Arrest made for Clear Lake burglary

Richard Sigler
Richard Sigler

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A North Iowa man is facing several charges for allegedly breaking into a business.

Richard Dale Sigler, 50, of Clear Lake, has been arrested for third-degree burglary, attempted third-degree burglary and possession of burglar’s tools.  He was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail around 9:30 a.m. Thursday and is being held on a $12,000 bond.

Authorities say after midnight on July 13, Sigler at first tried to break into GRP and Associates in Clear Lake by pushing in a window air conditioning unit.  He then allegedly used a hand saw, metal bar, silver multi tool and a shovel to enter the occupied building and steal a lawn mower and a battery charger.

The Clear Lake Police Department says Sigler was captured on video surveillance at the scene and also cut himself during the burglary.  The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory says it has matched the blood left at the scene to Sigler’s DNA.

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