Police Blotter

Man leads police on chase, collides with gas meter


On July 21 at 6:16 a.m. police officers were sent to 700 Hudson St. because of a fight.

Once officers arrived, they could not locate anyone fighting but saw an SUV leaving north bound in the alley fleeing from the area. Officers tried to stop the vehicle as it turned south bound between Superior and Russell Street.

The vehicle stopped after it hit a parked vehicle in the 600 block of Russell Street and then a gas meter near Joyce’s Greenery on 721 E. Fifth St.

Alliant Energy was called to the scene to check the gas meter which was said to be safe.

Police arrested the driver of the vehicle, Kaylor Phillip, 23, of Storm Lake, who was charged with OWI, striking a fixture and no insurance. Phillip was held on a $1,600 bond.

The passenger was identified as Michael Neior, 25, of Storm Lake, who was also intoxicated and charged with public intoxication.

He was held on a $300 bond.

 

Teen overdoses on pills, subdued with pepper ball gun


Police officers were sent to 1219 North Oneida St. after an 18-year-old male at the residence had reportedly taken an overdose of pills.

The male went into the house and locked himself inside before police officers entered the house and located the individual.

Once police were inside the individual was subdued with a less lethal pepper ball gun.

The individual was examined for minor injuries to the chest and stomach and was transported to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for mental evaluation.

 

Police find marijuana in traffic stop


A 17-year-old male from Storm Lake was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after being stopped at the 600 block of Early Street on July 21 at 11:35 p.m.

During the traffic stop the officer could smell marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. Officers found a small amount of marijuana and police allege that the driver may have been under the influence of marijuana as well.

The teen was released to his parents and referred to juvenile court. Operating while intoxicated charges are pending lab results.

 

Man jailed after disturbance


Police were sent to 910 Highview because of a male causing a disturbance.

On arrival, police arrested Manuel Lopez-Reynoso, 37, of Storm Lake, and charged him with disorderly conduct. Lopez-Reynoso was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

 

SL man charged with OWI


A Storm Lake man was arrested on July 20 at 11:19 p.m. at the 1500 block of Flindt Drive after police officers say the driver was intoxicated.

Javier Miramontes, 24, of Storm Lake, was arrested and charged with an OWI, supplying to a minor and open container.

Miramontes was traveling with Daniel Miramontes, 19, of Storm Lake, who was charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

Javier was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,300 bond while Daniel was booked on a $300 bond.

 

Man arrested after causing a stir at hotel


Michael Lawrence, 30, of Lexington, Ky., was arrested on July 21 at 2 a.m. at the Sail Inn for disorderly conduct.

According to police, Lawrence was shouting and being argumentative with other hotel guests.

Lawrence was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

 

Man, woman jailed


Police were sent to 118 Irving St. on July 21 following a report of a fight inside a car.

Police determined that a man and a woman had been arguing in a vehicle parked in the roadway.

Police arrested Melinda Smith, 32, of Albert City, for operating while intoxicated and disorderly conduct.

The passenger in the vehicle was Demetrius Washington, 36, of Laurens. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Police also determined that Washington had an Iowa State Patrol warrant for contempt of court.

Smith was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,300 bond and Washington was booked on an $875 bond.

 

Five men jailed for public intoxication


Storm Lake Police Officers were called to Casey’s Central on July 21 at 5:40 a.m. because of five intoxicated males reportedly causing problems inside the store.

On arrival, police arrested Jose Martinez, 26, of Storm Lake, Josue Martinez, 24, of Storm Lake and Luciano Tarin, 27, of Storm Lake for public intoxication.

Rey Martinez, 18, of Storm Lake was arrested for public intoxication and a 17-year-old from Storm Lake was arrested for public intoxication and interference with official acts.

Jose, Josue and Rey Martinez and Luciano Tarin were each booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.

The 17-year-old was referred to Juvenile Court and transported to the YES Center.

 

Man arrested on warrant


On July 19 at 5 p.m. Storm Lake Police Officers arrested Howard Young, 23, of Storm Lake, on a warrant issued by the Storm Lake Police Department on the charge of forgery.

The warrant came from a search warrant that was executed on Young’s residence, 629 West Ninth St. where police officers located a check issued to Young for $300.

The check was confirmed to be forged. Young was transported to Buena Vista County Jail where he was booked on a $5,000 bond.

 

Man charged with forgery


On July 20 at 11:40 a.m. Daren Dean Danielson, 45, of Manning, turned himself in on a warrant for lottery ticket theft or forgery.

The warrant was issued after the Iowa Lottery Security Division reported that on July 11 Danielson had come to the Storm Lake Lottery Office and attempted to redeem a $20,000 winning lottery scratch ticket.

Officials with the lottery said the ticket was a non-winning fraudulently altered ticket and there was no pay out.

Danielson was arrested and transported to Buena Vista County Jail and booked on a $5,000 bond.

 

SL man allegedly shoves woman to the ground


Storm Lake Police Officers were sent to 1717 Tulip Lane to respond to an assault.

Once officers arrived they were told that a woman had been at a residence located at 1420 Seneca St.

While at the house the woman had an argument with a male and the male allegedly assaulted her by shoving her to the ground. Officers located the male, David Biel, 48, of Storm Lake, and charged him with assault.

Biel was booked on a $300 bond.

The woman was not injured.

        

Lost wallet recovered


On July 18 at 7:31 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was contacted after a wallet was found containing suspected drugs in the 600 block of Lake Avenue.

When police tried to identify the owner, they found two marijuana cigarettes and an ID belonging to a 16-year-old male of Storm Lake.

The juvenile was transported to the Storm Lake Police Department and issued a juvenile referral for possession of a controlled substance.

This is his second offense.