Police Blotter

Two men jailed after alleged assault of girl

On Monday at 11 p.m. the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department and the Storm Lake Police Department initiated a joint investigation into a reported assault of a 17-year-old girl.

Police were told that on Dec. 25 she had come to Storm Lake with her boyfriend, Skyler Foley, 19, of Storm Lake.

The victim told police that while at Foley’s residence, 210 East 13th St. #28, she was physically assaulted by a second male, Winston Wells, 18, of Storm Lake.

Wells allegedly touched her in an inappropriate fashion.

The 17-year-old girl told police that Foley assisted Wells in the assault. She reportedly argued with Foley over the incident. At that time he allegedly fired a BB gun near her.

It was further alleged that the 17-year-old girl was assaulted when touched in an offensive manner by Wells on two other occasions in rural Storm Lake.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31 police and sheriff’s deputies arrested Foley and Wells.

Storm Lake Police charged Foley with domestic assault and he was booked in the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.

Wells was charged with one count of assault by the Storm Lake Police Department and two counts of assault by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department.

He was booked and later released pending a court date.


Two arrested on warrants

Police were called to 205 West Sixth St. #8 Thursday afternoon to locate a wanted person.

Police arrested Shannon Andrews, 21, of Storm Lake who was wanted on a warrant charging her with theft.

Andrews was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

While on location, police identified a second person at the apartment as Nathaniel Reed, 23, of Storm Lake.

Police learned Reed was also wanted on a warrant charging him with theft.

He was cited and released pending a court date in order to care for four small children in the apartment, ages one to six.

Storm Lake man charged with harassment


Police charge man with harassment

On Thursday at 7:24 p.m. police were called to 221 Seneca St. after a report of illegal drug activity. Police met with Gilbert Palomeres, 38, of Storm Lake who told police that his ex-wife was possibly using illegal drugs.

Police learned that Palomeres came to the residence at 7 p.m. and made harassing comments towards his ex-wife. He then left the residence and called the police reporting illegal activity.

Police observed no signs of drugs and arrested Palomeres. He was charged with harassment. He was booked on a $300 bond.