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10/06/2009

Sharp County Sheriff's Office Solves Multiple Burglaries

David A. Hightower

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2009 ASH FLAT POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A LOCAL STRIP MALL KNOWN AS REMINGTON PLAZA TO TAKE REPORTS OF BURGLARIES TO THE BUSINESSES AT THAT LOCATION. ON OCTOBER 6TH, 2009, MEACHAM'S RESTUARANT REPORTED THAT THEY HAD BEEN BURGLARIZED DURING THE NIGHT. BECAUSE OF THE RECENT BURGLARIES IN THE AREA, THE OWNER OF JACKSON'S AUTO PARTS IN ASH FLAT INSTALLED A VIDEO SURVEILANCE SYSTEM IN HIS BUSINESS IN HOPES THAT IF HIS BUSINESS WAS BROKEN INTO HE WOULD HAVE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT. MR. HIMSCHOOT REVIEWED THE VIDEO AND FOUND THAT A MALE SUBJECT HAD FORCED ENTRY INTO HIS BUSINESS AT 12:20 A.M. BUT RETREATED WHEN HE ACTIVATED AN ALARM. THE VIDEO WAS VIEWED BY DETECTIVES ALONG WITH CHIEF ROSE OF HARDY AND CHIEF WILES OF ASH FLAT. AT THAT TIME A TENATIVE IDENTIFICATION WAS MADE OF THE SUBJECT SEEN IN THE VIDEO AS BEING DAVID A. HIGHTOWER. A CHECK WAS MADE AND FOUND THAT MR. HIGHTOWER HAD AN OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANT FOR BURGLARY. DETECTIVES LEARNED THAT MR. HIGHTOWER WAS STAYING AT RICHWOOD APARTMENTS IN ASH FLAT. DURING THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION IT WAS ALSO LEARNED THAT JENI B'S RESTAURANT HAD ALSO BEEN BURGLARIZED DURING THAT NIGHT. DETECTIVES WENT TO APARTMENT #19 AT RICHWOOD APARTMENTS, LOCATED AND ARRESTED DAVID A. HIGHTOWER FOR THE OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS. DURING MR. HIGHTOWER'S ARREST, SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE AND SYRINGES WERE FOUND IN HIS FRONT POCKET. THE SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE WAS FIELD TESTED AN SHOWED A POSITIVE PRESUMTIVE TEST FOR BEING METHAMPHETAMINE. AFTER ARRESTING MR. HIGHTOWER, MR. HIGHTOWER ADMITTED TO COMMITING ALL OF THE BURGLARIES AT REMINGTON PLAZA. HE ALSO ADMITTED TO BREAKING INTO MEACHAM'S, JACKSON'S AUTO PARTS, AND JENI B'S. SHARP COUNTY DETECTIVES, AND ASSISTED IN RECOVERING MOST OF THE PROPERTY STOLEN IN THESE BURGLARIES. IN ALL, ELEVEN BURGLARIES WERE COMMITTED BY MR. HIGHTOWER WITH MOST OF THE PROPERTY RECOVERED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FLAT SCREEN TELEVISION, TWO LAPTOP COMPUTERS, FOUR DIGITAL CAMERAS. AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATION MR. HIGHTOWER ALSO CONFESSED TO BURGLARIZING THE LAKEVIEW DINNER IN CHEROKEE VILLAGE.

 
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