Officer catches alleged burglar

By The Mercury

A Riley County patrol officer caught an alleged burglar Sunday reportedly bicycling with stolen goods a few blocks from the scene of the burglary.

Officer Matthew Droge said Benjamin Galvan, 18, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., was seen bicycling along Juliette Avenue with a duffel bag full of what appeared to be large objects, when he was stopped by a patrol officer.

Droge said that after an on-scene investigation, the officer linked Galvan to a burglary that had been reported by Samuel Shelley, 22, at 727 Bertrand Street. Shelley had reported that the burglary occurred between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Droge said money, an Xbox 360 game system, an Xbox Kinect system, a Toshiba laptop, video games and an Under Armor duffel bag were stolen. The total loss was $1,270.

Galvan was arrested for burglary and interference with law enforcement for allegedly initially resisting arrest.

He is confined on $15,000 bond.

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