A man who allegedly burglarized Yomi's Hidden Treasures early Thursday morning before fleeing from police was released from custody.
Nikolas M. Dixon, 18, of Fort Dodge, made his initial appearance Thursday in Webster County Magistrate Court.
Dixon, who has been charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal mischief and interference with official acts, was released from jail until his next appearance in Webster County District Court.
He is accused of breaking into Yomi's Hidden Treasures, 422 S. Eighth St., early Thursday, according to Fort Dodge police.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday Officer J Lukawski was flagged down and told someone was hiding behind Yomi's, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody. It appeared the person was breaking in.
When Lukawski and Officer Tom Steck went to the business, the man was behind the building. Steck told him to stop, but the suspect ran, according to Carmody.
Steck and other officers spread out around the area to catch the suspect, who was later identified as Dixon. After he was caught, officers allegedly found several items from Yomi's with him.
During his initial appearance Thursday, Dixon was released from jail by Magistrate Steve Kersten with the promise that he'll return for his next court appearance. Kersten also issued a no-contact order between Dixon and Yomi's.
Dixon's next court date had not yet been scheduled as of Friday afternoon.
Carmody said cases like this show the importance of ordinary people and police working together.
"We appreciate their prompt and timely calls to the Communications Center when they do notice something suspicious," he said. "It helps us to prevent and solve crimes like this."