Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Thursday morning (April 24) Des Moines Police apprehended, disarmed and arrested a burglar at the Harbor Gate Apartments (2465 S. Kent Des Moines Road), finding a stolen gun on him that was taken from a theft a week earlier.

When officers first arrived at the complex they contacted a 30-year old white male in the parking lot. While officers spoke with the apartment manager to confirm the subject they were with was a trespassing suspect, they determined that he had a gun in his pocket. Officers removed the gun, then checked it through WACIC/NCIC and determined that it had been stolen from the same apartment complex a week earlier.

During an inventory search of the subject’s property, it was also discovered that he was in possession of a stolen computer hard drive taken during a burglary from the City of Renton, as well as a laptop taken during of a City of Kent burglary.

Detectives are reviewing the details of this case and are working to determine whether links exist to other open cases.

The subject was arrested and booked into the SCORE Jail for transport to the King County Jail.


3 Responses to “Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday”
  1. Dan Kennedy says:

    Way to go Des Moines PD !

    The DMPD does a fine job, considering how incredibly understaffed they have been the past several years (no thanks to the Council Clown Show’s budgetary malfeasance). “Dining Halls before Cops” should be their motto. Our crime rates here over the past decade are proof of that.

    Just think what the DMPD could do if they were properly staffed. You can’t just wish crime away Boss Sheckler…

    Congrats DMPD ! Keep it up.

  2. DM Resident says:

    I noticed at the last council meeting the council agreed to spend $45,000 to hire an outside negotiator to come in and negotiate with their employees. Great thinking. I’m sure that money would be much better spent hiring a cop!!!

  3. Doug Birkebak says:

    Good Job!

    (I say this without political commentary as the previous commenters.)

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