Police Services is reminding residents to be cognizant of locking their vehicles in light of two teenagers who canvassed a neighborhood Sunday and stole property from an unlocked car.
The incident happened around 2:20 a.m. when a resident on Stargazer noticed two juveniles checking door handles on vehicles in the neighborhood. The resident called 9-1-1 and followed the teenage boys down the street and saw them enter unlocked vehicles. One of the teens spotted the resident watching them and the boys fled. The resident chased after them and caught one suspect – a 16 year old, who was wearing latex gloves and had a coat, sunglasses, and ear buds in his possession.
The other teen is described as white, around 16-17 years of age who was dressed in dark-colored pants and a light jacket or sweater. Based on what the juvenile said, deputies were able to find the vehicle that the stolen items were taken from and notified the owner. Due to overcrowding at Juvenile Hall, the teen was released to his parents, and criminal charges are pending for theft, vehicle tampering, and violation of curfew.