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Not guilty plea in wiring theft

Craig Ruppelt

Defendant was spotted by Mason City's "Safe Neighborhood Teams."

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:09 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man is pleading not guilty to stealing wiring from a closed down factory.

57-year-old Crain Alan Ruppelt was arrested on October 26 after members of the “Safe Neighborhoods Team” reported seeing him carrying large amounts of wiring on North Quincy Avenue. Mason City police say the wiring was torn out of the Holcim Cement Plant on North Federal Avenue, causing about $10,000 in damage.

Ruppelt is charged with 3rd degree burglary and 2nd degree criminal mischief.

His trial is scheduled to begin on Feburary 13, 2018.

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