On Thursday October 23, 2008 at 1:58 am the Police Department received a call at the Quick Check Convenience Store at 301 Rock Cliff Drive for a burglar alarm. Officers found the front door to this store had been broken. Officers awaited the arrival of the store owners and accessed the in store surveillance system which showed the person that broke in.
The man used the front of his white Honda sedan to break open the front doors. Once the doors had shattered he went in and was seen in and around the counter area of the store, and it appeared that nothing was removed as the audible alarm caused him to leave quickly
Other officers received the description of the vehicle and method used in the crime and began a search for the vehicle. Cpl. Craig Phelps located the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of Martin’s on S. Foxcroft Ave. The vehicle was unoccupied at 2:50 AM. Officers checked the area and located the same suspect from the Breaking and Entry inside of Martin’s. The suspect was wearing the same clothing from the Quick Check and was taken into custody. The exterior of the vehicle showed evidence of the crime (broken glass and paint exchange) from the front of the store.
Arrested was John Andrew Jollon age 44 of 214 Polo Green Drive Apartment 53 Martinsburg WV. Jollon was taken into custody without incident, processed and will be arraigned by a magistrate for the charge of Breaking and Entry. Jollon is currently incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail awaiting that arraignment. The investigation continues.