A 2021 drug investigation that began with a traffic stop by Officer Dulce Salinas has led to the seizure and forfeiture of a 2005 Hummer H2.
The vehicle has undergone a delicious transformation and will be rolling through the streets of Storm Lake as the new and improved “YumVee H2", replacing the 1992 military surplus HumVee that has been used for that purpose in recent years. The military vehicle will be retained as a utility vehicle by the department.
The YumVee H2 will be used primarily for the SLPD’s Community Engagement and Crime Prevention Strategy which focuses on forging connections with members of the community. Equipped with a mobile freezer for ice cream treats, the YumVee program has been especially effective in building relationships with Storm Lake children.
The new YumVee will be making appearances at Night Out block parties and other events, where attendees will get the chance to indulge in a variety of ice cream flavors and experience the YumVee's positive vibes firsthand.