Police: Test Drive Leads to Theft Charge: Cedar Falls Police Blotter
The following information was provided by the police. It does not represent a conviction.
A Waterloo man was arrested April 14 after allegedly never returning a car he took out for a test drive at a Cedar Falls dealership.
Michael James Grommet, 27, was arrested at 10:14 a.m. at the Black Hawk County Jail and charged with first-degree theft.
Police said Grommet took a 2005 Chevy Tahoe, valued at $11,850, for a test drive from Wheels Unlimited, saying he was going to show the car to his wife and mother-in-law. Two and half hours later, police said Grommet called the dealership and said he was at the bank trying to get money for the vehicle. However, he allegedly never brought the car back.
Police said Grommet had left his own vehicle behind, which allowed them to identify him.
Other recent arrests:
Sara Elizabeth Thompson, 21, female, of 1003 Maple St., arrested at 10:14 a.m. at the Cedar Falls Police Station, charged with possession of marijuana.
Salil Kalghatgi, 21, male, of 1010 W. Ninth St., arrested at 1:42 a.m. at the 1900 block of College Street, charged with operating while intoxicated/drugged first and possession of marijuana.
Antione Williams Bowman, 22, male, of 1031-7 Maplewood Drive, arrested at 9:19 p.m. at the same location, charged with assault domestic serious.
Skyler Ross Spaur, 19, male, of Dancer Hall-919, University of Northern Iowa, arrested at 12:56 a.m. at 2223 College St., charged with possession of fictitious license.
Travis Joseph Heath, 23, male, of 1003 Maple St, arrested at 9:25 a.m. at the Cedar Falls police station, charged with possession of marijuana.
Rosie Lee Sanders, 89, female, of Waterloo, arrested at 3:33 p.m. at Von Maur , charged with fifth degree theft.
Jennifer Lynn Nicholas, 30, female, of 1813-66 W. Eighth St., arrested at 2:13 p.m. at 525 Brandilynn Blvd., charged with fifth degree theft.
Shane Michael Pabst, 24, male, of Aplington, arrested at 3:43 a.m. at 1305-3 Amelia Drive, charged with assault domestic serious, interference/no injury and intoxication/second.