1 arrested on theft charge; investigation continues

1 arrested on theft charge; investigation continues

Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:07 pm

A local man has been charged in connection with one of the many weekend burglaries reported by Union City police.
James Ty Alexander, 37, of 509 Nash St., Apt. 25, Union City, was arrested at 9 a.m. Monday and charged with burglary and theft, according to a Union City Police Department report.
He was interviewed Mon-day by police investigators after being picked up on a warrant by patrol officers.
The burglary and theft charges stem from an incident in which a Garmin Nuvi GPS was allegedly taken from James Dylan Bondurant’s vehicle on South Miles Avenue in Union City. Bondurant reported to police about 3:25 a.m. Saturday that the device was missing but had been there when he parked the truck in the driveway earlier.
Police also reported Monday that Alexander had been stopped walking at Hillcrest and Bishop streets in Union City about 3:10 a.m. Saturday. Upon searching him for weapons, officers found a number of items in his pocket, including two GPS devices with car chargers, a window suction mount, a couple of restaurant gift cards and a couple of knives. The items were logged into evidence and he was released before one of the GPS devices could be confirmed as stolen, according to a police report.
Union City police are continuing to investigate a number of weekend burglaries and thefts involving both businesses and personal vehicles. Anyone who has information can report tips anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS (885-8477), which could earn rewards for tips that solve cases.

Published in The Messenger 1.11.11

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