Police Blotter

Woman arrested for OWI, driving on lawn

Police arrested a Sioux City woman Sunday morning for driving on a lawn near Dorinda Drive.

At 2:25 a.m. Sunday, police stopped Mischalet Fenceroy, 19, in the 300 block of Dorinda Dr. after observing her allegedly drive through a lawn near the intersection of Dorinda and East Third Street.

Police allege that Fenceroy was intoxicated and took her into custody. She was charged with OWI and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Police were preparing to release Fenceroy’s vehicle to a sober driver identified as Nicole Thompson, 43 of Chicago, Ill., when police learned that Thompson was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging her with interference with official acts.

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

As officers were completing their investigation, they observed a second vehicle parked in the middle of the Malarky’s Night Club parking lot which appeared to have rolled from a parking spot.

Police checked the vehicle and found the vehicle to running and a person sitting in the driver’s seat covered in vomit. 

Police identified the driver as Roberto Gutierrez, 33, of Storm Lake. Police charged Gutierrez with his second offense for OWI and was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $2,000 bond.


SL man arrested for assault, car theft

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Saturday for attempting to steal his wife’s car and assaulting her thereafter.

At 11:31 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to 307 Seneca St. in reference to Edwin Venegas, 34, who allegedly attempted to take his wife’s vehicle.

Witnesses at the scene alleged that Venegas arrived at the residence and attempted to take his wife’s vehicle. Venegas allegedly physically assaulted her when she refused.

Police arrested Venegas at the scene and charged him with his second offense of domestic assault.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.


Alta woman violates no contact order

On Friday, the police took a report in reference to an Alta woman violating a no contact order.

Police were advised by staff at the Buena Vista County Jail that Lindsay Cobb, 26, allegedly made a phone call from the jail to a person she was prohibited from contacting due to a domestic violence no contact order.

Police charged Cobb with violation of a no contact order. She was served with her charges while still being held in the county jail.


Wall Lake woman charged with identity theft

On Friday, police filed an additional charge against Alexandria Pratt, 19, of Wall Lake. 

Pratt had been previously charged in connection with a car theft and a string of burglaries in Storm Lake and remains held in the Buena Vista County Jail.

Police allege that on Aug. 3, Pratt presented a stolen check at the Storm Lake Walgreens Store and purchased $45 in merchandise.

The SLPD further charged Pratt on Friday with identity theft. She was served while being held in the county jail.


SL man nabbed while driving with revoked license

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Saturday for driving while his license was revoked.

At 9:20 p.m. Saturday, an officer stopped Melvin Trimble, 30, who was driving on the 1100 block of East 5th Street for a traffic violation.

Police learned that Trimble’s driving privileges had been revoked in Iowa.

Police arrested Trimble and charged him with driving while revoked.

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


Rolfe couple steals saddles and horses

Police arrested a Rolfe man Friday for stealing saddles and horses from a Rolfe residence in July.

On Sunday, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Michael Helvik’s, 44, residence at 200 Broad St. in Rolfe and several of the stolen items including a small amount of marijuana.

Helvik was charged with two counts of obstructing prosecution, giving false information to a peace officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Helvik’s wife Stacy was leveled with the same charges.

Both were placed in the Pocahontas County Jail on a $6,300 bond a $4,300 bond respectively.