Schaller, IA (KICD)–A Schaller man was arrested on burglary and drug charges on Thursday.
The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office took reports from two separate farm residences where burglaries occurred between June 21st and 24th. Numerous farm tools and equipment was stolen.
On June 27th a suspicious vehicle was spotted near one of the burglaries. Upon making contact with the driver, 22-year-old Dallas Wilde, he admitted to stealing gas from a neighboring farm place. A search of Wilde’s home turned up many of the stolen goods, a large amount of drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
On Thursday Wilde was charged with two counts of 3rd degree burglary, one count of possesion of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. Each charge is a class D felony. He was booked into Buena Vista County jail on a $20,000 bond.
Additional charges may be filed as this investigation moves forward.
Pocahontas, IA (KICD)–2000 bushels of corn have been stolen from a grain bin site in Pocahontas county.
Grain thefts have risen across the Midwest with the sharp rise in the price of corn and soybeans. Farmers should have some type of security of their stored grain to prevent future thefts. Some simple ways to protect stored grain include investing in a camera security system, locking grain bins, and disabling grain unloading systems.
Any local coops are encouraged to contact the county sheriff’s office of any suspicious or unusual grain sales.
Mallard, IA (KICD)–An elderly Oklahoma man scams a Mallard resident.
According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, 65-year-old Mark Lane came to a Mallard residence claiming he replaced a cable for the lighting protection system while no one was home. Lane returned to collect payment of his work and ended up receiving $3,800 total without presenting the resident with a bill.
When a licensed electrician inspected the house, it was found that no work had been done.
Lane is a 5’11”, 200 pound white male with brown eyes and grey hair and has a white car.
Residents should remember to be cautious about people coming to your door and soliciting work. Contact local law enforcement with any information about these workers.