Police: Juvenile Confesses to Breaking into Six Vehicles, Stealing Glock Semi-Automatic Handgun

crime-newsPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney Borough Police say a juvenile has been charged with several thefts that occurred in Punxsutawney over the past two weeks.

According to police, Patrolmen Frank Wittenburg and Patrick Renwick have been conducting an investigation into the recent rash of car break-ins.

Through interviewing a number of people, the identity of the suspect was discovered, police say.

Around 11:30 p.m. on April 27, police entered a local residence and took the juvenile offender into custody. A .45 caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene, according to police.

The juvenile suspect was transported to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Station, and during an interview, the juvenile confessed to breaking into six vehicles over the past two weeks, police say.

No other property was able to be recovered due to the juvenile admitting to spending all monies taken, according to police.

Police say a Juvenile Allegation was filed in the interest of the juvenile, alleging that the juvenile violated the Pennsylvania Crimes Code: Section 3921 – Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, Section 3925 – Receiving Stolen Property, and Section 3934 – Theft from a Motor Vehicle (six counts).

The grading was enhanced to a felony due to the fact that a firearm was involved, according to police.

The juvenile was turned over to Jefferson County Juvenile Probation and will be placed in a Juvenile Detention Facility, police say.

The above report was released to exploreJeffersonpa.com on May 1, 2015.


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