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Tri-Cities Serial Burglar Behind Bars Again

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man who police believe is responsible for at least 1,000 car burglaries and 30 home robberies in the Tri-Cities over the last few years is back behind bars again. 

His name is Aaron Anthony Brown. The 20-year-old is from Richland and he's well known by local law enforcement. Officers said Brown has had more than 150 contacts with police and just last winter was released from jail after a one year sentence for burglary. 

Between 2010 and 2011, Brown broke into dozens of homes and vehicles all over the Tri-Cities taking mostly weapons. He was convicted then and following his 2012 release, a spike in similar crimes led police right back to Brown.

"If he sees an open door garage, he's going to enter it. If he finds a car that's unlocked or has anything valuable in it, he's going to take it. It's just predominantly what he does as a career," said Captain Mike Cobb from the Richland Police Department.

Brown was booked into the Benton County Jail early Tuesday morning after he was arrested in Kennewick. Captain Cobb calls Brown's latest arrest a "significant improvement" to the quality of life for residents.

Brown faces several charges right now including jumping bail, possession of stolen property and trafficking stolen property.