MPD arrests juveniles for burglary

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two juvenile males – one 15 and the other 17 – have been arrested by Minden Police for burglarizing  vehicles and possessing stolen things.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said early Monday, around 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Emerald Drive to an apartment complex in reference to the vehicle burglary.

“Officer Logan Clingan, Lt. Brandon Curry and Ofc. Shawn Griffith responded to the call,” Cropper said. “When they arrived, Off. Clingan observed a white male subject hiding between rows of vehicles. As he made contact with the male, he observed a second male lying on the ground, halfway underneath a vehicle.”

Clingan reportedly ordered both subjects to rise and they complied.

“As Off. Clingan was patting down one of the males, he felt something hard in his pocket,” Cropper said. “The object was removed, and it was a cell phone and two credit cards, which were later discovered to be stolen from two different vehicles.”

The suspects reportedly had in their possession cash, credit cards, a purse, wallet, jewelry, Air Jordan shoes, shirts, jeans, alcohol, prescription medication, Sch. I, drug paraphernalia, a 9MM pistol and 9MM ammunition.

“The 15-year-old was on juvenile probation and was transported to a juvenile detention center,” said the chief. “The other was released to his parents.

“During the Christmas season, this type of illegal activity increases,” Cropper continued. “To help avoid being a victim of this type of crime, please lock your vehicles and remove any valuable items, keeping them out of sight.”

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