Iowa City man arrested in identity theft investigation

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KWWL)– Coralville Police Department executed a search warrant on the Baymont Inns & Suites by Wyndham at 200 6th Street in Coralville.

The search warrant contained information provided by the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Police Department as a result of their investigation into an Identity Theft, totaling more than $100,000 in losses by several victims. The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, investigation determined that some or all of the property, obtained illegally through identity theft, was at the Baymont Inns & Suites in Coralville.

Dharmesh G Patel, age 30, of Iowa City, Iowa was arrested. He has been charged by the Coralville Police Department with Theft 1st Degree / Possession of Stolen Property (Class C Felony).

A warrant has also been issued for his arrest by the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Police Department for crimes committed in their jurisdiction. Dharmesh Patel was transported to the Johnson County Jail and is awaiting an initial appearance.

DJ Stewart

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