Gallatin police have made an arrest in connection with two vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier this month.
Mackenzie B. Dowell, 28, of Gallatin, is charged with two counts of auto burglary, two counts of theft up to $1,000 and two counts of criminal impersonation along with one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Sumner County court records.
Officers were dispatched to a home in 250-block of Morrison Street regarding a vehicle burglary shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 5, according to an arrest affidavit. The owners of the vehicle told police that someone had entered the unlocked truck and stolen a debit card inside sometime between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The debit card was later tracked to an apartment in the 140-block of College Street after someone attempted to use it to order a delivery from the Domino’s Pizza in Gallatin.
After lying about her identity to police twice, Dowell eventually confessed to committing the burglary and stated she “folded the card up and stuck it between the mattress and box springs of the bed she was laying on” when officers arrived, according to the affidavit.
The following day, police say a wallet was reported stolen from a second vehicle in the Morrison Street area.
“Officers located a brown zip up wallet (at the College Street residence on Feb. 5) but did not take the wallet for evidence due to the wallet not being reported stolen at the time,” according to the affidavit. “Officers searched the residence again on this date but were unable to locate the wallet.”
When interviewed at the Sumner County Jail, police say Dowell denied entering more than one vehicle illegally.
A criminal hearing for the case is scheduled for March 16 in Sumner County General Sessions Court.