Police Blotter

Police respond to fight, shots reportedly ring

At 9:46 p.m. Thursday the Storm Lake Police Department was called to the 700 block of West Ninth Street because of a fight in progress that involved several people.

Officers were advised that shots had been fired.

Police encountered people fleeing from the area and located several people inside and outside of 709A West Ninth St.

Police say that an argument had occurred inside of the apartment at which time a mother and her son physically assaulted another person.

Police arrested Kevin Spratt, 20, of Cherokee, who resisted arrest and was subdued by officers.

Police also arrested Lakeshia Fishback, 38, of Cherokee and she too resisted arrest.

Both Spratt and Fishback were charged with assault, disorderly conduct and interference with official acts.

Both were booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $900 bond.

There were no victims of gunfire located and no weapon recovered by police.

The incident remains under investigation.


Man reportedly shoves woman into vehicle

On Thursday at 10:14 a.m. police were called to Los Agaves at 411 West Milwaukee Ave. because of a domestic assault.

Police spoke with the victim who said that her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Hernandez-Salazar, 23, of Lakeside had approached her as she exited the restaurant and allegedly shoved her into a vehicle and locked the doors.

He then began to drive around and refused to let her go.

When Salazar’s vehicle got held up in traffic in the 600 block of Ontario Street, the victim was able to escape from the vehicle.

The victim walked to Los Agaves and called the police.

Police searched for the suspect who was subsequently located and arrested by Buena Vista County Deputies at his address located at 212 Daphne St. in Lakeside.

Salazar was turned over to the Storm Lake Police Department where he was charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment.

He was held without bond.

No injuries were reported.


Traffic stop leads to pot bust

An Albert City man was arrested on various charges after he was observed driving on a flat tire Saturday night in Pocahontas.

Joel J. McConnell, 25, of Albert City was stopped as he drove on Highway 3 with a flat rear tire.

During the traffic stop McConnell was discovered to be intoxicated.

A search of the vehicle also led to the discovery of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

McConnell was charged with an OWI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

McConnell is currently being held in Pocahontas County Jail on $2,300 bond.


BV student arrested after police find marijuana

On Friday at 2:30 p.m. Storm Lake Police were called to Buena Vista University because of the use of illegal drugs.

Police were told by BVU Security that a student was found to be acting in “an abnormal fashion” on campus and was subsequently taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Campus officials were concerned that the student ingested a dangerous substance that led to his behavior.

Police conducted an investigation Friday that led to the search of two vehicles and two dorm rooms on campus.

During the searches police seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested Mack Snelling, 21, of Lynwood on campus in connection with the investigation and charged him with possession of a controlled substance. He was booked on a $1,000 bond. The investigation is continuing.