Drug store burglar nabbed on the roof

Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 14:42 PM.

Local contractor Erin Rodriguez, who also lives within a few blocks of the store, said Kelley was apprehended with a tool satchel from Rodriguez’s truck. He said metal cutters, pliers and a hammer from the tool kit were used to cut through the CVS roof.

Investigating officers estimated there was several thousand dollars in damage to the building.

Rodriguez said he was impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of both the city and county police officers involved in the investigation. He said they awakened him at around 4 a.m. to identify his equipment and the tools were quickly returned to him.

According to the police report, Kelley gained entrance through the roof and ceiling of the pharmacy and removed multiple bottles of hydrocodone tablets.

At 9 a.m. Monday morning, CVS staffers were cleaning the floor at the site of the break in, where a large portion of the suspended ceiling in front of the pharmacist’s counter was missing. A small hole was visible in the roof.

In addition to two counts of grand theft of the medication and possession of burglary of tools, Kelley is also being charged with resisting officer without violence, burglary of a structure, possession of a controlled substance and criminal mischief.

On July 8, Kelley, also known as “Fixit,” was sentenced in Franklin County Circuit Court to two years’ probation for committing felony battery in a July 6, 2012 incident.

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