Preston Custer, 24, Arrested On Multiple Burglary Charges In Cleveland

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Preston Custer
Preston Custer

Cleveland Police Department patrol units responded to a burglary at Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church at 300 Westview Drive NE in Cleveland on Monday morning.

The church was not only burglarized, but sustained an excessive amount of vandalism, well over $10,000. Criminal Investigations detectives Steve Ross, Matt Jenkins and Lieutenant Steve Tyson responded to the church to initiate the investigation.

Crime Scene Technician Shane Clark processed the scene for evidence. The evidence on the scene, coupled with church video surveillance and officer intelligence gave investigators the information they needed to identify and locate the suspect, who was determined to be Preston Custer, 24.

Warrants were issued for Custer’s arrest and he was located at approximately 5:30 on Monday afternoon. 

Detectives Steve Ross, Matt Jenkins and Bill Parks were able to recover a majority of the stolen property. The investigation led to Custer being charged with 12 vehicle burglaries that had occurred within the last 48 hours in the same area of the church. Custer is being held at the Bradley County Justice Center on $70,000 bond.

Preston Custer
Preston Custer

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