Tire tracks lead police to Cedar Rapids bicycle burglary suspect

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mother Nature provided Cedar Rapids police with an assist in a burglary investigation.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers were called to Hall Bicycle Company, 419 Second Ave. SE, for a break-in that happened around 4:30 a.m. Police said Eddy R. Burgin, 54, broke out the front glass window with a rock and entered the business. He’s accused of stealing a Trek bicycle valued at $1,650.

Burgin fled the scene with the bicycle, but officers were able to track his footprints and the distinct tire pattern left by the bike back to Burgin’s home at 802 Camburn Court SE. Police arrested Burgin at his home and recovered the stolen bicycle.

Burgin faces charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com



His southeastern Iowa students and staff know what do if a fire breaks out in their school, or if a tornado touches down nearby, Superintendent Dave Harper said. For those emergencies, there are drills to prepare students and clea ...

Some Iowans caught for the first time with marijuana could face lighter penalties if a Senate bill under consideration this session becomes law.Senate File 2180 would reduce the count for people caught with 5 grams or less for the ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.