Police Blotter

Man reportedly plows through ditch, charged with OWI

Police were called to Tyson Friday at 1 a.m. because a person passed out in his vehicle. Police saw a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a 2013 Chevy van and the vehicle was reportedly running.

Police identified the driver as Neil Olsson, 43, of Rapid City, S.D. A SLPD drug recognition expert completed an assessment of Olsson and the department alleges Olsson was driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Police seized several prescription drugs in unlabeled containers from Olsson’s van.  Olsson was taken into custody.

Later in the day when Olsson’s company vehicle was released from impound it was determined that the van had  $1,500 in damages.

Prior to Olsson’s arrest he was traveling south on Radio Road when he entered a ditch near the intersection with Expansion Blvd. Olsson struck two poles while driving in the ditch. He then proceeded on the Furst McNess property and drove over landscaping lights before re-entering Expansion Blvd.

Olsson was charged by the Storm Lake Police Department with OWI and unlawful possession of prescription drugs, striking fixtures upon a highway and failure to maintain control.

He was booked into the county jail on a $2,000 bond.


Fight breaks out at motel

A fight was reported Saturday morning at 2:46 a.m. in the hallway of the Super 8 Motel.

Police encountered two men fighting inside the motel and took both into custody.

Joel Reyes, 29, of Humble, Texas, and Ricardo Aguilar, 29, of Houston, Texas, were both arrested.

Police say that the two men engaged in an argument in a guest room, which escalated into a physical altercation that spread into the hallway. Police also seized drug paraphernalia from Aguilar.

Police arrested Aguilar and charged him with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.

Reyes was transported by police to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released for a minor injury sustained when he was arrested. He was transferred to the county jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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


Knife drawn in argument

A disturbance was reported to police Saturday morning at 3:40 a.m. at 717 West Sixth St.

Police took Win Tun, 19, of Storm Lake, into custody.

Police were told that Tun had engaged in an argument with his cousin and allegedly armed himself with a knife with an 8-inch blade and attempted to stab his cousin as witnesses called 911. Tun was taken into custody without incident and the knife was seized. No injuries were reported. Police charged Tun with going armed with intent and domestic assault while displaying a weapon. He was booked into the county jail and was held without bond.


Man reportedly assaults Walmart employee

An assault was reported at Walmart on April 6. Police were told that a man confronted a store employee over a disagreement the employee had with the man’s wife. The man yelled at the employee and threw a receipt and change at the victim before leaving the store.

Daniel Wernimont, 45, of Fonda surrendered himself at the Storm Lake Police Station on April 20. Police charged Wernimont with assault and disorderly conduct. He was processed and released after posting a bond. No injuries were reported.