The Des Moines Police Department announced Tuesday (Jan. 19) that a suspect wanted in connection with burglaries in the North Hill neighborhood had been arrested (read our previous coverage here).
“We are happy to announce that this suspect was taken into custody without incident over the weekend,” police said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone that helped get the word out and retrieve justice for the victims of these burglaries. Also a big shout out to our friends at the Auburn Police Department for their part in the apprehension.”
Police said that the suspect was arrested by the Auburn Police Department on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in response to a request to identify him.
“If he was located we asked other agencies to make arrangements for him to be brought to the Des Moines Police Department,” police said.
Des Moines Police detectives interviewed the suspect, and say that he confessed to some of the crimes on the North Hill but not all of them.
As a result of the interview, one piece of property has been recovered and returned to its owner, police said. The investigation into this suspect’s involvement in other burglaries continues.
“The suspect is in custody but we are not naming him because he has not been formally charged with any crimes,” police added.