STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Mason City man accused of stealing construction equipment

Police say he tried to sell the stolen unit to a company in Florida.

Posted: May. 16, 2018 12:35 PM
Updated: May. 16, 2018 10:47 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man accused of stealing an expensive piece of construction equipment is pleading not guilty.

Brett Gerald Wetter, 43 of Mason City, is charged with 1st degree theft and his trial is set to begin on August 7.


A DigiTrak drill locator unit.

Mason City police say they were called to the Southbridge Mall parking lot on February 16. According to court documents, an employee of Precision Point Contracting told the officers he put a DigiTrak drill locator unit on the ground while he went to help a co-worker and the device was gone when he returned.

Officials say the unit is worth $17,525.

Precision Point Contracting says it was then contacted on March 2 by a Florida company that specializes in sales and repair of drill locator units. The company says it had been sent the stolen unit by Wetter. The company gave authorities a text message between Wetter and a company employee and police say the packaging the locator unit was mailed in had Wetter’s home address in Mason City.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 90°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Charles City
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 86°
Rochester
Overcast
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 76°
We're continuing to track more showers and storms for today and into Thursday.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Protecting places of worship

Image

KIMT StormTeam 3 Weather Forecast 8-15-18

Image

Mayor & City Council in Rochester

Image

Albert Lea Mayor Race

Image

Suspicious activity at Wal-Mart

Image

Report of shots fired in Rochester

Image

Indecent Exposure Report

Image

2 Businesses Burglarized

Image

What Do You Look for in a Council Member?

Image

NIACC Volleyball Team Ready for the Season

Community Events