False report to police lands Sumner woman in jail

Maynard, Iowa – A Sumner woman was arrested after filing a false report to police.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Crystal Mary Wirkler reported that her 4 year old son was dropped off during a child custody exchange by his father in Hawkeye before she arrives to pick him up, leaving the child unattended.

Authorities said after an investigation, it was learned that Wirkler made the story up to get the father in trouble. She was charged with false report to public safety entities, which is a serious misdemeanor.

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