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Serial Auto Burglary Suspect in Custody

6/21/2013

June 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Crime Stoppers tip led to this morning’s arrest of suspected serial vehicle burglar Tremale Wilson, 28, at a residence in the 4100 block of Ames Drive.  He is now charged with the following three break-ins (all occurred at parks):    
      
June 4th the victim parked her car at Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue. When she returned an hour later, her purse was taken from under the driver’s seat.  

May 25th the victim parked her car at the Beaman Park trail head, 5911 Old Hickory Boulevard, to go walking at 10 a.m.  When she returned her purse was missing from the rear passenger floor board.

May 28th the victim parked his car at Beaman Park, 4111 Little Marrowbone Road, to go jogging at 1:45 p.m.  When he returned his wallet, which had been placed in a pants pocket in the back seat, was taken.   

In all three cases, a window was broken to gain access.  Wilson was also identified as the man who later used the victims’ credit cards to purchase electronics and clothing.           
          
Wilson had been free on $5,500 bond stemming from his June 7th arrest for allegedly breaking into a woman’s car at Percy Warner Park last month.  The victim discovered her purse was missing from her vehicle when she returned.  
          
Wilson is now charged with three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, six counts of forgery and six counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.  Wilson, who has previous convictions for attempted aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and drug possession, is being held in lieu of $57,000 bond.
           

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Tremale Wilson