West Bend, IA (KICD)--Charges have been filed in connection to a June 24th burglary at the West Bend-Mallard High School.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff has filed a class D felony charge of 3rd degree burglary against Mitchell Banwart of Havelock, Dustin Forsythe of West Bend, and Michael Fisher of Ames. The trio is accused of causing $4,500 of damage to the old gym area of the school after entering the building in the early morning hours on June 24th.
All three were release on their promise to appear at a later date for their cooperation in the investigation.
Storm Lake, IA (KICD)--Storm Lake Police shoot an aggressive Rottweiler Wednesday morning.
A utility company worker reported that the animal was aggressive towards him but he was protected by a fence. As officers attempted to make contact with the owner the animal came around to the front of the house and charged the officer who was standing in the front yard. The officer shot the Rottweiler with his service weapon.
The owner then exited the residence and retrieved the animal. The animal was transported to the Lake Animal Hospital for treatment.
19-year-old Gilbert Palomares of Storm Lake was charged with Allowing a Dog to Run at Large and Keeping a Vicious Animal. He was cited and released pending a court date.
Storm Lake, IA (KICD)--Burglary charges are filed by Storm Lake Police.
The victim told authorities on Tuesday morning that her ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Shawn Steemke of Aurelia, had entered her residence without permission. Steemke allegedly engaged in an argument with the victim and then spit on her. He then began to scratch his own face and strike himself in the face. Steemke then fled from the residence and the police were notified several minutes later.
During the investigation police learned that Steemke had been transmitting emails containing notations that Steemke was going to harm himself.
Police broadcast to area law enforcement to be on the look out for Steemke and a short time later he was apprehended by the Aurelia Police Department.
Steemke was taken to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for evaluation and was subsequently transferred to another facility for continued evaluation.
The charges of Burglary 2nd Degree - a class C felony - and Domestic Assault are pending against Steemke.