An Earlham man was arrested Wednesday on a Dallas County warrant for allegedly burglarizing a West Des Moines woman’s apartment.
Andrew Christopher Quick, 32, of 33996 G Trail, Earlham, was charged with third-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
The arrest warrant was ordered in connection with allegedly burglaries that occurred Dec. 1-2 in the 8600 block of Westown Parkway in West Des Moines.
The female victim told officers of the West Des Moines Police Department that Quick “was tracking and had eavesdropping equipment in her apartment” and that she “set up a covert security camera in her apartment” in response, according to court records.
Camera footage allegedly showed Quick inside the apartment Dec. 1 and again Dec. 2. The footage from Dec. 2 allegedly showed Quick “entering the victim’s apartment through the back door with a spare key” and leaving the premises “with a bag of clothes which the victim stated she had purchased and belonged to her,” according to court records.
Prior to leaving the apartment, Quick “is seen using his sweatshirt to wipe off the doorknob of the door.”
The victim told the officers she never gave a key to Quick and “does not know how he was in possession of one,” according to court records.
Officers stopped Quick as he was leaving the apartment complex Dec. 2 with a bag of clothes. Quick allegedly told the officers that “he had permission” to enter the residence and that he used a key that “the victim gave him,” according to court records.
He said he did not enter the residence Dec. 1 but “only drove through the complex,” according to court records.
Quirk was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to posting a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 28 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.