Suspect in NPD custody

Published 12:01 am Thursday, February 28, 2013

NATCHEZ — Natchez police arrested a man Wednesday they believe is one of three suspects responsible for a rash of unlocked car burglaries.

Lt. Craig Godbold said Cory Danos, 24, 55 Sandpiper Road could be facing eight counts of burglary of a vehicle.

Danos was in custody Wednesday evening and was expected to be charged Wednesday night or today.

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Godbold said NPD received a report Monday night of three suspicious people walking in the neighborhood of Margaret Avenue. When officers arrived, Godbold said, they noticed a vehicle with a tag that did not match the registration of the vehicle.

While conducting surveillance on the vehicle, Godbold said, Danos and the two other subjects attempted to return to the vehicle when they spotted police and fled.

Officers found a title in Danos’ name for the car inside the vehicle, as well as a laptop computer that had been stolen from one of the nearby residences.

Danos also reportedly burglarized unlocked cars on Elm Street, Lindberg Avenue and Alta Road Monday night and Ratcliff Place, Duncan Avenue and Homochitto Street on Saturday.

“It’s the same thing we have had problems with before, someone going through and hitting the unlocked vehicles,” Godbold said. “People need to remember to lock their vehicles.”

The items stolen included a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol, a 22LR silencer, two 9 mm handguns, a .22-caliber rifle, jewelry and various other items, Godbold said.

Some of the guns and other items were recovered by police at the residence of an acquaintance of Danos outside the city limits, Godbold said.

Police have not identified the other two suspects who reportedly assisted Danos in the burglaries, Godbold said.