Adcock Charged In Friday Night Break-Ins

December 11, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have charged a 49 year old DeKalb County man believed to be responsible for a couple of break-ins Friday night.

Chief Thomas J. Stufano says Calvin Kent Adcock of 4456 Keltonburg Road, Smithville is charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, vandalism, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia ( a syringe). His bond is set at $161,500.

In a prepared news release, Chief Stufano says \"On Friday night, Smithville Police Officers responded to the area of Dr. Melvin Blevins' Office located at 516 West Main Street to a reported burglar alarm.

Upon arrival, officers found that a rear plate glass window had been broken out. Once inside, the officers found a substantial amount of damage had occurred with gapping holes in the walls and ceiling tiles had been pulled down. It was determined that entry was made into the adjoining business known as Johnny's Drugs.

The burglar had cut numerous holes in the walls trying to gain an access point big enough to fit his body through into the pharmacy. Once inside the drug store, shelves and cases had been ransacked in an attempt to find narcotics.

Upon the discovery of the burglary, officers immediately set up a half mile perimeter around the business looking for anyone that may look suspicious, and found Adcock walking about three blocks away from the break-in. Due to the time of night and the hurried state Adcock was walking, officers stopped him.

Adcock was found with pieces of wall insulation in his hood and drywall dust on his pants and head. He also had a small cut on his hand and dried blood on his jacket. The crime scene investigation determined that blood traces left at the scene were consistent with the cuts the suspect had on his hand when found. Detectives were also able to match a footprint impression left at the scene to the shoes Adcock was wearing.

Once inside the pharmacy, additional evidence was found to support that Adcock was in fact the person who committed the crime. Hidden surveillance cameras positively identified him as the one who entered through the hole in the wall.

Both owners of the businesses responded to start cleaning up the extensive damage caused by the burglary.

Adcock was taken into custody and charged at the DeKalb County Jail.

On Monday, officials of the State Department of Probation and Parole contacted the Smithville Police Department advising that Adcock, who was already on probation for similar crimes, had a current warrant for violation of probation and that they would be serving that warrant at the jail.\"

Chief Stufano says \"In recent weeks, the Smithville Police Department has been able to solve a number of high profile cases through the participation and interaction of residents and the cooperation and partnership with other law enforcement agencies. This team concept has allowed the constant flow of critical information needed to solve cases.

The Smithville Police Department wishes to express it's appreciation to all who have helped in these efforts and will continue it's aggressive stance on crime in our city. This support from the community, city leadership, and media is affording the citizens of Smithville the very best in both safety and prevention.\"

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