Arrest made in area burglaries

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A Burlington Iowa man was detained and subsequently arrested by Warren County Sheriff Deputies in the early morning hours of Tuesday (January 14th) after being located at a machine shed near Swan Creek, south of Monmouth in Warren County.   Notice of a suspicious vehicle near the shed resulted in the arrest of Tom Harmon, 39, of Burlington, IA after investigation indicated Harmon was suspected of committing burglaries throughout the local area.

 The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Macomb Police Department led investigative efforts as information was developed, resulting in further inquiries  in other jurisdictions affected by the burglaries, including Monmouth, Macomb,  McDonough County, Henderson County,  and Iowa jurisdictions in Lee County, Mt Pleasant, Des Moines County,  and Burlington.  Items believed to have been stolen were recovered but an assessment of the total value has not been completed.

Harmon is being held in the Warren County Jail charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools, with bond set at $20,000.  Investigation into the matter is continuing.

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