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Three arrests made in recent break-ins

Brookhaven police have made three arrests in recent separatebreaking and entering cases.

BPD Assistant Police Chief Nolan Jones said Juante C. Hodges, 17,of 905 Independence St., was charged with burglary of a dwellingwhen he allegedly entered a home at 214 Pendleton St. around 11:05p.m. Sunday. Jones said the homeowner’s son was in the house andrecognized Hodges.

“He ran off and we apprehended him down the street,” Jonessaid.

Brookhaven Police Chief Pap Henderson said that the entry methodinto the apartment showed that Hodges was up to no good.

“The intent was there,” he said.

Andrew Larell Townsend, 28, of 322 South Fourth St., was chargedwith burglary of a business when he allegedly broke into Smith’sCar Wash at 922 East Monticello St.

Jones said a newspaper carrier was delivering a newspaper earlySunday morning when he saw that the glass in the front door hadbeen broken out, so he called the police.

“When officers arrived, they caught the subject in the area,” Jonessaid. “First he was walking fast and then he startedrunning.”

Police said Townsend allegedly had broken into the car wash inorder to steal the cash register.

Meanwhile, Chet Bradley Nichols, 30, of 1375 Wellman Dr., wascharged with grand larceny and burglary of a dwelling when heallegedly stole more than $500 worth of belongings from a home at566B Halbert Heights Dr.

Jones said Nichols knew the resident of the apartment.