ANDREW, Iowa — Three Maquoketa teenagers have been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in at the Andrew Country Mart on Jan. 9 and the theft of cigarettes and energy drinks.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Schroeder charged Alex Wright,18, Zachary Farnham, 18, and David Ostrander, 18, all of Maquoketa with third-degree burglary in connection with the break-in. Farnham and Wright also were charged with second-degree criminal mischief and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Magistrate RJ Besch ordered Farnham held in jail on a $10,000 cash bond and Wright on a $5,000 cash bond. Ostrander was released.
Schroeder said all three were involved in the break-in at the convenience store in Andrew. He said one of them threw some type of object through the front door, shattering the glass, at 2 a.m. Jan. 9. The trio took 10 cartons of cigarettes and an unknown amount of Monster energy drinks.
The value of items were listed at $700 with $1,000 in damage to the front door.
The other charges accuse Farnham and Wright of shooting the rear windows of a van parked in Andrew in November 2012. Schroeder said the vandalism was done on two separate occasions. The pair also are accused of damaging an apartment complex in Andrew, but the damages were not listed.
Third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief are a Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.
The deputy said the pair also used a stolen credit card to rack up nearly $1,000 in charges. Fraudulent use of a credit card is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a $6,250 fine.