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Police and Sheriff's Blotter

Friday, December 31, 2010

SLFD responds to gas leak

* On Monday, Dec. 27, at approximately 7:20 a.m the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Nomad Travel located at 600 Flindt Drive in reference to the odor of natural gas.

Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that a contractor moving snow from the parking lot had inadvertently pushed a concrete curb barrier into the gas meter causing a pipe to break.

The gas service was shut down by fire fighters. Alliant Energy was notified in order to check the leak and the building for gas fumes and to make needed repairs.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 15 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

Wanted Dickinson Co. man arrested

* On Tuesday, Dec. 28, at approximately 12:45 a.m. a Storm Lake Police Officer while on patrol observed a wanted subject in the 100 block of East Railroad Street.

Police made contact with and arrested James Thompson, age 47 of Storm Lake who was wanted on two warrants out of Dickinson County, charging him with Failure to Appear in Court reference Burglary 3rd Degree and Driving While Revoked.

Police booked Thompson into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

Wanted SL man arrested

* On Tuesday, Dec. 28, at approximately 2:34 p.m. Storm Lake Police responded to 1106 East Milwaukee Avenue in reference to locate a wanted subject.

Upon arrival of police they located and arrested Larson Alpet, age 31 of Storm Lake who was wanted out of Buena Vista County for Failure to Appear in Court reference OWI.

Alpet was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

Fire Calls

* On Wednesday, Dec. 29, at approximately 2:38 a.m. the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 401 Cayuga Street in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they observed smoke at the east end of the first floor hall. An investigation determined that an occupant in Apartment #108 had fallen asleep while food was cooking on the stove. The smoke from the burnt food activated the smoke detector in the hallway.

There was no fire and no damage.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 15 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

* On Monday, Dec. 27, at approximately 2:01 p.m. the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 417D Geneseo Street in reference a reported fire in an oven.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they learned the fire had burned out and the oven had been shut off. An investigation determined that a heating element in the electric oven had apparently shorted out and burned.

Fire fighters disconnected electrical power to the oven and checked to insure the fire didn't spread to other areas of the apartment.

Damage was contained to the heating element in the oven.

There was no smoke damage and no reported injuries.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

Accidents

* On Dec. 24, at 10:05 a.m. an accident occurred at the intersection of Otsego St. and W. 5th St. A vehicle driven by Diane Hamilton of 172 Casino Rd., Storm Lake, struck a power pole owned by Mid American Energy of Storm Lake. Damage to the vehicle and pole was estimated at $1,450.

* On Dec. 22, at 5:00 p.m. an accident occurred in the 700 block of Lake Ave. in Storm Lake. An unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle owned by Rebecca Basye of Pomeroy, and left the scene. Damage to the Basye vehicle was estimated at $1,000.

* On Dec. 22, at 2:55 p.m. an accident occurred at the intersection of N. Lake Ave. and W. 14th St. in Storm Lake. Vehicles driven by Perry Weber of Elkhorn, Neb. and Brigett Kneifl of Storm Lake collided causing total damage to both vehicles estimated at $2,100.

* On Dec. 18, between 3 -- 3:30 p.m. an accident occurred in the parking lot at 1831 N. Lake Ave. in Storm Lake. An unknown vehicle struck a vehicle owned by Scott Bonebrake of Storm Lake and left the scene. Damage to the Bonebrake vehicle was estimated at $250.