KY Man Arrested in Connection with Vending Machine Break-Ins

Oneida, TN (2017-11-13) A Kentucky man is facing charges after authorities say he may have been involved in recent vending machine break-ins in the area.

Nicholas D. Price, 30, of Waynesburg, KY was arrested last Tuesday morning by the Oneida Police Department.  According to an arrest warrant penned by Patrolman Chad Jones, Price was allegedly found in possession of burglary tools, which he may have been using to break into vending machines.  Price is also accused of lying to authorities about his identity.

Price was stopped by Sgt. Steve Trammell, who spotted Price’s white Chevy Blazer at T&T Car Wash on Third Street.  As Trammell approached, authorities say Price quickly left the parking lot and sped northbound on Alberta Street.   Price didn’t initially stop for Trammel, who had to force him to stop in front of Fast Pace Urgent Care.

Price reportedly told authorities he didn’t have any identification and identified himself as Cody Crowe—a fake ID that landed him in further trouble.  Authorities say Crowe’s license came back suspended, leading them to further probe into the suspect’s identity.  Since the SUV was registered to Price, authorities positively identified him by comparing his appearance to his driver’s license photo.

Inside Price’s vehicle, authorities say they found a variety of burglary tools, including a crowbar, bolt cutters, and a tire tool.  They also reportedly found 12 vending machine keys between the passenger seat and center console.

Price reportedly told authorities he had knowledge of the recent break-ins, but would only tell, if they agreed to not take him to jail.

Price was charged with possession of burglary tools, giving false information to authorities, and driving on suspended license.