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Iowa City man faces multiple burglary charges

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IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces multiple charges for a late night burglary spree.

Iowa City police were called to the area of McCollister Court, south of Iowa City, around 10:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of a white SUV driving around slowly and looking at cars. Police said a second caller also reported the driver of the SUV entered one car and appeared to be trying to get into other vehicles.

A responding officer found the suspect, 19-year-old Adrian A. Dickerson, nearby in the 800 block of Oxen Lane. Dickerson was seen walking away from a car that had it’s dome light on.

Police spoke with Dickerson who said he had entered the car looking for change. Dickerson said he didn’t find any, but had change in the pocket of his hoodie, police said.

Dickerson admitted to entering at least one other car, but police found several vehicles had been entered. Police said Dickerson also admitted to entering a garage to rummage through the vehicles there.

Police also found the SUV Dickerson was driving had recently been stolen. Dickerson said he borrowed the vehicle from his friends, knowing it was stolen, police said.

Dickerson was arrested and faces one count of first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; one count of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and four counts of third-degree burglary — unoccupied motor vehicle, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by two years in prison.

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