PALO ALTO COUNTY – An underage drinking party has led to charges against young men
On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at 11:31 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous complaint of an underage alcohol party located 3365 580th Avenue in rural Palo Alto county. After investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged the following suspects with possession of alcohol under the legal age:
Matthew Berte (20) of Whittemore, IA.
Justin Buettner (18) of Emmetsburg, IA.
Thomas Huckfelt (18) of Spencer, IA.
Jerrit Westfall (18) of Ruthven, IA.
Carter Hoffman (20) of Emmetsburg, IA.
Colten Moser (20) of Cylinder, IA.
A 17-year-old juvenile was also charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age and was referred to the juvenile court.
Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation was the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.