Second arrest made in IC storage unit burglary case


A second arrest has been made in connection with an Iowa City storage unit burglary case.

33-year-old Chelsea Lamb of Oakville, Iowa was booked into the Johnson County Jail just before 5:30 Saturday night. Lamb and 38-year-old Michael Schmidt of Davenport are accused of breaking into Heinz Road Mini Storage in the early morning hours of August 24th. According to Iowa City Police, at least $1,500 in items were stolen. A check of surveillance video observed a suspect arriving at the facility around 2am and leaving with items matching those stolen.

Later that night, around 10pm, private security at the facility observed the same suspect vehicle on the scene and actively committing another burglary, cutting a lock off a storage unit. Arriving police located the vehicle and identified Lamb and Schmidt.

The pair reportedly admitted to burglarizing the unit the night before. The facility keeps track of the code used to access the facility, and it was also determined that the same code was used to access the area during both burglaries.

Schmidt was arrested last month. Both Lamb and Schmidt are charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Burglary and one count each of 2nd Degree Theft and Trespassing. If convicted on all charges, they could each be sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison.