The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Macon man for the burglary of the North Macon Park Recreation Center that’s located at 815 North Macon Park Drive.  Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a burglar alarm at the North Macon Recreation Center Monday night at around 10:30p.m. Deputies discovered that window and a plate glass door had been busted.
Deputies and the key holder found that the alarm system’s key pad was destroyed and a computer tower had been taken from the recreation center. Investigators arrived on scene and reviewed the video footage from the recreation center’s security surveillance system.  The video showed a white male suspect stealing a computer tower from the computer lab and then fleeing the building through the rear exit door where the glass had been smashed out.

Investigators charged 27-year-old Joshua Travis Dryden with the burglary after identifying him from the surveillance video footage. According to Macon-Bibb Public Information Officer Chris Floore, all of the Macon-Bibb recreation buildings have security surveillance systems. The security surveillance systems were funded by the SPLOST.

Dryden was arrested at around 1:35a.m. Tuesday morning for a separate incident that took place at his residence, also on North Macon Park Drive. Dryden was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Theft by Taking (Misdemeanor), Criminal Trespass, Obstructing or Hindering Persons Making an Emergency 911 call, and Probation Violation State Court.

Once investigators identified Dryden as the suspect involved in the North Macon Park Recreation Center burglary, he was served with a warrant of 2nd degree Burglary-(Felony).  Dryden is currently being held in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, without bond.