Two Arrested


Oskaloosa, IA– On January 5, 2024, at around 6:47 a.m., officers were called to the 1000 block of Mabel St. in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. When officers arrived, the victim advised that his truck had been broken into and that his handgun was also stolen.

On January 6, 2024, Officers were called to the William Penn Tech Center for a report of two males looking in vehicles. Officers were able to locate one of the males. He was identified as Haiden Caesar. Officers attempted to track the other male but were unable to locate him.

On January 7, 2024, Officers were called to Hy-Vee for a theft. The caller advised that a male took off with a bottle of alcohol and ran into the mall. Officers located the male running in an alley behind the mall. After a short foot chase, the officers took the subject into custody. This subject was identified as Dallas Bailey. Bailey was found to be in possession of the stolen gun from 1-5-24.

Haiden Caesar, 20 years old, was charged with Trafficking Stolen Weapons 1st offense (Class D Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance 1st offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Burglary 3rd Vehicle 1st offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs (Aggravated Misdemeanor).

Dallas Bailey, 18 years old, was charged with Trafficking in Stolen Weapons 2nd offense (Class C Felony), Violation of Probation Warrant (Class D Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Class D Felony), Interference with Official Acts – Firearm (Class D Felony), Two charges of Burglary 3rd to Vehicle 1st offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Violation of Probation Warrant (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Theft 4th degree (Serious Misdemeanor), and Theft 5th (Simple Misdemeanor).

Members of the Oskaloosa Police Department were assisted in this investigation by members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department and the Mahaska County 911 Center.

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

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