Alta duo charged with burglary spree

An Alta couple was arrested Monday after a multi-county investigation into several area burglaries came to a close.

On March 3 the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary report of a residence northwest of Alta. It was learned that $14,440 of personal property was stolen.

A few days later deputies learned of a burglary to a vacant house within a half-mile of the first burglary.

Search warrants were executed at residences in Plymouth, Sioux and Buena Vista counties. Items of stolen property were recovered from burglaries in Plymouth and Buena Vista County, as well as narcotics.

Chad Braun, 36, of Alta and Patience Braun, 30, of Alta were charged in this investigation.

Chad Braun has been charged in BV County with theft and burglary. Patience Braun was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

Chad is being held in the Plymouth County Jail and Patience is held at Buena Vista County Jail.