Wisconsin Man Believed To Be Responsible For Local Burglaries As Well As Many More Across Iowa And Minnesota

After burglaries in Templeton and Dedham Wednesday night, a suspect, 43-year-old Eric Todd Hall of Wisconsin, was spotted at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona by an off-duty Guthrie County Deputy. The deputy contacted Polk County authorities, who responded and arrested Hall, who initially resisted. It is believed Hall is responsible for break-ins as far back as September of last year, when law enforcement agencies began responding to numerous burglaries at rural businesses across Iowa and Minnesota. The suspect generally entered the properties at night, primarily stealing cash. In addition to more than an estimated 25 burglaries in Iowa alone, Hall is wanted on an outstanding Wisconsin warrant for probation violation as well as burglary, eluding and interference with official acts warrants from the Lyons County Sheriff’s Office and the Council Bluffs Police Department. Polk County authorities have charged Hall with second-degree criminal mischief and interference with official acts. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continues to work with numerous Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments across the state in the ongoing investigation.