Authorities have arrested an Oelwein man in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars raised by a Boy Scout Troop in Jesup last month.


21 year old Jason Cole has been taken into custody on charges of 1st Degree Theft, and 3rd Degree Burglary.

Jason Cole. Photo from Bremer Co. Sheriff

Cole is accused of stealing $13,000 from a Jesup Boy Scout Troop on Jul 9th, during Jesup Farmers Days. The Scouts had a booth where they sold food; the money was left in the booth, which was burglarized during the celebration.

The investigation continues, and more charges are pending.

Cole also has been accused of burglarizing a church in Oelwein and of several break-ins in Bremer County.

On August 5th, the Bremer County Sheriff’s office was notified of two burglaries. One occurred at the Plainfield Veterinary Clinic in Plainfield and the other at Cliff’s Place in Horton.

In the early morning hours of August 9th, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the owner of the Hawk’s Nest Café in Frederika, of a burglary in progress.

On July 31st and August 8th, the Oelwein Police Department was called out on several reports of burglaries to local businesses.

In that case, Cole is being charged with seven counts of Burglary-3rd Degree.