Arrest Made In C-Store Burglaries

Amber Kelsey was taken into custody on Monday, September 18th shortly after 1 PM.

Kelsey, 35, was arrested and charged with Burglary – Third Degree (Class D Felony). Kelsey is currently incarcerated in the Wapello County Jail on a $5,000.00 bond.

Additional charges are pending.



In the early morning hours of July 30th, and then again on August 31st, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office investigated two separate burglary reports from the C-Store located in Blakesburg.

Throughout the course of the separate investigations, Law Enforcement personnel had reason to believe the same individual had committed both burglaries at the C-Store. During the burglaries the main items stole were a large quantity of cigarettes.

On September 1st, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence in Blakesburg. During the search warrant Deputies seized numerous items believed to be of value in the criminal prosecutions of the burglaries. Also seized during the search warrant was a large quantity of cigarettes.

During the investigation the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office has sent several seized/collected items to the Iowa DCI Laboratory.


This criminal charge is an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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