Police Blotter

On the evening of Thursday December 7th at approximately 5:38pm, the Storm Lake Police Department was called to Wal-Mart in regards to two shoplifters.  Upon arrival, officers met with loss prevention agents who allege that two women had stolen $52.35 worth of merchandise from the store.  Police arrested Katrina Mae Seitz age 39 of Bemidji, MN and charged her with theft 5th degree (simple misdemeanor).  Seitz was cited and released on her own recognizance.

Officers also arrested Tanisha Mae Wagner age 21 of Bemidji, MN.  During the arrest Wagner provided a false name to officers.  When officers determined that Wagner had provided false information, she had a panic attack.  Wagner was transported to BVRMC by ambulance where she was treated and released.  Wagner was charged with theft 5th degree (simple misdemeanor) and providing false information to officers (simple misdemeanor). Wagner was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held on $300 bond.

On December 7th at approximately 3:10pm, at the intersection of N Seneca St. and E 13th St in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Jacob Funk of Storm Lake, was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Semret Aman of Storm Lake. The two vehicles collided causing total damages estimated at $4000. Aman was cited for Failure to Obey Stop Sign.

On December 7th at approximately 9:00am, at the intersection of Vestal St. and W. 8th St. in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Gwenn Ehlers of Newell, was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Adriana Ibarra-Najera of Storm Lake. The two vehicles collided causing total damages estimated at $7500.

On December 7th at approximately 8:20am, at 105th Ave. in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Joyce Olbertz of Storm Lake, struck a cart rack owned by Walmart. Total damages were estimated at $850.

On December 1st a vandalism was reported in Storm Lake. Total damages were estimated at $190.