IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man wanted for breaking into a home, as well as separate thefts from University of Iowa recreation facilities is in custody.
Muhammad N. Simpson, 18, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; two counts of fourth-degree theft, a serious misdemeanor; and fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor.
According to Iowa City police and University of Iowa Department of Public Safety criminal complaints:
Iowa City police officers responded to a report of a burglary on May 9 at 427 Dodge St. Tenants of an apartment there told officers they noticed things in their apartment had been moved. Home security footage showed a man walking through the apartment around 10:15 p.m. the night before. The man — who police identified as Simpson — was seen on the security footage going through clothes placed on a chair and then exiting through a window.
The victims said Simpson did not take anything, but damaged the window when he exited the apartment.
UI authorities said they caught Simpson on camera taking a pair of jeans and a belt from the bleachers at the Field House around 8:20 p.m. May 13. On June 8, Simpson was seen on video taking $220 from someone’s wallet while they played basketball at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, according to a public safety criminal complaint.
If convicted of all charges, Simpson could spend up to seven years in prison.
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