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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Marshalltown Police Department Investigates String of Burglary & Theft Crimes

Crime Alert MPD

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Marshalltown Police Department investigated six new burglary and theft crimes. These crimes occurred in the 1400 block of West Main Street, 1100 block of West Nevada Street, 1600 block of Summit Street, 300 block of North 16th Street (two incidents), and the 100 block of North 16th Street. Additional investigation tied these new cases to a burglary crime that occurred on September 5 in the 10 block of North 16th Street and one that occurred on July 14 in the 400 block of Melody Lane. Stolen property was recovered by police on September 7.

A 16-year-old male was taken into custody on September 7 in connection with these investigations. This juvenile was taken into custody for the below listed criminal offenses:

  1. Burglary 3rd Degree of a Vehicle
  2. Theft 3rd Degree – Possession of Stolen Property
  3. Minor Armed with a Dangerous Weapon 

These investigations are on-going. The police department anticipates making additional arrests. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637). Additionally, tips may be submitted online at

MPD Car Burglary Protection Reminders

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at

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