Suspected burglar caught trying to hide stolen items
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A Valdosta man was behind bars Thursday after being arrested Tuesday in a joint effort between Valdosta Police and VSU Police and accused of burglarizing a home.
Valdosta Police Department Lt. Aaron Kirk said 18 year-old Drevon Jones was arrested shortly before midnight Tuesday night near the fine arts building on the VSU campus with some of the stolen property.
"VSU Police Department actually located the person matching the description on campus," Lt. Kirk explained. "A digital camera, laptop computer, and Xbox game system, several games, and some other items were stolen."
Jones is a student at VSU.
The following is a press release from VPD regarding the incident:
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at approximately 11:26 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the area of Brookwood Circle near Drexel Park in reference to a suspicious African American male who was reportedly in the middle of the road looking through a back pack and then seen placing a laptop in some bushes.
Officers responded to the area and as they were speaking to the complainants, were approached by the residents of 1503 Slater Street who indicated that they had just arrived home, found their rear door open, and several items missing, including a back pack, laptop computer, Xbox game console, Xbox games, and a digital camera.
The VSU Police had also responded to the area to assist in locating the suspect. A short time later the VSU Police reported that they had detained someone matching the description in the area of the Fine Art Building on campus.
The suspect had some of the stolen property on his person and some of the property was found nearby. The suspect, identified as Drevon Jones, was positively identified as the person seen in the roadway on Brookwood Circle.
Jones was also found to be in possession of approximately 9.25 grams of marijuana. Jones was arrested and is being charged with Burglary and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
He was transported to the Lowndes County Jail. The property was positively identified by the victims and returned to them.
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.