3rd teen captured in Ross Bridge home break-ins - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

3rd teen captured in Ross Bridge home break-ins

Adam Desmond Andrews, 18/Source:  Hoover PD Adam Desmond Andrews, 18/Source: Hoover PD
Marvin Tito Blevins, Jr. Source: Hoover PD Marvin Tito Blevins, Jr. Source: Hoover PD
Elijah Gaines Source: Hoover PD Elijah Gaines Source: Hoover PD

Hoover, AL – Authorities have arrested a third teen in the Ross Bridge break ins case.

Adam Desmond Andrews, 18, was captured about 4 p.m. in the 6400 block of Division Avenue in Birmingham, according to a release from Hoover Police.  Andrews is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree theft of property. His bond is set at $400,000.

Already arrested and charged are Elijah Robtez Gaines, 19, and Marvin Tito Blevins Jr., 18. Both are in the Jefferson County Jail.

Residents of two homes in Ross Bridge told investigators that they woke up Wednesday morning, Aug. 6, to find that their homes had been burglarized while they slept. Police told Fox6 that both of the homes were broken into through unlocked doors.

Guns, cameras, television, computers, and phones were taken. One truck was stolen from a home, according to investigators. Credit cards, cash and GPS devices were also stolen from 11 vehicles in the same area.

"In an effort to prevent similar crimes, residents are urged to always lock car doors and never leave valuables in plain view. Exterior doors and garage doors to your home should also be locked," Hoover Police Captain Gregg Rector said.

U.S. Marshals and Hoover police arrested Gaines in Fairfield the same day of the burglaries. Court records show Gaines was arrested in August 2013 on a second-degree rape charge out of Midfield. He was indicted on the rape charge in April of 2014. He was out on $60,000 bond.

Gaines also is awaiting trial on a receiving stolen property charge. That arrest happened in May of this year. He was also out on bond in that case.

Blevins was arrested Friday. He is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree theft of property and three counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. His bond is set at $445,000.

Also on Friday, police added charges against Gaines to include second-degree burglary, another count of first-degree theft of property, and five counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. His bond is set at $475,000.

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