Police Blotter

Man charged with OWI, nine misdemeanors


Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Lake Avenue at Godfather’s Pizza in reference to a motor vehicle accident on Friday at 1:02 a.m.

Police observed that a red SUV had entered the intersection of Lake and Milwaukee avenues and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll over and come to a rest on the Godfather’s Pizza property.

Police allege that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Christopher Rodriguez, 24, of Storm Lake, kicked out the windshield of the vehicle and fled from the scene.

Responding officers located Rodriguez approximately one block away near the intersection of East Eighth Street and Erie Street and took him into custody.

Police further allege that Rodriguez, after being taken into custody, resisted arrest and spit into the face of a police officer. Officers transported Rodriguez to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor scrapes from the accident and his attempt to flee from the scene.

Police report that upon arriving at the medical center emergency room with Rodriguez, he reportedly started screaming insults and racial slurs towards emergency room staff. 

In addition he kicked a police officer, resisted officers and he kicked over a hospital computer.  Rodriguez was subdued, treated and released from the medical center.

Police transferred Rodriguez to the county jail, where he was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, public intoxication (third offense), OWI, interference with official acts, disorderly conduct, failure to have insurance, failure to maintain control, driving while suspended and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was held on a $7,100 bond.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Damage to Rodriguez’s vehicle is estimated at $1,800.  Damage to Godfather’s Pizza property is estimated at $200.

 

Man throws dumbbell out second story window, flees


Police were dispatched to BV Abstract at 218 East Fifth St. in reference to vandalism on Friday at 11 a.m.

Police met with witnesses and learned that a person visiting an apartment complex at 220 East Fifth St. had allegedly become angry while in apartment #5 on the second floor.

The person, later identified as Aye Khoh, 22, of Storm Lake, became angry and locked himself in an upstairs bedroom.  He then threw a dumbbell weight through a glass window, shattering the window on the second floor.

 The dumbbell exited the window and struck a window at BV Abstract, breaking it.

Khoh reportedly then jumped out of the second story window to the ground and fled on foot.

Police searched the area and alerted area schools to be on the lookout for the subject.  A short time later, police located Khoh in Chautauqua Park and took him into custody without further incident.

Following an investigation police charged Khoh with two counts of criminal mischief. 

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

 

Intoxicated man allegedly causes disturbance in local business


Police were dispatched to the US Cellular Office in reference to a person causing a disturbance on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Upon arrival of police, the reporting party told them that a customer identified as Boyd Halverson, 58, of Laurens, was allegedly causing a disturbance in the store.

Police made contact with Halverson and allege he was intoxicated.

Following an investigation police arrested Halverson and charged him with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. 

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

 

Man charged with trespass


Police were dispatched to 1008 Michigan St. in reference to a person trespassing on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Upon arrival, the reporting party advised police that Sefton Akin was allegedly on the property after being told not to return on Dec. 19.

Police arrested Akin and charged him with criminal trespass. 

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

 

Fight allegedly takes place at nightclub, one arrest


Police were dispatched to Dyno’s in reference to a person wanting to report an incident on Friday at 10:50 p.m.

Police met with a person who said that while inside Malarky’s Night Club, another person attempted to start a fight with the reporting party.  The reporting party fled and called police.

Police identified the suspect as Phackakchay Inthongsay, 28, of Storm Lake. Police located Inthongsay inside the nightclub and took him into custody.

Following an investigation police charged Inthongsay with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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

 

Wanted man arrested, charged with public intox


Police were conducting a security check at Malarky’s Night Club when they observed a wanted person on Sunday at 12:55 a.m.

Police made contact with and arrested Dion Caldwell, 27, of Storm Lake. Caldwell was wanted out of Buena Vista County for contempt of court reference OWI.

Police further allege that Caldwell was intoxicated Sunday morning at the nightclub.

Police further charged Caldwell with public intoxication.

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

 

Boyfriend charged with domestic assault


Police were dispatched to 1102 West Fifth St. in reference to a domestic disturbance on Saturday at 3:15 p.m.

Police met with the reporting party who alleged that her boyfriend, identified as Francisco Maldonado, 21, of Storm Lake, had physically assaulted her by holding her face against a pillow so she could not breathe and that he refused to let the victim call 9-1-1 and forcibly kept her in a room to prevent her from escape.

Police arrested Maldonado at the scene and following an investigation charged him with domestic assault strangulation, false imprisonment and obstructing emergency communications. He was booked into the county jail and held without bond.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene; however, the victim declined medical attention.

The Buena Vista County Paramedics assisted the Storm Lake Police Department at the scene.

 

Two charged with domestic assault


Police were dispatched to 1110 East Third St. in reference to a domestic disturbance on Sunday at 3:53 a.m.

Upon arrival, police met with Lindsay Cobb, 26, and Sabino Enrique Martinez, 28, both of Storm Lake. Both parties allege that the other physically assaulted them.

Following an investigation and based on evidence police arrested both parties charging Martinez with domestic assault and charging Cobb with domestic assault (second offense).

Both were booked into the county jail and held without bond.

 

Manor resident reportedly pulls fire alarm


Firefighters responded to Methodist Manor in reference to an automated fire alarm on Friday at 12:31 p.m.

Firefighters determined that a resident had activated a fire alarm pull station near the nurse’s station.

There was no fire and no damage.

 

Leaking pipe leads to fire alarm


Firefighters responded to 1102B Ontario St. in reference to a smoke detector sounding in a residence on Saturday at 3:05 a.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters determined that leaking water pipes had caused water to enter a smoke detector on the first floor causing the alarm.

There was no fire and no damage.

Firefighters shut off the water to the residence and removed the detector from the ceiling pending repairs.

 

Tyson employee falls onto catwalk


Firefighters responded to the Tyson Plant in reference to a report that an employee had fallen approximately one story and was currently on a catwalk one story in the air on Sunday at 10:29 a.m.

Tyson staff was in the process of bringing the victim down with a hydraulic lift to an awaiting ambulance.

Firefighters stood by on scene until the victim was safe on the ground.

 

Meridian employee allegedly steals from cash box


Police were dispatched to Meridian Manufacturing in reference to a theft on Monday at 9 a.m.

Police met with management who alleged that on two separate occasions over the past month an employee identified as Quinn Nierling stole cash totaling over $50 from a cash box located in an accounting manager’s office.

Nierling was arrested at the plant and following an investigation was charged with two counts of fifth-degree theft.

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

 

Theft at Sugar Bowl


Police were dispatched to the Sugar Bowl Gift Store in reference to a theft on Monday at 5:01 p.m.

Police were advised that a Joan Hulsebus, 75, of Sioux Rapids, had been caught with a large amount of items in a bag that had not been purchased.

Further investigation located additional stolen items from the store in Hulsebus’ vehicle. Over $450 in stolen merchandise was recovered.

Following an investigation police arrested Hulsebus and charged her with fourth-degree theft.

She was booked into the county jail and was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

 

Son attacks father, father strikes back with guitar


Police were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call of an assault at 1726 East Milwaukee Ave. #11 on Monday at 8:21 p.m.

Officers met with the victim who told police that his son, Sefton Akin, 34, of Storm Lake, allegedly became angry with him and attacked him.

The victim was able to pull an electric guitar from the wall and strike Akin, causing Akin to back off until the arrival of police.

Police arrested Akin at the scene.  He was transported by police to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment to injuries to his head from being struck with the guitar. 

He was treated and released and transferred by police to the county jail, where police charged him with domestic assault (second offense).

He was booked into the jail and held without bond.

The victim declined medical attention for minor injuries sustained during the incident.

 

Man allegedly assaults convenience store workers


Police took a report at Casey’s Central to a disturbance that occurred in the store on Monday at 2:20 a.m.

Police were advised Derrick Bolden, 23, of Storm Lake, entered the store allegedly intoxicated and became abusive towards store staff directing insulting statements towards staff, ignoring staff’s instructions to leave, throwing merchandise and attempting to spit on the staff. Bolden then left the store.

Police reviewed store security footage and observed the alleged disturbance on video.

On Tuesday at 7 a.m. police located and arrested Bolden at 205 West Sixth St. #3.

Police charged Bolden with criminal trespass, harassment, assault and disorderly conduct.

He was booked into the county jail on a $1,200 bond.