Burglars arrested on roof at Taste of China - Courtesy of 14 News
From an Evansville Police Department/Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release:
A combined effort involving multiple jurisdictions resulted in two people being arrested for the roof-top burglary of Taste of China on University Drive early this morning.
Arrested were Myles Robinson and Filberto Rivera. Both have been charged in the Taste of China burglary and will likely be charged in a series of other similar burglaries currently being investigated by the Evansville Police department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Officer, Warrick County Sheriff's Office and in other Kentucky jurisdictions.
Investigators following up on a lead obtained during the investigation of a burglary at Showplace East obtained a description of a possible suspect vehicle. That description was shared with all area law enforcement. Two Evansville Police officers recalled citing the driver of a vehicle matching the description just hours before the Showplace burglary occurred. The information obtained in the traffic stop about the driver and the passenger at the time was also circulated among area law enforcement.
Investigators from the Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh Count Sheriff's Office and the Warrick County Sheriff's Office worked together to monitor the activity of the individuals identified during the car stop.
Early today, investigators from the Vanderubrgh County Sheriff's Office and Evansville Police Department were monitoring the suspects as they traveled around Evansville. During their travels, the two stopped at other businesses similar to those that have recently been burglarized. Because no actual burglary occurred at any of those locations, the investigators did not stop them and continued to monitor their activity.
The suspects went to the Taste of China on University Drive where investigators observed them going to the rooftop. When the invigilators monitoring the suspects believed that the suspects had gained entry to the business, several uniformed units of both the Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office were deployed.
One suspect remained on the roof and the suspect that had gained entry to the business was able to return to the rooftop when confronted. The Evansville Fire Department was summoned to the scene to assist with access to the rooftop in order to apprehend both suspects.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office arrested and has charged both suspects in the Taste of China burglary and in the burglary of Gracie's Restaurant that occurred on June 11th.
Evansville Police Department detectives are in the process of preparing case files for submission to the Prosecutor's Office for review charging the two suspects in several similar burglaries that have occurred in recent months. Investigators from Warrick County, Henderson, Kentucky and Owensboro, Kentucky will be reviewing information and evidence obtained in today's arrest and comparing it to similar open investigations in their communities.
Sheriff Eric Williams and Police Chief Billy Bolin echoed each other in saying that "the arrest of these two burglars is due largely in part to outstanding investigative work of several officers and deputies and the solid working relationship that exists between many of the local law enforcement agencies."
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