Two charged with string of thefts
ALABASTER – Two men were taken into custody by the Alabaster Police Department on Thursday, June 21, following a string recent of thefts and break-ins in the city.
Tovoris Jamal Jackson, 33, who lists an address on Savannah Lane in Calera, and Aaron Scott Price, 37, who lists an address on Fran Drive in Alabaster, were both arrested by the APD.
Jackson and Price were charged with one count of theft of property in the second degree, one count of burglary in the third degree, three counts of theft of property in the fourth degree and one count of unlawfully breaking and entering a vehicle.
According to a press release from the APD, both suspects were arrested in connection with incidents that took place on Sunset Trail and Forest Parkway in Alabaster.
Court documents allege that Jackson and Price broke into an enclosed van belonging to a local landscaping company and also stole $1,600 worth of landscaping equipment on June 19.
Jackson and Price also allegedly stole a $300 pressure washer, a $200 weed eater and a $497 pressure washer from multiple victims on June 21.
Both suspects’ third-degree burglary charges stem from different incidents. Jackson allegedly broke into a dwelling on June 21, and Price allegedly broke into a building on June 6.
On the day of both suspects’ arrests, the APD received a report about a “suspicious” green Honda Accord in the Sterling Gate area. Officers responded to the report and discovered Jackson and Price inside the vehicle.
APD detective Paul Johnson said the arrests came as the result of cooperation and vigilance from the community.
“We depend on the citizens of Alabaster to be the eyes and ears of our department,” Johnson said. “Today was a great example of a citizen recognizing a problem and notifying us.”
Second degree theft of property, third degree burglary and unlawfully breaking and entering a vehicle are all Class C felonies. If convicted, Jackson and Price could each face up to a decade in prison.
Both suspects are currently being held at the Shelby County Jail, and their cases have been assigned to Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson.
The APD stated that this case is currently still under investigation, and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Alabaster Criminal Investigations Division at 664-6850.