Burlington man arrested for burglary

Burlington, IA-  The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Burlington man for multiple counts of burglary.

On Sunday, May 8th, at about 6:40 PM Des Moines County Deputies were dispatched to 17652 Highway 99 for a suspicious vehicle parked on the property. Deputies were advised that it appeared someone had been cutting copper wire at the residence. Upon arrival, deputies searched the area and located a male subject hiding in the brush to the north of the residence.

The male subject was given verbal commands to come out and he ran from deputies through a field before being detained. He was identified as 46-year-old Jens Millard of Burlington.

Deputies learned that Millard had entered the residence of 17652 Highway 99 as well as farm buildings and grain bins on the property in search of copper wire that he could scrap. Deputies learned that Millard had cut copper wire from the buildings and grain bins with bolt cutters.

Millard was placed under arrest for four counts of 3rd-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and interference with official acts. Millard was transported to the Des Moines County Jail with a $5000 bond.