MASON CITY – A man caught inside the Sears Department Store in Mason City this summer attempting to commit a burglary has pled guilty and received a deferred judgement and ordered to complete a substance abuse program.
Daniel Harold Rish, age 22 of Mason City, was accused of felony third degree burglary and possession of marijuana after Mason City police responded to an alarm at Sears, 1720 South Federal Avenue, on June 14th at about 2:26 AM. When officers arrived, they found an open door while checking the building. They soon discovered Rish inside the building. He was placed under arrest without incident and charged.
At sentencing on October 30, Rish received a deferred judgment on a charge of third degree burglary and a charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed. He was ordered to complete a substance abuse program at Prairie Ridge and must pay $736.98 in court costs and fees. Three years of probation was also imposed, while a $750.00 fine was suspended.