Over the last few months, Manchester Police has received multiple reports regarding storage units being broken into and items stolen from them. Most of the reports made were a result of the suspect forced entry into the storage units by either cutting the lock and/or damaging the unit. A couple of reports specifically noted that forced entry was not a factor and that the storage unit was likely unsecured.
In an attempt to combat the ongoing burglaries to storage units, Manchester Criminal Investigation Division (CID) obtained several GPS trackers. Manchester CID simultaneously received several storage units and filled them with property equipped with the mentioned GPS tracking devices. The storage units were strategically obtained within Manchester Police’s jurisdiction to help minimize such criminal activity while continuing to investigate the reported incidents.
On April 25, 2023, at approximately 8:15 PM, Investigators were notified of a GPS tracking device that had been removed from one of the storage units on Burger St. located in Manchester. Manchester Police patrol officers arrived on the scene alongside Investigators and were able to take a subject into custody after a brief foot pursuit.
According to warrants, Manchester Police arrested 61-year-old Alan Dale Bailey from Beechgrove for burglary, resisting arrest, and theft of property. It is unknown, at this time, if that male subject is responsible for the aforementioned burglary reports, but the investigation is still ongoing.,