Mason City man pleads not guilty to multiple theft, burglary charges
MASON CITY — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges after being arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property.
Law enforcement accuses 29-year-old Jay Eden of burglarizing a storage unit at East Side Storage on November 8th, taking several items without the owner’s permission.
Investigators also say they found numerous other stolen items inside Eden’s home including: a snow blower taken from the zero block of Kentucky Court; a riding lawn mower taken from the 900 block of 7th Southeast; an electric bicycle taken from the 800 block of 15th Southeast; tools, heaters, fuel cans and a cooler taken from the 1600 block of 12th Northeast; and chips and cheese sauce taken from the concession stand at the Muse-Norris Softball Complex. Those thefts took place between July and November.
Eden was charged with ongoing criminal conduct, one count of third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft and three counts of third-degree theft. He filed a written plea of not guilty to the charges on Monday in Cerro Gordo County District Court. His trial is scheduled to start on February 23rd.