Juvenile detained after rash of car burglaries
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TRINITY – A rash of seven vehicle burglaries over a two-week period was believed to have been solved Tuesday when Trinity police took a 15-year-old juvenile into custody. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the juvenile was detained about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after officers John Raiford and Randy Wheeler obtained information linking him to the series of burglaries. The 15-year-old will be turned over to juvenile authorities in connection with the burglaries. Jones said that over the two-week period, someone was entering unlocked vehicles and taking anything of value that could be found. Items listed as taken included change and compact disks. Most of the recent burglaries occurred in the Calvin, Clegg and Trinlady Park Road area but additional burglaries occurred in the area around Elizabeth, Caroline and Rankin streets. Jones said about three weeks ago three other juveniles – ages ranging from 13 to 15 – were detained in connection with vehicle burglaries reported at the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Caroline Street. Although police believe they have solved the recent incidents, Jones is urging area residents to take precautions and lock their vehicles. “If someone sees a suspicious person, they need to get a good description of them and call either Crime Stoppers or the police department,” Jones said. Crime Stoppers, which pays cash rewards for tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, can be reached by calling 642-2334 while the police department can be contacted at 594-2505.