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LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF

Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Officers observed a large disturbance that had moved off of the parking lot onto the 1300 block of Park Street. Police intervened in the disturbance and learned that three subjects had been removed from Malarky's and upon getting outside of the establishment a fight broke out.

Based on an investigation at the scene, police arrested Timothy Gauley, 22, of Rockwell City, and Travis Jay Slauson, 21, of Belle Plaine. Both were charged with Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. They were transported to and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $650 cash bond.

Storm Lake Police also arrested and charged Blake Johnson, 23, of Storm Lake with Disorderly Conduct. Johnson was booked into the County Jail on $325 cash bond.

Former SL man arrested for harassment

On the evening of Friday, November 30, at approximately 10:55 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department took a report of subjects ringing a doorbell and harassing the residents at a residence located at 703 Hyland Street.

Police met with the occupants who stated they were concerned about the harassment due to the recent burglaries in the area.

Police observed the vehicle and stopped it. Upon making contact with the occupants, officers determined that the adult driver was driving a juvenile around the area and allowing the juvenile to go up and ring the doorbell at the residence.

Police arrested the adult, identified as John Casey Jorgensen, 26, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Storm Lake. Jorgensen was charged with Aiding and Abetting Harassment 3rd Degree, Aiding and Abetting Trespassing and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Jorgensen was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $975.

Storm Lake Police Further charged a 12 year old male in the car with Trespassing and Harassment 3rd Degree. He was processed and released pending a court date in Juvenile Court.

Vehicle catches on fire at Casey's

On the morning of Sunday, December 2, at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Casey's West on Milwaukee Avenue in reference to a reported vehicle on fire.

Upon arrival of firefighters they observed a vehicle in the parking lot that appeared to have had its engine compartment on fire. The fire had been extinguished prior to the Fire Department's arrival.

An investigation at the scene determined that gasoline which had puddled on the manifold ignited when the vehicle backfired. Due to the fire being extinguished so quickly there was no reported damage to the vehicle.

The Fire Department was on scene for approximately 30 minutes.