Man accused of series of East Ridge car burglaries arrested

Man accused of series of East Ridge car burglaries arrested

August 11th, 2011 by John Rawlston and Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

East Ridge police have nabbed a man they believe is responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in the Mission Oaks subdivision, police say.

Marvin Lee Hines, 37, was arrested Thursday afternoon after police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle he was riding in, according to police spokesman Officer Erik Hopkins.

The car had been listed as a possible suspect vehicle linked to the series of car burglaries, Hopkins said. As the car pulled to a stop, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. Officers were unable to apprehend him, but did detain Hines, who was wearing gloves and had a screwdriver in his lap, said Hopkins.

Hines was taken into custody at the Hamilton County Jail where he has been charged with burglary of an auto, illegal possession of a credit card and possession of burglary tools.

He is scheduled to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. Hopkins said the investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.