Wireless doorbell system leads to arrests involving break-in

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:35pm

A strange case of one man’s wireless doorbell system ringing a neighbor’s doorbell led to the arrests of three suspected home burglars.

South Precinct detectives arrested three men — Sebastian Stevens, 19, Christopher Walpole, 20, and Alejandro Delaherron, 19 — whom they believe attempted to break into a home in the 5000 block of Cherrywood Drive and may be linked to other break-ins.

Stevens, of Zermatt Avenue, as well as Walpole and Delaherron, both of Paragon Mills Road, are each being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. They’re charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and vandalism.

When one of the three alleged would-be burglars rang a doorbell at a Cherrywood Drive home 9:15 Monday morning, the wireless doorbell system at that home rang a neighbor’s wireless doorbell, which apparently was on the same frequency, across the street.

The neighbor answered the door to find no one on his porch but rather three men kicking in the door to his neighbor’s home.

The man told police what happened and identified a black 1991 Honda Accord as the getaway car that police said has been involved in other home break-ins.

Police later stopped the Accord at Nolensville Pike and Harding Place, and arrested the three men. 

3 Comments on this post:

By: bsaut on 5/31/11 at 11:25

It is nice to see that this neighborhood looks after their neighbors. It is GRRRREAT to see that Metro apprehended these lowlifes so fast. Hopefully, they do not get a namby pamby judge who only gives them a slap on the wrist.

By: TITAN1 on 6/1/11 at 8:20

Great work by all!

By: AmyLiorate on 6/1/11 at 12:50

So he saw the low lifes kicking in the door but they got away before police could get there? Hmm, glad I keep something in my house that can be in action a lot faster than Metro police!