Police Blotter

Woman cited for giving false information

Storm Lake Police took a report on Sept. 27 from the Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Authority (NIRHA) alleging that a woman in Storm Lake was defrauding the organization.

Police were told that Lakhone Philavanh, 27, of Storm Lake, was residing at 1800 East Milwaukee Ave. and had submitted false information to the NIRHA for housing assistance.

It is alleged that Philavanh failed to report and claim the income of her boyfriend who also lived at the residence and the false information led to assistance in the amount of $1,500, which she was not eligible for.

Storm Lake Police conducted an investigation and on Thursday, Oct. 3, arrested Philavanh at her residence.

Police charged Philavanh with fraudulent practice. She was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000 bond.


Man charged with theft

Tom Meier, 42, of Storm Lake, surrendered himself at the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday night on a warrant charging him with theft.

The charge came from an allegation that Meier passed insufficient funds check at Mickelson Tire in Storm Lake in June of this year.

Meier was released after posting a $300 bond.


Vehicle spins into ditch

A gray 2006 Ford F-350 truck driven by Mark Tielbur, 53, of Sioux Rapids, was traveling north on Clay County road M-54 when Dean Johnson, 91, of Webb, turned in front of Tielbur and was struck in the rear passenger side.

Johnson spun 180 degrees into the northeast ditch and came to rest facing west.

Tielbur came to rest facing north in the northbound lane, north of the intersection.

Johnson was charged with failure to yield upon making a left turn.

Johnson received $10,000 worth of damage to his 2004 Ford F-150 truck. Tielbur received $15,000 worth of damage to his 2006 Ford F-350 truck.


Wanted man arrested

On Saturday at 3:45 p.m. Storm Lake Police were sent to 507 Russell St. because of a wanted person being located.

Police located and arrested Dylan Gustafson, 20, of Storm Lake, who was wanted on a bond revocation warrant in reference to possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance precursor.

He was booked on a $100,000 bond.


Assault leads to multiple charges

On Wednesday at 10:13 a.m. police were sent to 1317 East Lakeshore Drive #5 because of a domestic assault incident.

A woman told police that her boyfriend, Jacquese Mallory, 33, of Storm Lake, had allegedly physically assaulted her causing a minor injury.

Police were told that Mallory had gone to work at Marketlink in Storm Lake. Police made contact with Mallory at Marketlink and took him into custody without incident.

A police officer who arrested Mallory recognized that he had dealt with Mallory on previous occasions. Mallory had used the name of his brother Christopher Mallory to identify himself.

Police learned that Jacquese Mallory was wanted out of Cook County, Illinois for possession of dangerous drugs. Cook County wished to extradite Mallory back to Chicago.

Further investigation revealed that Mallory provided law enforcement with false information previously in Storm Lake involving arrests for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container in January and February.

Police charged Mallory with domestic assault causing bodily injury, two counts of tampering with records, two counts of identity theft, two counts of obstructing prosecution and three counts of providing false information to law enforcement.

He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail and was held without bond pending disposition on his Storm Lake charges and extradition to Chicago, Ill.