Teen Charged in String of Burglaries
Police say 15-year-old admits to cutting screens, stealing cash.
A 15-year-old boy is charged in connection with a rash of residential burglaries after being taken into custody on a curfew violation, police said.
In a news release, Assistant Chief Steven Lucchesi said the teen was spotted riding a bicycle at around 3:21 a.m. Wednesday in an area where a number of recent burglaries have taken place. After being taken into custody, the teen was found to be in possession of a pair of garden-style gloves and a pair of scissors, according to the release.
The arresting officer also observed that the front window of a nearby home was open and that the screen had been cut, police said. According to the release, the teen subsequently admitted to cutting screens on four other homes over the past six nights, and entering three of the houses to steal cash.
The juvenile was transported to River Valley Juvenile Detention facility and charged with three counts of residential burglary and two counts of attempted residential burglary, police said.