Teens arrested on theft charges

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Two Cedar Rapids teen have been arrested in Ottumwa on burglary charges.

Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew says late last week the police department received several reports of burglaries that occurred on the city’s south side.  Several concerned citizens and burglary victims reported seeing two suspects and the vehicle they were driving.

Based on information provided to the police department officers were able to locate the two suspects and the vehicle they were driving. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and about two thousand dollars worth of stolen property was recovered.

18 year old Cedric T. Lange and 18 year old Keanen S. Mercer of Cedar Rapids were charged with four counts of burglary, and two counts of 2nd degree theft.