Stolen Laptop Leads to Gun and Narcotics Bust
An investigation into a stolen laptop computer in Charles City has resulted in three search warrants and three arrests for several area break-in's involving stolen guns.
The Charles City Police Department started the investigation Thursday (Dec. 27), when it was discovered that a stolen laptop had been found listed on a "for sale" group on a social media site.
A search warrant was obtained just before 2:30pm, and executed at an apartment in the 600 block of Milwaukee Street, where officers found the laptop.
Less than an hour later, a Floyd County Deputy pulled over a vehicle in the 2300 block of Highway 18, and arrested 22 year old Troy Bijani of Mason City on three arrest warrants. Through the investigation, Bijani was also charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Theft.
A passenger in his car, 24 year old Xavier Frank of Charles City, was also taken into custody for 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Theft. More charges are pending.
About an hour later, a 2nd search warrant was obtained, for the same apartment in Charles City, where officers then found many stolen handguns and drug-related items. The guns were reported stolen in a recent burglary.
The Charles City Police and Floyd County Sheriff then started a joint investigation, and just before 5pm Thursday, 27 year old Robert Luckett (the third) of Mason City was arrested in a traffic stop, initially for drug paraphernalia. During the stop, more stolen guns and narcotics were found.
A 3rd search warrant was then obtained for a residence in the 200 block of 4th Avenue in Charles City, where narcotics-related items were confiscated, and officials also found more information into the stolen guns.
The investigation continues, and multiple charges are still pending against several people.