Daylight burglar faces more charges

PERKINS TWP. More charges have come to light in the daylight burglar case. Police say
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



More charges have come to light in the daylight burglar case.

Police say 42-year-old Andre G. Hammonds is responsible for at least six home burglaries in Perkins Township -- in addition to the nine he's already been charged with.

Hammonds, 800 block of Williams St., Huron, was charged last week with nine counts of burglary and six counts of theft by Sandusky police and Erie County Sheriff's deputies.

Now an additional six counts of burglary and theft and one count of criminal damaging have been filed against him, said Perkins Township Det. Al Jenkins.

These new charges bring his total to 15 counts of burglary and 11 counts of theft.

Hammonds was originally arrested after a Wilson Street home was broken into Oct. 12. Detectives from Sandusky police, Perkins Township police and the Erie County Sheriff's office all convened to collaborate on the investigation.

"It was really good cooperation among the jurisdictions," Jenkins said. "It worked out very well. It was probably the best it's been in years."

Hammonds was released from prison in February after serving seven years for a 2000 burglary conviction in Erie County. In that and some of the new cases, homes were broken into in broaddaylight.

Jenkins, who worked on the previousHammonds case, said his criminal patterns have not changed.

"Everything was the same," he said.

Police have also arrested Douglas T. May, 37, 1400 block of Pearl St., saying he was involved with some of the crimes. He is charged with three counts of complicity to burglary and two counts of complicity to theft.

The two men are accused of stealing jewelry, electronics and cash, among other goods.