Garner police investigators charged a local 19-year-old Tuesday with a series of break-ins at the Greenbrier subdivision.
Charges against Brian Christopher Hinton – who has three prior convictions for breaking and entering – include three counts of breaking and entering, three counts of larceny, felony larceny and misdemeanor possession of stolen property.
At least five break-ins had been reported since the start of June in the subdivision, according to Garner Police Sgt. Scott Crawford. The break-ins generally involved cars, garages, carports and attached storage closets.
Crawford said some of the stolen property was recovered, primarily outdoor lawn and power equipment.
“The investigation is still ongoing and similar additional charges will be filed against Mr. Hinton,” Crawford said.
Hinton, who lives at 510 Buckbranch Drive near Garner High School, served four months in prison from late November to late March for felony breaking and entering and larceny of firearms. That incident occurred Halloween of 2012.
In September he was sentenced to probation for attempting to break into a car, according to the state Department of Corrections. In January of 2012 he also got probation following a conviction for misdemeanor larceny.
Hinton remains in Wake County jail on $72,500 bond.