Jammed gun lifted in home burglary

David Mulgae, 18, of Storm Lake.

He has been charged with two counts of burglary.

Weapon dumped on way to fight

Storm Lake Police officers made two arrests in connection with burglaries to a residence and school property, which occurred in June of this year.

On June 23 police took a report of a residential burglary at 1020 Oak Lane where entry was forced and firearms, money, electronics and jewelry were stolen.

On June 24, police took a report of a burglary to the concession stand at the Storm Lake football stadium. Entry at that time was forced and food and drink items were stolen.

On Sept. 3 police recovered a .40 cal. handgun that was discarded when three subjects were planning an armed confrontation at a party on West Ninth Street and the weapon jammed after being fired with the wrong ammunition.

Police linked the gun to the Oak Street burglary and identified suspects in both of the burglaries.

On Friday afternoon police charged David Mulgae, 18, of Storm Lake, with two counts of burglary.

Mulgae was is already being held in Buena Vista County Jail on a charge of going armed with intent and other related charges.

Friday afternoon police also arrested a 17-year-old minor at the high school in connection with the investigation.

Police charged the minor with two counts of burglary and transported the minor to the youth detention facility in Cherokee.

On Friday afternoon and early evening Storm Lake Police executed search warrants at residences located at 1405 North Seneca #5, 603D West Eighth and 709 Walnut in connection with the investigation.

At the residences, police located and seized handgun ammunition, shoes and other suspected stolen items from the burglaries.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are anticipated.