On Jan. 31, 2022, police announced that an arrest was made. According to KMEG-TV, Adam Wedig was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal trespassing. He reportedly admitted that the child in the room was not his, and said he had no intention of harming the baby. His motive remains unknown, though Des Moines Police called it an "alarming and unsettling incident."
According to police, Wedig was booked into the Polk County Jail for the related charges as well as for an unrelated probation violation.