Four Milwaukee, WI residents arrested on theft and other charges following Friday afternoon series of events in Waukon

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Friday afternoon, October 25, the Waukon Police Department received a report of suspicious activity from the Stoney Creek Inn on Rossville Road in Waukon regarding four individuals (pictured at right below) who had booked a room there. It was further reported that the suspects had been at Jim’s Appliance, also located on Rossville Road, and had purchased high-end appliances possibly using a fraudulent credit card.

Following a tip from a local firefighting authority who had heard radio traffic regarding the search for a yellow moving van and associated silver passenger car, officers made contact with the parked suspicious vehicles in the Quillin’s parking lot at the intersection of Ninth Street SW and West Main Street in Waukon. As a result of that contact, several items were located that were stolen from the Stoney Creek Inn, valued at approximately $500 and including clothing items, towels, waste baskets, steam irons and other items, according to court documents. A simulated firearm (easily mistaken as a real handgun) was also located in the silver passenger vehicle but was discovered to be a starter’s pistol, similar to what is used at track and field meets, that does not discharge ammunition.

According to court documents, a small Z-scale was also discovered inside the silver passenger car. The scale had a white powdery substance on it that tested positive for cocaine. An opened and partially full bottle of hard liquor was also found in that vehicle, according to court documents.
During that same timeframe, another involved party, Maurice Parker, was located at a nearby business. Parker initially fled on foot but ultimately was arrested. A fourth individual had also fled the scene and was later also found after an extensive search, including the deployment of the Allamakee County K-9 Unit.

At the time of the initial arrests made in the Quillin’s parking lot, the following charges were filed:

• Dayvawn Dye, age 22, of Milwaukee WI was charged with fourth-degree theft, unauthorized possession of an offensive weapon (class D felony), possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of an offensive weapon while in possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000.
• LaJuanda Anderson, age 24, of Milwaukee WI was charged with fourth-degree theft. Bond was set at $1,500. Anderson also had other arrest warrants outstanding.
• Maurice Parker, age 30, of Milwaukee, WI was charged with interference with official acts and fourth-degree theft. Bond was set at $2,000. Parker also had other warrants outstanding for his arrest.

After those three arrests were made, a citizen later contacted police to report that a suspicious male was walking through yards in the southwest part of Waukon. Upon further investigation, a Waukon officer located the male hiding in a garbage tote beneath a residential porch.

That individual, Timothy Litt, age 25, of Milwaukee, WI was among the four individuals initially contacted, but he had fled police at that time. Upon his arrest, Litt  was initially charged with interference with official acts and fourth-degree theft. Litt also had several other warrants outstanding for his arrest. His bond was set at $2,000.

Following proper procedure to secure the necessary documentation, Saturday, October 26 local law enforcement officers conducted a search warrant on the suspects’ rental moving van. As a result, approximately $1,600 worth of stolen electronics from Decorah were located and seized. Also, over $8,000 worth of appliances were located and seized from the vehicle. Anderson was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) following that search.

Further charges are pending in this case, including more in the Decorah area. The Waukon Police Department was assisted by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Iowa State Patrol and the Decorah Police Department. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

An additional court records search revealed that Litt, Parker and Anderson have all had previous theft, burglary or other charges filed against them in recent years. Litt is currently serving five years probation on charges of first-degree theft for using a fraudulent credit card to purchase two vehicles from separate dealerships in Mason City and another from a dealership in Storm Lake in July of 2017. He was soon arrested on those charges in Milwaukee, WI after a nationwide arrest warrant was issued.
 

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