Traffic Stop Lands Estherville Man In Jail

Fri 3-29-2024

(Estherville)– A traffic stop this past Saturday in Emmet county resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled over a vehicle around 2:00 am after observing it speeding in the area of 180th Street and 370th Avenue. Upon investigating it was determined the driver, 22-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Octolan, had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on an active warrant from Palo Alto county. It was also discovered Rodriguez-Octolan was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance…marijuana…3rd or subsequent offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving with a suspended license and failure to provide proof of financial liability.