Teens charged with loitering and prowling
Two teens were charged after they reportedly told police that they intended to commit several vehicle burglaries.
The boys, ages 14 and 17, were arrested and charged Tuesday with loitering or prowling. Police officials did not release their names due to their age.
According police, officers responded to Southwest Fifth Avenue and Southwest 34th Street at 11 p.m. for a suspicious person call. The caller reported that two boys had dumped the contents of a handbag onto the street and then began walking toward Gleason Parkway.
An officer located the teens and stopped them for questioning.
The teens told police that they had found the handbag and went through it keeping the items that they wanted and discarding the rest. A canvass was conducted, but no burglary or theft victims were located, police reported.
The teens also reportedly told officers that they were planning on committing numerous car break-ins, but that they had not done so yet.
Both boys were taken into custody and charged.
“This is another example of citizens working together with their police department to keep their neighborhood safe,” Lt. Tony Sizemore wrote in a prepared statement released Wednesday.