Police Blotter

Four men arrested in drug bust; Rifle also found with drug paraphernalia, marijuana, pills

Four men were arrested over the weekend after police reportedly found them in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a rifle.

Police were called to 802 West Sixth St. at 10:31 p.m. Friday to locate a wanted person, where they observed several people smoking marijuana.

Police contacted the resident, Brady Meylor, 25, of Storm Lake, and three guests, Deon Parkhurst, 20, of Storm Lake, Jesse Boger, 26, of Storm Lake and Ryan Courter, 26, of Lakeside.

After contacting the men, police could smell marijuana and observed drug paraphernalia. All four men were taken into custody and police secured the apartment for a search warrant.

At 2:10 a.m. Sunday police executed a search warrant. They located and seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, prescription pills, packaging materials, a scale and a .22 cal/.410 combination rifle.

Meylor was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription drug, gathering where a controlled substance is used and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $9,300 bond.

Police further charged Parkhurst, Boger and Courter each with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and gathering where a controlled substance is used.

Each was booked into the county jail on a $2,300 bond.


SL man charged with possession of marijuana

At 3:58 p.m. Monday afternoon police were at 1405 North Seneca St. on an unrelated matter when they smelled marijuana coming from the south entrance to the apartment building.

Police observed Nee Lah, 20, of Storm Lake standing near the apartment building. Lah had a strong smell of marijuana around him, according to police.

Lah had just finished smoking marijuana and had additional marijuana in his possession, police say.

Police seized the marijuana and arrested Lah, charging him with possession of marijuana.

He was booked into the county jail on a $1,000 bond.


Wanted man jailed after traffic stop

A Storm Lake Police officer stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Lake Avenue at 11:03 p.m. Monday after police determined the driver was wanted.

Police identified the driver as Bendijo Jibo, 21, of Des Moines.

Jibo was wanted out of Dallas County on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court in reference to a theft charge.

Jibo was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.


Man allegedly speeds while intoxicated

Police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Russell Street Thursday night at 10:47 p.m.

Police stopped the vehicle in the 400 block of East 10th Street and identified the driver as Antonio Trevino, 42, of Storm Lake.

Police say that Trevino was intoxicated and arrested him, charging him with OWI, his third offense.

Trevino was further charged with speeding, open container and driving while suspended.

He was booked on a $2,000 bond.


Threats reportedly made with gun at Walmart

Storm Lake Police were called to Walmart after a report of a  person armed with a handgun threatening patrons.

Police located two suspects and took them into custody, Phya Aung, 20, and Celestino Zamora, 20, both of Storm Lake.

Witnesses told police that Aung engaged in an argument with some patrons at the store in the parking lot when Aung allegedly became angry and told Celestino to retrieve a handgun from the vehicle.

Celestino gave the gun to Aung, at which time Aung pointed it at several patrons and threatened them.

As police officers started arriving at the scene the weapon was given back to Celestino and hidden in the parking lot.

Police located the weapon and determined it was a pellet gun that had been altered to appear to be a real semi-automatic handgun.

After an investigation police charged Aung with harassment, assault and disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,600 bond.

Police charged Celestino with interference with official acts and disorderly conduct.

He was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.

No injuries were reported.


Student becomes disruptive

Police took a report of a disruptive student Friday afternoon at 1:21 p.m. at Storm Lake Middle School.

Police met with school staff who reported that an 11-year-old boy of Storm Lake had become disruptive in the business office and caused a disturbance.

Police charged the juvenile with disorderly conduct and was released to an adult pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.


Wanted woman jailed

Storm Lake Police were told that on Friday at 9:30 p.m. a person wanted by the SLPD was apprehended in Atlantic.

Police were told that Heather Christensen, 34, of Atlantic was arrested on Storm Lake Police Department warrants charging her with possession of methamphetamine, her second offense.

The charges came from an incident which occurred at King’s Pointe in August 2013 involving a domestic disturbance where police located methamphetamine in Christensen’s vehicle. Christensen was jailed in Atlantic on a $2,000 bond.


Woman jailed after loud music complaint

Police were called to 435 Geneseo St. #2 because of a loud music complaint at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police say they could hear loud music coming from the residence and made contact with the resident, Vicki Donelson, 43, of Storm Lake.

Police say that multiple loud noise complaints have been received from the residence.

Police charged Donelson with disorderly conduct. She was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.