5 arrested in series of burglaries at Augusta business

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:46 AM
Last updated 5:35 PM
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Five people were arrested Monday in connection with a series of burglaries at Tomberlin Automotive Group during the past week. More arrests were made Tuesday.

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Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Sean Cochran said the business at 1831 Old Savannah Road was burglarized at least three times between April 10 and Sunday. In each of the incidents, ATVs and scooters were stolen. Other scooters and ATVs were driven around the parking lot, causing damage and then wrecked on the property, Cochran said.

Five ATVs, six scooters and one UTV – totaling more than $12,000 – were reported stolen.

Investigators found three of the stolen items Monday in Cherry Tree Crossing public housing complex. Another was abandoned nearby.

Dwayne Mutombo, 20; Byron Harris, 19; and a 15-year-old were charged with burglary. Edward Maloyd, 24, and Roderica Williams, 39, were charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

The names of those arrested Tuesday have not been released yet.

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Frank I
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Frank I 04/17/12 - 01:38 pm
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If they're residents of

If they're residents of Cherry Tree they should be put out on the street. I think in addition to the new urinalysis law they should enact something to that effect. If you live in government assisted housing (be it someplace like Cherry Tree or section 8 housing) and you're convicted of a crime you should be summarily evicted from said housing.

sassylassie
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sassylassie 04/17/12 - 02:15 pm
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Amen to that, Frank! Why are

Amen to that, Frank!
Why are our tax dollars supporting living space for criminals outside of jail?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/17/12 - 04:43 pm
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A better question is "Why are

A better question is "Why are our tax dollars used to provide anybody housing?" If these people would use the energy it took to go steal these things and destroy property to go look for a job and go to work they could pay for their own housing. One of the first government programs that needs to be cut off cold is Section 8.

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Patty-P 04/18/12 - 08:11 am
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At least they were arrested.

At least they were arrested. Now let's see what the justice system does with them.

Frank I
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Frank I 04/18/12 - 09:53 am
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I don't have high hopes

I don't have high hopes Patty..

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/18/12 - 09:59 am
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Mo' free stuff.....
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Mo' free stuff.....

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/19/12 - 04:19 pm
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soapy, you are not fully
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soapy, you are not fully informed, the civil war was not fought to end slavery. the civil war was fought to preserve the union. cherry tree xrossing ...not surprised at all, it's time augusta gets out of the public housing business and in conjuction with the state eliminate welfare as we know it

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