On the morning of Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at approximately 11 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department took a report in connection with a person being videotaped without their knowledge or permission.
Police were advised by a juvenile female that she was staying at a residence located at 123 Irving St., having returned to Storm Lake to visit for a few days. While at the residence, the victim allegedly detected a covert camera set up in the home's bathroom positioned to video people taking a shower at the residence without their knowledge. The victim identified the owner and occupant of the Irving Street house as Shanon Pranschke, age 30, of Storm Lake.
Police responded to 123 Irving St. and made contact with Pranschke. When officers took Pranschke into custody for questioning, he allegedly resisted officers and was subdued and transported to the Storm Lake Police Station.
Police sealed the Irving Street residence as well as Pranschke's Collision Center, located at 419 Irving St., pending the acquisition of search warrants for both locations.
On Wednesday afternoon, police executed search warrants at both locations and seized computers and technical recording equipment. Police allege they located at the business over a dozen electronic videos covertly taken at the 123 Irving St. address since December of 2011, in which victims were fully or partially nude. Police suspect the victims were guests at the Irving Street home when the videos were taken.
On Wednesday evening, Storm Lake police charged Pranschke with 13 counts of Invasion of Privacy, a serious misdemeanor, and one count of Interference With Official Acts, also a simple misdemeanor.
He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $13,300 cash bond.
Storm Lake police investigators are attempting to identify several unknown victims depicted on the recovered videos.
If anyone may know a person or feel they were a victim at the 123 Irving St. residence, they are asked to contact the Storm Lake Police Department at 712-732-8010.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.
All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.