Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Location: Chuckin’ Clouds, 1001 Old Mayfield Road, and Kickin’ Ash, 2847 Lone Oak Road, Paducah
Suspects: Juvenile – 16, charged with third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence
Alexis N. Jones, 21, of the 1100 block of Old North Friendship Road, arrested on a charge of tampering with physical evidence
Two people have been charged in connection with break-ins last week at two Paducah vape stores, and more charges are expected.
Det. Blake Quinn said two people threw a cinder block through a glass door at Chuckin’ Clouds, 1001 Old Mayfield Road, in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 14, and stole various vaping devices and damaged property and inventory.
Less than an hour later, the same two people broke the front door at Kickin’ Ash, 2847 Lone Oak Road, and took vaping devices. Display cases and products were damaged at this store, as well.
During his investigation, Det. Blake Quinn interviewed a number of people and learned that some of the stolen merchandise was at an apartment in the 1100 block of Old North Friendship Road. As detectives arrived at the home to serve a search warrant, they saw resident Alexis N. Jones taking some of the stolen merchandise from her home and throwing it into a dumpster. She was arrested on a charge of tampering with physical evidence and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.
Upon further investigation, Quinn determined that two 16-year-olds had committed the actual burglaries, and that some of the stolen merchandise was buried in a field in Melber, KY. Detectives went to Melber and dug up a bag containing vaping devices and other items.
One 16-year-old has been charged with breaking into the stores and tampering with physical evidence. The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the Online Tip Form. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.