Iowa City man accused of third-degree burglary

Rachel Steil, News Reporter

An Iowa City man has been accused of third-degree burglary.

Orin Cantu, 18, was charged on Jan. 22 with using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense, third-degree burglary, unauthorized use of a credit card, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and fifth-degree theft.

According to the arrest affidavit, on Dec. 9, Cantu stole a wallet from Biotest and used the victim’s credit card to make purchases at Kum & Go. A 16-year-old, juvenile female accompanied Cantu during the theft and the use of the credit card. Cantu and the juvenile were identified using Kum & Go’s surveillance footage, the affidavit said.

On Dec. 25, at 1247 Daisy Cr. in North Liberty, Cantu and the juvenile entered two unlocked vehicles and stole items such as sunglasses and money, the affidavit said.

Using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense and third-degree burglary are Class C and Class D felonies, respectively.

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