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Police: Man confessed to burglarizing friend's car

August 2nd, 2011 8:39 am by Staff Report

A Johnson City man confessed to burglarizing a friend's car early Monday morning, police said in a news release.
Quincey P. Gardner, 20, 1313 Seminole Drive, Apt. B3, was charged with auto burglary, public intoxication and underage consumption.
Police said in a news release residents at 1506 Chickees St. told officers a friend, Gardner, had burglarized one of their cars. While police spoke to the victim, Gardner returned to the scene and confessed to the crime.
According to a police report, Patrick M. Charade, 19, and Melanie A. Charade, 50, told police they were in their residence just after midnight when they heard a shattering sound. They went outside to find Gardner in their driveway.
The passenger side window of Patrick Charade's Toyota Matrix had been broken out, so they confronted Garnder, who denied breaking the window and ran away, according to the report. Patrick Charade chased and caught Gardner, who gave him a pocket knife he had taken from the car, police said in the report.
The victim let Gardner go, but Gardner later approached police and said, "I'm the one who broke the window." When police asked him why he did it, Gardner replied that he was drunk on vodka and was mad at the victim, according to the report.
Gardner was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $11,500 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Aug. 8.

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