Saturday, March 8, 2008

Saturday Crime Update:Saturday March 8, 2008

Possible burglary attempt thwarted Nashville Metro police officers in Hermitage arrested two burglary suspects Thursday at the former Hickman Elementary School on Ironwood Drive. James Randall Smith, 19, of Mount Olive Road and Angelo Catalanotto, 25, of Antioch Woods were stopped after being spotted walking away from the school, where six windows were found pried open, according to police. Smith was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools and was on probation for a 2007 theft at Pennington Elementary. Catalanotto was charged with burglary and marijuana possession. Nothing was taken from the building. — HEATHER DONAHOE Laptop case goes to grand jury The case of a man charged with buying two stolen laptops from the Davidson County Election Commission will be sent to the grand jury. Brent Rucker, 28, of Portland waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Police said the two Dell laptops and computer equipment were stolen on Dec. 24 from the commission. Rucker purchased the computers the same day they were stolen, according to an affidavit. The laptops, with more than 300,000 Social Security numbers of voters, were recovered last month in Goodlettsville. A forensic examination of the laptops showed that voter information was not accessed or copied. — CHRIS ECHEGARAY Last of 4 suspects in robbery arrested The fourth and final suspect in last week's robbery at a Subway restaurant in Hermitage was arrested Thursday. Lawrence Hampton, 20, of Gina Brooke Drive told police he and the three other suspects robbed the Old Hickory Boulevard sandwich shop, according to a news release from Metro police. Hampton was charged with aggravated robbery, along with Austin Beam, 19, Marc Servius, 23, and Keith Holman, 17. —HEATHER DONAHOE

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