October 24, 2020

Dawson County Journal

Serving Dawson County Nebraska

Elwood man held on burglary and criminal mischief charges in community

Elwood man held on burglary and criminal mischief charges in community

A 24-year-old Elwood man is being held in the Dawson County Jail on seven Gosper County charges in connection with break-ins and attempted break-in of businesses and a residence in Elwood last week. Gosper County Sheriff Dennis Ocken says their investigation began shortly before 7:00am on Friday June 5th when a Burglary was reported at Byrns Floor Covering in Elwood. An estimated $1,000 in damage was caused to ceiling tiles and other items in the business along with some currency taken. The Burglary is believed to have occurred shortly after 5:30pm on June 4th.

An attempted break-in was later discovered at the USDA Service Center and a trespass was reported at a residence. Video surveillance aided the investigation into the case.

Rodney Brozek was arrested and booked into the Dawson County Jail where he is being held on an initial bond of 10% of $50,000. His arraignment is set Friday June 12, 2020 at 10:30am in Gosper County Court. His charges include Burglary, three counts of Criminal Mischief, Attempted Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Second Degree Criminal Trespass.

Elwood man held on burglary and criminal mischief charges in community