Police Blotter

On May 13, at approximately 1:39pm, at 409 Cayuga Street, in Storm Lake. A vehicle driven by Ana Melgar, of Storm Lake, was involved in an accident with another vehicle driven by Firyal Damanhoury, of Storm Lake. The vehicles collided causing total estimated damages at $1200.

On May 13, at approximately 3:28pm, at 523 Hudson Street, in Storm Lake. A vehicle owned by Miguel Martinez-Vazquez, of Storm Lake, was struck while parked by an unknown vehicle. Damage was estimated at $600.

On May 13, at approximately 4:19pm, at 520 Otsego Street, in Storm Lake. A vehicle owned by Mike Pap, of Sioux Falls, SD, was struck while parked by another vehicle driven by Elvin Hopkins, of Early, IA. Total damages were estimated at $1500.

On the morning of Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at approximately 11:22am, the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Lake Avenue, in reference to a fire on a transformer pole.
Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that a squirrel had shorted out a transformer located on a pole behind 208 Lake Avenue, causing a fuse to trip.
There was no fire.
Mid American Energy crews responded to the scene and made the necessary repairs.
The Fire Department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes, and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department and Mid American Energy.