Police Blotter

Man charged with burglary, harassment

Police took a report in reference to harassment on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Police were advised by the reporting party that a tenant who was renting property from him, identified as Troy Krause, 30, of Storm Lake, had allegedly threatened the reporting party via texting and stated he was going to injure the reporting party.

Police investigated the incident and a short time later located Krause at 708 Michigan St. where he was arrested.  While on location on Michigan Street police allege they observed stolen items from a second rental property owned by the reporting party located at 304 Superior St.

Following an investigation police charged Krause with burglary and third-degree harassment.  He was booked into the county jail on a $5,300 bond.


Teen arrested for public intoxication

Police arrested Ana Yesenia Salazar, 18, of Storm Lake, after allegedly observing her on the ground in the 400 block of Cayuga St. and highly intoxicated on Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Police charged Salazar with public intoxication. She was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.


Man arrested for public intoxication

Police observed two people allegedly engaging in a verbal argument at the rear of Puff’s Bar on Sunday at 12:35 a.m.

Police allege that one of the two parties, identified as Austin Buchholz, 23, of Storm Lake, was highly intoxicated.

Police arrested Buchholz and charged him with public intoxication. He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.


SL man charged with public intoxication

Police were conducting a bar check at Malarky’s Night Club when night club staff requested assistance with a patron on Sunday at 1 a.m.

Police allege that Steven Archer, 47, of Storm Lake, was not cooperating with nightclub staff and was extremely intoxicated.

Police arrested Archer and charged him with public intoxication.

He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.


Kansas man arrested for public intoxication

A police officer on patrol observed a man fall into a snow pile in the parking lot at Grand Central East Coffee Shop on Sunday at 1:45 a.m.

Police made contact with the man and identified him as Kyle Skinner, 24, of Topeka, Kan.

Police allege that Skinner was highly intoxicated and arrested him, charging him with public intoxication.

He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.


Two charged with domestic assault at King’s Pointe

Police were dispatched to the King’s Pointe Resort in reference to a fight in room #111 on Saturday at 11:05 p.m.

Upon arrival of police they were directed to two people from room #111 who were standing in the lobby.  Police identified the two as Keri Ahrenholtz, 37, and Daniel Pauley, 31, both of Defiance.

An investigation alleges that the couple engaged in a physical altercation in the presence of two children while in room #111. Police subsequently charged both parties with domestic assault.  They were both booked into the county jail and held without bond.

Pauley sustained a minor injury but declined medical attention.

Neither child was injured. The children were released to the custody of family friends.

Police filed a report with the Iowa Department of Human Services.


Bus driver cited for blocking a railroad crossing

Police took a report from the Canadian National Railroad on Saturday at 4:12 p.m.

Police were told that as a train was approaching the Hudson Street railroad crossing, the engineer observed a St. Mary’s School bus parked across the tracks, allegedly obstructing passage of the train.  The train engineer had to deploy the emergency brakes on the train due to the proximity of the approaching train to the school bus.  The bus moved prior to the train crossing the intersection and no collision occurred.

Police conducted an investigation and determined that the bus was not loaded with students.  The driver, identified as Terry Gransow of Storm Lake, was subsequently cited for blocking a RR crossing.  He was cited and released pending a court date.


Three women arrested for theft at Walmart

Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft in progress on Saturday at 1:24 p.m.

Responding officers were advised that three subjects allegedly attempted to push a cart full of unpaid merchandise from the store.  Upon arrival police observed two women being detained by loss prevention staff. Police apprehended a third person who reportedly refused to cooperate with store staff.

The three women were identified as Misty Smith, 36, Anna Bush, 53, and Cicely Miller, 41, all of Cherokee. 

Following an investigation police charged all three women with third-degree theft. They were booked into the county jail on a $2,000 bond each.

Stolen items valued at over $500 were recovered.


Theft at Walmart

Police took a report of a theft at Walmart on Friday at 6:15 a.m.

Police were advised that at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday three adults allegedly stole a large amount of merchandise from the store by gathering in a cart items such as groceries, bedding, air mattresses, clothing and alcohol.             

The three pushed the cart out of the store, loaded the items into a vehicle and fled from the parking lot.

Police reviewed security video and acquired a vehicle description and further identified the suspects.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, police executed a search warrant at 1716 Tulip Lane #2 in connection with the alleged theft. Upon executing the search warrant police located and seized almost $900 in stolen merchandise from Walmart.

At the apartment police arrested Joseph Kyles, 21, of Chicago, Ill., and charged him with third-degree theft. He was booked into the county jail on a $2,000 bond.

Additional arrests are anticipated.


Fight occurs between brothers, one hospitalized, other arrested

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault on Saturday at 4:57 a.m. at 417 Buena Vista St. in Alta.

The suspect in this case had fled the scene and the victim, Matthew Drew, 24, of Alta, had been transported to BVRMC by a private vehicle for the treatment of his injuries. The suspect was identified as Michael Drew, 25, of Brookings, S.D.

Deputies were not able to locate Michael Drew immediately.

Matthew Drew was subsequently transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City for further treatment of his injuries.

The BV County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into this incident and determined that a physical fight had occurred at the residence in Alta.

Michael Drew was charged with willful injury, a class C felony. Michael Drew turned himself in on Saturday and was booked into the county jail.


Woman reportedly assaults two people with knife

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a female being assaultive at 1036 470th St. on Friday at 9:30 p.m. The caller reported that Julie Cranston, 24, of rural Rembrandt, was out of control and reportedly assaulting a man and a woman at the residence and was holding a knife.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene and conducted an investigation into the incident. Cranston was arrested and transported to the county jail.

She was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assault using a weapon, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested during the incident was Alexander Blakeley, 22, of Albert City. Blakeley was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Blakeley and Cranston were booked into the county jail.

No injuries were reported during this investigation.


Woman uses credit card illegally

The BV County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Jan. 20 from a rural Albert City resident that someone had used her credit card without her permission.

The victim reported that someone had used her credit card information 11 times ranging from early December 2014 through mid-January.

The sheriff’s office conducted an investigation and has arrested Melinda Smith, 34, of Albert City for unlawful use of a credit card. Smith was booked into the county jail.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.


Newell man faces drug charges

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Buena Vista County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 1613 Rolf Ave., Newell, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  The search warrant was for an ongoing drug investigation.

 Sheriff’s officials arrested 43-year-old Jeffrey Scott Kingery, who lives at the residence, as a result of the investigation.

Kingery has been charged with delivery of marijuana, a class D felony, stemming from a Dec. 30, 2014 investigation where Kingery is alleged to have sold marijuana to a confidential informant.

He has also been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a class D felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

 During the search, deputies seized marijuana, a substance believed to be methamphetamine, smoking devices and a scale. Additional charges are pending the laboratory results from the suspected methamphetamine.

 Kingery is currently being held in the Sac County Jail pending an initial appearance.

 Newell Police and the Sac County Paramedics also assisted.