//Crime Lab Identifies Thief’s Identity

Crime Lab Identifies Thief’s Identity

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VALDOSTA, Ga. – On July 16, 2019 Valdosta Police Officers responded to two separate cases of thefts from vehicles on Chadwick and Green Hill Drives.

Both victims reported that an unknown subject had entered their (unlocked) vehicles and taken property from them.

Officers collected evidence from the scenes and submitted it to the Valdosta Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory for analysis.  From the evidence, criminalists from the crime lab identified Isaiah Miles as a possible offender in these cases.  Detectives obtained this information from the crime lab and began their investigation.  Detectives confirmed that Miles was in fact the offender in these two cases. 

On August 6, 2019, detectives obtained arrest warrants on Miles for two counts of entering an auto to commit a theft (felony).  Miles was already in jail on other charges.

“This is a great example of the teamwork from everyone in our department working together to hold offenders accountable for their actions,” remarked VPD Chief Leslie Manahan. “From the responding officers collecting evidence from the scenes, to the quick turn around from our criminalists at the crime lab, and the detectives piecing the information together to make an arrest.  I am very proud of all of them.”