Police Blotter

On the evening of Sunday, April 17, 2016, at approximately 10:35pm, the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 111 East 10th Street in reference to an automated fire alarm.
Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that cooking smoke had activated the alarm system.
There was no fire and no damage.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes and was assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department.

On the afternoon of Sunday, April 17, 2016, at approximately 4:27pm, the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Otsego Street in reference to an intoxicated male staggering in the alley.
Upon arrival of police they located the person, later identified as Kristopher Ayala, age 37 of Storm Lake, lying in the grass near the intersection of West 5th Street and Otsego Street.
Police made contact with Ayala who allegedly became argumentative and aggressive towards officers. Ayala was subdued and transported to the Buena Vista County Jail by the SLPD where he was charged with Interference With Official Acts and Public Intoxication (both simple misdemeanors). He was booked into the jail on a $300.00 bond.
No injuries were reported.

On the morning of Sunday, April 17, 2016, at approximately 3:45am, the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 721C West 9th Street in reference to a person who called 911 for an inappropriate reason.
Responding officers were advised that the 911 caller asked the 911 operator for the phone number to a casino in Lake Tahoe.
Upon arrival of police, they made contact with the alleged caller identified as Roger Crawford, age 62, of Storm Lake. Crawford was arrested and charged with Misuse of 911 (simple misdemeanor). He was processed and released pending a court date.

On the evening of Saturday, April 16, 2016, at approximately 6:39pm, the Storm Lake Police Department responded to 715 Michigan Street in reference to locating a wanted person.
Upon arrival police located and arrested Bruce Fang, age 20 of Storm Lake, who was wanted by the Iowa DCI on a warrant charging him with Unlawful Use of a License (serious misdemeanor). The warrant stems from an allegation by the Iowa DCI that Fang used the license of another to gain access to a casino in Iowa on multiple occasions in March of this year.
Fang was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,000.00 bond.