Two teens were arrested Wednesday morning after they reportedly stole three cars and various other items in a string of burglaries.
A news release from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office stated the teens, a 17-year-old boy from Port Huron and a 16-year-old boy from Port Huron Township, were arrested after they crashed a 2012 Honda Civic into a pole near the intersection of Smiths Creek and Range roads about 3:30 a.m.
The suspects reportedly left the scene of the crash on foot and were arrested in the vicinity of a nearby school.
A sheriff’s deputy went to the Kimball Township home of the registered owner of the Honda and found a car in a nearby ditch, according to the news release. Both the owner of the Honda and the owner of the car in the ditch reported someone had broken into their houses by cutting through a screen.
The owner of the second car reported they were missing keys, money, medication and a cell phone. The owner of the Honda said the car keys to it were also missing.
A deputy also found a black Lincoln abandoned on the westbound side of Interstate 94. The car had been reported stolen.
The sheriff’s office said they found the key fob to the Lincoln on the suspects. They also reportedly found a gun which had been reported stolen and burglary tools. Deputies also reportedly found counterfeit money.
The two teens are being held at the juvenile justice center in Macomb County.
“Violating a person’s right to feel safe in their own home and stealing their things is dangerous, shameful, and shows no regard for others,” Sheriff Mat King said in a statement.
An investigation into the case is ongoing and includes the Port Huron Police Department, Marysville Police Department and Port Huron Major Crimes Unit.
Contact Johnathan Hogan at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @jr_Hogan1.
This article originally appeared on Port Huron Times Herald: Two teens arrested after three cars stolen in burglary spree