Suspicious Persons Investigation Results In Arrests Of Three Men On Burglary Charges
(Spencer)-- An investigation Tuesday by Spencer police into a report of suspicious persons landed three men in jail.
Police Chief Mark Warburton says officers were called shortly before 3:30 p.m. to the area of 25th Street Southwest after getting a report of three men going door-to-door asking if they could perform odd jobs. Warburton says if they would knock on the door and no one was home, the suspects would allegedly look in the windows of those homes. When officers arrived, Warburton says they located the suspects behind some residences at 7th Avenue Southwest and 25th Street Southwest.
Upon making contact with the three, it's alleged that one of them, 19-year-old Cody Freeberg of Spencer, gave officers a false name. Upon further investigation police learned Freeberg was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft.
Officers also then found homemade masks on the ground near where the three were located. Police then determined the three had allegedly made entry to a garage at 602 25th Street Southwest. Warburton says it's believed the officers interrupted the three while they were allegedly committing the burglary.
Freeberg was arrested and charged with burglary in the 3rd degree and interference with official acts. 18-year-old J B Dustin Mitchell Wilkins of Spencer and 24-year-old Billy Williams of Cynthiana, Kentucky, were arrested and charged with burglary in the 3rd degree.