UPDATE: Facebook photo, neighbor and numerous tips lead to quick arrest of theft suspect
UPDATE: A "vigilant" neighbor who posted a theft suspect's photo on Facebook helped Cleveland police nab a suspect accused of stealing tools and equipment from a nearby home's garage.
The attempted theft happened Sunday night, as a neighbor spotted two men loading up a truck with various items from a nearby home, according to Cleveland Police Department Sergeant Evie West.
The neighbor told the two men to unload the items from their truck; an air compressor, drill press, bottle jacks and a grinder.
West says that one man fled on foot and the second man got into the truck and left after the neighbor took a picture of the truck and one of the suspects. Further investigation by police revealed damage to a garage door that had been pried open.
Tips to the Cleveland PD poured in from calls and Facebook messages. Those tips resulted in the identification of Terry Crowder II.
CPD Detective Bill Parks was able to immediately located Crowder, who was wanted out of Bradley and Polk Counties.
He was placed in custody. In addition to Crowder’s outstanding warrants, he was also charged with Aggravated Burglary, Theft over $1000 and Vandalism under $1000, from the described incident.
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A neighbor approached the suspect and snapped a photo.
The suspect then left the scene.
If you know who this man is, call Det. Bill Parks at 559-3321. You can also send the department a confidential tip on Facebook.