Police Blotter

Night club fights land two in jail

On Sunday morning at 12:49 a.m. police were sent to Malarky’s Night Club because of a disturbance.

Police observed nightclub security staff attempting to throw a person out of the club. Police intervened and were advised that security was removing the patron after he allegedly attempted to start fights with other guests and refused to leave when he was told.

Gerardo Perez-Rios, 33, of Storm Lake was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and public intoxication.

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

Police were called back to Malarky’s Night Club at 1:49 a.m. when Joel Rodriguez, 23, of Storm Lake, was attempting to start fights inside of the club.

He was told to leave and refused.

After an investigation police arrested Rodriguez and charged him with criminal trespass and public intoxication.

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


SL man steals liquor

Police were called to Al’s Liquors on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2:06 p.m. for an apparent theft.

When police arrived, staff members provided police with security video that shows Macdonald Hoskins, 53, of Storm Lake, stealing merchandise and then leaving the store without paying.

Police located Hoskins at 1019 Michigan St. and arrested him.

Hoskins was charged with theft and booked in the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.


Teens jailed after scuffle

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday night after it was reported that they had gotten into a fight.

Police say the fight was in connection to issues that occurred at school over a year ago.

Both juveniles were charged with disorderly conduct. One male was sent to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee and the second was released to a parent pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.


Man argues with police, later jailed

On Friday at 5:30 p.m. a Storm Lake Police Officer saw a person having difficulty walking to the Casey’s Central Store on Flindt Drive.

Police contacted Roderick Lewis, 32, of Storm Lake, and say Lewis was extremely intoxicated and became argumentative with police.

Lewis was arrested. Police determined that Lewis had a dangerously high blood alcohol content and was transported to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.

After treatment police transferred Lewis to Buena Vista County Jail where he was charged with public intoxication.

He was booked on a $2,000 bond.


SL Police file drug charges

The Storm Lake Police Department filed charges in connection with an ongoing drug investigation.

On Aug. 9 police charged Howard Young, 23, of Storm Lake with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Police say Howard sold marijuana to a police informant in July and August of this year.

Young was already being held in the Buena Vista County Jail on charges of going armed with intent in connection with a fight in Storm Lake earlier last week.

Police served the warrants on Young in the county jail where he is being held on a $10,000 bond.


Man jailed after loud party

Storm Lake Police Officers were sent to 601 West Fourth St. on Saturday night because of a loud party.

After police arrived they encountered several people and instructed them to break the gathering up.

While on the scene police say that Sergio Quintero-Orellano, 25, of Storm Lake, attempted to leave the residence while drinking from a bottle of vodka. Police told him to leave the bottle and he reportedly refused.

Police then took Quintero-Orellano into custody.

Quintero-Orellano was charged with interference with official acts and was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.


Man found lying in apartment hallway jailed for public intoxication

On Sunday morning at 3:13 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 531 Russell St. because of a disturbance.

When police arrived on the scene they found Cory Long, 46, of Storm Lake, lying in the hallway of the apartment complex.

Police say that Long was intoxicated and took him into custody. Police allege he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana as well.

Long was charged with public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked and charged on a $2,000 bond.


Laurens teens arrested after trespassing

On Monday night at 8:06 p.m., police were sent to Walmart because of two minors trespassing.

Once police arrived on the scene they took a 15-year-old and 16-year-old male both from Laurens into custody.

Store staff said the two minors had been told to leave the store multiple times because of their demeanor and they refused.

They were charged with criminal trespass. They were processed and released to a parent.

The incident has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.