A 28-year-old Ketchikan man has been charged with allegedly breaking into an apartment while the resident was out of town, living there, and stealing multiple items, including two firearms.
Ketchikan Police Department Deputy Chief Josh Dossett says officers received a report of a trespasser late Monday night from a business on Dock Street.
Officers investigated, and found a window open in a second-floor apartment. Employees at the store told police that the resident of that apartment was out of town, but Dossett says it was clear from the condition of the apartment that someone had been living there recently.
Police contacted the resident, who described some of the items of value that were in the apartment, and police were able to determine what was missing, including two handguns.
Officers obtained a description of the trespasser from the store employees who reported him, and recognized that description. Police then obtained a photograph of Jeffery Orr, and Dossett says the store employees positively identified him as the man they saw.
Continuing the investigation, police located some of the missing items, including one of the guns. Police say they found witnesses who saw Orr with the stolen items.
Police then obtained an arrest warrant for Orr, and at about 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), located him in the Mountain Point area and arrested him.
He faces charges of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree theft; and two counts of third-degree weapons misconduct.
Officers have not recovered the second firearm, which is described as a nickel .357 Ruger revolver. Anyone with information, please contact the Ketchikan Police Department.