OPD cracks eyeglass case



Oneonta police officers arrested Brian Scott Burrell, 53, of Birmingham, on charges including two counts of seconddegree theft of property and one count of first-degree receiving stolen property last week, according to Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman.

Allegedly, Burrell stole 32 designer eyeglass frames from two Oneonta businesses – The Eye Shop and VisionSource. The frames averaged $200 each.

The vehicle he was driving, a 2010 Ford Fusion, was listed with Spike Maxwell Insurance Agency in Brewton and had been reported stolen, according to Chapman.

Burrell also has an outstanding warrant for theft in Jefferson County.

As of Tuesday, he remained in the Blount County Jail on a $150,000 bond.