Man charged after stealing motorcycle

BY DI STAFF | JULY 26, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Mount Auburn, Iowa, man has been charged after allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Kenneth Burnell, 34, was charged on July 15 with first-degree theft.

According to a police complaint, Burnell was with the owner on June 29 when he locked the motorcycle in a barn. Shortly after the fowner left the property, Burnell called a person and told him he was leaving via “vroom vroom.”

The motorcycle was reportedly located on July 1 at Burnell’s brother-in-law’s house, who told police Burnell had brought it there and began to paint and disassemble it. The owner told police the motorcycle is worth approximately $30,000.

First-degree theft is a Class-C felony.

— by Cassidy Riley

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