By Marg & Izzy
Maybe he should have stolen the pick axe too…
Authorities in Metairie, Louisiana were able to track down 43 year old Scott Rodrigue, after he broke into a pharmacy and stole drugs. Rodrigue used a newly purchased pick axe from a nearby hardware store to break into the pharmacy, but he left it behind. The pick axe still had the price tag from the store on it, indicating where it had been bought. A review of the store’s video camera showed Rodrigue as the purchaser, and the pharmacy surveillance video also showed someone identical to Rodrigue as the one committing the burglary. Drugs from the pharmacy were found after a search of his home. Rodrigue was charged with burglary and drug possession.
Would you like a receipt with that?
Eric Danbar and Greg Vosper of Moore Township, Pa had plans to burglarize a vacant home in the township, but they decided to stop at a McDonald’s restaurant first to get something to eat. They broke a window at the home but triggered an active alarm and fled.
When police arrived they found a receipt from the restaurant that was only an hour old. A review of the McDonald’s video surveillance camera, showed a rusty White Dodge pickup truck at the drive up window, for the time and date stamped on the receipt.
Police traced the license plate to Danbar and when they arrived at his home they found Vosper unloading items from the truck. Vosper, who had an outstanding warrant from a nearby town, was taken into custody.
He told authorities that he and Danbar planned on burglarizing the home, but took off after the alarm sounded. Vosper said a window at the home came down on top of him and shattered. Vosper said the break-in attempt, which targeted a home that had a sale sign posted was his first.
Police later found Danbar, and he was arrested and arraigned on charges of burglary, conspiracy, trespassing and loitering or prowling at night. Court records indicate Vosper faces the same charges.
Breaking and entering 101: Don’t leave personal documents behind after you break into a car
Investigators with the Jackson County Criminal Investigations Division arrested Jason Matthew Wall and charged him with auto burglary according to Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff Mike Byrd.
The charge stems from a vehicle burglary in Jackson County in which Wall, 28, of Eight Mile, Alabama, left behind identifying documents belonging to him, inside the vehicle that was burglarized.
A reward card that takes away your freedom
Raymond Carroll Rollins, Jr. of St Martin, Mississippi was arrested and charged with burglary after he had jimmied the door of his neighbors home with his casino rewards card. Rollins was unable to open the door, so he then broke a window, and entered the home. Rollins also broke into a shed on the property and stole several items, before leaving.
When deputies and investigators arrived at the scene, they found Rollins had gone, but they found that his IP Rewards Card with his name on it, still wedged in the door, underneath the lock.
Rollins was arrested at his home.
“Investigators discovered all the property stolen from the burglary hidden in the bushes Rollin’s residence,” Byrd said. “The property was returned to the owner.”
Rollins faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
I want to clean your house so badly I’ll break into it
Susan Warren of Elyria, Ohio was sentenced to one year probation and 20 hours of community service after being convicted of attempted burglary. Police were able to track her down because she left her name and phone number and even wanted to be paid for being there.
Warren 53-years-old broke into a home in Westlake, Ohio washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, dusted and vacuumed, then left a bill in the form of a note , written on a napkin; “$75 I was here to clean,” in addition to her name and number.
The homeowner, Sherry Bush, thinking that Warren had come to the wrong house, called her to straighten things out.
“I said, ‘What happened, did you get the wrong house?’ She said, ‘No, I do this all the time.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ She said, ‘I just stop and clean your house.’”
While on probation, Warren was arrested again, several months later, this time for shoveling people’s sidewalks, without authorization, then demanding to be paid for her work.
Returning to the scene of the hearing
George County Mississippi arrested a 45 year old man, March 13 on four outstanding warrants for contempt of court for failure to appear.
But where did they find him?
Byron Heath Jones, a suspect known to have outstanding warrants, was sitting right in the audience in the George County courtroom watching the other justice court proceedings.
He wouldn’t appear for his own hearing, but decided to take in the other hearings.
Jones was transported to George Regional Jail, where he will remain until his outstanding fines of $3,000 are paid in full.