Police Blotter

SL woman packs sugar in gas tanks, causes damage

On Saturday night at 10 p.m. police were called to 111 East 10th St. because of a vandalism report to a vehicle.

Police spoke with the victim who reported that an ex-girlfriend had come to the apartment complex and was advised to leave.

After the female left the victim found that his vehicle which had been running and warming up, had been entered and vandalized.

It appeared that sugar had been placed in the vehicle’s fuel tank and police found a second vehicle owned by the victim’s current girlfriend in the parking lot of the apartment complex with sugar placed in its fuel tank.

At 11 p.m. Saturday police responded to 524 Superior St. and located the ex-girlfriend, Maria Hernandez Castillo, 19, of Storm Lake.

Police say that Castillo and a second woman, Melissa Medina, 19, of Storm Lake had damaged the two vehicles causing approximately $500-$1,000 worth of damage to each vehicle.

Police located Medina at 715 East Fourth St. and took her into custody.

Both women were charged with one count of burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.

They were both booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $6,000 cash bond each.


Fight at SLMS

On Friday at 9:45 a.m. police were called to Storm Lake Middle School because of a fight.

Police were told by school staff that two students identified as 11-year-old males of Storm Lake allegedly engaged in a fight in the school earlier in the day.

Police charged both juveniles with disorderly conduct and were both processed and released to an adult pending a court date. No injuries were reported. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.