Five caught in FD house heist

A call to authorities about suspicious activity ended with the arrest Wednesday of five men in connection with a burglary.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m..

Breon Grady, 18, and Jesse Rasmussen, 19, both of Fort Dodge, were each charged with one count of third-degree burglary. Nicholas Gordon, 20, and Anthony Harris Evans, 19, also both of Fort Dodge, were each charged with two counts of third-degree burglary. Samuel Humphrey, 20, of Webster City, was charged with aiding and abetting third-degree burglary. Rasmussen was also charged with interference with official acts.

All the burglary charges are Class D felonies.

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said officers were sent to 1325 Fourth Ave. S. after a neighbor called and said several people were inside of the house.

The neighbor told police the homeowner was out of town.

When officers arrived at the home, Carmody said Grady and Rasmussen ran out the back of the house. Grady stopped when officers told him to, but Rasmussen allegedly ran from police before being stopped two blocks away.

The other three were arrested when officers came back to the house.

Carmody said the investigation revealed that all five of the suspects were taking part in the burglary, and two suspects admitted to police that they were inside the house twice to take items.

Police found all the items that were taken from the house. Some of them were found outside the house that was burglarized, and some were found in the area of 1300 Fifth Ave. S., Carmody said.

The five suspects all made their initial appearances in Webster County Magistrate Court Thursday.

Magistrate William Thatcher ordered that each of them be held in the Webster County Jail on $5,000 bond.