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Three arrested in auto break-ins
May be linked to other crimes
Arthur Cannonweb
Arthur Cannon
Bulloch County Sheriff’s investigators linked a suspicious vehicle to several entering auto cases in the Hunter’s Pointe area, and with the help of Savannah police, arrested three suspects in the cases.In early December, sheriff’s deputies responded to the Hunter’s Pointe subdivision and nearby Glen Oaks subdivision after several residents reported someone broke into their cars, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.“The vehicles entered were unlocked and various items were taken,” he said.Before the reports were filed, a deputy had logged an unoccupied, suspicious vehicle on Akins Pond Road, and the registered owner was found to be Steven Allen Cronk, 27, 41st Street, Savannah.After the several reports were filed, investigators considered Cronk a “person of interest,” he said.“Through investigation with Savannah Chatham Metro Police, Steven Cronk and his brother (Matthew Brian Cronk, 24, of the same address) were found to have extensive records for committing entering auto,” Anderson said. “By extensively networking Savannah Metro P.D. and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, which was investigating a series of entering autos and burglaries, which occurred Dec. 10 near Richmond Hill, a case against the Cronk brothers was developed.”Property which had been stolen in Bulloch County was recovered in Chatham County, and a third suspect, Arthur Eugene Cannon III, 29, Rogers Street, Pooler, was linked to the incidents as well, he said.Bulloch Sheriff’s deputies issued warrants for the Cronk brothers and for Cannon, who was arrested by Savannah police and is held without bond in the Chatham County Jail.Both Cronk brothers were taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. They were arrested Wednesday and are being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.“Follow up investigations by other agencies are underway to determine whether the suspects are responsible for other crimes in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina,” Anderson said.Matthew Brian Cronk was charged with 10 counts of entering auto, one count of burglary, parole violation and wanted person.Steen Allen Cronk is charged with 10 counts of entering auto, one count of burglary, probation violation and wanted person.Cannon is charged with 10 counts of entering auto and one count of burglary.“I would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service, Savannah Chatham Metro Police, and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case,” Anderson said.”Citizens are reminded to remove valuables form their vehicles, lock all doors and record any serial numbers of items of value.”
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