VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Two Valdosta residents remained behind bars in Lowndes County Tuesday morning after being arrested early Monday morning, charged with burglarizing three vehicles at two Valdosta hotels.
Police were able to locate the suspects after a citizen called police and gave them a description of the suspects' vehicle. "Officers arrived in the area, they were able to spot that vehicle and make a traffic stop on the vehicle," explained Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk. "[Investigators] found out that three different locations had vehicles broken in to and the property was recovered from inside the vehicle."
VPD released this statement Tuesday morning:
On September 22, 2014 at approximately 1:42 am, Officers with the Valdosta Police Department (VPD) responded to the Country Inn and Suites, 1308 N. St. Augustine Road, in reference to suspicious activity. A concerned citizen observed two males looking into cars in the parking lot.
The two males were seen leaving in a gold, Toyota Avalon, which was spotted by a VPD Officer who conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1300 block of N. St. Augustine Road. The driver was identified as Harry Green and the passenger was identified as Nathaniel Ware. Officers located two vehicles, one at the Country Inn and Suites and one at the Hampton Inn, #2 Meeting Place, that had been broken into.
Property from both vehicles was located inside the Avalon and later returned to the owners.
Other property inside the vehicle was found to have come from a vehicle at the La Quinta Inn, 1800 Clubhouse Drive. Both Green and Ware were arrested without incident and transported to the Lowndes County Jail. Green is being charged with three counts of Theft by Entering Auto. Ware is being charged with three counts of Theft by Entering Auto and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer for initially giving a false name. Ware also had an active Probation Violation Warrant.
Chief Brian Childress said, "We would like to thank the concerned citizen who called and I want to say how proud I am of all the officers involved, who worked together as a team during the investigation. Their actions led to the arrests of the offenders and the recovery of the stolen property."
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.