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Daily Record, Aug. 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

Local man arrested on burglary charge

Police arrested a local man Sunday for allegedly breaking into a home on North Fifth Street.

Capt. Chris Jones, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said Arturo Cruz, 20, entered the home unlawfully through an unlocked door just after 3:30 a.m.

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Cruz is charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony.

The victims were home at the time, but were unharmed, Jones said. Nothing was stolen from the scene.

When the victims noticed Cruz in the home Cruz fled the scene, Jones said. It appeared the victims were strangers to Cruz.

Jones said police later caught up with Cruz near Riverview Cemetery and subsequently arrested him.

Police made the complete report of the incident available Tuesday.

Jones said it did not appear that Cruz had an accomplice.

Cruz is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Marshalltown Police Department


On Monday, Kathryn Ann Wills, 305 W. Linn St., reported the theft of a purse and contents while at 327 S. 3rd Ave. Estimated value of loss was $350.


On Monday, Stephanie Maria Estrada, 311 N. 3rd Ave., was cited for driving while barred.

On Monday, J. Jesus Villagomez Lopez, 506 W. Madison St., was cited for public intoxication.


On Sunday, Nicholas Andrew Christensen, of Van Cleve, was arrested for serious domestic assault.


On Sunday, a car driven by Joshua Hogland, 2407 Eagle Ridge Drive, was westbound in the 1700 block of West Olive Street when it swerved to miss a deer that had entered the roadway and left the road to the right, overturned striking several small trees and a fence belonging to Jon or Kathy McCune, 1701 W. Olive St. No injuries were reported. Hogland was cited for striking fixtures/failure to provide information. Damage to the Hogland car was estimated at $2,500 while the McCune trees and fence received an estimated $250 in damage.

On Friday, a pickup driven by Dennis L. Losing, 2902 Cooper Lane, was northbound on South Center Street when it entered the intersection with Anson Street on a red light and collided with a car driven by Dale Leslie Whaley, of Gladbrook, which was traveling east on Anson Street through the intersection. No injuries were reported. Losing was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $1,500 each.

On Friday, a car driven by Luis Daniel Gutierrez-Garcia, 107 N. 5th Ave., was eastbound on East Main Street when it left the roadway and collided with a Jeep Cherokee parked in the East Side Tire business and pushed it into a Chevy pickup also parked there. No injuries were reported. Gutierrez-Garcia was cited for reckless driving, no insurance and no license. Damage to the Gutierrez-Garcia car was estimated at $2,500 while the Jeep Cherokee received an estimated $1,000 in damage and the Chevy pickup an estimated $3,000 in damage.

On Friday, July 27, a minivan driven by Melinda Sue Bonschmidt, 1355 180th St., was southbound on 12th Avenue at the intersection with East Olive Street when in an attempt to turn left it turned in front of an oncoming car driven by Omar Verdinez, 509 1/2 W. Boone St., and they collided. Bonschmidt was transported to Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center with possible injuries. Bonschmidt was cited for failure to yield upon left turn and driving while license is denied, cancelled, revoked or suspended and Verdinez was cited for no driver's license. Damage to the Bonschmidt minivan was estimated at $2,000 while the Verdinez car received an estimated $3,000 in damage.

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