815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Acting Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Huntsville Police Charge Suspect In Sixty-five Burglaries


Huntsville, Alabama (March 13, 2007) Thirty-five-year old Cedrick Lamon Shine of New Market was loading copper into a gray Honda Accord about 12:13 Monday afternoon, when West Precinct Officers Sonny Sanders and Jon Jeffreys spotted him around an air conditioner of a vacant home. Upon further investigation they determined that he was stealing copper from the air conditioner.


After taking him in for questioning at the West Precinct, Investigator Jerry Trew determined that Shine was responsible for approximately 65 similar burglaries/thefts to homes and businesses over the past six months. Heís been charged with Possession of Burglarís Tools and Burglary 3rd. The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed. He was booked into the Madison County Metro Jail.