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Teens charged in car burglaries in Mason City

This news story was published on November 29, 2014.
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Police Car LightsMASON CITY – Police chased three teens through a North End neighborhood before arresting them for an alleged burglary.

On November 29 just before 3:00 AM, officers were dispatched to the area of 118 9th NW. A citizen reported seeing three subjects entering vehicles parked on the street. The citizen confronted the subjects and they fled on foot. A few moments later, officers arrived on scene and pursued the subjects. After a brief foot pursuit, the three subjects were arrested and transported to the police department.

The three subjects were identified as:
Christian David Jacobs (14) Clear Lake
Truman Theodore Murphy (15) Mason City
Treyton James Torkelson (14) Mason City

After investigating the crime, it was determined that the juveniles had been checking door handles of parked cars and entering the ones that were unlocked. They entered multiple vehicles parked in the northwest side of Mason City.

All three juveniles were charged with Burglary of a Motor vehicle (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Interference with Official Acts (Simple Misdemeanor). This case will be referred to Juvenile Court Services.

All three juveniles were released to their parents or guardians

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3 Responses to Teens charged in car burglaries in Mason City

  1. John Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I wonder if “Truman Theodore Murphy (15) Mason City,” is related to J.D Murphy, who has been in the court system as well since he was 15. He is currently in jail and again waiting for space at BeJe. He is a car burglar, home burglar, and regular escapee of BeJe as well as interfering with witnesses against him.

    As far as I know, he has never been sent to prison but has a record a mile long, I don’t understand this. They may not be related but I am just curious.

  2. Allen Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Anytime young teens are out after midnight, they,re up to no good. There should be a curfew depending on age and where your going. If that would have been me at that age, I would have got a good whipping. Spare the rod, spoil the child, thanks, government.

  3. LVS Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2014 at 11:06 am

    They are starting pretty early in life. I guess they have heard (probably from their family) there is no penalty for stealing other people’s property.