Arrests made in entering auto cases

Published 10:24 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bainbridge Public Safety made two arrests in relation to a string of recent entering autos.
According to Bainbridge Public Safety Investigator Chip Nix, around 10 p.m. Thursday night, an officer was patrolling a neighborhood near Bainbridge Middle School when he noticed an interior light burning inside of a parked vehicle. He determined that the vehicle had been rummaged through, and proceeded to notify the vehicle’s owner. Due to prior “Entering Auto” incidents in the area, officers began canvassing the neighborhood looking for other vehicles that may have been entered.
Two suspicious persons were spotted walking in the area of the incidents and were stopped by Public Safety officers for questioning. Several items were found on both individuals matching the descriptions of items missing from various vehicles in the area. After questioning, Akeem Darrell Miller, aged 17 of Bainbridge, and a 16-year-old juvenile were both arrested and charged with four counts of Entering Autos (felonies) and one count of Loitering and Prowling.
Items taken from vehicles were found stashed in the yards of several neighborhood homes, or were in the possession of the arrested individuals. All recovered items are being returned to their owners.
Vehicles were parked at residences located along Pecan Drive, Woodland Drive, Morningside Drive and Stewart Avenue.

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