WKCTC Burglary Arrests

Time:  3:19 a.m.

Date:  Monday, July 22, 2013

Location:  Anderson Building, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, 5200 Alben Barkley Drive

Suspects: Patrick G. Tallent, 22, of Clark Line Road, arrested on a charge of third-degree burglary

Jason R. Blair, 23, of Minnich Avenue, arrested on a charge of complicity to third-degree burglary

Joseanibal B. Cruze, 34, of Minnich Avenue, arrested on charges of third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence


Three men have been arrested in connection with an early-morning break-in at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Officers responded at 3:19 a.m. today to a burglary at the Anderson Building. A WKCTC security officer told police he had caught a man crawling out of a broken window, and found an ATM on the ground outside of the building. The officer also said he had seen a red car leaving the area.

The security officer was still talking with the man when police arrived. Officers arrested the man – identified as Patrick G. Tallent – on a charge of third-degree burglary.

Police located the car described by the security officer on North Friendship Road. It was stopped, and the driver and a passenger were detained. Detectives interviewed the two men, Jason R. Blair and Joseanibal Cruze, and determined they were involved in the break-in.

Police officers who initially detained Cruze saw him stuffing money in the waistband of his pants. At the police department, Cruze pulled a wad of money out of his pants, detectives said. Before he was jailed, Cruze was searched and more cash was found on his person.

Detective Sgt. Brian Laird said a room in the Anderson Building contains vending machines. Detectives found the vending machines had been damaged and broken into, and an undetermined amount of money was stolen. An ATM located in the building had been dragged out a door onto the ground outside, and had been damaged, also.

Tallent, Blair and Cruze were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.