Hawarden Man Charged In Burglary Case

Date posted - October 9, 2015

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man was arrested recently on burglary charges.
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The Hawarden Police Department reports that they arrested 30-year-old Matthew James Heimbecker of Hawarden early Friday morning.

According to Hawarden Police Chief Mike DeBruin, an officer noticed a pickup parked near some storage buildings. He said the officer didn’t recognize the pickup. Later, he saw someone driving the pickup, which now had a generator in the back, according to the chief. He says the officer stopped it and found gloves, bolt cutters, other burglary tools in the vehicle.

He says when the police department went back to the storage building, they discovered that several locks had been cut off. The chief says officers believe that’s where generator came from.

Heimbecker was charged with Third Degree Burglary, Third Degree Theft and Possession Of Burglar’s Tools. Burglary in the third degree is a class “D” felony. Theft in the third degree is an aggravated misdemeanor. Possession of Burglar’s Tools is an aggravated misdemeanor.

At last report, Heimbecker remained in the Sioux County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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