Six arrested in local burglary ring

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 31, 2000

Staff Writer

Aug. 30, 2000 10 PM

The Troy Police Department has broken up a burglary ring, officials say, thanks to a tip from a concerned and alert citizen.

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Tuesday night, detectives spent time questioning several individuals and, on Wednesday charged six with crimes related to 11 burglaries that occurred over a two-day period.

The burglaries reported Monday and Tuesday occurred at Sunset Mountain, Forest Acres and Dozier Mobile Home parks, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the police department.

In addition to two 17-year-old juveniles from Troy, Tarvarus T. King, 18, Adrian Moultry, 18, Chris Maddox, 18, and Titus Mario Williams, 18, all of Troy, were charged. The six individuals have been charged on different counts. Some have been charged with burglary, first degree, some with burglary, third degree and some with receiving stolen property.

The juveniles have been transferred to a juvenile detention facility and the adults are being held in the Troy City Jail.

Scarbrough said those charged with burglary, third degree, allegedly stole firearms.

In addition to firearms, other items that have been recovered include: televisions, VCRs, DVD players, compact disc players, sound mixers, microwave ovens, clothing, money, jewelry, electronic games, telephones (cordless and cellular), video tapes and games, ammunition, credit cards and food items, said, Capt. Lewis Fannin.

Fannin said the property was recovered from several locations.

What led to the capture of the alleged burglars was citizen awareness.

The police department received a citizen’s tip on a suspect vehicle that may have been involved in one of the burglaries on Monday.

When officers responded, they made a traffic stop and the driver fled into a wooded area at Whispering Woods Trailer Park, but was later apprehended.

"These arrests are the result of having the community aide the police department," said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

He said he believes "we’ll see a decrease in these type cases with these arrests."

Scarbrough said more arrests are possible as detectives continue to investigate the burglaries. The TPD was assisted by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.