Police Blotter

Duo allegedly fabricates report of assault at bar

Police took a report of an assault that occurred behind Puff’s Bar on June 21.

Officers responded to Cherokee County Hospital Emergency Room and met with Alanzo Ruble, 22, and Bailey English, 22, both of Cherokee. Police were told by Ruble, who was suffering from injuries related to an assault, that he was jumped by three men behind Puff’s earlier in the night and was beaten.

Ruble was unable to provide police with a description of the suspect and English, who was with Ruble, gave a similar account of the incident.

During the investigation, police were contacted by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department on July 1 and told that Ruble was a suspect in a fight in Plymouth County on the same night as his attack in Storm Lake. Further investigation showed that Ruble and English fabricated the story of the assault behind Puff’s.

On Tuesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. police arrested English at the police station on a warrant charging her with indictable offense to public entity. She was booked on a $1,000 bond.

At 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested Ruble in the lobby of the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office and booked him into the county jail on a $1,000 bond.


Sioux Rapids woman charged with OWI

A Clay County Deputy stopped Suzanne Koenig, 56, of Sioux Rapids at the 2400 mile of B-63 on Friday night when the officer determined she had consumed alcohol. Koenig was put through field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated and transported to Clay County Jail. Koenig was charged with open container and OWI.


Wanted man jailed

A wanted person surrendered himself at the Storm Lake Police Station at 9:20 a.m. on Monday.

Nicholas Calandros, 22, of Quimby, was wanted by the Storm Lake Police Department on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred in May of 2013, where Calandros allegedly damaged property at 420 Ontario St. 

Calandros was further wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court in reference to failure to pay fines. Calandros was booked into the county jail on a $919.50 bond.


Wanted SL person jailed

Darrian Kelly, 23, of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a warrant out of Buena Vista County, was arrested at 1724 East Milwaukee Ave. #3 for charges of failure to appear in court in reference to possession of marijuana.

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


Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

A wanted person was taken into custody at 7 p.m. Sunday when Storm Lake Police were notified by Monticello, Ind., Police Department that they had recovered a stolen vehicle from Storm Lake.

Police were told that Monticello Police had arrested Matthew Ostrander, 31, of Monticello, Ind., on a warrant issued by SLPD in December of 2013, charging him with operation without owner’s consent.

The charges stemmed from a report taken from Express Auto in Storm Lake in December of 2013 that Ostrander had rented a vehicle and not returned it or made the necessary payments for it.

Monticello Police reported that the stolen vehicle had been recovered and that Ostrander was in custody in their jurisdiction. Additional charges were pending against Ostrander in Indiana.