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Louisville man allegedly broke into three police vehicles

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Kenneth Wright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Kenneth Wright (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he broke into three Louisville Metro Police vehicles and stole police equipment two years ago.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place on March 3, 2012, in a parking lot of an apartment complex at Heafer Farm Court, near the intersection of Fern Valley Road and Shepherdsville Road.

Police say 23-year-old Kenneth Wright smashed the windows on the vehicles and took approximately $3,600 worth of police equipment, including police-issued ammunition, pepper spray and a gas mask.

Wright was familiar with the area because he lived there with his mother, according to the arrest warrant.

Police say a witness saw Wright breaking into the vehicles -- although they didn't know who he was at the time -- and officers were able to identify him after DNA samples were collected from the scene.

Over $1,000 worth of damage was done to the vehicles, according to police.

A warrant was issued for Wright's arrest on Feb. 26, 2014, and Louisville Metro Police served that warrant on March 14. Wright was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

He allegedly told the arresting officer that, "I didn't take none of that. I only took the little cameras."

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