Nevada Public Safety Director Ric Martinez announced Friday that an Ames man has been charged in the Sept. 8 burglary of NuCara Pharmacy in Nevada.


Austin Kyle Brincks, 26, of 1316 Douglas Ave., has been charged with the crimes of Burglary 3rd Degree, a class D Felony; Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, a classs D Felony; possession with intent to deliver, a class C felony; and Drug Tax Stamp, a class D Felony. These crimes are connected to the Sept. 8 incident, in which the front glass by the door of NuCara Pharmacy was broken; and several prescription drugs were stolen.


Martinez said that during the investigation, several search warrants were executed and evidence of the crime was recovered.


During the same overnight period as the NuCara burglary, Thursday, Sept. 7 into Friday, Sept. 8, two other Nevada businesses — Nevada Ace Hardware and Community Bank — suffered broken glass, but no one ever actually got into the businesses. There was speculation that perhaps the three businesses, that all had broken glass, were the victims of the same perpetrator. Martinez said he still isn’t sure of that. “I don’t have anything that ties them all together,” he said, even though it does look suspicious that the two businesses where glass was broken may have been to draw police away from the downtown area, where the actual burglary took place.