Valdosta man arrested for burglary while officers following up on case
A 54-year-old man has been arrested for a burglary after officers found him while following up on another case.
Police say they were doing a walk-through in the 1100 block of Alden Avenue as a followup to another case.
During that time, detectives say they saw a suspicious man walking through some bushes, which led to them making contact with the man, who was later identified as 54-year-old David Wayne Mayo.
While talking to Mayo, officers were dispatched to a home in response to an alarm where it was determined to have been burglarized.
Detectives say that Mayo had property in his possession from the burglary when he was stopped.
Mayo was transported to Valdosta Police Headquarters, interviewed, arrested, and charged with burglary. Detectives are also investigating the possibility that Mayo may be involved in other burglaries.
“I am very proud of the work of my detectives and officers in this case who were out in the community, doing their job, being visible, and following up on other cases. Because of their diligence and the great relationship we have developed with our community, crimes are solved at record pace in Valdosta compared to other communities”, stated Chief Brian Childress.