Police Blotter

On the morning of Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at approximately 10:22am the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 601 Chautauqua Park Road in reference to an automated fire alarm.
Upon arrival of fire fighters they learned that a police officer on patrol detected an exterior, audible alarm at the apartment complex. Fire fighters determined that the alarm was caused by a system malfunction in the sprinkler system.
There was no fire and no damage.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 10 minutes and was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Police Department.

On the afternoon of Monday, November 6, 2017 at approximately 12:15pm, the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Smith Concrete located at 814 Vestal Street in reference to a tar kettle being on fire.
Upon arrival of fire fighters they learned that a Buena Vista County Deputy that was passing by had applied a dry chemical fire extinguisher to the fire. Fire fighters observed heavy smoke still coming off of the machinery. Fire fighters moved in and extinguished the fire.
The cause of the fire is an apparent malfunction in the heating system which caused the hydraulic oil to overheat and ignite into a fire.
Damage is estimated at $500.00.
There were no injuries reported.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 15 minutes and was assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department and Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at approximately 3:30pm the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 305 West 8th Street in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival of police they met with several persons who advised that a civil dispute had occurred over property at that location. A person identified as Josue Reyes Garcia, age 24 of Storm Lake allegedly became upset during the dispute and started yelling and threatening the property owner.
Police arrested Reyes Garcia at the scene and charged him with Disorderly Conduct and Harassment 3rd Degree (both simple misdemeanors). He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300.00 bond.