Police Blotter

Threats made at high school 

On Thursday morning police responded to a threat at Storm Lake High School.

Police were told by school administrators that a Storm Lake High School student, Cody Ladner, 18, of Storm Lake, became upset at a high school staff member and made threatening statements towards the staff member.

At one point police say Ladner was being held back by his girlfriend while acting in an aggressive member towards school staff.

Police arrested Ladner and charged him with harassment and disorderly conduct.

He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 bond.

No injuries were reported.


Women arrested, charged with disorderly conduct

Storm Lake Police were called to 230 West Ninth St. on Wednesday night after a report of a disturbance.

A woman reported to police that she was outside her residence when a vehicle occupied by two females drove slowly by the residence.

Both females allegedly directed abusive epithets towards the woman as they passed by. The woman identified the females, Cynthia Chicas, 19, of Alta and Sheila Silva, 21, of Storm Lake.

Police located the suspect vehicle in the Wal-mart parking lot and determined that Chicas and Silva were upset with the woman over an ongoing verbal dispute.

Chicas and Silva allegedly drove by the residence in an attempt to entice the woman to fight.

Both Chicas and Silva were taken into custody and were charged with disorderly conduct.

They were held on a $300 bond each.

There were no injuries reported.


Two children found wandering alone

Storm Lake Police were sent to 1724 East Milwaukee Ave. Friday morning because of a small child walking alone near the roadway.

After police arrived they located the two-year-old boy standing a few yards away from the roadway.

Police took the child into protective custody and checked the apartment complex for the parents.

While checking the complex, they located a four-year-old boy wandering the hallways of the apartment complex alone. That child was also taken into protective custody.

After an investigation police say that the babysitter to the child found near the roadway was also the mother of the four-year-old wandering the hallways. She was identified as Mireya Enriquez Soria, 21, of Storm Lake.

According to police, Soria was taking a shower in apartment #13 and was unaware that the child had left the apartment.

Police reported that the children were outside for at least 15 minutes.

Police arrested Soria and charged her with child endangerment.

She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

The two children were unharmed and were released to family members.

A report was filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.


BV student breaks out window on campus

On Thursday at 2:50 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was sent to Pierce White Hall on the Buena Vista University campus after a student had broken out a window.

After meeting with university staff, police took Joseph Coll, 18, of Cherokee, into custody.

Coll received minor injuries to his hand.

Storm Lake Police charged Coll with criminal mischief and was cited and released pending a court date.

Damage to the window was estimated at $100.