Black Hawk County authorities say a weekend burglary case was an easy crime to solve because of what the suspect left at the scene – his wallet. According to sheriff’s officials, a deputy patrolling a rural road near Cedar Falls on Saturday was flagged down by a man who reported that his vehicle had been broken into.
The man reported that a cell phone and T-shirt were taken. He also reported finding a wallet in the vehicle that wasn’t his. Authorities later contacted the wallet’s owner, 20-year-old Zachory Yezek of Waterloo, and had him come to the sheriff’s office for an interview.
Sheriff’s officials say while questioning Yezek, he admitted to taking the items and unknowingly dropping his wallet in the victim’s vehicle. Yezek told investigators he got rid of the stolen property. Yezek is being held in the Black Hawk County jail on a charge of third-degree burglary.
By Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein/Waterloo