Police Blotter

Fight lands two women in jail, one in hospital


On July 6 at 3:41 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 123 Superior St. to meet with a person who was involved in a disturbance at 430 Seneca St. just minutes before the call.

On arrival, police met with Marina Tellez, 18, of Storm Lake. Police observed Tellez to have a wound to her face and an ambulance was sent to take Tellez to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment.

After investigating police determined that Erika Larios, 32, of Storm Lake, was also involved in the disturbance. Police located Larios in the 300 block of Hudson Street and took her into custody.

Police allege both Tellez and Larios engaged in a disturbance at Seneca Street at which time they threw several items at each other and punched each other. At one point Tellez grabbed Larios, and Larios grabbed a pair of kitchen tongs and jabbed Tellez in the face, causing injury to Tellez, according to police.

Larios was arrested and charged with domestic assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. She was booked into Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.

Tellez was treated at BVRMC and was transported by police to the county jail where she was charged with domestic assault. She was held without bond.

 

Man threatened at nightclub


On July 4 at 2:55 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 609 W. Fifth St. due to a domestic disturbance.

On arrival police met with an man who told police that earlier in the evening at Malarky’s Night Club his partner, Matthew Bonk, 25, of Storm Lake, grabbed his throat in an argument.

Night club staff intervened and separated the two. Once they returned to their house on W. Fifth Street, Bonk threatened to stab him when he fell asleep.

After an investigation police arrested Bonk and charged him with first-degree harassment and domestic assault.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.

 

Child found wandering in restaurant parking lot


On Friday July 5, at 7:30 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to the China House parking lot at 624 West Milwaukee Ave. because of a small child found walking around in the parking lot.

Police arrived and met with witnesses who said a 6-year-old boy was wandering the parking lot by himself. Police determined that the child lived at 704 Grand Ave. and went to the residence to make contact with a parent or guardian, but no one was home.

The father of the child was Tony Lee, 54, of Storm Lake, and was at work during that time. Police contacted Lee’s employer and after an investigation found out Lee had left the child home earlier in the afternoon while he went to work. The child did not want to go to daycare.

Lee was arrested and charged with child endangerment. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

 

Woman arrested on warrant


On July 5 at 2:15 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 1702 Rose Lane.

After arriving, police arrested Maria Farias-Nunez, 32, of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a bond revocation warrant in reference to second- and third-degree burglary, operating without owner’s consent and driving while barred.

Farias-Nunez was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $16,000 cash bond.

 

Alleged death threat made in phone call


On the morning of July 6 Storm Lake Police were sent to 307 Superior St. in reference to a threat.

On arrival, police met with the reporting party who told police that Ojulu Ogala, 34, of Storm Lake, left a message on her phone threatening to kill her.

Police located Ogala at 524 Oates St. and arrested him without incident.

Ogala was charged with harassment and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

 

Man jailed after disturbance


On July 6 at 1:55 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 204 Grand Ave.

Police investigated the scene and allege that several people were at the residence causing loud noise.

Police arrested Christian Ndagijimana, 25, of Storm Lake, and charged him with disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

 

Several men arrested for fight, public intoxication


Several men were arrested following a fight outside of Malarky’s Night Club on Sunday morning at 1:39 a.m.

Police intervened and took three people into custody. Sergio Quintero, 25, of Storm Lake, Erik Contreras, 23, of Gainsville, Texas, and Christian Quintero, 24, of Storm Lake, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

No injuries were reported to the police.

 

Man resists police, later jailed for public intoxication


Police witnessed an intoxicated person in front of La Juanita’s on Lake Ave. at 2:24 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The person was identified as Howard Young, 24, of Storm Lake. Police arrested Young, who resisted arrest and refused to enter a police vehicle.

Young was subdued and transported to Buena Vista County Jail.

Young was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts. He was booked into the county jail on a $600 cash bond.

 

Four arrested after several dozen flee following fight


On Sunday morning at 4:13 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 1103 West Milwaukee Ave. because a fight was in progress.

After arriving police said several dozen people were fleeing from the area. Of the people that remained, no one cooperated with the police department’s investigation.

Police arrested four men during the incident and charged all with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Christopher Summer, 22, of Marathon, Cassius Murray, 27, of Storm Lake, JT Cunningham, 25, of Storm Lake and Razelle Tabb, 28, of Cherokee were all arrested and booked on a $600 cash bond each.

No injuries were reported to the police.

 

Stolen wallet recovered


On July 7 at 5:45 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department received a call about a recovered wallet at Sunrise Campgrounds.

Police contacted and met with Jason Soto, 37, of Clear Lake, who reported to police that he had found a wallet at Sunrise Campgrounds and turned it over to law enforcement.

Police contacted the owner of the wallet who said the wallet had been stolen at the Storm Lake Walmart on July 6. He also said the wallet was missing $30 in cash.

Police reviewed security tape and found that Soto stole the wallet at the Walmart store Saturday night.

Police arrested Soto and charged him with theft. He was booked on a $300 cash bond.

 

Screaming woman jailed


On July 8 at 10:34 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 713A West Ninth St.

On arrival, police allege Nyakong Dak, 26, of Storm Lake, was attempting to flee from the area. Police took her into custody without further incident.

Witnesses told police that Dak was allegedly screaming and pounding on an apartment door in reference to an argument with a family member that originated in another part of Storm Lake earlier in the evening.

Police charged Dak with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Police determined Dak also had an O’Brien County warrant out of  for no driver’s license.

Dak was booked on a $925 cash bond. No injuries were reported.