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Deputies catch Riverton burglary suspect at scene of the crime

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 18:08:39-05

RIVERTON, Iowa (KMTV) — The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says a suspect is in custody for the burglary of the Riverside Inn in Riverton, Iowa. Deputies made the arrest after spotting the man at the scene of the crime they say.

Full release from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office:

On 12/12/2019, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at the Riverside Inn in Riverton, Iowa.

Deputies observed structural damage to the building as well as damage to objects inside the business.

Deputies observed surveillance video, showing, a male, whom deputies had prior contact with, Christopher Dos Santos, age 42 of Riverton, in the bar during the early morning hours of 12/12/2019, stealing items.

While on scene, deputies observed Dos Santos walking past the exterior of the bar and placed him under arrest at that time.

Dos Santos admitted to the burglary and stolen items from the bar were later located inside Dos Santos’ residence.

Dos Santos was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, both Class D Felonies and 2 counts of Theft 5th a Simple Misdemeanor. More charges are pending in the case.