Pelham man linked to multiple thefts throughout city

PELHAM – A Pelham man was recently released from Shelby County Jail after being charged with several counts of receiving stolen property.


The Pelham Police Department arrested Alejandro Medrano-Arroyo, a 31-year-old who lists an address on Stonehaven Drive, on Saturday, June 17, and charged him with seven counts of third-degree receiving stolen property, four counts of fourth-degree receiving stolen property and second-degree receiving stolen property.

According to reports from the Pelham Police Deparmtent, on June 8 officers witnessed Medrano-Arroyo allegedly stealing a $1,600 John Deer Zero Turn mower in the 900 block of Ryecroft Road, in the Crosscreek community.

When officers searched Medrano-Arroyo’s home, they found items connecting him to more than one dozen thefts dating back to May 2016, according to police reports. Investigators determined the items were taken from the Stonehaven, Green Park and Crosscreek communities. The department is in the process of trying to return the stolen items to their rightful owners.

Medrano-Arroyo was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $47,000 on the same day he was arrested, Saturday, June 17.

Receiving stolen property is a Class C felony that is punishable upon conviction by one to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

Anyone with items stolen should contact Detective Jason Vandiver at 205-620-6474.