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Social Circle PD nabs burglary suspect

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Social Circle police worked with neighbors to apprehend a burglary suspect in action. last week. 

According to a news release from the Social Circle Police Department, around 4:50 p.m. May 2, SCPD was dispatched to an alarm call on Dove Cove. 

"Officers arrived within minutes of the call and received information from neighbors that someone had closed a window on the front of the residence from inside," according to the release. "Officers set up a perimeter. They noticed a bag containing cereal was in the grass on the side of the residence."

The homeowner was contacted and reported the cereal was in the bedroom and no one should be at or in the residence, according to the release. 

Officers gave verbal commands through the unsecured window for anyone in the residence to come out. 

"After a few moments, a male appeared from inside the residence and was taken into custody peacefully," according to the release. "Officers then entered the residence to find no one else inside."

The male, identified as LaJohn Darnell Pilcher, 23, of Social Circle, reportedly had in his possession latex gloves, two women's bracelets belonging to the victim and several other items from the home. He was charged with burglary and had outstanding warrants out of Athens for traffic-related offenses.