OPD arrests 3 for breaking, entering

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016

Three Opp residents were jailed for breaking into vehicles Thursday evening.

Opp Police Chief Mike McDonald said that at about 9 p.m., Thursday, officers made contact with two male adults and one juvenile male at the intersection of East Stewart Avenue and Wasden Street for suspicious activity.

“During the course of the contact, the three individuals told officers that they were walking the streets for purpose of locating unsecured Wi-Fi signals,” he said. “We note that this has become a common practice resultant to many people not having their own Wi-Fi and may pose a potential security risk for those who choose not to protect their Wi-Fi.”

McDonald said that officers determined that the three individuals unlawfully entered three different vehicles that were not secured and removed money and other items.

There may be additional vehicles that were entered, he said.

The two male adults, Marcus Goode, and Justin McCurley, along with the juvenile have been charged with three counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, which is a class C felony.

The adults have been remanded to the Covington County Jail.

A $30,000 bond has been set.

The juvenile, who was also charged with minor in possession of alcohol, has been referred to the Department of Youth Services for disposition.

Theft charges are currently pending.