Police Blotter

Two arrested for assault


On the Thursday at 5:50 a.m. police were dispatched to 516 Seneca St. in reference to an assault.

Police met with a 39-year-old woman who said that Stanley Wofford, 43, and Demitra Parker-White, 30, both of Storm Lake, had allegedly assaulted the reporting party. They hit her in the head and face, knocking her to the ground and then pulled her across the ground by her hair.  They also knocked a phone from her hand. 

The victim sustained bruising and swelling to her face but declined medical attention.

Police apprehended both Wofford and Parker-White at the scene, and following an investigation charged them both with assault. 

Both Wofford and Parker-White were booked into the county jail on a $300 bond each.

 

Three arrested for disorderly conduct


Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Elmwood Drive in reference to a disturbance on Sunday at 1:40 p.m.

Police learned that several people went to a residence at 811 Elmwood Dr. where a conflict and disturbance allegedly ensued.

Witnesses told police that three people were outside the home yelling and shouting obscenities.

Police arrested the following at the scene:

Chritopher Taylor, 26, of Storm Lake

Lashun Bagsby, 45, of Storm Lake

17-year-old boy of Storm Lake

All three were charged with disorderly conduct. 

Taylor and Bagsby were booked into the county jail on a $300 bond each.             

The 17-year-old boy was processed and released to a family member pending a court date in Juvenile Court.

No injuries were reported.

 

Two men arrested at BVU campus


Police were dispatched to the campus of Buena Vista University in reference to a trespass on Sunday at 5:06 a.m.

On arrival police met with campus security who reported that two people identified as Brady Hotovec, 20, of Pocahontas, and Justin Dasilva, 20, of Laurens, had been told by security to leave the campus and allegedly did not do so when they re-entered Briscoe Hall.

Police and security located the two in Briscoe Hall and they were arrested without incident.

Storm Lake Police charged Hotovec and Dasilva both with criminal trespass.

Both men were booked into the county jail on a $300 bond each.

The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted by the BVU Security Department.

 

Argument leads to arrests


Police were dispatched to 401 Cayuga St. in reference to a disturbance on the third floor of the apartment complex on Sunday at 12:10 a.m.

On arrival police spoke to witnesses and allege that Larry Collings, 61, and Lacresha Dixon, 28, both of Storm Lake, got in an argument in the hallway over Collins being too loud. 

Collins and Dixon engaged in a fight and were separated by witnesses.

Following an investigation police arrested Dixon and charged her with disorderly conduct. 

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

Collins was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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

 

Teenager arrested for driving while barred


A police officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of East Fourth Street and Flindt Drive for a traffic violation on Saturday at 10:45 p.m.

Upon contacting the driver, police allege the driver initially gave them false information as to her identity. 

Police identified the driver as Nyadill Simon Deng, 18, of Storm Lake.  Police learned that Deng was barred from driving in Iowa.

Following an investigation police charged Deng with driving while barred and interference with official acts.

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

 

Man allegedly steals $6 of merchandise from Walmart


Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft on Friday at 7:10 p.m.

Store staff told police that Naran Michael Sok, 59, of Storm Lake, allegedly tried to steal $6 in merchandise from the store.

Following an investigation, police arrested Sok at the store and charged him with fifth-degree theft.

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

 

Woman allegedly steals necklace from Walmart


Police were dispatched to Walmart on Friday at 8:56 p.m. in reference to a theft.

On arrival police viewed store video of a woman allegedly removing a $15 necklace from the store without purchasing it.

Police identified the suspect, who had left the store, as Carrie Johnson, 38, of Schleswig.

On Sunday at 11 p.m. police arrested Johnson at the police station and charged her with fifth-degree theft.

She was processed and released pending a court date.

 

Teen allegedly steals from Walmart


Police were dispatched to Walmart on Saturday at 7:24 p.m. in reference to a theft.

Police met with store staff who said that a 16-year-old boy of Storm Lake attempted to leave the store with $10 in merchandise without buying the item.

Following an investigation, police arrested the juvenile  and charged him with fifth-degree theft.

He was processed and released to a parent pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.

 

Child pulls fire alarm at South School


Firefighters responded to South School in reference to an automated fire alarm on Sunday at 5:56 p.m.

Upon arrival of firefighters, they determined that a child pulled an alarm station and there was no fire or damage.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 15 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

 

Search for wanted person leads to two arrests on drug charges


Police responded to 625 1/2 Lake Ave. in an attempt to locate a wanted person on Monday at 6 p.m.

Police allegedly detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the apartment, and after attempting to get the occupant to answer the door, police report the person inside would not do so.

Police breached the door and entered the apartment, taking into custody Lameisha Thomas, 24, of Storm Lake.

Based on the strong odor of marijuana in the apartment, police sealed the apartment and acquired a search warrant.

At 9 p.m. on Monday police executed the search warrant at the Lake Avenue address and seized several ounces of marijuana packaged for sale, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia and paperwork.

At 10:45 p.m. police located a second person connected with the apartment, identified as Emily Roghair, 19, of Storm Lake, at 205 West Eighth St.

Following an investigation police charged Roghair with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. 

She was booked into the county jail on a $5,000 bond.

Police charged Thomas with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

She was booked into the county jail on a $1,300 bond.