Several individuals were charged after a large brawl broke out in Storm Lake on Christmas Eve.
At around 3 am this past Sunday, Storm Lake Officers were called to 200 East Railroad Street, where the Oasis Event Center is located. Police were notified that a large fight had taken place with many involved fleeing the scene before officers arrived. According to a press release, after looking through video surveillance, police allege that a large fight occurred on the dance floor area of Oasis Event Center. During the fight, a chair was used against a male victim causing him to lose consciousness.
Officers were able to identify several individuals that were involved. 22-year-old Anthony Varas, of Storm Lake, 33-year-old Branlis Moreno Gonzalez, of Storm Lake, and 22-year-old Joan Monsivias, of Schaller, were all charged with Participating in a Riot (Class D Felony) and were all transported to the Buena Vista County Jail on $5,000 bonds.
28-year-old Liduan Gomez Chirolde, of Storm Lake, was cited for the same offenses and additionally for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The investigation is ongoing as the police department is working to identify others in the case.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Storm Lake Police Department at (712)-732-8010 or (712)-749-2525.