Four teens arrested in string of car burglaries

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 11:46pm
Staff reports

Metro Police Department North Precinct officers Wednesday arrested four teenagers believed to be responsible for several car burglaries.

Police said Officer Timothy Edwards spotted the suspects breaking into a Chrysler 300 just after midnight on Star Boulevard near the Graycroft Manor Apartments. When the suspects tried to escape in a Chevrolet Beretta, Edwards blocked their path with his undercover police car.

The four fled on foot, but police said Edwards took three 17-year-olds into custody and the fourth suspect, 18-year-old Stephen Jones, surrendered shortly afterward.

Stolen items were found in the suspects’ car, and according to police the teens admitted their involvement in other car burglaries in the area.

Police charged Jones, of Arrowhead Drive, with burglary of a motor vehicle and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is free on $20,000 bond.

The juvenile suspects are charged in Juvenile Court with burglary of a motor vehicle and violating curfew.

More charges are pending in the other car burglaries.