Three Kahoka, Mo., men charged with burglary at Fierge Auto and Salvage

Fierge thefts

From left, Tevin Black, Pernell Dopheide and Alejandro Morales

QUINCY — Three men were arrested and charged with burglary, felony criminal damage to property and criminal trespass after Adams County Sheriff’s Department deputies found them hiding Friday morning outside Fierge Auto and Salvage, 1362 Highway 104.

A deputy saw an unoccupied white Ford F-350 on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 104 near E. 1400th Avenue at 12:55 a.m. Friday, and stopped to inspect the vehicle. The deputy saw footprints leading away to the south in the direction of Fierge Auto and Salvage. The deputy later found more footprints near the exterior fence surrounding the Fierge building.

As other deputies arrived on scene, a bag of tools was found on the east side of the salvage yard. Eventually three men — Pernell J. Dopheide, 35, Tevin M. Black, 27, and Alejandro A. Morales, 18, all of Kahoka, Mo. — were found hiding in brush outside of the salvage yard. They were taken into custody and transported to the Adams County Jail. Each of them is awaiting a bond hearing on Tuesday.

Further investigation revealed the subjects had unlawfully entered a building at the salvage yard and removed several catalytic converters from vehicles. A van inside the building had been severely damaged. The three men broke out the back and side glass and removed a door handle from the vehicle. The cash box was removed from a soda machine, causing damage to the machine. All property was located and recovered by deputies on the scene where it had been placed by the three subjects in custody during the burglary.

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