SL man arrested after hit and run accident
* On Sunday, Nov. 13, at approximately 2:10 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Malarky's Night Club on Flindt Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
As officers arrived they were advised by witnesses that the driver of one of the vehicles, a 2002 Hyundai had fled northbound on foot away from the scene of the accident. The second vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Windstar owned by the Storm Lake Taxi Company. Police allege the Hyundai was backing up in the parking lot and hit the van. The driver of the Hyundai then pulled his vehicle forward, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect's vehicle continued to roll with no driver in it and witnesses stopped it.
Police impounded the Hyundai. A search of the area did not locate the suspect.
Police investigated the incident and at approximately 8:15 p.m. they responded to 506 Russell Street in connection with the investigation. Police identified the suspect in the hit and run accident as Ubaldo Amezola Lara, age 38 of Storm Lake. At the Russell Street address police located and arrested Lara who they further learned was wanted out of Pocahontas County on the charge of Failure to Appear in court reference OWI.
Storm Lake Police further charged Lara with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, No Insurance and Parking Without Stopping the Engine and Setting the Brake. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 cash bond.
No injuries were reported to police.
SL juvenile arrested for assault and harassment
* On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 10:11 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 513 Expansion Blvd. in reference to a reported assault.
Upon arrival of police they were advised that a 13-year-old victim female had allegedly been physically assaulted in the 600 block of Flindt Drive by a second 13-year-old female of Storm Lake when the suspect reportedly punched the victim, pushed her to the ground and began to strike her again until a third party pulled her off. The suspect then threatened the victim if she reported the incident. The assault was in connection with an on-going issue between the suspect and victim.
Police conducted an investigation and located the suspect at La Juanita's on Lake Avenue where she was arrested without incident. The suspect was charged with Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment. She was processed and released to a parent pending a court date.
The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.
Truesdale woman arrested after vandalizing car
* On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 6:51 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 815 East 1st Street in reference to a vandalism.
Upon arrival of police they met with the reporting party who told police that his brother's ex-girlfriend stopped by their residence at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and after seeing his brother's new girlfriend allegedly became angry and keyed the driver's side of a 2002 Acura causing approximately $475 in damage. She then fled.
Police identified the suspect as Jessica Paulton, age 31 of Truesdale. At approximately 10:15 p.m. police arrested Paulton at the police station and charged her with Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (serious misdemeanor). She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.
Unattended pot causes $2,000 in fire damage
* On Saturday, Nov. 12, at approximately 12:05 p.m. the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 416 Michigan Street #2 in reference to investigate a fire which had occurred earlier in the day.
Upon arrival of the fire department it was learned that at approximately 10 a.m. the occupant had been cooking with a pot of oil on the stove and left the apartment briefly. Upon returning to the apartment the oil had ignited and was burning. The fire was extinguished by the occupant and another tenant with portable fire extinguishers.
Fire and heat damage was contained to the kitchen area with moderate smoke damage throughout the apartment. Damage is estimated at $2,000.
There were no injuries.
The property is owned by Bright Land of Hacienda Heights, Calif.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 20 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.
SL man arrested for public intox
* On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 12:36 a.m. a Storm Lake Police Officer while on patrol observed a male subject staggering in the roadway in the 700 block of Lake Avenue.
Police made contact with the person identified as Cory Carter, age 33 of Storm Lake and allege he was intoxicated. When police arrested Carter they report he struggled with them but was subdued and placed into a police vehicle.
Police charged Carter with Public Intoxication and Interference With Official Acts. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.
SL mother and daughter arrested
* On Thursday, Nov. 10, at approximately 5 p.m. the Storm Lake Police took a report of an assault which occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Police were advised by the reporting party that a 15-year-old female of Storm Lake had allegedly physically assaulted the reporting party causing minor bruising.
Police investigated the incident and responded to 1102 North Seneca Street to make contact with the suspect. Upon arrival of police they made contact with the suspect and her mother identified as Victoria Navarro, age 40 of Storm Lake. Police allege that Navarro refused to identify herself to police and was uncooperative. Police arrested Navarro who reportedly struggled with police but was subdued.
Police charged Navarro with Interference With Official Acts. She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond. Police arrested the 15-year-old female without incident and charged her with Simple Assault. She was processed and released to a family member pending a court date in Juvenile court.