Police name suspects in string of Oak Hill car burglaries

Friday, November 20, 2009 at 2:06am
Staff reports

Metro Police have identified three suspects — two adults and one juvenile — in a series of overnight car burglaries that took place Nov. 8-14.

Detectives are seeking arrest warrants for Jeremy Black, 21, of Edwards Avenue, and Michael Starks, 20, of Broadmoor Drive. Charges are also anticipated in Juvenile Court against a 17-year-old East Nashville boy, police said.

Police say Black and Starks admitted that they, along with the teenager, drove to the Oak Hill neighborhood on several occasions to burglarize vehicles.

Black and Starks told police the three of them would split up and go from driveway to driveway looking for unlocked cars that contained valuables. They said they sought only unlocked vehicles so as not to set off alarm systems.

The suspects are believed responsible for auto burglaries at homes in the:
• 800 block of Robertson Academy Road on Nov. 9
• 900 block of Glendale Lane on Nov. 9
• 800 block of Battery Lane on Nov. 10
• 900 block of Alder Drive on Nov. 10
• 800 block of Redwood Drive on Nov. 13
• 2000 block of Earlington Drive on Nov. 13
• 900 block Robertson Academy Road on Nov. 14
• 2000 block of Stonehurst Drive on Nov. 13
• 900 block of Waterswood Drive sometime between Nov. 9-14

Police recovered some of the stolen merchandise from Black and Starks homes. The suspects said they had sold some of the goods.

Black, who was arrested by Brentwood Police during a Nov. 14 traffic stop, remains behind bars in Williamson County on a variety of charges.

The police department strongly urges citizens to greatly decrease their chances of becoming a victim of auto burglary by removing valuables from vehicles and locking the doors in both home driveways and public parking lots.

1 Comment on this post:

By: terri615 on 11/20/09 at 11:12


People learn to lock your car doors. The same blocks got hit 3 times. Wow where were the police then. If the robberies were from the 9-14 the cops should have been paroling the area. These guys were robbing the neighborhood for 5 days. Just a thought!