News of record, Oct. 30, 2013

2 charged in Sac City burglary, theft

SAC CITY – Two people are facing theft and burglary charges in connection with a crime that happened in Sac City nearly four months ago.

Chad Sexton, 41, of Des Moines, and Ian Sexton, 19, of Montgomery, Minn., are each charged with one count of first-degree theft and one count of third-degree burglary.

The arrests are the result of an investigation that began back in July, according to Sac City Police Chief John Thomsen.

On July 1, officers responded to Carquest Auto Parts after they received a call about a burglary and theft. According to Thomsen, when officers arrived they discovered several tools and a safe were missing. The safe contained cash and various papers.

Thomsen said a custom 2001 Chevy S10 delivery vehicle, worth more than $10,000, had also been stolen from the parking lot.

Over the past four months, officers developed information that led to the Sextons’ arrests.

Online court records indicated the two men will have their initial appearances on Monday.

Man charged in two FD burglaries

A man arrested after committing one burglary has also been charged in connection with another incident from two weeks ago.

David A. Swanson, 34, was arrested Monday in connection with a break-in at Buck’s Fireside Lounge, 16 N. 11th St.

According to court documents, Swanson allegedly broke into Buck’s using a crowbar after it closed. The damage was discovered Monday.

While inside, Swanson allegedly “damaged multiple property items” owned by Buck’s and coin-operated machines that were owned by another vendor, the criminal complaint stated.

Swanson is accused of causing more than $1,000 in damage and stealing more than $500 from the business and coin-operated machines.

After Swanson’s arrest Monday, officers charged him in connection with another burglary that happened two weeks ago.

On Oct. 15, Swanson is accused of breaking into Godfather’s Pizza, 2305 First Ave. S., and committing a similar crime. The criminal complaint alleges he stole from both the business and coin-operated gaming machines.

Swanson is being held in the Webster County Jail on $26,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 18.

Police Log



Buck’s Fireside and Alexander Sebastian each reported a burglary.

Heather Bass and Fort Dodge Community Schools each reported a theft.

A person reported an assault.

Marriage Licenses


Thomas Alan Anderson, 42, Fort Dodge, and Lori Ann Weber, 42, Badger.

Robert Alann Benedict, 34, Fort Dodge, and Tamisha Chavez McCaleb, 25, Fort Dodge.

Jonathon Lee Davis, 25, West Des Moines, and Lydia Marie Gawtry, 28, West Des Moines.

Callin Dean LeRoy Ferry, 30, Gowrie, and Teal Marie Hulsebus, 28, Gowrie.

Randall Lee Kinley, 50, Plainfield, Ill., and Kari Ann Grad, 40, Plainfield, Ill.

Christopher Allen Meldrem, 27, Fort Dodge, and Alicia Deane Presley, 25, Fort Dodge.

Bruce Edward Miller, 35, Fort Dodge, and Hope Ann Seiler, 37, Fort Dodge.

David Alan O’Brien, 50, Fort Dodge, and Cori Lyn Allen, 43, Fort Dodge.

Joseph David Peterson, 29, Fort Dodge, and Jessica Rose Lassiter, 27, Fort Dodge.

Thomas Aaron Smith, 29, Fort Dodge, and Kaia Ann Wessels, 25, Fort Dodge.

Christian Robinson Swanson, 21, Monroe, Wash., and Evianne Sue Crawford, 21, Fort Dodge.

Thayne Christopher Vinchattle, 23, Dayton, and Danielle Elizabeth Condon, 25, Clare.

Joseph Allen Youmans, 48, Webster City, and Pedro Ivan Ramirez Gonzalez, 34, Webster City.

Magistrate Court



Second-degree theft, possession of stolen property – Nelson L. Troyer, 37, Bode, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 15.

Probation violation – Calvin J. Clark, 20, no address provided, sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft – Matthew S. Schoon, 27, no address provided, five days in jail and $185 in surcharges and court costs.

No insurance – Shane M. A. Marnach, 29, no address provided, $397.50.

No seat belt – Dalton J. L. Rees, 19, no address provided, trial set for Nov. 27.

Sheriff’s Log


Oct. 16

Tony Bacon, 1101 S. 26th St., reported a theft.

Oct. 17

Levi Gansz, 1530 Madison Ave., reported a theft.

Oct. 24

James Vath, Omaha, Neb., reported a theft.

A person reported sexual abuse.

Oct. 27

A person reported an assault.

Oct. 28

Randy Heatherington, 2285 245th St., reported a theft.