A 16-year-old boy from Florida was arrested Sunday for his alleged involvement in multiple recent car break-ins in Forsyth County.
According to a press release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from an individual who claimed people were breaking into cars in the parking lot of Deerfield Juncture Apartments at 910 Deerfield Crossing Drive. The caller claimed the suspects were wearing hoodies at the time of the crimes.
When deputies arrived at the apartment complex, they found several vehicles which had been broken into. The deputies also found an unoccupied running vehicle stolen from Deerfield Juncture just inside Milton Police Department’s jurisdiction.
Milton Police then located the 16-year-old suspect running in a nearby parking lot. The teen was in possession of a window punch tool, and several other items that may have been taken from the burglarized vehicles.
The teen was arrested and taken to the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center. He is charged with 17 counts of entering auto, theft by taking amotor vehicle and criminal trespass to property. Authorities have also linked the teen to more than 50 car burglaries that occurred at Halcyon on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Additional charges are pending, according to the release.