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Suspect charged in pawn-shop burglary

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Lebanon police caught a man suspected of burglarizing Kwik Cash Pawn early Friday morning.

Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen said around 4:30 a.m. officers responded to a call of a suspicious person near the pawn shop, located at 428 E. Main St.

Bowen said that during the officers’ response a glass-break alarm was received from the business.

“Officers quickly arrived and discovered that the front glass to the business had been broken out,” Bowen said. “During a search of the immediate area by Sergeant Titus Kelley, a white male suspect was found lying behind a concrete barrier near 500 E. Main St.”

According to Bowen, Kelley gave the suspect several verbal commands, but the suspect refused to obey them and took off running.

“After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody,” Bowen said. 

Bowen said officers recovered a Remington rifle, which was taken from the burglary, in the area where the suspect was first located.

The suspect was found to be Ian D. Lavalley, 18, of Lebanon, who was arrested and charged with burglary and resisting arrest.

Lavalley has a court date set for July 15.

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