Police say Fern Creek man stole from neighbors

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police think they've cleared more than a dozen burglary cases with the arrest of one Louisville man. Investigators believe break-ins in the Fern Creek area go back to October and are now looking to see if the man they just arrested struck any more victims.

27-year-old Lucas Brandon is being held at Metro Corrections. He was in jail court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty, even though an arrest citation says he confessed to police he was behind the burglaries.

Now, people who live on Fern Creek Road have more in common than just being neighbors.

"Buddy of mine he just come over to give me a hand, while we was gone someone stole his GPS off his dash," said victim Roger Banks.

"The car was broken into in December stole our radio, cheap radio took it anyway and a couple weeks ago broke into the house," said victim Chris Carder.

The list goes on...

"Some electronics, some jewelry, mostly small items people would keep in their car," said LMPD Det. Rob Jones.

Brandon is facing several charges of theft by unlawful taking and burglary.

"We had so many in the same block on the same road, we were looking for somebody that lived real close," said Det. Jones. "Found his name and that's when we started watching him he was arrested before for similar things."

Police say Brandon was caught in a parking lot at Cash America Pawn off Bardstown Road. Police say he broke into at least 7 homes, and 6 cars, all on Fern Creek Road.......where he lived.

WAVE 3 went to Brandon's home where he lived with his mother. She told WAVE 3 she didn't know her son was allegedly stealing from neighbors.

Neighbors can't believe it either.

"I moved away from the south end to get to a better neighborhood, evidently that is not what is going on here," said Banks.

"Your home should be a place of safety and security," said Carder.

Detective Jones says the items that were pawned off, will unfortunately not be returned to the owners. The items they were able to get will be.

Brandon's bond is set at $10,000. He'll be back in court February 4th.

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