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January 18, 2019


Wisconsin Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

Beginning in September 2018, law enforcement agencies began responding to numerous burglaries of rural businesses all across the state of Iowa and Minnesota.  The burglar forced their way into business late at night when the businesses were closed.  The burglar would steal primarily cash from these businesses.  Law enforcement agencies across the state have been worked together sharing details of the burglaries and video surveillance to try and identify, locate and arrest the burglary suspect. 

Through cooperation and information sharing, law enforcement officials were able to identify ERIC TODD HALL (age 43) as the suspect in the burglaries.  Mr. HALL has outstanding warrant from the State of Wisconsin for Probation Violation.  Both the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Council Bluffs Police Departments in Iowa had also filed warrants for HALL’S arrest to include; 3 counts of Burglary 3rd degree, Eluding and Interference with Official Acts respectively.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, an off duty Guthrie County Deputy located HALL at the Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona, Iowa.  The Deputy notified Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies who responded and attempted to arrest HALL on his outstanding warrants.  HALL initially resisted Deputies during his arrest, but was taken into custody.  Polk County authorities have charged HALL with Criminal Mischief 2nd and Interference with official Acts.  HALL is suspected to be involved in over 25 burglaries across the state of Iowa.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is working with the numerous Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments across the state on this ongoing investigation.


Eric Todd Hall Mugshot
                 Eric Todd Hall

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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