Sheriff Brian Burnett reports On May 25th, 2021 a burglary was reported in the 3200 block of Rivers Edge Place in Wenatchee. The reporting party stated they believed their home was broken into sometime prior to noon that day. Several items were taken from the residence including a laptop, tablet, clothing, and firearm. The suspect also left behind articles of wet clothing.
Early on May 26th, the burglary victim reported receiving pings from their stolen tablet in the north Wenatchee area. As Detectives investigated this, they began to link the burglary to a subject who had fled on foot the day prior after a fire started near a homeless encampment along the Wenatchee River. This was in the vicinity of the burglary. The wet clothing left at the burglary matched what the subject was wearing when contacted by law enforcement.
Through interviews, they were able to determine he was associated with a Red Jeep Cherokee. CCSO Deputies and Detectives followed up on several Pings throughout the morning and eventually located the red Jeep parked on North Wenatchee Avenue near Walnut Avenue. Along with Wenatchee Police Department, they took the suspect, a 32 year old Wenatchee man into custody at approximately 11:00 am today. He was located with some of the stolen property from the burglary.
After interviews with Wenatchee Police Officers who transported him, the suspect was booked into CCRJC for Burglary 1st Degree, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree.