Police Blotter

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 5:00pm the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 130 Highway Street #1 in reference to a disturbance in progress.
Upon arrival of police they were advised that a Nyemouch Tot, age 20 of Bellevue, NE had come to the residence to allegedly confront a family member and upon arriving she damaged property at the residence and physically assault a family member.
Police arrested Tot at the scene and following an investigation charged her with Assault and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree (both simple misdemeanors). She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $600.00 bond.
No injuries were reported.

On the morning of Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 2:20am a Storm Lake Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lake Avenue for a traffic violation.
Upon contacting the driver, identified as Bernice Emerson, age 37 of Linn Grove, IA police learned that Emerson was wanted out of Cherokee County, IA on a warrant for Theft 5th Degree (simple misdemeanor).
Emerson was arrested and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300.00 bond.

On the morning of Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:47am the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Harvest International located at 401 West 20th Street in reference to an automated fire alarm.
Upon arrival of fire fighters it was determined that a surge in water pressure caused the sprinkler system alarm to sound.
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 and Harvest International staff.

On March 20th 2019 at approximately 4:14pm, at 1101 N. Lake Ave. in Storm Lake, a vehicle driven by Annabel Xaimoungkhoun of Storm Lake, was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Somsak Inthongsay of Storm Lake. The two vehicles collided causing total damages estimated at $1100.

According to Buena Vista County Sheriff Kory Elston, an arrest was made the morning of March 21, 2019 for operating while intoxicated. At approximately 9:00AM a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a gold Chevrolet Impala following a reckless driving complaint in the area of 630th Street and 120th Avenue in Buena Vista County. The driver, 27 year old Ivonne Martinez of Storm Lake, was subsequently arrested and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail for OWI 1st Offense.