On Saturday, September 30, at 7:26pm, Marshalltown police officers responded to 402 North 12th Avenue after a in progress burglary was reported at this location. Upon arrival, officers met with a 23-year-old female who reported a man had forcibly entered her residence and made threats of physical violence while demanding money. The victim was not injured. Officers also located the suspect at this residence. Following an investigation, the suspect was arrested.
Ricardo Velez Jr., age 31, of Marshalltown has been charged with Burglary in the Second Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Velez Jr. was taken to the Marshall County Jail and he remains in custody.
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). Tips may also be submitted online at www.marshallcountycs.com.
(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 email@example.com.