Arrest Made in Des Moines County Burglaries

Written by Theresa Rose on March 13, 2018

On March 4, 2018 the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on Y Camp Road.  It was found that the suspect(s) had entered the residence and stole numerous tools and construction supplies.

On March 6, 2018 the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office received a second report of a burglary from the property owner on Y Camp Road.  It was again found that the residence had been entered and numerous tools and construction related items had been stolen.

Deputies were able to identify possible suspects and suspect vehicles through physical evidence gathered at the scene during both investigations.  With this information a search warrant was executed at the residence located at 240 S. 9th Street in Burlington on March 12, 2018.

During the execution of this search warrant Deputies located items stolen during both reported burglaries on Y Camp Road, as well as additional physical evidence connecting the suspects to the burglaries.  Deputies interviewed suspects and the occupants of the residence at 240 S. 9th Street.

Through this investigation Vincent Keith Valdez, DOB 9-2-1966, of 240 S. 9th Street in Burlington, was identified as a suspect.  Vincent Valdez was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a class D Felony, and transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Center.

The investigation is ongoing with additional charges and arrests pending.


The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Burlington Police Department and the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force.