Three Teens Arrested After Fleeing Harding Place Mapco Break-In
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Outstanding police work led to this morning’s arrest of three teens, ages 15, 16, and 17, and the recovery of numerous items taken during a burglary at Mapco, 440 Harding Place.
Midtown Hills Precinct Officer Garrett Reingardt was patrolling the area due to previous break-ins at this Mapco location when at 1:40 a.m. he alertly spotted four young persons in the parking lot. They fled in a gray Ford Focus. The 15-year-old driver turned onto Danby Drive, struck a guardrail, and then stopped in the 300 block of Gaywood Drive. The driver and front seat passenger remained in the car and were taken into custody. Both back seat passengers fled on foot. One of them was apprehended. The other remains at large. Two of the teens admitted their involvement in the burglary.
Officers returned to the Mapco and found that a brick had been used to break out the front glass and entry had been made. Recovered from the Ford Focus were lottery tickets, JUUL e-cigarettes, cigarettes, food, drink, and toiletries. These items were returned to Mapco.
All three teens, two males and one female, are charged in Juvenile Court with burglary, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, and violating curfew.