CLEAR LAKE — Two Mason City men accused of breaking into storage units in Clear Lake have pleaded not guilty.

21-year-old Ezra Marroquin and 22-year-old Julian Washington recently entered their pleas in Cerro Gordo County District Court after being charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

They’re accused of breaking into seven storage units located in the 200 block of South 24th Street on September 7th. They allegedly used bolt cutters to cut a security fence, entering the units, where they took several items including a television, laptop computer and a tablet.

Washington is scheduled to have his trial start on December 3rd, while Marroquin’s trial is set for December 10th. If convicted of all the charges, each man could face up to five years behind bars.