Fort Dodge man arrested in burglary case from April

A Fort Dodge man has been arrested in connection with a burglary where the victim allegedly caught the suspect in the act.

Logan Warland, 23, of Fort Dodge, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft.

Police Chief Tim Carmody said officers began investigating the case on April 24. At 9:22 p.m., officers responded to 2551 22nd Ave. N. after the homeowner reported a burglary. The homeowner told police a white man broke into the house and took various items. When the homeowner came home and confronted the suspect, Carmody said the burglar fled in a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.

During the getaway, Carmody said the suspect hit the house and drove through the front yard.

On Wednesday, police arrested Warland and charged him in connection with the burglary. He was also charged with driving under suspension, striking fixtures on a highway and interference with official acts in connection with an unrelated case.

The day after his arrest, Warland was also served with a parole violation warrant.

Warland’s preliminary hearing on the burglary case is set for June 14, while a hearing will be set in front of the parole board on that allegation. His other charges were continued for 180 days.