Man Allegedly Committed Burglaries To Support Heroin Addicition
By Mike Perleberg
(Burlington, Ky.) – Boone County police believe they have a person in custody who is responsible for a series of burglaries.
Damian Ewing, 25, was arrested Friday, July 11 on charges of Theft by unlawful taking (over $500), Theft of identification, and Giving officer false information. He was also booked on warrants for Flagrant non-support and absconding probation and parole.
Detectives say there were nine thefts and burglaries in and around the Burlington area beginning on June 27. All had been committed with a similar modus operandi. Most of the stolen items involved lawn equipment such as mowers, weed eaters, blowers and a power washer.
The detectives narrowed down the days of the week the crimes occurred to mainly on Friday.
On July 11, detective saw Ewing walking through Burlington and stopped to speak to him. They found Ewing had two out-of-county warrants had been issued for his arrest. In the subsequent interview they developed the information needed to charge Ewing with two of the nine thefts.
Additional charges are anticipated when lab submissions are returned.
The sheriff’s office said Ewing sold the equipment to support his heroin habit.