Police Blotter

Woman goes after boyfriend with knife, he beats fast retreat

A domestic assault was reported to police at 1019 Michigan Street on Friday afternoon at 2:20.

Police met with Martellias Cage, 27, of Storm Lake who told police that he and his girlfriend, LaShaunda Miller, 33, of Storm Lake, got into an argument at the residence.

The argument escalated and Miller threw a cell phone and charger at Cage, then he retreated to a bathroom. Miller then acquired a kitchen butcher knife with a 5’’ blade and forced her way in the bathroom to try and stab Cage.

Miller then fled from the residence.

She was located in the 100 block of East 9th Street where she was taken into custody without incident.

Police charged Miller with going armed with intent and domestic assault. She was booked and held without bond.

Police say that after Miller’s arrest Cage changed the name of the suspect who attacked him to divert attention away from Miller and gave false information to police in order to get Miller released.

On Saturday at 9:50 a.m. police also arrested Cage and charged him with interference with official acts. He was booked on $300 bond.


Death threat at church

A person was being threatened Thursday night at 7:19.

Police were told that while attending a church service at the Comunidad Cristiana De Storm Lake, at 206 West 5th Street, he was approached by David Almendarez, 19, of Storm Lake.

The reporting party told police that a brief argument occurred which led Almendarez to threaten to kill the reporting party. The reporting party left the church and contacted police.

Police located Almendarez at his residence at 309 Michigan Street and arrested him. He was charged with harassment and booked on $1,000 bond.


Second arrest in pot case

A second arrest was made in connection with a search warrant that was executed at 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue #5 on May 20.

Police previously reported that the seizure of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, scales and other materials during the search warrant led to the arrest of Ashleigh Shinn, 26, of Storm Lake.

On Thursday at 2 p.m. Darrian Kelly, 23, of Storm Lake surrendered himself at the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office on warrants issued by the Storm Lake Police Department charging him with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kelly was booked into the county jail on $1,000.


False report on sex assault

Police have charged a woman in connection with a sexual assault being investigated in the city.

Police charged Isabel Mary Garcia, 22, of Storm Lake with interference with official acts. Police say that Garcia provided police with false information regarding a boyfriend who is a suspect in a sexual assault case that happened on May 21.

Garcia is currently being held on unrelated charges in the Buena Vista County Jail.


Lost is found

A wanted person was located at Malarky’s Night Club on Sunday morning at 12:25.

Christian Monsivais, 20, of Storm Lake, was wanted out of Buena Vista County on warrants charging him with OWI and public intoxication.

He was booked on $2,000 bond.


Women fight, then cruise

Police stopped a vehicle in the 1400 block of East Lakeshore Drive at 12:30 Sunday morning and were told the occupants of the vehicle were just involved in a fight at the Lighthouse Inn, room #26.

Police returned the occupants of the vehicle to the motel and made contact with a woman in room #26. Two women had allegedly engaged in an argument which escalated to a physical alteration, when one woman armed herself with a knife and threatened the other woman.

Police arrested Christa Verleye, 18, of Canton, Mich., and charged her with going armed with intent and assault. She was booked on $5,300 bond.

Police also arrested Kehaulani Verleye, 25, of Hawaii. She was charged with assault.

Police did recover the knife and no injuries were reported.


Charged with harassment

Police received a harassment report Sunday morning at 11:36 at the Dairy Queen.

Police say two patrons in the business were harassing a female and calling her names, both inside the establishment and out in the parking lot. The two suspects were identified as Tiffany Thomas, 34, and Alfredo Sarco, 35, both of Early.

Police arrested both Thomas and Sarco, charging them with harassment.

In addition police learned that Thomas was wanted out of Sac County on a warrant charging her with criminal mischief.        

Thomas was booked on $1,300 bond and Sarco was booked on $300 bond.


No-contact violation

A no contact order was violated Monday afternoon that led to an arrest.

Alma Montes, 19, of Storm Lake, violated a no contact order by calling a protected party multiple times on Sunday, May 25.

Police arrested Montes at the police station at 4:01 Monday afternoon and charged him with violation of a no contact order. She was booked on $300 bond.


Look under the seat

Jose Reyes Garcia of Storm Lake was arrested in Sac County on Saturday night at 6:00 after police stopped him for a speeding violation.

The deputy could smell marijuana and after questioning Garcia, the deputy was told there were two ounces of marijuana under the passenger seat. Garcia was taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of marijuana.

He was booked on $1,000 bond.


Stoned and lost near Early

Two Minnesota men were arrested Monday night at 9:30 after being stopped at Highway 20 and Ira, west of Early for a speed violation.

The driver, Derrick John Blakey, 22 and Damonta Ramon Hodges, were headed from Ames to St. Paul, Minn., when they told a Sac County deputy that they had gotten lost.

During the stop, police smelled what they believed to be marijuana and after a search, found marijuana and a smoking device. Both men were arrested and transported to the Sac County Jail where they were charged with possession of marijuana.

A drug recognition expert with the Iowa State Patrol determined that Blakey was under the influence of a controlled substance while operating a motor vehicle. A urine sample was taken and sent to a laboratory for testing.

OWI charges are pending these results.