On Monday, December 31, the Storm Lake Police Department arrested Stephanie Culley, 34, of Storm Lake for filing a false police report.
On August 14, Culley reported to police that after an early morning collision on her bike with another subject, the subject cut her in the abdomen with an object and fled the scene. At the time of the reported attack an extensive search was conducted by police and no suspect was located.
Based on a follow up investigation police determined that Culley had not collided with another subject and she simply fell off of her bike. She sustained a cut to her abdomen from a cable on the bicycle.
On December 31, Police arrested and charged Culley with Making a False Police Report (serious misdemeanor). Culley was processed and released pending a court date.