WEB UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested after dozens of vehicle break-ins | TheUnion.com

WEB UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested after dozens of vehicle break-ins

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night in connection to about 30 recent auto burglaries in western Grass Valley.

The thefts from vehicles took place late Saturday or early Sunday on Townsend, Pleasant, Carpenter and West Main streets.

The suspect will face a minimum of 27 burglary, grand theft, petty theft and vandalism charges, according to police. He was being held at the Nevada County Juvenile Hall Thursday.

Police Capt. Greg HartCQ said a family member reported the suspect.

“They believed him to be in possession of property that didn’t belong to him, and they were aware of the thefts,” Hart said.

The thefts included mostly cash and electronics. Compact discs, CD players, wallets and MP3 players were reported stolen, Hart said.

Hart said the suspect lived within walking distance of the streets where the burglaries were reported.

Out of all the burglaries reported, only one or two vehicles were locked, officers said. Hart said the suspect entered most of the vehicles through unlocked doors or sunroofs.

It is unknown whether the suspect worked alone or had an accomplice, Hart said.

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