An Alabama teen was being held in the Chambers County, Ala., Jail after he allegedly admitted to breaking into two West Point businesses.
According to West Point police, officers were patrolling Third Avenue on Jan. 14 and discovered that someone had broken into Studio on Third Avenue and High Five Graphics through a second-level back window.
The businesses’ owners said that there were several electronic items missing from the businesses. After an investigation, police arrested Justice Demetrius Booker, 17, of Lanett, Ala., as a suspect in the burglaries.
In an interview with police on Jan. 23, Booker allegedly admitted to breaking into the businesses, taking several electronics and spray painting graffiti in the business while committing the burglary. Booker was charged with one count of burglary and was being held a Chambers County Jail pending extradition.
Police still were investigating and said more suspects may be involved.
West Point Police Chief Jeff Cato thanked the patrol officers and the Lanett Police Department for assistance in the case, and asked anyone with information on burglaries or any illegal activity in the city to call investigators at 706-645-3551 or Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 334-756-8200.
•A woman in the 500 block of Whitesville Street said that someone stole a 47-inch LG flat-screen TV valued at $650 and a 32-inch LG flat-screen TV valued at $400 from her residence. The burglar apparently kicked in the back door, causing $400 damage.
•A woman in the 100 block of Weathers Drive said that someone stole a kitchen stove, microwave and light fixture from the residence. The value of the merchandise was undetermined.
•The property owner of a residence in the 200 block of Hearthstone Drive said that someone kicked in a door, causing $150 damage.
•A man said that someone spent $31,997 from his BB&T bank account while was incarcerated from Nov. 2011 to Dec. 2012.