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2 teens charged with vehicle break-ins at SHS

2 teens charged with vehicle break-ins at SHS

2 teens charged with vehicle break-ins at SHS


Two teenagers have been arrested in a series of vehicle break-ins at Statesboro High School, police said.

Statesboro police officers responded to SHS at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to two subjects entering several vehicles parked on school grounds, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said Monday in a news release.

Officer John Clark located two subjects fitting the description of the offenders riding bicycles on Bedford Street. Through further investigation by Clark, Advanced Patrol Officer Patrick Webb and Detective Kevin Weatherly, the two male subjects were arrested, Turner said.

One juvenile is 15, of Bedford Street, and the other is 16, of Cone Homes. Both are students are Langston Chapel Middle School, Turner said.

The property taken from the vehicles included miscellaneous items such as clothing, bags, and change. All items have been recovered and returned to the respective owners, police said.

Detective Ben Purvis is investigating incidents that occurred at Statesboro High since October. These include entering autos, burglary, and criminal damage to property. The two juveniles are also being charged with additional offenses related to these incidents.

They are charged with six counts of entering auto, two counts each of second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal damage to property, and one count each of possession of tools for the commission of a crime and unruly juvenile.

They were detained and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Anonymous tips may be submitted online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending a text message beginning with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

 

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