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Suspects in safe theft arrested

Foursome allegedly hauled off $250K in silver, coins

August 5, 2013
By ABIGAIL PELZER - Managing Editor (apelzer@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

The remaining suspects involved in the theft of a safe containing a quarter million dollars worth of silver bars and coins were apprehended Sunday morning.

Giles Clark, 49, Christopher Mason, 38, and Renae Mason, 37, were located and arrested by Palo Alto County Sheriff's deputies at a cabin located at Lost Island Lake, according to a news release issued by the Marshalltown Police Department. The property at 33533 Electric Park is owned by Clark's father, it said.

The MPD on Thursday issued arrest warrants for four individuals who allegedly stole the safe from the Park Elm Apartments, 415 N. Third St. on July 6.

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"We've recovered a large amount of the coins that were taken and we know the silver bars were taken to Christopher's Fine Jewelry down in Des Moines," said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the MPD.

Hanken declined to estimate the value of the contents that have been recovered. Det. Craig Brooks, who was hired privately to investigate the case, said in a previous interview the safe contained at least $250,000 worth of silver bars and coins.

Clark, of Marshalltown, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, first-degree theft, a Class C felony, money laundering, a Class D felony, third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, conspiracy to commit a felony, a Class D felony and two counts of probation violation.

Christopher Mason, of Marshalltown, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, first-degree theft, a Class D felony, third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, conspiracy to commit a felony, a Class D felony and an enhanced charge of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony. At the time of his arrest, Mason was in possession of more than four grams of meth and faces charges in Palo Alto County for possession and intent to deliver, a Class C felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Renae Mason, of Le Grand, is charged with third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The three were transported to the Marshall County Jail and are scheduled to make initial court appearances Monday.

Police arrested 37-year-old Adam Beem, of Marshalltown, Friday and charged him with second-degree theft and conspiracy to commit a felony, both class D felonies, in connection with the burglary.

The incident remains under investigation by Marshalltown Police.

 
 

 

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