NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       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 Crack Home Burglary Ring


Huntsville, Alabama (February 6, 2006) An Investigator with the Huntsville Police Departmentís North Precinct has ended a rash of home burglaries that have occurred over the past two months. Last Friday afternoon, he spotted three teenagers walking down the street with gym shoes and pillowcases of suspected stolen property. Upon further questioning, Investigator Charles Harvey discovered these were the suspects who have been breaking into homes in the Cedar Point and Rolling Hills area. Two other individuals were later picked up for questioning. The three juveniles and two 18 year olds were taking clothes, jewelry and electronic equipment and selling the items on the street. 

Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said the case is ongoing but the five were charged with various counts of Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property. The Department would not release the names of the juveniles who were taken to the Juvenile Detention Home. Jason Martez White and Clarence Larry Harris, both 18-years-old were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail.