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Teens arrested after burglary attempt
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A pair of teens were arrested Wednesday after a man told 911 operators they were breaking into his home.

Statesboro police officers responded to the man's Marsham Drive home around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.

Statesboro police officers, as well as Georgia Southern University Police and Bulloch County sheriff's deputies. surrounded the home about a minute after the man called 911, creating a perimeter.

"Statesboro police confirmed through 911 call center, who still had the caller on the line, that the subjects had not entered the residence and were no longer on the scene," Turner said. "Officers made contact with the caller, who gave a description of the subjects."

Law enforcement officers canvassed the area looking for people fitting the description given by the caller, and soon Statesboro Police Officer Kelphie Lundy located two juveniles walking in Madison Meadows who fit the description, Turner said.

Lundy took the teens into custody and later turned them over to the Department of Juvenile Justice to await further court action.

The teens — a 15-year-old male who lives on Valley Road, and a 14-year-old male who lives on Packinghouse Road — were each charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Det. Tommy Brown at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Crime tips may also be submitted anonymously on Internet website or by texting a message starting with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

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



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