Youth charged with 17 counts of Entering Auto

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a 16-year-old male from Florida Sunday and charged him with 17 counts of of Entering Auto, Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Trespass to Property.

Deputies responded to a 0-1-1 report of report people wearing hoodies breaking into cars in the parking lot area of Deerfield Juncture Apartments, 910 Deerfield Crossing Drive.

When officers arrived, they discovered several vehicles with forced entry. Deputies also located an unoccupied running vehicle stolen from the apartment community just inside Milton Police Department’s jurisdiction.

Milton Police Department located the 16-year-old male, who matched the description given by the witness, running in a nearby parking lot. He was found with a window punch tool and other items suspected of being taken from the burglarized vehicles.

The juvenile was transported to the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention. He has also been linked to over 50 car burglaries that occurred at Halcyon on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Additional charges are pending.

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