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Follow the trail

Police were able to locate a Storm Lake, Iowa man who'd drunkenly broken a window by following a trail of blood he left behind. 

According to a press release from the Storm Lake Police Department, at around 11:41 p.m. Oct. 18, Storm Lake Police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex at 1726 East Milwaukee Street, where an intoxicated male had allegedly broken a window. 

The suspect, 25-year-old Jiovanni Ramirez-Flores of Storm Lake, had lacerated his hand. Officers followed a trail of blood he left and found him at an apartment in the complex. 

Ramirez-Flores, who was highly intoxicated, was transported by ambulance to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for treatment of his hand wound. Storm Lake officers obtained arrest warrants for fourth degree criminal mischief (a serious misdemeanor) and public intoxication (a simple misdemeanor). 

On Oct. 24, Storm Lake Police officers arrested Ramirez-Flores on the outstanding warrants. Officers also learned that he was wanted on another outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond. 

That's a scary kid

A Storm Lake 14-year-old was arrested Oct. 24 after threatening other juveniles with a knife. 

Storm Lake Police officers were dispatched to 705 West 5th Street just before 4 p.m. Oct 24, where a juvenile male had reportedly answered the door to his house armed with a knife. 

Police arrested the 14-year-old and seized a knife at the scene. The teen was charged with four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon (an aggravated misdemeanor). 

He was processed and released to the custody of a parent. 

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