Dorsey teen charged with storage building burglaries

Crime News

By ADAM ARMOUR
News Coordinator

Police have arrested a Dorsey teen in connection with a string of storage building burglaries throughout Fulton.

On Jan. 7, investigators with the Fulton Police Department arrested Jose L. Garcia Jr., 19, of Dorsey and charged him with seven counts of burglary of a commercial building.

Investigators say Garcia was arrested after his image was captured on surveillance footage.

Garcia is currently being held in Itawamba County Jail on a $15,000 bond issued by Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Harold Holcomb.

The burglaries occurred over a three-week period in January and February. The storage lockers included those at U-Lock It Storage, Charlie’s Storage on Access Road, and Fulton Mini Storage. According to police, a variety of items were stolen from the storage buildings, including clothing, tools, yard maintenance equipment, toys and household items like electric heaters.

Fulton Police Department officials say they have recovered many of the items taken and are currently in the process of reuniting victims and their property.

If he’s convicted, Garcia faces up to seven years incarceration and up to a $10,000 fine per charge.

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About Adam Armour

Adam Armour has been writing and taking photographs for "The Itawamba County Times" since 2005. His words and pictures have earned 18 Mississippi Press Association Awards, including several "Best of" category recognitions. He has written and independently published one novel and is currently working on a second.

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