Man, juvenile arrested following Greystone car break-in

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, July 7, 2016


HOOVER – A Hoover man and a 17-year-old female have been arrested in connection with a car break-in at a residence in Greystone.

Taylor Ray Kitchens, 20, was arrested and charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, possession of an altered firearm and license to carry pistol required.



The juvenile suspect was processed through the Shelby County juvenile system, according to a July 7 press release.

On July 6 at about 2 a.m., a homeowner on Milner’s Crest in Greystone observed “a white female suspect” breaking into his or her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. The suspect attempted to leave the area on foot after meeting up with a white male accomplice, the release read.

Law enforcement located the vehicle, and during a traffic stop, determined the suspects were connected to the Milner’s Crest car break-in.

Officers also found the suspects were in possession of two handguns, one of which was reported stolen from the same neighborhood the previous day, according to the release.

The serial number on one of the handguns had been altered.

The suspects were arrested and transported to the Hoover City Jail. More charges could follow.

Kitchens is being held on a $10,500 bond.

The Hoover Police Department issued a reminder to residents to always lock and secure their vehicles, hide or take items with them, not to leave items in plain view and to call the department to report suspicious or criminal activity.