Brundidge teens charged with theft

Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 26, 2011

Two Brundidge teens were in jail Monday after police say the boys broke into a utility department storage area stole and crashed two city vehicles.

Chief Moses Davenport said the two boys, ages 15 and 16, faces charges of criminal trespass; criminal mischief; and first-degree theft. Two of the three are felony charges.

The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon, when police were notified by a neighbor that two males had been seen walking down Lawson Street to the abandoned airport area. “She thought it was strange that she saw them walking that way and they never came back,” Davenport said.

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“Officer Shackelford was interviewing the resident and, as she was finishing up, she saw a truck going behind the house in a wooded area,” Davenport said. “As she was leaving, she saw one of the young men walking down the road … she asked him where he was going and he said he was coming from his girlfriend’s house.”

Upon investigation, officers discovered someone had broken into the fenced-in area of the electric company storage site at the old airport. “They took one truck and crashed it into a roll of wire. Then they took another one and drove it into a wooded area, where they abandoned it,” Davenport said.

The keys were in both vehicles at the time of the theft. “And when we caught them, one had the key to the car in his pocket and the other had the key to the truck in his pocket.”