Police Blotter

Woman arms herself with shovel, charged with assault

Police were dispatched to 123 Irving St. in reference to a disturbance outside of a house on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Police made contact with several people at the residence. Police received information that a man and a woman had gotten in an argument at the residence. The argument allegedly became physical when the woman armed herself with a shovel and the man also became assaultive. The woman, identified as Hannah Munoz, 21, of Storm Lake, fled before the arrival of police.

A short time later police located Munoz in the 400 block of Oneida Street and arrested her. Munoz was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. She was booked into the county jail on a $2,000 bond.

At 1:30 a.m. on Friday, police located a second suspect, identified as Tyshawn Newby, 20, of Storm Lake, at 701B West Ninth St., where he was arrested without incident.

Newby was charged with assault. He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.

No injuries were reported.


Police ask for public’s help in assault investigation

Police are asking the community’s assistance in solving an assault that occurred last week in Storm Lake.

On Thursday while conducting an investigation at 123 Irving St., police learned that on April 24 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., a 22-year-old man was assaulted and knocked unconscious in the backyard at 123 Irving St.

The man was taken by private vehicle to Pocahontas County Hospital the next day and was later transferred to the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, where he remains today.

Police report that the man sustained serious injuries. The police department was not notified at the time of the assault or hospitalization.

Police advise that witnesses have been uncooperative and the only description of the reported suspects is two Hispanic men, both wearing dark colored hoodies. The two suspects were last seen running east away from the scene of the assault and through the backyard on Irving Street.

Police are asking anyone with information or who may have seen the incident to contact the police department at 712-732-8010.


Wanted person arrested

Police responded to 1800 E. Milwaukee #116 in reference to locating a wanted person on Thursday at 9 p.m. Police arrested Bendigo Jibo, 24, of Storm Lake, on a warrant out of Polk County charging him with probation violation.

Jibo was booked into the county jail and held without bond.


Traffic stop leads to arrest of wanted man

Police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Lake Avenue and C49 for a traffic offense on Thursday at 10:25 p.m.

Upon contacting the driver, identified as Gary Brown, 57, of Linn Grove, police learned that Brown was wanted out of Story County on warrants charging him with criminal mischief and fifth-degree theft.

Brown was arrested without incident and booked into the county jail on a $5,500 bond.


Teenager threatens school administrator

Police were sent to the middle school for a threat towards an administrator on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Police were told that a school administrator was dealing with a student over disciplinary issues when the student, a 13-year-old girl of Storm Lake, allegedly threatened to “cut” the administrator.

Police charged the teen with harassment. She was processed and released to a parent pending a court date.

No injuries were reported.


Theft at Walgreens

Police were dispatched to Walgreens in reference to a theft on Thursday at 3:57 p.m.

Police met with store staff who were detaining a 16-year-old boy of Storm Lake who allegedly attempted to steal medications.

Police arrested the juvenile and charged him with fifth-degree theft. He was processed and released to a parent pending a court date.


Firefighters respond to local business

Firefighters responded to Sports Rehab and Therapy on Thursday at 3:31 p.m. for an automated fire alarm. Firefighters determined that construction dust activated the alarm. The fire department was on scene for 10 minutes and was assisted by the police department.

Father asks police to remove son, son arrested

Police were dispatched to 1726 East Milwaukee Ave. #11 in reference to a man wanting a person to leave his apartment on Sunday at 8:36 p.m.

Police met with a man who said that his son, Sefton Akin, 34, of Storm Lake, was intoxicated in the apartment and was belligerent towards the father. The father asked that the son be removed. 

Arrangements were made to get Akin a room at Super 8 Motel in Storm Lake. A Storm Lake Police Officer transported Akin to the motel. While dropping him off, police allege that Akin directed several obscene statements towards people in and near the motel parking lot.  Police then arrested Akin and he allegedly resisted officers and was taken to the ground and subdued.

Police charged Akin with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. He was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.

Akin sustained minor injuries to his arms, legs and forehead during the struggle with officers, none of which required medical attention. No officers were injured.


Traffic stop leads to arrest

Police stopped a vehicle in the 1600 block of W. Milwaukee Avenue for a traffic violation on Friday at 11:50 p.m.

Upon contacting the driver, Jacquline Martinez, 24, of Sheldon, police learned that Martinez was wanted out of BV County on two warrants charging her with failure to appear in court reference domestic assault (third offense) and domestic assault. Martinez was also wanted out of Cherokee County for failure to appear in court reference no driver’s license.

Martinez was arrested without incident and booked into the county jail where she was held without bond.


Wanted person arrested

An officer on patrol observed a wanted person at 715 Ontario St. on Saturday at 6:20 p.m.

Police made contact with and arrested Lazaro Veliz, 38, of Storm Lake, who was wanted by the Storm Lake Police Department on warrants charging him with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

The warrants stem from a disturbance at Mo’s Bar in July 2014.

Veliz was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.


Two surrender after theft at Walmart

Two people surrendered themselves at the police station in connection with a theft investigation on Friday at 4 p.m.

Bendjy Joseph, 29, of Fort Dodge, and Sidney Loxterkamp, 19, of Sac City, surrendered at the police station after their pictures were posted on the police department’s Facebook page in connection with an alleged theft at Walmart. They were being sought in connection with the alleged theft of a car stereo from the store valued at $250.

Police charged both Joseph and Loxterkamp with fourth-degree theft. They were booked into the county jail and released pending a court date.


Laurens man charged with incest

On April 26, Arthur Teepe, 66, of Laurens, was arrested by the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office and charged with incest. The charges stem from allegations of indecent contact with a juvenile female.

Teepe will appear in court at a later date.