Police Blotter

SL teen boy trips out on mushrooms


Student charged with peddling psilocybin

Police arrested a Storm Lake 16-year-old Friday for delivering psilocybin mushrooms to a fellow student at Storm Lake High School.

On Friday afternoon, police received a report involving a Storm Lake High School male student ingesting illegal psilocybin mushrooms while at school.

Police learned the juvenile allegedly acquired the illegal mushrooms from a 16-year-old male of Storm Lake. The victim was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment late Friday afternoon and was later released. Police arrested the 16-year-old at Storm Lake High School and charged him with delivery of a controlled substance – psilocybin.

The juvenile was processed and transported to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.

 

Employee charged with stealing from Taco John’s


Police arrested a 17-year-old Newell resident Sunday for stealing $800 in cash from the Storm Lake Taco John’s.

Police responded to a report Thursday that a theft was conducted at Taco John’s located at 211 E. Milwaukee Ave.

Police were advised that a 17-year-old male employee allegedly removed over $800 in petty cash from a cash drawer. 

Police charged the 17-year-old Sunday with third-degree theft and released him to a parent pending a court date. 

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.

 

Driving while revoked


Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for driving drunk while his driver’s license was revoked.

At 7:42 p.m. Monday, an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense.

The driver, identified as Noel Tijerina, 52, had a revoked driver’s license and was intoxicated.

Tijerina was charged with OWI and driving while revoked. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

 

Man charged with flashing knife at his daughter


Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for brandishing a knife toward his daughter at a residence on Superior Street.

At noon Monday, police received a report of an assault. Police were advised a juvenile female was assaulted by her father Sunday, as he threatened her with a knife at a residence in the 300 block of Superior St.

Police arrested Ricardo Perez, 38, and charged him with assault while displaying a weapon. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

No injuries were reported. A report has been filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.