The Storm Lake Police Department and the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department, assisted by the Fort Dodge Police Department, conducted an alcohol detail in and around the City of Storm Lake on Wednesday evening.
The purpose of the detail was to see if licensed alcohol establishments were selling and serving alcohol to minors.
The investigation entailed undercover officers and individuals under the legal age to purchase or possess alcohol to enter an establishment and attempt to make the purchase of an alcohol beverage.
A total of 18 businesses were checked in and around Storm Lake and 11 of the establishments had sold alcohol to a minor. Police made 12 arrests in connection with the investigation.
The following persons, all from Storm Lake, were charged by the Storm Lake Police Department with Selling Alcoholic Beverages to a Person Under the Legal Age, a simple misdemeanor.
*Victoria Madrigal, 34, for a sale at Tienda Morales.
*Brent Olmstead, 24, for a sale at The Boathouse.
*Kimberly Dentlinger, 22, for a sale at Lary's Tap.
*Claudette Lara, 34, for a sale at the IOCO Store.
*Jeanne Wahrer, 48, for a sale at Casey's West.
*Meredith White, 21, for a sale at Al's Liquor.
*Carmen Davis, 43, for a sale at Hy-Vee.
*Jo Pyle, 54, for a sale at Puffs.
*Jon Seaver, 32, for a sale at Mid-Town.
*Shawn Severson, 28, for a sale at Malarky's Pub.
*Jon Severson, 20, also for a sale at Malarky's Pub.
All of the subjects were cited and released pending a court date.
The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department also charged Nicholas Grundmeier, 18, of Storm Lake. He was cited and released by the Sheriff's Department.
A report will be forwarded to the Alcohol Beverage Control Office in Ankeny as to the outcome of the investigation.
In the future, the Storm Lake Police Department anticipates additional investigations into the sale of alcohol to minors