Tip Leads To Arrest Of Storm Lake Burglar

The public’s assistance resulted in the arrest of a burglar Saturday in Storm Lake. At approximately 10:22 p.m. last Friday, the Storm Lake Police Department was called to a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Hickory Lane. Upon arrival, officers were told the suspect had fled to the south of the residence on foot. A chase ensued, but officers were unable to locate the suspect. The man was known to the person reporting the burglary as 36-year-old Thavone Navongsa, who lived nearby. Police were told Navongsa had entered the residence without permission, and when he was confronted an altercation ensued. The resident was able to remove the suspect, at which time he fled. At approximately 9:50 a.m. Saturday morning, the department received a tip that a person matching the suspect’s description had been seen. Upon their arrival, they were able to locate and arrest Navongsa without further incident. He was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a .40 caliber ammunition round. Following an initial investigation, Navongsa has been charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, possession of ammunition by a felon, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. He is currently being held in the Buena Vista County jail on a $10,000 bond.