O’Brien County Law Enforcement Seeks Public’s Help In Burglary Cases

crime scene tape over lightbarSanborn, Iowa — O’Brien County law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in solving two burglaries that occurred in separate parts of the county.

In the first case, the Sanborn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary that took placeat VanderWerff & Associates, which is located on Main Street in Sanborn.  According to authorities, the business was burglarized sometime between 8:00 pm March 28, into the early morning hours of Tuesday March 29.  They say the suspect or suspects forced their way into the building and cash was taken.

In case number two, The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at Shortee’s Pit Stop, a convenience store and restaurant located along Highway #59 in Primghar, that took place some time between 10:40 PM Thursday April 7, and 3:45 AM on Friday April 8.  In that case, the suspect or suspects forced their way into the building and cash was taken.

Authorities say that numerous other burglaries of this type have occurred across northwest Iowa over the course of the past several months.

O’Brien County authorities are encouraging anyone who witnessed suspicious vehicles or people in the area of either of these burglaries to contact the police. The O’Brien County Crime Dusters program is offering a $500 reward to anyone who provides information on either of these crimes that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

You may provide information on this crime or any other crimes by calling the O’Brien County Communications Center at 712-957-3415.  You will be put in contact with a law enforcement officer from the appropriate agency, who will take your information. You can also provide information or tips on crimes by using the “Hot Tip” link or “e-mail” button on the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office website at www.obriencountysheriff.com. Arrangements can be made to assist you if you want to remain anonymous but still be eligible for the reward.