Police identify suspects in burglary, crash
By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor
Two Fort Lauderdale, Fla., men are being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling several million dollars after they were charged with fleeing police and breaking into vehicles in Pelham.
Pelham police arrested Bobby Hanna Jr. and Oscar Badger on Nov. 14 and charged them with several counts related to a Nov. 14 incident in the city.
Hanna faces charges of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, second-degree theft of property and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling more than $2.5 million.
Badger has been charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, second-degree theft of property, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and third-degree assault. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling more than $3.7 million.
On the morning of Nov. 14, Pelham police responded to a report of an unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle incident in the parking lot of a business in the 2900 block of U.S. 31.
Shortly after arriving on the scene, officers located the suspects’ vehicle and attempted to stop it, according to Pelham police.
“The vehicle attempted to elude officers, and eventually was involved in a crash at the intersection of Alabama 119 and Interstate 65,” read a police department press release, noting the two people were treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash.
According to Pelham police, the two men also are suspects in “numerous other theft, fraud and breaking and entering cases in the Birmingham metro area.”
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