Storm Lake Police were called out late Friday afternoon on a report of a burglary that would turn into a case of assumed identity and stolen goods relating to a failed relationship.
Officers arrived at an apartment at 1800 East Milwaukee Avenue and met with two subjects who first reported that their vehicle, a 1990 Cadillac, had been burglarized while parked at the Sara Lee plant sometime during the night of Nov. 13 or the early morning of the 14th.
They said that in the same overnight period, someone had burglarized their apartment on East Milwaukee Avenue.
Police were advised by the victims that one of them had recently broken up with a woman who might have information about the incidents.
Police interviewed the ex-girlfriend, identified as Maria Lara, age 27 of Storm Lake that evening. She also has been known to go by the name Doralid Martell Quiles. Police allege that Lara was responsible for the burglaries, and said that in previous contact with Lara, she identified herself to officers as Quiles.
Later Friday night police executed a search warrant at Lara's residence located in the 300 block of East 4th Street.
There, they said they found and seized forged documents and other paperwork showing that Lara was employed at Sara Lee under the name of Quiles.
Following the search warrant police charged Lara with Identity Theft (a class D felony), Burglary to a Vehicle), Criminal Trespass, Tampering With Records, and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $10,300 cash bond.
Additional charges are pending as investigation continues.