Driver Attempts to Burglarize Convenience Store
Friday, May 18, 2012, at about 2:45 a.m., Corporal Andrew Hollier was on patrol in the 11000 block of Highway 12 in Mauriceville. Corporal Hollier observed a white Chevrolet truck stopped in front of the Star Stop Convenience Store at 11384 Highway 12. As Corporal Hollier watched the truck, the truck backed up and accelerated into the front of the store, causing damage to the front doors. When the driver observed Corporal Hollier’s patrol car approaching, the driver then accelerated from the store eastbound on Highway 12. The vehicle turned left onto Williamson Road and struck several mailboxes and a fence. The vehicle stalled in the 6100 block of Williams Avenue and the driver fled from the vehicle on foot. After a brief foot chase, the driver was taken into custody. The driver was identified as JOHN BURNETT, a 28 year old Mauriceville resident. Burnett was transported to the Orange County Correctional Facility and charged with felony criminal mischief, felony evading and felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond has been set at $30,000.