Public Safety

Man accused of stealing car from Iowa City parking garage

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Iowa City police arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday after he allegedly stole a Chevrolet Malibu from a parking garage on Dubuque Street.

According to the criminal complaint, Dale Louis Miller entered a secured parking garage at 912 S. Dubuque St. at about 8 p.m. Sunday and allegedly stole a blue 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. Police said Miller was located two days later in possession of the vehicle and the license plates had been removed.

During an interview with police, the complaint states Miller admitted to stealing the vehicle, stating he did it so “he could get back to Texas.” Miller was listed as a transient on the police complaint.

Police estimated the value of the Malibu at $17,000.

Miller faces charges of first-degree theft, a Class C felony, and third-degree burglary, a Class D felony.

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