Bail was set at $5,000 on Friday for two men who allegedly broke into a Missoula man’s home and stole several electronic devices and high-end camera equipment before trying to pawn it.
Kewan Freeman, 33, and Kyle Johnson, 18, were arrested on felony burglary charges after the police received two complaints on Tuesday about the men entering different homes, according to the affidavit.
The first caller told police someone walked into his house on South Fourth Street West yelling for a person named “Mike Vincent.” The man then said he had the wrong address and left with his friend, who was waiting outside on the sidewalk, the caller told police.
The caller believed the two men were “casing” houses, and later identified them as Freeman and Johnson, according to the affidavit.
The police received another call Tuesday evening from a man who said people broke into his home on Longstaff Street through a window and stole iPads, iPhones, laptops, and DSLR cameras and lenses.
Police were led to a home where Freeman and Johnson allegedly hung out, after the victim discovered the location of his phone using the “Find My iPhone” app, according to the affidavit. Police found several electronics that appeared to be stolen, including an iPad that matched a missing one from Longstaff Street.
Freeman and Johnson also were allegedly identified on a surveillance video. An employee at Downtown Pawn became suspicious of the men when they tried to pawn a camera matching the description of one stolen from Longstaff, according to the court papers.
Officers found Freeman and Johnson sleeping in Kiwanis Park on Wednesday. The men had a camera matching the description of the one stolen from the residence on Longstaff, according to the affidavit.
They appeared as co-defendants in Missoula County Justice Court on Friday where bail for each was set at $5,000. They have been prohibited from contacting each other or the victim and they will be screened for pretrial supervision.