TUPELO – Three arrests may close at least two months worth of burglary cases.
Last week Tupelo police charged Jeremy Martin, 17, of Tupelo and Anthony Pastis, 18, of Saltillo with multiple counts of burglary, according to Capt. Bart Aguirre.
Also arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods was 32-year-old Tommy Williams. Aguirre said the arrests were a result of two months of police work and tips.
At least five residential burglaries on Joyner Avenue, Lakeshire Drive, Rogers Lane, Country Wood Cove and Cotton Wood are expected to be cleared up due to the arrests. Also, an automobile burglary at the Furniture Market is being linked to the two suspects.
Flat-screen televisions, laptops, guns, iPods and several other items from the burglaries have been recovered. Aguirre said even though the city has been hit hard by automobile, commercial and residential burglaries this year, some key arrests over the past three months have helped solve a good number of them. Last month police arrested Gregory Moore, 33, and charged him with 15 commercial burglaries.
“We have been working very hard to get some of these burglaries solved,” said Aguirre. “There have been a lot of them this year, but we have been making a lot of progress as far as charging people with them. The thing about burglaries is that once we make an arrest there is a good chance that more than one will be solved.”
Aguirre said more arrests are expected to come from the arrests of Martin and Pastis.
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