MASON CITY | Two men and two women were arrested Wednesday in a Mason City home, two for long-standing outstanding charges and two for actions while law enforcement was present.

  • Mason City Police arrested Cameron Joe Brunstein, 26, and Megan Michelle Eckenrod, 25, on outstanding warrants at a residence on the 200 block of Eighth Place Southeast.
  • Sidney Kristine Garcia, 20, was arrested and charged with interference with official acts while officials were detaining Brunstein and Eckenrod.
  • Channing Roger Greer, 19, of Mason City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a clear plastic zip lock baggie typically used to store methamphetamine as officials were processing the house Wednesday.

Brunstein, of Mason City, was wanted on controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia charges from May 17.

He was stopped about 4:30 p.m. May 17 on the 500 block of Ninth street Southeast. According to court documents, Brunstien allegedly attempted to elude plain clothes officers while driving and then ran on foot.

He was arrested for driving while barred and a search warrant was obtained to search his vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, officers seized two digital scales, a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana, a broken but used glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, several syringes, and plastic baggies in the vehicle. More than 14 grams of methamphetamine was found on the front passenger seat.

Brunstein is held for $5,000 bond in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

Eckenrod was wanted for a third-degree theft charge from August.

According to court documents, while working as a cashier at Yesway, located at 1303 Fourth St. S.W., she allegedly ran merchandise refunds on store products that were not purchased and returned by store customers on 19 different occasions from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20.

“Eckenrod picked up items from displays in the store to scan and then run the refunds,” the criminal complaint said. “After running the refunds, Eckenrod then took the refunded money from the cash register drawer. Eckenrod then returned the scanned products to the store displays.”

More than $501 was stolen, according to police. Eckenrod is held for $2,000 bond in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

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


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