Woman and child walk in on home burglary

Kurt Hafner

Police said a Moline woman and her two-year-old son found an alleged burglar in their home Thursday, September 6.

The pair arrived at their home in the 1700 block of 36th Street just before 11 a.m. when they found their front door standing open.  A man then reportedly ran from the home.

Police said the woman began screaming for help and chased the suspect.  Two off-duty Moline Police officers working on a nearby home, and a retired officer mowing grass in the neighborhood, also joined the chase.  A spokesman for Moline Police said the off-duty officers are Bruce Kauzlarich and Mike Dufault, and the retired office is Jim Cunningham.

On-duty police set up a perimeter in the area and the suspect was captured in the 3600 block of 19th Avenue.

Police said they arrested Kurt Hafner, 31.  Hafner was charged with residential burglary.  He was held in the Rock Island County jail. 

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