Storm Lake Police Department


First year of Operation Hoop Dreams a success, SLPD planning pop-up BBQs

For years, the Storm Lake Police Department has been working to reach out to young people in the community. That outreach rebounds to new levels with a unique basketball court project. “It’s been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve been involved with in my career,” Chief Chris Cole said of the effort, dubbed Operation Hoop Dreams. The court was […]

Storm Lake Police Department awarded highest state military honors

On April 28 at the Regional ESGR Awards Banquet held in Spencer, ESGR representatives presented the prestigious Department of Defense Pro Patria Award to the Storm Lake Police Department. The Pro Patria Award is the highest honor a state ESGR Committee can bestow to employers who have separated themselves with peerless efforts of support, strict adherence to the Uniformed Services […]

Goodie bags for police

Otsego Place tenants made survival kit goodie bags for the Storm Lake Police Department to show their support for all the work they do to keep the community safe. From left: Ann Strock, Betty Chindlund, Coletta Wernimont, Nora Boettcher and Iva May Kracht.

Missing Storm Lake teen located by police

Storm Lake police found a 16-year-old boy Wednesday night who was first reported missing in last month. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teenager was located in Storm Lake unharmed. The boy was described by police last week as a “runaway juvenile” last seen with by family on Nov. 8. Assistant Police Chief Patrick Diekman told The Storm […]

At the Beaver Market

Beaver Market attracted a crowd Saturday in the parking lot near Bradford Field. Photos by Dolores Cullen

27 pounds of pot, $67,000 in cash seized in traffic stop Friday

Police arrested three Storm Lake residents on Friday for having 27 pounds of marijuana and $67,000 in cash during a traffic stop on Hudson and East First Street. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a blue 2005 Hummer at the location for a minor traffic violation.  The driver, 22-year-old Nang Khang, smelled like marijuana. Two […]

SLPD Honors

Honored for exceptional service in 2020 The Storm Lake Police Department honored several officers last week for exceptional service in 2020. Congratulations to the following officers: Alyssa Solem – Officer of the year. Rita Krowiorz – Civilian of the year. Rita is a custodian and has done an exceptional job keeping the facilities clean and safe during the pandemic. Lt. […]

Student hospitalized Friday morning after hit-and-run at SLHS

FREE Suspect located

    Storm Lake police have located a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run Friday morning, which resulted in a student being sent to the hospital. The SLPD said in a Facebook post Friday afternoon an unidentified suspect and vehicle were located in connection with the hit-and-run on Oneida Street, just west of Storm Lake High School. The incident resulted […]