Gebauer has been charged with Criminal Mischief, Third Degree and Theft, Second Degree.
WEST DES MOINES- West Des Moines Police, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol spent late Saturday night into Sunday morning, searching for a man who allegedly stole multiple weapons from the West Des Moines Walmart.
Police say someone came into the store, broke into the gun case, and then took off with several guns. Officers say that person was last seen, leaving the tire service door around 11 p.m. Saturday.
West Des Moines called in several other law enforcement agencies, K-9 dogs and an Iowa State Patrol plane to search for the suspect. Detectives were able to recover several weapons by late Saturday, but they were still taking inventory to see if anything was still missing. The K-9 dogs were able to track the suspect to an undeveloped part of West Des Moines, and that’s where the search continued.
By 2 a.m. Sunday, officers called off the search for the night, but it is expected to resume later in the morning.
At this point, police have not released any suspect names or descriptions. They tell us there is no immediate danger to the public. Stay with Local 5 as we continue to learn more details about the story.