Oskaloosa Police Arrest Suspects In Robbery Case

On Monday,  November  14th, 2016 at approximately 11:30  p.m., Officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department received a complaint of subjects on the William  Penn University campus, Watson Hall dormitory 201Trueblood Avenue, armed with guns.  While Officers were en route  to the University campus it was reported that the suspects had left the University  in a vehicle.


Officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 1800  block of South Market Street. Four occupants were found to be inside the vehicle. As a result of this traffic stop and the subsequent investigation the following persons were arrested and charged with 3 counts of 1st degree Robbery  and possession of a controlled substance:


Brandy kukua Mends, age 19, of Kansas City, Mo. Julious John Sabastiano, age 19, of Kansas City, Mo. Sean M. Thompson, age 19, of Kansas City, Mo.

Vernon Smith Amaje Aziah, age 20, of Kansas City, Mo.


During this investigation it was determined that three different William Penn University students had been victimized during this incident. There were no injuries  during this incident  and the above-mentioned defendants were taken into custody without incident.


The four defendants are incarcerated in the Mahaska County Jail. Robbery in the  pt degree is a class “B” felony. Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor.


The Police Department was assisted in this investigation by members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s



As a reminder, a criminal charge is merely  an accusation and all defendants  are presumed  innocent until and unless proven  guilty.


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