Public Safety

Complaint: Cedar Rapids man caught on video attempting to burglarize multiple homes

Paris Moore
Paris Moore

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who was arrested last week on a burglary charge now is facing an additional accusation that he tried to break into several residences in southeast Cedar Rapids following his release from jail.

Cedar Rapids police said Paris D. Moore, 29, was caught on video around 4:20 a.m. Monday attempting to enter a residence in the 600 block of 30th Street Drive SE, while the homeowners were inside asleep. Police said the video showed Moore walked around the house looking for unlocked doors or windows.

Additionally, police said Moore attempted to get into a storage area that was attached to the residence. Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said the residence is on a hill and not easily accessed from the street. Multiple “No Trespass” signs also are posted around the property, he said.

Buelow said Moore also was caught committing burglaries that same night on the surveillance systems of two other houses in the area, one of which was about a block north of the 30th Street SE residence.

Police said the additional charge came after the 30th Street SE residents saw a news report that Moore previously had been accused of burglarizing properties in the area. The homeowners checked their surveillance footage, which they later submitted to police as evidence.

Moore faces one count of second-degree attempted burglary in the latest case.

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