Operation Impact arrests 6 in SL fake-ID operation

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Based on an on-going investigation into making and distributing false identification cards in the form of Iowa driver's licenses, Storm Lake Police have made a series of arrests.

The investigation, Operation Impact, is in connection with the use of illegal driver's licenses to obtain alcoholic beverages within the city of Storm Lake and elsewhere.

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, Storm Lake Police executed a search warrant at 420 Otsego Street. Police seized various items from the residence, including a computer hard drive and other evidence connected to the manufacturing of false driver's licenses.

Phase two of Operation Impact occurred with the execution of four additional search warrants on the campus of Buena Vista University on Thursday, Feb. 1. The warrants were executed at Pierce Hall in rooms 303, 315 and 316 and an additional warrant was made in room 204 of Grand Hall.

Based on evidence seized and items located during the investigation, Storm Lake Police have charged Mark McClure, 20, Storm Lake with Possession/Manufacturing False Driver's Licenses, a serious misdemeanor; Gabriel Chamberlin, 19, of Center Point, Possession of a False Identification and Possession of Alcohol, both simple misdemeanors; Joshua Miller, 20, Aspinvail, Possession of Alcohol; Melanie Schroeder, 20, Coon Rapids, Possession of False Identification and Possession of Alcohol, simple misdemeanors; Christian Overgaard, 19, Newell, Possession of False Identification and possession of Alcohol, simple misdemeanors and Samuel Lickteig, 20, Algona, Possession of Alcohol.

The Storm Lake Police located three additional false identifications on Friday, Feb. 2 and expect to have those documents in custody later this week.

The Operation Impact investigation is continuing.