Man faces charges in connection to Jamestown burglaries
Alexander Michael Emmons was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary and four counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.
JAMESTOWN – A 28-year-old Jamestown man was arrested on Monday, May 2, for multiple accounts of burglary and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police for the Jamestown Police Department.
Alexander Michael Emmons was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary and four counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle. He was transported to the Stutsman County Correctional Center where he awaits formal charges.
Blinsky said the Police Department received a report at about 7:45 a.m. Monday, May 2, of a vehicle being broken into sometime overnight in the 1500 block of 5th Avenue Southwest. While an officer was investigating the report, a neighbor in the same area reported that someone had broken into his or her vehicle and garage overnight and stolen several items.
The area is within a several-block radius of southwest Jamestown that had a total of five burglaries and seven vehicle break-ins since April 26, Blinsky said. He said there were several similarities in all the cases.
Blinsky said Emmons was identified as a potential suspect and resides in southwest Jamestown where the crimes were being committed.
Officers placed Emmons in the 1500 block of 5th Avenue Southwest at the time the crimes were being committed on Monday, Blinsky said, and a probation search was conducted of his residence. During the search, officers found several items that were reported stolen from previously reported burglaries and car break-ins, he said.
The Police Department is investigating all incidents. Blinsky said Emmons could face additional charges.
The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also assisted the Police Department.