Three people were arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a car in the YMCA parking lot.
Sean David Chamberlain, 31, who lists a Golf Links Road address, Tiffany D'sha Crowe, 27, and Kenneth C. Mullin, 22, who both lists a Mountain Pine address, were taken into custody in the 4000 block of Central Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. and each charged with felony breaking or entering, punishable by up to six years in prison.
Chamberlain faces additional felony charges of possession of meth and theft of a credit-debit card, and misdemeanor counts of theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit-debit card.
Mullin and Crowe remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of a $2,500 bond, while Chamberlain's bond is set at $17,000. They are all set to appear Nov. 28 in Garland County District Court.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the break-in involving a Toyota RAV4 occurred around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA, 130 Werner Drive. A suspect reportedly broke the rear window to the vehicle and stole two bags. A witness reportedly observed a man, later identified as Chamberlain, running from the Toyota to a blue Chevrolet Tahoe parked in front of it.
The Chevrolet sped off from the parking lot, traveling east toward the MAPCO Mart, 4139 Central, while a second witness followed the suspects in his vehicle. The first witness was able to provide a description of the suspects' clothing, which allegedly matched the clothing Chamberlain was wearing.
As Hot Springs police Officer Thomas Plummer approached the vehicle, a man, later identified as Mullin, reportedly attempted to return to the vehicle while Chamberlain backed away. They were both detained without incident, along with Crowe, who was sitting in the passenger seat. Crowe's two juvenile children were also located inside.
Crowe reportedly stated that there was a purse in the back seat that did not belong to them. Crowe allegedly said that she and Mullin had agreed to pick up Chamberlain from an unknown address in the 500 block of Linwood Avenue and take him to the YMCA so he could retrieve his house keys from his mother's vehicle.
She said she did not see Chamberlain get into any vehicles and had no idea how the purse ended up in the Chevrolet. She reportedly asked her children to hand over the stolen bag, and they allegedly replied, "which one?"
Two bags were handed to Crowe and both reportedly looked as if they had been rifled through.
During a search, Plummer reportedly found a window punch in Chamberlain's pocket along with a small bag of suspected meth, approximately 0.5 gram. Once at the police department, Plummer reportedly located three debit cards, a driver's license and a Social Security card, all belonging to the owner of the RAV4 in the back of his patrol unit.
Chamberlain allegedly admitted to breaking into the window of the Toyota, taking two bags and using one of the stolen credit cards. The victim's total loss is estimated at around $350.
Local on 11/16/2017
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