By Michael R. Moser
It is not a good idea to be intoxicated and sitting in another person’s vehicle while being watched by an employee of the company that owns the parking lot. Witnesses told police the man entered two vehicles and removed items and attempted to gain entry to a third before being escorted into the office to wait for police.
Kevin Shane Price, 34, 502 S. Chestnut St., Monterey, is facing two counts of auto burglary, theft of property, vandalism and public intoxication, according to Crossville Police.
Ptl. Jason Wilson wrote in his report that city police were dispatched to the parking lot of FICOSA off Sweeny Dr. Feb. 5 around 6:45 a.m. on a report that someone was breaking into vehicles.
When officers arrived they were told by one witness that, while sitting in her vehicle, she observed a man drive into the parking lot, park behind a blue Ford Ranger pickup, and then enter the vehicle. After sitting in the pickup for a few minutes, the man returned to his truck with items taken.
The man placed the stolen items — identified as tools — and then went to a black Chevrolet S10 pickup and repeated the same action, stealing a cell phone, CD player and CDs.
The employee notified a co-worker who exited the building and confronted the suspect in the parking lot. The man told the suspect to return the items taken, but instead, the man walked across the parking lot to a third vehicle and attempted to gain entry.
At that time, police were called and the employees escorted the suspect into the office.