Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
At 5:45 p.m. Dec. 1, Statesboro police Officer Sebastian Colquitt was dispatched to Whispering Pines Boulevard in reference to suspicious activity by several youths entering a garage and possibly a vehicle.
The juveniles were not on scene when Colquitt arrived, but through further investigation he was able to identify and locate the juveniles and their parents, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.
The case was turned over to Detective Keith Holloway. Holloway further investigated the incident and arrested six juveniles for entering auto and burglary, Turner said.
One of the youths carried additional charges from a vehicle break-in that occurred between Nov. 8 and 10, and another vehicle break-in and financial transaction card fraud that occurred between Nov. 20 and 22. The additional vehicle break-ins also were in the area of Whispering Pines, Turner said.
The offenders, who are not named because of their ages, were charged as follows:
male, 9, Whispering Pines Boulevard, charged with entering auto and burglary
male, 14, Scotch Pines Avenue, charged with three counts of entering auto and one count each of burglary and financial transaction card fraud
male, 11, Matthews Road, charged with entering auto and burglary
male, 10, Virginia Pine Avenue, charged with entering auto and burglary
female, 12, Virginia Pine Avenue, charged with entering auto and burglary
male, 10, Whispering Pines Boulevard, charged with entering auto and burglary
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Holloway 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, Turner said.