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.