WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An Illinois man is accused of at least one burglary in a West Lafayette neighborhood.
On March 4 at approximately 9:15 p.m., police were called to a home in the Arbor Chase neighborhood on a report of a brick thrown into a window. West Lafayette police officers along with assistance from the K-9 unit of the Tippecanoe Co. Sheriff's Office set up a perimeter in the area.
The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Albert Goins, was tracked to the nearby Amberleigh Village subdivision where he was arrested around 10:30 p.m.
Goins is accused of burglarizing a home in Amberleigh Village on Jan. 30 and throwing the brick into a home in Arbor Chase on March 4. According to Lt. Troy Harris with the West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD), Goins is not a resident of Amberleigh Village. He provided police with a University Park, Illinois address.
WLPD is investigating four burglaries that occurred in the Amberleigh Village neighborhood, one of which happened on Jan. 30. The first reported burglary was on Jan. 25 and the fourth one was reported on Feb. 9.
Detectives are still working to determine whether Goins was involved in those three other incidents in that same neighborhood. Anyone with additional information regarding the burglaries is asked to contact the West Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous WE TIP hotline at 1(800) 78-CRIME.
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