On Wednesday, Jan. 2, Estherville police were called to a local bank for a report of a suspicious person.
According to the police report, officers identified the person as Jeremy Allen VanTrump, age 29 of Bancroft. During the investigation, officers located drug paraphernalia in VanTrump's possession and he was placed under arrest.
Upon speaking with bank employees, it was determined that VanTrump had attempted to gain access to another person's bank account. No information was given out by bank employees.
VanTrump was charged with four counts of drug paraphernalia possession, which are simple misdemeanors, one count of identity theft, an aggravated misdemeanor, and one count of public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.
VanTrump appeared before the Emmet County Magistrate and has since posted the $11,625 cash bond. Simple misdemeanors are punishable by up to $500 and 30 days in jail and the aggravated misdemeanors are punishable up to $5,000 and 2 years in prison.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The Estherville Police Department would like to thank the bank employees for their diligence and reminds citizens to report any kind of suspicious activity to the police.