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Two arrested after theft caught on camera

By Gary Lloyd

Two people who allegedly stole lawn equipment and other items from a home in Center Point have been arrested and charged.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports that Beth Ann Chasteen, 34, and Christian Eric Gamache, 41, are both charged with second-degree theft of property. Their arrest warrants were obtained Monday, July 21. Detectives contacted Odenville police and the suspects were located. They were being held last week on $15,000 bonds.

Christian Gamache
photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

The victim reported that on July 11, his residence in the 1800 block of Reed Road in Center Point was burglarized and several items were taken. He set up a game camera outside his residence in hopes of getting pictures of whoever was responsible.

On July 12, he returned to the property and noticed his lawn mower was missing. He reviewed the images on the game camera and found photos of a man and woman loading his lawn mower into the back of a truck. He called the sheriff’s office and filed a report and provided the photos to a detective.

Beth Chasteen
photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

The photos were shared on social media by the sheriff’s office. Detectives received tips identifying both suspects and indicating they were living in Odenville.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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