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Police and Sheriff's Blotter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two arrested after bar check

On the morning of Sunday, November 18, at approximately 1:38 a.m., Storm Lake Police were conducting a bar check at the Malarky's Night Club.

While on location police allege they observed a young female identified as Jacqueline Glad Magana, age 20 of Storm Lake, consuming alcohol. Police made contact with Magana and while doing so they were approached by a Cesar Reyes-Median, age 24 of Storm Lake.

Police allege that Median demanded that police release the young female at which time police instructed Median to step back. Police report Median refused officers instructions at which time he was taken into custody. Median then struggled with officers but was subdued.

Following an investigation Magana was cited for Possession of Alcohol. She was released pending a court date.

Median was charged with Interference With Official Acts, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $900 cash bond.

Possession of Alcohol

On the evening of Saturday, November 17, at approximately 11:57 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 711 Highview Drive in reference to suspicious activity.

Responding officers were advised that witnesses had observed several subjects going in and out of the residence which they believed was vacant.

Upon arrival of police they encountered four people in the backyard of the residence and took them into custody. Police allegedly located several containers of alcohol at the residence seized the items.

An investigation determined that one of the four detained young men's family had just purchased the residence but had not moved into it yet. The four were allegedly consuming alcohol in the garage of the residence.

Police charged Ismael Medina Reyes, age 18, Jose Navarro, age 18, a 17 year old male and a 15 year old male all of Storm Lake with Possession of Alcohol. Reyes and Navarro were cited and released pending a court date.

The two juveniles were processed and released to a parent pending a court date.

Fire calls

On the morning of Friday, November 16, at approximately 8:15 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to St. Mary's School located at 312 Seneca Street in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that cooking smoke coming from an oven in the kitchen activated the alarm system.

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 and St. Mary's staff.

On the morning of Sunday, November 18, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Faith, Hope and Charity located at 1815 West Milwaukee Avenue in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined that smoke from burnt food in the Charity Home had activated the alarm system.

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.

Operating while Intoxicated

On the evening of Friday, November 16, at approximately 11:11 p.m., a Storm Lake Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of Superior Street in reference to a traffic violation.

Upon contacting the driver police allege he provided police with false information as to his identity. Police subsequently identified the driver as Long Ze Yang, age 19 of Storm Lake.

Police allege that Yang did not have a valid driver's license and was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Following an investigation police arrested Yang and charged him with OWI, Driving While Suspended, and False Report to Law Enforcement. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,600 cash bond.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On the evening of Friday, November 16, at approximately 8:43 p.m., a Storm Lake Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Erie Street for a traffic violation.

Police made contact with the driver identified as Matthew Blakelee, age 19 of Aurelia. Police allege that they determined that Blakelee was in possession of a small amount of marijuana which police located and seized along with drug paraphernalia.

Following an investigation police arrested Blakelee and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1,300 cash bond.