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Private surveillance catches entering auto suspect in Valdosta

Reid has been charged with two additional warrants of theft by entering auto for those incidents. / Photo: MGN Online & Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

A man already in jail has had new theft for entering auto warrants taken out on him after getting caught on private security systems.

Valdosta police say that 18-year-old Daveon Reid was caught and identified on Valdosta State University surveillance footage running from the scene of a stolen car crash back on June 28.

Reid was arrested in an unrelated incident on July 26.

However, as part of an investigation into entering auto cases, officers found residents with private surveillance equipment that officers say have Reid entering their vehicles illegally.

Reid has been charged with two additional warrants of theft by entering auto for those incidents.

“In addition to purchasing their own surveillance, many residents communicate regularly with each other and the Valdosta Police Department on any suspicious activity in their neighborhood. In this case, citizen communication was vital to the investigation when details regarding the offender’s description were used to link separate crimes to the offender. Once surveillance was viewed, the offender was positively identified and has been subsequently charged for both crimes,” said Lieutenant Adam Bembry.

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