Police Blotter

Report of sexual assault results in arrest of SL man

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Sunday night for sexually assaulting his wife in the presence of a six-year old.

At 8:19 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to 1716 Tulip Ln. Apt. 5 in reference to a domestic argument in progress. 

Essossinam Talboussouma, 25, allegedly engaged in an argument with his girlfriend at her apartment and violently grabbed her by the arm during the argument.

The victim also alleged that Talboussouma forced sexual intercourse with her the day before. She alleged a six-year-old child was present at the apartment and unharmed.

Talboussouma was charged with simple domestic abuse assault and third-degree sexual abuse.

Talboussouma was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail where he was held on a $10,000 bond.


SL woman struck at park, SL man arrested

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Thursday night for striking his girlfriend at Chautauqua Park.

At 9:40 p.m. Thursday, police took a station report in regards to an assault. 

Police allege that an argument between a couple at Chautauqua Park that escalated to the point where the man assaulted the woman. 

Police arrested Alexander Vidal-Mendoza, 18, at 601 Hudson without incident. 

 He was charged with assault and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.

No injuries were reported.


SL woman creates false report of burglary, arrested

Police arrested a Storm Lake woman Friday morning for fabricating a burglary report to police.

At 2:34 a.m. Friday, police were called to 135 Flindt Dr. for an alleged burglary. 

After talking to the reporting party and the victim, officers found inconsistencies with the victim’s account and the evidence at hand.

 Police determined that the entire report had been fabricated and arrested Guadalupe Parra Hernandez, 22, with false report of indictable offense to public entity.

She was held on $1,000 bond.


Burglary at BVU, woman arrested, charged

On Sept. 18, police took a report of a burglary to a suite at Briscoe Hall on the campus of Buena Vista University.

Police were advised by the reporting party that a person had allegedly entered a dorm suite and stole items from at least eight student victims. Over $300 in cash, gift cards and personal items were stolen during the incident.

Jordan Flynn, 22, of Albuquerque, Nm. was identified as a suspect in the investigation. Police learned that Flynn had since left the area.

Police issued arrest warrants charging Flynn with four counts of third-degree burglary and four counts of fifth-degree theft. 

Flynn voluntarily returned to Storm Lake and surrendered to police Monday. She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and released pending a court date.


SL man charged with vandalizing house

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Sunday for vandalizing the house of his estranged girlfriend.

At 5:35 p.m. Sunday, police responded to 700 Elmwood for a man yelling and screaming outside a house.

After speaking with witnesses, police determined that Joshua Thompson, 37, attempted to visit his child at the residence and was refused entrance by his ex-girlfriend. Thompson allegedly cut the cable service to the residence, broke lawn ornaments and knocked the mailbox from the house. Total damage to the property was $200.

Thompson was taken into custody without incident and charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Thompson was booked into the Buena Vista County jail and held on $300 bond.


Threats to officers leads to arrest of SL man

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Sunday morning for threatening officers.

At 1:36 a.m. Sunday morning, Ricardo Juarez, 22, allegedly approached police and began yelling obscenities and making threatening gestures towards officers while inside the bar. 

Police found Juarez intoxicated and place him under arrest for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Juarez was booked and held on a $300 bond.


Attempted forced entry leads to arrest of SL man

At 3:29 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to 112 W. 2nd St. Apt. 3 for that a man had entered an apartment through a window without permission.  

Police allege that Justin Howard, 34, was upset with his ex-girlfriend and had sent several threatening and offensive text messages to her throughout the evening.

Howard allegedly came to her residence thereafter and pounded on the door several times, eventually climbing into the apartment through an unlocked window.

Howard was placed under arrest for third-degree harassment and trespass.

He was booked and held at the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.


SL man arrested for weapons in vehicle, OWI

At 11:37 p.m. Saturday, an officer conducted a traffic stop at Malarky’s, 147 Flindt Dr. in Storm Lake on a 2000 Dodge Dakota. 

Police identified the driver of the vehicle as Alan Coleman, 22, alleged that Coleman was operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Police also located a 10-inch machete on Coleman.

Police charged Coleman with OWI 1st Offense and carrying weapons.

Coleman was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail where he was held on a $2,000 bond.


SL juvenile arrested on public intoxication charge

Police arrested a Storm Lake juvenile for walking near Park Street intoxicated and refusing to identify himself.

At 1:35 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to 1314 Park Street for a report of a suspicious male person outside the residence. 

Officers located a 15-year-old male, who initially refused officers orders, attempted to flee and pulled away from officers when being taken into custody.

Officers were able to take custody of the juvenile and found him to be intoxicated. 

The juvenile also repeatedly refused to identify himself and where he lived.

Officers were ultimately able to identify the juvenile and transported him to 700 Hudson St. where he was issued juvenile referrals for public intoxication and interference with official acts.