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Police and Sheriff's Blotter

Friday, November 9, 2012

Intoxicated person at polling location

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 5:54 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to Election Polling Location located at the Storm Lake Fire Station (820 Oneida Street) in reference to an intoxicated person causing a disturbance.

Responding officers were advised that the adult male had departed the location in a vehicle and a description of the vehicle was provided to police. A Storm Lake Police Officer stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of Russell Street and made contact with driver identified as James Baudendistel, age 42 of Storm Lake.

Police allege that Baudendistel was intoxicated and arrested him. Police further located a 5 year old child in Baudendistel's vehicle and removed the child who was unharmed and released him to his mother at their home.

An investigation further alleges that when Baudendistel was in the Election Polling Location he engaged in belligerent behavior towards a volunteer in the polling location and when he was asked to be more respectful he acted aggressive as if he were going to fight one of the election volunteers.

Following an investigation Storm Lake Police charged Baudendistel with OWI, Child Endangerment, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, No Drivers License and Open Container. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $3,600 cash bond. A report has been forwarded to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Two teenagers reported fighting

On the morning of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to a fight.

Upon arrival police met with school officials who reported that two 13 year old males of Storm Lake had allegedly engaged in a physical altercation at the school.

Following an investigation police charged both juveniles with Disorderly Conduct. Both juveniles were processed with one being released to a parent and the second being released to school officials.

Assault

On the evening of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 11:41 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 531 Russell Street #2 in reference to a 911 call of a disturbance in progress.

Upon arrival of police they allegedly could hear arguing from within the apartment. Police made contact with several people inside of the apartment and following an investigation allege that two men had assaulted each other in the residence.

Police arrested Howard Young Jr., age 23 of Chicago, Ill. and Jermaine Ford, age 20 of Storm Lake and charged them both with Assault.

Both men were booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond each.

Animal Neglect

On the evening of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 6:01 p.m., Storm Lake Police arrested a person wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Police arrested Samuel Wood, age 30 of Storm Lake, was wanted on a warrant charging him with Animal Neglect. The warrant stemmed from incident of animal neglect which occurred at 609 East 6th Street where police allege he had left a dog unattended for approximately three weeks.

Wood was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Fire Calls

On the morning of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 12:03 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the Sieben's Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that university staff had inadvertently activated the alarm.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 5 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department and the BVU Security Department.

On the evening of Monday, November 5, at approximately 8:17 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Briscoe Hall on the campus of Buena Vista University in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined that a theatrical smoke machine being used in Suite #1 activated the alarm system. There was no fire and no damage.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes ventilating smoke from the suite. They were assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department and the BVU Security Department.

On the morning of Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 11:05 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 1452 550th Street in reference to a fire in a hog barn.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they entered the structure and encountered light smoke in the building. Fire fighters located and extinguished a small fire burning in an attic space and on the floor near the east end of the building. In addition fire fighters removed burning cellulose insulation from the attic space to stop the spread of the fire.

An investigation determined that contractors were welding in the building when methane, from a manure pit below the building, entered the space and was ignited by sparks from the welding operation.

The fire burned through plastic ceiling panels and entered the attic space. There was additional heat damage to approximately 50 percent of the ceiling panels in the 18,500 square foot building. Structural damage to the building was minimal. Damage is estimated at $30,000.

No injuries were reported.

The building is owned by FMP LLP of Storm Lake.

The fire department was on scene for approximately an hour and was assisted at the scene by the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Department.

Vehicle Accidents

On October 28, at approximately 2:30 a.m., at 1017 N Walnut Street in Storm Lake, an unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle owned by Andres Espana of Storm Lake. Damages were estimated at $1,000.

On November 1, at approximately 5:11 p.m., at the intersection Of Ontario and W Milwaukee in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Donna Schoneboom of Alta, was involved in an accident with another vehicle driven by Kiara Eppinga of Newell. The two vehicles collided causing total damages estimated at $1,000. Eppinga was cited for Failure to Stop in a Safe and Assured Distance.