Troy police arrest 2 suspects

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 6, 2001

Officers with the Troy Police Department took a Midway man and a Troy juvenile into custody Wednesday and charged them in two separate incidents.

Alronza Turner, 20, was arrested after a warrant for his arrest was issued in connection with a burglary reported on Oct. 24 in Troy, Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage said.

Turner allegedly entered a residence in the area of First Avenue and took property belonging to the owner. Reports indicate the items reported stolen were firearms, a coin collection, jewelry, a credit card and an ATM card.

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Troy police have recovered some of the stolen property and continue to investigate the incident in an attempt to recover more of the property, Everage said.

Detectives are following up on leads in the case and indicate more arrests may be made in connection with the burglary.

Turner is in the Pike County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

In an unrelated case, a petition was signed on a Troy teenager in connection with the possession of a forged instrument (check), which allegedly occurred on Nov. 23 at a Troy business. The check is believed to have been stolen from a Troy residence.

Like the burglary, the forgery case is still under investigation and more petitions may be signed, Everage said.

Everage said Troy citizens should be particularly cautious this time of the year.

The holiday season is always a special time of the year.

It is also a time when people become very busy and careless, trying to make those last-minute purchases for Christmas, " Everage said.

He said the hustle and bustle makes this "a time when people become very vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime" and advises people can never be "too careful, too prepared or too aware."

The police department plans to share more holiday safety tips in the coming days.