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Police and Sheriff's Blotter

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fire calls

* On Saturday, Dec, 1, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the Baymont Inn Facility located at 1726 North Lake Avenue in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that the alarm was caused by a possible sprinkler system malfunction.

There was no fire and no damage.

The fire department was on scene for approximately 30 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

* On Friday, Nov. 23 at approximately 1:29 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 504 Erie Street in reference to an automated fire alarm.

Upon arrival it was determined that the owner of the building had accidentally bumped a fire alarm pull station, causing the alarm.

There was no smoke or fire.

The Fire Department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes and were assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department.

* On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at approximately 12:21 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 505 East 5th Street in reference to a report that smoke detectors were activated in the residence.

Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined that the detectors had activated due to a malfunction.

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.

Man tries to kick out police car window then assaults officer

* On Sunday, Dec. 2, at approximately 10:49 p.m., a Storm Lake Police officer observed a person yelling in the 700 block of Lake Ave.

Police made contact with the person identified as Lazaro Veliz, age 36 of Storm Lake. Police allege that Veliz was extremely intoxicated and arrested him. Upon placing Veliz in a police vehicle, police allege that he attempted to kick out a back window of the police vehicle.

Police transported Veliz to the Buena Vista County Jail where he reportedly continued to resist and fight with officers. At one point Veliz kicked a police officer.

Veliz was charged with Interference With Official Acts, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication 2nd Offense and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,300 cash bond.

The officer was not injured.

Failure to maintain

control

* On Sunday, Dec. 3, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of West 5th Street and Abner Bell Road (Highway 110) in reference to a report of a vehicle sitting approximately 20 yards from the shore line in the dry bed of the lake.

Upon arrival of police they located the vehicle and determined the vehicle traveled southbound on Vista Drive south of West 5th Street at which time it drove off a six-foot drop onto the lakebed. Police found the vehicle to be occupied by two people who were uninjured.

Police identified the driver as Frank Moore, age 50 of Storm Lake. Police allege that Moore was intoxicated and arrested him charging him with OWI 2nd Offense and Failure to Maintain Control. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,300 cash bond.

The vehicle was successfully removed from the lakebed by a tow service with no environmental impact.

Two more arrests made in 'Operation Shadow Client'

* On Friday, Nov. 30, at approximately 1 p.m., a wanted person by the Storm Lake Police Department surrendered himself at the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department.

Police arrested Joshua Thompson, age 34 of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a warrant charging him with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Probation. He was booked into the county jail on a $2,300 cash bond.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, at approximately 9:45 a.m., a person wanted by th Storm Lake Police Department identified as Jacob Stremmel, age 20, of Mason City, surrendered himself to law enforcement at Buena Vista County Jail.

Stremmel was wanted on a warrant charging him with Delivery of Marijuana (Class D felony.) Stremmel was booked on a $5,000 cash bond. Thompson and SStremmel were wanted in connection with "Operation Shadow Client,"