Aberdeen police make arrests in area business break-ins

other_crime_alt1By Ray Van Dusen

Monroe Journal

ABERDEEN – Thanks to good intel, the Aberdeen Police Department arrested three suspects on breaking and entering charges stemming from a string of local businesses reporting break-ins during the past week.

Jerrod Lucas, 21; Travis Robinson, 26; and Lemuel Vasser, 20, all of Aberdeen, were charged. Additionally, Lucas was charged with simple assault.

Shell, Chevron, Sonic, Jr. Food Mart and Wendy’s have all reported breaking and entering cases a couple of weeks ago, according to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle.

Randle said these subjects have prior charges with the APD, which spawned a sidebar on repeat offenders.

“We put them in jail, but they get out on bonds,” Randle said. “While they await court, they’re back out there. Within the three months to go to circuit court, they may do twice as much as they did before. We’re asking for your help, but to criticize someone for the job they do is unfair.”