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Two are charged for car wash thefts

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Bradley Ernest Smith
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Skylor Kenyon Orr

Benton County Sheriff Randall Forsyth reported last Friday that two subjects have been arrested following a lengthy investigation of multiple car wash thefts in Newhall between June 2008 and March 2009 and a recent attempted theft at a Shellsburg car wash.

Skylor Kenyon Orr, 21, rural Shellsburg, was charged with theft in the second degree, a class D felony, where the value of the property taken exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000. Orr was also charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, where the damage exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000. Both of these charges stem from several thefts of money and repeated damage done to equipment including the theft of and the resulting damage from stealing a commercial vacuum from the Newhall car wash. Orr was also charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, where the damage exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000 related to the attempted theft of a commercial vacuum from the Shellsburg car wash.

Bradley Ernest Smith, 20, Cedar Rapids, was charged with theft in the second degree, a class D felony, where the value of the property taken exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000. Smith was also charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, where the damage exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000. Both of these charges stem from several thefts of money and repeated damage done to equipment including the theft of and the resulting damage from stealing a commercial vacuum from the Newhall car wash. Bradley Ernest Smith was also charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a class D felony, where the damage exceeded $1,000 but was less than $10,000 related to the attempted theft of a commercial vacuum from the Shellsburg car wash

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

Patrol division activity report for March 2009

Benton County Sheriff Randall Forsyth reports that deputies answered 280 calls for service and investigated 19 accidents. Deputies attempted to serve 252 civil papers and issued 83 traffic citations and 180 traffic warnings.

There were 27 arrests/juvenile referrals with 28 charges being filed in March 2009.

17 were simple misdemeanors, nine were indictable misdemeanors and two were felonies. Charges included: OWI – 4; driving while license suspended, revoked or barred – 10; warrants served – 7; assault –2; possession of alcohol under legal age – 3; criminal mischief – 1; violation of no-contact order – 1.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

UPDATED April 3, 2009 3:25 PM

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