Suspects Charged in Recent Burglaries
Snellville police have made an arrest and charged a total of two people in connection with a number of unsolved crimes in the Harbor Oaks area.
Policer officers received a call June 7, just after 10pm, concerning a burglary in progress on Williamsdown Circle in the Harbor Oaks area. They were successful in apprehending the suspect.
The suspect, Jason Schlicher, was hiding under a camper when police arrived. He was interviewed by detectives and found to be responsible for other crimes in the area. He was carrying a mask and a weapon that he stole from another nearby residence.
Schlicher admitted that he had entered the residence and stolen four beers, but only meant to “scare” one of the residents, according to Chief of Police Roy Whitehead. He was apprehended without any injury to police, citizens or the suspect.
Schlicher is charged with two burglaries - one on Williamsdown Circle and one on Harbor Oaks Road. He was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
James Schlicher, the suspect’s brother, was also charged with a previous burglary of the house on Harbor Oaks. James was already in Gwinnett County jail for probation violation and a charge of theft by receiving when the warrant was issued.
The brothers have been linked to entering unlocked cars in the neighborhood, according to Chief Whitehead.
Based on statements provided by the suspect, police searched an area off of Highpoint Road to recover items that were taken during a previous burglary.
The investigation is ongoing.