We were listening to the scanner today when we heard a call to check for a burglary suspect riding a bike in the area near MLK & Madison. It was reported by the victim of a burglary yesterday who had spotted the 16-year old suspect on the street. It’s not clear how the victim knew who she was looking for.
Police arrived quickly and found a bicycle in the front yard of a residence nearby in the 2600 block of E. Thomas. This is a house that police appear to be very familiar with, having been mentioned as possibly being connected to a property damage incident back on Monday.
Police checked the house for the suspect, and evidently in the process spotted what they believed to be stolen property. The victim from yesterday’s burglary was brought over and successfully identified her stolen goods.
Interestingly, there was another burglary call in that area today in the 2500 block of E. Roy that occurred shortly before this suspect was spotted coming from that direction.
It’s not clear yet if anyone has been taken into custody or if there was property from other burglaries found at the residence. However, if you’ve been the victim of a recent burglary in the Madison Valley area, it would probably be worth your time to call the East Precinct and see if there’s additional property to be claimed. Be sure to have your incident number handy so they can connect you to the report on your event.
We’ll keep listening and digging around on this and see what more we can find out.
Update: 1:50pm – The suspect was interviewed by burglary detectives. They found that he had gloves in his back pocket. Police investigating another burglary this morning said that it appeared that gloves were used in the break-in. They’re now going to see if they can match any fibers at that scene with the suspect’s gloves.