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Police seek owners of stolen items

Nicovian Price, left, and Eric Rozier with the Albany Police Dept. adjust recovered items at the downtown Law Enforcement Center. The items were discovered in the possession of three individuals who now face charges of burglary and other crimes. The APD requests anyone who has recently had items stolen to call the APD. (Jim West)

Nicovian Price, left, and Eric Rozier with the Albany Police Dept. adjust recovered items at the downtown Law Enforcement Center. The items were discovered in the possession of three individuals who now face charges of burglary and other crimes. The APD requests anyone who has recently had items stolen to call the APD. (Jim West)

ALBANY — Detectives with the Albany Police Department are notifying the public of various items recently recovered from three people accused of burglary. Anyone who may have had some property stolen in the past few months is invited to make an identification, officials say.

According to Detective Nicovian Price with the APD, most or all of the items recovered came from three recently arrested suspects. Price said Shelah Burdette, Rick Webb and Dennis Pope Jr. are on a 72-hour hold at the Dougherty County Jail with pending charges of burglary, entering auto and possession of drug objects.

Pope was arrested last week by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after he and associate Marshall Walton were chased into Albany by a Lee County homeowner.

Price said the items, which include tools, electronic equipment, firearms, jewelry and camping equipment, came from private homes or from storage units. According to Price, the lion’s share was recovered from a storage facility on North Slappey Boulevard that Webb used as a holding bin.

“Some of the victims may not even know their storage unit was broken into,” Price said.

APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks asks those who have recently-missing items to call the investigations unit of the APD at (229) 431-3288. Some form of item identification may be required, Banks said.