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Cops catch former Mason City street brawler at traffic stop

This news story was published on January 6, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A former Mason City man who participated in a violent street brawl nearly five years ago and was sent to prison was arrested during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

A Mason City police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle at 12:37 AM Wednesday near the 200 block of 3rd Street NE. After an investigation, the driver, 26-year-old Jared Michael Kropf, was found to be wanted on charges out of Polk county and Story county, which include three counts of interference with official acts, one of which includes causing bodily injury. Kropf failed to appear in court on January 4, leading to the arrest warrant.

At the scene in Mason City, Kropf was arrested. He was charged with driving while revoked (due to drunk driving), no insurance, interference with official acts, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Kropf was jailed in Mason City where he is still being held.

Kropf has faced numerous charges by authorities for violent crimes.  He faced domestic abuse and interference with official acts charges earlier this year in Story county, where he now supposedly resides.  On April 3, 2011, Jared Kropf, along with his brother Brandon Kropf, used baseball bats and other weapons in a street fight at the 500 block of 8th Street SE in Mason City.  Jay Barrientes and Tony Walker, both of Mason City, were transported to Mercy Hospital East Campus for injuries received during the fight. The Kropfs were charged with felony willful injury.  Over a year later, on July 10, 2012, Judge James M. Drew sentenced both men to the maximum of up to five years in prison on one charge each of amended class “D” felony willful injury causing bodily injury.

Jared Kropf was paroled on April 17, 2014.  He owes over $10,000 in restitution to his victim in the street fight.


Kropf, Jared Michael

Kropf, Jared Michael


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7 Responses to Cops catch former Mason City street brawler at traffic stop

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Wish he would get raped in prison by a positive HIV inmate and die a slow painful death. …..maggot…..

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Your next mayor; or better yet, joins the police force here.

  3. LVS Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 8:37 am

    He will never pay the 10K. This guy belongs in jail and should never be allowed on the streets. He will end up killing someone.

    • rahmbo Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Turn his punk behind out at the truck stop. Make him earn that 10K and pay it back.

  4. Allen Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

    He’s just misunderstood, his life long ambition is to join MMA.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2016 at 4:44 am

    once a punk always a punk. good to see the apple didn’t fall to far from the tree

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm