By Megan Miller, Editor
SHELBY COUNTY — Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies and investigators arrested 22-year-old Christopher Clark Cordero of Pelham on Thursday.
Cordero was arrested in connection with numerous car burglaries committed along the U.S. Highway 280 corridor, after a citizen reported suspicious activity to law enforcement.
A Shelby County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Cahaba Park Circle and identified Cordero as a potential theft suspect in the recent series of car burglaries, and as a result, the arrest culminates a month’s long investigation into car break-ins in that area.
Cordero was found to be in possession of stolen credit cards, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Upon further investigation, investigators were able to charge Cordero with multiple felony counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle, theft of property in the second and third degrees, receiving stolen property in the third degree, fraudulent use of a credit card and obstruction of justice, and also misdemeanor charges for unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cordero is being held on a $67,000 bond in the Shelby County Jail.
Investigators are working with the Hoover Police Department to return all property to potential victims involved in the car burglaries in other jurisdictions.
Sheriff Samaniego said he thanks the public for their assistance in apprehending this suspect, and wants to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and not to leave valuables inside.
Anyone with information about vehicle break-ins in the area is urged to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-669-4181 or at 205-669-9116.