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Dangerous crook caught in Gracious Estates with meth and loaded gun after cops chase him


This news story was published on December 9, 2015.
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Levi Andersen, as he was arrested in 2012 after a standoff with police near the Fareway store in downtown Mason City.

MASON CITY – For the second time in three years, a man has caused havoc for law enforcement, and he is back behind bars after a chase through a trailer park.

A large law enforcement presence was observed at the Gracious Estate trailer park, 700 South Eisenhower Avenue, Tuesday December 8 at about 3:00 PM.  They were searching for 28-year-old Levi James Andersen who was there.  Andersen was wanted on a number of warrants connected to dangerous offenses out of nearby Freeborn county, including weapons, drugs, fleeing police and much more.  Andersen held police at bay three years ago in downtown Mason City and a swat team and armored vehicle had to be called to the scene to take him in that time.

On Tuesday, tactical officers with the special operations group arrived, and Andersen fled.  However, there was too many officers and he was soon caught and arrested.  He had what police suspect was methamphetamine and a loaded handgun when he was finally stopped and subdued.

As a result of the arrest of Andersen, two additional warrants were served that day.  One, at the residence Andersen fled from, and another, at a different, undisclosed residence in Mason City.  Officers discovered more firearms, ammunition and possible silencers.  Some of the firearms may have been converted into automatic weapons.

Andersen was taken to jail on numerous warrants out of Freeborn county, where he was previously arrested for a motor vehicle pursuit in June of this year.  He had also been arrested in Douglas county, Minnesota in March of this year for possessing a firearm as a felon and carrying  a weapon without a permit.

Due to his actions Tuesday, Andersen was additionally charged with felony possession of a controlled substance; two counts of felony carrying a dangerous weapon; possession of a dangerous weapon and interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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9 Responses to Dangerous crook caught in Gracious Estates with meth and loaded gun after cops chase him

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Whys is it everyone always blames the manager… sex offenders have been in gracious estates for yrs and the manager now has only managed since Jan, blame the owners their guttless

    • The dictionary Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Managers are supposed to manage. It’s what they are PAID to do. Enforce rules. Call cops if the law is broken. Not too difficult to get down in 11 months.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 11, 2015 at 12:37 am

      The managers and also property owners should be required to conduct background checks on potential renters. Maybe that would curb some of the scum bags and drug dealers in this town.

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        December 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

        It has always been that way there. It is just a breeding ground for druggers and criminals. We had a Mobile Home there years ago and it was like that. I had a relative that lived there and he moved out because of all the problems.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hopefully for a while he’ll be in Mn.Jail and they will keep him but sh*t rolls down hill so he will return it’s just when.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Levi Anderson was NOT a resident of Gracious Estates. He was a guest of a resident.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      So are all the registered sex offenders in Gracious Estates just guests of its management?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

        He is NOT a registered sex offender.
        But he is a very bad awful person.

        • Tilc licker Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm

          He is a very naughty little boy and mom and dad are going to ground him until St. Patrick’s Day. Santa has crossed him off the nice list, so he will only be receiving a lump of coal.