Police Blotter

On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at approximately 1:00pm a Storm Lake Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of East 13th Street for a traffic violation.

Upon contacting the driver identified as Mario Arias, age 26 of Storm Lake police learned that Arias was wanted out of Dakota County, NE on a warrant charging him with Contempt of Court – Failure to Pay Fines.

Arias was arrested and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $124.00 bond pending extradition.


On September 4th 2018 at approximately 2:23pm, in the 600 Block of Lake Ave. in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Brock Hindt of Estherville, IA, was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Fred Wieck of Bradenton, FL. The two vehicles collided causing total damages estimated at $7,500. Wieck was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.


On September 3rd 2018 at approximately 1:00am, in the 100 Block of W 2nd St. in Storm Lake, a vehicle owned by Lucero Escobedo Figueroa of Storm Lake, was struck by an unknown vehicle. Total damages were estimated at $850.