Vending machine vandal arrested, search warrant results in additional charges

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 12, the Waukon Police Department conducted a search warrant at 4 Lyle Drive in Waukon. The search was in response to recent break-ins and thefts from vending machines in Waukon. The suspect was caught by a Waukon police officer while breaking into a pop machine Sunday, September 11.
During the search, items related to the investigation were located along with drug paraphernalia. As a result of the incidents and search, 29-year-old Mitchell Halverson of Waukon was arrested and charged with Third Degree Criminal Mischief (aggravated misdemeanor), Fifth Degree Theft (simple misdemeanor), Interference with Official Acts, Possession of Burglar Tools (aggravated misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The breaking and entering incidents remain under investigation and further charges are pending. The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office K-9 assisted at the scene.