Police Announce Arrest in North Dallas Burglaries

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    Police in Arkansas have arrested the man investigators believe broke into a half-dozen North Dallas homes in recent weeks. (Published Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014)

    Police in Arkansas have arrested the man investigators believe broke into a half-dozen North Dallas homes in recent weeks.

    Brandon Pickens, 22, was arrested without incident at a relative's house Tuesday and booked in North Little Rock on a warrant out of Arkansas for theft, police said.

    Pickens, police said, is suspected of kicking in the back door of a home on Mill Creek Road in Dallas. In a surveillance video recording set up by the homeowner, a man is seen breaking in to the house but running away when the home security alarm sounds.

    Police said the same man may be responsible for several other home burglaries in the neighborhood including the following:

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    • June 25, burglary, 3900 block of Crown Shore
    • July 6, burglary, 3900 block of Crown Shore
    • July 18, burglary, 4800 block of Forest Bend
    • July 31, criminal mischief, 4300 block of Mill Creek
    • Aug. 2, burglary, 4800 block of Harvest Hill
    • Aug. 4, burglary, 4000 block of S. Better

    Joan Muser owns one of the homes Pickens is believed to have burglarized.

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    "I couldn't be more delighted," said Muser.

    Still, Muser said she doesn't feel completely safe just yet.

    "But I feel like progress has been made, and I don't think we're finished with this thing. But I do feel really encouraged that we're on the right road," she said. "I'm optimistic we'll somehow work our way through this, and the arrest was a big part of that."

    Pickens has not yet been charged in any of the Dallas cases, and it is unknown when he would be extradited to North Texas.

    On his Facebook page, Pickens lists his hometown as North Little Rock.