BVU student charged with burglary after stolen vehicle reported



Madeleine McCormick | News Editor

BVU freshman Sam Stuckey was arrested on campus last week in reference to a stolen vehicle reported to the Storm Lake Police Department.

The vehicle belonging to a resident of Storm Lake was found and police recovered evidence inside the vehicle identifying Stuckey as a suspect to the theft.

Police found Stuckey in his dorm room and took him to Buena Vista County Jail charging him with four counts of burglary in the third degree, burglary of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then placed on a $5000 bond and released later that week.

In accordance to the reported burglaries of early April in Pierce Hall, SLPD confiscated several stolen items found in Stuckey’s room.

According to Director of Campus Security Mark Kirkholm, the students’ property has not been recovered because a report has not been filed.

“While this campus is a safe campus, things do happen. It is a reminder that we should all take the safety of ourselves and property seriously,” Kirkholm said.

He offers this advice for future incidents:

“We have appreciated everyone’s cooperation in this situation and would ask that if anyone has anything else to report, to please let us know.”