By Scott Buttram
Vestavia Hills police obtained felony warrants for the arrest of two Pinson men suspected in several vehicle break-ins.
Charged with three counts each of unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle were Jacob Rentfrow, 18, and Joseph Tinnin, 20, both of Pinson. Both suspects were also charged with receiving stolen property with total bonds set at $40,000 each.
“At approximately 4:45 a.m. on July 31 Vestavia Hills police responded to the 1500 block of Yorkmont Circle on a theft from vehicle in progress. Responding officers intercepted a vehicle fleeing the scene and a pursuit ensued,” Vestavia chief Dan Rary said.
The suspect vehicle struck a median and wrecked in the area of Pinson Valley Parkway and Cedar Street.
The suspects were arrested and a significant amount of suspected stolen property was recovered. VHPD investigators have confirmed three victims at this point and expect to confirm several more.