Warrant arrest leads to the recovery of Fire radio
The Aberdeen Police Department received a tip on Wednesday about an offender was in town, wanted for a Department of Corrections warrant.
Police received a tip that the man was at a home in the 1000 block of 1st Street.
Officers went to the door and talked with a woman who told officers that no men were in her apartment. She let the officers in and whispered to them, “he’s in there.”
Officers were sent to a bedroom where the suspect was kneeling on the floor with his hands up, saying something about someone being after him. The suspect was found to be wearing only one shoe. A matching shoe was found in some mattresses in the back yard, next to a storage shed.
The woman told officers that she has never seen the man before and that he did not have permission to be in the apartment. She said that she heard her dog barking and found her back door open. She said the suspect forced his way into the apartment and damaged the door.
During a search, officers found a handheld radio preset with all of the local fire station frequencies. It was discovered to have been stolen from the Aberdeen Fire Department months ago.
The 32 year old was arrested on the DOC Escape Community Custody arrest warrant and for residential burglary. He was booked into the Aberdeen City Jail.