WATERLOO -- Two Davenport residents were arrested after they allegedly broke into a Waterloo home and had two youths help them carry stolen property.
Police also recovered a stolen Hyundai that had been taken from Davenport and a stolen Volkswagen Jetta taken from a Waterloo address.
Joshua Isaac Davis, 18, was arrested for third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree theft. The youths' aunt, Alicia Ordinia Privett, 25, was arrested for second-degree theft, third-degree burglary and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Waterloo police received a report of a break-in at 813 Kern St. around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday and a report of a Volkswagen taken from a garage at 1109 Bertch Ave. that same afternoon.
A few hours later, officers received a complaint about an erratic driver on Rhey Street and found the stolen Hyundai parked nearby. While they were investigating, Davis walked to the vehicle and tried to open the door. He ran when he saw police and was detained a short distance away, according to court records.
Officers found items stolen from the Kern Street home in the vehicle, and the Volkswagen keys were in Davis's pocket, records state.
Witnesses told police that Privett had led Davis and the two youths — girls ages 14 and 16 — to the Kern Street home. One of the girls helped carry stolen items, and the other drove one of the stolen cars from the scene, records state.
— Waterloo Courier