Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hermitage Precinct - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 4, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hermitage Precinct officers, aided by citizen tips, today arrested five teen burglary suspects involved in three home break-ins. At 8 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at a home on Tulip Grove Road. A rock had been thrown through a window. Citizens reported a suspicious Honda Civic parked nearby. Officers Jeb Johnston and Paris Spraggins soon located the suspect car on Rockwood Drive. Both suspects, Keno Lane, 18, and a 17-year-old who lives on Rockwood Drive, admitted their involvement. Lane, of Chandler Place, is charged with criminal trespass. The 17-year-old is charged in Juvenile Court with attempted burglary and loitering during school hours. In the other two cases, four teens are believed to have broken into a home on Cloudfalls Trace at 10:30 a.m. and a home on Grace Falls Drive just 30 minutes later. Citizens in the area reported the four teens arrived in two separate vehicles, parked, and walked behind houses. Officers located and arrested three of the suspects, one eluded capture. Stolen items and two handguns were recovered from the vehicles. Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old are each charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated burglary, unlawful weapon possession and loitering during school hours.

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