Suspect in Sharpsburg area burglaries in custody

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A man suspected of burglarizing at least four homes near Sharpsburg was arrested by Coweta County authorities Friday.

The suspect, Alexander Stanley Galka, 20, was identified after investigators were able to locate some stolen items at a pawn shop, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Galka was found at his home Friday and charged with four counts of burglary in the first degree.

According to Yarbrough, Galka is suspected of at least four burglaries along Meredith Trace and Halo Trace near Sharpsburg in eastern Coweta County. The incidents occurred around Jan. 17. During those burglaries, a number of laptop computers, items of jewelry, video game consoles and games and even prescription medication bottles were stolen from the homes. Some of these items were recently found sold to a local pawn shop, Yarbrough said.

There were also other stolen items recovered, Yarbrough said, possibly from other burglaries, so Galka may be facing more charges.



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