In the past two weeks, police officers have served two search warrants at the 1500 block of Sylvan Street. The search warrants are related to a string of burglaries in the area near the UO campus and a burglary in Corvallis. Evidence recovered suggests that the involved suspect in the case, Kingsley Nkwonta, age 21, is selling property that was taken during the burglaries to people on Craigslist. The property that he is suspected of selling is primarily electronic equipment, such as laptops and iPads. If anyone has information about the items, or if they believe that they have made a purchase from the suspect, or been a victim of a burglary that involved the suspect, they are encouraged to call detectives at (541) 682-5376. Detectives also want to emphasize that people who do come forward with information about this or any information regarding the suspected criminal activity in this case will not be in trouble.
This is an ongoing investigation with additional suspects, and more arrests are expected.