OPD: Ottumwa Woman Cuts Hole in Wall and Floods Apartments


An Ottumwa woman was arrested after police say her actions allegedly flooded a total of five apartments including her own.

38-year-old Ginger Kessler was charged with 1st offense of Criminal Mischief.

On June 2, according to the Ottumwa Police Department, Kessler cut a hole through the wall of her apartment to reach the pipes of the sprinkler system and cut the piping. This caused a rush of water and heavily damaged five apartments.

Authorities say the damage is estimated to be well over $10,000.

Kessler was taken into custody and transported to the Wapello County Jail. She is being held without bond and awaits a hearing with a magistrate judge.

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Linda Downs
Linda Downs
20 days ago

Some more needs to be done about the drug problem in Ottumwa.