Monona man, 18, charged in West Union burglaries

A Monona man is facing multiple charges related to burglaries reported in West Union in late October.

Mason Lee Schroeder, 18, of Monona, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, three counts of attempted third-degree burglary from a vehicle/vessel, and one count each of second- and fourth-degree theft.

He made his initial appearance in Fayette County District Court on Oct. 27, and bail was set at $25,000 cash or surety.

According to the criminal complaint filed by West Union Police, Schroeder was spotted through security cameras trying to enter two vehicles between 2-4 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Police also say he did gain entry to two occupied dwellings and removed multiple items.

Items taken included wallets, purses, cash, car keys, motor vehicle registration, an Oculus gaming system, headphones and credit cards/checkbook. On Oct. 27, a search warrant was executed at an apartment in the 200 block of East Elm Street and multiple stolen items were recovered from the area in an apartment where Schroeder was staying. The estimated value of the items stolen is about $2,300.