Police: SE Iowa Man Stole Garbage Truck

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A southeast Iowa man was arrested in Ottumwa after police say he stole a garbage truck.

19-year-old Kadyn Newcomer of Washington was charged with first-degree theft and third-degree burglary.

Police say on February 9, Newcomer arrived at the Washington Street Apartments driving a 2002 GMC C-Series garbage truck that was reported stolen in Van Buren County.

The criminal complaint alleges Newcomer unlawfully entered a victim’s vehicle a took property belonging to the victim.

According to authorities, Newcomer departed the scene in the garbage truck which was later recovered by the affiant.

When Newcomer was arrested later that day on Fourth Street, court records say he was still in possession of the stolen property.

Newcomer faces several felonies in a separate case earlier this month where he is alleged to have broken into multiple vehicles and taken several items.

Newcomer is currently in the Wapello County Jail. His bond has been set at $5,000.

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