, Sally Beauty Supply and Walmart each reported a theft.

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.

Monna Saboe reported a burglary.