Teen Taken into Custody Suspected in Rash of Thefts

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A 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody by Pueblo County authorities. He's one of three suspects who investigators believe have been stealing property from cars in Pueblo County.

The Sheriff's Office released the following news alert Friday night:

"Yesterday(7/14/2010) deputies from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office developed information on 3 suspects in the rash of Theft From Autos taking place throughout the county. One 16 year old male was taken into custody for 2nd degree Burglary, 1st degree Criminal Trespass, Theft between $1,000.00 and $20,000.00, and Theft by Receiving between $1,000.00 and $20,000. The 16 year old is being held at PYC, the detention center.

Another 17 year old male is being referred to the District Attorney’s Office on similar charges as is a 27 year old female.

Deputies recovered nearly 200 stolen items including a weapon, ammo, a motorcycle, numerous GPS systems, cell phones and chargers, sunglasses, welding equipment, jewelry, keys lawn statues, computers, cameras, miscellaneous tools, street signs, mailboxes and miscellaneous other items. Deputies are trying to match the theft reports to the recovered items and notifying owners where possible.

Sheriff Kirk Taylor would like to remind our community that these suspects are not the only group committing theft from autos. He urges everyone to keep you car locked and not leave valuables inside.

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