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Valdosta police catch thief rummaging in cars

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On October 23, 2020, at approximately 5:45 pm, an off-duty patrol officer with Valdosta Police Department observed a subject, later identified as Dejarvis Allen, looking into and attempting to open doors on vehicles in the parking lot of Oak Terrace Apartment Complex. The officer approached Allen and questioned him about this incident. Allen was uncooperative and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Allen was apprehended. Further investigation revealed Allen had rummaged through one of the vehicles. Allen was transported to Lowndes county jail and charged with theft by entering an auto (Felony) and obstruction of an officer (Misdemeanor).

“This officer did great a job apprehending this offender preventing him from breaking into more vehicles. With the holiday season quickly approaching we want to remind everyone to lock their vehicle doors and do not leave anything that appears to be of value inside”. Lt. Scottie Johns