The man entered the garage of the home and disturbed some of the contents of the garage. Hearing the noise, the 92-year-old homeowner looked out the window to see what was making the noise and the man took off running.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a camper in the brush about 50 yards south of the property. That property was owned by another person and when police talked to that property owner, they learned that the camper was trespassing and wasn’t supposed to be there. The man who left the camper is a 50-year-old man and he drives a Jeep Patriot with the license plate 111XJB, Gardiner said.
“We are looking to talk to the man who owns the camper because he is a person of interest in this case,” he said. “We don’t know if this guy that owned the camper and the person that committed the burglary are connected. But that’s why we want to talk to the guy.”
Officers also found a gun case and shells for a gun inside a camper. However, they know the owner of the camper has a license to conceal carry a gun.
“There’s nothing illegal about it,” Gardiner said. “We just know he carries guns…. everything we’re seeing points to him carrying legally and this may have nothing to do with this.”
The department is still actively investigating the case.
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