Man arrested in connection with alleged thefts from vehicles


A Marshalltown man has been charged with a litany of offenses after allegedly stealing from several vehicles in the northwest area of the community.

According to a press release from the Marshalltown Police Department, between Sept. 6 and Sept. 9, the MPD investigated nine new burglary and theft crimes that had occurred in the 1400 block of West Main Street, the 1600 block of Summit Street, the 1600 block of Fremont Street, the 100 and 300 blocks of North 16th Street (four incidents) and the 100 block of North 16th Street (two incidents). Stolen property was recovered by the police on Sept. 7.

On Sept. 17, Emmanuel Kparyea, 20, of Marshalltown, was taken into custody in connection with these investigations. He has been arrested and charged with the following crimes: six counts of third degree burglary of a vehicle, credit card fraud, possession of burglar tools and possession of a controlled substance.

Kparyea was previously arrested for felony robbery in May and is still awaiting trial on those charges. The criminal complaint for credit card fraud indicates that the defendant stole one of the victim’s wallets after breaking into their vehicle and used a bank card several times at Walmart, with some transactions successful and others unsuccessful.

Kparyea is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on bond, and he is scheduled to make an initial appearance on Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigations are ongoing, and the MPD anticipates making additional arrests. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the MPD at 641-754-5725.

Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641-753-1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Additionally, tips may be submitted online at www.marshallcountycs.com.


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