Needfor speed spells j-a-i-l

Published on Thu, Jul 15, 2004 by ack Kintner

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Need for speed spells j-a-i-l

By Jack Kintner

“I wanted to get some cash together for more drugs,” said 19-year-old Trevor Lynn Dubois of Blaine after being arrested July 7 for first degree theft and first degree burglary. Dubois allegedly robbed a neighboring Blaine Road house of more than $3,000 worth of jewelry, mostly diamond rings and gold necklaces, on July 3 after gaining access through a second story window.

He is also accused of stealing a .32 caliber Colt automatic pistol from the same house, whose owner was on vacation at the time.

It was the weapon that got Dubois into trouble. When initially contacted by police officers on July 4 Dubois was cited for possession of a concealed weapon without a permit. The owner later identified the gun when he went to make a police report about his house being robbed.

According to police, when Dubois realized that he was under suspicion he began giving away much of the stolen property, eventually throwing much of the jewelry down a storm drain at Blaine Avenue and Boblett Street, near where the robbery occurred. Police recovered much of the property with the help of city workers.
“He admitted he was high on meth at the time,” said officer Jon Landis, “and said he was headed to Paradise Estates out by Kendall to sell it in order to buy more drugs.” Dubois is currently being held on $10,000 bond pending arraignment.

“First, you gotta remember to lock up,” said Landis when asked what lessons there may be for other home owners in the area. “This guy got in through a window that was open just a little, but it was enough.”
“Second,” Landis continued, “firearms should always be locked up.” The Blaine police department furnishes gun locks for free.

“You can also have police do a vacation watch,” he said, “where we stop and check the yard and exterior of the dwelling while you’re gone.”

To arrange that, it’s necessary to come in and fill out a request form, Landis said.