The Tuscaloosa Police Department says they have arrested a man in connection with a string a burglaries in Tuscaloosa.
A press release issued on Friday morning says a patrol officer was in the area of 15th Street and Greensboro Avenue around 2:52 a.m. on Thursday morning when he heard an audible alarm go off before falling silent a few seconds later. The officer noticed the Wayside Restaurant was completely dark, so he went to investigate.
The officer says he saw someone run from the corner of the business as he pulled into the parking lot. Tuscaloosa PD saturated the area and found the suspect near 15th Street and Queen City Avenue.
At the scene, the power meter had been pulled off the building and the phone lines had been cut.
After questioning by investigators, the suspect was charged with 17 burglaries that had plagued the Tuscaloosa area since late August of this year. The list of burglaries reads as follows:
Waysider Restaurant 1512 Greensboro Ave. 10/24/13
Rama Jama Restaurant 1000 Paul Bryant Dr. 10/22/13
Hooligans Restaurant 1915 University Blvd. 10/23/13
The Bear Trap 1137 University Blvd 10/17/13
4th & 23rd Lounge 401 23rd Ave 09/24/13
El Rinco Latino Restaurant 1225 University Blvd 10/10/13
Car Quest Auto Parts 2800 Stillman Blvd 10/10/13
Nails Unlimited 1110 15th St 10/13/13
Fletcher Supply 1425 15th St 10/16/13
Olangias The Queen 800 21st Ave 10/23/13
Ruan Thai 1407 University Blvd 09/21/13
One Stop Laundry 1300 Paul W. Bryant Dr. 09/02/13
Shoe Show 612 15th Street 09/18/13
Cleansing Tide Laundry 1418 University Blvd 05/22/12
Divas Styling Salon 510 27th Ave 10/17/13
Threads & Heads Embroidery 914 Queen City Ave 09/06/13
Renovation Beauty Salon 400 Queen City Ave 08/25/13
One robbery charge has been issued for the suspect at the Soap N Suds on 10th Avenue. It took place on October 15.
37-year-old Michael Quincy Jones was charged with 17 counts of 3rd degree burglary and one count of 1st degree robbery. He was place in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $315,000 bond.
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