Police Blotter

High-speed chase leads to two arrests


Vehicle reportedly was clocked at 70 mph on East Fourth Street        

A Storm Lake Police Officer on Sunday observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 800 block of East Fourth Street at 1:55 a.m.

Police say the vehicle was traveling at 70 mph on East Fourth Street.

An officer pursued the vehicle and alleges the vehicle was swerving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle came to a stop at a residence located at 410½ Oneida St., where police made contact with the driver, Brittney Johnson, 24, of Storm Lake. Police say Johnson was intoxicated.

While in custody Johnson required the use of her inhaler for a medical condition.

Police escorted her to her residence at the Oneida Street address to retrieve her inhaler.

After entering the home police observed a man passed out on the living room floor.

Johnson told police she didn’t know the man and that he wasn’t authorized to be in the residence. Police identified him as Jorge Cortez, 19, of Storm Lake.

Police took Cortez into custody and allege he had a small amount of marijuana.

Police charged Johnson with OWI and reckless driving. She was booked into the county jail on a $1,300 bond.

Cortez was charged with possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass and possession of alcohol. He was booked into the county jail on a $1,600 bond.        

 

Wanted man arrested at SLHS


Storm Lake Police were called to Storm Lake High School Friday at 9:30 a.m. to locate a wanted person.

Police arrested Tong Vang, 18, of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court in reference to going armed with intent and rioting.

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

 

Warrant leads to arrest


On Saturday at 5:01 p.m. police were called to 216 North Erie St. to locate a wanted person.

Police arrested Kyle Evers, 24, of Storm Lake.

Evers was wanted on a warrant out of Clay County charging him with failure to appear in court in reference to an OWI.

He was booked and held without bond in the county jail.

 

Arrest made at nightclub


A wanted person was located at Malarky’s Night Club Sunday morning at 12:45 a.m.

Police arrested Khajuan Harris, 19, of Cherokee on a warrant charging him with theft.

Harris was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.

 

Intoxicated man struggles with police at nightclub


While conducting a bar check Sunday morning police observed a man arguing with night club security staff and attempting to enter the club.

Police identified the person as Juan Murillo, 26, of Alta.

Police say Murillo was intoxicated and upon being taken into custody, he resisted officers but was subdued.

Police charged Murillo with public intoxication and interference with official acts.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,3000 bond.

 

Man charged with violating no contact order


Last Wednesday police took a report at 1:46 p.m. of a person violating a no contact order.

Police were told that a woman was receiving text messages from Curtis Mechura, 26, of Storm Lake, violating his no contact order.

fter an investigation on Thursday at 4 p.m. police responded to 912 Pinecrest Drive and arrested Mechura without incident.

Mechura was charged with violation of no contact order and was booked in the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.

 

Woman charged with theft


Police were notified Thursday at 9:15 p.m. that a person wanted by the SLPD had been apprehended by the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.

Angela Armstrong of Humboldt was wanted on a warrant charging her with theft, stemming from an investigation into the alleged issuance of six checks totaling over $1,000 on a closed account at Fareway in Storm Lake.

Armstrong is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

She was also wanted on warrants out of Plymouth, Monona, Humboldt and Cherokee Counties.