Statesboro police arrested four suspects earlier this week on several charges after they were spotted in an area known to be targeted for entering autos.
Officers responded around 1:24 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Olympic Boulevard “regarding a suspicious vehicle and persons seen walking through the area,” said Statesboro Police Capt. Jared Akins. “This area has been the target of entering autos in past years.”
When patrol officers observed the suspicious truck leaving the area, they attempted to stop it, but the driver would not pull over. Responding police units blocked it in at Statesboro Place Circle and approached the four occupants.
Two were 15-year-old juvenile males, he said. The driver,
Hunter Grant,17, Henry Street, and another passenger, Israel McGee, 18, Anthony Street, were also taken into custody.
“Officers searched the truck and located property consistent with that generally taken during the course of entering autos,” Akins said. “They also found a handgun which had been reported stolen to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office a month prior.”
Grant and McGee were transported to the Bulloch County Jail. One of the 15 year old males was detained at the Claxton RYD while the other juvenile was released to his parents, he said.
“Detectives began linking the property to crimes reported around the time of the four offenders’ arrests. They were linked to entering autos at the Islands subdivision on Lanier Drive and on Olympic Boulevard and attempted entering autos at Lakeview at Market District Apartments on Brampton Avenue,” he said.
Additional charges are pending, but at this time all four are charged with one count each of felony theft by receiving stolen property; one count each of loitering and prowling, and three counts each of entering auto.Anyone with further information may contact Detective Dustin Cross at (912) 764-1771