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Fort Dodge Police arrest an individual and search for another following a fire and burglary last Friday.
Posted: Jun 26 2013 by ppowers

  On Friday, June 21, 2013 at approximately 2:43 A.M. members of the Fort Dodge Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire at 110 S. 21st St – Bemrich Electric and Telephone.  Fort Dodge Fire was able to bring the fire under control at approximately 4:50 A.M.  In partnership with the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, the Webster County Attorney’s Office and the Fort Dodge Police Department processed the scene, collected evidence and interviewed witnesses.  As a result of the investigation evidence indicated that a burglary had occurred at the business and that the fire was intentionally set during the burglary. 

 

At approximately 5:51 A.M. on June 21, 2013 (the same day) officers from the Fort Dodge Police Department were dispatched to 20 N. 16th St. – the American Red Cross Training Center to investigate a burglary.  Evidence at that scene indicated that a vehicle and property had been taken from the business.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied at approximately 8:30 A.M. near the 1800 block of 1st Ave. South in Fort Dodge. 

 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at approximately 6:30 A.M. members of the Webster County/Fort Dodge Regional Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 225 S. 20th St. in Fort Dodge.  During the execution of the search warrant additional evidence was recovered indicating that the above incidents may be tied together. 

 


As a result of the Bemrich Electric investigation arrest warrants were issued for the following individuals:

1.      Tanner Jon King (22) of Fort Dodge – Charges:

A.    Arson, 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony

B.     Burglary, 2nd Degree – Class “C” Felony

C.     Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree – Class “C” Felony

D.    Possession of a firearm as a felon – Class “D” Felony

E.     Theft, 2nd Degree – Class “D” Felony

 

 

Mr. King was apprehended without incident at a residence in the 900 block of S. 25th St. at approximately 8:00 A.M. this morning and booked into the Webster County Jail.  Booking photos of Mr. King are available upon request at (515) 573-1462. 

 2.      Gregory Preston White (23) of Fort Dodge – Charges:

A.    Arson, 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony

B.     Burglary, 2nd Degree – Class “C” Felony

C.     Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree – Class “C” Felony

D.    Possession of a firearm as a felon – Class “D” Felony

E.     Theft, 2nd Degree – Class “D” Felony

 

 

Mr. White is currently at large in or near Fort Ddoge and we need the assistance of community members to help us locate and apprehend him.  As in every case, those with information about Mr. White’s location – or additional information about the investigation – are asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at (515) 573-1426.  They are also welcome to provide information by texting, calling or emailing the Webster County Crime Stoppers at any of the contact numbers below. 

 

As in every case both Mr. King and Mr. White are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

 

In closing, additional evidence collected throughout this investigation will be processed and may lead to additional charges.   

 

  

  On Friday, June 21, 2013 at approximately 2:43 A.M. members of the Fort Dodge Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire at 110 S. 21st St – Bemrich Electric and Telephone.  Fort Dodge Fire was able to bring the fire under control at approximately 4:50 A.M.  In partnership with the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, the Webster County Attorney’s Office and the Fort Dodge Police Department processed the scene, collected evidence and interviewed witnesses.  As a result of the investigation evidence indicated that a burglary had occurred at the business and that the fire was intentionally set during the burglary. 

 

At approximately 5:51 A.M. on June 21, 2013 (the same day) officers from the Fort Dodge Police Department were dispatched to 20 N. 16th St. – the American Red Cross Training Center to investigate a burglary.  Evidence at that scene indicated that a vehicle and property had been taken from the business.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied at approximately 8:30 A.M. near the 1800 block of 1st Ave. South in Fort Dodge. 

 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at approximately 6:30 A.M. members of the Webster County/Fort Dodge Regional Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 225 S. 20th St. in Fort Dodge.  During the execution of the search warrant additional evidence was recovered indicating that the above incidents may be tied together. 

 


As a result of the Bemrich Electric investigation arrest warrants were issued for the following individuals:

1.      Tanner Jon King (22) of Fort Dodge – Charges:

A.    Arson, 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony

B.     Burglary, 2nd Degree – Class “C” Felony

C.     Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree – Class “C” Felony

D.    Possession of a firearm as a felon – Class “D” Felony

E.     Theft, 2nd Degree – Class “D” Felony

 

 

Mr. King was apprehended without incident at a residence in the 900 block of S. 25th St. at approximately 8:00 A.M. this morning and booked into the Webster County Jail.  Booking photos of Mr. King are available upon request at (515) 573-1462. 

 2.      Gregory Preston White (23) of Fort Dodge – Charges:

A.    Arson, 1st Degree – Class “B” Felony

B.     Burglary, 2nd Degree – Class “C” Felony

C.     Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree – Class “C” Felony

D.    Possession of a firearm as a felon – Class “D” Felony

E.     Theft, 2nd Degree – Class “D” Felony

 

 

Mr. White is currently at large in or near Fort Ddoge and we need the assistance of community members to help us locate and apprehend him.  As in every case, those with information about Mr. White’s location – or additional information about the investigation – are asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at (515) 573-1426.  They are also welcome to provide information by texting, calling or emailing the Webster County Crime Stoppers at any of the contact numbers below. 

 

As in every case both Mr. King and Mr. White are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

 

In closing, additional evidence collected throughout this investigation will be processed and may lead to additional charges.   

 

  

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