3 charged with series of break-ins along Alabama/Georgia line

Law enforcement says they targets vehicles and storage units

RAINSVILLE, Alabama (WDEF) – Multiple law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Alabama have been investigating a series of burglaries of autos and storage units since September.

Trenton, Summerville, Rainsville and Fort Payne were all involved.

Now three people from Rainsville have been arrested.

Dade County’s interest began with reports of break ins to storage units in the Piney area.

Trenton Police had video of a suspected truck used in one of the burglaries.

A similar vehicle popped in a report in Summerville about more burglaries.

Rainsville Police knew the truck and they learned it had been stopped in Fort Oglethorpe on the day of several of the burglaries.

Representatives of seven area agencies showed up to arrest three suspects:

Tammy Walters (49 of Rainsville, AL)
Kristie Cobb (25 of Rainsville, AL)
Jake Carter (25 of Rainsville, AL)

Fort Payne Police say they have video of Carter on a surveillance video of one of their burglaries.

They say more charges are pending against the trio.

Meanwhile, Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross says “I want to thank all the agencies that were involved in taking down this multi-state theft ring. Without the teamwork that went in this investigation, their arrest wouldn’t have been possible.”


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