While the rest of Brookhaven celebrated Independence Day, two Brookhaven police officers took away two alleged thieves’ freedom, police say.
Kenneth Tittle, 23, of Atlanta, and Geovorris Rowland, 27, of Decatur, were arrested July 4 on several charges such as entering auto and theft of articles from a vehicle, Officer Carlos Nino, a spokesman for Brookhaven Police, said.
Corporal J. Kissel conducted a business check at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1501 Lake Hearn Drive and saw a car with a shattered window, Nino said.
Kissel began searching the parking lot on foot, looking for additional damaged vehicles with Officer D. Snively, who had arrived to help. When Snively saw a vehicle leaving the parking lot, headed toward Ashford Dunwoody Road, he ran to his patrol car and conducted a traffic stop on the car before it reached the exit.
During a search of the car’s trunk, Snively found a firearm, which was reported stolen out of Clayton County, and several electronic devices.
All three theft victims who were staying in the hotel at the time identified articles that belonged to them inside of the vehicle driven by the arrested men.
Stolen items included two firearms, electronic devices and a set of spare keys to a victim’s vehicle. A total of seven vehicles were broken into during this incident.