Police Blotter

Man charged with biting ex-girlfriend at BVRMC

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for biting and striking his former girlfriend at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.

At 12:30 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to BVRMC in reference to an assault.

A client of the medical center was physically assaulted by her former boyfriend, Nhial Bol, 41, at 6:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The victim alleges an argument occurred between her and Bol; Bol also struck and bit her.

Medical center staff intervened and Bol departed from the facility. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Police learned that Bol was prevented from being in the presence of the victim by an order of protection issued out of Carroll County.

At 1:52pm, police located Bol at 1420 North Seneca St. and took him into custody without incident.

Bol was charged with assault causing bodily injury and violation of a no contact order.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held with no bond.


Children at home alone

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for leaving four children unattended at home when one of them should’ve been in school.

At 2:28 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to 712 Michigan St. to locate a person.

Police were asked by Storm Lake Community School District staff to respond to the residence and attempt to locate a parent of a sick child at a Storm Lake School.

Police allegedly located four children ages 1 year to 5 years in the residence alone and unsupervised.

Police allege that the children’s father, Ka Toe, 34, left the children alone just prior to the arrival of police and went to work.

The children’s mother arrived at the residence at 3:15 p.m. and was unaware the children had been left unattended.

The children were unharmed.

The Iowa Department of Human Services was notified and assisted in the investigation.

Ka Toe was arrested Monday evening and charged with four counts of child endangerment.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 bond.


Failure to pay fines

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Monday for not paying fines.

At 10:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to 613A West 9th St. to locate a wanted person.

Police located and arrested Ricardo Juarez, 22, of Storm Lake.  Juarez was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him with contempt of court reference failure to pay fines.

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


Domestic assault charged

Police arrested a Storm Lake man Friday for assaulting a woman with three children present.

At 11:34 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to 1123A North Ontario St. in reference to an assault in progress.

Police were advised that Agustin Banda Morales, 24, allegedly assaulted an occupant in the home causing minor injuries to her face. The incident occurred while three young children were present in the home but they were unharmed.

Police arrested Morales at the scene and charged him with domestic assault.

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

A report was filed with the Iowa Department of Human Services.


Hartley man charged with harassment

Police arrested a Hartley man Saturday for harassing a person in person and on a phone.

At 9:39 p.m. Friday, police took a report in reference to a report of harassment.

The reporting party advised police that Michael Vos, 65, had allegedly been harassing the reporting party in person and via phone. Police took a similar report Dec. 23 and advised Vos to cease making contact with the victim.

On Saturday, the SLPD arrested Vos at the police station and charged him with third-degree harassment.

He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 bond.


Teen nabbed in shoplifting

Police arrested a Storm Lake juvenile Dec. 24 for allegedly stealing $99 in merchandise from the Storm Lake Wal-Mart.

On Dec. 7, police took a report at the Storm Lake Wal-Mart Store in reference to a theft.

Store staff alleged that a juvenile male stole $99 in merchandise from the store and fled before being detained.                         

Police secured video surveillance footage of the vehicle the juvenile used when leaving the store.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, an officer on patrol observed a suspect vehicle and interviewed an occupant.

Police identified the suspect in the theft as a 15-year-old juvenile of Storm Lake that allegedly stole the merchandise.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, the SLPD arrested the juvenile and charged him with fifth-degree theft.  He was processed and released to a parent pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.


Sioux Rapids man charged with his third OWI

Police arrested a Sioux Rapids man Saturday for driving intoxicated for a third time.

At 5:09 p.m. Saturday, a Clay County Deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Jason Langschwager, 42, for a traffic violation.

The deputy ran Langschwanger through field sobriety tests and placed him under arrest for his third offense for OWI.

Langschwager was held in the Clay County Jail to appear before a magistrate.