Alleged Burglary Leads to Two Arrests

Authorities said Wednesday two people face charges after an alleged burglary leads to their arrest.

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said 30-year-old Joshua Edward Foster of Toccoa and 19-year-old Mariah Burnette of Canon were arrested on August 15 in connection to the alleged theft of $500 worth of surveillance camera and related equipment.

Foster was charged with theft by taking in the city and Burnette was charged by police with obstruction of an officer.

Jarrell said that just after midnight on August 14, the surveillance camera and other equipment was stolen from a car wash on Big A Road.

He went on to say that detectives obtained a description of the vehicle the suspects were in and that vehicle, with Burnette and Foster inside, was then pulled over by patrol officers.

According to Jarrell, some of the items reported stolen were found in the vehicle when it was pulled over and he says the stolen equipment was returned to the owner.

Foster also faces charges from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has charged Foster with possession of cocaine, a firearm-related charge, and theft by receiving.

The sheriff indicated Foster remains in jail on a $21,000 bond and Burnette remains in jail on a $1,000 bond at last report.

Meanwhile, Jarrell also said that police are investigating these two in connection to other cases.