Police Blotter

Sac inmate turns in meth to sheriff, leads his jailers to buried stash


The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has filed two felony drug charges against a Sac City man Monday, after he turned over $1,125 worth of methamphetamine to law enforcement that was buried under the 800 block of N. 16th St. in Sac City.

Matthew James Wessels, 35, told sheriff’s officials last Tuesday that he had something he wanted to give them while in the Sac County Jail due to a probation violation.

Sheriff’s deputies and Sac City Police took Wessels to the 800 block of N. 16th St. in Sac City, where Wessels allegedly turned drug paraphernalia and two packages of methamphetamine. Wessels then took them across the road where he uncovered additional methamphetamine underground. In total, law enforcement seized nine grams of methamphetamine from Wessels with a street value of $1,125.

Wessels was charged Monday with possession with intent to deliver over five grams of methamphetamine. Sheriff officials also allege that in June of 2015, Wessels sold methamphetamine to a police informant. 

Wessels is being held in the Sac County Jail on $135,000 cash bond.

 

10-year-old threatens to kill teacher, burn down house


Police charged a 10-year-old student Monday with harassment after the student allegedly threatened to shoot a faculty member, burn the faculty member’s house down and kill the faculty member’s family and pet.

Police took a report Monday of threats being made towards a staff member at the Storm Lake Elementary School.

Following a disciplinary session with a 10-year-old male, school officials allege the student made a series of threats to shoot the faculty member, kill the faculty member’s family and pet and burn the faculty member’s house down. Several weeks prior to the disciplinary action, the student was observed uninvited at the faculty member’s home.

Police charged the student Monday afternoon with first-degree harassment, processed him and released him to a parent pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.

 

Felon violates probation


Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for violating the terms of his probation in reference to a prior charge of weapon possession as a felon.

At 1:12 p.m. Monday, the Storm Lake Police Department responded to 824 Ontario St. to locate Eric Bergen, 22, who was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him with violating the terms of his probation. The warrant stemmed from an earlier charge of possession of a weapon by a felon. Bergen was arrested and booked into jail and held without bond.

 

Brought in on OWI warrant


Police arrested a Storm Lake woman Tuesday on an outstanding OWI charge.

At 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Storm Lake Police Department responded to the Storm Lake Wal-Mart Store to locate Ashley Klein, 31, who was wanted out of Buena Vista County for contempt of court. The warrant for Klein’s arrest stemmed from an OWI charge.

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