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North Iowa law enforcement work together to catch alleged jewel thieves


This news story was published on December 31, 2018.
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AUBURN, IOWA – North Iowa law enforcement agencies worked together to catch a pair of alleged jewel thieves.

Two people have been arrested by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a day time residential burglary that occurred on December 10, 2018 in Auburn, Iowa.

Aric Gail Dunn, age 25 from Webster City, IA and Brett Cleveland Nessa, age 28 also Webster City, are charged by trial information with ongoing criminal conduct a class “B” felony, theft 1st a class “C” felony, (2) counts of burglary 3rd a class “D” felonies. Nessa was arrested in Britt, Iowa on December 22, 2018 and is being held in the Sac County jail on a $50,000.00 bond. Dunn is currently being held in the Webster County jail in Fort Dodge on unrelated charges.

Dunn and Nessa are accused of entering a home in Auburn, Iowa on December 10, 2018 and stealing a large quantity of jewelry and other items. The duo according to witness came to their door and knocked on it asking about a missing dog. It is believed that this is how the two would choose which residence to enter. The home owner of the residence burglarized saw the suspect vehicle baking out of his driveway. Neighbors were able to provide law enforcement with a vehicle description seen in the area that matched that provided by the victim. Neighbors were also able to provide law enforcement with a description of the suspects. A broadcast of this vehicle was put out to law enforcement. The suspect vehicle matching this description was located in Algona, Iowa several days later. Working with Algona Police, Carroll Police, Britt Police and the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. On December 19, 2018, Sac County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant to search a home located at 103 West College Street, Algona, Ia. During this search, items stolen from the Auburn, Iowa residence were recovered as well many other items believed to be stolen as well as some drugs.

The residence located at 103 West College Street, Algona, is where the suspected vehicle was located and is the home of an acquaintance of Dunn and Nessa. None of the suspects in this case were at the residence at the time of the burglary.

The investigation is multi-jurisdictional and continues as we search for additional suspects and stolen property.

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