Police Blotter

Man allegedly steals vehicle while intoxicated 

A vehicle was reported stolen Saturday night at 600B West Eighth St.

Police say that Danian Romero Irias, 20, of Storm Lake, had been drinking at the residence and wanted to use the victim’s vehicle. After she said no, he grabbed the keys from her hand and left in the vehicle.

After police arrived on the scene, Romero Irias returned in the vehicle and was driving recklessly.

Police arrested Romero Irias and charged him with operation without owner’s consent, OWI, reckless driving and driving while suspended.

He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $4,600 cash bond.


Man charged with OWI

On Aug. 2 police arrested Carlos Jacuinde Chavez, 25, of Storm Lake on a warrant charging him with OWI.

The warrant was issued in May where police said Chavez was driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Crime lab analysis showed Chavez had marijuana and benzodiazepines in his system.

He was booked into BV County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.