Juvenile Crime Task Force Officers Have a Productive Friday Night
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Juvenile Crime Task Force officers’ investigation at a Hampton Street motel Friday night led to the seizure of 3 guns, the recovery of a stolen car on the property, and the arrest of 5 teens, 2 15-year-olds, 2 16-year-olds, and a 17-year-old.
Officers went to the motel to follow up on information that teens were in one of the rooms with guns. When they knocked on the door and it was opened, they were greeted by a strong odor of marijuana. During a protective sweep, 2 pistols were found in the bathroom (1in the toilet and 1 in the shower). One of those guns was a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that was reported stolen in Nashville on March 31st from an unlocked car. The 17-year-old was carrying a gun in his waistband.
Also found in the room were multiple key fobs, one of which belonged to a white Toyota Corolla parked in the motel lot. The Toyota was reported stolen out of Clarksville on September 11.
Earlier in the evening, Task Force officers were in the area of 3100 Ewingwood Drive when they recovered a stolen gray Toyota Corolla that had been taken after a home burglary Friday morning on Michigan Avenue. West Precinct detectives sent task force officers video from the victim’s home surveillance system. One of the 15-year-olds in the motel room was in the video. During an interview with detectives, the 15-year-old admitted to the home burglary and to parking the gray Corolla on Ewingwood Drive.
All 5 teens were booked at juvenile detention on gun and auto theft charges.