The Des Moines County Sheriff’s office is again urging residents of Mediapolis to call IMMEDIATELY if they see something suspicious. Yesterday morning around 3:35 a suspicious person was seen sneaking around a neighbor’s home in the Southwind area of Mediapolis. The witness watched him for several minutes before yelling at him, at which point the suspect ran off. Unfortunately, the witness waited til 4:15 to call the Sheriff’s Department, so even though a deputy arrived about two minutes later, the suspicious man was nowhere to be found.
Later yesterday morning, authorities received reports of five car break-ins and two garage burglaries, all in Mediapolis.