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Des Moines burglars who used garage door openers arrested Tuesday

This news story was published on January 21, 2014.
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DES MOINES – Police in and around Iowa’s capitol city have arrested a couple who burglarized cars and homes using garage door openers.

According to Des Moines police, between the dates of January 4 and January 12, 2014, the Des Moines Police Department investigated eight separate burglary cases where either homes or vehicles were broken into. These cases were similar in that vehicles were first broken into with the registration and garage door openers being taken. Subsequent to these car burglaries, at least one home in Urbandale and one in Des Moines were burglarized.

With information that was gathered by West Des Moines Police Detectives, as well as some surveillance and information gathered by the DMPD Burglary Detail, Des Moines Police Property Detectives executed a search warrant at the Des Moines home of Douglas and Nicole Baker, 2749 Indianapolis. This was a joint investigation with both West Des Moines and Urbandale PD Detectives who were of great assistance.

Items recovered from the Bakers’ residence included property that was taken from an Urbandale Burglary (that began with a theft from a vehicle in Des Moines) as well as a burglary from June 9 2013 in Des Moines where the victims’ car then house were burglarized in a similar fashion.

As a result of this search warrant both Mr. and Mrs. Baker were arrested and each charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Theft, 3rd Degree Theft and Probation Violation.

Des Moines Police Detectives and their Burglary Detail continued on with these investigations and were able to develop information that led to a second search warrant at 6901 SE 14th Lot 137 in Des Moines.

At this address detectives recovered additional property taken in the previously listed burglaries including a handgun that was taken from the 4701 Sawyer Dr. burglary. Also located leaving this address was Kenny Clyde Homer Bevard II (not pictured) who was taken into custody and charged in connection with these burglaries and being a felon in possession of the stolen gun.

Des Moines Police Detectives will continue their investigation to determine if there are any additional items recovered that are associated with these or other crimes.

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind residents to continue to be vigilant of their personal information and items that are stored in their vehicles.



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