Valdosta teen arrested for felony car break-in

| May 19, 2017

VALDOSTA – On May 17 at approximately 6:00 am, Valdosta Police responded to a call for service in the 4100 block of Bemiss Road. A citizen reported that an unknown subject was seen inside her personal vehicle without permission. The citizen advised that the subject then left the area on foot in the 4100 block of Bemiss Road.

Valdosta Police arrived on scene and made contact with the citizen. She confirmed that property had been stolen from her vehicle and gave a detailed description of the unknown subject. Officers began searching the area for the offender.

Within minutes they located a subject matching the description of the offender on Bemiss Road. Contact was made with the subject who was discovered to be a juvenile. The citizen was able to positively identify the juvenile as the person who had been in her vehicle without her permission. The citizen’s property was also found on the juvenile’s person when searched incident to arrest.

The juvenile was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice where he will now face charges of:

  • Theft by Entering Auto (FELONY).

“The Valdosta Police Department wants to continue reminding citizens to keep all vehicle doors locked and to never leave any high value items in their vehicle unattended. If you have to, try to ensure those items are not visible from outside the vehicle,” stated Lt. Adam Bembry.

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