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Police solve burglaries with arrests
Bobby Lee Weaver

      Statesboro Police solved a rash of burglaries Monday after arresting a man and a juvenile they said are responsible for five residential burglaries and one business burglary.
      Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said the police department's Criminal Investigation Division has been investigating the burglaries that occurred in the northeast portion of the city, and during that investigation, Det. Tommy Brown gathered enough evidence to obtain a search warrant at a Foxridge apartment.
       That warrant ended with the arrests of the juvenile, who was taken to Savannah Youth Detention Center, charged with five counts of burglary, and of Bobby Lee Weaver, Packinghouse Road.
      Weaver was taken to the Bulloch County Jail after being charged with two counts of burglary. He is being held without bond until court proceedings, Turner said.
      Property that had been stolen during the burglaries was found in two apartments, he said. A second juvenile who was involved in the burglaries was already in custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice for prior offenses and was also charged in the burglaries, he said.
      "So far the investigation has cleared five residential burglaries and one business burglary," he said. "Four of the residential burglaries and the business burglary occurred in March of this year. The other residential burglary occurred in November of 2010."
       The investigation is still ongoing, he said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Brown or any other detective of the Statesboro Police Department at (912)764-9911. Information can also be provided on-line through and click on the "Submit a tip" button, he said.

      Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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