Maurice, Iowa — If you’ve parked your vehicle in Maurice recently and have noticed items missing from your vehicle, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office wants to talk to you.
They report that during the early hours of Sunday, April 12, they investigated reports of burglary and theft that are said to have occurred from a motor vehicle in Maurice.
Upon further investigation, deputies found that someone had allegedly witnessed a perpetrator illegally enter their vehicle and take property from it. When confronted, the person is reported to have left the area driving westbound from Maurice.
Deputies say the suspect vehicle was stopped a short time later by a Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy near Le Mars. As a result of the traffic stop, deputies cited a 17-year-old boy from Sioux City on charges of burglary of a motor vehicle and theft.
The investigation revealed that there may be additional residents of Maurice who also had items stolen from their vehicles. If you are missing property and believe that it was stolen when these crimes took place, you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office.
Police Departments from Hawarden, Sioux Center, Orange City, and Le Mars, and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies remind you to lock your vehicles and remove valuables from them.
They say the case remains under investigation.