Burlington police chief helps nab burglary suspect at home

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say Burlington’s police chief played an integral role in catching a burglar in his own home.

The Hawk Eye (http://bit.ly/2eavr6t ) reports that Chief Doug Beaird became aware of the alleged break-in at his rural Des Moines County home Monday afternoon, when a neighbor called him about a man walking in the area.

Court documents say Beaird drove home and discovered there was camper behind his house and that an unattached garage had been broken into. Beaird called sheriff’s deputies. Two investigators arrived at the scene, and the three men found 25-year-old Daniel Lusk hiding under a pool table in the basement.

Authorities say Lusk was arrested after a struggle. Beaird suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Lusk has been charged with multiple counts, including second-degree burglary. It wasn’t immediately clear if Lusk has an attorney.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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