A Crossville man seen running from the scene of an automobile break-in has been arrested and charged with auto burglary and items taken have been recovered.
Justin Ryan Dykes, 18, 1882 Little Cove Rd., is charged with burglary and vandalism in connection with the July 20 incident, according to Ptl. Jonathan O'Neal's report.
Crossville Police were dispatched to Highland Courtyard Apts. on a report of a vehicle burglary in progress and while police were en route, additional information reported the suspect running toward Family Ties Restaurant at the intersection of Webb Ave. and Genesis Rd.
O'Neal parked his patrol car at the restaurant and soon observed a man approaching the intersection on foot, and then get into a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and one of the occupants was identified as Dykes. An eyewitness was brought to the scene and identified Dykes as the person breaking into a Dodge Neon at Highland Courtyard.
A CD was recovered from the home of an acquaintance of Dykes who apparently was unaware of the burglary.
After statements were obtained from witnesses and the victim, Dykes was charged with the burglary.