To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,
The below news article is from the Quad City Times website that just came out. The Bettendorf Police Department arrested two suspects for committing a daytime residential burglary yesterday on 02-07-18. The residential burglary happened in the 800 block of 28th Street. Our Investigations Division is working with several agencies on this case.
Two charged in daytime residential burglary in Bettendorf
A Davenport man and a Moline woman were arrested Wednesday after police say they burglarized a Bettendorf home.
Kalandis R. McNeil, 30, no address given, faces charges of second-degree burglary, trafficking in stolen weapons 2nd or subsequent offense, second-degree theft, conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, interference with official acts, possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, and third-degree criminal mischief.
He also was wanted on a parole violation and on charges of failure to register as a sex offender second or subsequent offense, a Class D felony, and third-degree criminal mischief in an unrelated case.
Bond was set Thursday at $45,000 cash or surety. He has a preliminary hearing on the burglary-related charges Feb. 16, and will be arraigned on the other charges March 1.
Erica E. Kauer, 26, last known address in the 3500 block of 45th Avenue, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.
She also is wanted on a warrant out of Rock Island County for failing to appear in a misdemeanor battery case.
Bond was set Thursday at $10,000 cash or surety. She has a preliminary hearing Feb. 13.
According to arrest affidavits filed by Bettendorf police in support of the criminal complaint:
At 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, McNeil and Kauer were observed by a plain-clothed officer pulling into a driveway on 28th Street.
McNeil was seen at the rear door, while Kauer, the driver, waited in the vehicle. A short time later, the officer saw McNeill carrying a large TV to the vehicle.
When other officers arrived, McNeil began to run and ignored commands to stop. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit and had in his possession a Sig Sauer P229 9mm handgun with ammunition, which returns stolen from a different residential burglary in Scott County.
McNeil has multiple felony convictions and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.
He also had the remotes from the television and earrings stolen during the burglary. The estimated value of all stolen items was $3,300. There also was about $750 in damages to the door that McNeil used to gain entry into the house.
McNeil admitted that he had stolen them from the house. He and Kauer said they did not know who lived there.
The two are suspects in multiple similar daytime residential burglaries in the Quad-City area, according to the affidavits.
The burglary and trafficking stolen weapons charges are a Class C felony each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
The theft, conspiracy, interference with official acts, and possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon charges are a Class D felony each punishable by up to five years in prison.
Third-degree criminal mischief is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.
Sergeant Jeff Nelson
Bettendorf Police Department
1609 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722