Police bust five teens in string of home break-ins

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2:25am
Staff reports

Metro police arrested five teens Thursday in connection with three home break-ins in Hermitage. Tips from citizens aided police in making the arrests.

In the first break-in, officers responding to an 8 a.m. alarm call on Tulip Grove Road found that a rock had been thrown through one of the home’s windows, police said.

Officers located two suspects after citizens pointed out a suspicious vehicle parked at a home on Rockwood Drive.

Police said both suspects, Keno Lane, 18, and a 17-year-old who lives on Rockwood Drive, admitted their involvement. Lane, of Chandler Place, is charged with criminal trespass. The 17-year-old is charged in Juvenile Court with attempted burglary and loitering during school hours.

In two other cases, only 30 minutes separated a pair of break-ins on Cloudfalls Trace and Grace Falls Drive.

Citizens again tipped police to the teens’ modus operandi. Residents told police four teens arrived in two vehicles, parked and walked behind the houses.

Three teens were arrested and a fourth fled.

Police said they recovered two handguns and stolen items from the vehicles.

Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old are each charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated burglary, unlawful weapon possession and loitering during school hours.

3 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 3/5/10 at 3:03

When minors break the law, treat them like any other criminal. Make their name & picture public.

By: NGNG34 on 3/5/10 at 7:04

The parents of these savages should be held accountable. They are failures. Jail time, fines, public humiliation, and forced sterilization should be considered. This is the only way to make some parents pay attention to what their kids are doing and with whom they are hanging out. Fear and peer pressure are not always bad things.

By: BEOWULF on 3/5/10 at 7:52

BEOWULF: These "gangstas" are adults; throw the book! Also, no media coverage would take away their thrill seeking "recognition if caught" infantile agendas.