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Nashville teens accused of to nearly 30 recent car burglaries, thefts in Mt. Juliet

Nashville teens accused of to nearly 30 recent car burglaries, thefts in Mt. Juliet (Mt Juliet Police)

Mt. Juliet Police said nine teens were taken into custody on Tuesday in connection with nearly 30 car burglaries and thefts over the past few months.

A three-month long investigation led to the juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17, who are believed to be involved in the specific rash of crimes over the past few months. Mt. Juliet Police said officers recovered 12 cars, eight guns, a bullet resistant vest, electronic devices among other stolen items.

Offices arrested nine people in the Nashville area; five at McGavock High School, two at a home in Hermitage, and two were already in-custody at an unnamed detention facility. The teens were charged with various crimes related to theft of property, vehicle burglary, and conspiracy to commit vehicle burglary.

Police identified the juvenile suspects with tips from neighbors and home surveillance video.

“Partnership with our community is key, and I’m thankful that our community has the trust in us to give us information to help solve crimes,” said Police Chief James Hambrick. “Today is a result of community partnerships, a good working relationship with our law enforcement partners, and fantastic investigative work. I truly hope other youth, who are thinking about committing crime, understand that there are consequences to their actions."

Mt. Juliet detectives said they worked alongside detectives from the Metro-Nashville Police Department, Brentwood Police Department, and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Police urged neighbors to always lock their cars and never leave valuables inside, including firearms and electronic devices.

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