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Arrest made in connection to string of Clear Lake burglaries

Multiple burglaries were reported January 21.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 8:39 AM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2018 11:15 AM
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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A Clear Lake man is facing multiple charges after police say he was involved in a string of break-ins.
Taylor Wigant, 24, is facing a felony charge for third-degree burglary and four attempted burglary charges in connection to multiple vehicles being broken into in January.
According to court documents, Wigant entered a garage in the 1300 block of 6th St. N. Jan. 21 and entered a Ford F-150 and stole currency from the vehicle.
Police say the following locations were also burglarized Jan. 21:
- At 623 7th Ave. N, Wigant allegedly entered a GMC Jimmy with the intent of committing a theft.
- At 509 12th Ave. N, Wigant allegedly entered a 2004 Chevy Cobalt with the intent of committing a theft.
- At 1125 5th St. N, Wigant allegedly entered four vehicles and stole cash, sunglasses and other personal items. Police say Wigant made admission statements when interviewed about the incident.
- At 1205 5th Place N., Wigant allegedly entered a Honda Ridgeline and took a laptop valued at $250 along with other personal items. The computer was recovered from the defendant’s home during the execution of a search warrant at 2400 South Shore Dr. Lot 12.
Wigant is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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