Mason City men charged in Rose Creek burglary

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Warrants have been issued for two Mason City, Iowa men charged with burglarizing a Rose Creek bar.

Chad Wolfe, 33, Christopher Quam, 23, face charges after admitting to Mason City police they burglarized Woody’s Bar in Rose Creek.

Wolfe has been charged with third-degree burglary and two counts of theft; Quam faces charges of third-degree burglary and theft.

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On Jan. 29, a Mower County sheriff’s deputy observed a broken window on the west side of Woody’s Bar in Rose Creek. He did not find anyone inside.

The back door was unlocked. A pool table had been pried open and the change box removed; an ATM lock was pried open but no change removed; a video machine was stolen; and a $350 TV was also stolen. Two pull tab game boxes were on the floor; a manager later determined no pull tabs were taken.

Two 1.75-liter bottles of Captain Morgan rum and three cartons and two packs of cigarettes were also stolen.

On Feb. 3, Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May spoke with an investigator with the Mason City Police Department, who reported they were investigating a suspected burglary in Mason City. The defendants gave details of the burglary at Woody’s Bar, blaming each other for stealing the items but admitting they helped each other.

Records show the stolen video machine was discovered in Quam’s vehicle and the alcohol was also found. The defendants said the TV was traded for drugs in Mason City.