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Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in


This news story was published on February 9, 2019.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City unsuccessfully ran from police as a search warrant was executed at a house in connection to a burglary in Manly.

On January 24, 2019 the Worth County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a Burglary in rural Worth County near Manly. At a later date a witness came forward with information on the burglary.  The witness said 18-year-old Tirrell Hopkins of Mason City was involved in the burglary.

On February 4, 2019 the Worth County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mason City Police Department executed a search warrant in the 600 block of 13th Street NE in Mason City, at the resident of Hopkins.  When officers arrived and made entry to the residence, Hopkins took off on foot.  Officers gave chase and was soon taken into custody in the 700 block of 11th Street NE.

Hopkins is charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Interference with Official Acts.  Records show he has bee released from jail.

Hopkins is on probation after a drug charge brought by Mason City police this past summer.  He was given a deferred judgement as a more serious felony charge of possession of contraband in a jail was dismissed.  He is now facing a probation violation.

HOPKINS, TIRRELL HARLAN

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37 Responses to Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Jane Elliot can take her psycho babble and ram it firmly up her ass.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Just curious… How would you deal with a home invasion? I hope the majority don’t answer back with passive and non violent suggestions, otherwise the weak have inherited mason city a d will suffer for their ignorance.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Beto works for the Mexican drug cartels ! SURPRISE !

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Why can’t people criticize blacks or jews without being called racist or anti-Semitic? No wonder people hate them. Blacks and jews will do anything to keep people from knowing the truth about what they are and what they do.

  5. Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    February 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    “Its not racist to see that a majority of b and e and violent crime is perpetrated y African Americans in this area.”[sic]

    I am sorry, that statement is patently false. One look at the Jail Inmate report for today, will show you that of the 61 people incarcerated, there were 5 people held for Burglary, and 9 people held for Theft. All of them were Caucasians.

    There were only 5 people who were non-whites inmates in the jail. And only one of them held for a violent crime.

    Now you were saying?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      Check it next week. It is sure to be different, and quite often, it has several more blacks than you would expect for such a ‘white town’

      • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

        February 12, 2019 at 3:53 am

        Just as a matter of reference, I looked at the FBI’s UCR report for 2017 (the latest I could find).

        I did note from that report, there were 154,960 Burglaries in the US. Of that, 67.5% were perpetrated by Caucasians, and 29.8% were by Blacks.

        Then, I looked at ‘Violent crime’. The data showed that 58.5% were committed by Caucasians, and 37.5% by Blacks.

        I am sure more localized data could be found somewhere, perhaps at the County building.

        Now then, some County demographics. There were 43,303 people in Cerro Gordo County, of which 98.9% were citizens. 91.6% were Caucasians, 1.56% were Blacks, and 4.4% were Hispanics.

        For you to declare that Blacks commit more crimes than Caucasians, really does not play up to the percentages in this area.

        Maybe, it is your paradigm? But as far as facts that I could find, your claim just does not hold up.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 12, 2019 at 5:01 am

          My aching back, look up the word DISPROPORTIONATE

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

          Your numbers don’t add up to what your opinion is. 30% of the burglaries, 38% of the violent crimes by 1.56 of the population sure looks like a problem to me. And that is just the crimes they have been caught at.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

          Ya and that study only accounts for the dumb ones that get caught. do you people actually think the police catch all the violent criminals lol? You can’t be that stupid right? A lot of violent crime never gets reported to the police at all because people are scared of cops or know the cops won’t get any justice. Or they just don’t see the point in some social janitors in uniforms taking notes and then not doing a Damn thing but potentially creating more hostility and violence. Grow up.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

      You’re assuming the majority of violent crime is reported or that the police catch the bad guy. Thangs stuoid. In real life the .majority of assault and robbery never gets reported because people know the police will never catch the guy or people wanna ensure they get real justice through revenge. You’re being dumb. The jail population isn’t indicative of ANYTHING.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    WHY? Wake up.

    You read DON’T MAKE THE BLACK KIDS ANGRY and I will look up Jane Elliott.

  7. WHY? Reply Report comment

    February 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD NEEDS TO LOOK UP JANE ELLIOTT!!!! SHE IS A LOCAL HERO THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT. I HOPE ALL OF YOU RACISTS AND BIGOTS CAN LOOK PAST YOUR HATE AND CHANGE YOUR MIND.

  8. WHY? Reply Report comment

    February 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    WHY ARE THERE COMMENTS ON HERE YOU CAN’T REPORT? WHY DO PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO BE SO RACIST? IF THAT IS HOW YOU FEEL, YOU LEAVE! SINCE TERRIBLE PEOPLE(AFRICAN AMERICANS) ARE RUINING YOUR PRECIOUS YET DISGUSTING, HOLE IN A WALL CITY,,, YOU LEAVE!!!! LEAVE!!!! THERE IS NO PLACE IN THIS WORLD FOR RACISTS AND BIGOTS! NORTH IOWA TODAY I WOULD LIKE AN EXPLANATION OF WHY SOME OF THESE COMMENTS AND REPLYS ARE NOT REPORTABLE!!!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Typical entitled reaction. Get a job.

      • WHY? Reply Report comment

        February 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm

        MATTER OF FACT, I AM A HARD WORKING VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY! BY NO MEANS AM I ENTITLED. I AM JUST TIRED OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU THINKING YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS. IT IS COMPLETELY UNNESSECARY AND ALL PEOPLE LIKE YOU DO IS HURT OUR COMMUNITY, HURT OUR CHILDREN, AND PUT ALL OF OUR FUTURES IN JEOPARDY WITH YOUR HATRED! SO, NOW YOU KNOW I HAVE A JOB….. YOU GET A LIFE. SPEAK TO ME WHEN YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE AND WHEN YOU REALIZE WE ARE ALL PEOPLE, WITH THE SAME BLOOD RUNNING THROUGH OUR VEINS! I WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE YOUR MIND!

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 11, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I think he should throw his hat in the demonic run for mayor being that he’s NO Jesse Owens.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Zero facts? Did you just say that without you know…. CHecking? So that seems pretty accurate to the adults in the area! Section 8 is bullshit and pays up to around $1800 a month for rent. Tell me how that’s ok? These ppl get free rent than get to keep all the profits from selling their poison to real people. Its not bullshit that they get slapped on the wrist for major crimes and are returned to the street to continue being useless. The idea that you can judge wether or not someone is educated based on their use of facts and popular opinion is laughable. Better to find your safe space and have a cry cuz it appears nobody agrees with your dumb point of view. People have been fleeing this town for twenty years. About the same time o ur African friends started migrating. Figure it out. Punk.

  11. Truth Be Told Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2019 at 8:44 am

    This kid is a loser whether he is white, black, mixed, asian,Russian, or from Mars. You will see him continually getting arrested and getting in trouble until he is sent to prison for a very long time for a serious crime. He has no respect for authority nor does he have any respect for others. It is absolutely disheartening seeing the amount of trash running around Mason City as well as all of North Iowa. The Mason City Council thinks a hockey arena is going to revitalize down town? I thought that is what Music Man Square was supposed to do? That money pit has done nothing for the city.. That criminal Carl Miller pushed that thing through for his own gain and then left town. There is a plethora of issues in MC that need to be addressed correctly to clean up this town and make it attractive to people, and number 1 is to get rid of the scum no matter what color, shape, or size they come in. When it comes to the drug problem, if there was no demand for it the scum that comes to our town wouldn’t come here. Pretty sad.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Say NIT, are you so eager to get a black dude on your crime report that you misspell/omit wording? For instance: “A Mason City unsuccessfully ran from police” Did Mason City unsuccessfully run from its cops? How about “Officers gave chase and was soon taken into custody”. Was the cop taken into custody? I know, the sooner you get the face of a black guy on here the quicker the nameless White Supremacist can vomit their hateful diatribe!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Well, attack the messenger, in order to play your race card. Racist racist racist!! Put in a different tape–we have all heard this one.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm

        If your goal is to communicate, loaded terms like racist get you nowhere. I made an observation that every time NIT post the face of a black guy who ALLEGEDLY had a run-in with the law, it gives nameless White Supremacist the opportunity to vomit their hateful diatribe! I hope that shoe didn’t fit you.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 11, 2019 at 10:48 am

          You don’t hope any such thing.

          The truth is, Black-on-White crime is on the rise, and whether you accept it or not, people are sick of it. Now, virtue signal your way around that.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Probably run for governor next time around – demo that is – if he loses he can try again in Virginia-screw these punks – GET A CARRY PERMIT and some BALLS !

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2019 at 11:28 am

    See. We live in a castle state. We have stand your ground. There is one lesson for these idiots to learn. A lesson measured in grains. If more people would get their head out of their ass and take advantage of their RIGHTS these things would not happen. If more of these losers and pieces of shit would get shot for their trouble the rest of them would think more before acting and in the end we would suffer less of this type of criminal behavior. Arm yourselves, the government decided section 8 housing was gonna be good for the community, shocking it turned out to be negative and just brought big city crime and big city criminals to our small town. These ghetto pieces of shit are going to end up owning this city because the decent people are fleeing en masse. Eventually only the to poor to move and the subhuman African American trash will be the only ones left. I doubt they are gonna support the multi purpose arena….. The point is e prepared to defend your self your family and your home. This kid should be room temp right now. That simple.

    • John Choate Reply Report comment

      February 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

      I am disgusted by the influx of the families from Detroit and Chicago and other big cities around the midwest, who are coming for free housing, primarily because there are families here in our own communities who are on a waiting list for section 8 housing.

      That being said, are you saying that this guy came as a part of that program? Are you saying that because he is black?

      Well now that we got that cleared up, this guy was born and raised here. So was his mother and grandparents. Bad seeds come from everywhere, don’t be so quick to blame our local issues on those coming from the outside. We have plenty of home grown issues.

      Don’t be such a racist piece of shit Mr. Anonymous.
      If that’s even your real name.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 9, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        Well either way. doesn’t change the content of the text much. Its not racist to see that a majority of b and e and violent crime is perpetrated y African Americans in this area. Its not racist to identify a problem and want it dealt with or remain suspicious of it. It just happens to be that a lot of douche bags that are black come from Chicago and Detroit so sorry I assumed he was. Even worse he’s from here and should know better. Maybe he should stop being a piece of shit and breaking into homes. Also NOBODY who is able bodied should be on section 8. Not one single capable person. I’ve known women who worked three jobs to maintain a decent home, vehicle and lifestyle for their children. They did not however sit around getting up to $1000+ rent paid for them. Its bullshit that section 8 allows a better lifestyle than working 50+ hrs a week at good pay. Its also ridiculous that you would bother to defend a person that thinks it’s ok for them to enter someone’s home without permission and take property cause damage or injure someone. Its fairly reasonable to assume this idiot is….. An idiot. He looks like an idiot, he acts like an idiot. If I had to go out on a limb if say with confidence he hangs out with idiots. He’s a loser. Who cares if I slander him based on the realities of my local communities. Stop being overly tolerant.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 9, 2019 at 12:43 pm

          Hahaha people like you are why others are moving. The constant racism, and lack of any sort of education. People like you make me laugh. You are a nobody who puts down others with zero facts. Do some research. The vast majority of thefts in this town are white meth heads. I’m very white and think you are a loser, and that’s why I’m moving. White meth head pieces of trash like you.

          • Mikes fiend

            February 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm

            How strange you criticize someone as “You are a nobody who puts down others with zero facts.” Yet you just referred to the other poster as being ” a loser and a White meth head piece of trash.”

            So, is it alright that you name call and bash people, but others can’t do the same thing?

          • Anonymous

            February 10, 2019 at 7:48 am

            People are moving because somebody tells the truth?? Wow! It must stink where you have your head.

          • Anonymous

            February 10, 2019 at 8:36 am

            Do you need help packing? How far are you moving? Out of Iowa I hope. We have enough losers of all colors and races without a meth head like you in the mix. Go away and don’t even bother to come back to visit. It is time for Mason City to clean house and the people need to do it.

          • Anonymous

            February 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

            Ok snowflake. You’ve proven to everyone you have lots of whiteguilt. You can go ahead and put away your social justice boxing gloves. Maybe you’d like to try some truth now? You’re assuming face and gender and substance dependency now? You liberals really are stand up ladies. Best get over yourself. The same people you’re defending would gladly sell you poison or Rob you or murder you.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 10, 2019 at 8:24 am

        Your first instinct is to defend the perp because you think a commentor doesn’t march to your stupid rules.
        Hint: Tirrell does not deserve to be defended–that’s what got us to this ugly, neverending race-toilet in the first place.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      Actually, this guy was born and raised in Mason City.

    • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      Kill. Is that all you know?

      Who gave you the authority to say which man shall live, which man shall die? Perhaps in the eyes of God, you are more dispensable that those you target because of your obvious racist attitudes.

      Look around you sir, observe how many people are of colour in this community, and how many who are of the Caucasian persuasion, behave just as bad.

      It’s real easy to do. Just go to the Jail tab on this page, and look at the Jail Population report for Cerro Gordo County.

      But, you are probably too lazy, and would rather spew your hateful, murderous invectives, than look at the truth.

      I should have guessed it however, since killing was the first trick out of your bag. Remember, what you sow, so shall you reap.