NIANTIC — Joseph A. Brown, a 21-year-old parolee was arrested Monday for allegedly breaking into a Niantic convenience store and several vehicles.
Victoria Brennan, 21, and a male juvenile were also arrested in connection with the burglaries.
On Thursday, Macon County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary that had occurred overnight at P&G Quik Stop, 195 E. Lewis, Niantic.
The burglars had hurled a rock through a window and entered the store through the broken window, according to an affidavit by sheriff’s detective Jay Lawler. They got away with cash, alcohol, cigarettes, snack foods and frozen foods.
An investigation led sheriff’s detectives to a residence in the 200 block of North Pritchett St., about two blocks north of the store, where they found Brown, Brennan and the juvenile. Brown lives at the Pritchett street home, according to court documents.
The detectives found many items that were reportedly stolen from the store, including snack food packages and cigarettes, as well as clothes that had been worn during the burglary, according to the affidavit.
After the three suspects were taken to the sheriff’s office, Brown admitted that he broke into P&G with the juvenile and stole several items.
“Joseph also admitted his involvement in seven burglaries to motor vehicles which were reported in early December 2012,” Lawler wrote. “Victoria admitted to her knowledge of and involvement in the burglary to the P&G” and involvement in at least three motor vehicle burglaries.
Brennan was out on bond for her previous burglary case at the time of her arrest. She was charged with driving for three men who broke into the shed of a Niantic resident and stole several items in March.
Brown was also out on bond at the time of his arrest, after he was charged in November with breaking into a house across the street from his house in March or April.
On Dec. 15, 2011, Brown was released from Logan Correctional Center after serving 10 months of an eight-year sentence for residential burglary. He had completed an impact incarceration program, a three-month program that leads to release after completion.
Brown was previously convicted of burglary on June 11, 2009, and sentenced to 18 months’ probation. He also has a pending case on a charge of domestic violence/bodily harm.
Brennan is being held in the Macon County Jail on $50,000 bond in the P&G case; Brown is being held on $75,000 bond. Brown and Brennan are due in circuit court for their arraignments within a week.