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MC man accused of felony burglary skips court



This news story was published on September 29, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony burglary for stealing from his friend skipped his court date Monday morning and was promptly brought to jail.

Richard Dean Winkowitsch, age 41, was due in court in Mason City Monday morning at 8:30 AM, but failed to appear. After 5:00 PM Monday, he was booked into the jail on an arrest warrant, held on $5,000 chase bond.

Winkowitsch was charged with felony third degree burglary by Mason City police after officers went to 27 Winnebago Way on the morning of September 6 to talk to the property owner about Winkowitsch entering his home while he was gone and stealing a small amount of money from him the day before, on September 5.

After an investigation, police determined there was probable cause to file a charge of felony D third degree burglary against Winkowitsch. He was jailed and later released on September 8 as he awaited a hearing.

Winkowitsch is a convicted felon. He was accused in 2005 by Hampton police of felony D third degree felony and was found guilty in 2007. After a number of probation violations in that case, he was sent to prison in 2008.

Winkowitsch, Richard Dean SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Winkowitsch, Richard Dean
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

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3 Responses to MC man accused of felony burglary skips court

  1. hello Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

    This guy has disabilities; please don’t post these. It doesn’t justify it at all, but stealing from a friend . . . ? It’s impulse control issues, not malevolent intent.

    Please don’t turn this site into a NIM. That site was raunchy and cruel; feasting off the difficulties of others for sport. He who is without sin cast the first stone.

    • Philosophus Reply Report comment

      September 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Putting people’s names up in lights creates notoriety. Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, Dillinger…they all reveled in the attention. The logic goes that “tar and feathering” people in public will somehow deter them, or warn other people, but the opposite effect is occurring. Criminals actually like the attention. If gawking and goading over criminals is your thing (which in MC it seems to be) then I guess the cabaret shall continue…but to me, it’s boring and redundant.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      September 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

      @Hello-Disability’s do not excuse him for being a thief. He is a repeat offender and must be guilty or his “FRIEND” would have dropped the charges. Lot’s of people have disability’s but do not steal.