Man pleads guilty to breaking into cycle shop

Published 3:51 pm Monday, August 9, 2010

An Austin man accused of breaking into a local cycle shop pleaded guilty to felony burglary Monday in Mower County court.

Ivan Rodriguez, 26, is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 30.

According to a criminal complaint, a call came in from a citizen near Trimble’s Cycle Center at around 10:15 p.m. on May 3. The reportee noticed someone breaking a front, glass door at the business, located at 900 10th Drive SE. The reportee then saw a man leave the store quickly with what appeared to be clothing.

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Police responded and found Rodriguez, who matched the description given by the reportee, a block away loading something into the back of a vehicle. Rodriguez was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed. While cuffing him, officers noticed a number of cuts and a large amount of blood on his hands.

Rodriguez admitted to breaking into the store and said he cut his hands while doing so, the complaint states.

The officers recovered roughly $500 in merchandise, though mostly blood soaked, from Rodriguez’s vehicle.

The damage to Trimble’s front door and a display case that housed the merchandise was roughly $787, according to records.