Lubbock police arrest a handful of people in sports store burglary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/27/09

Lubbock police arrest a handful of people in sports store burglary

LUBBOCK TX (KCBD) - Derek Scott, 26, 23-year-old Trevor Peters, 19-year-old Deloris Halpain, 32-year-old Casey Brazeal and 34-year-old Heather Wootton are all charged with burglary of a building.  Lubbock police say the five burglarized Cardinals Sports Center in the 36-hundred block of 50th street back in December.

The general manager of Cardinals Sports Center says thieves stole more than 2-thousand dollars worth of shoes. The idea to burglarize Cardinals Sports Center in central Lubbock, police say was hatched at Heather Wootten's home. On December 14th that plan was apparently carried out.

According to court documents, it involved Derek Scott, Trevor Peters, Deloris Halpain, Casey Brazeal and ultimately Heather Wootton. Police say Scott and Peters stole nearly 20 pairs of shoes from a back storeroom. Documents state Halpain waited outside in a vehicle as they loaded up the shoes and then returned to Wotton's house. Just days later, investigators say Brazeal and Halpain attempted to return some of the shoes. According to documents, store employees noticed the stolen shoes and alerted police.

Capitan Greg Stevens says despite a down turned economy a crime like this is does not have direct correlation. "It has direct and indirect impacts. The economy affects unemployment in turn will affect the crime rate. To what degree that's extremely hard to tell," Stevens said.

According to numbers released by the FBI and the Lubbock Police Department in 2008, robberies increased about 15% while rapes and homicides were down from the year before. Still Stevens says a change in police tactics is not needed. "Do I think that the increase in the overall rate or any individual specific crime should be cause for knee jerk reactions, now we don't, not at all," Stevens said.

 Late Friday we spoke with Cardinals Sports Center General Manager. He says the store has installed new security and urges other business owners to be aware.

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