Austin man allegedly burglarizes El Parral

Published 10:30 am Monday, May 7, 2012

An Austin man is in the Mower County jail after he allegedly tried to burglarize the El Parral Ballroom on Fourth Street NE Monday morning.

Police arrested Joseph Dama, 24, after they responded to a burglary alarm. According to Police Chief Brian Krueger, police went inside and saw Dama; however, Dama fled farther into the building and wasn’t found. Police then used K-9 Bosco to find Dama after about an hour of searching.

Dama allegedly had two rolls of quarters on him and burglary tools.

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The case has been forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office. According to Krueger, Dama will be charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and fleeing police officers. Police took Dama to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin to treat bite wounds to his shoulder and thigh before he was taken to the Mower County jail.