West Burlington Police Arrest Man on Multiple Charges

The West Burlington Police Department has announced the arrest of a man on multiple charges.

According to a news release, at about 4:52 AM Monday, June 5th West Burlington Police Officers responded to 1223 W. Mt. Pleasant St. for a report of a burglary. It was found that thousands of dollars of items had been stolen from the residence.

Detectives were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.

West Burlington Police traveled to 619 Hedge Avenue, where they discovered a man, later identified as Leo Edwards Jennings , unloading stolen items out of a vehicle from the burglary.

An officer and detective attempted to detain Jennings which led to a struggle.  Jennings was taken into custody, and the officer and detective sustained minor injuries during the struggle.

Jennings was arrested for Interference with Official Acts causing Bodily Injury, Theft 2nd Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.