Man accused in break-in

A Fort Dodge man has been ordered held on bond after he allegedly broke into one local business and tried to break in to another.

Rashad H. Al-Hameed, 18, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree attempted burglary.

Both incidents happened early Sunday morning.

According to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody, officers were dispatched the Holm Animal Hospital, 1914 First Ave. S., at 3:31 a.m. to investigate a burglar alarm.

When Officer Merdick Sorenson arrived on scene, he discovered a damaged window and the alarm ringing, but no suspect. Carmody said it appeared the suspect was scared away by the alarm.

A second burglar alarm sent officers to Nettie’s, 1926 First Ave. S., at 3:41 a.m. In that case, the owner discovered that the suspect was able to get inside the business and that items were missing.

After speaking with the owner, Sorenson was able to get a description of the suspect and gave that information to Officer Zach Stanley and Officer Dennis Quinn, who had both responded to help with the investigation.

Evidence developed by the officers led them to 2025 Second Ave. S., according to Carmody. Along with Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Geoff Miller, the officers were able to identify Al-Hameed as the suspect and take him into custody.

At his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Monday morning, Magistrate Steve Kersten ordered Al-Hameed held on $7,000 bond.

Kersten also scheduled Al-Hameed’s preliminary hearing for March 26.