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March 12, 2013

Valdosta police make burglary arrests

VALDOSTA — On March 12, 2013 at approximately 0140 hours, while on patrol an officer with the Valdosta Police Department observed an African American male exiting the Max Plus Mattress & Rugs, located at 1520 N. Ashley Street, through a lower window. The officer advised dispatch and the offender ran on foot, carrying several items in his hands. Several officers responded to the area and the offender was caught a few minutes later, off the 1400 block of N. Lee Street. The offender was identified as a juvenile (15 years of age) and the stolen property (several baseball caps, a t-shirt, and some change) was recovered. The second offender, James Ivey, white male, 22 years of age, was seen walking in the area and after further investigation he was charged with burglary for assisting the juvenile in gaining entry into the business. The Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and advised to place a hold on the juvenile who was charged with burglary and obstruction. The juvenile was transported to the Lowndes County Jail to await transport to the Juvenile Detention Center in Thomasville. Ivey was transported to the Lowndes County Jail.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


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