Two Crothersville men were arrested last Tuesday, July 7, in connection with a pair of early Monday morning break-ins at the USA Falcon Shell Station south of town.
Charged with burglary and theft following the incident were Timothy C. Mitchell, 20, of 218 N. Armstrong Lot 4 and Randall K. Glover, 25, of 218 N. Armstrong Lot 9.
According to Chief of Police Vurlin McIntosh, a break-in was recorded at 1:22 a.m. on Monday, July 6, according to surveillance tapes at the business. McIntosh said Glover is believed to be the perpetrator who was recorded removing merchandise from the business. The chief said Glover then got Mitchell and returned to the business at 3:22 a.m. to remove more merchandise.
The pair, along with Heather N. Bailey, 24, were arrested at Bailey’s 405 East Main Street Rear mobile home.
McIntosh said that a confidential informant purchased drugs at the Bailey residence which resulted in the police obtaining a search warrant. Later in the day, McIntosh said the informant also purchased cigarettes allegedly stolen in the Shell break-in.
“When we served the warrant at 10:30 p.m. we uncovered drugs and some of the merchandise taken in the Shell station burglary,” said McIntosh. Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.
Taken in the break-ins were 58 cartons of cigarettes, and about $800 in cash and change, police said.
McIntosh said he expects Mitchell and Glover to be connected with earlier break-ins at J-Cam Auto and Jolly Gibson Antiques in Crothersville.
Bailey was charged with dealing drugs within 1,000 feet of school, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.