Daniel Adams, 20, and Rosel Guillen-Mendez, 18, were found in possession of belongings taken in the burglaries, and Adams confessed to his involvement, according to a report by NOPD Second District Lt. Doug Eckert. Guillen-Mendez was already wanted in connection with two bank robberies in Virginia, the report states.
For details, see the full report below:
Second District detectives William Mullaly, John Castelin, and Francis Jarrott, with the assistance of Deputy U. S. Marshal Brain Fair, identified two suspects involved in numerous residence burglaries within the Second District which were reported over the last two weeks. As a result of an extensive follow up investigation, the detectives arrested Daniel Adams and Rosel Gilllen-Mendez for four residence burglaries. .
The arrest come after the U.S Marshals Service arrested Rosel Guillen-Mendez for two counts of armed robbery of banks that occurred in Virginia. Mendez was located at a homeless encampment that he occupies with Adams. At the time of the arrest, various items including cellular telephones, laptop computers, and car keys were observed by the Marshals at which time they contacted Second District detectives.
Detectives Mullaly and Castelin began the investigation and began matching the property that was located to property stolen from recent residence burglaries. As a result, the detectives identified property stolen from a burglary that occurred on Richmond Street.
Detective Jarrott continued the follow up investigation and subsequently arrested Adams and Guillen- Mendez for three additional burglaries that occurred in the Second District with locations on Octavia Street, Wirth Place, and State Street.
Adams subsequently confessed to the burglaries and identified Guillen-Mendez as his co-perpetrator. Detectives are continuing their investigation in an attempt to identify both Adams and Guillen-Mendez in other crimes.