Police Blotter

On the morning of Sunday, April 14, 2019 at approximately 5:10am the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 700 Prairie Lane in reference to a report of several underage people consuming alcohol at that location.
Upon arrival of police they made contact with an adult home owner and subsequently located several underage persons in the basement of the residence allegedly consuming and/or in possession of alcohol.
Police charged the following with Possession of Alcohol by a Minor (simple misdemeanor):
Jonathon Gonzalez, age 18 of Alta, IA (cited and released)
Lucas Nicholson, age 18 of Storm Lake (cited and released)
Zachary Brown, age 18 of Storm Lake (cited and released)
17 year old male of Storm Lake (cited and released to an adult)
17 year old male of Storm Lake (cited and released to an adult)
17 year old female of Storm Lake (cited and released to an adult)
17 year old female of Storm Lake (cited and released to an adult)
The juveniles who were charged will be referred to the Juvenile Court Authority.
The adults who were charged were issued a court date and promise to appear.

On the morning of Sunday, April 14, 2019 at approximately 12:30am the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Malarky’s Bar and Grill located at 147 Flindt Drive in reference to a trespass.
Upon arrival of police they met with staff who alleged that two patrons in the parking lot of the establishment had been asked multiple times to leave but they refused to comply.
Police made contact with Christopher Ramirez, age 19 of Lancaster, CA and Daniel Estrada, age 18 of San Bernardino, CA in the parking lot at Malarky’s.
Following an investigation police arrested both men and charged them both with Public Intoxication and Criminal Trespass (simple misdemeanors). They were both booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $300.00 bond each.

On the afternoon of Friday, April 12, 2019 at approximately 2:45pm the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Hoffman’s Florist located at 625 Lake Avenue in reference to a burning odor in the building.
Upon arrival of fire fighters they located a light ballast in a fluorescent light fixture which had overheated, causing the odor.
There was no fire and no damage.
The fire department was on scene for approximately 20 minutes and was assisted by the Storm Lake Police Department.