Burleson Police nab six boys for car theft and car burglary
BURLESON – Six boys believed to have participated in several local vehicle burglaries and two auto thefts were apprehended and taken into custody by police last week, officials confirmed.
The boys rang in age between 14 and 17. The two 17-year-olds were taken into custody and transferred to the Mansfield Jail. The remainder of the boys were in the custody of juvenile authorities.
After questioning, four of them told authorities they were from Grand Prairie, one said he was from Cleburne and the other said he was from Rio Vista. It was unclear why they selected the Burleson neighborhoods to strike, authorities said.
Burleson Police Chief Billy Cordell said the events that led to this arrest started around 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13.
A resident was awakened by one of his dogs barking.
Going out to investigate, the resident realized his vehicle had been ransacked and he could hear another car alarm going off down the street.
He immediately called Burleson PD to report the incidents.
During the next few hours, officers were able to arrest six suspects.
News of the burglaries prompted some concerns among Burleson residents, some of whom reported on Facebook that they had similar experiences.
One woman who lives in the Cardinal Ridge/Shady Hill Lane area posted that someone broke into her car a few months ago, apparently with a “slim jim” device and also burgled a neighbor, taking many garage door openers in the process.
“Sad,” she said. “Now we bring everything of value in.”
Another Oak Valley area resident Facebook posted on June 4 that someone broke into her car the previous night.
“Glove box was open, flashlight was out and left on the car seat base of my car, and the doors were left slightly open in the front,” she wrote. “Didn't have anything valuable in there luckily. Really annoyed that people are invading privacy like that. Wish I had a camera to catch them!”