That morning we received a call from the Baylor
household. There had been a robbery while they slept in the house. When
my partner, Officer "Red" Johnson, and I, reached the Baylor house, Red
gave me a serious look.
"Do you think it is the same criminal that have burglarized the other homes?"
didn't answer, got out of the car, and approached the door. Mrs. Baylor
was at the door and opened it as soon as we walked on the porch.
"This is Officer Johnson and I am Officer Smith. Has anyone in your family been prescribed with sleeping pills?"
that you should ask," said Mrs. Baylor. "My daughter has been having
problems with insomnia. The doctor has prescribed her with sleeping
"Is the doctor's last name Lathron?"
look on Mrs. Baylor's face was answer enough. We explained to her that
her daughter had probably been sleep walking on those pills and that if
they went down to the local pawn shop, that they would find their TVs
and other electronics.
We asked for the pills and put them in an
evidence bag. We left the Baylor's house and went to the pawn shop. On
the security tapes we saw the doctor and the Baylor's daughter dragging
in electronics and pawning them. I informed the pawn shop owner that the
family would be over to pick up their things.
According to the
pawn shop owner, the doctor had taken the money from the girl when they
walked out the door. Just like the other burglaries. I pulled out my
smart phone and asked for the doctor's office address.
taking us through the worst section of town, we found the office. Lucky
for us, Doctor Lathron was still in his office packing his things.
He would be gone for a long stay in State prison.