Estherville, IA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Estherville is a city of approximately 6,600 residents, located in Emmet County, Iowa. In January, 2009, officers responded to a call about a disturbance outside of an apartment in Estherville.  Upon investigation, police determined a man was offering the occupant of the apartment money and cocaine for sexual favors. Officers placed him under arrest for prostitution, public intoxication, and interference with official acts. He was placed in jail on the charges and was released on unsecured bond with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, and was later turned over to immigration authorities. The man’s identity was included in press releases.


Key Partners

  • Estherville Police Department
State Iowa
Type City
Population 6360
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