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TPD arrests three, investigates further

Managing Editor

Jan. 4, 2000 10 PM

Several recent burglaries have resulted in three arrests by the Troy Police Department.

Demion Antonio Dixon, 20, has been charged with third degree burglary for breaking into the Beeline convenience store on Brundidge Street on Jan. 2. Also arrested for an unrelated crime are Jonathan Scott, 23, of Troy and Robert Earl Brundidge Jr., 22, also of Troy. Both are charged with third degree burglary on a warrant relating to a Dec. 27 residential burglary on Montgomery Street.

Dixon’s arrest came when an officer responded to an alarm triggered by a motion detector at the Beeline store around 2 a.m. on Jan. 2. The third-shift patrol officer responding to the alarm discovered Dixon inside the store and apprehended him.

"A quick response and an alert officer led to this arrest," said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the Troy Police Department. "This was a situation where the suspect was literally caught in the act."

The officer, upon arrival, discovered that the front glass of the store had been broken so the suspect could gain entry.

Dixon was charged with third degree burglary in the incident.

Scott and Brundidge were arrested on a warrant served from an incident that was reported on Montgomery Street. The alleged crime is still under investigation as officers seek to locate stolen property to be returned to the occupant of the residence.

Police are still working other burglaries in the area, including the theft of computers from two businesses on Shellhorn Highway.

Stone Containers and Sellers, Inc., both on Shellhorn Highway, reported burglaries on Jan. 2.

The incident at Stone Containers allegedly occurred on Jan. 1 or 2, while the incident at Sellers was alleged to have occurred between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2.

Office machinery and computers were taken from Sellers, while computers and a copier were taken from Stone Containers.

Police are seeking leads in the case, and say that anyone with information can give the police department an anonymous tip through TPD’s Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.

"We would appreciate any assistance we could get from members of the community," said Police Chief Anthony Everage. "This is a case that we are working, and we would appreciate any help we could get. Anyone who wants to give us information may do so without fear of being identified through the Secret Witness Line."

Other burglaries were reported on Jan. 3 and 4 at Golden Sands Trailer Park on Highway 231. In both cases, residences were allegedly broken into and were burglarized, with various items including appliances being taken.

Police are investigating these incidents as well.

"There has been a lot of activity out there," said Scarbrough. "We want to encourage people to lock their homes and take the necessary precautions to ensure that they can keep their homes as safe as possible."

Scarbrough also encouraged anyone with information to notify the police at 566-0500 or through the anonymous line at 566-5555.

"We want to be able to close these cases and any help from the community would be beneficial," he said.