For the second time in just over two weeks, police in Graham have announced the arrests of several teenagers after they allegedly went on a joy ride in a stolen motor vehicle.
This latest case of juvenile thieves came to a head at 6:22 a.m. on Monday when the city’s police department received a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been abandoned at 1128 South Main Street.
According to the police department, a witness had noticed three suspicious individuals walking away from the car, which officers soon learned had been stolen from a location in Graham earlier that morning. Witnesses also informed the city’s police officers that the three culprits had been driving around town in the vehicle before they ditched it along South Main Street.
The department’s investigators eventually caught up with the suspects – two of whom turned out to be 13 years old; while the third is reportedly 14. According to the police department, all three have been released to their parents while officers put the final touches on a petition that will spell the charges they face when they appear in juvenile court.
The alleged actions of these juvenile delinquents are remarkably similar to another teenage threesome that the city’s police department took into custody on Saturday, July 15.
In that case, the three 14-year-old suspects were allegedly riding around in a car that had been stolen from a Burlington residence, when the vehicle’s owner pursued them into Graham’s municipal limits. Although the three suspects bailed from the vehicle when they realized they were being followed, they were eventually apprehended after a brief foot chase with members of Graham’s municipal police force.