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Suspects Face Multiple Felony Charges in Northeast Iowa Crime Spree

Multiple felony charges have been levied against suspects in a summer crime spree in northeast Iowa.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Offices says 18-year-olds, August Witt of Decorah and Teagen Raatz of Grimes, along with several juvenile suspects, were involved in multiple thefts, burglaries and vandalism incidents during July and August. Targets included the Calmar and Decorah swimming pools, Oneota Golf and Country Club, Silvercrest Golf and Country Club, Twin Springs Supper Club, Hometown Taxi Service and the Winneshiek County Fair, where an ATM was stolen and destroyed.

Raatz was transported from the Polk County Jail and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail on two arrest warrants with charges including three counts of third-degree felony burglary, two counts of first-degree felony theft, two counts of second-degree felony arson, second-degree felony criminal mischief and second-degree felony theft. Raatz also faces various aggravated and serious misdemeanor charges including being a minor armed with a dangerous weapon and operating a vehicle without owner’s consent.

Witt was arrested for third-degree felony burglary and aggravated misdemeanor for operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, plus serious misdemeanor charges fourth-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief and trespassing injury or damage greater than $300. 

Several other juveniles were charged, but per Iowa Code their names won’t be released.

 

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Mark Pitz

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