Police arrest men suspected of multiple home burglaries

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 8:14pm
Staff reports

Metro Police Department officials said Tuesday Philip Keck, Jr., 31, and Vincent Crowson, Jr., 20, both of 5516 Clarksville Pike, have been jailed on multiple aggravated burglary counts. 

Keck is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $169,000 bond, while Crowson’s bond is set at $150,000.

Through interviews with Keck and Crowson, North Precinct detectives have determined that one or both are connected to at least a dozen burglaries since early December, many involving homes in the Joelton area. 

On Monday, police said Keck knocked on the door of a Joelton home. The citizen took note of Keck’s description, as well as that of Crowson and a Ford Explorer, quickly reporting the details to police. 

A short time later, North Precinct Flex Officer Byron Carter spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Clarksville Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard and stopped it for investigation. Carter found the tag number didn’t match the SUV, and a check of the interior turned up a gun, drugs, jewelry and electronics, according to police. 

“The partnership between the citizen who called us Monday, Officer Carter and the investigations team at the North Precinct is directly responsible for these two men being off the streets and away from Nashville’s neighborhoods,” Chief Steve Anderson said in a release.

1 Comment on this post:

By: nikkinicole642 on 1/5/11 at 7:22

Wow, they actually caught burglars AND recovered property! That is wonderful. I wish they had the same luck taking down George Bush the meth head that broke into my house and filled his pickup truck with my property in broad daylight.