A trifecta of burglaries last week have left Batesville Police Department officials baffled.
While the perpetrator of one burglary, a minor, has been taken into custody, the person or persons behind the other two could remain at large.
During the morning hours of last Tuesday, Aug. 24, Captain Jimmy McCloud discovered the front door of Ebony broken out and called for back-up.
"The suspect was seen leaving through the back of the building," Major Tony Jones said. "Thanks to the hard work of Capt. McCloud, Ofc. Ed Reemes, Ofc. Jamie Tedford and Fido and Ofc. Michael Roberts, the suspect was captured soon after."
Jones said the suspect had fled into the sand ditch behind the building prompting those on the scene to contact Tedford about bringing Fido in for assistance.
"Ofc. Tedford and Fido got out there in the ditch and the suspect was arrested near the Blackmon TV building," he said
Jones said he didn’t think the situation could have played out much better.
"The whole thing was good from a procedure point of view," he said. "We got a good clean arrest and nobody got hurt."
While that case is solved, two other burglaries are still under investigation.
The first occurred Saturday, Aug. 21 at Hock It to Me pawn shop.
According to Detective George Williford, access to the building was gained through a broken window. Four pistols were stolen from the store.
"We know the guns are on the street," Williford said. "We are very interested in getting those guns back."