Robertsdale burglary suspect captured by Sheriff’s Deputies


ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — A burglary suspect who Robertsdale Police said fled the scene during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Sept. 17, was arrested Wednesday night, according to reports.

According to a release issued Wednesday, Sept. 18 by RPD Chief Investigator Lt. Rex Bishop, William Young was pulled over for a traffic violation on Wilters Street near the Baldwin Beach Express.

The officer was able to identify the vehicle as one that was stolen from Practical Pools earlier that day, but Young fled the area on foot.

According to reports, he was picked up by deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday.

Young and two other men, Jakob Tanner Smith and Daniel Jacob Findley, both 19 and from Seminole, were identified as suspects in a rash of burglaries reported to the Robertsdale Police Department on Tuesday, including:

•Burglary and vehicle theft at Danny’s Hydraulics.

•Burglary at the concession stand at the Robertsdale High School ballfields.

•Burglary and theft of two vehicles at Practical Pools.

•Burglary at Dearborn Construction.

Several reports of vehicle breaking and entering were also reported from Sandlewood Apartments, Village Apartments and residents on Florida Street.

“Through the investigation we were able to obtain video and other evidence relating to these reports,” Bishop said.

Smith and Findley, who were in the vehicle with Young, were arrested at the scene and charged with three counts of burglary; two counts of vehicle theft and four counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle.

According to the release issued Wednesday, Robertsdale Police had issued warrants for Young for two counts of burglary, two counts of motor vehicle theft and four counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Young has been arrested on those charges, Bishop said, but no additional charges have been reported.

This case remains under investigation.