Man Charged for Allegedly Burglarizing Ex-Girlfriend's Home
A 23-year-old man was arrested after his ex-girlfriend allegedly caught him burglarizing her home.
According to the criminal complaint, a Columbia Heights Police Officer was stopped on Saturday, Aug. 4, by a woman who claimed she had interrupted a burglary being committed by her ex-boyfriend. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Lamont Dwight Peeples.
The woman told police that she hadn’t been at the home, located on the 4200 block of Jackson Street, since Aug. 1 because she had been staying with her mother. She said Peeples was mad at her because she didn’t give him a ride home the night before.
Peeples allegedly sent the victim a text message claiming he was insider her house, the house was on fire with her father inside, and that he wanted to know where the power cord was for her GPS.
The woman went to the house and saw her GPS was missing. She then went outside and allegedly found Peeples inside her car going through her purse and stealing her Kodak digital camera, according to the criminal complaint.
The officer found Peeples walking near the 4000 block of Central Avenue in Columbia Heights and arrested him. He had a GPS in his back pocket and a digital camera in his front pocket, for a total value of $155.
Peeples has been charged with second degree burglary and theft.