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POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER

Friday, October 13, 2000

Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department and the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office.

ACCIDENTS

On Oct. 3 or 4, a hit and run accident occurred in the 500 block of Seneca Street. A 1989 Dodge, owned by Deborah Hanson, 319 East 4th Street, #2, Storm Lake, was parked on Seneca Street when it was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Damage to the Hanson vehicle was estimated at $250.

On Oct. 4 at 2:05 p.m., an accident occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1280 Lake Avenue. A 1995 Pontiac, driven by Diane Byers, 46, Cleghorn, was backing from a parking stall. A 1994 Chevy, driven by Sonja Watts, 17, 1216 Seneca Street, Storm Lake, was southbound turning east in the parking lot and the vehicles collided. Damage was estimated at $200 to the Byers vehicle and $500 to the Watts vehicle.

On Oct. 4 at 5:01 p.m., an accident occurred in the 600 block of Lake Avenue. A 2000 Volvo, owned by Colette Soults, Iowa City, and driven by James Patton, 15, 1601 Lochedem Drive, Storm Lake, was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue in the outside lane. A 1988 Honda, driven by Kelli Taylor, 19, Ponca, Neb., was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue in the inside lane. The Taylor vehicle entered the outside lane attempting to turn into a parking space and the vehicles collided. Taylor was charged with Turning From Improper Lane. Damages were estimated at $500 to the Soults vehicle and $1,000 to the Taylor vehicle.

VANDALISM

On Oct. 4, Bob Williams of the City of Storm Lake Parks Department reported graffiti spray painted on a rest room and park signs at Frank Starr Park. Damage was estimated at $400.

On Oct. 4, Tim Mach of Bedel's Pharmacy, 409 West 5th Street, Storm Lake, reported the window of the front door broken at Bedel's Pharmacy. Damage was estimated at $175.

On Oct. 5, Bob Williams of the City of Storm Lake Parks Department reported a rest room at Scout park on Lighthouse Drive had graffiti painted on the walls. Damage was estimated at $200.

BURGLARY

On Oct. 3, Bob Keophilavong, 900 East 4th Street, #A9, Storm Lake, reported a burglary to his trailer home. Entry was gained by cutting a window screen. Stolen from the residence was a gold necklace valued at $1,600.

THEFT

On Oct. 5, Ethel Johnson, 212 Otsego Street, Storm Lake, reported the theft of two plastic lawn chairs from her patio sometime during the past month. Value of the lawn chairs were estimated at $14.