Breaking and Entering to Vehicles – Arrest
Published on December 11, 2020
The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 23 year old Ro’daryus Mitchell and 18 year old Jae’ Vontea on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Ro’daryus is being charged with 10 counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering (B&Es) to a vehicle and Jae’ Vontea is being charged with 5 counts of Unlawful B&Es to a vehicle.
During the nights of September 27th, 2020 and October 3rd 2020, there were 72 Unlawful Breaking and Entering’s (B&Es) to vehicles at hotels throughout the City of Huntsville. The North Alabama Multi-Agency Crime Center (NAMACC) sent a statewide alert requesting any information from other law enforcement agencies in Alabama who may have had similar car burglaries. That inquiry from NAMACC with our state law enforcement partners yielded more burglaries that previously occurred in Cullman, Madison and Oxford Alabama.
The Huntsville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division began an ongoing dialogue with these agencies in an effort to identify the offenders. Through this coordinated effort, HPD investigators were able to identify the offenders, conduct search warrants and recover property that was taken during the Breaking and Enterings. Some of the property recovered included firearms.
Both offenders will be extradited to Huntsville upon release in Tuscaloosa. The investigation is still ongoing and more charges could result.
This is once again not only a product of state wide collaborative law enforcement efforts, but also another message about leaving firearms in vehicles. Removing firearms from locked or even unlocked unattended vehicles is critical to helping law enforcement prevent the secondary crimes committed using those stolen firearms.