This morning, 37 year old Tanada E. Cabone of 1108 Danielle Drive turned herself in to the Dalton Police Department on a charge of felony theft of loss or mislaid property in connection to the theft of a purse last month from a Dalton restaurant. Anonymous tips from the public helped lead investigators to seek a warrant for Cabone’s arrest.
The theft happened February 25th at the Hardee’s on Cleveland Highway. The victim was eating at a table with friends when a booth became available and her group moved. When the victim came back to the original table to get her purse, the purse was gone. She asked other customers if they saw what happened, and they told the victim that a woman had just taken it. The victim immediately called police.
While officers were taking her report, the victim got a call from her son. He’d just gotten a call at home from the Family Dollar Store on East Morris Street saying that they had her purse. Employees there told officers that the purse was turned in by a woman who claimed that she’d found it in a shopping cart outside in the parking lot. When the victim checked the bag, she found that everything was still inside it except for $800 in cash and her debit card. After checking surveillance video at both locations, investigators determined that the woman who turned in the purse, Cabone, was the same woman who stole it from Hardee’s.
On March 9th, investigators distributed the suspect’s picture to area media outlets and also the department’s blog site, Facebook and Twitter pages. Less than two hours after the image appeared on the internet, Detective Brandon Carter started to get multiple anonymous phone tips that the suspect was Tanada Cabone. After further investigation, Detective Carter obtained a warrant for her arrest last week and arranged for Cabone to turn herself in this morning at the Police Services Center.