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Deputies: Waterloo men steal dump truck, road grader, get stuck

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Michael Eaton, 36, and Anthony Mann, 23 Michael Eaton, 36, and Anthony Mann, 23
READLYN (KWWL) - Two Waterloo men apparently were able to drive off with two large county vehicles and put both of them in the ditch before being caught Friday morning.

Michael Paul Eaton, 36, and Anthony Michael Mann, 23, both of Waterloo, were arrested Friday and each charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. Both charges are felonies.

Eaton was also charged with third-offense possession of methamphetamine and Mann was charged with second-offense possession of methamphetamine.

According to the Bremer County Sheriff's Office, sometime in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 24, Eaton and Mann broke into the Bremer County Roads Department maintenance shop in Readlyn and stole a dump truck.

Deputies say Eaton and Mann then drove to Community Lutheran School south of Readlyn and loaded the dump truck up with "several bags full of cans," according to reports.

The two men subsequently got the dump truck stuck in a ditch in the 2600 block of Quail Avenue after leaving the school.

Eaton and Mann then apparently returned to the Bremer County Roads shop and stole a road grader to attempt to get the dump truck out of the ditch, according to deputies. However, they got the road grader stuck in the ditch as well as a passenger car that belonged to Eaton's parents, according to reports.

Deputies from Bremer County as well as the Iowa State Patrol found Eaton and Mann at around 7:10 a.m. trying to get all three vehicles out of the ditch, and arrested them.

Both men are being held in the Bremer County Jail.
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