Man charged with theft


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An Iowa City man has been charged after he allegedly stole a 50-pound LP cylinder and a trailer hitch from another person’s yard.

Kevin Adams, 46, was charged on June 13 with third-degree theft.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers were dispatched to 619 Dearborn St. after receiving a theft report. While meeting with the homeowner, officers learned that the victim had been in contact with a male and female when they had been in the area asking residents about scrap metal.

The homeowner called Peterson Iron in Coralville and told workers about the missing items.

The following day, police were contacted by Peterson Iron regarding a male who had come in attempting to offload the missing metal pieces.

Peterson obtained the name, phone number, and vehicle license plate of the male; according to the complaint, after officers contacted Adams, he admitted to taking the items.

He said the items were junk and were found in an alley.

In all, the items were valued at $200.

Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor.

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