Cornelius Police Arrest Suspect in Multiple Break-Ins
CORNELIUS, NC -- Police have arrested a man they believe is responsibile for multiple break-ins. According to authorities, John Stamey was found in a woman's garage on October 4, and left aftershe confronted him.
The resident contacted the Cornelius Police Department when she noticed her purse and cell phone were missing.
At that time, police received multiple calls from other residents to report car break-ins in the area.
Officers, with the help of the Mooresville Police Department K-9 unit and officers from the Huntersville and Davidson Police Departments, set up a perimeter in the area to search for Stamey. The search was unsuccessful.
Police discovered property belonging to other break-in victims, while they searched the vehicle.
John Stamey has been charged with 17 counts of Felony - 9 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, 4 counts of Larceny from Motor Vechile, 2 counts of 1st Degree Burglary, 1 count of Larceny of Motor Vehicle, and 1 count of Possession of Stolen Vehicle.
Stamey is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cornelius Police Detectives at (704)892-7773 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at (704)896-STOP (7867).
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