COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—Police arrested the man responsible for three burglaries during the early morning hours Monday in Coeur d’Alene after he returned to one of the restaurants he burglarized several hours later.
The suspect, 18-year-old Brandon C. Jarvis, admitted to burglarizing Piggie’s Deli, All American Burgers and Jimmy’s Down The Street Restaurant according to police.
A sergeant on patrol first noticed Jarvis, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and jeans, climb over a fence at about 2:30 a.m. near Sherman Ave. and N. 20th St according to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.
Attempting to locate Jarvis, the officer noticed the door to Piggie’s Deli nearby appeared to have been kicked in several times, was bent from the bottom, and had muddy shoe prints on it according to police. While officers waited for the owner of Piggie’s Deli to respond, the business alarm went off at All American Burgers, two blocks away.
Officers responded to the alarm at All American Burgers and found a broken window, but no suspects according to police. Police said surveillance cameras captured a man that matched Jarvis’ description entering the building and walking around the restaurant.
Later, at 5:00 a.m., the owner of Jimmy’s Down the Street on Sherman Ave. reported finding a broken window near the back of the building. Again, police said surveillance cameras showed a man matching Jarvis’ description entering the building at 4:22 a.m., rummaging through some items, and then leaving.
Authorities said the owner of Jimmy’s Down the Street reported a man he recognized from surveillance footage sitting at the counter of the restaurant at 6:30 a.m.
When police arrived, Jarvis was sitting at the counter talking with the restaurant owner. Detectives identified him as the man from the surveillance footage from earlier in the morning and noted he had dried blood and dirt on his hands according to police. Authorities said Jarvis claimed he was at the restaurant looking for a cell phone he had loaned to a friend.
Detectives took Jarvis in for questioning, where he admitted to the burglaries according to police. Officers booked Jarvis into jail and charged him with three felony counts of burglary.