Daily Record, Jan. 16, 2013

Mother daughter tandem arrested for theft

A mother and daughter face theft charges for allegedly changing the bar codes on items at Menards earlier their month.

Renae Seelye, 37, of Le Grand, is charged with third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor, and her mother, Katherine Seelye, 56, of Ferguson, is charged with fifth-degree theft.

Capt. Brian Batterson, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said on Jan. 10, Renae went into Menards and swapped the barcode on a $380 surveillance camera system to read $45. When Menards employees confronted Renae at the register, she told them she needed to go get a credit card to pay for the item.

Roughly an hour and a half later, Batterson said, Renae returned with her mother and attempted to steal another similar item valued at $400. Two prior theft convictions enhanced Renae’s charge to an aggravated misdemeanor.

Police made reports of the arrest available Tuesday.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office


On Sunday, Jack Eugene Magee, of Rhodes, was arrested for harassment-first degree, assault on a peace officer, operating while intoxicated-first offense, disorderly conduct and harassment of a peace officer.

On Sunday, Rochelle Marie Smitherman, of Gladbrook, was arrested for failure to appear.

On Friday, Jaramie Bershell Trumbo, 505 N. 1st St., was arrested for three counts of failure to appear.

On Thursday, Paul James Hopkins, 924 N. 5th Ave., was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear on a driving while barred charge.

On Thursday, Bradley Albert Moeller, of Tama, was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

On Jan. 4, Elmer Abel Maldonado, of Toledo, was arrested for violation of probation.


On Monday, a vehicle driven by Gale Marvin Peterson, of Reinbeck, was northbound on Highway 330 when it struck a deer that entered the roadway from the west ditch causing heavy front end damage and rendering the vehicle inoperable. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Peterson vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

Marshall County Courthouse


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Delece Weltzin to Jerod Frost

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