Arrests made in 2 separate Harlan theft investigations


January 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan report two people were arrested earlier this month, following separate theft investigations. 17-year old Mackenzie Ann Robinson, of Harlan, was arrested January 3rd, on felony 2nd degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct charges, following an investigation into the theft of just under $10,000 from the Harlan Fareway store. The money was allegedly stolen over the course of four months. Through her attorney, Robinson entered a plea of Not Guilty to the charges. Her preliminary hearing was tentatively set for Jan. 24th. Robinson posted a $5,000 bond last week, and was released from custody.

And, 18-year old Robert Berding, of Council Bluffs, was arrested January 5th, after allegedly taking a hand gun from a dealer at a gun show, which was being held at Veteran’s Auditorium in Harlan. Berding was charged with Theft in the 4th degree.