Jack LattaStaff Writer
October 23, 2012
PRESTONSBURG — Police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for several automobile break-ins in the Prestonsburg Area.
Prestonsburg Police Asst. Chief Brian Hall said Thursday that they apprehended David Crace, 44, of David, who was wanted in connection with a number of car burglaries in the Prestonsburg area. Hall said earlier this week that Crace was a suspect in the robberies after video evidence was discovered.
“We got a positive ID on him through video surveillance,” said Assistant Police Chief Bryan Hall. Hall says the video evidence shows Crace attempting to use one of the bank cards taken in the robberies.
According to Hall, the auto burglaries have not been confined to Prestonsburg. There have been a number of them in Johnson and Pike counties, as well. There have been around 40 car burglaries in the Prestonsburg area recently, and police say Crace is thought to be connected to many of those.
Crace has been linked to this type of activity in the past. Hall said the number of car burglaries in Prestonsburg appears to always go up when Crace is out of jail, and down when he is under incarceration.
Hall said Crace was arrested on past warrants, but that more charges would likely be forthcoming.