The following is a press release issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On December 27, 2022 at approximately 7:45 AM, an officer was dispatched to an alarm call at a commercial building in the 500 block of S Main St. When the officer arrived, he checked the building and discovered a small window on the side of the building not easily visible had been broken. He noticed a unique backpack sitting behind a nearby tree. He recognized the backpack as he had just contacted Peter Rose, 29 years, of Fort Bragg on an earlier call who was wearing the backpack.
The officer requested additional units and waited for the building’s owner to arrive with the keys. Officers searched the interior of the building and located Rose hiding under cardboard in a closet. He was taken into custody without incident.
Officers located several items stacked by the back door and foreign coins in Rose’s pocket which the building’s owner reported were taken from desks inside the office.
Chief Neil Cervenka said, “I commend the officers for doing a thorough building check and locating the point of entry. Most often, alarms are determined to be false and that fact can create complacency. These officers did their jobs 100%, which resulted in the arrest of a suspect.”
Anyone with information on these incidents are encouraged to contact Sergeant McLaughlin of the Fort Bragg Police Department at (707)961-2800 ext 123.