MADRAS, OR -- Madras Police believe they’ve arrested the person responsible for a string of downtown burglaries. The first was reported August 19th at the food court on SE 5th and "D" streets. On the 27th, the owner reported another break-in and investigators say it appears someone entered through the roof on at least one occasion. The next day, a nearby storage facility was hit twice. Officers responded to a burglary in progress but were unable to catch the person.
Then, on Saturday, September second, officers responded to an alarm on "D" Street just after midnight, and arrested 37-year-old Theodore Arce, Jr. Investigators say evidence ties him to the other locations. He's charged with seven counts of Burglary II, three counts of Theft II, two counts of Theft III, six counts of Criminal Trespass II, two counts of Criminal Mischief II and possession of burglary tools.