Residential Burglars Arrested
LEWISTON, ID - Lewiston Police Detectives and the Quad Cities Drug Task Force arrested three people on 11/6/19 and recovered 10 stolen firearms in connection to a residential burglary in the 900 block of Warner Avenue. Lewiston Police began investigating the burglary on 11/04/19 after a house sitter found the door of the residence standing open. The owners of the home were out of town at the time of the burglary. Several thousand dollars worth of items were
stolen in the burglary including roughly a dozen firearms and several pieces of jewelry. Johnathan Pope, 24, Steven Blankenship, 32, and Darlene Wood, 50, all Lewiston residents, were arrested for burglary. Pope was also arrested for nine counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Lewiston Detectives determined there were multiple suspects through a series of interviews on 11/6/19. Johnathan Pope was located and followed to a home in the 700 block of Warner Avenue where he was detained by Task Force and Lewiston Detectives. The firearms were found at that home. Detectives also seized two vehicles from the house on Warner Ave that they believed contained more stolen firearms and property.At the same time Detectives and Task Force dealt with Pope, other Lewiston Detectives apprehended Steven Blankenship in the Rosauers parking lot where he was allegedly waiting to meet someone to sell them stolen jewelry from the burglary. Blankenship was detained at Rosauers and was found in possession of the jewelry and suspected methamphetamine. Blankenship also had an outstanding felony arrest warrant on an unrelated drug charge. Another possession of a controlled substance charge will be pending for Blankenship. Darlene Wood is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary based on her role in and knowledge of the crime. A fourth suspect, Alexander Armand Voorhees, 23, of Lewiston, is still at large. Voorhees has an active local felony arrest warrant for an unrelated charge. He is also being sought by police regarding this case. Police are offering a cash reward for information leading to Voorhees' arrest. Contact Detectives Eylar or Crane with any information about this case or Voorhees' location, at 208-746-0171.