Detectives have charged an ex-convict with four early morning residential burglaries in the West Meade area.
Police arrested 35-year-old Roderick Dobbins Thursday morning, charging him with allegedly breaking into three homes through their back doors and stealing easy-to-find items left lying around, such as DVDs, wallets and purses, all while the residents were home asleep.
In the fourth burglary, police suspect Dobbins of breaking into an attached garage and stealing sports equipment.
Police charged Dobbins with four counts of aggravated burglary and said he will likely face more.
The four burglaries police have charged Dobbins with to date involve these locations: Allen Place on Sept. 26; Overton Lane on Sept. 22; Cargile Lane on Aug. 10; and Park Meadows on April 1.
Following Dobbins arrest at a friend’s house on Roberts Avenue in East Nashville, police said they searched the home and found some of the stolen sporting equipment and DVDs. Also, parked in the driveway was a Honda Pilot police said was reported stolen from Forest Hills.
Police said another search at Dobbins’ Clarksville home turned up more stolen goods related to the West Meade break-ins.
Dobbins’ arrest history, according to police, includes three aggravated assault convictions, four theft convictions and convictions for vehicle theft and forgery.