A suspect has been arrested, but Smyrna Police need your help in tracking down property stolen from several autos in the area.
Recently several citizens within the subdivisions of Seven Oaks, Westfork, Chevy Chase Drive, and Meadowood Apartments were the victims of auto burglaries here in the Town of Smyrna.
Detectives were able to develop a possible description of the car the suspects were using through videos of area businesses.
Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS News, "On May 15th Officer Don Godby observed a car that matched the description of the suspect’s car and followed it to Ashley Grove Apartments in Smyrna. After interviewing the suspects they confessed to the area auto burglaries."
Detectives are still actively working the case trying to track down all the property taken but we have determined that there are over 20 cases of auto burglary that will be solved due to the actions of Officer Godby.
Arrested were Daniel Matthews, 20 years of age of Unionville, Tennessee charged with Unlawful Use of Credit Card. His bond was $3,000 and he has a court date of July 8 at 1:00pm. Also charged were Christopher Casto, 21 years of age of Smyrna; and Desmond Moses, 21 years of age, of Smyrna. Both Mr. Casto and Mr. Moses were charged with Burglary, Theft, and Unlawful use of a Credit Card. Their bonds were $7,000 each and they each have a court date of July 8 at 1:00pm.
The Smyrna Police Department would like to stress that all of these auto burglaries were from unlocked vehicles. Chief Arnold stresses that you should always lock your vehicles and do not store valuable items in them.