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CHARLES CITY | Charles City police have arrested a man in connection with items they say were stolen from a gravesite.

Police announced the arrest on their Facebook page about four hours after the initial post Thursday morning asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect.

“Officers found the subject with the help of social media (all of you. Thanks!) and the stolen items were found at a residence in the 500 block of Hulin St.,” the post said.

Police took a report of unspecified items stolen from a grave at Riverside Cemetery. According to police, the reporting party had installed a camera and caught a person on camera stealing Christmas lights.

Terry Brandt, 43, of Charles City, was arrested and charged with two counts of fifth-degree theft and one count of possession of stolen property, due to an item stolen from a cemetery in the county.

Police say additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Numerous items were also recovered from homes in the 200 block of Ferguson Street, the 100 block of Hulin Street and the 400 block of North Jackson Street, police say.

Police said the items they recovered appear to have been taken from graves in Charles City and Floyd County.

If you or your family are missing something, contact Captain Brandon Franke at 641-228-3366.

“Describe what you are missing and we will see if we recovered it,” the post said. “We would like to get the items back to the owners.”

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CHARLES CITY | Charles City police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly stole items from a cemetery gravesite. 

The van in the back of the photo is possibly the one he came to the cemetery in, police said in a Facebook post. 

Police said the photos depict a man removing items from a gravesite.

Those with information should call Officer Bilharz at 641-228-3366.

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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