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Etowah man charged with car break-ins

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Henderson County sheriff’s charged a 28-year-old Etowah man with two car burglaries after investigating multiple reports of vehicle break-ins in the Flat Rock area.


Through tips from the community detectives identified Tyler Cole Pace as the suspect in these cases. Deputies located Pace late Monday night on Corn Mountain Road in Hendersonville and took him into custody. He is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny.

He was jailed on a $20,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and more charges are forthcoming.

Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin would like to remind everyone that one of the easiest ways citizens can protect themselves from becoming a crime victim is to follow some simple vehicle burglary prevention safety tips:

ALWAYS LOCK YOUR DOORS! The majority of all Henderson County vehicle burglaries involve unlocked car doors!

NEVER leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. Citizens often leave cash, jewelry,
cellphones, laptops, purses, wallets, backpacks, GPS systems, cameras, and other valuables in plain sight inside a vehicle. This is too tempting for thieves, and even if your door is locked, they won’t hesitate to break your windows to steal these items.

NEVER leave documents that contain personal information in your vehicle, such as bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial statements. These can be used to steal your identity!

If you can, park your vehicle in your garage. If this is not an option, keeping the area around your vehicle well-lit can help to prevent an auto burglary.

DO NOT leave purchased goods in sight in the vehicle as you continue to shop, especially during the holiday seasons. Lock them out of sight in the trunk or take them home before you continue your shopping.

Car burglars know if your vehicle doesn’t have a trunk, such as in an SUV or truck. Don’t think you can hide valuables inside such vehicles. Thieves know where to look.