Man accused of trying to break into grandfather’s house

A Fort Dodge man has been ordered held on bond after he allegedly tried to break into his grandfather’s house Tuesday morning.

Reino Bodady, 36, is charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

According to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney’s office, the Fort Dodge Police Department was called to the 200 block of South 21st Street after receiving a call about someone trying to break into a home.

Fort Dodge Police Officer Dan Charlson wrote in the complaint that when he arrived on scene, he found Bodady in the area carrying a hammer and chisel.

Charlson said that Bodady appeared to be under the influence and was paranoid and “making abnormal statements.”

“Reino stated that he wanted to check on his grandfather, Allen,” Charlson wrote. “I observed damage done to the rear exterior door from Reino kicking it.”

According to Charlson, Bodady admitted to causing the damage.

Bodady’s grandfather told Charlson that he woke up after hearing a loud noise. According to the complaint, Bodady’s grandfather said he saw his grandson try to get into the home using the hammer and chisel.

The complaint stated Bodady’s grandfather “believed Reino was there will ill intent to commit a burglary, theft or an assault based on his knowledge of him and his actions.”

Charlson said the damage to the door is estimated at $250.

Bodady made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Wednesday morning.

After Magistrate William Thatcher read Bodady his rights and informed him of the charges filed against him, he set bond at $10,000 on the burglary charge and $1,000 on the criminal mischief charge.

Thatcher also said that if Bodady wants to be represented by an attorney, he needs to fill out an application for a court-appointed attorney. Thatcher suggested Bodady get that done as soon as possible.

A no-contact order was also issued between Bodady and his grandfather.

A preliminary hearing has been set for May 31.


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