3 charged with burglary
Published 7:43 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Public Safety officers have arrested three people in conjunction with a string of burglaries reported at a vacant house in eastern Bainbridge.
During recent weeks, several burglaries were reported at a home off Ashton Way that no one was living in, but still had property inside, BPS Investigator Mark Esquivel said Tuesday.
Between the time the first burglary was reported on Jan. 28 and the last break-in at the home early Monday morning, the suspects took an assortment of items — including jewelry, guns, housewares, china and tools, Esquivel said.
After the owners kept reporting the burglaries, BPS investigators did their homework and identified two main suspects: 55-year-old William Harris Ezell and 31-year-old David Chad Ezell.
On Monday afternoon, BPS investigators Esquivel, Chris Jordan, Ryan Deen, Anthony Stubbs and Frank Green, as well as Capt. Chip Nix of the Sheriff’s Office, went to the Ezells’ residence at 307 Charles St., which runs parallel to Bruton Street in downtown Bainbridge.
The officers confronted the Ezells with the burglaries and placed both father and son under arrest. They are charged with two counts of burglary, although investigators believe the home was broken into three or more times in all. BPS also arrested 36-year-old Kay Elizabeth Kent, also of 307 Charles St., and charged her with one count of burglary.
Kent is accused of dropping off the Ezells at the Ashton Way residence before one of the alleged burglaries, according to Esquivel.
Juvenile charged with burglary
A 16-year-old Bainbridge boy was arrested Monday and charged with taking electronics and other items from a west Bainbridge residence.
The burglary was reported Jan. 21 at a home on Talmadge Drive, located off Lake Drive in west Bainbridge, BPS Investigator Chris Jordan said.
Someone broke through one of the home’s windows and stole a 32-inch television, a DVD player, a video game console, video games, DVDs and other items, according to Jordan.
Jordan searched for clues and later identified a 16-year-old male, who is not named because he is a juvenile, as the suspect. Jordan said he arrested the teen on Monday.