Police Blotter

Domestic spat results in SL woman’s arrest   

Woman reportedly found yelling outside apartment        

Police were called to 523 Russell St. #9 Sunday morning at 3:30 a.m. because of a woman yelling in the hallway of the apartment complex.

Police made contact with Elizabeth Buakhai, 20, of Storm Lake.

Police learned from witnesses that Buakhai had been involved in a domestic dispute at 919 East Fifth St. where she assaulted her boyfriend in the residence.

The boyfriend fled from the home and ran to the 523 Russell St. apartment.

Buakhai pursued the victim and reportedly began ringing the apartment’s doorbell and yelling, at which time police arrived.

Police arrested and charged her with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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

No injuries were reported to police.


Impaired driver drops three-year-old off at school

On Thursday morning police were called to Storm Lake Elementary School at the 1800 block of Hyland Drive at 8 a.m. because of a reckless driver.

Officers were told that a gray Toyota minivan was driving in a reckless manner and had dropped a student off and left the area.

An officer observed the vehicle traveling east on West Fifth Street near the intersection of West Fifth and Vestal Street.

Police made contact with the driver, Jorge Mendoza, 43, of Storm Lake.

Police say that Mendoza was heavily impaired on a substance other than alcohol.

Police determined that there was a three-year-old child in the back seat of the vehicle Mendoza was driving.

Police took the child into protective custody and turned her over to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Police arrested Mendoza and charged him with OWI and two counts of child endangerment.

He was booked on a $5,000 bond.


Man reportedly steals $700 worth of Walmart gift cards

The Storm Lake Police Department took a report of a possible forgery Thursday afternoon at 1:44 p.m.

Police were told that a woman was missing a credit card and that it had been used earlier in the day at Walmart with charges exceeding $700.

Police looked at security video footage and identified a subject, Mark Loiseau, 48, of Storm Lake.

At 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon police located Loiseau at Burger King in Storm Lake and took him into custody.

Police say that Loiseau had the woman’s credit card, six Walmart gift cards totaling $700 and a receipt documenting the alleged forgery.

After an investigation police charged Loiseau with two counts of forgery and booked him into Buena Vista County Jail on a $10,000 bond.


Wanted man jailed

Police were called to the Meridian Plant on Expansion Blvd. Thursday night at 9:40 p.m. to locate a wanted person.

Police arrested Gabriel Sanchez-Martinez, 21, of Storm Lake who was wanted on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court in reference to attempted burglary.

Sanchez-Martinez was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $4,425.81 bond.


Alleged threats made at Storm Lake night club

Police were on location at Malarky’s Night Club Sunday morning when they took a report of a threat being made.

Police were told that Glynn Anthony Cotton, 30, of Storm Lake, threatened to assault another person in the club during an argument.

Police arrested Cotton at the club.

Cotton was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication and was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 bond.