Police Blotter

Loaded handgun found by police in Galva teen’s car 

At 3:25 p.m. Monday police were called to Walmart after a report of a reckless driver.

An officer observed the suspect vehicle traveling south on Lake Avenue and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Eighth Street.

Police made contact with the driver and identified him as a 17-year-old boy from Galva.

During the traffic stop police conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded .45 cal hand gun in the center console of the truck which was seized by police.

Following an investigation police arrested and charged the boy with carrying a weapon and he was processed and sent to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.         


Man reportedly threatens one, injuries two officers

Police were called Monday at 6:56 a.m. to 524 Oates St. #21 because of an assault.

Police were told that a male subject, Omot Othow, 35, of Storm Lake, had assaulted a resident in apartment #21 and reportedly threatened to kill the resident.

The victim told police that Othow had left the apartment and proceeded to an apartment located at 523 Russell St. #10.

Police went to 523 Russell St. #10 and made contact with Othow, where police allege when taking him into custody, he resisted and fought with officers.

Police say that Othow assaulted an officer and spit blood on a second officer. He was subdued and taken into custody.

After an investigation police charged Othow with assault, harassment, two counts of assault on a police officer and interference with official acts.

He was booked on a $4,600 bond.

Two officers sustained minor injuries in the fight but did not require medical attention.


Wanted man jailed

On Monday at noon police were called to 1221 Erie St. because of a wanted person being located.

Police located and arrested Edward Armstrong III, 24, of Storm Lake, who was wanted out of Buena Vista County for contempt of court because of a failure to pay fines.

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


Woman arrested on warrant

On Monday at 1:30 p.m. police located a wanted person at 701 Superior St.

Christina Davila, 42, of Storm Lake, was wanted on a warrant charging her with theft.

Davila was booked on a $300 bond.


Theft warrant leads to arrest

At 3 p.m. Monday police were called to 704 Lincoln Rd. because of a wanted person.

Police located and arrested Mark Barnett, 55, of Storm Lake who was wanted on a warrant charging him with theft.

Barnett was booked on a $300 bond.


Man cited for being belligerent at bar

On Wednesday at 12:51 a.m. Storm Lake Police were called to Mo’s Bar at 707 Lake Ave. after a report that a person was causing a problem in the bar.

Police identified the person as Leonard Larson, 25, of Storm Lake.

Police were told that Larson was being belligerent and argumentative with other patrons.

When police made contact with Larson they allege that he was intoxicated and they removed him from the establishment where police say Larson resisted arrest. Larson was subdued and taken into custody.

Police charged him with public intoxication and interference with official acts. Larson was booked on a $600 bond.


Man reportedly shoves girlfriend, damages car

At 8:50 p.m. Wednesday police were called to 703B West Eighth St. in an attempt to locate a person wanted for a domestic assault which occurred on Sunday, Dec. 29.

Police were searching for Joel Rodriguez, 23, of Storm Lake who police say, on Sunday morning at 2 a.m., assaulted his girlfriend at the same residence.

Witnesses reported to police that Rodriguez shoved his girlfriend to the ground, causing an injury to her head.

He exited the residence and caused approximatetly $1,500 in damage to his girlfriend’s vehicle, which was parked outside.

Rodriguez then fled from the scene.

Police on Wednesday night located Rodriguez at the West Eighth Street address and arrested him without incident.

Rodriguez was charged with domestic assault and criminal mischief.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and was held without bond.