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Police recover 2 stolen trucks, a stolen handgun and drugs; 2 suspects arrested
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two men were arrested Tuesday after they were allegedly caught in possession of a stolen vehicle, a stolen handgun and methamphetamine.
Cedar Rapids police said officers took a report Tuesday morning about a stolen 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.
Police said video surveillance indicated the truck was taken around 5 a.m. Tuesday from a parking lot in the 400 block of Hawkeye Downs Road SW.
The video also showed two suspects and a suspect vehicle, which was identified as a dark-colored Ford F-150. Police said the suspects arrived at the parking lot in the Ford F-150 and one suspect drove off in the Chevrolet Silverado.
Police said a 2009 Ford F-150 had been reported stolen April 13 from a neighborhood in northwest Cedar Rapids.
In that incident, police said the keys were left in the vehicle, but the owner said the doors were locked and accessible with a keypad. There also was a 9 mm handgun in the center console when the F-150 was stolen.
Video surveillance from the April 13 theft showed two possible suspects.
Police said the Silverado that was stolen Tuesday had a GPS tracker that showed the vehicle was in the 2400 block of Ivanhoe Road SW near Ely.
Cedar Rapids police, along with Linn County deputies and Iowa State Patrol troopers, went to the area around 8:30 a.m. and saw the stolen Silverado and two people in a cornfield.
As law enforcement approached, police said, one man attempted to flee on foot. He was caught and identified as Kyle William Netolicky, 22, of Cedar Rapids.
The other man, identified as Joshua Charles Visek, 42, of Shellsburg, was arrested and found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Both stolen vehicles were recovered at the scene, police said, and the stolen handgun was found in a brush pile near the stolen Chevrolet Silverado.
Officers said Netolicky also had meth and a holster that was stolen with the handgun.
Netolicky faces two counts of first-degree theft, felon in possession of a firearm, trafficking in stolen weapons, possession of a controlled substance and interference with official acts. He was transported to the Linn County Jail.
Visek was taken to a hospital for evaluation as the result of allegedly taking a prescription medication and methamphetamine.
He faces pending charges of first-degree theft and possession of a controlled substance.
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