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Rochester Burglary Arrests

Posted at: 06/21/2013 3:42 PM
Updated at: 06/21/2013 6:47 PM
By: Katie Eldred

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Rochester police are making progress in a string of recent burglaries. Police say they caught 3 suspects with items related to at least two incidents.

With more than 100 burglaries in 50 days the Rochester Police Department has been on the lookout.

"These individuals were essentially on our radar as people that are possible suspects of burglaries," said Captain Brian Winters.

Kirk Peterson, Devon Burke, and Anthony Aunan were arrested Thursday afternoon following extensive surveillance by police.

All three had been staying at a hotel in the 1800 block of S Broadway.

They first arrested Peterson after pulling him over for a traffic violation. They then observed syringes on the seat next to him and found him in possession of heroin. Also in plain sight jewelry that had been taken in a burglary earlier in the week.

Burke and Aunan were arrested later in the afternoon, after police watched them walk up to a home and then go around back. It was later confirmed that home had been burglarized. The two men were then arrested leaving the hotel.

A search of the hotel room uncovered additional items that police believe to be form other burglaries.

"Even with this arrest the work doesn't end there, we will continue to look into evidence recovered to look at all reports of unsolved burglaries and we'll try and link these people to additional burglaries," said Captain Winters.

With the number of burglary cases the Rochester Police Department has seen lately, these men are clearly not the only ones committing these crimes.

"We know there's more work to do, were not going to go okay we're done, we'll continue to investigate aggressively every burglary committed and hopefully that will lead to additional arrests," said Captain Winters.

Again police are warning community members that these arrest do not get rid of the risk for break ins. They asking everyone to lock up their homes and vehicles and to call law enforcement if they see anything suspicious.