Police Blotter

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Puerto Rican considered armed and dangerous in Tyson assault

On Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 the Storm Lake Police Department took a report of an apparent assault at the Tyson Plant.

Police were told that at 9:00 a.m. that morning while working at Tyson, Miguel Ortega Rivera, 26, of Storm Lake, physically assaulted the reporting party.

The victim stated that Rivera struck him several times in the face before Tyson personnel separated the two men.

The victim sustained a minor laceration to his face, which did not require medical attention.

Storm Lake Police investigated the assault and while searching for Ortega-Rivera, they determined that he was wanted by the US Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Department on a warrant issued by US Marshals Service in Puerto Rico and that Ortega should be considered armed and dangerous.

The warrant said that Ortega-Rivera had been charged with a drug conspiracy involving the distribution of crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Storm Lake Police checked several addresses in the city and at 3:50 p.m. located Ortega-Rivera at 208 Roberts Street.

He was arrested without an incident.

Storm Lake Police charged him with assault causing injury and booked him into the Buena Vista County Jail where he was held on the assault charge and the US Marshal Service warrant without bond, awaiting disposition and extradition to Puerto Rico.        


Wanted bicyclist arrested

On Wednesday morning at 3:00 a Storm Lake Police Officer conducted a pedestrian check on a bicycler in the 400 block of Seneca Street.

After contacting the rider, Alex Zamora Delashmutt, 20, of Storm Lake, police were advised that Delashmutt was wanted out of Ida County on the charge of contempt of court in reference to operating a vehicle without owners consent.

Police arrested Delashmutt and booked him on $300 bond.


Man arrested at night club

On Saturday night at 11:55 a Storm Lake Police Officer on patrol observed a wanted person at the Malarky’s Night Club.

Police contacted and arrested Andres Guillan, 34, of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a warrant charging him with violation of the sex offender registry.

Guillan was booked into the county jail on $5,000 bond.


Wanted man jailed

On Sunday at 4:37 p.m. a wanted person surrendered himself to Storm Lake Police.

Tom Taylor, 25, of Oelwein, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Sac County charging him with contempt of court in reference to theft. He was booked on a $300 bond.


Man allegedly trespasses at medical center

Storm Lake Police were dispatched to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center because of someone trespassing on Wednesday night.

Police were directed to the OB department at the medical center by security personnel where David Almendarez, 18, of Storm Lake was located.

Police say that Almendarez had been previously instructed not to return to the medical center unless he was encountering a medical emergency due to a domestic situation with a patient in the medical center.

Police arrested Almendarez and charged him with criminal trespass. He was booked on a $300 bond.