* On Monday, Jan. 21, at approximately 10:57 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Constitution Hall on the campus of Buena Vista University in reference to an automated fire alarm.
Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined that smoke from burnt food in a second floor suite activated the alarm.
There was no fire and no damage.
The fire department was on scene for approximately ten minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department and the BVU Security Department.
Forgery investigation continuing
In reference to a press release issued on Jan. 18, in connection with the arrest of Ojulu Ogala, age 33, of Storm Lake on the charge of forgery and a probation violation charge out of Worthington, Minn., additional charges have been filed.
Storm Lake Police allege that approximately 50 personal checks were stolen from a residence at 523 Russell Street #6 in October of 2012. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 Storm Lake additionally charged Ogala with four counts of Forgery (class D felony) following an investigation into the forging of the stolen checks at two Casey's Stores in Storm Lake on multiple occasions.
Ogala remains in custody in the Buena Vista County Jail on the forgery charges and awaiting extradition to Minnesota.
The investigation is continuing.
Two arrested for taking groceries without paying, further charges followed
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at approximately 1:46 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Wal-Mart Store located at 1831 North Lake Avenue in reference to a theft.
Upon arrival of police they were advised by store staff that two adults were being detained for allegedly attempting to exit the store with approximately $85 in groceries without paying.
Police identified the two as Michelle Huls, age 35 and Anthony Wilbrecht, age 33 both of Linn Grove. Police were further advised that both persons had been previously banned from all Wal-Mart Stores in connection with a series of alleged thefts from Wal-Mart Stores across northern Iowa.
Following an investigation police arrested both Huls and Wilbrecht. Huls was charged with Criminal Trespass and Theft 5th Degree and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 cash bond.
Wilbrecht was charged with Criminal Trespass and Theft 5th Degree. In addition police determined that Wilbrecht was wanted for a Probation Revocation in reference to Burglary. He was booked into the county jail and held without bond.