Additional charges filed for series of
Storm Lake Police has filed an additional charge in connection with a series of burglaries which occurred to Storm Lake businesses in 2015 and early 2016.
On May 3, the SLPD arrested Torian Vaughan, age 23, of Pocahontas in connection with a large amount of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Storm Lake, and throughout northwest Iowa.
Police allege a DNA sample secured from Vaughan has been forensically matched to evidence recovered at an attempted burglary at the Foot and Ankle Clinic located at 415 West Railroad Street, which occurred on March 20.
On Thursday, June 2, the SLPD additionally charged Vaughan with Burglary 3rd Degree (class D felony). He remains held in the Buena Vista County Jail.
On the afternoon of Friday, June 3, at approximately 1:16 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Otsego Street, in reference to a report of an aggressive pit bull running at large.
Upon arrival of police they checked the area and located the dog. The dog charged a police officer causing the police officer to fall to the ground. The officer shot the dog with his Taser subduing the dog. The dog subsequently died from the Taser strike.
Police determined the dog belonged to the residents at 517 Otsego Street. Police made contact with the owner, identified as Alicia Rangel, age 58, of Storm Lake. The SLPD charged Rangel with Dog Running at Large (municipal infraction). She was cited and released pending a court date.
One SLPD officer received minor injuries during the incident but did not require medical attention.
On the evening of Sunday, June 5, at approximately 7:52 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the inlet area near Frank Starr Park in reference to a report that a person may be armed with a gun at that location.
Upon arrival of police they made contact with a Juan Morales Sanchez Jr., age 32, of Nemaha, who police allege they received information may have a handgun in his vehicle.
Upon contacting Sanchez, police reportedly determined he had a handgun in his vehicle and subsequently located and seized an unloaded 9mm handgun from his vehicle's glove compartment. Police allege that Sanchez did not have an appropriate permit to possess the weapon.
Following an investigation the SLPD arrested Sanchez and charged him with Carrying Weapons (aggravated misdemeanor). He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2000 bond.
* On the evening of Friday, June 3, at approximately 10:26 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department responded to 309 West 7th Street, in reference to locating a wanted person.
Upon arrival, police located and arrested Luis Enrique Sanchez, age 24, of Storm Lake, who was wanted by the SLPD on warrants charging him with Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana (class D felony).
The warrant stemmed from an investigation in January of this year when police executed a search warrant at the West 7th Street, address and allegedly seized fourteen baggies of marijuana packaged for street sales and other paraphernalia.
Sanchez was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5000 bond.
* On the evening of Friday, June 3, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the SLPD responded to 1420 Seneca Street, in reference to locating a wanted person.
Upon arrival of police they located and arrested David Deng Biel, age 51, of Storm Lake, who was wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him with Failure to Appear in court reference Theft 5th Degree.
He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.
* On the afternoon of Friday, June 6, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the SLPD was dispatched to the Storm Lake Walmart store in reference to a theft.
Upon arrival police met with store staff who alleged that a Leslie Briseida Vasquez, age 22, of Fonda attempted to leave the store without paying for approximately $75 in merchandise when she was detained by store staff.
Following an investigation police arrested Vasquez and charged her with Theft 5th Degree (simple misdemeanor). She was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.
* On the evening of Thursday, June 2, at approximately 8 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Walmart store in reference to a theft.
Upon arrival of police they met with store staff who alleged that on May 21, a Dawn James, age 62, of Storm Lake, entered the store and switched UPC labels on merchandise before purchasing the items at a lower price than was actually being charged. In addition police were advised that James had previously been banned from the store in March of 2015, for the same style of allegation.
At approximately 8:20 p.m., Thursday evening police located and arrested James at 511 Barton Street. The SLPD charged her with Fraudulent Practices 5th Degree and Criminal Trespass (both simple misdemeanors). She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 bond.
On the evening of Sunday, June 5, at approximately 7:54 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 1030 North Erie Street, in reference to a disturbance in progress.
Upon arrival, police met with witnesses who alleged that several people at the address were engaged in a physical and loud confrontation.
Police located all of the alleged participants and arrested the following:
Apollo Chevelle Price, age 36, and Rebecca Abshire, age 60, both of Storm Lake, were charged with Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication (both simple misdemeanors). They were both booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600 bond.
Police further charged William Garcia, age 55, of Storm Lake, with Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor). He was booked into the county jail on a $300 bond.
No injuries were reported.
The SLPD was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriffs' Department.