AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Auburn police arrested a man on several charges including five counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.
On Wednesday, May 9 23-year-old Stephen Delaney was arrested after police received a suspicious person call in the area of Woodfield Drive and S. College Street.
Officers were given the description of an individual seen coming out of a wooded area near a residence. Shortly afterward, officers contacted and arrested Delaney in the area carrying a backpack and matching the suspect description.
Tools commonly used to unlawfully enter vehicles, electronics, sunglasses, cash and credit cards were located inside of the backpack, resulting in Delaney being placed under arrest; he resisted officers while being taken into custody.
Further investigation resulted in the confirmation of five auto burglaries in the area of Kimberly Drive and Dixie Drive in which electronics, sunglasses, cash and credit cards totaling over $3,400 was stolen from unlocked vehicles parked at residences.
He was charged with five counts of unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle, theft of property, four counts of theft of property, and resisting an arrest.
Detectives obtained warrants for Delaney's arrest. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.
Delaney was transported to the Lee County Jail where he remains in custody on a $22,500 bond.