FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 8
January 6, 2012, 4:28 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Theft Investigation Arrest
The Birmingham Police Department reports that two suspects are in custody and charged in connection with a theft investigation. The suspects were found to
have taken multiple metal beams and structures from a construction site over an extensive period of time. The items were sold to an iron and metal scrap yard in Sumiton. The recovered items were identified by logo and serial numbers and totaled $383,000.00. The first suspect was working as a security guard at
the construction site when the items were stolen.
The first suspect has been identified as: Matthew Williams, W/M, 24, of Alabama. A Theft of Property warrant has been obtained against the suspect.
The second suspect has been identified as: George Mendiola, W/M, 27, of Alabama. A Theft of Property warrant has been obtained against the suspect.
The suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspects may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.