Police Blotter

Traffic stop leads to arrest of wanted man

Police stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Lake Ave. for a traffic violation on Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. Police made contact with the driver, identified as Gustavo Adolfo Garcia, 21, of Storm Lake. During the traffic stop, police determined that Garcia was wanted on a warrant out of Buena Vista County reference failure to pay fines.

Police arrested Garcia and further charged him with driving while suspended. He was booked into the county jail and held without bond.


Dispute leads to arrest of wanted woman

Police responded to 202 1/2 Russell St. in reference to a landlord/tenant dispute on Tuesday at 11:35 p.m.

While on location, police were speaking with Marta Dilla Sequen, 44, of Storm Lake. Police were advised that Sequen was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging her with forgery. The warrant was issued in 2008 during an investigation of Sequen being employed under an assumed name.

Sequen was booked into the county jail on a $5,000 bond.

A six-year-old child at the house was turned over to the custody of a family member.


Man arrested for allegedly stealing at Walmart

Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft on Monday at 3:07 p.m.

Responding officers were advised that the suspect had left the store in a vehicle and a description of the vehicle was provided. Police were advised that the suspect allegedly stole $20 in merchandise. An officer observed the suspect vehicle and stopped it in the 400 block of Lake Ave. Police identified the suspect as Zachary Kraft, 21, of Lakeside. Police arrested Kraft and charged him with fifth-degree theft.


Sheriff responds to man with shotgun in Marathon

The BV County Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance call Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at 102 Sparta St. in Marathon.

A deputy observed a man outside armed with a shotgun. The man was taken into custody without incident.

It was discovered that the man was suffering from a mental disorder and was transported to BVRMC for an evaluation. It was determined that no shots were fired and the shotgun was seized from the scene.

Sioux Rapids Police and Laurens Police assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene.