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Search warrant recovers stolen property, gun, drugs

December 9, 2016

Van Cleve, IA (rural Melbourne) -
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF) investigated information regarding possible stolen property being possessed at 2929 Lafayette Avenue in rural Marshall County. At approximately 12:00 PM on 12/9/16, the Sheriff's Office, MIDTF and State Center Police executed a search warrant at the Lafayette Avenue address.

During the search warrant the following was seized:

  • Bobcat utility vehicle reported stolen in Webster County, Iowa
  • Yamaha scooter reported stolen in Ames, IA
  • Handgun with an altered or obliterated serial number
  • Ammunition
  • A schedule II controlled substance, presumed to be methamphetamine

Arrested was Diana Bustamante, age 39 of 2929 Lafayette Avenue. She is being held in the Marshall County jail on a $10,000 bond and has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of stolen property, theft 1st, a class C felony
  • Possession of stolen property, theft 2nd, a class D felony
  • Possession of a firearm as a felon, a class D felony
  • Possession of a schedule II controlled substance, 3rd or subsequent offense, a class D felony

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office or submit a tip through Marshall County Crime Stoppers by calling 641-753-1234, text 274637 (CRIMES), or

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Steve Hoffman, Chief Deputy
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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