Police Blotter

You can run but you can’t hide in 3-season room

At 3:15 a.m. Sunday a police officer stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Russell Street for driving in an erratic manner.

Police say the driver, Jorge Cardenas, 23, of Storm Lake, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police report that a passenger in the vehicle, Maria Martinez, 31, of Storm Lake exited the vehicle and began to walk away from the vehicle.

The officer who stopped the vehicle pursued Cardenas on foot joined by other responding officers. Officers found Cardenas hiding in the three seasons room of a nearby residence.

When officers moved to take Cardenas into custody he fought with them, but was subdued and taken into custody, according to police.

Martinez was apprehended near the vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident. Police charged Martinez with public intoxication and she was booked on a $300 bond.

Cardenas was transported to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center where he was treated for injuries sustained when he reportedly fought with police.

He was released and then charged with OWI, public intoxication, interference with official acts, criminal trespass and no valid driver’s license.

He was held on a $2,900 bond.


Group arrested after alleged Walmart theft

Storm Lake Police were called to Walmart Friday night after a report of a theft.

Police met with store staff who said they had been monitoring a group of people for a long time. The group would enter the store and commit thefts of merchandise, according to store staff.

On Friday night store staff found one of the three detainees in possession of over $40 in stolen merchandise and that two others were detained allegedly assisting in the theft.

Police arrested a 17-year-old female from Storm Lake and charged her with theft. She was released pending a court date in juvenile court.

Police further arrested Jasmine Bolden, 18, of Storm Lake and Eden Keller, 18, of Cherokee and charged them both with aiding and abetting theft.

They were each booked on a $300 bond.


Man allegedly hits roommate in argument

Police were called to 705B West Ninth St. Friday afternoon after a report of an assault.

Police met with a man who told police that his roommate, Joel Davis, 50, of Storm Lake allegedly struck him several times in the face following an argument between the two men.

The victim fled from the apartment and called 911.

Police located Davis inside  the apartment and took him into custody.

Police say that while arresting Davis, they observed and seized drug paraphernalia from the apartment.

Davis was charged with assault causing bodily injury and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on a $1,000 bond.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment to his face and eye.


Fight lands two in jail

On Saturday at 2:15 p.m. police were called to 1717 Tulip Lane because of a call for help.

Police encountered Win Tun, 18, and Lah Kpaw, 28, both of Storm Lake. Witnesses say the two had been in a fight that ended upon the arrival of police.

The two men engaged in a verbal argument at 1716 Tulip Lane #8 that escalated and carried over to a physical altercation outside at 1717 Tulip Lane.

Police took both men into custody without further incident and allege both were intoxicated.

Police charged both men with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Both men were booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 bond.


Man reportedly kicks officer

At 9:04 p.m. Sunday police responded to 305 West Eighth St. because of a person violating his probation.

Police made contact with several people inside of the residence and while talking to the occupants, Dageo Jano, 32, of Storm Lake allegedly threatened and kicked a police officer.

As officers were dealing with Jano a second person left the home. Rehno Smith, 27, of Storm Lake entered the street and began yelling at officers.

Smith was arrested and police determined he was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him to appear in court in reference to an OWI.

Police charged Smith with public intoxication. He was booked into the county jail and held without bond.

Jano was charged by police with assault on a law enforcement officer and was booked on $1,000 bond.

No injuries were reported.