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Hoover Police Department
Anyone with information about the suspects can contact Hoover PD Detective Sgt. Reggie Parker at 739-7448.
Thanks to tips from the community, Hoover police have made two arrests in connection to a theft which occurred in July.
On Aug. 4, police asked for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects who were caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing two gas grills from the loading dock area of the Target on Grove Boulevard. The theft occurred on July 3, according to police, and the video showed a man and a woman rolling grills and putting them in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Police received numerous tips following their August post about the theft, and suspects were identified and warrants issued. Police charged Hoover residents Daniel Marlen Talley, 54, and Cason Glenn Richards, 56, with theft of property. Talley’s bond was set at $15,000 and Richards’ bond was set at $10,000.
“Without the public’s help on many of these cases, they would continue to go unsolved. To us, these are just faces in a picture or a video, but to somebody else out there, it’s fill in the blank with their name,” said Officer Brian Hale.
Hale said while the video only showed a man and a woman, a tip police received helped detectives determine there were three suspects in the case.
Both individuals were booked into Jefferson County Jail on Aug. 26 and have since bonded out. They are awaiting court dates on the above charges.
The third suspect, a woman, has not been identified, according to police. Anyone with information on who she is or on this case can contact Hoover Detective Sgt. Reggie Parker at 739-7448 or through Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted on the Hoover PD website at hooverpd.com/submit-a-tip.php.
“Somebody knows her, whether it’s family members, friends, and a lot of times people hesitate when it is a family member or a close friend,” Hale said. “… They don’t want to rat them out, but the fact is we have a victim of a crime and we have people that have to be held accountable for that crime.”