Police Blotter

Man charged in vehicle burglary

Howard Young, 23, of Storm Lake, was arrested and charged on Sunday with two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card and burglary to a vehicle.

Police say someone entered a Subway worker’s vehicle while she was working and stole her debit card. The victim reported that her debit card had been used twice at the Storm Lake Wamart since the burglary.

Police obtained security video from Subway and Walmart and identified Young.

Police said Young took the woman’s car keys from an employee area at their place of work in order to gain access to her vehicle.

On June 30, Storm Lake police executed a search warrant at Young’s residence at 629D West Ninth St. They found evidence in connection to the burglary and use of the debit card, as well as a social security card not belonging to Young, a possible forged check and packaging materials indicative of drug sales.

Young was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $6,000 cash bond.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

Multiple arrests made in early morning after party

Sunday morning at 3:18 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to 205 Grand Ave. for a loud party.

On arrival police saw a gathering of approximately 200 people inside and outside the house. Police shut down the party.

As people were leaving, police made contact with Gustave Rumongi, 18, of Kingsville, Texas. Police said Rumongi was intoxicated and he was charged with public intoxication.

He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Police made contact with a second person, Thomas Nagirichampang, 21, of Storm Lake, who allegedly was intoxicated. As police tried to arrest him, he fled on foot and was apprehended one block from the house.

Nagirichampang was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts. He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 cash bond.


Storm Lake man charged in hit and run

On Friday, June 28 the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to the 1000 block of Oneida Street because of a hit and run.

On arrival police saw a Lincoln Navigator that was parked on the street that had sustained $10,000 in damages from a vehicle that had struck it and fled from the scene. 

Witnesses provided information on the vehicle and described it as a full-size red pickup truck.

On Saturday police located the vehicle hidden in a garage at 1017 Oak Lane. Police said the vehicle belonged to Alejandro Figueroa, 27, of Storm Lake, who was attempting to hide the vehicle.

Police took Figueroa into custody without incident and subsequently charged him with striking an unattended vehicle and fleeing the scene of an accident.

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

On Saturday at 10:10 a.m. police were sent out for another hit and run incident at the 1000 block of Oak Lane.

Police said a vehicle on Oak Lane was hit by a Ford Mustang parked in the driveway at 1017 Oak Lane where Figueroa was arrested earlier in the day. 

Police alleged Figueroa, while moving his vehicle around at his residence in order to hide the vehicle involved in the first hit and run accident, allegedly struck the second vehicle with a car he was moving at his residence.

Police charged Figueroa with another count of striking an unattended vehicle.   

There were no injuries reported.