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Police arrest 3 in Campus Club burglary
Juvenile arrested for breaking into car at Pizza Hut Monday
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    Police arrested three men and a juvenile — all four caught in the act of their crimes —were arrested Monday after quick-thinking witnesses reported suspicious activity.
    Roberts Maurice Mutherson, 22, College walk Apartments;  Gerald Deangler Mitchell, 20, Campus Crossing Apartments; and Zachery Uriah Lamb, 22, The Avenue at Southern Apartments, were all charged with burglary, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
    Statesboro Police officers responded to a "burglary in progress" call around 3:50 p.m. Monday at Campus Club Apartments, he said.
    The caller reporting the burglary gave officers a description of the suspects as well as a specific location, he said. Officer Phillip Samples was first at the scene and saw suspects matching the descriptions walking away from the area, he said.
    "Samples noted that the suspects were being followed by Officer Kyle Briley, who was off duty," he said. Both officers detained the men and discovered they had in their possession items stolen from the campus Club apartment, York said.
    Cpl. Dena Smith, who also responded to the call, checked out the apartment that had been burglarized and observed where the suspects had forced their way into the apartment and scattered items about, he said.
    The case remains under investigation, he said.
    Also Monday, around 6:30 p.m., officers were called to Pizza Hut on South Main Street, where a caller had told police a juvenile broke into a vehicle.
    Officer Jason Harris, Advanced Patrol Officer Dustin Cross and Lt. Scott Hutchens responded and located a 15-year-old male, who had in his possession property that had been stolen from other locations around Statesboro, York said.
    It was determined the teen had broken into the vehicle at Pizza Hut as well, he said.
    Further investigation led to the  teen being charged in several incidents, including the following: an entering auto incident at Dollar Tree Nov. 9; an entering auto incident at Pizza Hut Friday; and two counts of burglary and a motor vehicle theft incident that took place at Bo's Auto Sales on Northside Drive East Sunday and Monday, he said.
    These incidents remain under investigation buy the Statesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division as well, York said. Anyone with information about any of these or other crimes is asked to contact Det. Ken Scot at 764-1542 or 764-9911.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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