Video helps catch burglary suspect, which leads to drugs
By Ellis C. Cuevas
Jun 20, 2014, 23:43
Video surveillance led Waveland police to an alleged burglary suspect, who in turn led investigators to a cache of narcotics, police say.
On Monday, June 16, the Waveland Police Department, received a complaint of a burglary at S & B's Sports Bar and Grill on Sears Ave, Waveland Police Chief David Allen said in a statement issued Friday.
"Through investigation and evidence found on scene and video evidence, from another local business, later on Monday, officers arrested Bryan Thompson, 44 of Bay St. Louis, for burglary of a commercial building, uttering forgery, and attempted uttering forgery," Investigator Matt Sekinger, who is in charge of the case, said. "Thompson subsequently confessed to the crimes.
"During his arrest, Thompson was found to be in possession of a hotel room key," Sekinger said. "Investigators then proceeded to the Knights Inn in Bay St. Louis, where a consensual search of the room was performed. During their investigation, officers located a large amount of narcotics – at which point, Bay St. Louis Police Narcotics was notified."
The occupant of the room, Angela Nations of Lakeshore, was present during the investigation, Sekinger said.
"Subsequently, Nations was arrested for possession of a controlled substance: methamphetamine; simple possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia," Allen said. "The same charges were also placed on Thompson."
"I would like to point out that this is another fine example of our agencies working together to solve multiple offenses," Allen said. "Without the dedication and extra steps taken by all involved, this case may not have come to fruition."
Detective Sgt. James Burch is in charge of the case for Bay St. Louis.