MOULTRIE -- A burglar broke into a storage shed at the R.D. Smith Youth Community Center, but he was scared away by an alarm when he tried to break into a nearby church.

Tika Dawson reported the incident to police after an alarm was activated at Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church on Eighth Street Northwest. Dawson saw the unknown person running away from the church, and provided police with a description.

He is described as a black male with a light complexion, 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds, reports said. He was last seen wearing all black clothing with white tennis shoes and gloves and carrying a black backpack.

Reports said a door to the church was damaged when the man kicked the door knob and dead-bolt through the door jam. However, the alarm scared the male away. Damage to the door was estimated at $200. Nothing was reported missing from the church.

A storage shed at the R.D. Smith Youth Community Center on Fifth Avenue Northwest, located across from the church, was also entered, reports said. The sliding bolt lock was broken off the shed, and damage to it was estimated at $50. It was unknown at the time of the report if anything was taken from the shed.

Police believe the two incidents are directly related, reports said.



Other Incidents

Willie McFadden reported an unknown person broke a window at Adams Motor Company on First Avenue Southeast and stole a Black and Decker screw gun, a Snap-On fuel pressure gauge kit with case, an Emerson radio/CD player, a CD, a GM factory AM/FM cassette player, a Ford factory CD player, a JVC CD player with faceplate, two die-cast cars and two Kenowa jump starters with air compressor between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:47 a.m. Thursday. Damage and the total value of the stolen items were $2,820.

Edward Kimbrall reported an unknown person broke the driver's side window of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup being worked on at Kimbrall Service Center on South Main Street and stole a CD player between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Damage to the car and the value of the stolen CD player were $200.

Moshe Kenney of Indian Lake Drive reported an unknown person stole a Ruger 10-22 .22-caliber rifle from her husband's Ford F-150 Thursday. The value of the stolen rifle was approximately $200.

Bryan Clark reported an unknown person stole an 18-gauge Porter cable nail gun, a 12-gauge Porter cable nail gun, a 16-gauge Stanley Bostich nail gun, two Dewalt sanders, a Senco air compressor, a Dewalt job radio, a Hitachi 1/4" crown stapler, a Paslode 1-square-foot finish nailer and a Super Roofer roof stapler from a home being built by Thornridge Capitol Holders on Thornridge Drive between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. The total value of the stolen tools was $1,932.



Arrests

A 15-year-old boy was charged Thursday with possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

A 9-year-old boy was charged Thursday with burglary. Police tried to contact a 12-year-old boy in connection with the burglary but were unsuccessful.

Alexander Clifford Barge, 34, of 101 10th St. N.W., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct (family violence).

Kathy Aldridge, 44, of 404 Third St. N.W., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

Enodio Resendiz Jr., 30, of 106 Highland Ave. in Shelbyville, Tenn., was charged Thursday with speeding and driving without a license.

Dallas Kenneth Bailey Jr., 43, of 8208 Old Valdosta Road in Hahira, was charged Thursday with theft by deception.

Thomas H. Shirah, 35, of 3636 Kuida Ave. in Columbus, was charged Thursday with three counts of contempt of court and bail jumping.

Willie Charles Godfrey, of 703 Second Ave. N.W., was charged Thursday with criminal trespass.

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