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Wapello sheriff investigates two burglaries in Blakesburg

Sep 05, 2017

BLAKESBURG — In the early morning hours of July 30 and Aug. 31, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office investigated two separate burglary reports from the C-Store in Blakesburg.

Throughout the course of the separate investigations, law enforcement personnel had reason to believe the same individual had committed both burglaries at the C-Store. During the burglaries, the main items stole were a large quantity of cigarettes.

Friday, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence in Blakesburg. The search warrant was executed as part of the ongoing investigation into the burglaries. During the search warrant, deputies seized numerous items believed to be evidentiary value in the criminal prosecutions of the burglaries. Also seized during the search warrant was a large quantity of cigarettes.

During the investigation, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office has sent several seized/collected items to the Iowa DCI Laboratory.

At the time of this news release Friday, no criminal charges had been filed. Criminal charges are expected in the near future, pending the laboratory results.

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