Man faces 33 charges in string of vehicle burglaries
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 28-year-old Birmingham man is facing 33 charges – most of them felonies – after he was charged with a string of vehicle break-ins in Alabaster and Pelham on April 14.
Police arrested Quantrey Kentrell Bryant, who lists an address on Eighth Street Thomas in Birmingham, on April 14 and charged him with multiple 2014 vehicle break-ins.
According to court records, the break-ins happened between March 21, 2014, and May 9, 2014, in locations throughout Pelham and Alabaster.
Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer said his department issued arrest warrants for Bryant after the break-ins were reported in 2014, and said another law enforcement agency located and arrested the suspect.
As of April 15, Bryant was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $463,000, and was facing five felony counts of first-degree criminal mischief, one misdemeanor count of third-degree criminal mischief, nine felony counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, two felony counts of first-degree theft of property, five felony counts of second-degree theft of property, two misdemeanor counts of third-degree theft of property and nine felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.
Alabaster police brought six of the fraudulent use of a credit or debit card charges, two of the second-degree theft of property charges, five of the unlawful breaking and entering charges, all of the first-degree and third-degree criminal mischief charges and one of the first-degree theft of property charges against Bryant.
During the string of break-ins, Bryant allegedly caused at least $12,500 worth of damages to several vehicles, and allegedly broke into at least nine vehicles.
Palmer said several of the vehicles burglarized during the incidents were unlocked, and had valuables lying in plain sight.
“One of the things I tell people is ‘Please quit leaving valuables in plain sight, and please keep your doors locked,’” Palmer said. “We are making it real easy for them to steal these things.”
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