Jamestown man arrested after multiple burglaries, police say
Stanford Lamar Williams was arrested on suspicion and formally charged with four counts of burglary, Class B felonies, said Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police with the Jamestown Police Department.
JAMESTOWN — A months-long investigation of a string of burglaries at one residence resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old Jamestown man, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police with the Jamestown Police Department.
Stanford Lamar Williams was arrested on suspicion and formally charged with four counts of burglary, Class B felonies, Blinsky said. He said the crimes were enhanced to felonies because the residence was occupied and the crimes were committed during the night.
Williams is in the Stutsman County Correctional Center where he awaits further legal proceedings, he said.
Blinsky said Jamestown Police Department officers responded to the 700 block of 13th Street Southeast at about 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, to investigate a possible burglary of the residence. He said the burglary was consistent with several other reported burglaries that have occurred at this same residence between July 10 and Sept. 23. He said minimal force was used by Williams each time to gain access into a residence.
During the months-long investigation, Williams was identified as a possible suspect in all of the burglaries but had not been located to be interviewed, Blinsky said. He said evidence was located and collected after each burglary.
After investigating the latest burglary, the police department applied for a search warrant for Williams’ residence based on evidence officers obtained from all the burglaries and it was granted, he said.
Jamestown Police officers served the search warrant at 1313 11th St. SE No. 7 in Jamestown at about 6:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Blinsky said Williams was taken into custody without incident.
Blinsky said several pieces of evidence were seized inside Williams’ apartment and were identified as property taken from the burglarized residence.
The Jamestown Police Department is investigating the incidents.