Hoover Police arrest suspect in vet clinic burglary

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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A suspect has been arrested in a case where a small amount of cash and Frontline flea and tick medicine was stolen from a veterinary clinic, according to a release from Hoover Police. 

Police responded to a call of a possible burglary in progress at Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital on the 2100 block of Marlboro Street around 7:27 p.m. A witness reported that they heard a burglar alarm and saw a male running away from the business. 

Responding officers saw a male on foot behind the business and ordered him to stop, according to police. The suspect reportedly refused, and a chase ensued.

The suspect, 27-year-old Jonathan Myles Shalhoop, was captured on the 2100 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard and transported to the Hoover City Jail without incident. 

Police obtained a Burglary 3rd Degree warrant against Shalhoop on Tuesday, when he was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail and bonded out. A second suspect was also taken into custody on outstanding warrants in Jefferson County, but he has not yet been charged in this case.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with any information is asked to call Detective James Hester at 205-444-7580. You can also call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777 if you wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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