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Juveniles charged with theft

By Staff | Jun 22, 2010

The Rugby Police Department recently charged two Rugby juvenile males in connection with property taken out of a number of parked automobiles around town in late May and early June.

Leads from citizens and investigation work enabled the police department to identify the suspects and obtain enough evidence to charge them with theft from an automobile and curfew violations, according to Luis Coca, police chief. The ages of the two boys was 12 and 13.

The department had taken seven formal complaints about items taken out of vehicles, including cash, CD’s, an Ipod and a camera. Coca said there was a few others who came forward, but the victim only wanted law enforcement to be aware of the thefts.

One known occasion, the juveniles told their parents they were spending the night at someone’s home. They would conduct their criminal activities and then spend the night at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. This was also a location where some property was recovered, Coca said.

The department wants to thank those who provided information that helped lead to the arrests. Once again, it shows that police cannot do it alone, and do rely on assistance from the public.

Also, residents are reminded to keep their vehicles and homes locked.

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