During the past week, officers with the Huntsville Police Department have arrested two individuals who are believed to be responsible for more than a dozen commercial and vehicle burglaries.
According to HPD Lieutenant Curt Landrum, department personnel have recently managed several investigations involving Burglaries of Buildings and Burglaries of Vehicles, and have identified these individuals as the persons responsible for five commercial burglaries and approximately 10 vehicle burglaries.
The charges against the individuals range from Misdemeanor A offenses, which may result in up to a year in jail and/or the assessment of a $2,000 fine, to State Jail Felonies, in which the individuals could be punished by a sentence of 180 days to two years in a state jail facility along with a fine of up to $10,000.
“On January 20, officers arrested Devin D. Mills (DOB 07/06/91) on a charge of Credit Card Abuse as well as two misdemeanor warrants,” Landrum said. “The credit card abuse charge resulted from his use of a credit card stolen in a burglary.
“As well, on January 28, officers arrested Cory D. Archie (DOB 09/29/93) on several charges including Fail to Identify, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Burglary of a Building and a Probation Violation warrant.”
Investigations continue as it is believed these subjects may be responsible for additional offenses and may not have acted alone when committing their offenses
“We are anticipating the possibility of additional arrests in the future,” Landrum said. “Citizens with any information pertaining to these crimes are encouraged to contact the department.”
HPD Chief Kevin Lunsford praised the efforts of the department to apprehend the individuals involved in the crimes.
“These arrests resulted from the hard work and cooperation of officers within the Patrol Division and detectives within the Criminal Investigations Division of the police department,” Lunsford said. “I am very proud to once again see various elements of this department effectively working together to put an end to a series of crimes.”