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Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Graettinger Woman

By Staff | Mar 30, 2010

A joint investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Department of Human Services has resulted in the arrest of a Graettinger woman on charges of Child Endangerment.

According to Palo Alto County Chief Deputy Todd Suhr, an investigation into the alleged use of controlled substances and possession of controlled substances in a home located at 203 North Maple in Graettinger was conducted on February 18, 2010. At that time, two children, aged seven and two, were taken to the Palo Alto County Hospital for testing. Test results indicated that the two-year old child tested positive for Methamphetamine. As a result of the tests and further investigation, an arrest warrant was subsequently issued for the arrest of 26-year old Haley Brooke Hansen of Graettinger on one count of Child Endangerment, a Class D felony and two counts of Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

While in Graettinger on another investigation on Thursday, March 25, at approximately 3:43 p.m., Chief Deputy Todd Suhr observed Haley Brooke Hansen walking in an alley in the 300 block of North Van Gordon Avenue, and subsequently arrested Hansen in a parking lot at 306 North Van Gordon Avenue, pursuant to the arrest warrant.

Following her arrest, Haley Brooke Hansen was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where she is being held on a $9,750 bond.