ANONYMOUS TIP LEADS TO THE ARREST OF BURGLAR CAPTURED ON HOME VIDEO SURVEILLANCE; BURGLARIZING HOME: Jefferson County, Arkansas - July 15, 2017- Criminal Investigators of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division have arrested a suspect accused of breaking into a Jefferson County, Arkansas residence.
Investigators took Joshua Goins, 30, of Jefferson County, Arkansas into custody early Friday morning at the Camden Pointe Apartment Complex located at 4208 S. Camden Road in Jefferson County, Arkansas. Through an anonymous tip received by investigators at firstname.lastname@example.org, an email address made available to citizens by the sheriff’s office to submit anonymous tips concerning crimes, investigators were led to the Camden Pointe Apartment Complex.
Goins was found hiding in a bedroom closet at the apartment complex and was taken into custody without incident. Also inside the apartment with Goins was his girlfriend, who investigators say did not appear at this stage in the investigation to have been involved in the residential burglary that Goins is accused of committing.
On July 11, 2017, Goins was captured on a home video surveillance system after he forced entry into a home within the 8900 block of Camden Road in Jefferson County, Arkansas and unlawfully removed items from inside the home. Some of the items stolen by Goins included a 65" inch flat screen television and pellet gun, which was recovered by investigators from inside a vehicle parked at the apartment complex, said to have been used in the burglary by Goins.
“One of the best investments a home or business owner can make is an investment in a security system that includes an alarm and/or video surveillance. Video surveillance is ideal for home and business owners, considering law enforcement is not always able to retrieve evidence such as fingerprints from a crime scene commonly seen in shows like CSI, Criminal Minds or Law and Order,” said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander/Public Information Officer, Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Immediately following his arrest, Goins was transported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, where he was advised of his Constitutional Rights per Miranda. Goins acknowledged that he understood his rights, which he reserved and requested counsel. Goins was immediately transported the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center (DBDC), where he was booked in the jail on felony charges of residential burglary and theft of property. A bond of $25,000.00 secure has been set for Goins.
“Without this video, the solvability rate of this residential burglary would have been very low. We’re thankful that the homeowners had the foresight and were fortunate enough to have video surveillance that ultimately assisted in the identity of Goins,” Woods said.