Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man accused of stealing tools from construction site

Brian Mell
Brian Mell

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Saturday on theft and burglary charges after police said he attempted to steal tools from a construction site to sell.

Police found Brian Mell, 50, when they performed a check of a construction site at 615 G Ave. NW, according to a criminal complaint. Mell had loaded about $20,000 worth of tools into a trailer and admitted he had planned to sell them, police said.

First-degree theft is a Class C felony, and third-degree burglary is a Class D felony.

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