Police Blotter

Teen arrested in connection with vehicle theft

Storm Lake Police have made an arrest in connection with a vehicle theft reported on Nov. 29.

Following up on a Facebook tip to the SLPD Facebook page, police viewed security video at a local convenience store and charged a 17-year-old boy of Storm Lake, on Tuesday afternoon with operation without owner’s consent, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain control and no valid license.

The investigation involves the alleged theft of a 2002 Chevy Blazer from 811 Elmwood Dr. and its subsequent wreck and dissertation near the intersection of East Fifth and Hudson streets.

Feliciano was already in custody in connection with a residential burglary of an occupied home and vehicle theft, which occurred earlier in November on Witter Street.           


StormLake teen charged with sexual abuse

On Nov. 25 police took a report of a sexual assault that occurred in September 2013.

A 14-year-old girl advised police that in September 2013 she was at an apartment at 1409 North Seneca St. when her then 15-year-old boyfriend allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Police conducted an investigation and identified the suspect boy, 16, of Storm Lake.  Police learned that he was currently in placement in a youth home in Johnston.

Police on Wednesday charged him with third-degree sexual abuse.

The charges were forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority, as he remains held in a youth facility.

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Juvenile Court Services, Lutheran Services International (LSI), Buena Vista county Attorney’s Office and Youth Homes of Mid-America (Johnston, IA) assisted the Storm Lake Police Department.