RCPD arrests “serial burglar” connected to 10 cases
RAPID CITY, S.D. — RCPD announced Friday they have arrested a man wanted in connection with at least ten burglaries in Rapid City.
Detectives working on a string of burglaries received a tip that the suspect had been storing stolen property at his residence.
Jason Williams, 43, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 6 after police observed him returning to his residence with stolen property.
According to the release from RCPD, when police made contact with Williams, he was riding a bicycle with a trailer containing several items. It was determined that the items in the bicycle trailer, including a large gumball machine, had just been taken from a storage shed belonging to a business. They also located the burglary tools in his possession, along with baggies containing what tested positive for methamphetamine.
Following an interview with RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, it was determined that Williams was responsible for at least nine other burglaries and thefts currently under investigation by RCPD.
A search of Williams’ residence turned up more than 200 items which were determined to be stolen. Among these items were numerous bikes, electronic items, merchandise still in packaging, and a number of Boy Scouts items.
Williams was placed under arrest for third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of a controlled substance.
Detectives continue to investigate this case, warrant requests are pending regarding the nine other burglaries connected to Williams.