STORM LAKE, Iowa | After a three-month investigation, the Storm Lake Police Department arrested six juveniles Thursday and Friday in connection with a series of burglaries, attempted burglaries and acts of vandalism in the community.
The string of crimes the juveniles were alleged to have committed began July 12 after a burglary at the Field of Dreams concession stand, according to a release from SLPD.
A second Field of Dreams burglary was attempted July 18.
Next, the field house at Storm Lake High School football stadium was burglarized July 27 and Aug. 1
On Aug. 7, Field of Dreams was burgled again, followed by another attempted burglary two days later, which was then followed by a successful burglary Sept. 7.
The next burglary offense occurred Oct. 19 at the city’s park department building.
On Oct. 20, the suspects allegedly cut down a tree at Sunset Park, destroyed a wooden sculpture at the park and cut down another tree at Awaysis Park.
The final incident occurred when a shed at Memorial Ball Field was allegedly burglarized.
All six juvenile suspects are Storm Lake residents and face a variety of charges.
Two 17-year-old male suspects face seven counts of burglary third degree, a class D felony, two counts of attempted burglary third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, and criminal mischief second degree, a class D felony.
A 16-year-old male suspect faces five counts of burglary third degree, a class D felony, and two counts of attempted burglary third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor.
A second 16-year-old male suspect faces three counts of burglary third degree, a class D felony, and a second degree criminal mischief charge, a class D felony.
All four juveniles were processed and transported to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee, Iowa, pending a court date.
The two juveniles arrested Friday were a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old male and both were charged with one count burglary third degree, a class D felony.
These suspects were processed and released into the custody of their parents and have court dates pending.
All cases have been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.